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stephanie FROM the BELLTOWER AT THE CAPITAL

it was a pleasant surprise to see  several hundred people supporting common sense gun legislation, at the capital in downtown Richmond today.  There were members of the Brady Campaign, Moms Demand Aaction, March for Our Lives,  TeamEnough and other gun violence prevention focused advocacy groups. Rallyers used a carrot and stick approach w/ legislators as they entered the Senate and House, treating those who have voted for gun restrictions to cheers and those who have withheld votes for gun control, a reminder about the election in November. 

house and senate shoot down northam

In a one hour meeting today the Special Session shot down any hopes for free thought in Virginia on Guns and public health, guns and sanity, guns and responsibility, Guns are a Zieg Heil subject. Not a good sign for a thinking people. After 5,000 years of recorded human history the bullies have the baton and are running backwards as fast as they can. Luckily, history doesn’t work that way and they will soon revisit all the problems we have been trying to solve since WWII using shared benefit models.

Ok, we have to get this voting thing sorted out so people use it no matter how they feel about anything.

Just as Hitler used the despair of a democratic nation to turn “national-socialism” into Fascism, fear-mongers try to tell us that the fear they generate and focus on is why we need to be afraid. That’s like a person telling you it’s raining when they are pissing in your face. Some will fall for it. Violence is a great short term solution in pinch, but no good long term.

The Slash coleman Option

After today’s show, Guest Slash Coleman offered to run one event a month and dedicate the proceeds to WRWK – Community Radio. I was and am in love with the idea and told him I’d name it after him.

If you want to do the same thing or anything similar please drop me a line and I will help you do the same thing.

In the meantime just go to the nearest donation button.

Handy Donation Button

We run on donations as a low power fm station. All the labor is free, all we need is few bucks every month to pay for rent and internet.

If you have ever enjoyed a show or seen someone else elevated by our efforts you will realize that what we do is priceless but does require a few bucks from time to time.

Laughing Yoga is no Joke

We broke new ground today with our newest show hosted by Mary Burruss- the Self-Help Activist. We had three people, host and two guests and even the fellow running the mix-board got into the act.

For 2 hour this trio had people calling and commenting and learning Yoga Life Hacks; real emotional First Aid.

But don’t take my word for it, check out the FB live cast from Thursday, June 20th. It was side splittingly thoughtful.

If you ever wondered why the Buddha was laughing, this explains it.

the work fm.org web site upgrade!

Please look around the new and improved website and tell me what I need to add.

There are pages for each host, a new page for the program notes, and other updates.

I am also starting an archive of past shows and i’d like to get some conversations going on what we do now and what we can expand into. Sky is the limit. The local media is only trying to make money, we have much loftier goals. We want to bring you the better parts of your world so we can grow them and leave the crap to the dustbin.

If there are any news worthy stories that are not getting 3D coverage in the media, let us know.

Fake media only works with fake thinkers. we are more interested in issues that are missing vital parts to help thinking people make sense of them.

The two 42 inch fracked gas pipelines tearing through Virginia headed for ports on the coast claiming Eminent Domain rights to land for their greedy owners is good example. NPR, and the RTD treat them like nimby (not in my back yard) issues. I wouldn’t want that scam to steal anyone’s back yard. And then there’s fracking, Vice Cheney’s gift to the global trashing/warming. There are lots of issues that need more daylight big and small.

So let us know about issues you see that are not getting good coverage and we will do what we can to give them some more daylight.

Of course we prefer good news. The stuff that makes the world go round, when here are no creeps trying to corrupt it.

Send us all the good news about communities, neighborhoods working to create the kind of place you want to live.

That is how we can help build community.

Thanks,

Ron/programming wrwk lp fm

Friends of Buckingham Virginia have posted a video of the whole event,

It was a smashing success, the place was packed, estimates of roughly 1400 people . There was seating for 1200 and there were hundreds standing. Al Gore and Rev Barber rocked the place.

See for yourself: Friends of Buckingham:

This issue had legs, it is taking on wings now.

When the Governor says he wants to make amends, ask him to start with reversing his end run around democracy in Union Hill. He also needs to go public with his domination by fossil fuel and free the alternative energy community to replace it.

in 2019 racism is for unnatural gas

Rev. Dr. Barber is President of Repairers of the Breach and co-chair of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival., and Former Vice President Gore is the founder and chairman of The Climate Reality Project, a non-profit devoted to solving the climate crisis, are coming to Buckingham Tuesday February 19 to discuss the damage to the community and the environment posed by the Atlantic Coast Pipeline and the compressor station that would forever destroy the bucolic character of the historic freedman’s town of Union Hill. If you can’t be there, we’ll make sure you know what’s going on! Tune in at 93.9 FM or www.theworkfm.org.

Or stream us at WRWK LP FM

2019 STARTING WITH A BANG!

Since Mid December we have made a great deal of progress:

Raised our antenna and finished installing our new feed cable

Completed 4 live Simulcasts from locations around RVA including:

“If You Could See Me Now” event

Women’s March and 2019 (Kick butt) Kick off.

General Assembly IN SESSION Senate vote on the E.R.A.

Held our first on-air Fund raiser and netted $250

More on these exciting happenings coming soon…….

Join us to be present for the next event. It could be Yours!

News as it’s being made, that’s Life

2019 WRWK Kick-off!

The year is starting off with a bang and lots of crazy things to keep track of around the world and in our corner of it.

Richmond is close to the decision making machine and has a history of making history. From the colonization, to the civil war, Jim Crow, voting suppression, the Byrd Machine up the present day we see leadership going one way while public needs lead in another.

This can be the year when we begin to at least communicate about realities and push aside the shmooze .

As long as we all love our kids we are on the same page. The rest is just details. Nothing can divide us as much as that piece that connects us. That we do right by the kids and leave them something decent to care for and pass on in their time. It will involve some work.

So join the effort, listen, call in, offer to host a show on some topic of community life you care about, or just paypal us a few dollars each month so we can keep the conversation going now and into our future.

Ron/WRWK LP FM

Democracy in the way? Pour some money on it. Money, it makes everything alright, Right?

Northam’s Interference with Air Board Membership Exposes Support for Fracked Gas Pipeline
Thursday, November 15, 2018
Contact:

RICHMOND, VA — Today, Gov. Ralph Northam reportedly informed two members of the State Air Pollution Control Board that they would soon be replaced, along with two members of the State Water Control Board. The timing of this decision is extremely suspect due to the recent decision by the Air Board to continue deliberation over the air permit for the Buckingham Compressor Station for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline into December.

In response, Kate Addleson, Director of the Sierra Club Virginia Chapter, released the following statement:

“By disrupting a purposefully independent process, Gov. Northam has abandoned any semblance of impartiality in the construction of the dirty and dangerous Atlantic Coast Pipeline. Rather than keeping his promise to not interfere, Gov. Northam is abdicating his responsibility to protect Virginians from the threats it poses to the health of Virginia’s air, water, climate, and communities, and directly opposing the growing grassroots opposition to this fracked gas pipeline.

“The fact that our governor would replace two citizen members of an independent board before they are scheduled to decide on a crucial permit shows just how tight a grip Dominion has on our political system. If Gov. Northam wants to truly protect the people who elected him, he will reverse this decision immediately.”