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Voting Integrity: The latest pothole to Democracy

Last night on The Frequency of Hope we had a special guest via phone, Jennifer Cohn (twitter handle @jennycohn1), a lawyer and advocate for voting integrity.
Stephanie and I both follow Jennifer on twitter and when Stephanie mentioned that she would add a lot to the show I twittered Jennifer with that request.  Jennifer called in and stayed with us for over an hour discussing the present situations, voting machines in general, their history and what citizens can do to advocate for legit machines.
Here is the link to the show ( fb live 11122018). You can skip to 6 minutes for the actual show, Jennifer called in at 36 minutes.
Jennifer has written and spoken extensively on the voting machines and voting integrity.   Google “Jennifer Cohn” to follow these issues.
Those who practice voter suppression have made and art of it.  It is the last barricade to genuine a true democracy where we include all the “Others”. These “Others” are now tax paying policemen, teachers, stock brokers, university professors and newscasters etc.
To those who have gamed our election and turned politics into a system for peddling influence actual democracy would be”game over” . I say good riddance to them.

We’d love to hear what you think,

UPDATE election coverage as of 3pm – SCHEDULE OF PROGRAMS

7pm to 1am LIVE national progressive election coverage by Amy Goodman with Democracy Now! on 93.9 and our live audio internet bitstream (link below …See More)

>Possible live updates from the Polls if irregularities are reported to us … (watch out for updates if there are!)

> The Brat(R) vs Spanberger(D) vs Joe Walton (Libertarian) debate for the 7th US House seat will air:
7am to 9am on our live audio bitstream (and 93.9)
1pm to 3pm on our live audio bitstream (and 93.9)

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Libertarian voice re-incorporated into the debates between Brat vs Spanberger! (audio link below …See More)

Hear the Libertarian Joe Walton for Virginian (the third candidate in the US House of Representatives 7th District running to unseat incumbent Republican David Brat as well as Democrat Abigail Spanberger).

The Culpeper Chamber of Commerce hosted the only debate between Brat and Spanberger on October 15th, 2018 and did not invite the Libertarian to join the debate.

The *only* radio station in Virginia to live simulcast this debate was WRWK 93.9 The Work FM so the Libertarian recorded his responses as if he had been in on the debate with the same rules for length of time for comments.

So in the interests of having as informed a population as possible as the citizens go to the polls – WRWK added the Libertarian voice into the debate!
This is unique to WRWK … PLEASE share it around!

Libertarian voice re-incorporated into the debates between Brat vs Spanberger! (audio link below …See More)Hear the…

Posted by The Work FM on Monday, November 5, 2018

Direct Link to the audio:

And of course we hope you’ll donate to WRWK to enable us to keep simulcasting community events!
Please press the paypal button at:
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PS: We also lost our broadcast amplifier so our capacity to power the antenna system has dropped from 300 watts down to 10 watts so our coverage to car radios has just been critically hobbled during these dire times and a vital election!
Please help us upgrade our equipment to be a part of history in a SWING VOTE DISTRICT!
Chesterfield switch the party they voted for the governorship for the FIRST TIME SINCE 1961
And the state of Virginia just decided which party would be in control of the commiittees of the state legislative body, The General Assembly … by ONE VOTE DRAWN FROM A BOWL!
So … every vote has a potential to be a vital vote!
That’s why we’re building 4 community radio stations in 4 swing vote districts.

PLEASE SHARE THIS FUN VOTE SONG to all your usual sharing ways …

Vote Song! (On Her Birthday)!SPECIAL ELECTION COVERAGE UPDATES as of 8am on Election Day!> The Brat(R) vs…

Posted by The Work FM on Tuesday, November 6, 2018

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Libertarian added back in to Debate Audio for US House 7th Seat

Libertarian voice re-incorporated into the debates between Brat vs Spanberger! (audio link below …See More)

Hear the Libertarian Joe Walton for Virginian (the third candidate in the US House of Representatives 7th District running to unseat incumbent Republican David Brat as well as Democrat Abigail Spanberger).

The Culpeper Chamber of Commerce hosted the only debate between Brat and Spanberger on October 15th, 2018 and did not invite the Libertarian to join the debate.

The *only* radio station in Virginia to live simulcast this debate was WRWK 93.9 The Work FM so the Libertarian recorded his responses as if he had been in on the debate with the same rules for length of time for comments.

So in the interests of having as informed a population as possible as the citizens go to the polls – WRWK added the Libertarian voice into the debate!
This is unique to WRWK … PLEASE share it around!

Libertarian voice re-incorporated into the debates between Brat vs Spanberger! (audio link below …See More)Hear the…

Posted by The Work FM on Monday, November 5, 2018

Direct Link to the audio:

And of course we hope you’ll donate to WRWK to enable us to keep simulcasting community events!
Please press the paypal button at:
www.TheWorkFM.org

Elections are so very boring, if you are looking for real, not invented, issues

If it weren’t for all the hate fear and suspicion this election would be boring
because we’ve seen it all before, and it’s not really what people care about: check out this excerpt from a few years back on the eve of the presidential election in 2012:
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( https://www.huffingtonpost.com/marianne-williamson/give-democracy-a-chance_b_1923285.html)
….. It’s boring because it’s a huge amount of drama built around a very small conversation. In American politics today, so little can really happen…and conversely, so much can happen over so very little. When the Presidential “Debate Commission” — made up only of Democratic and Republican operatives — took the Presidential Debates out of the hands of the League of Women Voters several years ago, any chance of those debates actually covering a meaningful array of topics, much less a more meaningful array of candidates, went out the window.

I assume the mainstream journalists who’ll be moderating the debates will ask just the right small questions, towing the line of the corporate driven political messaging. I’m sure we’ll all just be sitting at the edge of our seats.

Politics is boring — yet ironically enough, real democracy is exciting. If democracy itself – the real impulses of the American people — actually inspired the political process, then I think we’d get some much more interesting answers because we’d be asking far more interesting questions. The candidates would be asked such things as:

“What is your feeling about the 23.1 percent child poverty rate in the United States — among 35 developed nations of the world, second only to Romania?”

“Why is it that, in the words of Martin Luther King, Jr., “if we give it to the poor we call it a handout, but if we give it to the rich we call it a subsidy?”

“How, if my child doesn’t get a decent education, can I expect that they’ll ever have a chance to attain true prosperity, much less a job at all, in a competitive global economy?”

“Why are we just talking about tax rates— rather than on how little money the average citizen is able to make period, and how little access they have to capital?”

“If college were free, wouldn’t it actually help the economy by producing a more educated work force?”

“Explain to me again why a fire in my house elicits a ‘We’re coming to help you!’ but cancer in my body elicits help only if I can pay for it?”

“How will we ever have peace in the world if we spend so much of our money on waging war and so comparatively little of it on waging peace?”

“What do you think about the fact that the United States has the highest incarceration rate of any nation in the world, or any nation in history?”

Or, “Given that our military defense expenditures, at $700 billion a year, are almost twice that spent by every other nation in the world combined, could it be argued that our defense budget has as much to do with feeding the military-industrial complex as it does with keeping America safe?”

Then the Presidential debates would be more than just the pabulum now being served up to the American people as meaningful political dialogue.

Until then, corporations will continue to define where the political parties can go, and the political parties will define where the debates can go. I hope that in the next chapter of American politics – the one that begins the day after this next election — the people of the United States will say where we want to go.

And democracy, with all its grit and genuine glory, will have a chance.

7th Congressional District Discussion LIVE with Libertarian candidate comments

Right now WRWK 93.9 The Work FM is hosting a discussion of the election featuring the answers that the Libertarian Joe Walton gave to us as if he had been up on the stage!

WRWK was told that David Brat refused to go on stage and debate if the Libertarian was included in the debate!!

So we asked Joe Walton, Libertarian Candidate for the US Congressional 7th district to make the statements following the same rules as were given for Dave Brat and Abigail Spanberger during the debate as if he had been there!

So you can hear his opening statements, answers to 10 questions and closing statements!

YOU CAN CALL IN WITH YOUR THOUGHTS AS WELL during the live recording of this show at 804-464-1089

Citizen Voices

Discussion of Tuesdays Election, with audio from the Spanberger-Brat debate with a Libertarian response by Joe Walton, commentary by Scott Berger and Jay Tubb

Posted by The Work FM on Sunday, November 4, 2018

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Here at TheWorkFM, we think that once you listen to our unique mix of relevant and thought-provoking programs, engaged local shows and live coverage of local events you will want to donate to help support this grassroots, local, community radio station. A station where YOU can get involved by listening, donation, volunteering & promotion.

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We designed this webstream to be as accessible as possible because no-one wants to “suffer the buffer” of a signal that has such a fat presence that it doesn’t fit through the door you have via your cell phone’s access to the cell phone tower. And if you have great bandwidth, great! It’ll sound great both ways!

DONATIONS are vital in this crucial election … this is the first attempt to specifically build a community radio station in a SWING VOTE DISTRICT.

Chesterfield County voted for a different person for Governor for the first time SINCE 1961!

And this in VIRGINIA … where ONE VOTE DRAWN FROM A BOWL selected which party would be in control of the committee assignments for the entire state legislature (the “General Assembly”) !!

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So please VOTE … and be a part of Radio of, by and FOR THE PEOPLE.

WRWK 93.9 relies on listeners’ support to keep it on air

WRWK LP FM is an all-volunteer, non-commercial community radio station that relies on listeners’ support to keep it on the air.  We are totally dependent on contributions in time, equipment and/or money in check form or via PayPal.

LISTEN to our live stream at  WRWK LP FM and when we have a live broadcast, listeners can call the station at 804-464-1089 to join the discussion.
You can also post your comments or questions about programs that engage your interest in our Listener FEEDBACK Blog on this site.
Or you can email questions or feedback to info@theworkfm.org.
We video stream live programs on Facebook where listeners can also join the conversation and post feedback at facebook.com/theworkfm.
If you listen for a few days you’ll note that TheWorkFM features a wide array of programs about news, politics, science, history, activism, working families, environmental health, gardening, economics, spirituality, sexuality, human health and even the chemistry of coffee, the history of chickens and the psychology of horses! (try to find that kind of diversity on another station)

We are kicking off a fundraiser for WRWK today, we wanted to wait for our “sister station” WRIR to finish theirs, which they did  over target and days early.

WRIR reaches up north of Richmond several miles but it doesn’t make it to WRWK studios to the south.  We fill in that gap in the southern part of RVA with similar news and talk.

And like WRIR we are totally volunteer run and donation supported.  Hence this fundraiser.

Check out the site, the menu is on the left and you can trace our history up to today from the show hosts to the literature professor who puts together a new 6 hour loop each day that runs when there are no live shows or events to broadcast. He also puts a full index of all shows in the loop and how to contact them and their producers.

And the best part?  It’s all yours; it’s Chesterfield’s locally owned and operated community radio station.

 

Community Radio – Pre-election

This is a great time to be doing community radio.

In the chaos of our current media storm, there is plenty of confusing information out there, lots of need for clarity, fresh ideas, specific details and a context that adds sense, value, and a path to action for community members.

What do you think of today’s news?

What do you think about our content?

Please let us know.

Ron/Programming

 

 

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