Thursday, December 26, 2013

WISE WOMEN MEDIA for 12/27/13--Diane Nilan and Pat LaMarche--the BABES OF WRATH! Out to end HUNGER, POVERTY and HOMELESSNESS!

Pat LaMarche and Diane Nilan

WE BROADCAST on Friday, 11PM EST on December 27th, 2013. 

On tonight's show we are welcoming back two previous guests: Diane Nilan and Pat LaMarche, two very busy advocates for Homeless Families as the BABES OF WRATH.

Earlier this year they started their ICE BITES Tour, traveling across state lines to go right into the communities that have been hit the hardest as HUNGER and HOMELESSNESS have become critical issues everywhere! Children make up the bulk of these victims. Diane and Pat will tell us the stories, make us feel the human element and why the HOMELESS, HUNGRY and POOR cannot expect much help from the government. It is crucial that communities step up to the plate and help their own people. 

Listen in and message us with questions or media inquiries (direct questions and media inquiries to with SHOW in caps on the subject line) as this will not be live, but a pre-recorded segment! Anyone who contacts us after the show will get a reply.

Pat LaMarche is a freelance journalist and broadcaster.  Her area of expertise is politics and poverty issues.  Both issues are inextricably linked.  Her experiences working with the nation's poor make her uniquely suited to answer tough questions about how welfare, social services, inadequate education and society’s other challenges affect the economy and the nation as well. As a journalist and award-winning broadcaster Pat spent more than two decades studying and reporting on poverty issues both in the U.S. and abroad. During her 2004 Green Party Campaign for U.S. Vice President, Pat took to the streets to uncover the lives of the homeless, the Left Out Tour, as she traveled the nation living in homeless shelters and on the streets. The book she wrote about those experiences is called, Left Out in America: the State of Homelessness in the United States. 

Diane Nilan, founder/president of HEAR US Inc.,, has over 25 years’ experience running shelters; advocating for improved state and federal policies; filming/producing documentaries; publishing a book on homelessness; addressing audiences from Columbia University to Congress; and inspiring a “compassion epidemic” to address homelessness. Her latest short film explores issues concerning homeless infants and toddlers, Littlest Nomads. Since 2005, she’s chronicled nonurban homelessness of invisible families and youth. Among her efforts, she’s filmed and produced award-winning documentaries, My Own Four Walls, REACH, on the edge: Family Homelessness in America (shown on PBS affiliates, Spring 2012); filmed and produced Many Faces of Homelessness (interviews with families/youth experiencing homelessness) series for the national “Help Homeless Kids Now” campaign; published her book, Crossing the Line: Taking Steps to End Homelessness; blogs on AlterNet, invisible homeless kids and Wanderings; utilizes social media to increase attention on issues affecting homeless families/youth; and presents at workshops and conferences nationwide.

Pat and Diane conspire and travel together on occasion under the banner Babes of Wrath to call attention to homelessness and poverty. They’ve circled the southern states, southwestern states, and just finished the “Frost Bites” tour in the eastern states.

More info about HEAR US:

Friday, December 20, 2013

Wise Women Media for 12/20/13--Ellen Powell, Musician, Activist, Artist

We broadcast at 10PM EST on Friday, December 20, 2013.
Link to the show here:

Ellen Powell is a true Renaissance Woman and we welcome her back as a returning guest!
Ellen started doing photography late in life. In 2006 she got her first point-and-shoot camera. Three months later she bought her first SLR camera. Her photos  hang in two art galleries in Vermont, and appear from time to time in Vermont Life magazine. She won first prize for photography in the 82nd annual (2012) June Juried Art Exhibit of the Northern Vermont Artist Association.
Ellen is an award winning musician with a lengthy resume and is currently an adjunct professor at SUNY Plattsburgh for double bass and electric bass guitar. She run a bass ensemble there and she also composes and arranges the music.
On this show, we will be discussing Ellen's Music, Photography, Art and her advocacy and activism regarding the dangers of Chloramine and other carcinogens in our nation's water supply. We will also talk about Winter Solstice/Yule and the true meaning of the holidays at this time of year. This will be a show that you DON'T want to miss!
Some of Ellen's photography can be seen at this online gallery:
Live performance with Ellen:

Friday, December 6, 2013

WISE WOMEN MEDIA for December 6th, 2013--Heidi Halsworth and the Child Welfare System

We broadcast tonight, Friday, December 6th, 2013 at 10PM EST.
TONIGHT'S SHOW, we welcome Heidi Halsworth who will speak to us about the CHILD WELFARE SYSTEM. Call in or join us in the chat room. 
Call in number is: 
(213) 816-0357. 
Link to the show or the archive after the LIVE BROADCAST tonight: 
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Thursday, December 5, 2013


 I wish these pictures were larger. 

Here is the caption on the photos from the online community on FACEBOOK, REAL COASTAL WARRIORS:

"From an anonymous source close to the groups tending to the pilot whale stranding in FL - the number of pilot whale rescuers are being extremely limited compared to the number of animals, they treating this as a potential legal issue. They are performing necropsies and tissue samples. More specifically, looking at potential connections to the BP oil disaster.

So like the thousands of dolphins that have died not only along the shorelines of the Gulf of Mexico, but now up the entire Atlantic seaboard, the whales will now be subjected to the same silence the dolphins have been subjected to as many still lie in the freezer of the research labs, with a gag order prohibiting anyone from speaking about them.

Again - I repeat - the dolphins and the whales are mammals - people are mammals - any questions? When people start dying in droves, will the silence continue? We have a problem - a major problem, and this silence, this cover-up must be broken."

We have embedded people that are THERE on site.
The info provided here is from that/those person/s.
From what I can see from these photos, necropsies are being done ON SITE.
We said in 2010 that the CRUDE OIL and COREXIT and other DISPERSANTS had reached the LOOP CURRENT and articles were written that substantiated that.

Anita Stewart
Co-chair of the Green Party of Florida
Hillsborough County Soil and Water Board, Seat 5