April 18, 2014

Title: Gay USA 4/16/14 ——- Description: A sweeping ruling on behalf of transgender rights from the Supreme Court of India. Ohio ordered to recognize the marriages of same-sex couples who legally wed out of state. Louisiana votes to retain its unconstitutional anti-sodomy law. And it names a best-seller as “state book.” A “Christian” school in NYC stops a girl from taking her transgender boyfriend to prom. San Francisco’s Pride Committee apologizes—and names Chelsea Manning an honorary grand marshal for this year’s pride parade. Brunei adopts death-by-stoning for sodomy and other offenses. Happy Easter from the Vatican, busy at a UN conference blocking rights for women and gay people. Malta adopts a civil union law including adoption rights for same-sex couples. Finland honors the work of homoerotic artist Tom of Finland with postage stamps. Let’s get real. Two shows to recommend: Will Eno’s “The Realistic Joneses” with an all-star cast and Dan Hoyle’s “The Real Americans.” ——- By: freespeechtv

April 18, 2014

Title: Gabriel García Márquez in His Own Words on Writing “100 Years of Solitude” ——- Description: One of the greatest novelists and writers of the 20th century has died. Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez passed away Thursday in Mexico at the age of 87. It has been reported that only the Bible has sold more copies in the Spanish language than the works of García Márquez, who was affectionately known at “Gabo” throughout Latin America. His book “One Hundred Years of Solitude” is considered one of the masterful examples of the literary genre known as magic realism, and it won him the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982. The Swedish Academy described it as a book “in which the fantastic and the realistic are combined in a richly composed world of imagination, reflecting a continent’s life and conflicts.” ——- By: freespeechtv

April 18, 2014

Title: Isabel Allende on Gabriel García Márquez ——- Description: Chilean novelist Isabel Allende remembers the life and legacy of late writer Gabriel García Márquez. She reads from his landmark novel “One Hundred Years of Solitude” and talks about how García Márquez influenced generations of thinkers and writers in Latin America and across the world. “He’s the master of masters,” Allende says. “In a way, he conquered readers and conquered the world, and told the world about us, Latin Americans, and told us who we are. In his pages, we saw ourselves in a mirror.” Allende describes the first time she read “One Hundred Years of Solitude” and how it impacted her. “It was as if someone was telling me my own story,” she says. ——- By: freespeechtv

April 18, 2014

Title: Chicago Independent TV: Episode 95 ——- Description: Chicago Independent TV: Episode 95 ——- By: freespeechtv

April 18, 2014

Title: Meet The Farmer: Best Of (Part 8) ——- Description: Meet The Farmer: Best Of (Part 8) ——- By: freespeechtv

April 18, 2014

Title: Enviro Close-Up #620 ——- Description: Enviro Close-Up #620 ——- By: freespeechtv

April 18, 2014

Title: Postivie Spin: April 2014 ——- Description: Positive Spin: April 2014 ——- By: freespeechtv

April 17, 2014

Title: The Better Off Budget ——- Description: Thom Hartmann talks with Michael Lighty, Director of Public Policy at California Nurses Association/National Nurses United about the Progressive federal budget being proposed by the Progressive Congressional Caucus. ——- By: freespeechtv

April 17, 2014

Title: New York Joins Pact to Elect President by Popular Vote ——- Description: New York has become the latest state to join an agreement that would transform the U.S. presidential election. Under the compact for a National Popular Vote, states across the country have pledged to award their electoral votes to the presidential candidate who wins the popular vote. If enough states sign on, it would guarantee the presidency goes to the candidate with the most votes nationwide. This would prevent scenarios like what happened in 2000, when Al Gore won the popular vote but still lost the election to George W. Bush. The compact will kick in only when enough states have signed on to reach a threshold of 270 electoral votes. By adding its 29 electoral votes, New York joins those already pledged by nine other states and Washington, D.C. ——- By: freespeechtv

April 17, 2014

Title: Stephen Cohen on Russia Ukraine Crisis “We are Well Into a Cold War” ——- Description: As negotiations over the crisis in Ukraine begin in Geneva, tension is rising in the Ukrainian east after security forces killed three pro-Russian protesters, wounded 13 and took 63 captive in the city of Mariupol. Ukrainian officials said the pro-Russian separatists had attempted to storm a military base. The killings came just after the unraveling of a Ukrainian operation to retake government buildings from pro-Russian separatists. Earlier today, Russian President Vladimir Putin accused the authorities in Kiev of plunging the country into an “abyss” and refused to rule out sending forces into Ukraine. Meanwhile, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has announced a series of steps to reinforce its presence in eastern Europe. “We will have more planes in the air, more ships on the water and more readiness on the land,” Rasmussen said. ——- By: freespeechtv

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