Coming to America: Luckner Millen

Hello and welcome back to A Community of Voices.

Recently, there has been a lengthy public discussion on the issue of immigration.  Who should be allowed into the United States?  Who should be allowed to stay once on US soil?  What should our immigration process should look like?

On this week’s episode of A Community of Voices, we will be continuing the discussion by again putting a human face to the issue.

Luckner Millen is a Haitian immigrant you came to the United States in the late 1970s.  Fleeing Haiti’s brutal regime and hardships, he found himself stuck in another tragic situation: the inside of a US Immigration Detention Center.

Luckner’s story is a times difficult to hear, but his message of perseverance, despite mountainous hurdles to overcome, is inspiring for us all.  But most of all, hearing his experience of attempting to accomplish the American Dream is something that we all need to listen to and understand.

So join us this week for “Coming to America: Luckner Millen.” This is a story that you will not want to miss.

Until next time radio-land,
Vinny

Advertisements

Freed From Death Row: The Story of Ray Krone

Hello and welcome back to A Community of Voices.

This week, join A Community of Voices, as we continue our series “A Walk in My Shoes.”  We are joined by Mr. Ray Krone, the 100th inmate exonerated from death row.  Listen to Mr. Krone’s story as he recounts his ordeal–from being called an remorseless murder to finally being released.

At times, Mr. Krone’s story is hard to hear.  How could an innocent person end up serving time, and spending a portion of their life, on death row?  His story provides a different perspective on our criminal justice system, and the stark, and sometimes harsh, realities of capital punishment in the United States.

Whether you think that you are hard on crime, or feel that the death penalty is inhumane, Freed From Death Row: The Story of Ray Krone, is something that you do not want to miss.  Challenge yourself and your peers, and start a meaning conversation about the world around you.

Until next time radio-land,
Vinny

Join the Conversation!

Hello and welcome back to A Community of Voices.

I am pleased to announce that another station has added A Community of Voices to their program line-up!

Ithaca Community Radio, which includes 89.1 FM in Ithaca, 91.8 FM in Watkins Glen, and 89.9 FM in Odessa, has begun broadcasting the show to up-state New York every Thursday at 3:00 pm EST.

And with that being said… We have moved into the double digits! Ten stations across the country are now delivering news, information, and material that is under-reported, unnoticed, or uncomfortable to speak about right into your communities!

Finally… If you have not done so already, make sure to “like” our Facebook page by clicking here.  Facebook allows us to connect with our audience quickly and get feedback on things that are important to you.  So make sure to share our page with your friends, families, co-workers, and colleagues, and help create a true Community of Voices!

Until next time radio-land,
Vinny

Privacy in the Modern Age

Hello and welcome back to A Community of Voices.

We all value our privacy, whether that means privacy in our homes, privacy in who we speak with on the phone, or privacy in the emails we send or receive.  Even if you have nothing to hide, no one wants someone to look into their personal life and monitor their movements.

This week, join A Community of Voices as we discuss “Privacy in the Modern Age” with Derek Brett, a constitutional litigation attorney in Orlando, Florida.  We will be discussing what rights and protections we are afforded in regards to our privacy and how our privacy looks in this age of technology and the internet.

Until next time radio-land,
Vinny

The Cost of Being Poor

Hello and welcome back to  A Community of Voices.

Have you ever heard the saying that it is expensive to be poor? As strange as that may sound, it is none the less not far from the truth.  In current times, and in the not-so-distant-path, it has been a constant struggle for the poor and working poor to make a living wage.  Because of low wages, individuals and families are always looking for how to squeeze as much out of as little as possible.

On this week’s show, we will be discussing “The Cost of Being Poor,” with Mr. Gary Rivlin, author of Broke, USA: From Pawnshops to Poverty, Inc. – How the Working Poor Became Big Business.  Together, we will examine the extra costs and burdens that working poor families most endure in order to survive.

As I have said before, how can we live in a country where anyone, men, women, and children, do not know where their next meal will come from?  How can we allow people to work 60, 70, 80 hour weeks and still not make enough to sustain themselves or their family?

Listen in and join the conversation! I invite you to take the time, and truly examine your own life, and how you may be able to help!

Until next time radio-land,
Vinny