|Virginia Defenders writer/editor Phil Wilayto (right) with |
Pan African New Wire writer/editor Abayomi Azikiwe, April 2010
Phil Wilayto joins us quarterly to discuss the latest issue of The Virginia Defender. Today's headline highlights are OccupyRichmond (occupyrichmondva.org and occupytogether.org) and Who are the 1%?; the renewed build-up of pressure for a US attack on Iran (sanctions and/or military); the steady growth of AFRICOM's presence throughout Africa; the case of Reginald Latson, an autistic 19-year old African American wrongfully arrested, tried and convicted of assault on a police office now serving 2 years of a recommended 10 year sentence; and much more.
On November 14th my guest will be Dr. Ed Ayres, president of University of Richmond and chair of the Future of Richmond's Past. Ed is also one of three hosts of Back Story with the American History Guys; his field of historical expertise being sandwiched between the 18th and 20th centuries, he's known as "19th Century Guy". I listened recently to this archived show from 2009: http://backstoryradio.org/little-red-schoolhouse/ (excerpted from School Days: History of Public Education).