November 01, 2008
Greg Bishop hosts Saturday Session with Bishop on 970 WMAY, the News and Talk of Springfield, streaming world wide at WMAY dot com from 5 to 7p CST.
Days before the General Election, we will break down the run up to the current corporate controlled elections. The primaries, the polls, the candidates, the voters, the issues ... what is not being discussed or covered by the candidates and the main stream media.
How do you feel about the Constitutional Convention and the Reduction of the Sangamon County Board?
Green Presidential Candidate Cynthia McKinney visited Springfield alongside 2006 Green Candidate for governor, Rich Whitney, to "celebrate" the 56 Green candidates across Illinois. Touching on issues of the "war machine" vs. the education of humanity; special interests parties vs. power of the people. Though McKinney is considered radical in some of her views ... what can be said about the fringe being instrumental in bringing about REAL change ... and not change in the form of a campaign statement?
Lysander Spooner was a political philosopher of the individualist anarchist nature from the mid-to-late 19th century. He asked compelling questions about treason in his article submitted to the US Congress in 1867 titled "No Treason". Correlating America's revolution against Great Britain and what is needed to ensure power to the people now, how can we tie this into patriotism and overall general support for our "leaders"?
News on the March, the Campaign for Liberty, and your calls to the public sphere of Saturday Session on 970 WMAY, the News and Talk of Springfield.
October 25, 2008
Saturday Session with Bishop goes live Saturday at 5p CST on 970 WMAY, the News and Talk of Springfield.
Joe Biden has made some very compelling comments lately. The Democrat Vice Presidential candidate is very much in tune with foriegn affairs being a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and also on the Foreign Relation Committee in the Senate. He recently mentioned that Barack Obama will be tested by the international community, if elected president. Biden equated the test Obama would receive to that of Kennedy. Kennedy was not dealing with small, petty foreign affairs ... there were nukes just of our coast! Let us not forget his statements on September 10, 2001 to the National Press Club about threats to America.
Is Biden on to something? Last week we discussed the need for continued vigilance in upholding civil liberties in the face of increased terror threats. Type "powder" into Google's news search, and you get this story, and this one, this one, and this one; all from different places! LA Calif. Police also says there will be a terror attack before the election!
It is obvious that the next president will be intimately tied to special interests and very well connected individuals. Even with third party candidates crying foul because of the corporate media control of the election process, people will still blindly follow the two party paradigm. Chuck Baldwin, the Constitution Party candidate, and Ralph Nader, the independent candidate blamed for giving the election to bush in 2000, held a debate Thursday night ... what are they saying that the mainstream media will not pick up on?
Also on Saturday Session: Anarchy vs. Democracy ... Where's the beef? Anarchist philosophy has almost been eradicated and extinguished, mainly because of the opposition to centralized control many anarchists hold. The arguments raised by anarchy hold quite a bit of water. Why is the minority opinion automatically discounted? What two views of reality does the anarchist point of view reveal? What is the anarchists solution to the problems of democracy? We will dive into this controversial topic with your calls to the Public Sphere at 217.629.7970 or email email@example.com
October 13, 2008
Does it matter if you vote or not? There is a popular conception that if you do not vote, you cannot bitch. What do you think about this.
Acorn is under the microscope for fraudulent voter registration which raises the question, what good are voter drives? You see them all over; at concerts, universities, door-to-door, and more. Should ignorant people vote?
The Constitutional Convention will be voted on across all of Illinois, and in the case it passes, and there is a convention held in Springfield, what would you like to be brought up? Just a couple of suggestions from me; recall and utilizing the electoral college for what it is meant to do. What do you want?
Also, an interesting story about a black conservative talk-show host getting death threats for supporting John McCain. What is wrong with Obama supporters?
This and your phone calls to the public sphere at 217.628.7970 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
October 11, 2008
Greg Bishop hosts 2 hours of Saturday Session on 970 WMAY, the News and Talk of Springfield, streaming worldwide at WMAY dot com.
News on the March will uncover a software company, who's promotional stunt not only effected Springfield, but also a hospital in Colorado. This brings up questions of where the FBI stands on the 2001 Anthrax scare investigation ... what is the latest. Also N. Korea is off the terror list, Sarah Palin abused her authority, Acorn suspicion, and state politics heating up as we get closer to Nov. 4th.
Allan Steve joins the show to discuss the courts most recent ruling on ballot access for the 10th congressional district candidate. Did the court rule in his favor? We'll find out more on Saturday Session with Bishop, every Saturday from 5 to 7p CST, on 970 WMAY, the News and Talk of Springfield.
*Program note, Bishop will be filling in for Thoma Time, Monday October 13, 3p to 6p CST on 970 WMAY.
October 04, 2008
Greg Bishop hosts Saturday Session with Bishop on 970 WMAY, streaming worldwide at WMAY dot com, from 5p to 7p CST.
Tonight on the show, we will try to dig into the bailout (rescue) plan that passed the House and was signed by the President on Friday. What is in the bill, who does this effect, and what is next?
Some representatives in congress stated their constituents are "confused" about the bail out. So they decided to go against up to 80% of what their constituents felt ... what does this say about our representatives?
The public sphere must be vibrant in a true democracy. This public must be recognized by any standing government for legitimation. If there is no legitimation, the government is in crisis. When will we realize our legitimation crisis? We'll talk about it in the public sphere.
If time permits, we will also discuss Cosmopolitanism ... and I don't mean the delicious drink made with Vodka, Triple Sec, and cranberry juice!
This and your calls to the public sphere at 217.629.7970 or email email@example.com