Tuesday, September 05, 2006

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Last night, I started my apprenticeship with Pedro Gatos, dj at KOOP radio, 91.7FM who hosts his show 'Bringing Light into Darkness' from 6-7pm, Monday nights. Pedro recently retired from County gov't, and having just returned from Camp Casey this weekend where he met, for the second time, Dennis Kyne. Dennis is a Gulf war veteran, a disabled war veteran, an activist and someone who has been speaking out on the state of the American military. An article he wrote about depleted uranium might be something some of you remember, especially those who live in the Bay area; What Happened to the Test Tube paradigm?
Last night's interview that Pedro had while Dennis was en route to New Mexico for a speaking engagement was very interesting and I wish I could post the transcript or an online streamline version or something but..we're not that far yet!

I realized while listening to his comments relating New Orleans (he and other Veterans for Peace set up shop post Katrina to help out when no one did), the wild spread use of depleted uranium etc. was, that I have learned and uncovered so much since I started blogging. Snippets of his commentary rang true and made sense because of a bigger overall picture I have been developing of the real state of this Union, and how by sheer vigilance in reading and self educating, so many others who are in the dark (and who for the most part wish to stay there), could know it too. The information IS out there. It is not like Nazi Germany where German citizens could say, oh, we did not know these things happened. All the moral, legal, and economical violations that are occurring are happening right under our noses. It is when you channel surf and you see local cable tv where someone is talking alternative news, do you stop to listen for a bit? Or do you automatically dismiss it and move on to something that will lull you to sleep at night?
Here is to Independent media,; independent voices, Austin's community radio, KOOP 91.7FM.
Seek to know the truth.

5 Comments:

Blogger Jeremiah Bullfrog said...

I thank that veterans orta keep tendin them thar sick animals and stop gittin involved in thangs that thankin folk like GW is takin care of...The American military is the greatest fightin machine in th' Wurld...

I wish they would let me in, but I caint score high enuff on th' test cuz I caint cipher too good...

But I can kick like a mule...take that Osama!

6:50 PM  
Blogger Gary said...

Right on! Here in Nelson it's Kootenay Coop Radio - have a listen KCR

Power to the people.

11:25 PM  
Blogger Gary said...

In fact, I'm being interviewed at 7:30 am pacific time tomorrow (Wednesday)- on human rights and security.

11:26 PM  
Anonymous Yohay Elam said...

I'm listening now (afternoon in Texas, late evening here) and I hear only music, somewhat old fashioned...
When are the hot, political hours?

3:45 PM  
Blogger Ingrid said...

Yohay, amazing you can receive it!! The political type stuff tends to be in the afternoon. KOOP has the frequency from 9am till 7pm only. On their website, you can actually see on one particular page what shows and what type of shows they have when in a colour coded fashion..check it out. The guy I apprentice with is mondays from 6 to 7pm.. how nice of you to check it out!
Ingrid

9:41 PM  

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