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Fact Check: Keyser Wrongly Blames Secretary of State for Ballot Fiasco

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.05.2016 | Denver
Jason Salzman

U.S. Senate candidate John Keyser is blaming his campaign's initial failure to qualify for the GOP primary ballot on a "bureaucrat" in Colorado's secr...

Podcasting From a Blogger's Perspective

Richard Zombeck | Posted 03.25.2016 | Media
Richard Zombeck

Tony Trupiano and I would spend an hour each week discussing current affairs, politics, and whatever had us pissed off that week. I was amazed at how much we were able to talk about and how quickly the time went. The benefits became quickly apparent.

Fascism's Fertile Ground in Colorado?

Jason Salzman | Posted 03.21.2016 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Caller "David" told the world Friday, or at least the universe listening to Denver's KLZ 560-AM, that "the only way that America can survive long term...

Brainwashing Trumps Reason

Sue Wilson | Posted 03.16.2016 | Media
Sue Wilson

Anger? You bet there's anger. But as revealed by Jen Senko's new documentary "The Brainwashing of My Dad," it is faux anger, caused by more than a generation of propaganda stemming from a coordinated far right takeover of media -- and brains.

Flashing Fascist Colors, Trump Tightens His Grip on Nomination: Will He Finally Be Unmasked?

William Bradley | Posted 03.03.2016 | Media
William Bradley

With billionaire bully boy Donald Trump arrogantly flashing his fascist colors on Super Tuesday, how many supposedly big-time Republicans have spoken out against his disgusting politics of racism, hatred, and aggressive know-nothingism? Too damn few.

How to Start your Podcast Interview - Mistakes to Avoid

Joel Boggess | Posted 02.10.2016 | Media
Joel Boggess

Let's be honest, it takes TIME to produce a quality podcast! Want to have a proven strategy, so your listeners enjoy a value-packed show, and you get ...

Voters Hiding From the World

Robert Whitcomb | Posted 02.08.2016 | Politics
Robert Whitcomb

The insularity of that minority (i.e., "the base'') of the electorate that tends to dominate presidential campaigns' first innings explains much of the current nasty race, especially on the Republican side.

'Hello. I'm Donald From Manhattan and I Want to Be President.'

David Hinckley | Posted 12.10.2015 | Media
David Hinckley

If you wish political talk radio felt as hot today as it did 15 or 20 years ago, take some consolation in the Donald Trump campaign. It's pretty much the same thing.

Jake Ray -- A Life Fully Lived

Larry Dvoskin | Posted 12.04.2015 | Media
Larry Dvoskin

It took a dying man to teach me how to live. Jake Ray was told at age twelve that he had cystic fibrosis and would not live to see his eighteenth birthday. Last month he turned forty. A few days later he peacefully passed away.

Lifting your Voice for Justice: 3 Leadership Lessons from Laura Coates

Dr. Artika R. Tyner | Posted 11.05.2015 | Black Voices
Dr. Artika R. Tyner

Laura Coates is lifting her voice to make this vision a lived a reality. Her passion for making a difference and challenging injustice motivated her to become an attorney. Laura is mobilizing a social justice movement through her work as a legal expert and commentator.

Rush Limbaugh Pats Himself on the Back While Blaming the Left for His Own Divisiveness

Alan Colmes | Posted 11.04.2015 | Politics
Alan Colmes

The man who's been hammering away at liberals for three hours a day since 1988, telling the world how horrible the left is, blames the people he's spent all his time denouncing for dividing America.

Denver Talk-Radio Host 'Very Serious' About Senate Run

Jason Salzman | Posted 10.06.2015 | Denver
Jason Salzman

On Colorado Public Television's Colorado Inside Out Friday, Westword Editor Patricia Calhoun told moderator Dominic Dezzutti that Denver radio host Dan Caplis is considering a U.S. Senate run against Democrat Michael Bennet.

Bash Muslims (Anonymously) on My Radio Show, Host Begs

Jason Salzman | Posted 09.24.2015 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Apparently inspired by Carson, KVOR radio host Richard Randall launched into a tirade against Muslims Tuesday.

A Sad Love Story: The Conservatives in My Area and Me

Andy Schmookler | Posted 09.15.2015 | Politics
Andy Schmookler

When I first started doing radio on the prominent AM station, WSVA, in Harrisonburg, Virginia,I had come to believe that both liberals and conservatives had important truths to offer, and that we should work to bring the partial truths of the two sides together into a higher wisdom.

Agents of Change: 5 Inspiring Souls Worthy of Our Attention Right Now

Greg Archer | Posted 04.27.2015 | Impact
Greg Archer

They walk among us -- those agents of change. Sometimes, we just need to be reminded of who they are. Take note of five stand-outs creating significant sea changes.

There's a New Mainstream Out There -- and You're Probably Part of It

Dianne Collins | Posted 01.13.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Dianne Collins

Who are the people of The New Mainstream? What do they want? What do they know? What are the economic, social and political implications of this rapid...

Special Guest Bob Beauprez

Jason Salzman | Posted 12.23.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

The Internet's dark world of bizarre online media programs and bunker-crazy talk-radio hosts has probably cost gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez the governor's office.

The Trouble With Trolleys

Brian Clegg | Posted 12.21.2014 | Science
Brian Clegg

Listening the other day to BBC Radio 4, I caught the end of one The Philosopher's Arms. The subject was trolley ethics. My hope was that a big problem with the best-known example of this philosophical discipline would be explored. Sadly, though, it was left undiscussed.

Walgreens and Inversion, Where the Tea Party and Liberals Unite

Don McNay | Posted 09.15.2014 | Business
Don McNay

The ideal way to implement change is to wait for Congress to change the laws. The most efficient way for an American citizen to make their anger felt is by boycotting Walgreens.

The Blessed Talk-Radio Airwaves

Jason Salzman | Posted 08.19.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Maybe you hate conservative talk radio, but we should be grateful to the medium for giving political candidates the chance to talk openly about how re...

FCC: No More Equal Time Requirements for Political Campaign Supporters Over Our Public Airwaves

Sue Wilson | Posted 07.14.2014 | Media
Sue Wilson

The 2014 FCC has now spoken [PDF] in response to a complaint filed by my not-for-profit, the Media Action Center (MAC). Unfortunately, their response ...

Going Going Gone

Sam Greenfield | Posted 07.11.2014 | Media
Sam Greenfield

A few years ago, Rush Limbaugh was so powerful a force in talk radio that when a Republican crossed him, that person would feel compelled to come on Limbaugh's and apologize in the most sniveling obsequious manner. The theory seemed to be: Insult Limbaugh, lose an election.

Colorado Progressive Talk Radio Hits Bottom

Jason Salzman | Posted 07.08.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

There's endless speculation about why progressive talk shows repeatedly fail on commercial radio, and the latest to go down is Gloria Neal's morning s...

On the Studs Terkel Radio Archive: A Conversation With Tony Macaluso

Davis Schneiderman | Posted 07.08.2014 | Chicago
Davis Schneiderman

Studs Terkel is a Chicago institution, and he's ready for a reboot. As one of the animating personalities in Thomas Dyja's excellent The Third Coast...

A Thin Margin for Error

Erin Warhol | Posted 07.06.2014 | Women
Erin Warhol

Our foremothers didn't blaze the trail so that I could become a stressed-out, harried, working mom, speeding her way through life, putting herself and others in danger. That humbling truth landed with a sting. My margin for error was too tight. I was not thriving, I was barely surviving.