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“In the same week President Trump said cuts to Medicare and Medicaid are on the table, we now learn that his administration is set to propose benefit-slashing block grants on Medicaid expansion.” — Brad Woodhouse, Protect Our Care

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Homelessness, at its root, is not about lack of housing — it’s about poverty and our broken system.

Fare thee well, GDPR, my only true one…

The air signal is on, but… Yes, things are chaotic, to say the least. The last of our computers died and we cannot repair or replace it at this time.  Prior to the crash, listener numbers were, as always, on the rise — but contributions were at the end of an eight-year slide. We simply […]

Big news: GDPR Revolution99 is picking up stakes from Nashville and returning to our former home, northern New Jersey. The move will take place at the end of the week of October 8. The best explanation for the relocation: Life in a red state has become too much to bear.  And the station, financially, is on […]

by Jacqueline Salit A wise man once said “Those who make the rules, rule.” Today, we wonder whether the current rules of voting and governing can deliver any kind of progress. An important rules question was on the ballot in Maine earlier this month and the voters delivered a clear message. After a hard-fought campaign […]

by Julie Morris Life and Career Coach Hobbies combined with healthy social ties are integral to our well-being and can literally increase our odds of survival. In addition, they are especially effective during addiction recovery.   As DrugRehab explains, “One of the hardest parts of being in recovery is feeling like you’re alone or uncomfortable around […]

What’s up with Persistence Radio with Natalie Davis? It is on hiatus; it shall return. (Fingers crossed.) We’re dealing with a couple of things here: The host has been dealing with some ongoing medical issues; she is recuperating and champing at the bit to return … but then there are … Technical issues. The death […]


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