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Audio from AFSC

We summarize last week’s activities; share next week’s upcoming events; and interview of Debbie Silverstein, State Director of Single-Payer Action Network (SPAN) Ohio, on a single-payer health care system: what it is, how it works, who supports it and how it could provide an affordable, flexible and universal alternative to the profit-driven health care system in our state and nation. (length: 37:30)
Interview of Debbie Silverstein, State Director of Single-Payer Action Network (SPAN) Ohio, on a single-payer health care system: what it is, how it works, who supports it and how it could provide an affordable, flexible and universal alternative to the profit-driven health care system in our state and nation.
We summarize last week’s activities; share next week’s upcoming events; and comment on the need to call Gov. John Kasich to not sign the Ohio “poll tax,” the latest statistics on money in elections (including the growing power of the .01%), and a statement from the national AFSC on the tragedy in Orlando, Florida. (length: 28:36)
We summarize last week’s activities; share next week’s upcoming events; and interview Genevieve Mitchell, NE Ohio AFSC committee member and spokesperson for the July 15-17 People’s Justice & Peace Convention in Cleveland, which will take place just prior to the Republican National Convention (RNC). (length 31:34)
Genevieve Mitchell is a spokesperson for the  July 15-17 People’s Justice & Peace Convention in Cleveland, which will take place just prior to the Republican National Convention (RNC). She discusses the purpose of the event, who will be speaking, some of the issues that will be addressed and how participants will help develop a “People’s Platform” of alternative principles and policies promoting justice, peace, democracy and sustainability that will be delivered to the RNC and Democratic National Convention (DNC) a week later in Philadelphia. 
In this era of mass deportation, border violence, immigrant detention centers, and xenophobia, how can we as Friends support the immigrant rights movement and co-create the beloved community?   
We summarize last week’s activities; share next week’s upcoming events; and comment on the anti-free speech and assembly guidelines for protesting at the RNC in Cleveland, the reasons for Governor Kasich to veto a “poll tax” bill, and the visit of President Obama to Hiroshima, Japan (Length 30:51).
We summarize last week’s activities; share next week’s upcoming events; and comment on a new report touting the benefits of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the continued failures and political influence of the ECOT charter school system in Ohio, and transpartisan support for ending corporate personhood. (Length 26:52)
We summarize last week’s activities; share next week’s upcoming events; and comment on rising inequality, the successful Cleveland effort to raise the minimum wage to $15/hour, economic deterioration, the need to oppose an Ohio Senate bill to disenfranchise voters, and the $2 billion-plus raised, to date, for the 2016 Presidential elections (Length 39:59)

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