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Fri, 06/26/2020 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm
Ender Black

This show is dedicated to all the frontline medical teams who have given the best of themselves during this terrible coronavirus crisis. This year has been something else!! In this show I continue my theme of exploring today's issues from a holistic, worldwide view and how we'll be able to tackle all of them through unprecedented emergency procedures. 

Just to give you a summary of my current political and social discourse, the three main events that marked 2020 as the year when the path for extraordinary reforms has been opened, are:

 

* The Australian Fires: this event, although it took place outside of America, much like the 2019 Amazon Rainforest Fires, has had repercussions at a global scale given the magnitude of the destruction that was recorded. This is a clear signal that we sent deep into outerspace that Earth needs aid, support and protection asap. Why? Simple. The majority of people on the planet do not want these disasters to continue to happen. If it's the case that some governments and private companies have been in colusion and have agreed to use the opportunity given by the fires to clear land for agriculture and development, then this is definitely an issue to target and fix. The fires in Australia, with the tragic consequences to precious, unique creatures like koalas, are another reminder of the massive, systemic problem we have in regards with the way governments treat and deal with animals and ecosystems. 

 

* The Covid-19 Crisis: this event is a very serious health and security global issue. Regardless of the nature and origin of the virus, it appeared because of poor management by people. This has been and still is a very loud signal we are sending to outerspace and to Heaven that Earth is not doing well at all and that we all deserve aid, support and protection. We have genius people here, with superb ideas, and we must be able to have the opportunity to access our best capacities so we can tackle this issue to the very best of our abilities. We can't expect a vaccine created by the current outdated pharmaceutical paradigm to solve this problem, and we certainly cannot accept any outlandish, eerie or objectionable social control system designed to monitor or catalog citizens.

 

* The Murder of George Floyd: this event is the last drop on injustice, inequality and systemic racism. For too long we have witnessed the decimation of non-European peoples and cultures throughout the world. Black people all over the globe continue to be marginalized. We have made great strides in leveling the playing field, but it's far from enough. Major reforms in multiple aspects of our society must be brought online, and we will require aid, support and protection so we can carry them out. Racism is a disease that must be erradicated from the face of our planet, and we must do anything and everything to accomplish it. Our education system must be revamped entirely so a more comprehensive history of the world can be taught in schools; we'll need to drop our euro-centric education paradigm. This, in addition to reforms to our financial system and law enforcement training, will ensure our success. African Americans have made enormous contributions and enrichments to our global culture, and this can't be taken lightly. 

 

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Technical Error Note: About 15 minutes into the second hour of the show, there are a few minutes of dead air. During this space, an excerpt by Australian author Bruce Pascoe was to be played.

Episode Playlist

  • Time
    8:55
    Artist
    Gordi
    Song
    The Cost (Australian Bushfire Relief)
    Album
    The Cost (Australian Bushfire Relief) - Single
    Label
    Jagjaguwar
  • Time
    8:58
    Artist
    Elle Rudd
    Song
    Let It Rain
    Album
    Let It Rain - Single
    Label
    Elle Rudd
  • Time
    9:01
    Artist
    Syne
    Song
    Koala
    Album
    Koala - Single
    Label
    Syne
  • Time
    9:10
    Artist
    Lewis Burns
    Song
    Traditional Didgeridoo at The Tribal Rhythms Gathering, New York
    Album
    2016
    Label
  • Time
    9:14
    Artist
    Unknown Young Aboriginal Artist
    Song
    Aboriginal Music Jam with Techno (Found on StreetChapters YouTube Channel)
    Album
    2014
    Label
  • Time
    9:30
    Artist
    Pitbull
    Song
    I Believe That We Will Win (World Anthem)
    Album
    I Believe That We Will Win (World Anthem) - Single
    Label
    S&B Entertainment Ventures, LLC
  • Time
    9:35
    Artist
    Tye Tribbett
    Song
    We Gon’ Be Alright
    Album
    We Gon’ Be Alright - Single
    Label
    Motown Gospel (EGS)
  • Time
    9:39
    Artist
    Queen + Adam Lambert
    Song
    You Are The Champions (in honor of coronavirus frontline workers)
    Album
    2020
    Label
  • Time
    9:45
    Artist
    John Lee Hooker
    Song
    Boom Boom (1967)
    Album
    Blues Legend
    Label
    MCA Special Products
  • Time
    9:47
    Artist
    Aretha Franklin
    Song
    (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman
    Album
    Lady Soul
    Label
    Rhino Atlantic
  • Time
    9:50
    Artist
    Louis Armstrong & Ella Fitzgerald
    Song
    Summertime
    Album
    Porgy and Bess
    Label
    Verve Reissues
  • Time
    9:55
    Artist
    Mahalia Jackson
    Song
    Take My Hand Precious Lord
    Album
    Bless This House
    Label
    Columbia/Legacy

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