Reconsidering “White Man’s” History

In an interview with CNN’s Chris Cuomo, filmmaker Ken Burns says that the statute of Teddy Roosevelt outside the Museum of Natural History in New York City should be removed. And so should many others, he says, that show white men in “superior” positions alongside blacks and Indians. But Larry Sparano says there is a better way to “correct” the so-called “racist” depictions of the past. He explains in this conversation with Kent Garrett of WIOX Radio New York:

How to Get Super Rich

Corporate greed and power continues to grow, under a phony doctrine called of Neoliberalism. Supposedly, through the use of a totally deregulated “Free Market” economy, what’s good for the rich is good for the masses. Oh, yeah? Larry Sparano has a distinctly different view as you’ll hear in this conversation with Kent Garrett of WIOX Radio New York:

U.S.Govt.: Jobs R Us?

As the economy continues to sputter, there are renewed calls for a massive government jobs program. It would guarantee a government-sponsored job to anyone who wants one. Would it work? And would it be a long-term boost to the U.S. Economy? That’s today’s topic between Larry Sparano and Kent Garrett of WIOX Radio New York:

Facebook Censors Trump! Zuckerberg as Internet Cop?

A Facebook ad put out by President Trump’s campaign team has been taken down by Facebook –on grounds that it displayed an inverted red triangle that was used by the Nazis to label and persecute political dissenters and other groups. Is this in itself political censorship that has gone too far? That’s the topic of today’s dust-up between Larry Sparano and Kent Garrett of WIOX Radio New York:

Bolton’s Bombshells? Could be a Dud!

The media is all abuzz over the new book by John Bolton, describing what he says is Trump’s self-serving moves on foreign policy matters of which he had no understanding. But, as Larry Sparano describes in this conversation with Kent Garrett of WIOX Radio New York, Bolton himself is no genius when it comes to foreign policy:

Cariol’s Law: Cops to Stop Other Cops’ Abuse

Because she intervened to stop a fellow cop’s choke hold on a suspect, then- Buffalo Police Officer Cariol Horne was fired one year short of the pension she would have received after 20 years of service. The fellow officer was white, and the suspect was black. Horne wants a law –which would be named Cariol’s Law– passed. It would require police officers to intervene when a fellow officer is being abusive to a suspect. Buffalo’s City Council wants the New York State Attorney General to reopen the investigation into the incident, and Horne hopes to be exonerated for her actions and have her pension restored. Larry Sparano talks about the matter with Kent Garrett of WIOX Radio New York:

All Whites Racist? What About Blacks?

“Social Justice Educator” Robin DiAngelo is being featured on CNN, touting her conclusions that all white people are racist, despite their protestations that they are not. But how about blacks? How about other ethnic groups? How about other societies? Or, is it just America that is rife with systemic and pervasive racism that must be corrected? Larry Sparano has his own opinions about that in this lively exchange with Kent Garrett of WIOX Radio New York:

No Quick Recovery

All the upbeat news following last week’s latest jobs report does not reflect. Nor does it indicate that there will be a quick recovery ahead. Economist Richard Wolff says the dire consequences of the Covid-19 shut-down will become increasingly and painfully obvious in the months ahead. Larry Sparano discusses the factors that will keep the economy depressed with Kent Garrett of WIOX Radio New York.

 

Biden a Shoe-in? Not so Fast!

Many partisan commentators and “analysts” are crowing about new polls showing Trump far behind Biden –by as much as 14 points. But are the polls accurate, and are the “experts” interpreting them correctly? Larry Sparano says no, in this interview with Kent Garrett of WIOX Radio New York:

Wall Street Crazies: Is The Surge Really a Bubble?

Is the new surge in the Stock Market based on reality? After a big finish on Friday, stocks were up again this Monday, with the Dow closing up 461 points and the S&P gaining 38 points. What’s behind the new optimism? Vere Global CIO Mark Collinsworth explains in this interview with Larry Sparano: