Second to last Episode of Theology in Action Sunday Morning 8 AM

Second to last Episode of Theology in Action Sunday Morning 8 AM

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Join Us Tomorrow Morning, April 7th for the second to last episode of Theology in Action. David Concepcion, host of the show has also been producing the show since late 2011. David has covered many topics covering activism, politics, and social justice. He has covered both local and national activist marches and rallies. David has hosted multiple roundtable discussions with members of the community regarding major historical events like mass shootings, hate crimes, and terrorist acts. He has always created community discussion around important matters.

While there won’t be any new episodes of Theology in Action, David says he will continue writing in his blog as writing has always been his passion. We at Activate Media will miss Theology in Action, it is one of several original shows still in production since Occupy Boston Radio. David will always be a friend of Activate Media and is welcome in whatever capacity.

Join Us tomorrow morning 8 AM Sunday, April 7th and listen to the second to last Theology in Action Show. The last Theology in Action Show will Broadcast next Sunday morning the 14th.

Amid Blackouts and Food Shortages, Pence Unveils New Sanctions Targeting Venzuelan Oil Exports to Cuba

Amid Blackouts and Food Shortages, Pence Unveils New Sanctions Targeting Venzuelan Oil Exports to Cuba

Peace advocacy group CodePink says, “Reminder: sanctions are an act of war. #HandsOffVenezuela.”

byJessica Corbet

Despite Venezuela’s worsening humanitarian crisis fueled by political unrest and economic sanctions, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence announced new sanctions targeting the government and companies that transport oil to Cuba as part of the Trump administration’s ongoing effort to oust Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro.

Recognizing that “oil is the lifeblood” of the Venezuelan government, Pence said in Houston on Friday that the United States is sanctioning 34 vessels owned or operated by Petroleos de Venezuela, S.A. (PDVSA)—the state-run oil company—and two international businesses and a vessel that have recently shipped crude oil to Cuba, a key ally of Maduro.

“Cuba is a major importer of crude oil from Venezuela,” the U.S. Treasury Department noted in a statement Friday, “and in return, sends assistance to Venezuela in the form of political advisers, intelligence and military officials, and medical professionals, all of whom are used to ensure Maduro’s hold on power.”

Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez immediately spoke out against the sanctions. “I strongly reject new measures of economic piracy adopted by Washington to damage #Venezuela and steal its resources,” he tweeted in Spanish on Friday. “They will fail.”

“These measures are an act of extraterritoriality, interference, and imperial arrogance,” Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez added on Saturday

The administration’s move on Friday came after President Donald Trump’s National Security Adviser John Bolton said, in an interview with Reuters last weekend, that the administration was considering the so-called “secondary sanctions.”

After Pence’s announcement, the women-led peace advocacy group CodePink highlighted Bolton’s interview and tweeted Saturday, “Reminder: sanctions are an act of war. #HandsOffVenezuela.”

The U.S. sanctions are just the latest move by the Trump administration to pressure Maduro to step down.

Bolton and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced previous sanctions on PDVSA in late January, just days after Trump rejected Maduro’s most recent election as illegitimate and threw his support behind opposition leader Juan Guaidó, the head of Venezuela’s National Assembly who has declared himself “interim president.”

Last week, as Guaidó ramped up efforts to oust Maduro, the Venezuelan government barred the opposition leader from holding public office for 15 years.

Maduro has remained in power despite calls from some Venezuelans, the Trump White House, and about 50 other countries for him to turn over the government to Guaidó.

Members of the Trump administration—including Pence, in a tweet on Friday—have repeatedly threatened that “all options are on the table,” including foreign military intervention, to force Maduro out.

Both opponents and supporters of Maduro took to the streets of Caracas on Saturday, Al Jazeera reported, for “the latest rival rallies to be held in the capital amid a protracted political crisis and rising anger over blackouts that have left millionswithout electricity and water.”

Maduro and other critics of the Trump administration’s push for regime change in Venezuela charge that the U.S. economic sanctions are “strangling” the South American country and exacerbating its humanitarian crisis.

“Trump is strangling Venezuela with sanctions—and it’s not working,” Stephen Kinzer, a senior fellow at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs at Brown University, wrote in his column for The Boston Globe in March.

“As these sanctions escalate, the lives of ordinary Venezuelans become steadily worse,” Kinzer explained. “Food and medicine are in short supply, inflation is raging, and living standards have collapsed. Government corruption and mismanagement fuel this freefall, but fiats from Washington have decisively accelerated it.”

Source: Amid Blackouts and Food Shortages, Pence Unveils New Sanctions Targeting Venzuelan Oil Exports to Cuba

Gary DeCarlo & Chuck Negron On Talking Hendrix 

Gary DeCarlo & Chuck Negron On Talking Hendrix

Steam & Three Dog Night On www.activatemedia.org Friday Night

By Ed Wrobleski,

This week we’re airing two great classic interviews from our archives and our first of two guest is singer Gary Decarlo he sang the number one hit of 1969 ” Na Na Kiss Him Goodbye”:

DeCarlo is best known for having been the frontman for Steam, the group that recorded and released “Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye” way back in 1969.

The track was a major hit at the time, but has only grown in popularity ever since.

The refrain/title has been used in endless arenas and across multiple decades; from teams playing it over the loud speaker when a basketball player fouls out …

… to Democrats in Congress taunting their Republican colleagues with it after the House passed a version of a new healthcare law in early May.

Pat Horgan, a close friend of the late artist’s, tells TMZ that DeCarlo was in hospice care in Connecticut at the time of his passing.

His lung cancer had spread to various parts of his body by this point and his wife was by Gary’s side when he died.

gary DeCarlo was performing as recently as April of 2017 before his health took a turn for the much worse.

Along with their aforementioned smash hit, Steam released such songs as “I’ve Cried a Million Times” and “I’ve Gotta Make You Love Me.”

But it was “Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye “that sold over eight million copies and which put DeCarlo on the music map.

The song has been recorded in German, Italian, Japanese and Portugese; it has been arranged in rap, reggae, Motown, disco and heavy metal versions.

It has featured in movies such as Remember the Titans and TV shows such as the Simpsons and Cheers. Heck it even played in a Kohler toilet commercial.

The musician thought he has overcome his initial cancer diagnosis in 2011, but it returned five years later, having invaded his lung, rib and back muscles.

“I love writing. I love being in the studio,” DeCarlo said shortly after the return. “I try to be up [in my home studio] everyday. Its like getting a B-12 shot. We lost Gary on June 28, 2017 due to a battle with lung cancer, He was 75 years old.

May Gary DeCarlo rest in peace.

Our second guest is the voice of the group Three Dog Night and that’s Chuck Negron:

In 1967, singer Danny Hutton invited Negron to join him and Cory Wells to found the band Three Dog Night. The group became one of the most successful bands of the late 1960s and early 1970s, selling approximately 60 million records and earning gold records for such songs as “One”, “Easy to be Hard”, and “Joy to the World”.

The rock and roll lifestyle took its toll on Negron, and by the time Three Dog Night disbanded in 1976, Negron had a serious heroin addiction which began in the early 1970s. In July 1975, the British music magazine, NME, reported that Negron had been arrested for cocaine possession in Kentucky. He overcame his addiction in September 1991 and embarked on a solo career, recording the albums:
Am I Still In Your Heart? (1995)
Joy to the World (1996), a Christmas CD
Long Road Back (1999)
Chuck Negron – Live In Concert (2001), a double CD set
The Chuck Negron Story (2005)
Negron Generations (2017)

He wrote his autobiography, Three Dog Nightmare (1999), in which he attributes his recovery from heroin addiction to his turning to God in desperation, after dropping out from more than 30 drug treatment facilities. A revised version with several new chapters was released in 2018.[14]

For more information and up to the minute tour schedule and merchandise go to Chuck’s Official website:

www.chucknegron.com

So don’t forget to join us this friday night from 7-8 p.m. on:
www.activatemedia.org

Source: Gary DeCarlo & Chuck Negron On Talking Hendrix | Massapequa, NY Patch