Category Brooklyn Culture Jam Radio

93 million out of the workforce

There has been much jubilation over the latest unemployment report, which shows that the economy had grown by 223,000 jobs last month. Market analysts and economists were watching the April numbers closely, after an anemic 126,000 jobs added in March had to be ‘adjusted’ down to 85,000 jobs. Remember that anything below 150,000 new jobs […]

Brooklyn Culture Jam Radio–the E word

This week, people who are following issues with ‘climate change’ were treated to numerous articles reporting that atmospheric levels of c02 seem to be fixed levels of 400 parts per million. But there was almost no reporting on what 400 ppm of carbon means to the atmosphere–or prospects for continued life on the planet. The […]

Calling it what it is–the euphemism of ‘Climate Change’

The story has recently broken through the MSM that we’ve reached 400 parts Per Million of carbon dioxide in Mister atmosphere. The thing we breathe. We’d hit the number before but we hadn’t stayed at it for a month the way we did in April. 400 is the new normal. 350 is so ‘last century’. […]

Brooklyn Culture Jam welcomes Marni Halasa!

So let’s say you’re planning to change the world–how do you get the media to cover you? Especially if your name isn’t ‘David Koch’ or even ‘Russell Brand’. Well, if you’re Marni Halasa, you work your butt off, and you make contacts and you promise the media they’ll get a nice picture or two  or a quote […]

Warning about Freddie Gray discussions

I’m going to piss off many of my FaceBook friends in coming days. Some are even family. Read at your peril. As events have unfolded in Baltimore around Freddie Gray and his death while in police custody, I’ve found myself increasingly out of step with many of my Facebook ‘Friends’. You of the left persuasion know […]

Brooklyn Culture Jam Radio–The BP Human Extinction Bayou Blues

If you didn’t catch my performance on Monday at the commemoration of the fifth anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon blowout/Disaster, I have put it up on radio at my Brooklyn Culture Jam gig. The play is titled the BP HUMAN EXTINCTION BAYOU BLUES. I play the part of Lonnie, a Louisiana based musician whose life […]

School Reform and educational malpractice–Brooklyn Culture Jam

Dr. Mark Naison  We recently spoke to Dr. Mark Naison. He is a Professor of African-American Studies and History at Fordham University and Director of Fordham’s Urban Studies Program. He is the author of six books and over 200 articles on African-American History, urban history, and the history of sports. The Bronx African-American History Project, […]