Silicon Valley Voice


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Two Hours of Such Fun to be Had by ALL! The show features:      Passionate Authors, Musicians & Activists talking about their ideas with witty commentary.

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This week on Silicon Valley Voice will have two stimulating guests Bob Bland from Manufacture New York a fashion incubator/factory hybrid dedicated to providing independent designers with the resources & skills to streamline their production process & transform local manufacturing into the most affordable, innovative option for all.  and author Ellen Brown talking about her book “Web of Debt” looking at America’s financial woes and the solutions.  She, also, is the president of the Public Banking Institute supporting the creation of state public banks like the one in North Dakota,

Fracking that destructive gas and oil extracting process has destroyed whole town water supplies and caused the 5.7 (on the Richter scale) Ohio earthquake.  We have Kristin Lynch the Pacific Region Director for Food and Water Watch at Food and Water Watch.ORG.  She will explain in depth the Fatal Fallacies of Fracking which has recently began to ramp up here in California and as of now completely unchecked.  The we talk with Shannon Biggs from Global Exchange just back from a speaking tour around the state on Fracking. 

Then we look at the issue of fare trade, GMO’s and The Green Festivals with our guest Elizabeth O’Connell from Green America.  She discusses becoming a fare trade business and the breaking news on GMO labling at

Postal Savings Banks

We hear from Jim Sauber, Chief of Staff for the National Association of Letter Carriers.  He is a wonderful speaker, who talks about reinventing the postal service and reviving Postal Savings Banks.

I have guest Jane Smith from Occupy Bay Area.  I ran into her at the Public Banking Institute’s event.   She sees public banking as great way to break the strangle hold of private banks.  Appropriate petitions links are on the blog page.

As America's first agricultural fraternity, Grange service to agriculture, communities and the nation is built upon democratic expression and organization. Each member has the opportunity to help formulate community, state, and national policies.  SVV Feb 18, 2014

Yes on Proposition 41 will make $600 million of existing Proposition 12 (Veterans Bond Act of 2008) bond funds available to expand housing options for veterans. Proposition 41 will allow homeless veterans, veterans and veterans’ families who are at risk of homelessness, and veterans struggling with disabilities and unemployment to access safe, decent, affordable places to live, and to access needed mental health, substance use, case management, or job training.

Yes on Proposition 42 - to end funding disputes between the state and local governments that lead to cuts in compliance with open-government laws–specifically, the Public Records Act and the Brown Act.

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"This is not mainly about trade," says Lori Wallach, director of Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch. "It is a corporate trojan horse. The agreement has 29 chapters, and only five of them have to do with trade. The other 24 chapters either handcuff our domestic governments -- limiting food safety, environmental standards, financial regulation, energy and climate policy -- or establishing new powers for corporations."

Walter Rowntree and Laura Reynolds head across country in their electric Tesla camping in RV parks as they go.

Interview with Mina Itabashi of Global Trade Watch on the TPP and Fast Track.  She urges we stop Fast Track and push our elected representatives to stop the TPP as well.  See links below for specifics and go to  .....

A true inspiration.

Doris "Granny D" Haddock, died at the ripe age of 100, lived in the woods between Dublin and Peterborough, New Hampshire, made famous as Our Town by Thornton Wilder. She was born January 24, 1910 in Laconia, New Hampshire and attended Emerson College before marrying James Haddock.

Here is the transcript from & audio of the first speech:

How Locals are Fighting Back Against the Water Company and politics in Detroit.  This a panel at Netroots Nation 2014 covered the history that lead to these Michiganders that now have no running water.  [The Governor of Michigan did not win his re-election in 2018]

Senator Elizabeth Warren 

speaking at Dominican University

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  6. BulletNo on Prop 48 A Grand Alliance to Save Our Public Postal Service - In the face of aggressive attacks, a wide range of national and local organizations have come together to create A Grand Alliance to Save Our Public Postal Service. These organizations are united in the demand that the public good must not be sacrificed for the sake of private investment and profit. A strong public Postal Service is our democratic right. The Alliance is fighting to protect and enhance vibrant public postal services now – and for many generations to come.

I Stand With Postal Workers in the fight to keep post offices open and expand hours, for shorter wait time in line, prompt mail delivery, and enhanced services, such as postal banking. Good service is crucial to maintaining a vibrant, public Postal Service that connects residents and businesses in all areas and provides living-wage jobs that strengthen our communities!

Losing a pet can be one of the most painful experiences a person can have. There is much talk in today's world about unconditional love. It would be wonderful if human beings were capable of such a thing. The sad truth is that we fall short of the mark. While unconditional love is probably impossible, it is a wonderful goal and we should continue to strive for it.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a disastrous trade agreement designed to protect the interests of the largest multi-national corporations at the expense of workers, consumers, the environment and the foundations of American democracy. It will also negatively impact some of the poorest people in the world.

Fresh raw local honey will also be tastier, and more potent. And, when you buy from local independent farmers such as Willow Glen Honey you help keep them in business, which is good for your economy.

Negotiators announced an "agreement in principle" for something called the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), meaning TPP will soon move to Congress for approval. The TPP would expand the same failed "free trade" policies to 12 other nations that have already cost millions of jobs and shuttered tens of thousands of factories across the United States.

Make no mistake: if TPP passes, it will further hurt consumers and cost American jobs. So we must stop it, together.

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Brad Sharpe-Geisler says “We can do Better than Bart”  One mile costs 40 times more than any other solution.  It is a subway style train that is being taken overland though that doesn’t justify the almost $200 million a mile for the new Bart system.  Brad Sharpe-Geisler discusses his research on how we could do Better than BART.  Then he covers the problems with the TPP and why is needs to be stopped.

In the last hour we will cover the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement or TPP that would be worse than NAFTA.  It declares war on sustainability, Labor, Sovereignty, and Public Banking.  We will hear from Arthur Stamoulis, and Margaret Flowers Yes, not another trade deal we need to jettison into the Sun.  Who knew we could do worse than NAFTA.

In the depths of the Great Depression, President Franklin D. Roosevelt promised the American people a “New Deal.” Over the decade 1933-43, a constellation of federally sponsored programs put millions of jobless Americans back to work and helped to revive a moribund economy. The result was a rich landscape of public works across the nation, often of outstanding beauty, utility and craftsmanship.

In April of 2018 an Executive Order was written to evaluate whether our US Postal Service should be handed over to business abandoning the Constitutionally mandated public postal system, which pays for it self and it NOT supported by taxpayer dollars.  Omar Gonzalez lays out the problems.

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Dr. Klaper speaks on health and the food you eat.  You can eat your way to good health.

Our body wants to be healthy; it doesn’t want to be inflamed, infected or in pain. In fact, it knows how to heal every one of its tissues and organs and is constantly repairing the daily damage from the athletic event we call “Life.” 

Lucinda Offer grew up in San Jose, CA an
d used to listen to KKUP in the 80’s.  She is a member of the Royal Astronomical Society and the Executive Director of the Mars Society.

Lucinda Offer has just returned from Norway where she was speaking on ‘Migration to Mars’ and we catchup with her at her home in England.

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Health & Wellness
She is trained by the industry’s leading professional training program, Vegan Hospitality ™. Regina started her journey towards a plant-based lifestyle after suffering for years from serious health issues that included debilitating migraines, high blood pressure, and nerve pain throughout her neck and back. Excited about eliminating her reliance on a multitude of prescription drugs, she totally immersed herself in the process of converting all her favorite meals to plant-based versions for her family and friends and never looked back.
Ethos Primary Care practices a lifestyle medicine approach that conne
cts human health to the natural world. Ethos is part of a powerful movement that continues to shift the American model of healthcare from a reactive, disease-oriented, hospital-and-medication-based model to a personalized preventive approach that puts the patient at the center of care. Our focus is on the reversal and prevention of disease.

Valli earned her Plant-Based Nutrition Certification in 2017

Mars Society University Rover Challenge
Wendy Figone incorporates a variety of modalities that support clients in learning how to manage the widespread effects of a technology-driven lifestyle.  Science is finally catching up with the value of myofascial release, recognizing fascia as a new organ in our body. What does that mean and how do we care for this new organ?