Greg Bishop is locked and loaded and ready make you think--from what's happening in Syria to the latest developments in the Springfield Police file shredding controversy and those who are seeking an doubling of the minimum wage. Be sure to catch Bishop On Air from 10 to noon only on 970 WMAY, The News and Talk of Springfield.
The Syrian situation
We'll have to talk Syria some more. Several years ago talking to Democracy Now's Amy Goodman, General Wesley Clark talked about Syria being on a list of targets from years ago. There he says he was told by another general that "we've got a good military and we can take down governments." Is that what's happening in Syria? Is it just another country on a list that we're ready to pluck off? A memo described how there Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Iran are all on the list. We've toppled Iraq and Libya, and we have drones all over Somalia, now Syria is in the crosshairs.
Also, we'll focus on the Petrodollar. What is it and how does that play into our foreign affairs. We'll break it all down to start off the show.
This weekend, there will be a Rally for Non-Intervention scheduled at noon at the State Capital as part of a global protest against future intervention in Syria and other countries by western powers.
In an ironic twist, the City of Springfield is requesting some documents and information from the man who is suing the city over the destruction of public records. We'll review the request that was sent to Calvin Christian's attorneys and what kind of image of the city is represented in the request. What are your thoughts?
Springfield On Strike, listener provided photo of today's protest
We're expected to be joined in the 11 o'clock hour to talk with protestor Tenika Bowen who is joining others in Springfield to strike and are demanding that employees at fast food restaurants get $15 an hour. This surely will spark debate for much of the rest of the show as we talk about what value we place on fast food and other jobs. Don't miss this conversation!
Open phones and NOTM
After all of that, we'll open up the phones for the final half hour of the program. With open phones we'll also get out News on the March--the latest news you should know about.
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