Listen to CELDF’s radio program – Democracy Matters – every Thursday at 10am Eastern/7am Pacific at KYRS, Spokane’s Thin Air Community Radio. You can also podcast the show each week atkyrs.org/podcasts.cfm, click on Democracy Matters.
On this week’s program, we take a look at how the mid-term congressional elections are shaping up as the Democrats and Republicans vie for control of the House and Senate. We interview Bill Belitskus of North-Central Pennsylvania about how communities there are seeking to stop corporations from natural gas drilling and fracking. And we explore the Dartmouth College case – decided by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1819 – in which the court found that private corporations have rights and privileges that municipal corporations do not.
Each week on Democracy Matters we bring you stories from the frontlines as communities bring rights-based organizing to their communities – asserting their local self-governing authority to make the critical decisions that affect their lives and their community.
If you are interested in having Democracy Matters broadcast on your local community radio station, give them a call and let them know.