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"He doesn't have any specific plans to move us forward - only tired repeats that will take us back. So, Romney can use tonight's debate to fill in those details and finally, for the first time, explain his proposals or readjust his positions. Or he can spend 90 minutes doing what he does best: attacking the president, distorting his own record, and avoiding any and all details on his plans for this country." STEPHANIE CUTTER, Obama's Deputy Campaign Manager


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On the American Dream TV news program, Sunny James discusses how social/new media has changed the landscape for everyday users and organizers of civil unrest. How does social media impact citizens rights to protest and participate in civil unrest? Will the Arab spring type protest come to America?



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    9/2012 Lisa in the Nation's Capital: "Hi Sunny!! I appreciate your shows and the quality work in each and every episode. I also see you as a great role model because you are not afraid to be who you are."

    From Bronson: "What I'd really like to see is you guest hosting for Joe Madison instead of "Best Of " repeats. I don't know if XM will go for it but WOL should have no problem."

    From Dave, a self-described "one of many not-so-angry, compassionate conservative white guy listeners."
    "Greetings from a long-time (2 years at least) downloader of the ABW show"
    "Common sense is so addictive! Your comments about overweight, dimple-derriered divas had me laughing so hard I almost drove off the road! But when you focused on the facts about childhood obesity it almost made me cry. It's so sad that the blessing of our nation's food bounty, where not even the poorest go hungry, has resulted in the poorest are at risk for ill health due to overeating. Adults have choices, but kids depend on parents guiding their choices. It's reassuring to hear true community leaders remind parents they have responsibilities. Keep up the good work! I'll keep listening. best, one of your many not-so-angry, compassionate conservative white guy listeners!"

    Excellent viewpoint and content from Michant2
    "Your show is very enjoyable and the content is excellent. I enjoy your point of view on the many subjects that you cover and think that you always hit on things that people are thinking but are afraid to say. It's good to hear someone voice her opinion on relevant topics of today concerning not only black people or black women, but things that affect everyone."

    Excellent job on the past 3 shows! from D.H.
    "You were awesome as a guest on WWWT-FM. Good job on discussing a wide array of topics including politics, news, education, obese kids, terrible prom attire, etc. . . . I'm looking forward to winning more Sunny James converts . . ."
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    "I have found your podcasts to be informative, educational and entertaining. In fact, I got a pair of dress shoes repaired after listening to one of your podcasts. Thanks!(I saved some money that day)."

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    1. Look Well, Therefore to This Day
    2. DC Public Schools Turn a Blind Eye to Bullying
    3. The Breast Kept Secret
    4. Sarah Palin's Lie
    5. Nancy Pelosi: Just a Photo Op and Business as Usual
    6. May 13th, Wedding Day, Mother's Day, Divorce
    7. Don Imus Will Not Return After These Commercial Messages
    8. Barack in Selma: Homecoming or Pilgrimage or Because That's Where the Voters Are
    9. Run, Barack, Run
    10. James Brown, Men's Shirts & Caller ID
    11. Condi's Beat Down, Freshman from Brooklyn Speaks Like One and Darfur and Clooney Go Together
    12. Holiday Shoeshine
    13. Betrayal on the Potomac
    14. Farewell 2006
    15. What is that Smell? Radio & TV Programming for a Black Audience, Of Course!
    16. Rethinking Graduation Speakers
    17. America's Dream for Black Folks--It's a Nightmare



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    Sean Hennessey's Bloomingdale Neighborhood Blog. A Renaissance Community in the Nation's Capital

    Stop, Blog and Roll. Another great DC neighborhood blog

    momsrising.org. Where moms and people who love them go to change our world

    The Half Show. Entertainment and fashion as only New York can do it. BTW, supporters of The Sunny James Show from the beginning

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    Mother Talkers. An affiliate of the Daily Kos. I love this site!




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    If you’re a long-time listener, you know that from the very beginning it’s always been my dream to work in terrestrial radio but in the last 24-hours even proven radio talent are being axed from great shows. I'm still pissed that NPR ended Michelle Martin's "Tell Me More."

    I do wish that I had the financial resources to continue to do my podcast a different way. While I sort out the show’s future, I’ve decided to turn my attention to writing, creating beautiful hand-crafted things and photography. What you may not have known is that during my divorce, my ex took off with my medium format camera equipment (and my home, but that's another story); I was a really good and very passionate photographer. I'd love to work that muscle again. And, yes, I'm still running, swimming and biking (keep reading for my most recent rumination on biking)

    Who knew that at this point in my life an artist would emerge and demand to be nurtured? Social media has always provided an outlet for my pent up creativity. (the early adopter that I am, my first years of podcasts always came with a definition for 'podcast') For me creativity comes many ways, the spoken and written word and photography. In addition, I love to merge my love of jewelry, especially beads with paper to create wearable art that doesn’t leave a big footprint on the planet.

    So, until I strike it rich and/or I decide what will become of “The Sunny James Show” I hope you’ll take a look at some of the things that I’ll be posting on tumblr.

    If you’ve just recently found my show, please do explore the archives. There’s some great work there that I’m proud of.

    That being said, here’s my most recent musing on tumblr. "Whatcha Lookin At?" I am a WWWSB—a Woman Who Wears Skirts on a Bike. What is it about a woman on a bike … http://t.co/BC353WIyWN

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    I have spoken many times of Miss Adele, my gramma. I have spoken of her as "The Original Bad Ass." She will always be that for me--a girl that didn't have any clue that women had such power until I met her. She is still unbelievably sharp and still has so much attitude--come correct or she'll tell you "you're full of shit." She is just home from being in the hospital. Her cancer has returned and she does not want the doctors "pokin and feelin all over" her. Miss Adele bought the house we're living in 1948. It was a battle. She had to fight redlining, unwelcoming and sometimes violent white neighbors and, of course, the law that said she had to have her husband's signature on the mortgage documents. By that time, Adele and Charlie were still married in name only. Grandad was living in Fountain, North Carolina and she'd be damned if his "bootleggin' and chain gang workin' ass" name was going on the house that she had toiled to have by working in the kitchen of the Mayflower Hotel. The dust and country farming life were not meant for Miss Adele. But she NEVER ever forgot her roots and what it meant to be in need in a new place. Over the years she has sheltered 97 people under her roof. Most from North Carolina sprinkled with a few hard luck stories from right here in DC, including yours truly for a second go'round after a divorce. I will always be thankful that my kids have had the "Miss Adele Experience." She is a history lesson everyday. I listen and take notes--ever the genealogist. But nothing beats watching her eyes as she tells her stories. Of not being able to shop in long-gone department stores--right here in the Nation's Capital (she outlasted them all, take that Garfinkels). Of being stopped and felt up by racist cops in the south and in DC for doing nothing more than walking along the street (although her breast would cause any man pause). And the how and whys of her many many lovers--it would curl your hair! I have bathed and shampooed every inch of her. I have clipped her hair (yes, even there) and toenails. There is sagging skin in every nook and cranny and I have massaged the place where there used to be a wonderfully full round breast. This slow and steady march toward death is not what I was prepared for, not what I wanted. But I think I am what she AND I needed. Death has its own grace and power if you lean into it, watch it and accept it. I am thankful for being apart of Adele's life here at the end. She has shown me how to live out loud. She admits her long-ago mistakes but rather matter-of-factly, not with regret--"that's just how it was in those days" she says.

    I'm not one of those people who believe that you have to love your blood relations regardless of their transgressions and dysfunction. And, Adele, well, she has certainly had her share of both. But I have loved her from our first meeting. I was four. I am the granddaughter that came home to see her to the end because for whatever the reason I've loved her from the beginning. Saaaang, Al Green--"For the Good Times"

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    One badass lady--Annie Edson Taylor goes over Niagrara Falls in a barrel in 1901. She was 63 years old at the time.

    Don't you dare tell me how much something cost if I haven't asked.

    League of Women Voters needs to stop frontin' and just say all the stuff about being "a non-partisian, political organization that encourages informed and active participation of citzens" is bullshit

    -- Mourdocks, Akins and Lies, oh my!

    -- Obama drives back into the White House?

    -- Will the Electoral College screw us again? Even Mo Roca's 3rd graders know what's fair

    -- Reverse migration

    -- Elyria, Ohio on race: Enough already of the neverending conversation?

    -- Wonder Woman--of course, she's on the radio

    -- Nerdland: a nice place for Black folks

    For the Musically Stuck in Rut . . . BeauSoleil

    Where in the World Is . . . Prague

    Sunny's Good Word . . . Excoriate

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    Til Next Time

    Sunny

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    Welcome to the Sunny James Show!

    I always knew that people in the UK, Germany, Philippines and Australia just loved me. Thanks for the support.

    A week off to celebrate and reflect. The Radio Goddess did indeed have another birthday.

    The permanent yellow card for my son's soccer career.

    -- Def not a woman in a binder, Bernette Johnson NOLA's 1st Black chief justice

    -- Lay no more, the Catholic Church & their female priest. Well just until they're excommunicated

    -- Where are you on the line: Poverty in America

    -- DC public schools say: "Sure, we'll try that"

    -- Glossy, flashy, trashy fashion rags still serving up bullshit to women

    -- BOLO for Sweet taste of honey and no sting

    -- Multi-generational living REDUX

    -- Eric Deggans' new book Race-Baiter: How the media wields dangerous words to divide a nation. You had me at 'race'

    For the Musically Stuck in a Rut . . . 'Hold On' by Alabama Shakes. After 3 hours of leap frogging through iTunes recently, I discovered Alabama Shakes. Oh my, the voice on lead singer Brittany Howard. So real and deep.

    Where in the World Is . . . the Gulf of Aden

    Sunny's Good Word . . . Nuncupative


    Til Next Time,

    Sunny

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    Welcome to the Sunny James Show

    Ode to October. Forget the Oktoberfest. Time for pumpkins, ghouls and presidential debates

    Love your breast--fondle, mash, repeat

    DC's own Geniuses

    It's time to Slut Walk

    Friendships and weird neighbors

    -- PA voters win

    -- Desperation makes you do weird shit--Romney steals Obama's plan

    -- Sin and a shame--unemployment benefits for 2,400 millionaires

    -- I don't get Saudi Islamic women?

    -- American women wrong? Not so much

    -- AP classes--a good thing

    -- Haiti fighting elephantiasis

    -- The curtain falls on Voice of America's African music guy

    -- Ford's new police Interceptor makes me want to get my hands dirty

    For the Musically Stuck in a Rut . . . Think Pink's Truth About Love. Whatever color, Pink's my kinda girl

    Where in the World is . . . Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, parlez vous francaise?

    Sunny's Good Word . . . Fugacious--catch it quick

    Til Next Time,

    Sunny

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    Welcome to the Sunny James Show

    Finally! Listener mail from okdokey, Delilah and DC's own Lisa. Thanks for listening

    It's always about me and the other 617,000 citizens

    -- Just put up a yard sign: Wanted, only people like us

    -- Women with intellegence--and guns, well maybe. But, def, intellegence

    -- Why Marseille, I hardly recognize you

    -- Teachers helping students: This ain't a good thing

    -- How did the NAACP get those ex-cons to Geneva?

    -- Deepak Chopra say God still matters, duh!

    -- Fredrick Douglass is moving. That sneeky little suffragist

    For the Musically Stuck in a Rut . . . Hootie is a cutie patootie. Country music from Darius Rucker's Charleston, SC 1966 'This'

    Where in the World is . . . Las Cruces

    Sunny's Good Word . . . Propinquity

    Til Next Time,

    Sunny

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    Welcome to the Sunny James Show

    The radio goddess and 618,000 others are from the Nation's Capital of TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION

    --  A simple bitch--and other relations. I didn't ask you to walk my dog

    --  The 47 percent likes sex parties

    --  Romney's Black Leadership Council? Somthing just doesn't sound right about this

    --  Thurston Howell Romney

    --  Egypt wants Terry Jones. Thank you. And yes, we'll have him at the airport waiting for the Egyptian police

    --  I'd really like to know: why IS the Arab world so easily offended?

    --  Jesse Jackson Jr's stay in the Mayo Clinic, a way out of his legal troubles?

    --  Rabbi Shmuley goes to Washington? Shalom

    --  Immigrant's kids pay more for an education

    --  Whose $23 million house? Well, only the foreclosure will tell

    --  In India, going to the railroad either mean that you're leaving home or you've got to do number 1 or 2. Only the luggage can tell

    For the Musically Stuck in a Rut . . . Johnny Hartman's In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning

    Where in the World is . . . Maldova, all because a tourist asked me to take his picture

    Sunny's Good Word . . . Halcyon

    Til Next Time

    Sunny

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    Welcome to the Sunny James Show

    --  My grandmother's hazy, crazy days are still around. Let all ride on 95 Black

    --  Friends, lovers, losers and high school sweethearts. What do you keep and what do you let go?

    --  During the RNC/DNC conventions, the talking heads made a mess in their pants. Can I get a dose of the UK's plain ol' news readers, please, oh, please?

    --  Romney and Robertson, Who has the holy oil? Somebody annoint these two.

    --  The debates are coming, the debates are coming

    --  We should never forget

    --  Taking care of each other--not in that special republican way that requires a trip to the Cayman Islands

    --  How big is your human trafficking footprint?

    --  These days teenage boys are ordering a different sort of room service

    --  Tracy Reese, Michelle Obama--need I say more

    --  Hova built a house?

    --  Library of Congress Book Festival on the National Mall, come, read our books

    --  Changes to The Sunny James Show--tell me what they are and I'll send you a Starbucks gift card. Yes, really

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    For the Musically Stuck in a Rut . . . Sonny James, it's been just a matter of time

    56:18

    Where in the World Is . . . Calcutta

    56:26

    Sunny's Good Word . . . Doppleganger and L'Shana Tova

    Til' Next Time,

    Sunny


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    Welcome to the Sunny James Show

    --  Vacations are over, Labor Day has come and gone and I haven't had a vacation since, well I don't really remember

    --  Kids are back to school. Thank you gracious heavenly father in the sky

    --  Parents, it's time to stop being and raising hypocrites and singing the 'not under my roof' song.

    --  30,000 dead North Carolina voters haunt local voting booths

    --  The DNC kicks homeless from hotel rooms

    --  My hero, Melissa Harris-Perry loses it and it's a thing of beauty. 'Nothing is riskier than being poor in America'

    --  Bernie Sanders' 'Labor Day 2012.' Well said

    --  Coming to TVs near you: How Kochs and Americans for Prosperity spent $6.2 million

    --  Michelle Obama, Michelle Obama, Michelle Obama. Kinda like the real estate saying, but with better arms

    --  Harlem's charter schools not a cure, it could be worse, try educating a kid in the Nation's Capital

    --  Milan's recently-deceased catholic archbishop, tells the truth from the grave. Yes another ghost. At least he's not trying to vote in North Carolina

    --  Supersizing the empty nest. Stories to make my heart sing

    --  Paul Ryan still lying 26.2 miles later

    --  OK, who has the 30 million pounds of maple syrup? Duh, it worth $30 millon

    For the Musically Stuck in a Rut  . . . William Fitzsimmons' 'By My Side'

    Where in the World is . . . Prince Edward Island

    Sunny's Good Word . . . Callipygous

    Til Next time

    Sunny

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    Welcome to The Sunny James Show


    (00:00:00 - 00:11:40)

    --  An apology: May show #66-12 rest in peace, along with its poor audio

    --  The heat just needs to go away. Or I just need to stop bitchin' about it

    --  Mr. Ashmore, a very smart homeless man taught me to salute the dawn. You should too

    --  "Do you need #2 pencils?" Oh, the things that can make a radio goddess cry


    (00:11:40 - 00:43:08)


    --   Fear? Black President? I ain't afraid of no ghosts

    --  Chris Matthews, ya did good telling off the head of the RNC

    --  David Brooks makes funny, seriously

    --  Issac throws water on GOP's party

    --  Ann Romney bakes?!

    --  GOP courts color, just until November 6th, then ya'll can kiss their collective white asses and Autur Davis' too

    --  The Congressional Black Caucus cusses out the newly-republican Autur Davis--in times-roman,single-spaced words

    --  Coming in the November issue, just for you gurlz--the presidential Glamour

    --  Tutu pulls out but Tony Blair is still satisfied

    --  Chineese gangsters in Angola. Oooh, how interesting looking are those babies gonna be

    --  A la rentree--Calling all refugee kids back to school with bouquets of sharpened pencils

    (00:43:08)

    For the Muically Stuck in a Rut . . . Eva Cassidy sings Autumn Leaves

    (00:44:32)

    Where in the World is . . . Apua

    (00:44:45)

    Sunny's Good Word . . . Sedulous

    Til Next Time

    Sunny


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