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Today's Show: at Coffee Brake, 6215 Allisonville Road with State Rep. Christina Hale.

Posted by Mark Small on September 20, 2014 at 6:51am 0 Comments

   Today’s “Civil Discourse Now,” from 11 am to 1 pm, will stream live from Coffee Brake, 6215 Allisonville Road.  Coffee Brake is located in the strip shopping center on the northeast corner of 62nd Street and Allisonville Road.

   Our guest panelists will include Christina Hale, Indiana State Representative for the 87th District. We also will have "Fashion News and Muse" from Kimann Schultz, and Tyler Rayl on Sports.

   We encourage any candidates for political office to be on…

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Abdul: to raise the minimum wage would benefit those who work; most wealthy heirs "game" the system.

Posted by Mark Small on September 19, 2014 at 6:30am 4 Comments

   My friend Abdul-Hakim Shabazz blogged yesterday about poverty and economic mobility in the context of his experience as a tutor when he was an undergrad. The upshot was some people want the work done for them—they want the minimum wage raised and a social safety net in place for those unable to meet life’s basic needs.

   I understand Abdul’s belief that people should work hard and earn what they need. I agree there should not be an incentive for people—or other entities—to work the…

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Join us at the Easley Winery, with Kimann and Mike Schultz, plus special guest Shawn Denney, Democratic Party candidate for the Fifth Congressional District.

Posted by Mark Small on September 12, 2014 at 5:52am 0 Comments

   The Easley Winery is located at 205 North College Avenue, on the northeast corner of College and Ohio, in downtown Indianapolis. The winery’s website, easleywinery.com, not only lists the wines made by the company, but tells the story of how the winery came to be.

   We will shoot from 11 am to 1 pm Saturday.  Kimann and Mike Schultz will be our guests and taste the wines available. Kimann’s weekly segment, “Fashion News and Muse,” will be a special, live edition.

   Democratic…

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Will Indy go the Ferguson way and finance local government through traffic tickets?

Posted by Mark Small on September 11, 2014 at 6:21am 0 Comments

   A people who value liberty should not allow their government to utilize court fines as a source of revenue. Elected officials would be tempted to create more laws to elicit more fines to haul in more revenue.

   Ferguson, Missouri, recently hit by riots and the national press corps after an unarmed black teenager was shot by a white police officer, derives twenty-one percent (21%) of its general revenue from traffic fines. That is one revenue source that has expanded, as others for…

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