Thursday, March 14, 2019

THE REPUBLICAN CONTROLLED SENATE VOTES TO BLOCK THE PRESIDENT’S EMERGENCY DECLARATION; TRUMP VOWS VETO

Professor  Alain Sanders joins us to talk about what’s next and some of the breaking news in politics. Sanders is a former Time Magazine Reporter who currently teaches political science at St. Peter’s University in Jersey City, NJ.

WEBSITE: http://www.saintpeters.edu

He is often called upon by major market TV and radio stations as well as news networks to discussed legislative, political and international developments.

MARCH 16th: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION DAY (CREATED BY JIM BOHANNON); SUNSHINE WEEK; AND JOURNALISM ETHICS

(FROM https://nationaldaycalendar.com) “March 16th recognizes National Freedom of Information Day.  This day is an annual event held during Sunshine Week (and was created by Jim Bohannon). National Freedom of Information Day celebrates the birthday of President James Madison. Madison is known as the “Father of the Constitution” and as the foremost advocate for openness in government.  He is also hailed as being instrumental in the drafting of the United States Constitution and as the key champion and author of the United States Bill of Rights.  Individual rights and freedom of information were of high importance to Madison.”

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ALEX TARQUINIO is National President of the Society of Professional Journalists.

WEBSITE: https://www.spj.org

 

 

 

 

 

ABOUT SPJ

The Society of Professional Journalists is the nation’s most broad-based journalism organization, dedicated to encouraging the free practice of journalism and stimulating high standards of ethical behavior. Founded in 1909 as Sigma Delta Chi, SPJ promotes the free flow of information vital to a well-informed citizenry through the daily work of its nearly 7,500 members; works to inspire and educate current and future journalists through professional development; and protects First Amendment guarantees of freedom of speech and press through its advocacy efforts.