Flashback Fury: Current Interview with Silver-Tongued Steve Pleich and FLASHBACK TO November 8, 2005 featuring former Mayor Mike Rotkin and the legacy of phony marijuana liberalism in Santa Cruz- 101.3 FM Sunday morning 9:30 AM 7-16-17

This Sunday’s show revisits
…2005 Street interviews from Pacific Avenue
…phone discussion with “Tax and Regulate Marijuana” advocate and pollster Tim Rinker
…Mayor Mike Rotkin’s hokey Office of Compassionate Use (OCU) legislation, which host Norse denounces as “useless”, “non-compassionate”, and “not an office”
…Halloween-on-Pacific-Avenue clips
….Compassion Flower Inn hostess Andrea Tishler discusses the restrictive Santa Cruz marijuana ordinance and Santa Cruzans for Sensible Marijuana Policy working to put Santa Cruz’s Measure K on the November 2006 ballot
…Attorney Kate Wells praises a recent 9th Circuit decision overturning a law making it a misdemeanor to make false claim against a police officer, discusses local tasering cases, notes the upcoming Richard Quigley wake
…Street report of an early October assault allegedly prompted by Officer Pam Bechtel at Punker Corner
…In-Home Care worker Tim Ahern talks about “rocking the boat” in dealng with union bureaucrats Tony Madrigal and Cliff Tillman

 

COMING UP TUESDAY JULY 18TH in Santa Cruz:  PROJECT [HOMELESS] CONNECT [10 am – 3:30 pm 440 Frederick St.],  THE LOCAL ACLU “KNOW YOUR RIGHTS FOR THE HOUSELESS” [Louden Nelson Cedar and Laurel], & FREEDOM SLEEPOUT #106 [City Hall].

Update on Keith McHenry: Abbi Samuels   July 13 at 11:18pm ·

         Keith McHenry just got out of the hospital last night after an emergency surgery on his back. His back was killing him on Sunday morning and he still did Food Not Bombs. Afterwards, he went to get an inexpensive massage. After which, he discovered he could not walk and his left leg fell out from under him. In the morning, he still couldn’t walk and fell down when trying to stand. He had to crawl to go to the bathroom. I took him to the emergency room. Seven hours later after an MRI, it was determined by a neurosurgeon he needed emergency back surgery since his nerve to his left leg was being compressed.

The surgery was the same time as the start of the Freedom Sleepers. We sleep at City Hall every Tuesday night to protest the sleeping ban and the criminalization of those living on the street. So I asked one of the awesome volunteers, Tyler, to go to city hall to let people know it wouldn’t be happening. Instead, everyone who usually sleeps out continued with the protest and food without us. They even had a literature table. This was so beautiful to get this news. Thank you Zav, Jesse, George, Kevin and Tyler for making it all happen! Sorry if I’m missing anyone.

Keith’s surgery was a success but it will be several weeks to possibly several months for him to walk without assistance.

While in the hospital, he got a surprise visit from one of our unhoused friends, Stanton, who rode his bike to the hospital. He arrived with a beautiful card he bought in which he asked people to sign. Over 25 people mostly living on the streets wrote beautiful messages to Keith. This touched Keith so deeply.

Keith has been working non-stop and maybe this is a blessing in disguise to slow down. We know that our local chapter and the Freedom Sleepers can rise to the occasion and fill Keith’s shoes. We love you all!!!!

More photos and comments at https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10211253010855897&set=pcb.10211253014976000&type=3&theater

Contact 575-770-3377 to volunteer different kinds of support for the Survival Sleepers now dispersed to the Post Office and points along Pacific Avenue, to back  Freedom SleepOut #106, and support Food Not Bombs locally and those whose only resting place is an illegal piece of sidewalk.

Leave your comments and questions at the same number.   $500 reward for any info leading to Free Radio’s finding a 10′ X 10′  studio space for Free Radio Santa Cruz to rent in Santa Cruz.

The complete version of the November 8, 2005 flashback can be found at http://radiolibre.org/brb/brb051105.mp3 .

Later in the day after the show has aired, the Sunday 7-16 show also streams at www.freakradio.organd archives at http://radiolibre.org/brb/brb170716.mp3

Flashback Potpourri to April 14, 2011 with special guests Mark Brody and Mike Rhodes 6 PM tonight 7-13-17 on 101.3 FM

Tonight’s show  is a flashback with an introductory update.    Ignore all phone numbers and other contemporary announcements–since they mostly apply to 7 years ago.  Street reports and messages can be left at 831-423-4833.

Pick up historical tidbits and parallels with this flashback which features in-studio guests Mark Body, long-time homeless Santa Cruzan, and Mike Rhodes, author and Fresno activist.
Interviews include  Former FRSC broadcaster Dana, Dreamcatcher and Shariani’s Computer Wedding, Street Musician Repression Commentary, Brody on CVS insecure hypersecurity and broader losses; Rhodes on City’s “Let ‘Em Die on the Streets” in spite of surplus money.

The show streams on freakradio.org and archives at http://radiolibre.org/brb/brb170713.mp3

For info on how to act and not just listen while gentrification galooses take over the City and drive out the poor, go to the Food Not Bombs and  Freedom Sleeper facebook pages.  Or directly to City Hall, the Main Post Office, or where ever the struggle is raging.

Freedom SleepOut #105 reportedly went forward with Survival Sleepers on the street taking the lead.

Volunteer to help at 575-330-3377 or by meeting with folks on the street.

 

A Fully-Loaded Flashback show from July 8, 2007 featuring Gillian Greensite on Rape Investigation Problems in Santa Cruz– 101.3 FM Sunday morning 9:30 AM 7-09-17

Troublesome Thomas Leavitt and Bathrobespierre Robert Norse discuss

+++ the L.A. Jones decision establishing the “Right to Sleep” on the sidewalks of Skid Row at night;

+++ “Palm Springs Bum” [Craig Canada]’s struggle to use medical marijuana as a necessity defense in a Sleeping Ban case in Santa Cruz;

+++ New police powers against police review boards—the Copley decision;

+++ Shutting down the E-3 Nightclub;

+++ Women’s Advocate Gillian Greensite v. Councilmember Mike Rotkin on the SCPD and Rape; Greensite on  Sexual Education;  +++ Wes, the E-3 owner, speaks in defense of his nightclub;

+++ Street Reports—Shane on RV Harassment and more…

 

Contact 575-770-3377 to volunteer different kinds of support for the Survival Sleepers now dispersed to the Post Office and points along Pacific Avenue, to back July 4th  Freedom SleepOut #105, and support Food Not Bombs locally and those whose only resting place is an illegal piece of sidewalk.

Leave your comments and questions at the same number.   $500 reward for any info leading to Free Radio’s finding a 10′ X 10′  studio space to rent in Santa Cruz.

The complete version of the July 8, 2007 flashback can be found at http://radiolibre.org/brb/brb070708.mp3 .

Today’s show also streams at www.freakradio.organd archives at http://radiolibre.org/brb/brb170709.mp3

Flashback Potpourri to February 2, 2000 with special guests Frank Pucelik and James Nay on Homeless Poverty Pimps Slashing Emergency Housing for the Homeless & Familiar Police Antics 6PM tonight 7-6-17 on 101.3 FM

Tonight’s show  is a complete flashback.    Ignore all phone numbers and other contemporary announcements–since they all apply to 17 years ago.  For photos and video of police actions against Freedom SleepOut #104 check out Santa Cruz Food not Bombs facebook page.   Pick up historical tidbits and parallels with this flashback which features in-studio guests Frank Pucelik: Rebel from the Citizens Committee for the Homeless [CCh] whose Safe Haven proposal was buried by Paul Lee’s CCH;  James Nay (Winter Armory Shelter monitor and HUFF activist).

Interviews include Mark on police hassles, Silva’s Earlier Fasts Against the Sleeping Ban,  73-year old Mary Kourie’s eviction, Nay on police-homeless interaction; Skidmark Bob on Sgt. “Sticky Fingers” Butchie Baker; police murder of Malcolm Ferguson in NYC;…and more.

The show streams on freakradio.org and archives at http://radiolibre.org/brb/brb170706.mp3

For info on how to act and not just listen while gentrification galooses take over the City and drive out the poor, go to the Food Not Bombs and  Freedom Sleeper facebook pages.  Or directly to City Hall, the Main Post Office, or where ever the struggle is raging.

Volunteer to help at 575-330-3377.

A Few Gloomy Updates Followed by a Flashback show from August 30, 2009 with many feisty voices from the street and the usual caustic Norse commentary: 101.3 FM Sunday mornning 9:30 AM 7-02-17

A few current reports, and a 3 hour flashback featuring part of Mark Kurlansky’s History of a Dangerous Idea (Non-Violence), Bench Defenders on Pacific, the Woes of Officer Winston, Protest Poll Outside Lulu Carpenter’s, and many voices from the past including Right-as-Rain Ronee Curry, Streetscanner Satori, Moonstruck Mike, Animal, Luther, Renegade Ray, Joker, Robert Blindbear, and the Caw of the Crow.


Contact 575-770-3377 to volunteer different kinds of support for the Survival Sleepers now dispersed to the Post Office and points along Pacific Avenue, to back July 4th  Freedom SleepOut #104, and defend Food Not Bombs locally against Health Department attacks.

 

Leave your comments and questions at the same number.   $500 reward for any info leading to Free Radio’s finding a 10′ X 10′  studio space to rent in Santa Cruz.

The complete version of the August 30, 2009 flashback can be found at http://www.radiolibre.org/brb/brb090830.mp3 .

 

Today’s show also streams at www.freakradio.organd archives at http://radiolibre.org/brb/brb170702.mp3

A Flashback Potpourri from May 1, 2001 on Punitive Police Practices and the Endless Sleeping Ban Struggle 6 PM tonight 6-29-17 on 101.3 FM

Tonight’s show includes today’s update from Food not Bombs and Freedom Sleeper activist Keith McHenry on Freedom SleepOut #103 at City Hall night before last, and a melange of interviews and opinions from 16 years ago including “Just Man” James Cosner’s Smashing of the Columbus statue at City Hall, pre-heroic antics of SCPD Sgt. “Sticky Fingers” Butchie Loren Baker, background on the Sleeping Ban…and, of course, more.

The show streams on freakradio.org and archives at http://radiolibre.org/brb/brb170629.mp3
For info on how to act and not just listen while gentrification galooses take over the City and drive out the poor, go to the Food Not Bombs and  Freedom Sleeper facebook pages.  Or directly to City Hall, the Main Post office, or where ever the struggle is raging. Volunteer to help at 575-330-3377.

McHenry Update, City Council Agenda Check-In, and Flash back to December 28, 2014 on homeless protests and encampments at 101.3 FM Sunday morning 9:30 AM

Some current reports, and a lengthier flashback discussing the destruction of the San Jose “Jungle” in the winter of 2014, the legal struggles to keep the City Hall grounds open for protest in a lengthy interview with attorney Larry Hildes, thoughts from San Diego’s “boxing barrister” Paul Cook on ways to fight for homeless civil rights….and more !

Contact 575-770-3377 to volunteer different kinds of support for the remaining Survival Sleepers at City Hall or to back Freedom SleepOut #101 coming up Tuesday June 20th. 

Leave your comments and questions at the same number.   $500 reward for any info leading to Free Radio’s finding a 10′ X 10′  studio space to rent in Santa Cruz.

 

Today’s show also streams at www.freakradio.organd archives at http://radiolibre.org/brb/brb170625.mp3

Flashback to Nine Years Ago When the Downtown Drum Circle Fought Successfully Plus Snips and Snatches of Police Attacks and Community Resistance 6 PM tonight 6-22-17 on 101.3 FM

Nearly a decade ago, dozens were willing to stand up for the right of all (particularly artists, poor folks, and those outside) to use public spaces in spite of increasing crackdowns by police, the City Council, and the City Manager.  The struggle was particularly sharp and public at the Wednesday Farmer’s Market.   The darkness enveloping Santa Cruz regarding class war against those outside has driven away the drum circle and made mere “lingering” on the levee, where fragments of the Drum Circlers continues to play, a crime.  Homelessness or more bluntly cashlessness itself is becoming a defined form of deviant behavior, while  much of the community is too busy, too exhausted, or too indifferent to respond.

Today’s show features numerous interviews and can be heard in tandem with Santa Cruz Indymedia photos, video, and narrative around the issue.  See follow-up stories  “Victory at Parking Lot #4 — The beat goes on!” at https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2008/09/11/18536533.php?show_comments=1#18540496  “Drum Circle is Back with a Bang in Santa Cruz’s Parking Lot #4” at https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2008/09/24/18541170.php?show_comments=1#18541597

The Thursday, September 11, 2008 flashback features Dave Derick, Officer Forbus, Mama Val, Sgt. Harms, Wes Modes, and others as well as Alaska attorney and psychiatric rights defender Jim Fottstein on the fight against forced drugging, electroshock, involuntary outpatent commitment, and other dangers looming ever closer on the horizon.

The show streams on freakradio.org and archives at http://radiolibre.org/brb/brb1706122.mp3

Apologies for the lack of input on Freedom SleepOut #101.  Your fearless reporter has been struggling with medical demons.  For info go to the Food Not Bombs and  Freedom Sleeper facebook pages.  Or directly to City Hall, the Main Postoffice, or whereever the struggle is raging.

Volunteer to help at 575-330-3377.

Flashing Back to Jujne 2002: Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides show going historical 9:30 AM Sunday June 18 on 101.3 FM and freakradio.org

Back to the struggles of yesteryear–when Chris Krohn was Mayor, and there was a “progressive” majority on the City (Shitty) Council supposedly committed to Sleeping Ban Reform including Keith Sugar, Tim Fitzmaurice, Ed Porter, Scott Kennedy,  and Emily Reilly.   Up for rehearing is the June 9, 2002 show with highlights “the Necessity Defense”, Robert Letterman’s  of A.R.T.I.S.T  (Artists Response to Illegal State Tactics) follow up on his successful defense against 1997 arrest for distributing pamphlets at D.C. with Scope-it-out-Scott Graham, Tuneful Mike True, Roughrider Richard Quigley and others.  Also Lighthouse Linda Lemaster on the 2002-2003 budget.

Followed by the June 13th, 2002 show with a report from Camp Hope (a split off from Camp Paradise), Sharin’ Sherry Conable denounces a police stop, and more than I have the energy to write.


Contact 575-770-3377 to volunteer different kinds of support for the remaining Survival Sleepers at City Hall or to back Freedom SleepOut #101 coming up Tuesday June 20th

Leave your comments and questions at the same number.   $500 reward for any info leading to Free Radio’s finding a 10′ X 10′  studio space to rent in Santa Cruz.

Today’s show also streams at www.freakradio.organd archives at http://radiolibre.org/brb/brb170618.mp3

Three Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides Flashback Shows Coming up

Cause I’ll be away and unable to post on or near the day of the show, here’s a description of the three next upcoming Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides Shows at 101.3 FM, streaming at freakradio.org.   These shows are largely Flashbacks.

Thursday June 8:    6-4-17 Interview on new Harassment at Food Not Bombs  7-17-10 Flashback debate on PeaceCamp2010 and the Sleeping Ban with Ed Frey, Curbhugger Chris, Lighthouse Linda, and Bathrobespierre Robert as well as then-Mayor Mike Rotkin.

Sunday June 11:  6-21-96 Flashback show featuring Becky Johnson interviewing Bathrobespierre Robert in Jail in S.F.  and the 2-21-13 show featuring Emily Agur on Destruction of Needle Exchange in Santa Cruz as well as Penelope Jernberg.

Thursday June 15:   5-30-13 Flashback show featuring Lighthouse Linda Lemaster, Tuflove Laura Tucker, Visionsong Valerie, Wellwisher Jim Weller, and the latest anti-homeless laws banning peaceful signing on medians, establishing cop-initiated 24-hour Stay-Away’s from “parks”, and other anti-poor obscenities.