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The Taxi Link returns to the air

Listen to The Taxi Link here: The Taxi Link – which is sponsored by The Small Business Association of DC Taxicab Drivers (SBA) and hosted by TheFightBack’s Pete Tucker and D.C. advisory neighborhood commission member Tony Norman – returned to … Continue reading

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A discussion on censorship in the age of the Internet and a debate net neutrality

(Video at bottom) Last week, noted First Amendment attorney Robert Corn-Revere gave a talk on censorship in the age of the Internet. Directly following the talk at Reason magazine’s D.C. office, TheFightBack’s Pete Tucker joined Corn-Revere for a wide-ranging discussion on threats … Continue reading

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Obama and Romney agree, tonight’s debate will be a town hall in name only

Our presidential debates are brought to you by Bud Light.  – George Farah, executive director of Open Debates “If any audience member poses a question or makes a statement that is in any material way different than the question that … Continue reading

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Pastor teams up with Occupy activists to save home

Listen to Rev. Vanzant  Download mp3 “This is the next phase of the Occupy movement,” said Mike Haack, an activist with Occupy Our Homes, an off-shoot of Occupy DC which works to prevent evictions. With bullhorn in hand, Haack and … Continue reading

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Uber right-wing

Download mp3 Testifying last week before the D.C. Council, 35-year-old Uber CEO Travis Kalanick routinely interrupted councilmembers and espoused a right-wing ideology. Uber is not so much a luxury sedan service as a phone app that connects passengers with black … Continue reading

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Mayor Gray pitches for ‘PFW

“One of the important and unique things about ‘PFW is that it’s commercial free,” D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray said over the airwaves of Pacifica Radio’s WPFW 89.3 FM during the station’s summer pledge drive in August. “There’s no appearance of … Continue reading

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Uber showdown Monday at the Council

Listen to Sept. 22 edition of The Taxi Link on WUST 1120 AM Download mp3 “Uber is having it both ways: they’re operating as a taxi, they’re operating as a limousine service, and they’re not regulated.” – Tony Norman, co-host … Continue reading

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Taken for a ride: press coverage of D.C.’s taxi industry is unfair to public and drivers

The Taxi Link airs on WUST 1120 AM. Listen to Sept. 15 show here: Download mp3 “You have one media person interviewing another media person who shares the same biased opinion.” – Tony Norman, co-host of The Taxi Link “I … Continue reading

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Is The Informer being blacklisted because of its black readership?

(Cross posted at The Washington Informer and The Urban Revival.) The Washington Informer has a mostly black readership and that appears to be why it was denied a District government contract which instead was awarded to The Washington Times, a … Continue reading

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Is classism behind D.C.’s push to regulate taxis, not Uber?

The Taxi Link airs on WUST 1120 AM. Listen to the Sept. 8 show here: Download mp3 “Uber is a classic example of… class economic warfare,” said Tony Norman, a D.C. ANC commissioner and co-host with TheFightBack‘s Pete Tucker of … Continue reading

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