The Business of Dying in America: A Personal Narrative Against the Privatized Healthcare Industry

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Talk about missing a passion. The passion is called writing, discussing politico, current events, news, economic and finance information here at Independent Underground News & Talk. Glad to be back with fingers to keyboard today, however, we do feel the loyal fans of IUNT deserve a bit of an expectation of what occurred.
To be as frank as possible, life happened.

About four weeks ago, some unexpected news of a close family member facing a fight for life literally felt upon our doorstep. The news was quite a shock. Learning the diagnosis was Stage 4 pancreatic cancer was devastating.

Pancreatic Cancer is a life-changing disease where as noted on Hirshberg Foundation website:
"According to the American Cancer Society for all stages of pancreatic cancer combined, the one-year relative survival rate is 20%, and the five-year rate is 6%. These low survival rates are attributable to the fact that fewer than 20% of patients' tumors are confined to the pancreas at the time of diagnosis; in most cases, the malignancy has already progressed to the point where surgical removal is impossible."
No pink ribbons, coffee cups, cars or tennis shoes or a organization where marketing cancer seems more important than the cure like Susan G. Komen Foundation, exist for this awful disease.

Instead the purple themed, properly named true informational resource called the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network upon the first call for assistance, not only answered our many questions but mailed a thick package of reference materials and clinical trials to combat this illness.

While navigating the various twist and turns, along with the roller coaster type ups and severe downs of Pancreatic Cancer as caregivers, the large fault lines of our American privatized band-aid patched healthcare system have been critically exposed for all of its faults.

A Jaded physician while speaking to family, completely dismissed a notable trait called compassion when discussing the patients' prognosis. To say this was shocking was an understatement.

This particular physician kept pushing Palliative Hospice care on the relative again above and beyond the patient objections and clear will to fight. One could be led to believe on the physicians' insistence, a kickback of sorts existed on the backend if patients immediately believed the advice and sought out hospice, to die. It was a erry experience indeed.

Recently, the Washington Post penned a four part series ironically named "The Business of Dying". In our for-profit even if the facility is dubbed "non-profit" the inherent goal of maximizing revenue over People healthcare or associated choices, clearly exist.

Notwithstanding the relatives' clear diagnosis of Stage 4 pancreatic cancer and their deep willingness to try and beat the odds, one part of the Washington Post series titled "As more hospices enroll patients who aren’t dying, questions about lethal doses arise" stuck out in a similar manner as a sore thumb while listening to the insensitive pontificating physician.

The post article detailed about the misdiagnosis on purpose to fit the terminal diagnosis requirement of hospice care of Bud Coffey, 77.
On March 17, just a few days before he was enrolled in hospice, Coffey’s primary care doctor listed three diagnoses: an “unspecified disorder” of the kidney, the aortic aneurysm and chronic back pain. The report also noted numerous kidney stones.

The list of diagnoses did not mention cancer. The diagnosis of an unspecified kidney ailment arose after a scan showed a two-centimeter spot on his kidney. Even if it had proven to be cancer, a spot that small is generally considered to reflect an early stage of the disease, doctors said. In rare cases, it could have spread.
On March 20, Coffey’s primary care doctor referred him for hospice care, “essentially for pain management,” because he was taking Percocets and still felt some pain, according to records.

“Hopefully they can manage his pain better,” the notes on his medical record say.

The doctor referred the family to Community Home Care and Hospice, which in May 2012 had been acquired by Curo Health, a company formed through acquisitions by a private equity firm.

When a few days later Coffey was formally enrolled at the hospice, however, his diagnosis appears to have changed. The hospice’s insurance verification form lists the diagnosis as “kidney cancer,” according to a copy of the document. For the hospice to be reimbursed by Medicare, the diagnosis must involve a terminal condition that is likely to lead to death within six months.

Then, throughout the rest of his two weeks under hospice care, workers for the hospice referred to “the cancer,” his family said.


Three days before he died, the hospice nurse recorded that Coffey “has not been eating well…has been talking to people who aren’t there…did not recognize a family member today.”

The family, worried, requested that the hospice send a nurse who could stay with him. The request was denied, the family said.

On his last day, the family said they were, under the hospice’s direction, giving Bud Coffey 40 milligrams of liquid morphine every three hours, a substantial increase over his previous dosage, according to notes taken by the family. They had also stopped giving him his breathing medication, the family said.

He died peacefully.

“Patient died at home with family at his side,” the hospice notes say. “Wife reported he was calm when he stopped breathing.”

The next day, the hospice doctor signed the death certificate, listing the cause of death as renal cell carcinoma, or kidney cancer.

The family said the doctor never examined Coffey during his time on hospice, and that based on the manner of his death and other information, the cause of death was not cancer, and not the aneurysm which would likely have caused a sudden death, but the effects of a drug overdose. That much morphine could have been fatal, independent doctors told The Washington Post, but the lethal threshold varies from person to person.

The family was stunned by his sudden decline, Jeff Coffey said. His father may have been, too.

On March 24, he wrote an e-mail to a childhood friend.

“I know that usually hospice is called in only when death is imminent, but hospice was called in this time to monitor my medications, vital signs, etc,” he wrote. “I still feel like a teenager and if I didn’t know what was happening inside me [the aneurysm] I’d feel like I was a perfect example of good health.”
The Business of Dying is real. Real sickening, disturbing and downright disgusting when dealing with a relatives' illness.

On the families or patient behalf in our case, no delusions of grandeur exist. Instead a clear understanding confirms the stark reality pancreatic cancer is more likely than not, will win the battle on a statistical basis alone. However, if the patient is willing to fight, why should this right be sidestepped in conversation for one persons' highly questionable goal, who is not the patient facing the disease.

And the possibly of alleged kickbacks for referrals to hospice palliative care over engaging in an active fight against the disease of advanced cancer, is not to far out of the ordinary:as a 2013 Eastern District of Pennsylvania branch of the FBI case cites:
"Eugene Goldman, M.D., 55, of Philadelphia, was sentenced today to 51 months in prison and a $300,000 fine for conspiring to violate the anti-kickback statute and violating the anti-kickback statute in relation to his role in a kickback scheme arising from his employment as the Medical Director at Home Care Hospice Inc. (HCH). 
U.S. District Court Judge Eduardo Robreno ordered Goldman to immediately begin serving his sentence and also ordered three years of supervised release. Goldman also faces mandatory exclusion from participation in any federal health care program. 
The evidence at trial proved that from approximately December 2000 until approximately July 2011, Dr. Goldman served as the medical director for HCH and regularly referred Medicare or Medicaid patient beneficiaries to HCH. HCH was a for-profit business in Philadelphia that provided hospice services for patients at nursing homes, hospitals, and private residences. 
In December 2000, the defendant and one of the co-owners of HCH entered into a written contract to create the false appearance that all payments to Dr. Goldman from HCH were for services rendered in Dr. Goldman’s capacity as medical director for HCH, when in fact the large majority of payments from HCH to Dr. Goldman were illegal payments for the referral of Medicare and/or Medicaid patients to HCH. 
From January 2003 to July 2011, Dr. Goldman received approximately $309,000 in illegal payments for patient referrals. In January, February, and March 2009, Dr. Goldman was captured on tape receiving kickbacks for patient referrals."
Other events on the relative twisted road on learning about the advance stage 4 of pancreatic cancer solidified by a series of medical missteps in which clear symptoms were dismissed by medical auditories or "poo-pooed" as depression, still stings hard right now while watching this valiant fight for life.

Would a Nationalized instead of Privatized Band-Aid scraped together system of rag tag healthcare in America bring more sensitively to the patient and less laser focus on the profit help end what we have seen for the next patient? Possibly.

Either way, even if America was in the future to become the last of Worlds industrialized countries to evoke a Nationalized Healthcare System, it would likely be too late to save our relative. However, reflecting not only our relative situation with advance cancer, America's in general increasing cancer diagnosis and death rates, and notwithstanding the Business of Cancer as evident by the stark spike in "Cancer Treatment Centers" an roundtable 360 degree review of the effectivest of the healthcare in the USA is seriously warranted.

And, in light of the recent Ebola Virus Outbreak, starting in Dallas Texas Presbyterian Hospital and expanding across the country as a result, we need to come to the reality that maximizing profits over people care is not a good business model for continuing to pursue. 

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Michigan Gubernatorial Debate Finally, as Gov. Rick Snyder stops duck and dodge of Challenger Mark Schauer

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Michigan Gov. RIck Snyder (R) and Challenger - former Congressman
Mark Schauer (L) will finally debate on October 12 at 6:00 at Wayne State
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Episode 356: Adrian Peterson, Ray Rice & the Media Fascination w/ 'Bad Black Men' 9/17 - IU Radio LIVE

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Episode 355: Guest-Dennis Bryant DPS School Board; MI Governor Rick Snyder's Aramark Problem 9/15 - IU Radio LIVE

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EPISODE 353: Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder 'Numbers' Video Takedown & Other Politico Events 9/3- IU Radio LIVE

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It's Official Now. Michigan, the state we love has the Creepiest Freaking Governor EVER serving in elected office. First the Scuba Diving in a Pool Video and now this!


This is Gov. Rick Snyder's mega-cuppa of Creepiest Ever called the "Numbers" vain reelection attempt video. Tune in as Host Monica RW breaks down Tricky Ricky's latest attempt at trying and failing to connect with common day Michiganders.

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EPISODE 354: Guests-Penny Sikora, Rev. Edward Pinkney; Topic-Ray, Janay & The Media 9/10 - IU Radio LIVE

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Op/Ed: MI Governor Rick Snyder's Scandals and Convicted Fmr. Va. Gov. Bob McDonnell, Eerie Connections

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Recently, IUNT staff had the unique opportunity to think about exactly what Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's (R) Conviction on a mix of Corruption, Ethics violations and Bribery means for our beloved state of Michigan. 

In just, Michigan needs tighter Governmental Corruption Laws.

As the November 4, 2014 elections are drawing ever so close, and Governor Rick Snyder is taking to television, video and Michigan road to eject his head over near you; IUNT believes McDonnell's convictions presents the perfect opportunity to reflect on Snyder's three years and eight months of Scandalous, scandals.


1). Skunk-works
Project Skunk Works part 2, as Michigan Governor Rick Snyder appoints State Education Chief Flanagan to new 'task group'

2). Andy Dillon working as a "Consultant" for Conway-Mackenzie - Creditor in the Detroit Bankruptcy Case -- after signing off on Detroit's Bankruptcy while working as State TREASURER.
Former Treasurer/State Consultant Andy Dillon takes a Caribbean Final Work Week Vacation - funded by Michigan Taxpayers

3). How Right to Work for Less was bought and paid for by Dick Devos

Dick Devos: Michigan's Democracy Has No Rulers

4). P.A.4 of 2011,then P.A. 436 of 2012 and who is handing out contracts to whom?
(VIDEO) The March to Detroit Bankruptcy; Why Procedural Questions Continue

5). Cousin George Snyder in the furniture Business -- getting paid off OUR tax dollars
(VIDEO): Thirteen Years for Total Control - Why the Detroit Bankruptcy 'Grand Bargain' is a Bad Deal

6). The Detroit March to Bankruptcy highly questionable Email Chain of Richard Baird
NERD Fund Consultant Baird Becomes a State Employee, as Criticism Swells on Gov. Snyder's EM Strategy

7). The Educational Achievement Authority --- ALL OF IT 

The Deficit Budget, Teach for America "Teachers?", John Covington - The "Chancellor" that booked out of town after one year, the 25% drop off rate of students in one year, failing MEAP/ACT/SAT Scores, recruiting students out of district -- on purpose with data that usually the Michigan Department of Education only has, all while we the taxpayers are paying for this.

The Sky Has Fallen on Free Public Educational System in Michigan for Decades, nearly no one cared

8). Nerd Fund
Another NERD Fund Emerges for Governor Rick Snyder, with Online Disclosures

9). Nerd Fund 2 --- The Emails

E-mails renew controversy over identity of Gov. Snyder's NERD fund donors - Detroit Free Press

10). The Aramark Correctional Food Service Contract - Quid pro quo? While Prisoner eat maggots and Aramark is "fined" $250K (The Contact is worth $25 Million).
EPISODE 343: Guest Matt Stannard Bank Act, MI Gov. Rick Snyder Aramark Corrections Food Service Problem 7.24 -IU Radio LIVE

11). MHSDA Director Scandal costing US thousands of dollars

Michigan housing director resigns following release of expense reports for luxury hotels, fancy meals - MLive


Yeah, we need better ethics, corruption and Bribery laws in Michigan. 

However, you one is African-American and last name Kirkpatrick -- the former Detroit Mayor serving 27 years or so in a Federal Prison for similar matters --- either in singular mode or combination of the all of above scandals, if they actually was charged criminally. Well, then our laws in Michigan or on the Federal level work quite effectively on the books NOW depending on the melanin in the persons' skin.


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Op/Ed- Numbers Video: Governor Snyder Warns Suburbs, They Will Feel 'His Recovery' If Re-Elected

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Michigan Governor Rick Snyder warns Suburbanites if they
have not felt "his recovery" yet, they will soon and residents in outlying
areas should heed his words. 
This is not a joke. Michiganders, you or your love ones living in non-Minority- Majority areas of our beloved State widely known as the Suburbs, you might soon feel up close and personal the grapes of wrath for Governor Rick Snyder (R) so-called 'Recovery', if he is re-elected to the States' highest executive officer position. 
Take this warning seriously, as it was given in the Governor's Video. If you have not experienced Mr. Snyder in his full glory - Que the opening video music - then bravely view below:

Graduating from 'One Tough Nerd" mocker, to now telling state residents "When to Feel What and Where," Governor Snyder boldly claims his policies added 300,000 jobs to Michigan. Be aware of large numbers with no proof positive to back the fallacy claims up.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics August 2014 Report, Michigan continues to be in the bottom basement of job creation of all 50 states, ties for 47th or the third from last in the nation for job creation with a 7.7% unemployment rate.

Michigan ties the smallest state in the union of Rhode Island, along with density populated Nevada for Snyder's on-going deficit with adding employment opportunities Michiganders can believe in, during his three years and eight months as the State's Chief Executive Officer.

While the Governor's head looms large over a curved street somewhere in the "Numbers" video, Snyder claims Michigan lost its' economic engine because "politics got in the way".

However, Governor Snyder either forgot or intentionally glassed over the biggest political stunt in Michigan within the last twenty years, December 7-9, 2012. Living forever in the minds of any true Michigander, cue up the Right to Work for Less debate and standoff.



"The House is set to pass H.B. 4054, the "Right to Work" bill. The Governor (Snyder) CLOSED the entire Chamber (rotunda and all) to the Public during votes on this bill and other similar measures today," State Representative and now Minority Floor Leader, David Rutledge (D-Ypsilanti) cited on December 7, 2012. 
'A Ingham County Circuit Court ruled (less than 30 minutes ago) that the Governor was in violation of the Open Meeting Act and ordered the Chamber to be re-opened to the Residents from the state of Michigan.  
Michigan's Republicans have attached an Appropriation of $1,000,000 dollars to House Bill 4054. In other words the bill, as passed will be REFERENDUM PROOF. The people can never repeal this law, unless it is overturned in the House/Senate and by a Future Governor or in the State Court System."
Talking about "Playing Politics", Governor Snyder knows this word salad all too well.

Other policies, now Michigan Complied Laws in which many of these actions signed by Governor Snyder fits quite well in the Corporate Cronyism category of our State History; including the Emergency Manager Law 1.0 Public Act #4 of 2011, the morphing of Dictatorship in Emergency Manager Law 2.0 Public Act 436 of 2012, and what is known widely known as Michigan's Educational Achievement Authority (EAA).

Between the EAA and facing litigation over the questionable language used in the passage of Proposal 1 of 2014, Governor Snyder in "Numbers" has used a form of semblance to forewarn in a rather matter-of-fact psychic tone, what could come coming for the Suburbs if he's re-elected to a second term.

Michigan's Educational Achievement Authority started as a Republican fueled, owned and operated idea that became a law in 2011, with Governor Rick Snyder's signature. A so-called "Chancellor" was hired -- an African-American failed educator named John Convington.

Convington in early 2014, admitted failure and defeat yet again, in this "efforts" to turn around the state's lowest 15 performing schools in Detroit Public School District, the Detroit Free Press cited.

In 2011, John Covington, the new chancellor of Michigan’s reform school district, laid out a goal: 
“We need to make it clear from day one that this is truly about improving public schools across this entire state,” he said. 
On Monday, Covington resigned with a year left on his contract. 
His departure comes amid criticism that the Detroit schools in the Education Achievement Authority (EAA) have failed to show improvement — and as efforts to expand the system statewide have fizzled. Critics have also raised questions about the system’s finances, student discipline and teacher turnover. 
Covington said he was stepping down immediately to care for his ill mother and to launch a consulting businesses."
Consulting business?

One might be wise to check the Michigan' Department of Treasury's account payable statement,s as the last time a Snyder official "stepped down" or resigned and had some mystery form of consulting skills, it turned out he was consulting outside of State Taxpayers knowledge.

Remember Andy Dillon anyone?


Anywho, before and after Covington's timid departure it appears the EAA has experienced quite a problem recruiting and educating students for some time now.
"A Free Press report in April showed overall enrollment dropped 25% after the EAA’s first year, and MEAP scores released earlier this year showed most EAA students either weren’t showing improvement or were getting worse, despite internal testing showing students making big gains. In the first year, the district lost roughly a third of its teaching staff."
Which means for the EAA to show better results, it must expand. Specifically expand into areas were the children are blighter, lighter and carry more per pupil dollars per head.

Cue up "The EAA is Coming to a Suburban Public School District near you" district if Governor Snyder is re-elected. Remember, Snyder's says his version of "recovery" is not done quite yet.


From the Detroit Free Press -September 3, 2014:
State officials said the Education Achievement Authority did not violate any laws or misuse student data when it sent letters telling parents their children were assigned to the district. 
The Michigan Department of Education launched an investigation after people in Detroit, Pleasant Ridge, Grosse Pointe, Southfield and other communities reported receiving the letters in recent days, just ahead of the new school year that started Tuesday
Martin Ackley, a spokesman for the MDE, said Tuesday that the EAA used a private mailing house similar to the ones tapped by some political campaigns. The mailing houses use U.S. Census data to “micro-identify households,” such as households in a certain area that have children, he said. 
“At this time, we are satisfied that no personal student-level data was shared with the EAA,” Ackley said in an e-mail. “No one at MDE had anything to do with the letters, releasing student data, or the recipients of the letters, and no state or federal laws were violated.” 
He also said: “The EAA said the intention of these letters was to invite outside students to come to EAA schools, and they now admit they could’ve done a better job in crafting the message in the letter.” 
The letters were titled “Confirmation of 2014-2015 School Assignment.” They told parents their student had been assigned to a particular EAA school. It’s unclear how many letters were sent out.
Michiganders would be wise to remember all players in schemes designed to privatize everything the state. The efforts of privatization are not bound nor will stop at the boarder lines of high-minority populated areas or schools districts the Great Lakes Blue.

Maximum revenue is achieved by total takeover and to meet this goal, the privatization cohorts must invade into suburban economic class lines and effectively steal revenue dollars tied within these areas.

Cue up Governor Rick Snyder's Transformation Manager Richard Baird for all matters relating to Detroit's Bankruptcy, Quasi 'Public Failing School Districts', Claiming Personal Property Tax Exemptions in two states and more, Richard Baird.




As for Transformation Manager Baird's Personal Property Tax snafu, now all is well on the Western or Northern Michigan front thanks to Bath Township Assessor Beth Botke, according to MLive.

From MLive - September 3, 2014:

"Rich Baird, a top aide to Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, received a property tax exemption he should not have qualified for because of a computer error, according to the local office that processed his paperwork. 
Bath Township Assessor Beth Botke said that Baird never signed a “primary residency exemption” affidavit when purchasing his home in 2011, but he received the exemption anyway. The township computer system did not recognize a rescind order from the previous homeowner, she explained. 
“It really was a clerical error and a computer error,” Botke told MLive. “Once it came to his attention, he brought it to our attention and we corrected it within less than 24 hours.” 
Baird receives a similar exemption on a Chicago-area home where his wife still lives, making him ineligible for the Michigan version. He paid $16,700 in back taxes and fees to Clinton County last month a day after the MIRS subscription news service first reported his dual tax breaks."
Those pesky computer errors, or don't be fooled by the wolves in sheep's clothing Little Red Riding Hood.

Back to Governor Snyder and his "Numbers" commercial promise. So Suburbanites, if you have not felt Snyder's "Recovery" yet, you surely will if he is re-elected.

Another reason to vote like your future depended on it election day, November 4, 2014, because more than likely, it does.


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EPISODE 352: Guests Stephen Boyle-Cand. 14th Congressional District; Matt Stannard-Bank Act -8/27-IU Radio LIVE

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U.S. Congressional Candidate for Michigan's 14th District, Stephen Boyle

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EPISODE 351: Guest Warren MI Mayor Jim Fouts; So-Called 'Post Racial' America-8/25 -IU Radio LIVE

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Episode 350: Guest-Robby Sobel Anti-Repub Crusaders, A.G Eric Holder in Ferguson 8/21- IU Radio LIVE

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-Guest Robert Sobel will discuss his popular Facebook Group Anti-Republican Crusaders and Politics in the US along with around the world on the program.

-Attorney General Eric Holder visited Ferguson, MO on Wednesday, and the city after 8 days of turmoil had another peaceful night of calm without tear gas or rubber bullets. Is in time for the National Media, quasi Celebrities and National Civil Right Leaders to GO HOME and let the People of Ferguson handle the fallout from the Murder of Mike Brown from here?

-Detroit Public Schools has announce more closures, this time up to 43 more schools are on the chopping block with teachers who will be required to take ANOTHER 10% wage cut. Is the plan to complete destroy DPS? If not then what? We'll discuss

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Episode 349: Penny Sikora-Penny's Politics, Bearman-The Bearman Radio Show 8/14 - IU Radio LIVE

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WELCOME to Independent Underground Radio LIVE - Michigan's Top Politico Program - Now Aired Monday and Wednesday from 11:00 - 1:00 PM ET.

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-Regular IURL Guest Penny Sikora from Penny's Politics will visit to talk about now since the race is set between Wisconsin Democratic nominee Mary Burke and embatted Gov. Scott Walker, can Ms. Burke make Walker pact his items out of the Governor Mansion come January 1, 2015 in Wisconsin and MORE.

-Host of The BearMan Radio Show on WBAD - Washington, D.C. Michael Beat Abt will vist IURL to dish about the President Obama's on-going foreign policy crisis in Ukraine, Iraq with the IsIs, Israel and Hamas with the Palentine people and much more. Don't miss this interview!!!

-And Host Monica RW will perform a special rant on the state of the uneasiness of culture and civility in America and around the World. Has 2014 became the tipping point for people to stand up and stay, enough is enough with racial, economic and justice inequalities?

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Op/Ed: The Profiting off of Michael Brown's Death, and Other Disgusting Actions in Ferguson

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Episode 348: What's Going Wrong in Ferguson, MO; Tragedy of Mike Brown Murder 8/19 - IU Radio LIVE

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-What's going wrong in Ferguson, MO after eight straight days of protests, tear gas, military tanks and riot gear. The area public schools remain closed, however, the suspect in Brown's murder Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson remains free. Yet, somehow, the issue of the Murder of Michael Brown has been lost. Host Monica RW will reveal her thoughts raw and to the point on what going wrong in Ferguson. Don't miss this!

-Back to Michigan, Local News Reports are suggesting a "Deal" is close on making the Detroit Water Department into a Regional Authority. Is this the right move? We'll discuss.

-Charter Schools in Michigan are failing left and right, as Governor Rick Snyder promoted throughout his term thus far that Private for Profit and non-Profit State University affiliated Charter Schools was the "Answer". It is time to call our Charter school experiment a failure?

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BREAKING: Missouri Governor Jay Nixon signs Executive Order Deploying National Guard to Ferguson

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Op/Ed: Ferguson, MO Police Chief THOMAS JACKSON Must Resign NOW! This is why.

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Calls are building for Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson to resign.

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