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Honored in 2013 as Black Weblog Award Finalist in the Top Political News Blog category and named as Ann Arbor's Best Politics Blog by MLive Media Group in 2014Independent Underground News & Talk is a Urban Progressive Independent-Left Themed news, political, current affairs, commentary blog and podcast was founded in April of 2010 by Monica RW

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We strive to provide the latest information on issues, politics, breaking news, urban progressive politics, and other stories that impact America's workers within with country.

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Independent Underground Radio LIVE (IURL), is our common-sense, sanity based, political discussions, analysis and debate program, aired on the Blog Talk Radio Network Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 pm-11:00 pm EST.

Over 1.8 MILLION listeners and counting since October 2010 enjoy our commentary and opinions about Michigan & National Politics, Economic Equality, the Environment, Saving Public Education, Student Loan Reform, the Left/Right Political Extremes and more.

IURL Affiliate Network of Shows syndicates highly popular The Bearman Radio Show hosted by Michael Bear based out of New York featuring unfiltered Adult-Themed Political Talk Radio at it finest each

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Monday from 9:00 - 11:00 pm ET. 

On Wednesday's the IURL Network plays The Penny's Politics Radio Show - Speaking Truth to Power with host Penny Siroka known as the Voice of Wisconsin Politics.

Via IURL and the IURL Affiliate Network of programming, we provide the true Progressive-Independent voice -- not brought and purchased by the Corporate Media "Powers that Be". 

Links to our live shows can be found on our home page or subscribe to RSS Player Feeds on Tune In RadioI-Tunes, Stitcher, Soundcloud, Player FM, Podbay FM and Blubrry.

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Monica RW-Writers Tag

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Owner/Head Columnist - Michigan & National Politics News/Opinion
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Contributing Columnist - Independent Underground News & Talk Michigan Politics, News/Opinion
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Monica RW-Executive Producer/Host/Owner IUNT & IURL
Executive Producer/Host of Independent Underground News & Talk, Public Speaker on NPR & Huff Post LIVE on Public Policy, Elected Leader, Political Campaign Consultant, Economics/Finance Expert, M.B.A. 

Michael "Bear" Abt- Unfiltered Political Talk Personality, International Affairs Expert
Regular Monthly Guest Guru, Host of the Highly Popular The Bearman Radio Show on, and the IURL Affiliate Network, International Affairs Expert, self-described People's Socialist and Proud of It!

Penny Sikora - Wisconsin & National Politics Expert
Regular Monthly Guest Guru, Owner of Penny's Politics, Former Union Lobbyist, Motivational Speaker, Candidate for Milwaukee City Council, Host of The Penny Politics Radio Show - Speaking Truth to Power on the IURL Affiliate Network

Marc Polite - Urban Politico Affairs, National Politics Expert

Regular Monthly Guest Guru, Award Winning Blogger, Publisher Author, Speaker and All-Round Do-Gooder Marc Polite is the Editor in Chief of Polite on Society - an award winning Public and Political Affairs blog based out of New York City.

Yoda - National & International Politics, Intelligence and Security Expert
Regular Monthly Guest Guru, Expert on National & International Politics, Intelligence and Security, Owner of Magnified, Commentator on Programs such as Hagmann to Hagmann Report, the Laura Ingram Show, Alex Jones and more.

Matt Stannard - Economics, Finance, Public Banking Expert
Regular Monthly Guest Guru, Former Communications Director for the Public Banking Institute, Current Director of Media & Communications for BANK Act, former Director of Forensics at University of Wisconsin, Nationally Published Writer on issues related to Public Banking.

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