Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Green Party Livestream show during President Obama's 2013 State of the Union address

The Green Party will be live-blogging the State of the Union address tonight. Included will be my esteemed radio co-host, GORGEOUS GREGG!
Speaking of which, here is the podcast of today's OCCUPY THE MICROPHONE show, on WOLT FM. Our special guest was the amazing Art Goodtimes.


WASHINGTON, DC -- The Green Party of the United States will hold a special online GP-TV broadcast during President Obama's 2013 State of the Union address on Tuesday, February 12.

The show, which begins at 9 p.m. Eastern Time and 6 p.m. Pacific Time, will be aired on the Green Party's Livestream Channel (http://www.livestream.com/greenpartyus).

Viewers will be able to participate in a simultaneous chat about the address on the Livestream page and can also call in with comments and questions after the end of President Obama's speech. Craig Seeman and Starlene Rankin will produce and host the show.

Jill Stein, the Green Party's 2012 nominee for President (http://www.jillstein.org), will be a guest on the show via Skype after the President's speech.

Greens and friends will discuss the State of the Union, expectations for the second term of the Obama Administration, and the Green Party's own plans for the coming year. Issues like climate change, which President Obama discussed in his inaugural speech, will get special attention: is the President serious about curbing global warming, or will he approve the Keystone XL pipeline and continue to promote fossil fuel production?

See also:

Facebook page for the Livestream show: http://www.facebook.com/events/250333045092419

"Green Party urges national protest against the proposed Keystone XL and Trailbreaker pipelines"
Green Party press release, January 31, 2013

Green Party of the United States http://www.gp.org

Scott McLarty, Media Coordinator, 202-904-7614, mclarty@greens.org
Starlene Rankin, Media Coordinator, 916-995-3805, starlene@gp.org


Conseglieri said...

*Blushing* As anyone who knows me, or what I look like, I am far from gorgeous.

The livestream chatroom was filled, including friends of the show Bryan Smith and David Doonan. There were some trolls as well, but Lou Novak of Michigan kept reminding us not to feed them.

After the President finished his speech it was Jill Stein's turn. She mainly discussed the Green New Deal, and different ways we might be able to actually improve life for folks.

After she was done, Craig Seeman interviewed me. By the end of our hour there were still about 300 people listening and watching via Livestream. That means they were very patient people.

One of the people who was in the chatroom was Daisy's old Yippie! friend, Aron Kay. I told him "Daisy Deadhead says hi!"

I also mentioned that we interviewed Art Goodtimes, as you mentioned, on the radio. I talked about what he said about representing the people, not his own personal positions alone, and it was apparently well received.

Next year I think we should get you on the show Daisy. Enough of the Old White Guys. *Grin*

DaisyDeadhead said...

Thanks for the report, Gregg! I really really wish Jill Stein had been allowed to give an official response to the SOTU along with the white guys (Rand and Rubio).

The absolute monopoly of the political system by the two major parties needs to END NOW.