Sep 01

The Tim Caffrey Show with Dan Hendricks.

Dan Hendricks, training coordinator of the Apprenticeship program for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), Local 68 was my guest discussing their electrical apprenticeship program.

In an article published by the Economic Policy Institute titled, The Class of 2014 – the Weak Economy Is idling Too Many Young Graduates, it states: ”For young high school graduates, the unemployment rate is 22.9 percent…and the underemployment rates is 41.5 percent.”

Is college the answer, perhaps, however in a report by the Institute for College Access and Success, it states, nationally: “college graduates who borrowed for bachelor’s degrees granted in 2012 had an average student loan debt of $29,400.  In Colorado, 52 percent of college graduates had an average debt of $24,540.”

But what if you could learn a professional trade while being paid, in other words graduate debt free.

This apprenticeship program pays you while you learn.

That’s next on The Tim Caffrey Show.

Happy Labor Day, 2014 Colorado!

Until next time, and remember…STAY PROGRESSIVE!

 

Dec 18

The Tim Caffrey Show with Rep. Joann Ginal (CO,HD52).

Colorado State Representative Joann Ginal, House District 52 was my guest discussing her perspective of the 2013 Colorado Legislative Session.

Until next time, and remember…STAY PROGRESSIVE!

 

Nov 24

The Tim Caffrey Show with Dr. Doug Ishii, PhD.

According to the Alzheimer’s Association website,

“Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States overall and…is the only

cause of death among the top 10 in America without a way to prevent it, cure it or even slow its progression.”

The financial cost to our society today is estimated at $203 billion and is projected to increase to $1.2 trillion by 2050.

However, there is some promising research into finding a cure being done right here in Fort Collins, Colorado and my next guest will discuss with me his finding, that’s next on The Tim Caffrey Show.

 

Until next time, Goodbye.

Oct 16

The Tim Caffrey Show with Shane Davis, Fractivist

With 100 year natural disasters becoming almost annual events, the topic of Climate Change and what is causing it can no longer be ignored.

Over the past 40 years, America invested its resources in building a Military Industrial Complex to the point that;

The U.S. spent more on defense in 2012 than did the countries with the next 10 highest defense budgets combined

On the other hand during this same time period, Germany decided to spend its resources on building a renewable energy infrastructure to where they will be almost 100 percent renewable energy by 2050. And where did Germany learn this technology, from the United States and President Jimmy Carter!

If our elected officials at the state and federal levels will not acknowledge Climate Change, then WE THE PEOPLE must start the discussion!

I found someone that is doing just that and he will be joining me next on The Tim Caffrey Show!

During my research for this interview, I found a very interesting essay written by the late Randy Udall titled: Torched and Burned: Why Does Colorado Subsidize the World’s Most Profitable Industry?

I would encourage you to read this and then ask yourself, “who really controls Colorado, WE THE CITIZENS or the Oil & Gas Industry?”

Until next time, and remember…stay Progressive!


Sep 23

The Tim Caffrey Show with Rep. Hullinghorst (CO,HD10).

The 2013 Colorado Legislative session is now in the history books, and the Democrat majority proved they were willing and able to take on the tough issues facing our state and pass bills that will make our communities safer for our children and our state more economically viable to compete in a global economy.

My guest to discuss the legislative session is Colorado state representative Dickey Lee Hullinghorst, House Majority Leader and representing House District 10.

Until next time, and remember… STAY PROGRESSIVE!

Aug 21

The Tim Caffrey Show: Season 4.

On August 28, 1963, an American stood before a segregated nation and spoke of a dream where people would be judged by their actions rather than the color of their skin.

That American was Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his dream became part of the Civil Rights Movement.

However, today we as a nation are losing focus of that dream.

Discussing issues such as gun violence, voter suppression, climate change, pollution of our environment, endless war, corruption of our electoral process and the erosion of middle class America is being drown out by sensationalism and tabloid style news by main stream media, could this be because six global corporations now control 90 percent of America’s media and profits are more important than journalism?

That is why I created The Tim Caffrey Show, to give the ordinary citizen of Colorado a platform to exchange ideas on how to make our communities and our state a better place to live for all of us, not just a select few.

This concept has been so successful, that I am proud to announce Season 4 of The Tim Caffrey Show as seen on  Comcast Cable channel #97 every Wednesday at 7PM and you can watch all past episodes on my Youtube channel at www.youtube.com/TheNocoProg, and see what the unfiltered truth looks like.

Thank you Colorado for your continued support and God bless America!

Apr 22

The Tim Caffrey Show with Donna Smith

Donna Smith, Executive Director of Health Care for All Colorado was my guest discussing Health Care Reform.  Ms. Smith (of Michael Moore’s film “SiCKO” fame) tells her riveting story of personal tragedy at the hands of “For-Profit” Health Insurance Companies and how she decided to fight back!

Donna was articulate and succinct in her discussion on how even though you may think you are covered by a health insurance plan, that if you become seriously ill, the out of pocket and co-pays and all the fine print in the contract puts the health insurance company in the driver’s seat.

Could you and your family be one serious illness away from bankruptcy even though you have health care insurance, listen to her story and find out!

Comments and questions are always welcome.

Until next time and remember…stay PROGRESSIVE!


Feb 21

My Tribute to African American History.

We are all Americans, but we all have a heritage and that heritage is the history of what we are as a people and as a nation.  I am proud of my heritage and my ancestors that came to this country to pursue a better life for themselves and their families.   We are one because we are all Americans, but we are many because of our diverse backgrounds and the cultures our ancestors came from and that is what makes America strong.

One of my heroes is A. Philip Randolph, President of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters.  Mr. Randolph was a leader and a visionary, he understood that if a nation was going to be strong and vibrant, then there must be social equality for all members of that society.   Mr. Randolph was also an eloquent speaker as he first convinced Ms. Eleanor Roosevelt and then finally President Franklin D. Roosevelt through persuasion, perseverance and finally threatening to march on Washington.   President Roosevelt finally signed Executive Order 8802 – “Prohibition of Discrimination in the Defense Industry”.

His determination is why I filmed the following short video to remind all of us, that if we want our elected officials to listen to WE THE PEOPLE, then we must unite our voices just as A. Philip Randolph did 72 years ago.

Until next time, and remember… STAY PROGRESSIVE!

References:

http://www.apri.org/ht/d/sp/i/225/pid/225

http://docs.fdrlibrary.marist.edu/odex8802.html

Feb 16

The Tim Caffrey Show with Stan Garnett.

Mr. Stan Garnett, District Attorney representing Boulder County, Colorado was my guest onto the show to discuss the historic decision by the citizens of Colorado to pass Amendment 64, Legalizing Recreational use of small amounts of Marijuana here in Colorado.

Mr. Garnett gave  explanations of some of  the potential ramifications of the new state law with regards to Marijuana still considered illegal by the Federal government. With that in mind Governor Hickenlooper has assigned a Task Force to study the situation and come up with suggestions, while at the Federal level some of Colorado’s Representatives are drafting new legislature to exempt states that have passed laws legalizing Marijuana (so far Colorado and Washington state are the only ones).

I enjoyed the conversation with Stan and I believe you will find it informative and thought-provoking.

Your comments are always welcome.

Until next time, and remember…STAY PROGRESSIVE!

Jan 15

The Tim Caffrey Show with Ms. Christine Murphy

Ms. Christine Murphy, Executive Director of the Colorado Center on Law and Policy was the featured guest on my show discussing how the Center works to advance,

“the health, economic security and well-being of low-income Coloradans through research, education, advocacy and litigation.”

First Christine gave us an brief explanation of the three main focus areas which the Center advocates for in assisting low-income Coloradans:

Health Care: Coverage and access to adequate, affordable health care for low-income Coloradans with regards to public insurance programs, Medicaid and CHIP and the newly formed Colorado Health Benefits Exchange (part of the Affordable Care Act).

Family Economic Security:  Seeks to reduce the number of Coloradans living in poverty by promoting economic security.

Fiscal Policy: Provides timely and objective analysis of state fiscal issues and their affect on lower-income Coloradans.

In Segment 2, we discussed the potential benefits of the newly formed Colorado Health Insurance Exchange that is set to open by January 1, 2014, for more information click on the following link:

www.coloradohealthinsuranceexchange.us

In Segment 3, Christine discussed with me the Family Economic Security focus area of the Center and how the program works to reduce the number of Coloradans living in poverty by using the following strategies:

  • “Monitoring policies and programs that improve access to resources that give every Coloradan the opportunity to work toward economic stability and security.”
  • “Educating state leaders and communities on the importance of helping Coloradans on the road to economic self-sufficiency…”
  • “Providing research to inform Colorado businesses, governments and communities on the progress Colorado is making in its poverty reduction efforts.”

Christine is both passionate and articulate in her presentation and uses a “Common Sense” approach to explaining the work that the Colorado Center on Law & Policy is doing to advocate for our fellow Coloradans that need a helping hand, not a hand out!

 I hope you enjoy the show and as always, comments and feedback are always welcome!

Until next time and remember…STAY PROGRESSIVE!

 

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