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Uber and Allies Up in Arms, Again

8/25/2013
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The Taxi Link airs Sat. 7-8 pm on WUST 1120 AM. Listen here: Download mp3 The D.C. Taxicab Commission recently voted to exclude smaller cars from the sedan-class of public vehicles for hire. The move prevents Uber, the largely unregulated … Continue reading →

Duration: 00:59:31


Should Cabbies Choose Their Company?

8/18/2013
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The Taxi Link airs on WUST 1120 AM. Listen: Download mp3 Should cab drivers be able to freely choose the company they work for? That’s the question a task force created by the Alexandria city council is grappling with. Presently, … Continue reading →

Duration: 00:14:14


Hailu Mergia: Famed Musician and Cab Driver

8/8/2013
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Listen to Hailu Mergia here: After reaching the height of success in Ethiopia, The Walias Band came to the U.S., landing at Dulles International Airport in 1981. After spending two years playing for the Ethiopian diaspora throughout the U.S., often … Continue reading →

Duration: 00:16:09


Cabbie Safety in the Spotlight

7/28/2013
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The Taxi Link airs Sat. 7-8 pm on WUST 1120 AM. Listen here: Download mp3 The movement for greater awareness surrounding violence against cab drivers recently received a boost from an unlikely source.In a series of sting operations, WUSA9 reporter … Continue reading →

Duration: 00:07:04


Taxi commission to cabbies: Pay up or else

6/30/2013
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The Taxi Link airs Sat. 7-8 pm on WUST 1120 AM. Listen here: Download mp3 Without being informed of the specifics of what they’re accused of, cab drivers say they can be summoned to the D.C. Taxicab Commission and given … Continue reading →

Duration: 01:14:05


Gaylord hotel gets hybrids, protests and a flash mob

6/23/2013
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The Taxi Link airs Sat. 7-8 pm on WUST 1120 AM. Listen here: The protests outside Gaylord National grew larger this week as cab drivers and supporters stepped up their demand for a taxi stand. Instead of complying with the … Continue reading →

Duration: 01:05:11


The Taxi Link: Aurora Vasquez discusses driver organizing in Prince George’

6/16/2013
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The Taxi Link airs Sat. 7-8 pm on WUST 1120 AM. Listen here: Download mp3 Aurora Vasquez is an attorney, driver advocate and organizer. Over the past decade she’s played an instrumental role in successful cab driver struggles in the … Continue reading →

Duration: 01:11:45


The Taxi Link: Driver killed; Council wants data; taxi commission doesn’t h

6/9/2013
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The Taxi Link airs Sat. 7-8 pm on WUST 1120 AM. Listen here: Download mp3 Solomon Okoroh, a 57-year-old father of five, was shot and killed while driving his cab early Tuesday morning in D.C.’s Adams Morgan neighborhood. “He’s a … Continue reading →

Duration: 01:15:35


The Taxi Link: National Harbor fight heats up; DC taxi chair apologizes for

6/2/2013
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The Taxi Link airs Sat. 7-8 pm on WUST 1120 AM. Listen here: Download mp3 Just over the District line, Prince George’s County taxi drivers are stepping up their fight to continue servicing guests at National Harbor, the upscale mini-city, … Continue reading →

Duration: 01:14:53


The Taxi Link: DC drivers suspended without due process? PG drivers fight t

5/26/2013
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The Taxi Link airs Sat. 7-8 pm on WUST 1120 AM. Listen here: Download mp3 “That’s what you people do all the time. You got a lousy system out there. I’m trying to help you save it.” – D.C. taxi … Continue reading →

Duration: 01:08:55


The Taxi Link: Are drivers at National Harbor being pushed out? Should Alex

5/19/2013
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The Taxi Link airs Sat. 7-8 pm on WUST 1120 AM. Listen here (imperfect audio in first minute): Just over the District line at National Harbor, the upscale mini-city and resort on the Potomac River, Prince George’s County taxi drivers … Continue reading →

Duration: 01:10:49


The Taxi Link: AFL-CIO looks to organize DC drivers; credit card mandate pa

5/12/2013
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The Taxi Link airs Sat. 7-8 pm on WUST 1120 AM. Listen here: Download mp3 The National Taxi Workers Alliance, which became the 57th national union of the AFL-CIO less than two years ago, is looking to work with The … Continue reading →

Duration: 01:13:24


The Taxi Link: Fairfax driver assaulted; Commissioner Stanley Tapscott; DC

5/6/2013
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Listen to The Taxi Link: Download mp3 An aviation executive’s racist remarks and assault of a Fairfax taxi driver have caused an outcry. The driver, Mohamed Salim, recorded the conversation with his late-night passenger, Ed Dahlberg, president of Manassas-based Emerald … Continue reading →

Duration: 00:56:10


The Taxi Link: Will smart meters end up in court, again?

4/21/2013
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Download mp3 The D.C. Taxicab Commission is moving full steam ahead with implementing a so-called “Modern Taxi System” (MTS). Yet in several areas MTS resembles the commission’s push last year to install one company’s credit card … Continue reading →

Duration: 00:59:54


Pacifica’s leadership crisis: Summer Reese shouldn’t hold both of the found

4/18/2013
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Download mp3 The Pacifica Foundation is in trouble and the problem starts at the top. The listener-sponsored, progressive, anti-war radio network – which operates five stations in as many major markets and has more than 100 affiliates – is experiencing … Continue reading →

Duration: 00:04:45


The Taxi Link returns to the air

4/16/2013
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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 →

Duration: 00:58:03


WPFW needs a home, not scare tactics about a corporate takeover

3/27/2013
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“Clear Channel is not going to interfere with this station.”- Tony Norman Pacifica Radio’s WPFW 89.3 FM has called D.C.’s Adams Morgan neighborhood home for the past 15years, but it’s not likely to much longer.The City Paper building, which houses … Continue reading →

Duration: 00:27:24


Voices of the 99% Radio examines local D.C. politics and news coverage

2/19/2013
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Listen to Bullet Points with Navid Nasr on Voices of 99%:Download audio file (blogtalkradio.com.BulletPointswNavidNasr.mp3) TheFightBack’s Pete Tucker joined Bullet Points with Navid Nasr on Voices of the 99%for a discussion on the Washington Post’sselective scrutinizing of politicians, as well as … Continue reading →

Duration: 00:59:20


Local pastor teams up with Occupy DC activists to save his home

10/2/2012
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Listen to Rev. Vanzant at Bank of America protest Download audio file (Rev-Vanzant-2012-09-29.mp3) 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 … Continue reading →

Duration: 00:03:13


Uber right-wing

10/1/2012
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Download audio file (2012-09-29-TheTaxiLink.mp3) 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 … Continue reading →

Duration: 00:41:51

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