A wall won't make a difference

by Ellen Ratner -- President Trump is invoking his emergency powers to build a wall. First of all, a wall will not work. The people who bring in drugs and people will more…

What happens after you give up drinking?

by Ellen Ratner -- This week I was invited to spend time with several women who, combined, have 35 years of sobriety in Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). Although I am not an alcoholic more…

The stirring words of Martin Luther King III

by Ellen Ratner -- Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles had their 17th celebration of Martin Luther King Day on Tuesday, which was actually the 90th birthday of Martin Luther King. Cedars-Sinai is more…

Predictions for 2018

by Ellen Ratner -- Happy New Year! The staff of Talk Media News makes predictions for the coming year. As we bid goodbye to a very tumultuous year in the nation's capital, more…

Truth in journalism: We need more of it

by Ellen Ratner -- I met the folks from The Media Line when I was in Israel last spring. Run by a husband-and-wife team, we met through a mutual radio station based more…

Don't protect hate speech!

by Ellen Ratner -- As someone who grew up right after the Holocaust, I learned anti-Semitism was mainly something that took place in Europe. I am shocked when I see it here. more…