Keene’s “Free Talk Live” Moves Up to #38 on 2015 “Heavy Hundred” Most Important Talk Hosts!

Thanks, TALKERS!

Thanks, TALKERS!

Free Talk Live” is a nationally syndicated talk radio show that originates from Keene and is hosted by NH liberty activists, most of whom moved here as part of the Free State Project. The show is heard on over 150 radio affiliates coast-to-coast and beyond! In 2009, FTL was named to the TALKERS Magazine “Heavy Hundred” for the first time at #97 and we’ve risen on the charts each year since. Today, in the 2015 edition, we’re honored to be named #38 on the yearly list of the top talk show hosts in America!

Thank you to all our listeners, AMPlifiers, radio and other affiliates, TALKERS Magazine, and our syndicate for helping make this possible.

P.S. The African satellite fundraiser is still going (through mid-May). Please help us get LRN.FM, which includes Free Talk Live and dozens of other great liberty-oriented shows, back on satellite over Africa!

Help Get Keene’s LRN.FM Back On Satellite in Africa

As you may already know, Keene is the liberty media capitol of the world. Television, radio, newsprint, youtube, blogs – we’ve got it all. One aspect of that is LRN.FM – The Liberty Radio Network. LRN.FM is a radio network of dozens of liberty-oriented shows, airing 24/7 on both the internet and via satellite, since 2009. The network feed originates from downtown Keene, New Hampshire and is listened to around-the-world. The LRN.FM “free-to-air” satellite channel is available in North and Central America and was until February of this year, available across most of Africa.

Our signal had been on satellite over Africa since 2012 as a bonus from our satellite provider, but in February of this year, they pulled the channel off-the-air. Now, we need to raise $22,000 to get the message of liberty back on satellite in Africa for the next three years.

You can help. Please visit our Indiegogo fundraiser at AFRICA.LRN.FM to learn more. Give what you can and please share the fundraising link or this video with your friends:

Thank you for your support!

Hundred Nights’ 4th Annual Masquerade Ball is March 28th!

The Ball's Costume Contest Winners from Last Year

The Ball’s Costume Contest Winners from Last Year

The Hundred Nights cold weather shelter has for years provided a warm, safe place for people down-on-their luck to stay during the hundred coldest nights each year. The shelter is privately run and does an excellent job at providing resources to the area’s homeless population in an attempt to help get them back on their feet.

For the last several years, they’ve thrown a fundraising masquerade ball which I’ve enjoyed attending and sponsoring. 2015’s event is coming up in less than two weeks at the Keene Country Club, 55 West Hill Rd, on Saturday, March 28th. (Here’s a facebook event.) Doors Open at 7:30pm and the event will feature the Murphy’s Blues Band, hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction, cash bar, and plenty of dancing!

Sadly, I’ll be out of town on business that weekend, so it will be the first year I haven’t been able to make the event. Thankfully, Derrick J Freeman will be going in my stead! Tickets are just $50 per person and goes to a good cause – Hundred Nights! Call 352-5197 or drop in to Hundred Nights at 17 Lamson St to get your tickets.

Keene Police Scanner – Server Change

ScannerFor years, Free Keene has provided the community service of a Keene police scanner feed, which was highly-listened during the Pumpkin Fest riots, with over 300 simultaneous streams being served that night.

Last night the Free Keene server moved into the new “Liberty Cloud” and the Keene Police Scanner is now at a different IP address, though still accessible through this URL. Please use the links on the scanner page to access the feed the next time you listen, or just play http://streams.freetalklive.com:6060/live

Another convenient method to listen is via the Tunein app. Search for “Keene Police”.

Now 10% of the “Top 40 Liberty Minds Under 40″ Live in Keene!

Marcel Fontaine

Marcel “GayKay Fortyseven” Fontaine

This weekend, Marcel “GayKay Fortyseven” Fontaine made the move to Keene as part of the Free State Project. That brings us to four of the “Top 40 Liberty Minds Under 40″ list for 2015 that are living in Keene!

Keene is a special place. It attracts some of the best, most noteworthy activists out there. Some move on to other parts of New Hampshire, some continue their journey elsewhere, and others put down roots here. We don’t get the number of movers that Manchester does, but those that come are some of the most distinguished activists out there. The other Keeniacs who are part of Tony Stiles’ list include, Chris Cantwell, Derrick J Freeman, and this blogger.

When you move the best activists together, amazing things can happen. That’s the point of the Free State Project. If you love liberty, you should make plans to move to New Hampshire and get active. Here are 150+ reasons to consider Keene as your destination.

Correction: FSP Movers Are 26% of Net NH Migrants, Not 15%

Free State ProjectAccording to Free State Project founder Jason Sorens, the database available on the FSP website does not actually catalog when movers moved, despite using the term “mover” in the database. The date shown there for each mover is apparently their date of signing the FSP’s Statement of Intent. So despite us double-checking the numbers, this confusion resulted in an inaccurate article I posted earlier today. Here is a correction to that article.

In the original article here, I corrected (or so I thought) the incorrect (and subsequently withdrawn) article that was originally posted by the FSP that used bad numbers to determine that FSP movers numbered 36% of domestic migrants from Jul 2013 – Jul 2014. Using the numbers provided to me by Darryl W. Perry, we determined that, using a larger timeframe of Apr 2010 – Jul 2014, the actual percentage of all migrants (including international) was 15%. However, due to bad input data it turns out that the actual number is over 26%!

Here’s how I determined that FSP movers amount to 26% of the net migrants into NH from Apr 2010 – Jul 2014. First, I kept the same number of net migrants from the census data, which is 3,013. Then, using data from Archive.org from April 2010 and July 2014, I determined that according to the numbers presented on the front page of FreeStateProject.org on those dates, that 810 people moved to New Hampshire in that timeframe. 810/3013 = 26.88%!

That’s an impressive percentage, especially if you consider that the FSP’s official move has not yet been triggered. When that happens (at 20,000 FSP signers), thousands more liberty-oriented activist movers will be on-the-way.

Here’s the now-retracted article: (more…)