A Johns Hopkins study found that most marriage counseling is a waste of time, money and energy on the part of everyone and that 25% of couples are WORSE off than when they started. Tune in and hear what Beatty believes must happen if couples therapy is to be successful. She also stressed the importance of having strong policies and programs in place in our schools, colleges and work places that will protect victims of sexual assault, including emotional and verbal abuse. Without them we are victimizing innocent people and enabling perpetrators.
Robert Ray looks at the heightened concerns about large-scale or so-called factory farms in Iowa – the effects of air pollution and compromised waterways on communities. Then, Bruce Kauffman on James Madison and the Madison Miracle – the person, the founding father and his genius.
Mickey Huff and Peter Phillips ask what’s behind the Obama Administration’s recent imposition of sanctions against Venezuelan officials, and its claim that Venezuela threatens US national security? Gloria La Riva and Roger Harris address this question. Then filmmaker Adam Horowitz discusses his documentary “Nuclear Savage,” in which he makes the case that the U-S deliberately exposed Marshall Islanders to fallout …
The road not taken; everything is a choice.
In the month of February, fifteen former students of the for- profit Corinthian Colleges System declared they would no longer be paying off their sizable federal student loans. They see the Corinthian system as corrupt, making false promises and part of a predatory leding racket. This action sets the stage for a conversation about the Student debt crisis and the nature of money.
Ellen Brown author, former civil litigation attorney and founder of the Public Banking Institute comes on in the first half hour. She explains how student debt is not only crippling the debt holders with unfair debt repyment obligations, it is used by money managers as a commodity not unlike the Subprime mortgages that infamously led to the financial meltdown of 2008.
In the second half hour we hear a September 2011 speech given by San Francisco Bay Area-basedIndependent journalist and podcast producer Kellia Ramares-Watson. She goes further than Ellen BRown in suggesting that the money system not only has to be reformed but disbanded altogether. She suggests in the speech that students should default on their debts as a political action.
Mayhem, Murder, Madness, Money and Media Myopia
Leid Stories takes a look at a few major stories that illustrate how U.S. news outlets willingly toe ideological, political and racial lines in their coverage, and how this in turn shapes and controls our views of the world and our place in it.
Media literacy is a regular feature of Leid Stories.
The politics behind the US empire and its consequences for American citizens, with James Petras.
Four Arrows (Wahinkpe Topa), whose Anglo name is Donald Trent Jacobs, is a professor at Fielding Graduate University, an American Indian activist and author of 20 books and numerous articles and chapters about Indigenous worldview applications to contemporary world issues. We talk about his work to create a marine sanctuary off the coast of Mexico. Download this episode (right click …
At the depths of the first world war in 1915, about 1200 women from around the world met at The Hague to try to bring an end to that blood drenched disaster. As they celebrate their centennial, there’s much to learn from the past that remains in today’s news, many crucial topics needing attention. Guest on this Keeping Democracy Alive …
Meria with Michael Reccia on the “soul”. Download this episode (right click and save)