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Leid Stories – 07.22.15

Puerto Rico’s Crisis: Debt Peonage and 21st-Century U.S. Colonialism

Dr. Victor M. Rodriguez, professor of Chicano and Latino Studies at California State University of Long Beach, explains Puerto Rico’s current $73-billion debt crisis in the context of the island’s political status as a U.S. colony and the suitability of its continued indebtedness to U.S. and international financial interests, and governance by leaders in collusion with both.

Born in Puerto Rico, Rodriguez’s area of expertise is the racialization of Latino identity and its impact on political behavior. At CSULB he teaches courses emphasizing issues in social inequality: Wealth and Poverty in Latino Communities, Chicano/Latino Politics, and on Identity Assimilation in Chicano and Latino Life, The Ethnic Experience, and Latino Population in the United States. He is the author of Latino Politics: Race, Ethnicity, Gender and Class in the Mexican American and Puerto Rican Experience in the United States (2012).


The Gary Null Show – 07.22.15

Updated commentaries on Greece, Ukraine and the Iran deal, with Paul Craig Roberts.

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts is one of today’s most progressive political and economic writers and commentators on the state of the nation: governmental dysfunction, political corruption, global and domestic economic threats, the war on terror, Wall Street, and the decline in human values in American society. He was the chairman of the Institute for Political Economy and a former Assistant Secretary of Treasury during Reagan’s first term. During his academic career he has taught at many universities and held the William Simon Chair in Political Economy at the Center for Strategic and International Studies at Georgetown University.

Dr. Roberts’ blog can be found at and he is a frequent contributor to Global Research, The Trends Journal, Counterpunch, and others. He was an associate editor at the Wall Street Journal and has published many books and articles during the past 40 years, his latest being “How America Was Lost: From 911 to the Police/Warfare State”

The Hormone Secret

Love Lust And Laughter – 07.21.15

Tami Meraglia, MD, is a physician with a passion: to help women take charge of their own hormone health and happiness!  Dr. Tami is double board certified in integrative and natural/aesthetic medicine. Her recently published book “The Hormone Secret – discover Effortless Weight Loss and Renewed Energy in just 30 Days”  is getting lots of media attention. By going to …


Solartopia Green Power and Wellness Hour – WHY HILLARY CAN’T WIN—PART 2 – 07.21.15

World-renowned election protection expert BOB FITRAKIS joins us again from central Ohio to further explore the electronic challenges facing any non-Republican candidate for president and other office in 2016.

The safe assumption that Hillary Clinton will be the Democratic nominee makes it incumbent upon us all to explore how the election is likely to be stolen. Our experience with mainstream Democrats like Ms. Clinton, Al Gore and John Kerry indicates that as in 2000 and 2004, they are likely to do nothing to expose the obvious manipulation and theft of our voting process.

So as members of the Green Party, Dr. Fitrakis and HarveyW discuss the various steps that could be taken to protect the process in 2016. Harvey was a plaintiff and Bob the lead attorney in the successful King-Lincoln-Bronzeville federal lawsuit that exposed much of what had been done to steal the 2004 election. In this series we prepare for the next round of battle in an electoral system that is yet again on the brink of being bought, rigged, lynched and flipped.


It’s All About Food – Emilia Lonardo, Trans Fats – 07.21.15

Emilia C. Lonardo, Ph.D. is a Principal Consultant with Lonardo StatReg Associates, LLC, advising and lecturing on ingredient safety and FDA regulatory requirements. Dr. Lonardo brings over 30 years of professional experience. From 2012 to 2015, Dr. Lonardo served as Vice President of Consumer Product Safety and Science Policy at the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) in Washington, DC. At GMA she led programs to modernize GRAS and manage emerging ingredient issues, including partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) and trans fats. Prior to joining GMA, she was Head of External Engagement and Policy at Johnson & Johnson LifeScan. Emilia also served as Global Head of Regulatory Strategy at Novartis Consumer Health, leading emerging issue management and product stewardship. Before that at the Exxon Corporation, she held the position of Sr. Toxicologist, assessing and ensuring product safety, and authoring food additive petitions. Earlier in her career, as a board certified Medical Technologist at the Cleveland Clinic, she supervised the Immunogenetics and Histocompatibility Laboratory. Dr. Lonardo received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from State University New York, Master of Science degrees in Immunology & Toxicology from Colorado State College, holds a Ph.D. from LaSalle University and a law degree.

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Alice Dreger on Academic Suppression in Sexuality Studies and Anthropology – 07.21.15

In Episode 66 David interviews Alice Dreger who is a Professor of Clinical Medical Humanities and Bioethics at Northwestern’ University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, author of “Hermaphrodites and the Medical Invention of Sex” and the 2015 book, “Galileo’s Middle Finger” which discusses sexual ambiguities and academic suppression, which sometimes are strongly related. Any discussion of sexuality makes people uncomfortable, and …

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Leid Stories – 07.21.15

Present Is Past: Understanding America’s Race-Based Framework

Leid Stories revisits an interview with Dr. Jeffrey Perry, an independent, working-class scholar whose work focuses on the role of white supremacy as a retardant to progressive social change.

Perry preserved and inventoried The Theodore W. Allen Papers, edited and introduced Allen’s Class Struggle and the Origin of Racial Slavery: The Invention of the White Race, and has written introductions and appendices for the new edition of Allen’s two-volume The Invention of the White Race.

He also preserved and inventoried The Hubert H. Harrison Papers, now at Columbia University, edited A Hubert Harrison Reader, and authored Hubert Harrison: The Voice of Harlem Radicalism, 1883-1918.