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Leid Stories – 07.30.15

Haiti In Focus: 100 Years After U.S. Occupation; Chelsea Clinton Handles Family Business; Mass Deportations to Dominican Republic Loom; Pressure Mounts Against Hillary’s Personally Selected President Veteran journalist Kim Ives, a prizewinning documentarian and editor of the news weekly Haïti Liberté, reports on four key developments in Haiti that not only affect Haitians and Haitians in the diaspora directly, but …

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Leid Stories – 07.29.15

The 2016 Duopoly Doo-Wop: Are They Singing Your Tune? (Part 2) We pick up from where we left off with yesterday’s discussion on  the 2016 presidential race and listeners’ reactions not only to how it’s shaping up, but how it’s shaping their political attitudes and decisions. A crowded field of declared candidates—16 from the Republican Party and five Democrats so …

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Leid Stories – 07.28.15

The 2016 Duopoly Doo-Wop: Are They Singing Your Tune? Judging from news coverage, especially in recent weeks, the 2016 presidential election is in full swing—cast, as usual, as a two-party squareoff. A crowded slate of 16 Republicans (so far) and a more modest one of five Democrats (so far) have been scouring the country looking for money and votes. To …

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The Gary Null Show – 07.30.15

Prof. Brad Evans is a senior lecturer in international relations at the University of Bristol’s School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies in the UK.   He is also the founding director of the Histories of Violence Project, which researches the role and impact of violence in its many manifestations upon society and culture, and was the co-director of the international …

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Leid Stories – 07.27.15

Shared Agendas: Trump’s Media-Aided Meteoric Rise

In Memory of Sandra Bland: A Requiem for All of Us

Just six weeks after announcing his candidacy, Donald Trump is leading the pack of 16 Republican presidential contenders and closing in on Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, according to public-opinion polls.

Leid Stories explains Trump’s meteoric political rise.

Funeral services were held Saturday for Sandra Bland, the 28-year-old woman who was found dead in a jail cell in Waller County, Texas, on July 13, 2015, three days after being arrested for failing to signal when changing lanes. State and federal investigations into her death continue; local medical examiners, however, have said she died from “self-inflicted asphyxiation.”

Official focus predictably has centered on Bland’s alleged suicide to expunge itself of blame. But her death and the chain of events that led up to it are deeply rooted in a history we know all too well, says Leid Stories.

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Will Ohio Gov. Kasich’s Anti-Green Resume Kill His Presidential Hopes? – Harvey Wasserman

The latest politician to leap toward the GOP nomination is widely known as America’s most anti-green governor. But he has a critical decision coming up that could help change that.

Ohio Gov. John Kasich has established a national reputation as a leading enemy of renewable energy and enhanced energy efficiency.

When he took office in 2011, he opened fire by killing a $400 million federal grant to restore passenger rail service between Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton and Cincinnati.

Columbus is the largest capital city in the western world that people cannot get to by train. It also has no internal commuter rail, making it what some have called “the mid-sized town technology forgot.”