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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.”

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Resistance Radio – Julie Bindel – 07.26.15

Julie Bindel is a journalist, broadcaster, author and feminist campaigner living in London. She writes for the Guardian, New Statesman, Standpoint Magazine, The Spectator and the Sunday Telegraph, reporting on culture, music, food, film and sexual and gender identity. She is co-founder of Justice for Women, a feminist campaigning organisation, that supports and advocates for women who have fought back against or killed violent male partners. Julie has worked extensively on research concerning domestic violence, prostitution and sex trafficking.

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Economic Update – Capitalism’s Endless Costs – 07.26.15

Updates on Coke vs Pepsi war, price gouging on cancer drugs, Corwyn good for UK Labor Party, and new Pope’s strong anti-capitalist speeches. We respond to listeners’ questions on guaranteed basic income and on why public employees are not an economic negative. Major attention is given to supporting countries that refuse to pay certain govt debts and especially to Greece in a review of is dramatic recent struggles.

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Expat Files – 07.26.15

-If you come down to Latin America with only a few suitcases and bags(highly recommended), you’ll eventually need a whole lot of stuff to fill up that house or apartment. So today we have some great tips on how to find the best deals and best selection of any and all new and used stuff you might need once you …

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Alternative Visions – Is the Global Economy Recovering or Slowing? – 07.25.15

To read the public and business press, it appears the US economy is about to accelerate, the Federal Reserve will soon raise interest rates, unemployment is at pre-recession lows, wages are about to rise, housing is recovering. Meanwhile, Europe is growing again now that the Greek crisis is resolved; China has stabilized its stock marke;, and the rest of the world is on a recovery path. But this public spin to the current US and global economic scene does not conform to reality. Jack Rasmus takes listeners on an ‘economic tour’ of the realities in the US and global real economy, where the US continues on a sub-par ‘stop go’ recovery, where China is really growing at 4-5% GDP, not the announced 7%, where China’s stock market collapse, begun in June, has only paused before another turn lower, where Europe QE is failing to generate a sustainable recovery and the ‘Greek Crisis’ is far from over, where Japan’s real economy has stalled (again for the fifth time since 2008), and where emerging markets from Indonesia to Brazil to Turkey are slowing and slipping into recessions. The global oil deflation is entering another decline, global commodities prices and sales are falling further, currency instability is rising, and money capital is flowing back to the US from everywhere, raising rates in the US and slowing economies elsewhere as the US dollar rises. (Next week: ‘Is the Global Economy Heading for Another Financial Crisis?