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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 …

Cotton Isn’t as Innocent as You Think By Kelly Bryant

On the surface, cotton just doesn’t have a very threatening ring to it. Associations with fluffy cumulus clouds and storybook characters like Peter Cottontail have probably contributed to its cuddly reputation. Its industry touts it as the fabric of our lives. But cotton isn’t so one-dimensional, and underneath the conventional variety lies a darker side. For instance, while fabric made of …