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The Torch – 03.19.17

Jeff Ruch is Executive Director of Public Employees for Environmental
Responsibility – PEER. Prior to that Jeff was the Policy Director and
a staff attorney at the Government Accountability Project representing
whistleblowers from both the public and private sector. PEER advocated
against the political manipulation science, defending whistleblowers,
protecting public health and shielding scientists from interference in
the public sector.
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Ruthie Epstein is deputy advocacy director at the New York Civil
Liberties Union. She lobbied for reforms to the criminal justice and
immigration systems, as well as coordinating the organization’s
response to the 2014 Central American refugee crisis at the southern
border. From 2005 to 2013, she worked at Human Rights First in New
York City, advocating for protections in the U.S. refugee and asylum
systems.

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Resistance Radio – Deborah Tabart – 03.19.17

Deborah Tabart OAM, CEO of the Australian Koala Foundation, is fondly known as the Koala Woman. She has been at her post since February 1988. At that time she was told to raise $5m and “save the Koala.” Since then, Deborah has focussed her attention on mapping Koala habitat. If you cannot save a habitat, you will never save any species. The AKF takes no Government funding and has, over the years spoken more and more confidently about the plight of the Koala. The AKF scientifically estimates there are between 50,000 and 100,000 Koalas in the wild remaining. Deborah believes that the lower number is the accurate figure. Between 1890 and 1927, the AKF has found manifests for 8m koala skins which were sold on the New York and London fur market. Today we discuss the plight of the koalas.

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Meria Heller – Meria With Valerie Heller, Clinical Consultant – 01.29.17

1/22/17 Meria Interviews Valerie Heller, Clinical Consultant, Grassroots Organizer;Val was at the protest in NYC yesterday; why? diversity; families with small babies in attendance; estimates 25% male; men chanting for women’s rights; what was the march about? Not against but for something; civil rights; trump’s speech”our people” who was he speaking about? last gasp for white male rule; Liberal (liberty) democracy vs. autocratic democracy; not ok to demonize the press or a group of people; demoralizing people; harm to children;abused become abusers;the Millennials;”free Melania”-is she abused? all the women surrounding trump look like Barbie dolls -why? lack of emotional expression; trumps pathology; referring to his own daughter as a “piece of ass”; 5 white men took it away from Hillary;99% bi-racial in USA;don’t believe slogans and much more.

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Leid Stories—It’s ‘Free Your Mind Friday’ on Leid Stories. Speak Your Truth!—02.10.17

It’s “Free Your Mind Friday,” our weekly open forum, and listeners’ opinions are the star of the show.
Take on the issues of the day, or any topic you choose, with the intention of offering a view that’s considerably different. Call in (888-874-4888) and speak your truth. We’ll hear the sparks fly!

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Leid Stories—Betsy DeVos, the Meaning of Freedom In Our Time: A People’s Survey—02.08.17

Vice President Mike Pence yesterday cast a history-making, tie-breaking vote that confirmed as secretary of education Betsy DeVos, one of President Donald Trump’s most controversial Cabinet nominees. Pence’s vote came after two Republican senators—Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska—joined a unanimous Democratic vote against DeVos, a prominent philanthropist who twice served as chair of the Michigan Republican Party.

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Trends This Week – Why gold will endure – 02.08.17

Trend forecaster Gerald Celente provides a “globalnomic” view on how all roads lead to gold. The War on Terror continues, tensions in Israel escalate, and the populist parties across Europe continue to gain popularity. Despite rising interest rates strengthening the dollar, gold prices will rise as investors seek a safe-haven asset amid rising tensions and destabilized economies all over the world.