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Leid Stories—Hillary Clinton Comes Out of the Woods, Reveals New Agenda; Bill Clinton’s ‘Gift’ to Donald Trump—03.30.17

Hillary Clinton is back and ready for a fight. Months after her devastating loss to Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election forced her into retreat, a refreshed Clinton keynoted the annual conference in San Francisco of the Professional Business Women of California. Her speech centered on increasing the presence and power of women in all forms of governance, but it was clear she was sending a message about her political future. Leid Stories decodes her speech and finds clues.

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Connect The Dots – James Hoggan – 03.29.17

Listen to James Hoggan, , author of I’m Right and Your Are An Idiot: The Toxic State of Public Discourse and How to Clean it Up (and founder of DeSmogBlog discussing how polarized conversation undermines forward movement on crucial issues such as climate and more— in conversation with Alison Rose Levy.

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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!