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Black Agenda Radio – 05.15.17

Welcome, to the radio magazine that brings you news, commentary and analysis from a Black Left perspective. Coming up: A new report shows that one out of every five Black prison inmates in the U.S. is serving a life sentence; Why in the world would an organization that calls itself leftist demonstrate on behalf of the former head of the …

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Black Agenda Radio – 05.01.17

This is Black Agenda Radio, a weekly hour of African American political thought and action. Last Monday was a very important date in the life of Mumia Abu Jamal, the nation’s best known political prisoner. Black Agenda Radio producer Kyle Fraser spoke with Dr. Johanna Fernandez, a professor of History and African American Studies at New York’s Baruch College, and …

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A Just Cause Radio – Shining a Spotlight on Capitol Hill & Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman – 04.30.17

The host Cliff Stewart, Lisa Stewart and Lamont Banks will be Shining a Spotlight on Capitol Hill & Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman, who is currently serving her sophomore term in the United States Congress. Prior to her election as Representative for New Jersey’s 12th Congressional District, Watson Coleman served eight consecutive terms in the New Jersey General Assembly. Download this episode (right …

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Leid Stories—What’s Feeding Trump’s Warmongering and Bombing Spree?—04.17.17

President Donald Trump’s unleashing “the mother of all bombs” last Thursday in Afghanistan exponentially broadened and deepened U.S. concurrent involvement in several theaters of war. Add ISIS to Trump’s active-enemies list—which also includes Syria and North Korea. Leid Stories asks: How and why did war become such a vital part of Trump’s agenda? Download this episode (right click and save)

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Nadia Zahel – Given Away as a Child Bride, Afghan Woman Describes 24 Years of Abuse

Spogmai was just 12 years old when she was separated from her parents and handed over to another family. But this was no ordinary arranged marriage. Instead, she was given to a man more than three times her age in order to settle a family feud. Her voice trembles as she recalls the day she entered a form of slavery. …

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Obama signs his last Pentagon budget: A legacy of war and reaction

President Barack Obama signed into law last week his seventh and final Pentagon spending bill, providing $619 billion to continue and expand the murderous violence of the US war machine. Spending more than the next seven countries combined, the US military is currently engaged in combat operations in at least seven different countries, while maintaining some 800 overseas bases around …

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Campus composting programs effective in educating students

SAN MARCOS, TX – As food waste becomes a growing concern on college campuses, colleges and universities across the US are introducing integrated composting programs to collect food waste while educating students about environmental stewardship. A new study shows that campus composting programs can be effective in raising students’ awareness of composting and environmental issues. “College campus cafeterias generate a …