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Replenish Me – 09.28.17

Farrah Ratliff is a wife and mother of four from Waco Tx. She has anAssociates degree in criminal Justice from MCC in Waco Tx but recently have found her passion to speak about my hardship to encourage, inspire and motivate women and men through life’s journey and also their weight loss journey. She had created her first weight loss group #D+D=T …

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Fearless Parent – Miranda Bailey and Andrew Wakefield, The Pathological Optimist – 09.27.17

There’s a new feature documentary in town called The Pathological Optimist. It’s about Dr. Andrew Wakefield. You know, the British gastroenterologist who’s credited/blamed with linking vaccines and autism to millions of parents and thereby single-handedly birthing the modern anti-vaccine movement. Yes, that Andrew Wakefield. Andy inspires… hyperbole. Mention his name and it’s likely to provoke a fight. In a 2015 New York Times article: he …

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Economic Update – A Tale of Two Crises: 1929 and 2008 – 09.03.17

Updates on US working conditions 2017, looming US recession and plans for negative interest rates, schools raise funds by shaming poor school children, and the economics of fascism. Major discussion: why FDR’s New Deal (successful trickle up economics) was not repeated after 2008 (unsuccessful trickle down economics). Consequences of post-1945 destruction of coalition that produced New Deal. Download this episode …

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INSIGHT- “MY BLIND SPOT” LACKS ONE, JERRY LEWIS, LENNY DYKSTRA TRASHES HIS IMAGE AND MORE – 08.24.17

  In January 2006, Albert Rizzi woke up in a hospital completely blind.  Fungal meningitis was the culprit that attacked his optic nerve leaving him blind though Albert tells Mark that “he’s never seen better” without his vision.  Before Albert lost his eyesight he was an Executive Director of a thriving preschool and afterschool program in the South Bronx.  A role he thrived …

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Leid Stories—Free Your Mind of the Week’s Assaults on Us All!—08.18.17

Download this episode (right click and save)We’ve been through a gut-wrenching week. We can only hope that things won’t get worse anytime soon; we’re overloaded as it is. It helps to talk things through. It helps to re-situate ourselves in our own power. It helps to find and build community. You can start or continue right here, on Leid Stories’ …

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What Women Must Know – The Health Risks From Our Hair Products with Pierce Sioussat – 08.17.17

Pierce Sioussat is a veteran marketing specialist and entrepreneur with a unique combination of corporate new product development marketing experience and a deep knowledge of the natural products industry.  After holding executive positions with Ogilvy & Mather advertising as well as the Citibank Consumer Banking Division, Pierce entered the natural products industry in 1994 working with his father-in-law Paul Ross …

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It’s Our Money with Ellen Brown – We Have All The Answers! – 08.02.17

What’s your problem? Unfunded pension funds? Massive state debt? Creeping privatization? Codification of criminal banking? Today’s program addresses these chronic problems with a baseline look at why these issues persist despite available solutions. Ellen discusses a state budget shortfall solution that can also solve state pension shortfalls. Hint: it involves public banks!  Later she talks with noted banking criminologist Bill Black …

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Expat Files – 07.23.17

#1- A frequent question from listeners: “Johnny, where would you live if you had to settle down and have your “Plan B” in Mexico?” Today you’ll get the full, unabridged answer.   #2- In Mexico the prices are going up, up, up. You might be surprised at the reasons why. That’s all bad news for the hundreds of thousands of Gringo and …

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The Infectious Myth – David Smith on Genital Autonomy – 07.19.17

In Episode 148, David Crowe speaks with David Smith of the UK charities Genital Autonomy and 15 Square. The conversation covers male genital mutilation (circumcision), female genital mutilation (FGM) and transgender changes of minors. They cover the reasons why circumcision still exists and why it is so much less common in the UK than in the US. They discuss the …