It’s “Free Your Mind Friday” on Leid Stories, and listeners’ opinions about current issues and events—or any subject of their choosing, for that matter–are the “star” of the show.
Download this episode (right click and save) The good news is that Joel is back! The bad news is that the reason he’s been away for the past two weeks is because his mom died suddenly and unexpectedly. But Joel has also mastered the art of successfully dealing with grief, and he shares his secret method with us. You will …
On today’s program, Vince plays Part 1 of the four part documentary series Century of Self.
The host Cliff Stewart, Lisa Stewart and Lamont Banks will be Shining a Spotlight on Capitol Hill & Congressman Elijah E. Cummings, who has dedicated his life of service to uplifting and empowering the people he is sworn to represent. He began his career of public service in the Maryland House of Delegates, where he served for 14 years and became the first African American in Maryland history to be named Speaker Pro Tem. Since 1996, Congressman Cummings has proudly represented Maryland’s 7th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives.
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Listen to photojournalist, Michael Nigro, an award-winning, Emmy-nominated writer-director and multimedia journalist who extensively covered Standing Rock all the way from the start through the final day. Nigro will share his experiences in the trenches, what he bore witness to, and the go along to get along mainstream coverage that fails to cover the most important stories of our time— in conversation with Alison Rose Levy.
On today’s program, Vince speaks with Andrew J. Bacevich about his most recent book, “America’s War for the Greater Middle East.” Bacevich is Professor of International Relations and History at Boston University. A graduate of the U.S. Military Academy, he received his PhD in American Diplomatic History from Princeton University. Before joining the faculty of Boston University, he taught at West Point and Johns Hopkins.
Bacevich is the author of Washington Rules: America’s Path to Permanent War (2010). His previous books include The Limits of Power: The End of American Exceptionalism (2008); The Long War: A New History of US National Security Policy since World War II (2007) (editor); The New American Militarism: How Americans Are Seduced by War (2005); and American Empire: The Realities and Consequences of U. S. Diplomacy (2002).
In the first half of the program, Shahid Buttar discusses the chapter he wrote for Censored 2017, “Ike’s Dystopian Dream,”
where he examines the many ways that President Eisenhower’s warning about the military-industrial complex has proven correct. For the second half of the program, Mickey and Peter survey some of the other chapters of Censored 2017, particularly Peter’s chapter, “Selling Empire, War and Capitalism,” a look at the advertising / public relations industry, and how its influence extends far beyond peddling consumer products.
He’s been in office just six weeks, but Donald Trump has already worn out his welcome. His abrasive nature, unrelenting narcissism and tendency to play fast and loose with the facts are just a few of the reasons he’s polling as the least popular U.S. president this early in his term of office.
Even if it weren’t already a cruel inside joke, it inevitably would become one: The Democratic Party is busily reshuffling the deck chairs on a sinking ship, and welcoming all aboard for a wonderful voyage.