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The Conspiracy Guy – 11.14.17

Conspiracy Guy #51: The Sandy Hook charade continued, with The New York Times featuring crisis actors Francine and David Wheeler on its front page regarding a lawsuit against the manufacturers of the weapons said to have been used to kill 20 kids and 6 adults at Sandy Hook Elementary in 2012. But the school had been closed by 2008 and …

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Connect The Dots – Unfractured – 11.08.17

Unfractured: Listen to Sandra Steingraber, biologist, award-winning author of Raising Elijah, and activist leader of New Yorkers Against Fracking, speaking on the human side of activism as revealed in the new film, Unfractured, which portrays her work to achieve the 2014 New York State fracking ban—with Chanda Chavannes, the film’s director— in conversation with Alison Rose Levy. Download this episode …

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It’s All About Food – Barbara J. King and Casey T. Taft – 04.25.17

PART I: Barbara J. King, Personalities on the Plate: The Lives & Minds of Animals We Eat Barbara J. King is emerita professor of anthropology at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, and now is a full-time freelance science writer. Barbara has written or edited many books on anthropology and animal behavior. Her latest, just published in …

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Black Agenda Radio – 04.10.17

Welcome, to the radio magazine that brings you news, commentary and analysis from a Black Left perspective. I’m Glen Ford, along with my co-host, Nellie Bailey. Coming up: Haitians in the United States protest a speech by the former U.S. ambassador, a key player in the rigging of Haitian elections: Brazil turns back the clock on its Black and poor population; and, a Free School, in Philadelphia, celebrates five years of radical politics.

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Expat Files – 04.02.17

#2-A quick guide to hiring and firing maids, gardeners and other domestic help. Up in the states, most gringos and Expats can never afford a maid or gardener. That can present stressful boss/employee relations problems if not handled correctly right from the start. Problem #1: Many Gringos/Gringas feel quite guilty about paying so little (considered slave wages in the states). They often compensate by being very lenient and letting maids set the rules in the house, often forgetting who’s the boss and who’s the employee.

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Nadia Prupis – Buyer’s Remorse? Nation’s Impressions of Trump Have Plummeted Since Election

President-elect Donald Trump rose to power with historically low approval ratings, and a new poll finds that even those numbers have fallen as Americans lose what little goodwill they had toward him during the so-called post-election “honeymoon” period. Quinnipiac University’s new survey, conducted January 5-9, reveals that voters nationwide disapprove 51-37 percent of “the way Donald Trump is handling his …

Robert Weissman – Trump’s Corporate Cabinet

We’re facing the prospect of a government literally of the Exxons, by the Goldman Sachses and for the Kochs. President-Elect Donald Trump’s cabinet and top nominees draw more deeply from an extremist faction of the corporate class than any in memory, and likely in history. We are witnessing the wholesale corporate takeover of the American government. Nothing more plainly shows …