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Leid Stories—Portraits of Love and Honor on Memorial Day—05.29.17

Leid Stories dedicates today’s Memorial Day program to those who have served, or currently are serving, in any branch of the U.S. military, and families of loved ones lost to war who wish to acknowledge and honor them. Download this episode (right click and save)

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Leslie Scott – New Jersey Passes Bill That Blacklists Companies Seeking Basic Human Rights for Palestinians

On Monday, June 27, the New Jersey State Assembly overwhelmingly passed a bill targeting companies that sign on to the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement (or BDS) that is pressuring Israel to provide Palestinians with basic human rights. Modeled by pro-Israel lobbying organizations in similar fashion to the executive order issued by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, the bill would …

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The Natural Nurse And Dr. Z – 09.22.15

Host Ellen Kamhi, PhD, RN, www.naturalnurse.com, interviews Thomas Leo Ogren. Mr Ogren holds a Master of Science in Agriculture, with an emphasis on horticulture, urban forests, and plant flowering systems and the connections between landscape plant materials and allergy. Tom started researching allergy-free gardening twenty-five years ago, because his wife, his mother and his sisters all suffered from hay fever and asthma. He is the creator of the Ogren Plant Allergy Scale (OPALSTM), the first and only numerical plant-allergy ranking system in existence, which is being used by the USDA to develop allergy rankings for all major U.S. urban areas.

Tom worked with the University of California Cooperative Extension, to establish community gardens in the Los Angeles inner city, and hosted the popular radio call-in gardening show, “Tom Ogren’s Wild World of Plants.” He writes for Garden Design, California Landscaping, The New Scientist, Organic Gardening, and a host of other publications. On today’s show, we will be discussing, Tom’s new book, The Allergy-Fighting Garden

Damning New Analysis Reveals Deadly Lack of Police Training on Mental Illness – Deirdre Fulton

One quarter of the men and women shot and killed by police in the first six months of 2015 were “in the throes of mental or emotional crisis,” according to a new analysis published by the Washington Post on Tuesday, suggesting that law enforcement officers lack training on how to deal with the mentally ill. “On average, police shot and killed someone who was …