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Nature Bats Last – 03.07.17

Guy and a Mike speak with Stefanie Steven, a musician who along with her husband Scott are living in a motorhome, traveling and producing songs and living (in New Zealand) as simply as possible. We took several calls from listeners. Here is a link to Stefanie’s song: “The World is Dying” https://stefaniesteven.wixsite.com/music/music?wix-music-comp-id=comp-iqgi0qmz&wix-music-track-id=5657382461898752

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Leid Stories—Reckoning with the System: How Far Along Are You, and Where Are You Headed?—11.15.16

It’s a week since Republicans captured not only the White House, the House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate, but 32 state legislatures and 33 governorships as well. By any definition it’s a political drubbing—and, as most believe, a dramatic political turning point for the country. The writing’s on the wall.

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Pam Martens and Russ Martens – Hillary Should Ask Jamie Dimon What Kind of Genius Loses $6.2 Billion

Yesterday, building on the momentum afforded her by a series of articles in the New York Times, Hillary Clinton asked the audience at a campaign stop in Toledo, Ohio: “What kind of genius loses a billion dollars in one year.” Clinton was referring to the New York Times revelation on Sunday that Donald Trump’s 1995 tax return showed a loss …

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Iranian moderates win majority in parliament, clerical body

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian moderates have won a majority in parliament and a top clerical body charged with selecting the next supreme leader, dealing a major blow to hard-liners in the first elections held since last summer’s landmark nuclear agreement with world powers. Final results released by the Interior Ministry and broadcast on state TV show that reformists, who …

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Donald Trump is a fraud: Report confirms the billionaire’s presidential bid is a long and calculated con job

Everything Trump has done during the campaign is designed to dupe the media into funding his marketing strategy SEAN ILLING Donald Trump’s presidential campaign feels whimsical, like a practical joke or publicity tour gone awry. But it turns out the Donald is running a long con. A newreport in Politico suggests Trump has been plotting this stunt for years, and he …

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Leid Stories – 10.28.15

U.S. Foreign Policy: A History of Empire, Racism and Genocide
What informs U.S. foreign policy? Noble ideas about fostering freedom, justice and democracy all over the world? Not at all, says our guest, peace activist Robert Fantina.
U.S. foreign policy is a mere cover for military involvement and intervention, the true purposes of which are power and wealth, Fantina says.
In a wide-ranging interview, Fantina elaborates on this theme, drawing from his most recent book, Empire, Racism and Genocide: A History of U.S. Foreign Policy.

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Leid Stories – 08.13.15

Leid Stories picks up from where it left off with yesterday’s program, discussing what is being marketed by the media as the “phenomenon” of Donald Trump’s presidential bid.
The backdrop to the supersaturated coverage of Trump is a story of intertwined interests in big money and power, the manipulation of public attitudes, and the railroading of what is commonly thought to be “the democratic process.”
In the rough-and-tumble world of American politics these things have become a natural part of the landscape, but the media’s role in this election cycle is astoundingly egregious, says Leid Stories—all the more so because it unabashedly has laid bare its collusion with a corrupt system and process, and with apparent approval from the industry.

American Journalism’s Ideology: Why the ‘Liberal’ Media Is Fundamentalist – Robert Jensen

Note: The memo below is my response to an editor at a U.S. news organization who was soliciting feedback for a review of the organization’s coverage of environmental news. From a conservative point of view, this newsroom is part of the “liberal media.” My goal in the memo was to step back from that superficial, diversionary label and evaluate the …

Kshama Sawant

The Most Dangerous Woman in America

SEATTLE—Kshama Sawant, the socialist on the City Council, is up for re-election this year. Since joining the council in January of 2014 she has helped push through a gradual raising of the minimum wage to $15 an hour in Seattle. She has expanded funding for social services and blocked, along with housing advocates, an attempt by the Seattle Housing Authority …