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Leid Stories–It’s “Free Your Mind Friday”on Leid Stories. Give Voice to Your Thoughts!—09.30.16

“Free Your Mind Friday” is an unscripted open forum in which listeners’ opinions and ideas aren’t just “features” of the program, but the program itself. Callers may talk about the week’s major stories and events or any subject they choose.

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SEAN COLLINS – TRASHING THE WHITE TRASH: HILLARY AND THE NEW BIGOTRY

After assuming Hillary Clinton would coast to victory, Democrats are shocked to find that she is in a virtual tie with Donald Trump in the polls. Trump in fact leads in a number of key swing states, like Florida and Ohio. The New York Times roamed New York’s Upper West Side, a liberal bastion, and discovered Democrats freaking out. ‘It’s like someone …

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Ask Beatty – 11.23.15

What is the role of schools and colleges in terms of educating students about the realities of life…the good, the bad and the ugly? As educators we have a responsibility to prepare our students to navigate through muddy waters. This can only happen if we encourage responsible debate, discussion and distention about a variety of issues that effect all of us including: religion, gender, sex, relationships and racism. Let’s keep our students safe from violence. Everything else should be up for debate!

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Paul Craig Roberts – This Has Become Routine

In his comment on the mass shootings at the Oregon community college, President Obama said: “This has become routine.” So have police shootings of unarmed and unresisting Americans. So have numerous other undesirable and deplorable happenings, such as the foreclosure on the homes of millions of Americans, while the “banks too big to fail” are bailed out with trillions of …

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Amie M. Gordon – Is it Time to Take the “Positive” Out of Positive Psychology?

What is the prescription for optimal living? The burgeoning field of positive psychology appears to have many of the answers: We should be kind and caring to others, forgiving of transgressions, gracious and compassionate in our daily lives, and upbeat and optimistic about the future. Following this simple plan should keep us happy and healthy. But as with most things, …

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What is Vaccine Injury? – Cathy Jameson

Update on California’s SB277 – despite strong opposition from parents and providers from across the state, SB277 passed through the Judiciary Committee last week with a 5-1 vote.  Senator Joel Anderson  was the only no vote.  SB277 will go next to the Appropriations Committee. The archived video of the latest hearing can be found at this link: A press conference with Mary Holland, J.D. …

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The Capitalist Takeover of Higher Education

The great under-reported crime against education by corporate America is not the buying and selling of schools by for-profit corporations; that this is a significant threat to education is indubitable and well-documented. But the little-discussed threat to education is the deliberate “hollowing-out” of education from within—i.e. by the philosophy which views education, especially at and up through the community-college level, …