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Black Agenda Radio – 03.12.18

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: Activists in New York held a tribunal on ethnic cleansing, another term for the gentrification that is destabilizing Black neighborhoods across the country; and, the organization created by and for U.S. political prisoners gets ready to celebrate …

Nicole Sirotin – Technological advances will drive our quest to live longer

Medical technologies that have long been detailed in science fiction are becoming realities in the world’s laboratories and hospitals, which makes extending the average lifespan to triple digits much more viable. Expectation is growing within medical and scientific circles that technology can “cure” the ageing process, especially considering how the rapid evolution of healthcare tools has lengthened life expectancy over …

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How To Make Fermented Pickles

You don’t need a recipe to make fermented or brined pickles, but you do need to keep the correct ratio of salt to water. Brine strength is the weight of salt as a percentage of the weight of the solution. Older recipes suggest that the salt weight be 10 percent of the weight of the solution—or one cup of salt …

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Michael Snyder – The Percentage Of Working Age Men That Do Not Have A Job Is Similar To The Great Depression

Why are so many men in their prime working years unemployed?  The Obama administration would have us believe that unemployment is low in this country, but that is not true at all.  In fact, one author quoted by NPR says that “it’s kind of worse than it was in the depression in 1940″.  Most Americans don’t realize this, but more men from …

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Tim Dickinson – Why America Can’t Quit the Drug War

In March, the commander in chief of the War on Drugs stood in front of a crowd of policymakers, advocates and recovering addicts to declare that America has been doing it wrong. Speaking at the National Prescription Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit in Atlanta – focused on an overdose epidemic now killing some 30,000 Americans a year – President Barack …

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Kevin Gosztola – Clinton Campaign Relies On Rumors And Dishonesty To Attack Sanders

From misleading voters about what Bernie Sanders would do to their healthcare to creating the perception that Sanders is dishonest about his involvement in the civil rights movement, Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign has developed a significant record of entirely disingenuous attacks. It is not as if presidential candidates should not attack each others’ records or their positions on key issues. …

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Les Leopold – Krugman’s Attack on Sanders Was Based on an Economic Study Produced by … a Clinton Supporter

Paul Krugman, the New York Times columnist, Nobel laureate and defensive linebacker for Team Hillary, is accusing  [3]the Sanders campaign of voodoo economics. He attacks an independent economic analysis of the Sanders agenda produced by economist Gerald Friedman. That questionable study shows incredibly high gains in jobs, employment and income. Krugman fails to mention that Friedman is a declared Clinton supporter! [4] That’s is either bad …