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Resistance Radio – Guest: John Ruskey – 10.29.17

John Ruskey is worker bee in the colony of his queen, the Lower Mississippi River.  He carves canoes, paints, and guides others into the wildest place remaining in the center of North America, the verdant floodplain of the big river, which reaches fullness in her last thousand miles of free-flowing joy to the Gulf of Mexico.  He is author of …

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Solartopia Green Power and Wellness Hour – 09.14.17

NUKE POWER & NATURAL DISASTERS have become intensely important in the wake of HURRICANES HARVEY & IRMA. We are joined by radio commentator LIBBE HALEVY and long-time activist/experts PAUL GUNTER & KEVIN KAMPS of Beyond Nuclear. The terrifying realities of the hurricanes the swept through Texas and Florida have made it clear there is no way to evacuate from massive …

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Leid Stories—Trump Slow on Hurricane Harvey, but Right on Time with Storms of His Own—08.28.17

As Hurricane Harvey, now downgraded to a storm, was wreaking havoc across the Texas gulf coast over the weekend, President Trump was planning firestorms of his own in the White House. Leid Stories discusses a few storms Trump plans to whip up on Monday. Download this episode (right click and save)  

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Leid Stories—From New Orleans, Lessons About Police ‘Reform’—12.22.16

Mayor Mitch Landrieu of New Orleans proudly announced Monday that the city had closed a “dark” chapter in its history that was written more than a decade ago. The city has worked out settlements, totaling $13.3 million, in three especially egregious police killings as well as with plaintiffs in other serious cases involving police brutality and lethal use of force. Most of the cases occurred during the time of Hurricane Katrina, in 2005.

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Rob Verchick – Our Energy Grid Is Incredibly Vulnerable

When I dream about Hurricane Katrina (and I still do), it always starts with the refrigerators. Kenmore, GE, Whirlpool, Frigidaire, Amana. Hundreds of thousands of these abandoned appliances stood duct-taped shut on the curbs and yards of homes throughout New Orleans. Many were spray-painted with whimsical or forbidding messages. “Funky. Not in a good way.” “Free Beer and Maggots.” “Smells …

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The Natural Nurse And Dr. Z – Rich Habits, Rich Life: The Four Cornerstones of all Great Pursuits – 03.15.16

Host Ellen Kamhi PhD, RN, www.naturalnurse.com, interviews Dr. Randall Bell. Randall Bell, PhD, is a socio-economist and the CEO of Landmark Research Group, LLC. The strategic and problem-solving skills of Dr. Bell are well established. He consulted on the World Trade Center, the Flight 93 Crash Sites, the BP Oil Spill, Hurricane Katrina, the Nuclear Testing on the Bikini Atoll. His research has taken him to all fifty states and the seven continents. He is known for his ability to analyze complex situations and present his findings in an interesting, organized, and intelligent way. Dr. Bell’s career has been profiled in the Wall Street Journal, People magazine, the New York Times, the Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, CNN, and every U.S. television network. He is a popular speaker at events around the globe. Dr. Bell earned his PhD in Human and Organizational Systems from Fielding Graduate University and his MBA from UCLA. On today’s show we will discuss his new book, Rich Habits, Rich Life: The Four Cornerstones of all Great Pursuits

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Henry A. Giroux – Poisoned City: Flint and the Specter of Domestic Terrorism

In the current age of free-market frenzy, privatization, commodification and deregulation, Americans are no longer bound by or interested in historical memory, connecting narratives or modes of thinking that allow them to translate private troubles into broader systemic considerations. As Irving Howe once noted, “the rhetoric of apocalypse haunts the air” accompanied by a relentless spectacle that flattens time, disconnects …

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Exclusive: Obama Refuses to Hit ISIS’s Libyan Capital

Despite the growing threat from the self-proclaimed Islamic State in Libya, the Obama administration has turned down a U.S. military plan for an assault on ISIS’s regional hub there, three defense officials told The Daily Beast. In recent weeks, the U.S. military—led by its Africa and Special Operations Commands—have pushed for more airstrikes and the deployment of elite troops, particularly in the city of Sirte. The hometown …

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Project Censored – 11.03.15

Peter and Mickey spend the hour speaking with author/educator Henry Giroux. Giroux explains the concept of ‘critical pedagogy,’ and the pivotal role that education plays for the whole of society. He warns of the increasing domination of the world by the ultra-rich, and a new form of anti-intellectualism fostered by a failing corporate media. Among the measures the left must take to resist these forces, he names the formation of a third political party, and more academics taking on the duties of public intellectuals, rather than limiting
their activities to the campus.

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American Academy of Pediatrics links global warming to the health of children

Today, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released a policy statement that links climate change with the health of children, urging pediatricians and politicians to work together to solve this crisis and protect children from climate-related threats including natural disasters, heat stress, lower air quality, increased infections, and threats to food and water supplies. “Every child need a safe and …