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Focus On The Facts – 07.17.17

Guests were investigative journalists Jason Goodman and Patricia Negron. They exposed the biggest scandal occurring in Washington right now that the MSM is refusing to cover.  Many corrupt politicians in Washington are involved in the operation of a secret weapons and arms selling racket that is used to overthrow and destroy countries and they provided the details and the names …

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Laurel Peltier – 9,442 citizen-reported fracking complaints reveal 12-Years of suppressed data

Guess what was found in Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) filing cabinets after gas operators drilled 10,027 fracking wells over the last 12 years? Only 9,442 citizen-reported fracking complaints. And 44 percent of those are drinking water-related. Pennsylvania’s DEP finally released the complaints to Public Herald, an investigative journalism nonprofit. There’s much to learn from Pennsylvania’s now-public 9,442 fracking …

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Project Censored – 12.06.16

In the first half of the program, mathematician Rick Luttmann discusses ranked-choice voting
and why it is superior to the prevalent “plurality voting” system. Also, investigative journalist Greg Palast
returns to Project Censored to explain how GOP vote-supression tactics may have stolen the 2016 election
(he calls it a “Jim Crow election”).

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Economic Update – Economics and Red States: Arlie Hochschild – 10.09.16

Updates on US workers’ productivity rising while wages flat since 2009, US corps evading taxes, Gallup Poll on poor US job picture, wealth of billionaires enough, if redistributed, to change global economic conditions, rising corp debt problem. Major discussions of (1) ways and means of providing capital to worker coops, and (2) why technical “progress” excites capitalists and worries workers: the problem is capitalism.

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Alternative Visions – US Incomes And Pre-Election Hype About Economic Recovery – 09.16.16

Jack takes on recent reports from private and government sources this past week that US incomes and the economy are finally recovering. Taking issue with Paul Krugman’s column today, ‘Trickle Up Economics’, hyping the reports, Jack cites and explains contrary data that show the reports and Krugman punditry are questionable. Alternative sources, like the Gallup Poll, show 87% of US population surveyed consider the economy poor or getting worse. Other sources show the doubling of death rates from drugs, suicide, and alcohol for the 25-64 age group—Trump’s target voters in key swing states. Jack discusses data showing Trump now leads in key swing states, Ohio and Florida, where incomes remain down as much as 10%, as well as in other swing states. Why Clinton’s campaign is trying to reorient to the 25-64 group and millennials—too little too late. The show concludes with Jack repeating his prediction of US recession in 2017-18, and predicting post-election policies of more business tax cuts, infrastructure spending, TPP, and Fed interest rate hikes are coming.

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Leid Stories – 09.18.15

Got Something to Say? Say It on ‘Free Your Mind Friday!’

It’s been quite a week. No doubt you have something to say about the issues and events that made the headlines. Or, maybe you’d like to share your thoughts about something altogether different. Either way, there’s plenty of room for your information, opinions and ideas on Leid Stories’ “free Your Mind Friday,” the world’s greatest open forum.

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The Gary Null Show – 07.31.15

Journalist, investigative reporter Nick Bryant has been writing on the plight of disadvantaged children for over a decade. His writings have appeared in professional publications such as the Journal of Professional Ethics, the Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, the Journal of Social Distress and the publication of School Health. He is the co-author of “America’s Children:  Triumph of Tragedy” that …

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Major US Political Parties Less Popular Than Ever

A recent Gallup poll found that the major political parties in the United States are seeing their lowest popularity levels in recent memory. Both the Democrats and the Republicans fall well below 50% in terms of approval, with 39% viewing the Democratic party favorable and 37% viewing the Republican party favorable. Since 1992 Gallup has been recording how much support each party …