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The Working Life Podcast With Jonathan Tasini – ARIZONA TEACHERS ARE LIT!; PRIVATIZATION IS A BUST; LOWE’S POISONS PEOPLE – 04.26.18

EPISODE 79: ARIZONA TEACHERS ARE LIT!; PRIVATIZATION IS A BUST; LOWE’S POISONS PEOPLE In Audio, Economy, Labor, Podcast by Jonathan TasiniApril 25, 20180 Comments The uprising is hitting Arizona. Tomorrow, thousands of teachers will flood the state capitol to demand—like their brethren in West Virginia, Oklahoma, Kentucky and Colorado—fair wages. I talk with the both the head of the union and a rank-and-file union leader. …

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Economic Update – Winds of System Change – 04.08.18

Updates on big French strikes protect workers’ gains; rising sub-prime loans, students pay more as states do less for public tuition costs; West Virginia teachers strikes inspire same in Oklahoma, Arizona and Kentucky; US poverty worse than other nations, Prof. Perotin finds worker coops superior to capitalist enterprises; and high tariffs on imported trucks created high prices, profits of US …

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AMANDA MARCOTTE – Fear, racism, and hatred: Why the gun industry makes so much money off mass shootings

Even though the mass shooting in Orlando over the weekend is the largest in our nation’s history, the fallout is following a standard pattern, a narrative so well-worn that it’s impossible not to become numb to it: Liberals call for gun control, conservatives act like you are trying to take away their precious babies, nothing gets done, everyone eventually drifts …

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Abortion booklets from states are misinforming women

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – Women considering abortions are getting medically inaccurate information nearly a third of the time in states that require doctors to provide informed consent materials to their patients, according to a Rutgers study. The study, “Informed or Misinformed Consent? Abortion Policy in the United States,” analyzed statements about embryological and fetal development from information booklets produced by …

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Energy Stew – Debra Schildhouse – 01.08.16

Debra Schildhouse wrote about the history and development of Bio-Touch and her experiences at theBio-Touch center.

It’s a simple technique that uses the first two fingers of each hand which are lightly placed on specific points of the body in different sequences. As simple as it looks, it provides dramatic healing and people have been relieved of complex and life threatening conditions.

A friend of mine was suffering from a chronic condition and went there for help. He told me his symptoms very quickly disappeared.

I think you’ll be glad you listened to this interview with Debra, the author of “Bio-Touch, Healing with the Power in Our Fingertips”.

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This Can’t Be Happening – 12.09.15

Dr. Kris Neuhaus, a radical physician targeted by the religious right political establishment of Kansas for her courageous willingness for years to provide abortion services to desperate Kansas women, talks with host Dave Lindorff about guns, bombs and domestic terror, as well as the obscenity of health care provided — or more accurately not provided — to captives in the nation’s prison industrial complex.

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Trends This Week – Economic hard trend lines & an invigorating trends retreat – 12.02.15

Gerald Celente forecasts: When the final numbers are tabulated, overall holiday sales will trend lower for 2015 and the overall retail sector will grow weaker in 2016. Indeed, beyond the holiday season, from luxury brands, to mid-range and low-end product sales, there is a slow and steady slump across all retail sectors throughout most of the developed and emerging markets. In the United States, for example, where consumer spending accounts for some 70 percent of the nation’s GDP, the downbeat reports from retailers throughout the year are clear trends of tepid growth followed by steady decline. With the labor force participation rate at 38-year lows, median household income below 1999 levels, medical costs are rising along with property and school taxes far faster than wages. And with some 51 percent of working Americans earning under $30,000 a year, there will be less discretionary income for non-essential retail products. Celente also breaks down the reasons why the price of gold is tanking and what the future holds for it. Elsewhere in the show he’s joined by a special guest to provide details and testimonials on the upcoming “Prepare for 2016” trends and well being retreat in Naples, Florida, January 10-16.

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Jesse Drucker – Top 100 CEO Retirement Savings Equals 41% of U.S. Families

The retirement savings accumulated by just 100 chief executives are equal to the entire retirement accounts of 41 percent of U.S. families — or more than 116 million people, a new study finds. In a report scheduled for release today, the Center for Effective Government and Institute for Policy Studies found that the 100 largest chief executive retirement funds are …

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Leid Stories – 10.01.15

The Constitution and Citizenship: The Dred Scott Decision (Conclusion)
We conclude today the discussion on the Dred Scott decision of 1857 – a case often cited as producing the worst ruling in the history of the U.S. Supreme Court.
Legal scholar Paul Finkelman, who teaches constitutional law, legal history, and race and the law at Albany Law School in New York, gave us, in two consecutive weeks, a detailed background of the case and the constitutional questions it raised.
Dred Scott, enslaved at birth – around 1799, in Southampton County, Virginia – sued for his freedom and the freedom of his wife and two daughters, on the grounds that they had lived in Illinois and the Wisconsin Territory, where slavery had been outlawed. But the Supreme Court, in a 7-2 ruling, said that no person of African ancestry ever was meant to be a citizen of the United States, nor to benefit from any rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution.
Today we hear from Justice Stephen Breyer, an associate justice on the U.S. Supreme Court, on the matter.