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Leid Stories—Disaster in the Caribbean: A Reflection of Colonial Times; Two Protests, One Seeks A Buy-In; the Other Uncovers A Sellout–09.25.17

The response by the United States and Britain, principally, to current or former territories in the Caribbean that have been devastated by the recent spate of hurricanes tells a story that goes far beyond the matter of humanitarian aid. A tale of two protests. Free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s one-man protest against white supremacy and injustice got a huge boost this …

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Connect The Dots – Robert Gough – 09.20.17

A rebroadcast (from December 2014) of a conversation with the late environmentalist and tribal elder, Robert Gough, an attorney specializing in cultural ecology, who has worked with Indian Tribes on cultural and natural resource issues over the past thirty years. Topic: why indigenous communities are serving on the front-lines of environmental activism.   Download this episode (right click and save)

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INSIGHT- FATHERS HERCULEAN STRENGTH FOR HIS SON AND ACHILLES INTERNATIONAL HELPS ATHLETES WITH DISABILITIES SHINE – 09.14.17

James Raffone’s son was diagnosed with duchenne muscular dystrophy 4 years ago and his father hasn’t stopped moving since through his creation of the Jar of Hope Foundation which spreads awareness, raises vital funds and works with the medical community in developing a cure.  Join James and his family Saturday September 16, 2017 along with over 2,000 participants to set a new …

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Leid Stories—Trump Is Riding the Storm; Dems Are Just All Wet —08.29.17

Leid Stories examines what can only be described as a masterful turnaround for President Trump who, until Hurricane Harvey, was under brutal attack, dodging blows that could have signaled the beginning of the end. Though scathed, Trump pulled through—not because he’s such a brilliant tactician, but because he comes from a “swamp,” too, and obeys its cardinal rule: Do unto …

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Leid Stories—Pastor-Activist Revs Up Fight to Save Michigan City from Illegal Corporate/Gov’t Takeover—08.01.17

Leid Stories updates the story of the Rev. Edward Pinkney, who years ago took on a battle to save the predominantly black and poor city of Benton Harbor from a corporate/government conspiracy to rid the city of its “undesirable” population by hiking taxes, and give the vacated land to Whirlpool corporation for a golf course and related amenities. Download this …

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The Infectious Myth – David Smith on Genital Autonomy – 07.19.17

In Episode 148, David Crowe speaks with David Smith of the UK charities Genital Autonomy and 15 Square. The conversation covers male genital mutilation (circumcision), female genital mutilation (FGM) and transgender changes of minors. They cover the reasons why circumcision still exists and why it is so much less common in the UK than in the US. They discuss the …

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Leid Stories—What Is the Most Urgently Needed Change We Must Make As A Nation?—07.05.17

In the aftermath of the patriotism that the Fourth of July usually summons up, Leid Stories brings us back to reality with a sobering question: What Is the Most Urgently Needed Change We Must Make As A Nation? Download this episode (right click and save)

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The Infectious Myth – Shaken Baby Strikes Again. And Joe Whitaker Sits in Jail – 06.06.17

In 2013 Joe and Charlotte’s baby Jaden suddenly collapsed. The parents called 9-1-1 but almost immediately doctors suspected child abuse. Despite a number of medical experts testifying that Jaden had a genetic or nutritional defect that caused weak bones and other health problems, Joe was convicted of child abuse and sentenced to 15 years, the minimum the judge could give …

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All Together Now – 06.01.17

“Eleanor LeCain talks about environmental education with Murray Fisher of New York Harbor School, and about restoring depleted fisheries with Brett Jenks, President and CEO of Rare, and Melissa Wright of Bloomberg Philanthropies Environment Program.” Download this episode (right click and save)