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Marshalltown, Iowa 2/23/2007
Randy Eisentrager, the sticker on the kill floor, inserts a knife in the hog's necks to drain the blood before the animals are dissected. Smith and Company's pork processing plant in Marshalltown, Iowa was the sight of a raid by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials in December 2006 where dozens of employees were taken into custody.

The Working Life Podcast With Jonathan Tasini – HELL MIGHT BE SAFER THAN A HOG PROCESSING PLANT; TEACHER UPRISING NC VERSION; “AMERICA’S MAYOR” HEIDI HARMON RUNS FOR RE-ELECTION!

Another day, another chapter in the new ways to screw workers. This time, the target is workers inside hog processing plants—who are already doing one of the most dangerous jobs in the country. I talk with expert Debbie Berkowitz about the Department of Agriculture’s new proposal to speed up the processing line–so that Big Ag can pile up bigger profits …

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Leid Stories—Haitians in Central and South America Brace Against Bleak Prospects in Bid to Return Home; Sex Abuse Charges Sink NY Attorney General, Not Legal Abuse of Communities of Color—05.08.18

The draconian programs that the Trump administration has vowed to implement to curb illegal immigration into the United States are having ripple effect elsewhere in the hemisphere. Several Central and South American countries are doing thee same, expelling hundreds of thousands who previously were welcomed under a number of national and international humanitarian compacts but now want their foreign guests …

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The Natural Nurse And Dr. Z – The Art and Practice of Indigenous/Spiritual Herbalism with Karen Rose – 04.24.18

Guest: Karen Rose, Master Herbalist Trained in Eastern and Western Herbal Medicine, Master Herbalist, Karen Rose created an outlet for her teachings and healing modalities with the opening of Brooklyn-based Sacred Vibes Healing and Sacred Vibes Apothecary.  Her inspiration for this work began as a child in her native home of Guyana, where she was exposed to how African, Caribbean …

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Meria Heller – Awaken with Meria & Monnica – 04.22.18

Awaken with Meria and Monnica. Moving –Monnica’s read;animals have souls and are eternal;how to talk/empathize with animals;spirits shift in and out;hummingbirds symbol of joy;are you disconnected from nature? “Return of the Bird Tribes” by Ken Carey;how to hug a tree; how to interact in a sacred manner with all creation;how to clear stones & crystals;are you an empath? Learn how to control …

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Expat Files – 04.20.18

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #752-FRI, APR 20- (04-20-2018): #1- 101 reasons why I don’t use Flakebook, Titter Linkedin or any of the other antisocial media platforms, nor do I have a Smartphone: Listen to this rant if you dare. It’s guaranteed to ruin your day and give your stomach that sad, sinking feeling. #2- A few more words about the …

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Heart of Mind Radio – 04.07.18

On today’s Heart of Mind, Radio for the NEW Millennium, host Kathryn Davis is joined by four presenters of the upcoming Annual World Peace Earth Day Celebration, comingSaturday April 21 in New York City, including: Andrew Kaen, founder and executive Producer of Planet Heart’s Annual World Peace Earth Day Celebration; Barbara Biziou, a global wisdom keeper and an innovative agent of change and transformation; Jodi Serota, a life-changing metaphysical …

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Black Agenda Radio – 04.02.18

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: The cops in Sacramento, California, shot Stephon Clark in the back in his grandmother’s backyard, sparking protests all across the country, including New York City; and, a New Jersey judge sides with the police union, ruling that …

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INSIGHT – REARING RESPECTFUL KIDS, ADJUSTING FOR RIGHT RESULT, TRAVEL MINUS THE AGENT, GOING THE MARRIAGE DISTANCE – 04.02.18

How have we become respectful, mannered and tolerant? Mark attributes his traits to his upbringing where his parents instilled these and believes it’s the role of parents to do that and much more including  enlightening both boys and girls on boundary issues regarding intimacy. Dreadful beginnings don’t dictate awful endings.  Mark shares how everything was going far south prior to …