Sally Ryan for The New York Times
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—Free Your Mind Now to Deal With the Madness Ahead!—05.04.18

This is no time to be confused. Your mind needs to be uncluttered and in good shape, and “Free Your Mind Friday” on Leid Stories is here to help. Get a head start with “Free Your Mind Friday” on Leid Stories. It’s the best open forum on the planet. Call in (888-874-4888) and share your thoughts about the issues of the day …

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Organic Gardner – Farm Manager at Dig Inn | Larry Tse | Boston • NYC – 04.30.18

LARRY T Sorry folks. This interview has both typing in the background and I couldn’t split the tracks and no show notes. On the flip side the content is AWESOME!!! I know you will love it!   WE BUILD COMMUNITY THROUGH FOOD We do this by forming genuine, trusting relationships with our farmers and partners, and serving food that embraces …

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Solartopia Green Power and Wellness Hour – 04.19.18

BLACKOUT IN PUERTO RICO, GLOBAL WARMING WORLDWIDE are on the menu today. Two great activists lead the discussion JOEL SEGAL of North Carolina tells us the shocking truth about two new grid collapses in Puerto Rico which have caused, among other things, a critical nationwide shortage of pain killers morphine and delaudid. Anti-fracking leader DAVID BRAUN explains how this horrifying …

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The Gary Null Show – 02.09.18

US’s recent attack on Assad’s forces Prof.  Stephen Zunes (Zoo-ness) is a Professor of Politics and International Studies at the University of San Francisco, where he chairs the program in Middle Eastern Studies. He is recognized as one the country’s leading scholars of U.S. Middle East policy and of strategic nonviolent action, Professor Zunes received his PhD. from Cornell University and previously served on the …

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What Women Must Know – The Science Is In…WIFI Technology Causes Major Harm with Dr. George Carlo – 02.08.18

Dr. George L. Carlo is a world recognized medical scientist, best-selling author and attorney. His career spans thirty-five years and more than 250 medical, scientific and public policy publications in the areas of human performance, public safety, health care, consumer protection and metabolic mechanisms. He has advanced degrees in medical sciences, neurophysiology, natural sciences and biology. He has written three …

Agustina Larrea – ‘Experts call Latin America ‘the world’s scrapyard for pesticides’

Although agrochemical products, pesticides and genetically modified crops are today part of everyday life for those who live in the countryside, they are relatively new in Argentina. Very few people, apart from enviromental activists, question their use. Yet the consequences — in both the short and the long term — of their impact on the health of those living near …

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TOM BOGGIONI – Three professors of psychiatry call for ‘neuropsychiatric evaluation’ of Trump out of fears he’s mentally ill

In a letter addressed to President Barack Obama, three professors of psychiatry — including one from Harvard Medical School — expressed fears that President-elect Donald Trump’s exhibits signs he may not be mentally fit to assume the presidency. In the letter, which can be found at The Huffington Post, Judith Herman, M.D. a professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School …