Free Your Mind Friday

Leid Stories—Fight the Power! Frustrate the System! Free Your Mind!—04.27.18

Welcome to the best peer-education program on the planet—“Free Your Mind Friday” on Leid Stories. It’s an open forum for the exchange of information, opinions and ideas, and analytical thinking is the star of the show. Share your intellectual wealth. Call in (888-874-4888) and help us all fight the power and frustrate the system by freeing our minds! Download this episode …

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A Just Cause – Spotlight on Capitol Hill & Congressman Danny Davis – 06.05.16

The host Cliff Stewart, Lisa Stewart and Lamont Banks will be Shining a Spotlight on Capitol Hill & Congressman Danny K. Davis, who has distinguished himself as an articulate voice for his constituents and as an effective legislator able to move major bills to passage. He has developed a unique and energetic style of communication and interaction with his constituents setting up dozens of advisory task forces to consider significant questions of public policy.

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A Just Cause – The Death Penalty in America – 05.01.16

The host Cliff Stewart, Lisa Stewart and Lamont Banks speaks with Diann Rust-Tierney, Executive Director of National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (NCADP). Diann manages the operations of the organization and directs programs for the organization and its 100 affiliate organizations, seeking to change public policy on the death penalty.

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WHY AMERICANS SHOULD CLOSELY WATCH UNFOLDING EVENTS IN GUATEMALA, PART 1

A friend of mine told me the following curious story. In the early 1990s, while taking a course at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, he sat next to an ordinary-looking older man, a soft-spoken, pudgy fellow, who said he was from Guatemala. After a few weeks into the term, he came to class one day and found the …

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Study: US Congress Literally Doesn’t Care What You Think

Have you ever felt like the government doesn’t really care what you think? Professors Martin Gilens (Princeton University) and Benjamin I. Page (Northwestern University) looked at more than 20 years worth of data to answer a simple question: Does the government represent the people? Their study took data from nearly 2000 public opinion surveys and compared it to the policies that …

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Economic Update – Honest Economics – 04.19.15

Updates on Bernanke’s new big-bucks finance job, GM avoids billions in victims’ claims for faulty ignitions, Seattle capitalist raises all workers to minimum $70k/yr, Americans’ self-delusion on inequality, private profit trumps public policy, and anti-student-debt activism. Responses to listeners: impact on China if capitalism’s relocation stopped. Major discussions of economics of wages and prices, narrowness of economics education, and basic global economic development issue.