2015 in Perspective: What’s Been, What’s Done, What’s Ahead
Leid Stories closes out the year with listeners’ perspectives on what mattered in 2015 and what should matter in 2016.
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Prof. Tanya Golash-Boza is on Leid Stories and the Topic is : “Not Your Land: The Great American Nativism Revival”
Trumped and OutFoxed: The Republicans' Undemocratic Debate
And a bloviating billionaire shall lead them ... into debate.
Welcome to the new world of political discourse, a national "debate" among presidential contenders that really should be called "Presidential Celebrity Apprentice: A Donald Trump-Fox News Production."
In prime time tomorrow evening, Trump and nine other Republican presidential hopefuls who made the first "cut" based on their showings in five recent national polls, square off against each other for two hours. An undercard slate of seven who didn't poll will have to make do with an hour of air time in a separate, non-prime-time debate earlier.
Leid Stories says the much-vaunted debate is indeed historic--though not for reasons most would think.
Health Is Wealth—and Self-Determination
Health is wealth, the saying goes. But Leid Stories says it’s much more than that; it’s a measure of one’s political consciousness and development.
In a personal essay, host Utrice Leid discusses the link between health and self-determination.
The Charleston Massacre: Solace, Solidarity and Lots of Sidestepping
An outpouring of concern and support for the jolted, grieving congregation of Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., is helping to blunt the impact of the massacre last Wednesday of nine of its members, including its pastor, and wounding of three others at a prayer and bible-study meeting.
Dylann Storm Roof, 21, the alleged lone gunman, believes he struck a blow for white supremacy in America. (A 2,000-word “manifesto” posted on Roof’s website laments the inability of whites to keep African Americans, Jews and Latinos in check and maintain total control.) But “official” opinion—even by President Barack Obama—seems to disagree with Roof’s declaration of his motives. This was not an act of terrorism but of hate, the revisionists say, and the remedy urgently needed is gun control.
Leid Stories discusses their political sidestepping.
White Like Me: Race, Power and Privilege in America
In a hard-hitting presentation, Tim Wise, an anti-racism activist and writer, talks about white privilege and how it buttresses and perpetuates racial inequality and oppression in America.
Here We Are; We Are Here: A Reality Check on ‘Reform’ in America (Part 5)
Concluding this five-part series, Leid Stories looks at ways in which self-created social, political and economic systems immediately can be implemented and take effect.