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Daniel Jennings – Feds Raid Farmer’s Market, Intimidate Vendors, Destroy Food

GILLETTE, Wyoming — Agents from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) are being accused of raiding and shutting down a farmer’s market in Gillette, Wyoming. Three federal agents last month made vendor John Thompson dump the chili he was selling at the Lakeway Farmer’s Market, according to The Gillette News Record. Part of the incident was recorded in a …

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Veena Trehan – Clinton’s Troublesome Record On Climate

In a recent exchange, Greenpeace activist Eva Resnick-Day thanked Clinton for tackling climate change then asked her to forgo fossil fuel funding, earning an odd response: “I have only taken money from employees of the oil and gas industry. I am so sick of the Sanders campaign lying about me.” Later on Meet the Press Clinton said she voted against Dick Cheney’s 2005 …

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Melanie Evans – The Affordable Care Act isn’t wiping out unpaid hospital bills

The economy of Gillette, Wyo., has slumped along with the fortunes of companies like Devon Energy and Peabody Energy, which have slashed jobs because of the prolonged downturn in oil and gas prices. Taxes on property, coal and oil support the county-owned hospital, but revenue has dipped because of dwindling population and a rising number of uninsured residents amid the …

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Leid Stories – 03.01.16

Election 2016: On Super Tuesday, An Alternative to the Quadrennial Charade

It’s The Big Day in the 2016 presidential election. Bipartisan primaries and caucuses in Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia and Wyoming largely will determine which candidates are likely to capture their respective party’s nomination for the general election in November. Leid Stories listeners offer their ideas about a progressive alternative to the duopoly’s quadrennial charade.

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Leid Stories – 11.03.15

Caught Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

Just where are we on the political map? How does our political thinking or philosophy square with our choices and actions?

Leid Stories focuses on these and related questions in addressing the broader issue of the readiness and effectiveness of opposition to a well organized, heavy-handed right-wing onslaught.

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Resistance Radio – Noah Greenwald – 09.27.15

Noah Greenwald is the Endangered Species Director for the Center for Biological Diversity. He directs the Center’s efforts to protect new species under the Endangered Species Act, to ensure that imperiled species receive effective protections and that we have the strongest Endangered Species Act possible. He also works to educate the public about the importance of protecting biodiversity and about the multitude of threats to the survival of North American wildlife. He holds a bachelor of science in ecology from the Evergreen State College and a master’s in forest ecology and conservation from the University of Washington. Before he joined the Center in 1997, Noah worked as a field biologist, surveying northern spotted owls and marbled murrelets and banding Hawaiian songbirds. Today we talk about grizzly bears.

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Analysis: Republican Attacks on Endangered Species Up 600 Percent Per Year

WASHINGTON— Over the past five years, Republicans in Congress have launched 164 attacks on the Endangered Species Act — a 600 percent increase in the rate of annual attacks over the previous 15 years, according to a new analysis by the Center for Biological Diversity. The report, Politics of Extinction, also identifies five Republicans responsible for nearly a quarter of …

The Limping Left Can’t run, can’t walk, can’t even crawl

The Limping Left Can’t run, can’t walk, can’t even crawl Richard Gale and Gary Null Progressive Radio Network, June 9, 2014     In his seminal 1978 essay, The Power of the Powerless, former political dissident and later Czech president Vaclav Havel wrote:   “The Post-Totalitarian system is mounting a total assault on humans and humans stand against it alone, …

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How Photographing Pollution Became Illegal In Wyoming – Claire Bernish

Taking scenic pictures anywhere outside city limits in the state of Wyoming could now get you thrown in jail. Signed into law in March, the Data Trespass Bill enhances laws against trespassing, but the intent of the bill seems to be clear — protecting polluters from prosecution by criminalizing the collecting of evidence against them. No, it’s not exactly as simple as …