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Leid Stories—The Budget: The Republicans’ (and Democrats’) Nifty Holiday Gift; U.S. Slammed for Still-Woeful Conditions in Puerto Rico —12.18.17

On Friday evening, a delirious President Donald Trump and a coterie of Republican leaders delivered tidings of great joy (Trump announced it was a “Christmas gift” to the nation): There is, at last, a budget, and all that’s needed now is a final vote in both houses of Congress to put the new budget into effect. That process begins today, and …

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Leid Stories—Is It Still ‘Terrorism,” Or Is It Something Else?; Lots of ‘Calling’ for Impeachment in Congress, But Few Dare Do It—12.12.17

Akayed Ullah, a 27-year-old Bangladeshi immigrant living in Brooklyn, allegedly intended to be a suicide bomber, targeting the heavily trafficked Port Authority bus terminal in New York City. But a pipe bomb he strapped to his body apparently malfunctioned and instead seriously wounded him and injured five others, police said. Ullah’s attempted attack follows that of Oct. 31 by Uzbekistani immigrant Sayfullo Saipov, …

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The Conspiracy Guy – 12.08.17

Conspiracy Guy Show #53:  A report on the events in Charlottesville includes three massive blunders: (1) James Alex Field was not the driver of the Dodge Challenger involved in the crash at 4th and Waters Streets; (2) Heather Heyer did not die in the car crash but died the following day of a heart attack; and (3) two VSP troopers …

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Project Censored – 11.28.17

As President Trump tries to undo the DACA program, Nolan and Nicholas speak with two young adults who were able to stay in the U.S. under DACA, but now face the possibility of deportation. Also on the show, a roundtable discussion about the FCC’s plan to allow even more media-ownership consolidation. the Project Censored Show:   Hosts: Nolan Higdon and …

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Economic Update – Capitalism, Corporations, and Media – 11.26.17

Updates on corrupt Congressional “tax reform,” giant corporations’ abuse of power, GE CEO wastes millions, corporate structure and sexual harassment/abuse, Detroit’s fake “renaissance,” dying US malls, unaffordable rents expose fake economic “recovery,” and pharma giant Astra-Zeneca shows how capitalism endangers health. Interview of author and broadcaster Laura Flanders on mass media changes in today’s capitalism. Download this episode (right click …

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Leid Stories—Penny Pinching and Proud: Ingenious Ways to Save Money Every Day—10.11.17

Housing, transportation, food and clothing—that’s what eats up about 65 percent the average American consumer’s money. The remaining 35 percent? Well, we tend to blow much of it on nonessential stuff—which means we’re not saving for a rainy day. It’s way past time to fix this. Leid Stories discusses the small things we can do to save money.   Download this …

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Heart of Mind Radio – 10.07.17

On today’s Heart Of Mind Radio, host Kathryn Davis invites you to ‘walk between worlds’ with guests:Amy Cunningham and Robert “Tenzin” Thurman in a conversation about “The Art of Dying Conference, Spiritual, Scientific and Practical Approaches to Living & Dying.” Music featured on today’s program: Frog Dancing by David Anthony Clark, Link: https://www.opencenter.org/art-of-dying October 13-16, 2017 Guests: Amy Cunningham, a progressive funeral director and owner of Fitting Tribute Funeral Services, specializes …

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Connect The Dots – Welcome to the Revolution – 10.04.17

 Listen to Charles Derber, , a professor of  sociology at Boston College, whose new book, Welcome to the Revolution, features contributions from Gar Alperovitz, Medea Benjamin, and Ralph Nader about concrete ways to universalize resistance in the current epoch— in conversation with Alison Rose Levy. Download this episode (right click and save)

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Fearless Parent – Miranda Bailey and Andrew Wakefield, The Pathological Optimist – 09.27.17

There’s a new feature documentary in town called The Pathological Optimist. It’s about Dr. Andrew Wakefield. You know, the British gastroenterologist who’s credited/blamed with linking vaccines and autism to millions of parents and thereby single-handedly birthing the modern anti-vaccine movement. Yes, that Andrew Wakefield. Andy inspires… hyperbole. Mention his name and it’s likely to provoke a fight. In a 2015 New York Times article: he …

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Black Agenda Radio – 09.25.17

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: Is Donald Trump a White Supremacist? Margaret Kimberley says, Yes, AND he’s head of a white supremacist country; Ajamu Baraka calls out the Congressional Black Caucus for supporting Donald Trump’s gargantuan War …