Blowing the whistle on abuses of power used to be a laudable act, a hallmark of transparent democracy and a sign of a society's commitment to civil liberties and the rule of law. Not any more. Abe and Joe discuss Edward Snowden and the modern American surveillance state.
Tom Becker reads excerpts by a Truth-Out article by Brian Moench titled "Mankind: death by corporation". The article looks at Monsanto and contextualizes its evil behavior in a history of corporate zombie death-industries from tabacco, lead, and asbestos.
Join Dante James, Bureau Director and I for an informative conversation regarding the Office of Equity & Human Rights this Thursday, June 27, 2013 from 8:00AM-9:00AM. What is Equity? What is the role of the Office of Equity and Human Rights?
Does a rosebush know when you stand next to it? Can an oak tree see a sunset? What does a poplar smell? How does a tomato plant know down from up? Join host Stephanie Potter and Daniel Chamovitz author of What a Plant Knows, A Field Guide to the Senses. "After reading this book you will never again walk innocently past a plant or reach insensitively for a leaf. You will marvel at and be haunted by a plant's sensory attributes and the shared genes between plant and animal kingdoms." -- Elizabeth Tova Bailey, author of The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating
Iven Hale hosts this episode, featuring a Left and the Law review of the latest edition of the psychiatric catalogue, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, Bill Resnick talking with information activist Nancy Kranich about net neutrality and access to the internet, and a Movie Mole review of Mira Nair's new film The Reluctant Fundamentalist. Music on this show was by Gerry Mulligan.
Psychologist Jan Haaken and attorney Mike Snedeker discuss the latest revision of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual and some of the critiques of it . They discuss the benefits of having a common language and destigmatiing mental disorders, the proliferation of new categories and the risk it poses to credibility, and the problem of biologizing disorders and neglecting their social dimensions.
Jo Ann Hardesty will interview Wisdom of the Elders's Director Rose High Bear on Voices from the Edge, Thursday, June 13 at 8 a.m. Wisdom is celebrating 20 years of using storytelling, radio and television to correct misconceptions, end prejudice, and bring health and wellness to Native people. For more information on Wisdom of the Elder's go to www.wisdomoftheelders.org.