For better or worse, the Democrats' health care reform legislation has passed.
But is it a good bill? Who benefits? Who loses? What about the public option? Will we ever get a single-payer system? How will this impact life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness? Abe and Joe look at the new health care status quo.
Counting Heads: What's right and what's wrong with the 2010 census
Its been happening every decade since 1790. As mandated by the constitution, the U.S. Census Bureau determines the population of the nation, the results used to allocate congressional seats, electoral votes and government program funding. As census questionnaires start arriving in mailboxes this month, criticism of the census is heating up from all quarters. Right wing pundits characterize the census as part of the Obama administration's efforts to control citizens' lives. Republicans accuse organization like ACORN of distorting the results for political gain. Communities of color and other underrepresented populations worry that historic undercounting of their numbers will once again leave them without real political representation.
Is there a ‘happiness’ conspiracy? The billion-dollar self-help industry constantly promotes the need to be ‘positive’ and ‘happy’. Pharmaceutical corporations make huge profits on drugs to “cure” depression. Do they really work? Join host Lisa Loving and author Ariel Gore, whose new book, “Bluebird: Women and the New Psychology of Happiness”, delves into the ruthless pursuit of joy.
Is there a ‘happiness’ conspiracy? The billion-dollar self-help industry constantly promotes the need to be ‘positive’ and ‘happy’. Pharmaceutical corporations make huge profits on drugs to “cure” depression. Do they really work? Join host Lisa Loving and author Ariel Gore, whose new book, “Happiness”, delves into the ruthless pursuit of joy.
An interview with Ethan Watters, author of "Crazy Like Us: The Globalization of the American Psyche." Not only is America exporting Mc Donald's, strip malls and the latest movie blockbuster, according to Watters we are also exporting Western ideas about mental illness. Learn why Watters says: "We should worry about the loss of diversity in the world's differing conceptions for mental illness in the same way we worry about the loss of biodiversity in nature."
This month Dave DeAngelis interviews Nuclear waste expert Kevin Kamps regarding President Obama's plans to build new nuclear power plants. We'll also hear Rabia Yeaman interview MAPS Kevin Henkin, about his organization's federally approved research with MDMA, Psyllosibin and LSD in clinical theraputic settings. And well listen to a talk with Howard Rheingold, Professor at Stanford and UC Berkely on "Search engines, critical thinking and elementary school students." So tune in to the Digital Divide, this Friday at 11 am on KBOO 90.7 FM, kboo.fm on the web.
The Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies
In June, 2006, Stephanie Potter spoke with Morgan Brent about developing a way of life devoted to the cultivation of our humanness in conscious, respectful, and free flowing dialogue with the natural world. According to Brent, one so integrated into the sylvan cosmos, the society of Nature, is known as a sylvapolitan. Brent teaches that the sylvapolitan is educated via self-transformation (knowing something by becoming it), accultured into a spiritual ecology and its manifestations in natural ecosystems, and pro-active in the Program of spiritual evolution. Morgan Brent is founder of Tribes of Creationand leads workshops throughout the Northwest.