Health

The Importance of Mother's Day

program: 
Bread and Roses
program date: 
Thu, 05/07/2009

Bridget B. here, and this edition of Bread & Roses was all about The Importance of Mother's Day; it's actual meaning and how you can get involved to make a difference. Given that this show fell right before Mother's Day, or on Mother's Day in other countries, I wanted to bring to your attention the what, why, when and by whom Mother's Day was conceived, what it has become over time and what you can do to re-direct this day back towards its original meaning.

29:55 minutes (27.4 MB)

If You Love This Planet on 05/11/09

Air date: 
Mon, 05/11/2009 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Host Dr. Helen Caldicott speaks with Dr. Maricel Maffini, a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Anatomy and Cellular Biology at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston. Her research interests are in the field of carcinogenesis and developmental biology, and she has made a number of important observations in the field of breast cancer. In this interview Dr. Maffini explains the association between exposures to environmental extrogen-mimics during fetal life (like bisphenol A, a componenet in plastic) and breast cancer risk in adulthood.

Radiozine

Program: 
Radiozine
Air date: 
Fri, 05/08/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm

Host Marianne Barisonek speaks with producers of the film "Good Food"Good Food introduces us to the farmers, ranchers, stores and restaurants that are building a more sustainable food system. The film captures the beautiful rural landscapes and spectacular bounty from the high deserts of eastern Oregon to the lush, fertile valleys of the Pacific coast. It introduces us to the leaders who are bringing good food to tables across the region, including New Seasons, Country Natural Beef and Burgerville.

Locus Focus

Program: 
Locus Focus
Air date: 
Wed, 05/06/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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The recent oubreak of swine raises questions about how many people or livestock can live crowded con

The recent outbreak of H1N1 Flu (or swine flu) is raising questions about potential links between pandemics and population stability. For a few days last week a large hog farm in Veracruz was being blamed for the outbreak of swine flu in Mexico, and although that connection has been challenged the question remains: how do our practices of raising crops and livestock as well as the constraints of unrestrained population growth create conditions for potential pandemics.

This installment of Locus Focus takes on that controversial issue among environmentalists: how do we (or should we) limit population growth, especially growth due to immigration. Our guest Leon Kolankiewicz is an environmental scientist and national natural resources planner. He has a B.S. in forestry and wildlife management from Virginia Tech and an M.S. in environmental planning and natural resources management from the University of British Columbia. His professional experience includes stints with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Marine Fisheries Service, Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, University of Washington, University of New Mexico, and as an environmental planner with the Orange County, (Ca.) Environmental Management Agency. Mr. Kolankiewicz is the author of Where Salmon Come to Die: An Autumn on Alaska’s Raincoast.

Old Mole Variety Hour for May 4, 2009

program date: 
Sun, 05/03/2009

 Is human nature good or evil? Can you move beyond your past if you were raised on a commune?  Does industrial livestock farming of pigs and poultry lead to  new diseases?  These are the questions raised on this program, hosted by the Old Mole's Denise Morris.  

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34:00 minutes (19.46 MB)

Pig Cities and Swine Flu

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program date: 
Sun, 05/03/2009

 How has industrial farming produced the conditions for new diseases like the current  outbreak swine flu?  Rob Wallace writes the blog Farming Pathogens, and in this conversation with the Old Mole's Jan Haaken, he explains how cities of pigs and cities of poultry create breeding grounds for new pathogens.

10:47 minutes (6.17 MB)

Are We "Born To Be Good?"

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program date: 
Sun, 05/03/2009

 The human sciences, going back to Darwin, have accumulated evidence that our most  hard-wired emotions are not greed and selfishness, but gratitude, awe and compassion.  In this conversation, Dacher Keltner, author of Born to Be Good, talks with Bill Resnick about why we are not fundamentally evil but quite the opposite.  You can catch a brief video of Keltner explaining his views here.

15:01 minutes (8.6 MB)

Albert Camus's THE PLAGUE

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Sun, 05/03/2009

The Ubu Hour adapts Albert Camus's THE PLAGUE just in time for the swine flu pandemic... Actually we ran a longer version of this show 3 years ago, when people were worried about avian flu and how the Bush administration would react to it.  So we took that 1 hour show, chopped out all the Bush parts, added in a page of dialog about swine flu, and voila! A new Ubu episode...

16:38 minutes (15.24 MB)

Dr. Larry Dossey and his new book, The Power of Premonitions: How knowing the Future Can Shape Our Lives

program: 
Radiozine
program date: 
Sun, 05/03/2009

 Stephanie Potter hosts a special interview with Dr.

29:09 minutes (26.69 MB)

Dr. Daniel G. Amen and his book, Magnificent Mind At Any Age

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program: 
Healthwatch
program date: 
Sun, 05/03/2009

Dr. David Naimon interviews New York Times bestselling author, Dr. Daniel G. Amen, discusses natural ways to treat anxiety, depression, memory problems, ADD, and insomnia in his new book Magnificent Mind At Any Age.

 

29:35 minutes (27.08 MB)
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