Health

Arjun Makhijani on the Nuclear Power Fiasco

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Locus Focus
program date: 
Tue, 03/03/2009

Thirty years ago this country's nuclear program came to a halt after the disasterous accident and meltdown at the Three Mile Island nuclear facility in Pennsylvania. Since then we are still debating how to safely store in perpetuity countless tons of high level radioactive waste that is the legacy of this program that once promised "energy too cheap to meter," but resulted in massive cost-overuns and environmental hazards. So why has the nuclear option returned to the table as we look for alternatives to carbon emitting climate changing fossil fuels? What forgotten lessons of the 1970s do we need to remember? Locus Focus host Barbara Bernstein is joined by Arjun Makhijani, president of the Institute for Energy & Environmental Research, for a discussion about why nuclear power is no better an idea now than it was thirty years. We also talk about who is promoting nuclear power and why

52:57 minutes (24.24 MB)

Interview with Chris Cooke, a successful Naturopathic Physician who is blind.

program: 
Sounds of Awareness
program date: 
Sun, 03/01/2009

 

Host Paul Van Dyck speaks with Chris Cooke, a successful Naturopathic Physician who is blind. She shares her insights into the healing arts and her success in the use of alternative techniques to better serve her patients. 

27:42 minutes (25.36 MB)

Dr. Courtney Jackson on Food Intolerances

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program: 
Healthwatch
program date: 
Sun, 03/01/2009

Food Intolerances: How to identify them, and why you should.

27:39 minutes (25.32 MB)

Soccer fields vs. social services: The real cost of urban renewal districts.

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Wed, 03/04/2009

Next week the Portland City Council starts to consider an $85 million proposal by Merritt Paulson to bring major league soccer to Portland. Paulson wants the city to contribute $20-$40 million of urban renewal money - funds intended to combat "urban blight" - to close the deal. The Portland Development Commission's advisory task force has just completed a review that recommends conditional approval. Paulson and his supporters say those dollars will create jobs and enhance the community. Critics not only say that soccer doesn't qualify but that its diverting funds from essential county services.

57:08 minutes (45.77 MB)

Soccer Fields or Social Services? The Real Cost of Urban Renewal Districts.

Next week the Portland City Council consider an $85 million proposal by Merritt Paulson to bring major league soccer to Portland. Paulson wants the city to contribute $20-$40 million of urban renewal money - funds intended to combat "urban blight" - to close the deal. Paulson and his supporters ay sthose dollars will create jobs and enhance the community. Critics not only say that soccer doesn't qualify but that its diverting funds from essential county services.

Voices from the Edge on 03/05/09

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Thu, 03/05/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Soccer Fields or Social Services? The Real Cost of Urban Renewal Districts.

Next week the Portland City Council consider an $85 million proposal by Merritt Paulson to bring major league soccer to Portland. Paulson wants the city to contribute $20-$40 million of urban renewal money - funds intended to combat "urban blight" - to close the deal. Paulson and his supporters ay sthose dollars will create jobs and enhance the community. Critics not only say that soccer doesn't qualify but that its diverting funds from essential county services.

Alternative Radio on 03/04/09

Program: 
Alternative Radio
Air date: 
Wed, 03/04/2009 - 9:00am - 10:00am

Nena Baker - The Body Toxic (lecture)
More than 4 decades ago Rachel Carson, in "Silent Spring," first warned that man-made chemicals were taking a deadly toll on birds and wildlife. Now we are recognizing that chemicals are effecting human
sexual development and reproduction and can cause central nervous system diseases, cancer, and liver disease. Everyone is carrying a dizzying array of chemical contaminants, the by-products of industry
that contribute to a host of health problems in ways just now being understood. These toxic substances, unknown to previous generations, accumulate in our fat, bones, blood, and organs as a consequence of womb-to-tomb exposure. Almost everything we encounter-from soap to soup cans and computers to clothing-contributes to a chemical load unique to each of us. Scientists refer to it as "chemical body burden." Chemical companies would rather consumers never knew about the potential dangers their products pose.

Nena Baker is a former staff writer for "The Arizona Republic," "The Oregonian," and United Press International. Her award-winning investigation of Nike's Indonesian factories led to numerous improvements for workers. She is the author of "The Body Toxic."

If You Love This Planet on 03/02/09

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Mon, 03/02/2009 - 10:15am - 11:00am

 

Host Dr. Helen Caldicott interviews Dr. Marcia Angell about drug companies.

What influence do pharmaceutical companies have on medical professionals and the health industry in the US?
This is the topic addressed by author Dr Marcia Angell in her book The Truth About the Drug Companies: How They Deceive Us and What to Do About It, published in 2004 by Random House.

Angell is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School. In this important interview with Helen Caldicott she explains how drug companies propagate the myth that they are 'educational institutions', and explores the topics of medical ethics, health policy and the relationship between industry and academic medicine.

Sounds of Awareness on 03/02/09

Program: 
Sounds of Awareness
Air date: 
Mon, 03/02/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm

Host Paul Van Dyck speaks with Chris Cooke, a successful Naturopathic Physician who is blind. She  
shares her insights into the healing arts and her success in the use of alternative techniques to better serve her patients. 

Circumcision: Consider the Ramifications!

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program date: 
Wed, 02/25/2009

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Host Anna Keith Soderberg discusses the ramifications of circumcision with Marilyn Milos, RN, Executive Director of the National Organization of Circumcision Information Resource Centers (www.nocirc.org) and John V. Geisheker, J.D., LL.M.--Executive Director, General Counsel, Doctors Opposing Circumcision .
 

56:49 minutes (26.01 MB)
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