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The Infectious Myth – Shaken Baby Strikes Again. And Joe Whitaker Sits in Jail – 06.06.17

In 2013 Joe and Charlotte’s baby Jaden suddenly collapsed. The parents called 9-1-1 but almost immediately doctors suspected child abuse. Despite a number of medical experts testifying that Jaden had a genetic or nutritional defect that caused weak bones and other health problems, Joe was convicted of child abuse and sentenced to 15 years, the minimum the judge could give …

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The Infectious Myth – Stand Your Ground with Marissa Alexander – 05.30.17

Marissa Alexander, a licensed gun owner, fired a warning shot at her estranged husband when he had her cornered in her own garage. The shot worked. He left, and neither of them was harmed. But she was charged and sentenced to 20 years. Defenses of self-defense didn’t work, not even invoking Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law. Public pressure eventually persuaded …

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The Infectious Myth – Judy Mikovitz on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Autism, Viruses and Medical Corruption Summary – 05.23.17

Judy Mikovits is a PhD scientist who was worked for government and drug companies studying viruses. She crossed some powerful people and ended up in jail for mysterious reasons. Did this have something with her persistence in saying that a virus might be involved in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Autism? But, unlike most virologists, she also believes that toxins play …

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The Infectious Myth – Cultivating Vegetables and Souls in the Inner City with Michael Ableman – 05.16.17

David talks with Michael Ableman, a long time organic farmer and the founder of Sole Food Farms, that operates in vacant lots in the terribly poor downtown eastside of Vancouver. The farm not only cultivates many tons of vegetables and fruit, but also people. Many of the workers are homeless drug addicts who often find new meaning in their life …

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The Infectious Myth – Melania’s Plagiarist. Does She Exist? – 05.09.17

In episode 141 David talks with Brian Friedman, a New Orleans journalist, in his quest to find out whether Meredith McIver, the woman who took the blame for the plagiarism of Michelle Obama in Melania Trump’s RNC speech, is real. She has rarely been heard from. The last time was 10 years ago when Donald Trump blamed errors in two …

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The Infectious Myth – False Confessions with James Trainum – 05.02.17

David talks with James Trainum, a former Washington DC police detective about false confessions. Apart from studying them, he admits that once he obtained a false confession in a high profile case, so he understands just how easy it is for a policeman to fall into this trap. Apart from describing how false confessions can be obtained without any physical …

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The Infectious Myth – Bail Reform with John Raphling of Human Rights Watch – 04.25.17

David discusses bail reform with John Raphling. Even though his new report covers only California, his findings have applicability to all of the USA. According to him bail creates a huge barrier to justice for the poor. Among other problems, judges have a very different attitude to someone who shows up in prison garb versus someone who comes showered and suited, …

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The Infectious Myth – Pesticides and GMOs with Sheryl McCumsey – 04.18.17

David talks with Canadian pesticide activist Sheryl McCumsey about Roundup, other pesticides, agricultural practices, the influence of the chemical industry, and GMOs.   Download this episode (right click and save)

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The Infectious Myth – George Kent, Is there a human right to breastfeeding? – 04.04.17

David talks with George Kent, an emeritus professor at the Universityh of Hawai’i, who has long studied and advocated the human right to food. According to him, this includes the right of infants to breastfeed, and his new books, “Governments Push Infant Formula” and “Caring About Hunger” discuss this issues. How is that a man becomes an advocate for breastfeeding, how do governments overtly, covertly and accidentally promote formula over breastfeeding?

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The Infectious Myth – Rights after Serving Time with Desmond Meade – 03.28.17

David Crowe talks with Desmond Meade about restoring the right of felons in Florida who have completed their sentence (including probation) to vote. But this is not the only right they lose. Desmond served time in his youth for drug and robbery offences, but even after he got his life together, and got a law degree, he cannot practice in the State of Florida. The discussion covers the specifics in Florida, as well as the general situation in the United States where the justice system discourages reintegration into society. For more information on his Florida Rights Restoration Coalition see http://floridarrc.com.