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All Together Now – 04.20.17

Eleanor LeCain talks about the environmental movement, women’s leadership and philanthropy with Kef Kasdin, Board Chair of Rachel’s Network, a community of women funders committed to ensuring a safer, healthier, and more just world for all. Download this episode (right click and save)

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Fearless Parent – Free Speech Controversy at US Elite Universities – 04.12.17

Free speech is the right to articulate one’s opinion without fear of retaliation or censorship or societal sanction. The First Amendment of the US Constitution states: “Congress shall make no law… abridging freedom of speech.” Universities have traditionally been a place where burgeoning, radical, heated ideas are first expressed and take hold. Student activism has given rise to important political, economic, and …

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The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – 01.04.17

My guest, Reality Therapist Robert Wubbolding EdD, and I address how to make choices for a better year ahead in 2017. Bob offers practical steps to ensure your choices come out well and we both give examples of good choice making. We also talk about what stops us from making rational choices, both the outside impediments and our internals emotional blocks. It’s about the freedom to choose. This hour can help you to make and keep your New Year’s resolutions, and improve all your future decision-making. Happy New Year to all my listeners!

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JESSE FROST – Winter: The Hottest Thing in Farming

Seeing fresh produce on the grocery store shelves throughout winter is nothing new—places like California, Florida, and Mexico have been making it happen for years. What is new, however, is how much of it has started coming from your local farmer, even in the northern half of the country. Because, as it turns out, winter farming is kind of having …

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Adam Fisher – The Blind Spots of Liberalism

I grew up in what could be called the California Appalachians. My town’s population was around a thousand, with a median household income of $37,000. The local public school consisted of a series of air-conditioned, double-wide trailers that served as classrooms for combined grades (first and second in one, third and fourth in another, and so on). The only permanent building …

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Utpal Dholakia Ph.D. – The Little-Known Downsides of Mindfulness Practice

As I pointed out recently, mindfulness practice has entered the mainstream of western culture to such an extent that 2014 was proclaimed as “The Year of Mindfulness” by the New Republic, and futurists see “mindful living” as a top trend that will influence consumers in the years to come. Most readers may know this already, but here’s a quick refresher. Mindfulness practice refers to a set …

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Mel Gurtov – Manipulating Reality: Facebook Is Listening to You

One thing we have become all too used to is that our reality can be manipulated to create the appearance of something else entirely. Invading another country is defensive, rigged elections are passed off as democracy in action, more guns (or more nuclear weapons) ensure the peace, trade and foreign investment increase jobs at home. Orwellian logic has become commonplace. …