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Connect The Dots – Guest: Myron Dewey & James Spione – 05.24.17

Listen to Myron Dewey, indigenous filmmaker, journalist, and professor, and founder of Digital Smoke Signals; and filmmaker, James Spione, co-directors (with Josh Fox) of the new film, Awake: A Dream from Standing Rock discuss this deeply moving portrayal of the indigenous Water Protector’s uprising at, their own experiences at Standing Rock as well as native spirituality, and the culture of …

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Economic Update – Rising Costs of Capitalism’s Failures – 04.30.17

Updates on courts blocking Trumps attack on sanctuary cities, selling Whole Foods, Jack Ma and blaming technology for jobs collapse, falling department store jobs since 2000, British queen’s enterprise award to UK worker coop, Suma. Major discussions: Trump’s corporate tax “reform,” crisis as millions of new entrants into global job markets find too few jobs, SSDI crudely targeted by Trump …

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Expat Files – 04.02.17

#2-A quick guide to hiring and firing maids, gardeners and other domestic help. Up in the states, most gringos and Expats can never afford a maid or gardener. That can present stressful boss/employee relations problems if not handled correctly right from the start. Problem #1: Many Gringos/Gringas feel quite guilty about paying so little (considered slave wages in the states). They often compensate by being very lenient and letting maids set the rules in the house, often forgetting who’s the boss and who’s the employee.

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NDC Savings Club – Destiny Cards – 02.22.17

Destiny Cards system is the original science of the common 52 playing cards. Each birth date of a person is assigned one of the 52 cards called Your Birth Card. Once you know your birth card, you will know who you are and be able to know in advance what will happen in area of love, family, work, finance, health, legal mattes, travel and your spiritual life. The cards will provide you the knowledge and self understanding for making better decisions and opening doors to opportunity. With knowledge from your cards and spiritual understanding, you can then face your fears and doubts to move forward with inner power and confidence.

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Alice Dreger – You might be in a medical experiment and not even know it

In the long view, modern history is the story of increasing rights of control over your body – for instance, in matters of reproduction, sex, where you live and whom you marry. Medical experimentation is supposed to be following the same historical trend – increasing rights of autonomy for those whose bodies are used for research. Indeed, the Nuremberg Code, …

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iEat Green – Jennifer Harris – 01.26.17

Dr. Jennifer L. Harris is Director of Marketing Initiatives at the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity and Associate Professor in Allied Health Sciences at University of Connecticut. She leads a multidisciplinary team of researchers who study food marketing to children, adolescents, and parents, and how it impacts their diets and health. Dr. Harris received her B.A. from Northwestern University and M.B.A. in Marketing from The Wharton School. Before returning to graduate school, she was a marketing executive for eighteen years, including at American Express as a Vice President in consumer marketing and as principal in a marketing strategy consulting firm. Dr. Harris completed her PhD in Social Psychology at Yale University with Dr. John Bargh and Dr. Kelly Brownell. Dr. Harris is a leading expert on food marketing to youth, and her research is widely used by the public health community and policymakers to improve the food marketing environment surrounding children and adolescents in the United States and worldwide. Specific areas of research include monitoring and evaluating the amount, types, and nutrition quality of food and drinks marketed to youth and families; the psychology of food marketing and its impact on health behaviors; and identifying effective policy solutions. Her current research focuses on targeted marketing and health disparities affecting black and Hispanic youth; new forms of marketing targeted to youth on social media and mobile devices; and effects of food marketing on what and how parents feed their babies and young children.

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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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FTC Decides to Destroy Homeopathy

The FDA is no doubt pulling the strings on this. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently issued a policy statement explaining that the agency will hold efficacy and safety claims for over-the-counter (OTC) homeopathic drugs to the same standard as claims for other OTC drugs. This means homeopathic OTC products will need to back up claims with “competent and reliable …