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Joe Herbert Ph.D. – Stress Interferes With the Rhythm of Life: Why This Matters

The whole of life is locked into a rhythm.  A slow-motion camera focused on any road would reveal two surges in traffic: one in the morning, the other in the evening.  We call them rush hours, but they are really a reflection of the way that our lives are organized.  Underlying this is the way we alternate periods of sleep …

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Dave Johnson – “Free Trade”: The Elites Are Selling It But The Public Is Longer Buying

“Free trade”: The elites are selling it but the public is longer buying it. Look at the support for Democrat Bernie Sanders and Republican Donald Trump, especially in light of Sanders’ surprise 20-point comeback in this week’s Michigan primary. With primaries coming soon in Ohio, Illinois, Missouri and North Carolina, will Sanders’ trade appeal resonate again? Voters See Free Trade …

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Robert Reich – Why Hate Speech by Presidential Candidates is Despicable

On Friday, a gunman killed three at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado. Later, in explaining his motive to the police, he said “no more baby parts.” Last Monday, gunmen opened fire on Black Lives Matter protesters in Minneapolis who were demanding action against two white Minneapolis police officers involved in the fatal shooting of Jamar Clark, 24, an unarmed black man, …

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British Report Stresses the Need to Reduce Antibiotics in Livestock

A new British report commissioned by David Cameron says the use of antibiotics in agriculture is fueling the spread of drug-resistant bacteria and must be reduced or even banned where they are important to human health. The report comes weeks after scientists said they discovered bacteria resistant to all antibiotics in China, and just days after the same genetically mutated bug showed up …

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Interview with Chris Hunt from GRACE – 12.03.15

Special Advisor on Food and Agriculture

Chris Hunt serves as special advisor on food and agriculture at GRACE, where he provides strategic input on the organization’s efforts to build a sustainable food future. Chris has written extensively about food and agriculture issues; his work has appeared in Civil Eats, Huffington Post, AlterNet and Ecocentric. His areas of interest and expertise include industrial livestock production, food waste, urban agriculture and food systems advocacy. Before GRACE, Chris worked as an Alumni Memorial Scholar research fellow at Colgate University, and has served two terms on the board of directors of the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater. Chris earned a BA in environmental economics from Colgate University. He’s an ardent proponent of bicycling, composting, accepting peculiar travel suggestions and walking up mountains.

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Chris Hedges – Pray With Your Feet

MONTROSE, N.Y.—It was 6:30 in the morning and George Packard, dressed in a dark suit, a purple clerical bib and a clerical collar, was at church. Or, rather, at what has become church for the retired Episcopal bishop, activist and highly decorated Vietnam War veteran. Packard stood with 20 other protesters on a chilly morning Nov. 9 to block two roads …

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Solartopia Green Power and Wellness Hour – 10.22.15

NUKE POWER IN NEW YORK hopefully on its way out….

We talk about making New York state NUKEFREE with the great ARNIE GUNDERSEN, one of the world’s top technical experts on atomic reactors; JESSICA AZULAY of the movement to shut down the FITZPATRICK and GINNA reactors in upstate NY; GARY SHAW at INDIAN POINT; and TIM JUDSON of the NUCLEAR INFORMATION & RESOURCE SERVICE.

On the brink of an expected announcement from ENTERGY on Fitzpatrick, we run the gamut of insanity at these atomic disasters in progress, including the two far upstate at NINE MILE POINT, Unit One being one the the 3 oldest in the world.

At Indian Point2 the license is expired, as it’s about to at Unit3. Ginna and Fitzpatrick are losing money. Nine Mile Point is crumbling. The state government is working for shutdown.

Tune in to find out how we can finally get over the line and make these New York nightmares go cold.

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Ask Beatty – 09.28.15

Did Pope Francis’s visit impact you in terms of how you might treat others more lovingly and respectfully? Did his powerful messages about injustice, inequality, mass incarceration, poverty and racism touch you on a deep level?

Beatty also talked about recent research that demonstrated how technology is interfering and potentially destroying our personal connections. (If we let it!)
She stressed the importance of our taking ACTION if we are serious about improving the quality of our lives and relationships.

And finally, Beatty will be on a panel ,”Does Sexy Have An Expiration Date?” on October 13th 2015, from 6-9 pm at the Hungarian Consulate in New York City. She stressed the importance of not allowing anyone, (including the media) to tell you if or how often you should be having sex.

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Why Are Some Supplement Companies Thinking about Giving Durbin What He Wants?

The senator’s bill has been repeatedly defeated. Why capitulate now? A trade journal reports that some in the supplement industry are apparently considering supporting a Durbin-style proposal for a supplement pre-market notification system. It was reportedly discussed at a recent trade meeting. What is the explanation? One that we have heard is that some supplement companies are seeking to placate …