A junk food diet is clearly not healthy. Burgers widen our waistlines, raise our cholesterol levels and tighten our arteries. But scientists now think that even before it shows up as additional pounds on the scale, junk food is changing our bodies in other, surprising ways. It’s actually a form of malnutrition that could be making our immune systems attack …
Peter and Mickey spend the hour in conversation with author/educator Henry Giroux. Giroux explains the concept of ‘critical pedagogy,’
and the pivotal role that education plays for the whole of society. He warns of the increasing domination of the world by the ultra-rich,
and a new form of anti-intellectualism fostered by a failing corporate media. Among the measures the left must take to resist these forces,
he cites the formation of a broad-based third political party, and more academics taking on the duties of public intellectuals, rather than
limiting themselves to the campus.
Every day, thousands of people need donated blood. But only blood without A- or B-type antigens, such as type O, can be given to all of those in need, and it’s usually in short supply. Now scientists are making strides toward fixing the situation. In ACS’ Journal of the American Chemical Society, they report an efficient way to transform A …