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Leid Stories—Beat the System! Free Your Mind!—05.19.17

Another bruiser of a week, with President Chaos and several of his top administrators and advisers fending off blistering attacks both from without and within, and the nation as a whole more and more worried that the things that matter to them are now on hold. It’s “Free Your Mind Friday” on Leid Stories, and in our open forum we …

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Tonight’s Progressive Commentary Hour!

An early Earth Day special —  A look at climate change in the context of the loss of our global forests. And what can the wisdom of trees teach us about preserving the future of the human species.   If Jane Goodall is the ambassador for the animal kingdom. If Vandana Shiva is the ambassador for seeds and organic foods. …

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Energy Stew – Edwin Rutsch – 04.14.17

Is empathy the missing link?  –  Energy Stew interview with Edwin Rutsch How important is empathy in creating a better world? How powerfully do you think it’s working now? Maybe empathy is something we need to focus more on to help people have greater appreciation for each other. Most people are not able to empathize with others unconditionally for many …

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The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – 04.05.17

The 300th airing of my PRN radio shows, and it’s a stunner. Jeanne Stolzer PhD and I draw a holistic picture of how human evolution relates to understanding good nutrition, successful early child development, the health of mothers, the sources of physical and emotional disorders in later life, and what all this means for psychotherapy and medical treatment. For me, the conversation is a high-water mark in becoming more holistic in my orientation and my career. This is one of the most important interviews for me in my career, part of a turning point in my orientation toward my work in the world. Some of the ideas may seem startling, but giving them a chance may enhance your life, too.

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The Infectious Myth – Indigenous diet and health with Philip Brass – 03.14.17

David discusses the diet of indigenous people on the prairies before and after the invasion of Europeans with Philip Brass, a member of Peepeekisis First Nation in Saskatchewan, who works on community health, local food initiatives, traditional practices, and ceremonies. They discuss the reasons why the health of so many indigenous Canadians is worse than average. They delve into the history of colonization including forced removal to reserves, the old pass system that prevented them leaving the reserve, and the residential schools What are the challenges to reclaiming the indigenous knowledge about local foods for nutrition and for medicine?

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Jules Lobel – Where We Go From Here: 5 Key Ways to Build a Movement

Millions of people marched throughout the United States and abroad last Saturday to protest Donald Trump’s first day in office and to affirm women’s rights and human rights. The demonstrations were inspiring—full of energy, witty signs, slogans and chants—and brought into the streets a diverse multitude, many of whom were not normally politically active. But a demonstration is not a …

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Rosalind Adams – Locked On The Psych Ward

On a cool October evening in 2012, Samantha Trimble walked into the lobby of Millwood Hospital, a low-slung brick building on the side of a road in Arlington, Texas, seeking a free mental health assessment. A few weeks earlier in the AP world history class Trimble taught, after a kid started acting childish, she put a diaper on his head …