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Project Censored – 11.14.17

Peter and Mickey spend the hour in conversation with author Carol Anderson. Her latest book, “White Rage,” chronicles the history of white resistance and obstruction to African-American equality, from the Reconstruction period to modern times. Notes:   Carol Anderson is Professor of African-American Studies at Emory University in Atlanta. Her previous works include “Eyes Off the Prize” and “Bourgeois Radicals.” …

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Jo Marchant – Can We Condition Our Bodies To Treat Themselves?

Marette Flies was 11 when her immune system turned against her. A cheerful student from Minneapolis, Minnesota, she had curly brown hair and a pale, moon-shaped face, and she loved playing trumpet in her high-school band. But in 1983, she was diagnosed with lupus, a condition in which the immune system destroys the body’s healthy tissues. It ran rampant, attacking …

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Akshat Rahti – Science says your “gut feeling” isn’t a metaphor

The brain’s powers are a little overrated. To keep your body going, you don’t need a functioning brain, but you do need something to provide energy. Enter the gut. We may not give it much thought—because, literally, it happens without conscious thought—but the process of extracting energy from food is an intricate one. It involves hundreds of millions of neurons …