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Connect The Dots – Guest: Steve Horn – 07.12.17

How DAPL Happened: The Regulatory Climate that Favored the Dakota Access Pipeline: Listen to Steve Horn, journalist at DeSmogBlog.com who has covered the backstage policies of the current and previous presidential administrations that allow climate destroying energy practices such as pipelines, excavation, refineries, and exports— in conversation with Alison Rose Levy. Download this episode (right click and save)

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Death and Extinction of the Bees

Since 2006 beekeepers have been noticing their honeybee populations have been dying off at increasingly rapid rates. Subsequently researchers have been scrambling to come up with an accurate explanation and an effective strategy to save the bees and in turn save us homo sapiens from extinction. Recent harsh winters that stay freezing cold well into spring have been instrumental in …

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Joelle Renstrom – And their eyes glazed over

I have a rule about cellphones in class: if one disrupts us by ringing, vibrating or sounding an alarm, the owner has to sing a song or bust some dance moves in front of the class. At first, this provision in the syllabus elicits snickers, but it’s no laughing matter. You need to be able to turn off your phones …

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Psychological Warfare & the American Mind – Part II

By definition, America’s use of Psychological Warfare is described as the “The planned use of propaganda and other psychological actions having the primary purpose of influencing the opinions, emotions, attitudes, and behavior of hostile foreign groups in such a way as to support the achievement of national objectives.” Of course this very definition is itself propaganda, a black lie which omits the …

Native American tribes tackle diet and health woes with businesses built on traditional foods – Autumn Sanne

For many residents of the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, getting to a supermarket requires a two-hour drive to Rapid City. It’s an expensive trip for people living in the third poorest county in the US. Many residents have no access to transportation, leaving only one option: on-reservation convenience stores that stock processed, long-shelf-life foods. To combat these poor …