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The Torch – 03.19.17

Jeff Ruch is Executive Director of Public Employees for Environmental
Responsibility – PEER. Prior to that Jeff was the Policy Director and
a staff attorney at the Government Accountability Project representing
whistleblowers from both the public and private sector. PEER advocated
against the political manipulation science, defending whistleblowers,
protecting public health and shielding scientists from interference in
the public sector.
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Ruthie Epstein is deputy advocacy director at the New York Civil
Liberties Union. She lobbied for reforms to the criminal justice and
immigration systems, as well as coordinating the organization’s
response to the 2014 Central American refugee crisis at the southern
border. From 2005 to 2013, she worked at Human Rights First in New
York City, advocating for protections in the U.S. refugee and asylum
systems.

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Solartopia Green Power and Wellness Hour – 03.17.17

OY MORRISON’s superb new SUSTAINABILITY SUTRA comes to Solartopia to help lead us to a green-powered Earth.

As Trump’s vile budget contaminates the biosphere, Roy’s brilliant, penetrating analysis underscores the need to move the planet to a sustainable future based on green technologies and common sense.

A long-time non-violent No Nukes campaigner now based in Boston, Roy is a mainstay of the legendary Clamshell Alliance, which he helps sustain to this day.

His interview gives us a unique, articulate overview of the challenges we face in surviving and thriving in the age of Trump. We are happy to have him with us in Solartopia.

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The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – 03.15.17

A great hour with British child psychiatrist Sami Timimi. We focus mostly on children but since all of us were once children, everything is also relevant to adult life. We examine the hazards of calling “unhappiness” or “despair” by a medical term such as “depression” and then prescribing drugs to children. Ultimately we address being a human being, and what children and adults alike really need–trusting, loving relationships. You will learn and be inspired by listening to Dr. Timimi.

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Resistance Radio – John Barry – 02.05.17

John Barry is a NY Times best-selling writer whose books have won literally dozens of awards. He is the only non-scientist ever to win one particular honor from the National Academy of Sciences, and in 2005 the New York Public Library named his book Rising Tide one of the 50 best books of the preceding 50 years. His books also got him directly in public policy. His website is www.johnmbarry.com Today we talk about the coastal wetlands of Louisiana.

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William Loren Katz – A Seminole Christmas Gift of Freedom

On Christmas Day in 1837, Africans and Native Americans who formed Florida’s Seminole Nation defeated a vastly superior U.S. invading army bent on cracking this early rainbow coalition and returning the Africans to slavery. The Seminole victory stands as a milestone in the march of American liberty. Though it reads like a Hollywood thriller, this amazing story has yet to …

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Will Worley – Donald Trump faces impeachment if new conflicts of interest bill passed

Donald Trump could face impeachment if he fails to declare conflicts of interest between his new presidential role and his business empire under a new bill introduced by Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren. Questions have arisen around how the President-elect intends to handle his interests once he takes office, and Mr Trump has said his companies will be controlled by his …

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Charles K. Bens, Ph.D. – The Beginning Of The End Of The War On Medicine

For nearly 100 years, there has been a serious war going on between the proponents ofallopathic (conventional) medicine and those who support natural or  functional medicine. Functional medicine in the form of herbal,1,2 Ayurvedic, and Chinese medicine was dominant around the world for hundreds of years. 3-5 Then, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the germ theory 6,7 of disease began to take …