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Connect The Dots – James Hoggan – 03.29.17

Listen to James Hoggan, , author of I’m Right and Your Are An Idiot: The Toxic State of Public Discourse and How to Clean it Up (and founder of DeSmogBlog discussing how polarized conversation undermines forward movement on crucial issues such as climate and more— in conversation with Alison Rose Levy.

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What Women Must Know – The Hormone Boost: How to Power Up Your Six Essential Hormones for Strength, Energy and Weight Loss with Dr. Natasha Turner – 03.09.17

DR. Natalie Turner is a New York Times bestselling author and one of North America’s leading naturopathic doctors, a sought-after speaker, natural health expert and the founder of Clear Medicine Wellness Boutique in Toronto. In 2014 she was recognized by her professional organization as a leader in her field and in 2016 was awarded the top spot on a list of North America’s Most Innovative Health Experts. Dr. Turner has been referred to as a friend of The Dr. Oz Show by Dr. Oz and has appeared eight times on the show. She is also a regular guest on The Marilyn Denis Show. The author lives in Toronto, ON.

Visionaries – 03.06.17

Visionaries – 03.06.17 March 6, 2017

“Do We Need College, Part 2.” Today we continue our discussion from last week: Suppose an 18-year-old came to you and asked, “I have $100,000+ and 4 years. What should I do with them?” Obviously college is great for some people, but is it the right choice for everyone? More thoughts today.

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Alternative Visions – Trump’s Grand Strategy – 02.03.17

Jack Rasmus describes Trump’s grand strategy that is now beginning to take shape–economic, social and foreign elements, noting how the Trump strategy reveals great similarities with Nixon in the 1970s and Reagan in 1980s. Trump is Nixon-Reagan on steroids. Rasmus reviews similarities with Nixon and Reagan in Trump’s current attack on US trading partners in Europe, Mexico, Japan, Australia, Germany, Australia and soon China—comparing them with Nixon’s New Economic Program in 1971-72 and Reagan’s 1985-86 attacks on Japan and Europe with the Plaza and Louvre accords. Trump is not against Free Trade, but for bilateral free trade instead of Clinton-Obama multilateral free trade. Trump’s protectionism is tactical. The goal is to advance US corporate interests vis a vis foreign competitors, just as Nixon and Reagan did. Rasmus describes Trump Grand Strategy to date as: Congress drives deregulation of ACA and Dodd-Frank and then focuses on corporate-investor tax cuts. Trump meantime paves the way with Executive Orders, while using EOs to attack immigrants, domestic and foreign; Trump goes slow on major foreign policy changes involving Russia, middle east and Asia, while aggressively attacking immigrants, law and order, proposing election reform and advancing religious groups’ interests. Strong similarities between Nixon, Reagan, and Trump on policies involving defense spending, social program cuts, deficits, strong dollar, attacking the liberal media, undermining unions, massive deregulation, cutting pensions and social security, promoting police and law and order attacks on protestors, and domestic spying and surveillance. (Next week: France and the Future of Europe)

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The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – 02.01.17

My guest Dawn R. Nelson has a PsyD as well as a Masters in Divinity, and comes from a rich background of thoughtfully providing human services. She conducts her private practice based on principles similar to my Guidelines for Empathic Therapy and will inspire other therapists to practice true to themselves and their ideals. She exemplifies a growing consensus that therapists should be genuine and caring, as well as informed about the importance of childhood and nurturing in respect to who we are as adults. She renews my faith in the future of psychotherapy.

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Carey Wedler – McDonald’s U.S. Operations In Trouble Despite Endless Marketing Schemes

Despite McDonald’s extensive efforts to improve U.S. sales over the last several years, its most promising endeavor is coming up short — and as a result, so are the company’s domestic profits. Reuters reports that according to McDonald’s fourth quarter report, released Monday, “Sales at established U.S. restaurants fell for the first time in six quarters as the novelty of …

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Life Without Bees: The Effects on Food

Due to climate change, the increased use of pesticides and a range of other causal factors, bee populations have decreased steadily over the past years. This could result in a huge impact on our food supply and indeed, our health. As a matter of fact, one in every three bites of food consumed around the world depends on pollinators, bees …

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Resistance Radio – Sarah Mah – 01.22.17

Sarah Mah is a ‘third generation’ Canadian-born Chinese woman raised in Vancouver, BC. Her family was among the early Chinese immigrants levied the head tax in the late 1800’s, as well as those who left rural China in the 1950’s in search of a better life in Canada. Formally trained in genetics and epidemiology and now pursuing a PhD, her feminist activism began as a front-line anti-violence worker at a rape crisis centre and transition house, and she continues her work as a member of the Asian Women Coalition Ending Prostitution.