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The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – 06.22.16

Brilliant and caring British child psychologist Dave Traxson and I engaged each other around the best and the worst in child therapy and education, from innovative approaches to understanding and helping children to analyzing what Dave calls “psychopharmaceutically-induced isolation” and “the chemical colonization of the minds of children.” Listening to Dave is always an entertaining learning experience.

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Laurie Levy – The Cruel and Pointless Push to Get Preschoolers ‘College and Career Ready’

In case you missed it, April 21 was officially Kindergarten Day. This obscure holiday honors the birth of Friedrich Frobel, who started the first Children’s Garden in Germany in 1837. Of course, life has changed tremendously in the 179 years since Frobel created his play-based, socialization program to transition young children from home to school — and so, too, has …

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Darby Saxbe – This Is Your Brain On Poverty

This guest post was written by Suzanne Houston, a doctoral candidate in developmental psychology at USC who uses neuroimaging techniques to study brain development in children and adolescents. All of you reading this sentence have been adolescents at one point.  You have experienced the years marked by self-consciousness and peer pressure; when your parents were too strict, and your teachers too annoying.  …

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Smart Show (goharrison) with Cary Harrison – 04.25.16

Guest 1: Recap of Bernie Sanders / Clinton-Clooney Big money stunt. Watch the video here and enjoy.
Harrison compilation Video: http://youtu.be/K6SIizSTHP0

Guest 2: Actor Jessie Eisenberg. Jessie discussed his great new film “LOUDER THAN BOMBS” – A stunningly intimate portrait of parents and children and the many things that tear them apart and bring them together.

Guest 3: Chef Rossi – Chef has been the food writer for 16 years of the “Eat Me” column for Bust magazine, hosts her own hit radio show called “Bite This. Chef Rossi’s first edible memoir, The Raging Skillet: The True Life Story of Chef Rossi, is forthcoming from the Feminist Press!” As the owner and executive chef of “The Raging Skillet,” a cutting-edge catering company known for breaking any and all rules,
Chef has been named among The Knot’s Best Of Wedding Caterers for five years in a row, The Raging Skillet is in the hall of fame!

Almost Guest 4: Dee McMillan was not able to connect to the NYC studios but Harrison told her story and how she decided to take a negative and make it a positive for animals. Dee was bullied in Texas by other teens and called a Fat Whale. She decided to help instead of go down to the other teens level, Dee has raised over $10,700 for Save The Whales.

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Brien Holden – Half the world to be short-sighted by 2050

Half the world’s population (nearly 5 billion) will be short-sighted (myopic) by 2050, with up to one-fifth of them (1 billion) at a significantly increased risk of blindness if current trends continue, says a study published in the journal Ophthalmology. The number with vision loss from high myopia is expected to increase seven-fold from 2000 to 2050, with myopia to become …

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A Just Cause – Remembering The Victims, Whose Lives Mattered – 11.08.15

The host Cliff Stewart, Lisa Stewart and Lamont Banks talks to Advocates for Justice: Sybrina Fulton, Mother of Trayvon Martin, Gwen Carr, Mother of Eric Garner, Lucia Davis McBath, Mother of Jordan Davis, and Wanda Johnson, Mother of Oscar Grant. All of these Mothers, lost their children at the hands of a grave American injustice! Join us to hear their individual stories and how their lives have been forever impacted!

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Christina Sarich – Study: Children Exposed to GMO Soy Pesticides Suffer ‘Serious Genetic Damage’

A 2015 study has shown that children exposed to pesticides used to grow GM soy suffer serious genetic damage. Does this mean that our children will suffer the same fate as those unfortunate enough to live near GM soy fields in Argentina? Researchers from the National University of Río Cuarto, Cordoba (UNRC) compared children who lived close to a GM-soy growing area in …

What Recovery? Report Reveals Rising Poverty for Children in America – Sarah Lazare

There are roughly three million more U.S. children living in poverty today than during the outbreak of the Great Recession in 2008, and the so-called economic recovery has bypassed children of color altogether, a harrowing new report reveals. The 2015 Data Book, released Tuesday by the Baltimore-based Annie E. Casey Foundation, evaluates information from numerous federal agencies from 2008 to …