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The Gary Null Show – 04.08.16

On today’s Gary Null Show, Gary started the show with his “Health and Healing” segment. Here are the topics Gary discussed:

Can You Reverse Type 2 Diabetes?

Drop in body temperature linked to aging aggravates manifestations of Alzheimer’s disease.

Wisdom is a matter of both heart and mind, research finds.
Does sitting time decrease your lifespan (even if you exercise)?

An apple a day really can keep the doctor away. Apples slash the risk of heart attack or stroke by a third.

After a quick break,
Gary goes to a great video from Bibb County Superior Court Judge Verda Colvin in Georgia. Here is the link to the article and video:
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/114892524-story

Lastly, listen to Professor Michael Puett discuss “What the wisdom of ancient Chinese philosophers can teach us about living a healthier and better life in our modern world.” Here is his bio:

Professor Michael Puett is the Walter Klein Professor of Chinese History in the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, and the Chair of the Committee on the Study of Religion at Harvard University. His areas of focus are on the interrelations between anthropology, history, religion and philosophy. Michael’s course in Classical Chinese Ethical and Political Theory – which introduces undergraduates to the postmodern relevancy of the timeless wisdom of the early Chinese sages — such as Confucius, Mencius, Lao Tsu, and Chuang Tsu — is the third most popular courses at Harvard after intro to economics and computer technology, and attracts up to 700 students. He has received multiple awards for his teaching and advising skills and has been named a Harvard College Professor in recognition of his dedication to undergraduate education. He earned his doctorate from the University of Chicago, and his most recent book “The Path: What Chinese Philosophers Can Teach Us About the Good Life” offers the timeless advice ancient Chinese thinkers to the challenges in our modern times.

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Anti-Asian Sentiment Taking College Campuses by Storm

USC foreign exchange student Ivan Tsang was the target of eggs and epithets earlier this week for doing nothing other than being Asian.  “Ching chang chong motherf—– gay,” a white student allegedly yelled repeatedly while trying to pelt Tsang with three eggs, according to Tsang’s Facebook post. This comes 6 months after someone at a USC fraternity hurled a drink at an Indian student by calling her …

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Leid Stories – 03.01.16

Election 2016: On Super Tuesday, An Alternative to the Quadrennial Charade

It’s The Big Day in the 2016 presidential election. Bipartisan primaries and caucuses in Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia and Wyoming largely will determine which candidates are likely to capture their respective party’s nomination for the general election in November. Leid Stories listeners offer their ideas about a progressive alternative to the duopoly’s quadrennial charade.

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Survey examines Americans’ use of and satisfaction with homeopathic medicines

A new survey finds that homeopathic medicines are primarily used by a small segment of the U.S. population for common, self-limited conditions such as the common cold or back pain. The report published in the American Journal of Public Health also finds that homeopathy users, particularly those who also report visiting homeopathic practitioners, find the use of these products helpful and that …

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Progressive Commentary Hour – 12.15.15

Chris Hedges is one of our nation’s most insightful cultural critics, social and political activists and investigative journalists. For almost 20 years he was a foreign correspondent in war zones and conflicts in Central America, the Middle East, Africa and the Balkans, having reported for The New York Times, Christian Science Monitor and other news outlets. While at the Times, Chris received the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for reporting on global terrorism. That same year he received Amnesty International’s Global Award for Human Rights Journalism. Chris has authored many bestselling books. His most recent is “Wages of Rebellion: The Moral Imperative of Revolt”, a philosophical, historical and timely clarion call for a new revolution against a repressive political and corporate hegemony. Chris’ weekly column can be read every Monday at Truthdig.com and his TV program “Days of Revolt” is aired every Monday at 11 pm Eastern on Telesur TV

Prof. Norman Pollack is a professor emeritus of history at Michigan State University in East Lansing Michigan. He has a long history of engaging civil rights and anti-war activities over the decades, beginning when he was 15 and campaigning for Henry Wallace and his Progressive Party in 1948. Later he campaigned for Adlai Stevenson in the 50s and supported Martin Luther King. A two time Guggenheim fellow, Prof. Pollack was a major intellectual voice during the late 60s in giving an knowledgeable boost to the New Left and writing on American populism, which became an popular documentary “The Populist Mind”. After receiving his doctorate in American Civilization from Harvard, he taught at Yale and Wayne State before going to Michigan. In his later years he has focused on the history of civil disobedience, socio-political alienation, and the sociology of fascism. Prof. Pollack currently writes for Counterpunch.org, and investigates America’s descent into a new form of neoliberal fascism.

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British Report Stresses the Need to Reduce Antibiotics in Livestock

A new British report commissioned by David Cameron says the use of antibiotics in agriculture is fueling the spread of drug-resistant bacteria and must be reduced or even banned where they are important to human health. The report comes weeks after scientists said they discovered bacteria resistant to all antibiotics in China, and just days after the same genetically mutated bug showed up …

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Interview with Chris Hunt from GRACE – 12.03.15

Special Advisor on Food and Agriculture

Chris Hunt serves as special advisor on food and agriculture at GRACE, where he provides strategic input on the organization’s efforts to build a sustainable food future. Chris has written extensively about food and agriculture issues; his work has appeared in Civil Eats, Huffington Post, AlterNet and Ecocentric. His areas of interest and expertise include industrial livestock production, food waste, urban agriculture and food systems advocacy. Before GRACE, Chris worked as an Alumni Memorial Scholar research fellow at Colgate University, and has served two terms on the board of directors of the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater. Chris earned a BA in environmental economics from Colgate University. He’s an ardent proponent of bicycling, composting, accepting peculiar travel suggestions and walking up mountains.

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Joel Edwards – Besieged by Guilt: Ex-Pharmaceutical Employees Speak Out Against the Industry

It turns out, that old adage is true – money does not buy everything. For some, money does not buy a clear conscience. Despite earning high incomes, these former pharmaceutical employees left their jobs and are now sharing the truth of what goes on behind the curtain.  Many of them have written books, participated in documentaries, and shared their stories …

Wilderness areas need buffer zones to protect from human development by Staff Writers

Despite heavy development, the U.S. still has millions of acres of pristine wild lands. Coveted for their beauty, these wilderness areas draw innumerable outdoor enthusiasts eager for a taste of primitive nature. But University of Georgia researchers say these federally protected nature areas have a problem: Their boundaries have become prime real estate. As the country’s population continues to grow, …

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10 Worst Food Companies that are Poisoning You Daily and Lying About It By Jake Anderson

Much of the mainstream American food supply is laden with unhealthy additives, artificial flavorings, coloring, dyes, preservatives, hormones, genetically modified organisms (GMOs), and toxins. Not everyone agrees that GMOs have been proven harmful to humans, which is why the food chains listed here were selected specifically because they are responsible for a wide variety of health violations—the GMOs and their …