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Economic Update – What France’s Election Means – 05.21.17

Updates on Yale grad students hunger strike for a union, US raising interest rates on student loans, 2 new Senate bills on worker ownership of enterprises, and some economic dimensions of Mother’s Day. Interview with French political activist, Antonin Plarier, on meaning of French presidential election. Download this episode (right click and save)

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The Natural Nurse and Dr. Z – Far Infrared Light Energy and the Benefits of Sauna Therapy – 11.29.16

Ellen Kamhi, PhD, RN, www.naturalnurse.com, interviews Phillip Wilson. Phillip graduated from Indiana University with an honors degree in Mathematics, and spent 4 years in graduate school in mathematics before awakening to new understanding of life. In 1971, Phil began fasting in order to purify his body, his feelings, and his mind.

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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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T. Colin Campbell – Nutrition, Politics, and the Destruction of Scientific Integrity

On August 1, it will be 60 years since I came to Cornell University to do graduate studies in nutritional biochemistry on the topic of food and health. What a journey this became! In my early days, the focus on good nutrition emphasized the consumption of protein. So it was with me and my professors. The more protein the better. …

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Deirdre Fulton – In Major Ruling, Grad Students Win Right to Unionize at Private Universities

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) said Tuesday that graduate students who work as teaching and research assistants at private colleges are employees—a ruling with “big implications” for both higher education and organized labor in the United States. Inside Higher Ed explains: The NLRB said that a previous ruling by the board—that these workers were not entitled to collective bargaining because they are …

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Cole Mellino – Climate Change Could Ruin Your Sex Life, Economists Warn

Climate change threatens so many things Americans love: maple syrup, avocados and lately even pumpkins. Now, climate change is even threatening our ability to reproduce. According to a new working paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research, warmer weather means less “coital frequency.” “Extreme heat leads to a sizable fall in births,” the study says. “Temperature extremes could affect coital frequency. It could affect …

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Project Censored – 10.20.15

What is Critical Media Literacy, and why is it a vital skill for students and citizens today? Peter Phillips and Mickey Huff speak with two Media Literacy scholars, who explain how the concepts apply to both old and new forms of media. Julie Frechette chairs the Department of Communications at Worcester State University in Massachusetts. Bill Yousman is director of the graduate program in Media Literacy and Education at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut.

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Tom Engelhardt – Where Did the Antiwar Movement Go?

Let me tell you a story about a moment in my life I’m not likely to forget even if, with the passage of years, so much around it has grown fuzzy.  It involves a broken-down TV, movies from my childhood, and a war that only seemed to come closer as time passed. My best guess: it was the summer of …

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NDC Savings Club – 07.29.15

Today Show: Update to California School Vaccine Law Guest Speaker: Shelley Tzorfas – Specialized Tutoring/ Learning Assessments  http://www.betterschoolresults.com/ Shelley Tzorfas has been working with children, teens, and young adults who have learning disabilities, ADHD, Autism, Dyslexia, and other special needs. With over 20 years experience, she has created ways to help these children succeed in academics and social goals while teaching parents how …

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National student loan debt reaches a bonkers $1.2 trillion

Kyle Craig wants to go to graduate school, but just being an undergraduate is already drowning him in debt. “I’ve got student loans just like everyone else walking around,” says Craig, a senior at Old Dominion University. “I expect my debt to be around $30,000 by the time I’m done here.” “Yes, I have student loans,” says Kyle Coghill, a …