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Project Censored – 03.27.18

What is ‘radical sociology’? Why is it important for scholars, and for activists? Michael Sukhov and Peter Phillips explore these questions, and more, with three social scientists: Michael Thompson, Frances Fox Piven, and William Robinson.   Michael Thompson teaches in the Political Science Department at William Paterson University in New Jersey. Frances Fox Piven is Professor Emerita at the City University …

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What Women Must Know – The Amazing Healing Power of Tourmaline with Dr. Michael Evangel and Fred Dombrow – 02.15.18

Dr. Mike  taught science for 6 years starting in 1975, while he earned a Master’s Degree in Environmental Health. Dr. Evangel has been a practicing chiropractic physician since 1986. He is a 7th degree black belt in tae kwon do. He was invited by the South Korean National Tae Kwon Do Team to be their attending physician at the Asian …

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LOA Daily – 01.26.18

Way Out There: A Negative Thinker’s Straw Man Wendy and Walt discuss some of the criticisms leveled at positive psychology, as well as some of the whackier claims made by some advocates of LOA. In particular, we discuss the claims of Derek Beres, author of the book, “Whole Motion: Training Your Brain and Body For Optimal Health”. We also examine …

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Replenish Me – 01.18.18

Eleanor Barrager, DCCN, FAAIM, is an internationally renowned nutritionist who has lectured at medical conventions in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and across the U.S. She will talk about how our veins are not “just rubber hoses,” but actually living structures that respond to how we treat them, whether negatively or positively. She will explain how certain foods, lifestyle shifts …

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LOA Daily – 01.03.18

Positive Psychology’s Impact on The Field of Psychology Positive psychology has made tremendous inroads in the field of psychology over the past 25 years or so, but it still has plenty of critics within the field. We take a closer look at where some of the resistance meets the vortex.   Download this episode (right click and save)

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Anthea Butler – I’m on the ‘professor watchlist.’ It’s a ploy to undermine free speech

The release of the professor watchlist, purporting to expose professors who discriminate against conservative students, is anything but that. I should know: I’m on it. As one of a handful of religion professors in the US who study, write and teach about conservative Christianity and politics, I am all too aware of the real meaning of the list, and of …

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Dragan Plavšić – E.P. Thompson on how to save the university

Over four decades ago, the Marxist historian called for resistance against the commercialisation of higher education Back in 1970, the great English Marxist historian, E.P.Thompson, was employed at Warwick University. Warwick was then a new university with a new way of doing things. Thompson didn’t like what he saw one little bit, and said so with characteristic eloquence, dubbing Warwick …

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What I’m really thinking: the Oxford student

When I tell people I go to Oxford University, they look at me with admiration. “Wow, that’s fantastic,” they say. “You must have the best time there.” There’s not much else to do but smile and agree. You know that, for most people, this is an incredible achievement, but that can’t overcome the feeling of dread you feel at the start of every term. People …

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Alex Thompson – Washington’s governing elites think we’re all morons, a new study says

Voters are angry at the political establishment and the political establishment doesn’t much care for the voters either. In fact, they think voters are pretty damn stupid. That’s the conclusion of a new survey of America’s unelected governing elites by political scientists at Johns Hopkins University. While media outlets endlessly poll and probe the American people to understand why they …

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Marcus Ford – Why We Need Tiny Colleges

We are experiencing the rebirth of smallness. Farmers markets, tiny homes, and brew pubs all exemplify our love of smallness. So do charter schools, coffee shops, and local bookstores. Small is often (but not always) more affordable, healthier, and sustainable, but its finest characteristic, the one that turns charm into love, is that going small allows us to be more …