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Progressive Commentary Hour – 10.24.17

The localization movement to shift global and corporate power back to people and communities Charles Eisenstein is an independent scholar, speaker and author writing on themes about human culture and identity, economics, the evolution of human cultures, and the spiritual challenges of coping with a society and world in chaos.  In the past he has taught at Goddard College, Penn …

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The Gary Null Show – 06.06.17

CONVERSATIONS WITH REMARKABLE Invaluable historical lessons about authoritarianism and tyranny in the age of Trump Prof. Timothy Snyder is the Levin Professor of History at Yale University and a permanent fellow at the institute for Human Sciences in Vienna Austria.  Prof Snyder specializes Eastern European History, particularly the USSR and  He received degrees from Brown University and his doctorate from …

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The Gary Null Show – 06.01.2017

Existential Despair and Living Deliberately Prof. Justin McDaniel is the Chair of the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Pennsylvania and the Chair of Undergraduate Studies.  He is also an associate editor of the peer reviewed Journal of Asian Studies. Justin received his Masters from Harvard Divinity School and an additional MA and his doctorate at Harvard’s department …

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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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Visionaries – 12.12.16

“Ivan Shumkov and MOOCs.” Ivan is a New York based architect, entrepreneur, professor, scholar and curator who talks with us about MOOCs — Massive Open Online Courses that are disrupting education. Ivan is a pioneer in online education and founder of the Build Academy, providing professional education for the building industry. He earned his PhD in Architecture at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia and Columbia University GSAPP. Ivan has taught at NYU, Harvard University GSD, Pratt Institute School of Architecture, Parsons the New School for Design, International University of Catalonia, and ETSA Barcelona.

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Free tampons and pads added to Brown University campus bathrooms

Brown University students are returning to classes this semester to find free tampons and sanitary napkins in academic building bathrooms. The students leading the initiative at the Ivy League school say the products are a necessity, not a luxury – an argument that’s being made across the country inefforts to stop taxing feminine hygiene products. The products will be available …

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What Women Must Know – How Our Microbiome is Revolutionizing Our Pursuit of a Healthy Life with Dr. Rodney Dietert – 09.22.16

Rodney Dietert is Professor of Immunotoxicology at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. He received his PhD in immunogenetics from the University of Texas at Austin. Among his authored and edited academic books are Strategies for Protecting Your Child’s Immune System and Immunotoxicity, Immune Dysfunction, and Chronic Disease. Rodney previously directed Cornell’s Graduate Field of Immunology, the Program on Breast Cancer and Environmental Risk Factors, and the Institute for Comparative and Environmental Toxicology, and he has served as a Senior Fellow in the Cornell Center for the Environment. Recently, he appeared in the 2014 award-winning documentary Microbirth. In 2015 he received the James G. Wilson Publication Award from the Teratology Society for the best paper of the year on the microbiome

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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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Aviva Chomsky – The Battle for the Soul of American Higher Education

During the past academic year, an upsurge of student activism, a movement of millennials, has swept campuses across the country and attracted the attention of the media. From coast to coast, from the Ivy League to state universities to small liberal arts colleges, a wave of student activism has focused on stopping climate change, promoting a living wage, fighting mass …

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If You’re Low-Income, America Is Still an Oligarchy

The U.S. isn’t an oligarchy after all. At least that’s the argument in a recent article by Vox’s Dylan Matthews. Matthews cites new research finding that the rich and middle class agree on about 90 percent of bills that come before the United States Congress. He adds: That leaves only 185 bills on which the rich and the middle class disagree… …on these 185 …