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Heart of Mind Radio – 07.08.17

On today’s Heart Of Mind Radio, host Kathryn Davis is joined by Katrina Taylor in an interview of Qamara Bey of Shastamedicine.com, about her healing retreats in Oregon and Mt. Shasta, California. In segment two we speak with the revolutionary filmmaker Greg Reitman about his film Rooted In Peace, which will be showing at the New York Open Center in New York on Thursday, July 13th at 8 PM. Folowing the film there will …

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Stephanie Seneff, Wendy A. Morley, Michael J. Hadden, Martin C. Michener – Study: Glyphosate Herbicide Associated with Greater Risk to ALS

Abstract Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is a fatal neurodegenerative disease involving several protein mutations in glycine-rich regions with limited treatment options. 90 – 95% of all cases are non-familial with epidemiological studies showing a significant increased risk in glyphosate-exposed workers. In this paper, we propose that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup®, plays a role in ALS, mainly through mistakenly …

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Bamzi Banchiri – What are Americans willing to trade their privacy for?

Many Americans are willing to share their private information, but it depends on what they get in return. A Pew Research Center study released on Thursday revealed that Americans are often reluctant to disclose personal information, and get upset when companies use it to target them with ads. Yet a majority of those surveyed said that they might be willing …

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Zaid Jilani – Private Prison Company Is Getting Rich Locking Up Kids

An explosive new report from the Daily Beast’s Betsy Woodruff looks [3] at how the Corrections Corporation of America (CCA), one of America’s two large private prison corporations, has seen its profits explode, thanks to a little-noticed move by the Obama administration. Woodruff notes that before last summer, there was virtually no “family detention,” referring to the detention of migrant families crossing …

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Kali Holloway – Why Are Americans Overworking Themselves to Death?

Though it’s a flawed feminist anthem steeped in capitalist dreams and white-collar, middle-class aspiration, Dolly Parton’s 1980 hit song “9 to 5” still plays as an ode to America’s overworked, underappreciated women workers. There’s a certain timelessness to the list of grievances Parton cites: thankless; credit-stealing bosses; underwhelming paychecks for 78 cents [3] on every dollar made by male colleagues; …

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Nashville Prosecutors Have Made Sterilization of Women Part of Plea Deals

Nashville’s district attorney recently banned his staff from using invasive surgery as a bargaining chip, after it became apparent that local attorneys had been using sterilization as part of plea bargains. In the most recent case, a woman with a long history of mental illness was charged with neglect after her young baby died. Jasmine Randers, 26, suffers from paranoia …