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Project Censored – 01.02.18

On this special edition of the Project Censored Show, the co-editors of Poets Reading the News spend the hour looking back at some of the most important news stories of 2017, expressed via poetry. Elle Aviv Newton and Jenna Spagnolo present a dozen poems, each read by its author, addressing issues from gun violence to opiod deaths to global warming.  …

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Are Organic Farms Really Worse When It Comes to Greenhouse Gases?

Organic farming earned some negative press recently with the publication of a paper that linked it to higher greenhouse emissions, but the truth is a little more complex. The paper, by University of Oregon Ph.D. student Julius McGee and published in the journal Agriculture and Human Values, found what appears to be a shocking bit of information: “Organic farming,” McGee …

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Sierra Bright – Why Aren’t My Vegetables Growing? 10 Mistakes You Are Making In The Vegetable Garden

Many of us set out to grow vegetables with visions of gathering ruby red tomatoes and plump capsicums by the basketful and the choicest cucumbers and crunchy carrots going straight from the garden into the salad bowl. Growing food is a worthy goal by any measure, but disappointments are all too common. Check out whether your vegetable garden is failing …

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Heart of Mind Radio – 07.08.16

On today’s Heart Of Mind Radio, host Kathryn Davis speaks with Roger Jahnke, OMD, author of The Healer Within, who has dedicated his professional life to sharing the powerful ancient healing traditions of China. He is the director and chief instructor of the Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi, in Santa Barbara, CA, and a co-founder and recent chairperson of the board of the National Qigong Association.

In segment two Kathryn muses about the state of humanity and shares a live centering meditation.

Guest:

Roger Jahnke, O.M.D. is a doctor of Classical Chinese Medicine with thirty years of clinical practice and nine research trips to China to study its ancient healing traditions. He is director of the Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi and serves as a consultant to hospitals, social service agencies, and corporations in Complementary and Integrative Medicine (CAM / IM), wellness, and medical cost reduction.

Dr. Jahnke is author of The Healer Within (HarperSanFrancisco, 1999) used in body/mind programs worldwide. His most recent book, The Healing Promise of Qi (McGraw-Hill, 2002) has become an instant classic in the western literature on Qigong and Tai Chi. In 2005, Dr. Jahnke was appointed to co-convene a “National Expert Meeting on Qigong and Tai Chi” in collaboration with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the National Blueprint for Active Aging. For more information, visit www.FeeltheQi.com.

Guest Website: www.IIQTC.org

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Study shows people are capable of multiple, simultaneous life changes

Let’s say you’ve decided to make some changes in your life. You’re out of shape, your mind wanders, your self-esteem is wavering, and you have no idea what you just read. So you decide to focus on one thing—losing weight, maybe—and tackle the other issues later. You don’t want to take on too much at once, right? A new paper …

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Arun Gupta – The West Coast Is the World’s 5th Largest Economy. Can it Unite to Stop Big Oil?

Rex Parris, the three-term Republican mayor of Lancaster, California, is no squishy liberal. “I believe when you walk out the door of your home, you should be safe. I think capitalism is the best economic system we have available, and the United States should have the strongest military in the world.” But when it comes to climate change, Parris calls …

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WHY HUMANS EVOLVED TO FEEL SHAME

Feelings of shame are universal in all cultures, and new research could explain why. Studies in the US, India, and Israel suggest that shame—like pain—evolved as a defense. “The function of pain is to prevent us from damaging our own tissue,” says Daniel Sznycer, lead author of the paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. “The function of …

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All Together Now – 02.25.16

Eleanor LeCain discusses successful progressive governing (including governing with a gender lens, reducing homelessness and stopping violence) with Helene Schneider, the mayor of Santa Barbara, California and candidate for the US House of Representatives. Followed by a conversation with Ralph Nader on how the left and right can work together to reign in corporate influence on our government.

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Declines in whales, fish, seabirds and large animals disrupt Earth’s nutrient cycle

Giants once roamed the earth. Oceans teemed with ninety-foot-long whales. Huge land animals–like truck-sized sloths and ten-ton mammoths–ate vast quantities of food, and, yes, deposited vast quantities of poop. A new study shows that these whales and outsized land mammals–as well as seabirds and migrating fish–played a vital role in keeping the planet fertile by transporting nutrients from ocean depths …