the demise of the Democratic party and American liberalism — is reform a possibility? Thomas Frank is a political analyst, an historian of cultural ideas, journalist, a columnist for The Guardian, and a former columnist for Harpers Magazine and the Wall Street Journal. He is a currently the founding editor of “The Baffler.” His areas of writing include party politics, …
CONVERSATIONS WITH REMARKABLE MIND The Great Derangement — facing climate change and its unspeakable consequences in literary, historical and political discourse Dr Amitav Ghosh is an international renowned novelist His recent book who has received numerous awards, including the Arthur C Clark Award, the International Book Award, the Booker Prize, the india Gold Quill Award and others. Among is more …
Why are some politicians more dangerous than others – our shame culture, inequality, unemployment and is association with violence
A groundbreaking study published has found that high-quality birth-to-five programs for disadvantaged children can deliver a 13% per child, per year return on investment through better outcomes in education, health, social behaviors and employment — which reduce long-term taxpayer costs and equip country’s workforce for a competitive future. Nobel economics laureate and Institute for New Economic Thinking Advisory Board member Professor …
The real Syrian Narrative — cutting through the American mainstream misinformation and lies
Laura Bentz of Keybridge Communications describes her company as “a boutique PR firm — founded by a former writer for the Wall Street Journal — that specializes in writing and placing op-eds. With some of the country’s most influential trade groups and global corporations as clients, we run many of the major op-ed campaigns in the U.S. We place roughly 3,000 op-eds …
Fast-moving, informative, insightful interview with John Read, PhD, psychologist, professor in England, and a cutting-edge thinker and researcher. I learned stuff. We give and take about “What is psychosis?”, “What are hallucinations?” and “What helps very distressed people?” as well as “What’s the matter with psychiatry, Where is it going, Who nowadays joins the profession, and finally Can it be salvaged?” Surprising and thoughtful conversation!
University of Chicago anthropologist William Mazzarella talks about psychological resonance, the concept of mana, and how magic helps illuminate advertising and propaganda. https://chicago.academia.edu/WilliamMazzarella
On the “Progressive Commentary Hour,” Gary talks about the European Union and what will happen if the TIPP comes to exist.
Here is the full video for you to enjoy: BREXIT – The Full Movie. BREXIT, the movie is a feature-length documentary film to inspire as many people as possible to vote to LEAVE the EU in the June 23rd referendum.
Gary plays two great clips from Noam Chosky and Yanis Varoufakis. Here is the info and links for them:
VIDEO: Noam Chomsky on why TIPP is not a trade agreement – “Highly protectionist” and “for the benefit of private powers”
VIDEO: Yanis Varoufakis on Hillary Clinton – Ex-Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis had a few choice things to say about Hillary Clinton. Video from Business Insider.
Lastly on today’s show, Gary talks to the great Greg Palast. Here is a brief bio of Greg:
Greg Palast is a journalist’s journalist whose news breaking stories and investigations have appeared on BBC, the Guardian, Al-Jazeera, now Rolling Stone and others. The Tribune in the UK has called Greg “the most important investigative journalist in our time.” Greg broke the stories of voter theft in Florida districts during the 2000 Bush-Gore election, BP’s corruption over the Deep Horizon catastrophe in the Gulf, the Bush administration’s secret pre-invasion plans to capture Iraq’s oil fields, and US’s attempted coups against Hugo Chavez. He has won many awards including the George Orwell award for Courage in Journalism. He holds an MBA in Finance from the University of Chicago and authored several books including “Billionaires and Ballot Bandits” and “Armed Madhouse” and “Vulture’s Picnic.” He is currently making a new full feature documentary – the Best Democracy Money Can Buy. You can read Greg’s reports at GregPalast.com
Do you have a pediatrician you love? Do you even know what that could look like? In the current polarized medical climate, finding a like-minded — or even open minded — pediatrician is not always easy.
But… there was one pediatrician who was willing to swim against the tide — loudly and proudly — even back in the 1970s. In this episode, homebirth midwife Sally Mendelsohn and Dr. Maya discuss Dr. Robert Mendelsohn’s “renegade” ideas, including his books How To Raise a Healthy Child In Spite of Your Doctor and Confessions of a Medical Heretic.
How did Dr. Mendelsohn start on his visionary path and how was it received by the medical establishment?
What were his thoughts about birth, ultrasound, breastfeeding, and vaccination?
What, if any, practices and attitudes have changed since he wrote his books?
Robert Mendelsohn, MD (1926-1988) was one of the first outspoken, renegade pediatricians. A graduate of University of Chicago for both his undergraduate studies as well as medical school, he went on to write numerous books including How to Raise a Healthy Child in Spite of Your Doctor, Confessions of a Medical Heretic, Male Practice: How Doctors Manipulate Women, and more. He was selected by President Johnson to lead Project Head Start’s Medical Consultation Service. He publicly questioned the mainstream attitudes about medication, parenting, birthing, ultrasound, immunizations, hospitalization and surgery. He appeared on over 500 television and radio talk shows.
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