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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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It’s All About Food – Guest: Eric Toensmeier & Gary De Mattei – 09.19.17

Part I: Eric Toensmeier, Project Drawdown Eric Toensmeier is the award-winning author of Paradise Lotand Perennial Vegetables, and the co-author of Edible Forest Gardens. He is an appointed lecturer at Yale University, a Senior Biosequestration Fellow with Project Drawdown, and an international trainer. He has studied useful perennial plants and their roles in agroforestry systems for over two decades. He is the author of The Carbon Farming …

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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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What Women Must Know – The Power of Hyalauronic Acid to Rejuvenate Your Skin, Joints, Eyes and Your Animals with Darren Landis – 06.01.17

Darren Landis is the president and co-founder of Hyalogic, the company that specializes in the research of high molecular weight hyaluronic acid (HA). Among other accomplishments, they were one of the first to bring HA to the marketplace for horses and dogs to keep their joints healthy. Landis has been in the human and animal health industry for 20 years. Landis has …

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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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iEat Green – Jennifer Harris – 01.26.17

Dr. Jennifer L. Harris is Director of Marketing Initiatives at the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity and Associate Professor in Allied Health Sciences at University of Connecticut. She leads a multidisciplinary team of researchers who study food marketing to children, adolescents, and parents, and how it impacts their diets and health. Dr. Harris received her B.A. from Northwestern University and M.B.A. in Marketing from The Wharton School. Before returning to graduate school, she was a marketing executive for eighteen years, including at American Express as a Vice President in consumer marketing and as principal in a marketing strategy consulting firm. Dr. Harris completed her PhD in Social Psychology at Yale University with Dr. John Bargh and Dr. Kelly Brownell. Dr. Harris is a leading expert on food marketing to youth, and her research is widely used by the public health community and policymakers to improve the food marketing environment surrounding children and adolescents in the United States and worldwide. Specific areas of research include monitoring and evaluating the amount, types, and nutrition quality of food and drinks marketed to youth and families; the psychology of food marketing and its impact on health behaviors; and identifying effective policy solutions. Her current research focuses on targeted marketing and health disparities affecting black and Hispanic youth; new forms of marketing targeted to youth on social media and mobile devices; and effects of food marketing on what and how parents feed their babies and young children.

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Ecologists publish research on soil’s potential to increase the Earth’s CO2

MANHATTAN, KANSAS — Soil, an important part of the carbon cycle, might compound the world’s carbon dioxide problem, according to a global study involving Kansas State University researchers and Konza Prairie Biological Station. The study, “Quantifying global soil carbon losses in response to warming,” recently published in Nature, predicts that soils may release large quantities of carbon dioxide in response …

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Leid Stories – Memorial Day: A Deep-Rooted History Long Forgotten – 05.30.16

Leid Stories observes Memorial Day recalling its deep roots in Civil War history.

Our guide through the sociohistorical minefield is Dr. David W. Blight, professor of American history at Yale University and director of the Gilder-Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance and Abolition.

VIDEO: A southern world view: The old South and proslavery ideology