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The Gary Null Show – 03.15.16

Prof. Joseph Hickman is an adjunct professor at Seton Hall University School of Law and a senior research fellow at its Center for Policy and Research. Joe is also a former Marine and army sergeant who has worked on a variety of sensitive operations worldwide, including security at Guantanamo prison in Cuba. His revelations about the abuse of prisoners at the facility resulted in his award winning story in Harper’s magazine and his book “Murder at Camp Delta.”  Prof. Hickman’s most recent book “The Burn Pits: The Poisoning of America’s Soldiers” investigates the Department of Defense’s and its private contractors’ negligence and subsequent denial about the human health and environmental dangers of “burn pits” in Afghanistan and Iraq, which exposed tens of 1000s of soldiers to life threatening toxins. The book has been banned by the Defense Department, and Joe is donating his royalties to the non-profit advocacy organization, BurnPit360.org,  that is fighting on behalf of 1000s of soldiers suffering from a wide range of diseases, including autoimmune disorders, untreatable respiratory illnesses, and a variety of cancers due to burn pit exposure.

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TITLE: SCREENAGERS Growing up in the digital age—is it time for a reboot? (Trailer)

DESCRIPTION: Are you watching your KIDS SCROLL through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and SIX SECOND ATTENTION SPAN? In this frank and slightly frightening film, physician Delaney Ruston takes a hard look at how screen time THREATENS TO WARP THE SELF-IMAGE and self-control of our teenagers. She became interested in these questions when her preteen daughter started begging for a smart phone. As with her award-winning documentaries on mental health, Ruston takes a deeply personal approach, probing into the vulnerable corners of family life, including her own. These stories depict the messy STRUGGLES OVER SOCIAL MEDIA, video GAMES, academics and internet ADDICTION revealing universal truths about the modern quest for a sense of belonging and accomplishment that is all too often sought online. SCREENAGERS also takes an entertaining look at the role parents play in modeling GOOD TECH behavior. It uncovers surprising insights from authors, PSYCHOLOGISTS, and brain SCIENTISTS about the impact of screen time on developing minds. This long overdue film offers SOLUTIONS for how we can EMPOWER our kids to best navigate the DIGITAL WORLD– the biggest PARENTING issue of our time.

 

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