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More Than 65 Percent of U.S. Has Unsafe Levels of Toxic Chemicals In Drinking Water

Levels of a widely used class of industrial chemicals linked with liver toxicity, developmental problems, tumour growth and hormonal disruptions exceed federally recommended safety levels in public drinking-water supplies for 33 states in the U.S. according to a new study led by researchers at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS). The chemical contaminants that …

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Neil Swidey – The college debt crisis is even worse than you think

IT’S ONE OF THE MOST enduring selling points for the value of higher education: The best route out of poverty is through the college quad. Spend four years in college, and all that book learning, mind opening, and network expanding will help even the lowest-income student jump up several rungs on the economic ladder. Nowhere is that message preached as …

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The Natural Nurse And Dr. Z – Plants Go to War: A Botanical History of World War II – 07.19.16

Host Dr. Eugene Zampieron, ND, AHG , www.drznaturally.com, interviews botanist Judith Sumner. Judith specializes in ethnobotany, flowering plants, plant adaptations, and garden history. She has taught extensively both at the college level and at botanical gardens, including the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University and the Garden in the Woods, the foremost native plant garden of New England. Judith graduated from Vassar College and completed graduate studies in systematic botany at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She studied at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and at the British Museum (Natural History) and did extensive field work in the Pacific region on the genus Pittosporum. She has published monographic studies in the American Journal of Botany, Pollen et Spores, and Allertonia, as well as monographing two families for Flora Vitiensis Nova, the recently published flora of the Fiji Islands. Judith’s book American Household Botany won the American Horticultural Society Book Award. She was awarded the Gertrude B. Foster Award for Excellence in Herbal Literature by the Herb Society of America. On todays show, we will discuss Plants Go to War: A Botanical History of World War II – a look at military history from a botanical perspective, and the images say it all: From victory gardens and agriculture to rubber, coal, paper, timber, drugs, and fibers, plant products supplied the wartime materials that played key roles in victory.
CONTACT: www.judithsumner.com [includes a link to a recent lecture at Harvard on victory gardens]

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Lynn Parramore – How MBA Programs Drive Inequality

Business school students are taught to extract resources instead of creating value. Over the last several decades, American business executives have made decisions that have exacerbated the inequality that chokes prosperity for the country. They have misallocated resources and they have awarded themselves mind-boggling compensation packages while workers have suffered stagnant wages and increasing job insecurity. The stats are shocking: …

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Progressive Commentary Hour – 07.05.16

On “The Progressive Commentary Hour,” Gary brings back a great guest, Danny Sheehan. Gary and Danny dig deep into who killed JFK and Robert Kennedy and Danny gives you the facts that no one else can. Here is a brief bio of Danny:

Danny Sheehan is one of our nation’s most important and influential Constitutional and public interest lawyers. During the past 45 years he has handled such public interest cases as the Pentagon Papers, the Watergate Break In, Iran Contra and the Silkwood murder case. He has represented victims of he Three Mile Island nuclear disaster and fought against the American Nazi Party on hate crimes. He is the founder of the Christic Institute and the Romero Institute, the latter being a nonprofit public policy center in Santa Cruz California. Danny has his law degree from Harvard University and later returned to study at the Harvard Divinity School.. He is the author of “The People’s Advocate: The Life and Legal History of America’s Most Fearless Public Defense Lawyer,” And his websites are DanielPSheehan.com & RomeroInstitute.org

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Omega-3 levels linked to better cognitive performance

University of Naples and University of Eastern Finland, 13-May-2016 Increased serum levels of the long chain omega-3s EPA, DPA, and DHA are associated with better performance on neuropsychological tests in older men and women, says a new study. Data from the Kuopio Ischaemic Heart Disease Risk Factor Study indicated that higher serum omega-3 levels were associated with significantly better performance …

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New Poll Shows a Majority of Young Americans Oppose Capitalism

Let’s face it, young Americans are fed up with the economic status quo. If this fact is not evident enough from the groundswell of millennial support for Bernie Sanders, perhaps a Harvard University poll released Monday will do the trick. According to the results [3], 51 percent of young adults aged 18-29 oppose capitalism in its current form. By contrast, only 42 …

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Millennials Poll Shows Sanders’ Revolution Reshaping US Electorate

Bernie Sanders is changing the face of American politics, a new poll from Harvard’s Institute of Politics suggests. According to the survey released Monday, Sanders remains the most popular presidential candidate for so-called millennials between the ages of 18-29, 54 percent of whom view him favorably, compared to 31 percent who harbor unfavorable views. Just 37 percent of respondents say they …

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The Gary Null Show – 04.08.16

On today’s Gary Null Show, Gary started the show with his “Health and Healing” segment. Here are the topics Gary discussed:

Can You Reverse Type 2 Diabetes?

Drop in body temperature linked to aging aggravates manifestations of Alzheimer’s disease.

Wisdom is a matter of both heart and mind, research finds.
Does sitting time decrease your lifespan (even if you exercise)?

An apple a day really can keep the doctor away. Apples slash the risk of heart attack or stroke by a third.

After a quick break,
Gary goes to a great video from Bibb County Superior Court Judge Verda Colvin in Georgia. Here is the link to the article and video:
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/114892524-story

Lastly, listen to Professor Michael Puett discuss “What the wisdom of ancient Chinese philosophers can teach us about living a healthier and better life in our modern world.” Here is his bio:

Professor Michael Puett is the Walter Klein Professor of Chinese History in the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, and the Chair of the Committee on the Study of Religion at Harvard University. His areas of focus are on the interrelations between anthropology, history, religion and philosophy. Michael’s course in Classical Chinese Ethical and Political Theory – which introduces undergraduates to the postmodern relevancy of the timeless wisdom of the early Chinese sages — such as Confucius, Mencius, Lao Tsu, and Chuang Tsu — is the third most popular courses at Harvard after intro to economics and computer technology, and attracts up to 700 students. He has received multiple awards for his teaching and advising skills and has been named a Harvard College Professor in recognition of his dedication to undergraduate education. He earned his doctorate from the University of Chicago, and his most recent book “The Path: What Chinese Philosophers Can Teach Us About the Good Life” offers the timeless advice ancient Chinese thinkers to the challenges in our modern times.

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Loss of wild flowers matches pollinator decline

The first Britain-wide assessment of the value of wild flowers as food for pollinators shows that decreasing resources mirror the decline of pollinating insects. The study, by researchers at the University of Leeds and University of Bristol supported by theCentre for Ecology and Hydrology and Fera Science Ltd, combines vegetation surveys taken over the last 80 years with modern-day measurements of nectar to provide …