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12/12/2017A New DemocracyLayna Berman and Jeffry Fawcett, PhD play excerpts from and discuss the film We the People 2.0 about the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund in its work to establish the rights of nature and communities.; Resources: We the People 2.0; Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund; National Community Rights Network; Resources on health politics and activism and Resources on environmental health
11/21/2017The Alcohol RevolutionDavid Blume, Executive Director of the International Institute for Ecological Agriculture author of Alcohol Can Be a Gas, discusses alcohol, permaculture, and Consumer Supported Energy.; Resources: Alcohol Can Be a Gas by David Blume; Blume Distillation; International Institute for Ecological Agriculture; Resources on environmental health and resources on health politics and advocacy
11/7/2017The Poison PapersJonathan Latham, PhD, founder and executive director of the Bioscience Resource Project, discusses the implications of the Poison Papers, a collection of documents dating from the 1920s showing how regulators collude with industry in promoting harmful chemicals.; Resources: Poison Papers Project; Bioscience Resource Project; Independent Science News; Resources on environmental health and resources on health politics and advocacy
10/31/2017Indigenous People Protect Natural CommunitiesPrakash Kashwan, PhD, from the University of Connecticut, author of Democracy in the Woods: Environmental Conservation and Social Justice in India, Tanzania, and Mexico discusses why indigenous people as protectors of natural communities; Resources: Democracy in the Woods: Environmental Conservation and Social Justice in India, Tanzania, and Mexico by Prakash Kashwan;Prakash Kashwan webpage; Resources on environmental health and resources on health politics and advocacy
10/17/2017Ecosystem Rights: The Colorado RiverEnvironmental activist Deanna Meyer and lawyer Will Falk from Deep Green Resistance discuss the first of its kind in the US lawsuit that seeks to establish legal personhood for the Colorado River Ecosystem and with it the rights of nature.; Resources: Deep Green Resistance; Colorado River Ecosystem Rights Lawsuit; Resources on environmental health and resources on activism and politics
10/10/2017Headline DistractionsLayna Berman and Jeffry Fawcett, PhD discuss how the three to five news stories that dominate the news cycle at any given time from media along the entire political spectrum distract us from what will actually make things better.; Resources: Too Much Medicine, Not Enough Health by Jeffry Fawcett and Layna Berman; Resources on health politics and advocacy
9/19/2017Building CommunityMa’ikwe Ludwig, Executive Director of Commonomics USA, discusses her book Together Resilient: Building Community in the Age of Climate Disruption and the intentional community movement.; Resources: Together Resilient: Building Community in the Age of Climate Disruption by Ma’ikwe Ludwig; Ma’ikwe Ludwig’s website; Fellowship for Intentional Community; Commonomics USA; Resources on environmental health and resources on activism and politics
8/29/2017Microwave SaturationMary Beth Brangan, director of the Ecological Options Network, discusses 5G (the fifth generation of wireless technology) and California Senate Bill 649 limiting local control over the next generation of wireless technology and its implications for human and environmental health--and democracy.; Resources: EON EMF Blog; Ecological Options Network; resources on environmental health, resources on radiation, and resources on health politics and advocacy; SIGN THE PETITION OPPOSING SB649
8/8/2017FearHealth educators Layna Berman and Jeffry Fawcett, PhD discuss the biology behind the culture of fear in which we’re steeped and how to protect yourself.; Resources: Transcript with references of Fear by Jeffry Fawcett; Generative Journalism; Project Censored; Resources on mind, mood, and stress and resources on health politics and advocacy; Comment: Fear
6/27/2017Energy BlackmailSmall installations of renewable energy sources are contrasted with the current popularity of nuclear power as “clean” energy. Included is a report by Nuclear Engineer and anti nuclear activist Arnie Gundersen five years after the Fukishima Daichi disaster.; Resources: Arnie Gundersen of Fairewinds Energy Education; Nuking Climate Change by Jeffry Fawcett, PhD; Resources on radiation, resources on environmental health, and resources on health politics; Comment: Nuking Climate Change
6/20/2017Informed Consent: VaccinesGreg Glaser, JD, General Counsel for Physicians for Informed Consent, discusses the barriers that prevent patients from making informed decisions about vaccines and how physicians are organizing to overcome those barriers.; Resources: Physicians for Informed Consent; Resources on health politics, resources on immunity, and resources on children’s health
6/13/2017Informed Consent: VaccinesGreg Glaser, JD, General Counsel for Physicians for Informed Consent, discusses the barriers that prevent patients from making informed decisions about vaccines and how physicians are organizing to overcome those barriers.; Resources: Physicians for Informed Consent; Resources on health politics, resources on immunity, and resources on children’s health
6/6/2017Getting Serious About Climate ChangeLayna Berman and Jeffry Fawcett, PhD discuss what climate change is doing to our very near future and how to come together to make that future livable.; Resources: This Changes Everything by Naomi Klein; Learning to Die in the Anthropocene by Roy Scranton; The Collapse of Western Civilization by Naomi Oreskes and Eik M. Conway; Going Dark by Guy R. McPherson; Field Notes from a Catastrophe by Elizabeth Kolbert; Anthropocene or Capitalocene ed by Jason Moore; When Technology Fails by Matthew Stein; Resources on environmental health and resources on health politics, advocacy, prevention, and social health
5/30/2017Democracy SchoolThomas Linzey, Executive Director of CELDF (Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund) discusses CELDF’s Democracy School where activists are trained to counter corporate rights locally by establishing community and environmental rights.; Resources: We the People: Stories from the Community Rights Movement in the United States by Thomas Linzey; We the People 2.0; Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund; National Community Rights Network; Resources on health politics and activism and Resources on environmental health
5/23/2017Where You LiveSarah van Gelder, cofounder and editor-at-large of Yes! magazine and author of The Revolution Where You Live, discusses the emergence of place-based power.; Resources: The Revoluation Where You Live: Stories from a 12,000-mile Journey Through a New America by Sarah van Gelder; Yes! magazine; Resources on health politics and activism and Resources on environmental health
5/16/2017OverpoweredForty year electromagnetic field researcher Martin Blank PhD, discusses his book Overpowered, which outlines what science tells us about the health effects of wireless and offers guidelines for prudence while using devices.; Resources: Martin Blank; Resources on wireless technologies, resources on health politics, and resources on environmental health; Comment: Stressed Out Rats
4/4/2017Preventing GMO ContaminationActivist Karen Hudson discusses how Sonoma County, California activists organized and won passage of Measure M, which bans genetically modified organisms from contaminating crops, animals, and the environment.; Resources: GMO Free Sonoma County; Center for Food Safety; Resources on activism, resources on environmental health, and resources on food
3/28/2017Local Food MovementsCarolyn Biggerstaff, Weston A. Price Houston Chapter, and Gary Granata, Slow Food New Orleans, discuss local food activism by chapters of national and international food movement organizations.; Resources: Weston A. Price, Houston; Real Food Houston; Weston A. Price Foundation; Slow Food New Orleans; Slow Food USA; Slow Food (international); Resources on activism, resources on food, and resources on environmental health
3/21/2017Medical MythsHealth educators Layna Berman and Jeffry Fawcett, PhD discuss six medical myths.; Resources: Too Much Medicine, Not Enough Health by Jeffry Fawcett and Layna Berman; Doctoring Data by Malcom Kendrick; ; Dissolving Illusions: Disease, Vaccines and the Forgotten History by Suzanne Humphries; What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Breast Cancer by John Lee, MD and David Zava, PhD and Hormone Balance for Men by John Lee; Should I Be Tested For Cancer? by H. Gilbert Welch; Resources on food, diet, and nutrition, aging, cancer, chronic illeness, diabetes and metabolic disruption, environmental health, hormones, women’s health, and men’s health, immunity, and health politics
3/14/2017Technology and HealthKatie Singer, author of An Electronic Silent Spring, talks about the science of the ecological effects of electromagnetic radiation and then Layna Berman and Jeffry Fawcett, PhD go on to discuss the political economy of the wireless revolution. ; Resources: An Electronic Silent Spring by Katie Singer; Overpowered by Martin Blank; EMF Safety Network; Resources on environmental heatlh, resources on heatlh politics, and resources on wireless technology
2/28/2017A New DemocracyLayna Berman and Jeffry Fawcett, PhD play excerpts from and discuss the film We the People 2.0 about the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund in its work to establish the rights of nature and communities.; Resources: We the People 2.0; Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund; National Community Rights Network; Resources on health politics and activism and Resources on environmental health
1/31/2017Inventing a FutureShaun Chamberlin, Managing Director of the Fleming Policy Centre in the United Kingdom, cofounder of Transition Town Kingston, author of The Transition Timeline, and editor of David Fleming’s Lean Logic and Surviving the Future, discusses the transition movement and Fleming’s effect on it. ; Resources: The Transition Timeline: For a Local, Resilient Future by Shaun Chamberlin; Dark Optimism; Lean Logic: A Dictionary for the Future and How to Survive It and Surviving the Future: Culture, Carnival and Capital in the Aftermath of the Market Economy by David Fleming; Fleming Policy Centre; Resources on health politics and resources on environmental health
1/24/2017Zika Virus and Birth DefectsResearcher Yaneer Bar-Yam, PhD, director of the New England Complex Systems Institute, discusses why the CDC is likely wrong in saying that Zika virus causes birth defects while journalist Marco Caceres, managing editor of The Vaccine Reaction, discusses how and why the misbegotten consensus on Zika championed by CDC came about.; Resources: Is Zika the Cause of Microcephaly? by Yaneer Bar-Yam, Raphael Parens, Alfredo J. Morales; New England Complex Systems Institute; Is CDC’s Rasmussen Paper on Zika and Microcephaly: Poor Case for ‘Smoking Gun’ by Marco Caceres; The Vaccine Reaction; Resources on health politics, resources on environmental health, and resources on children’s health
12/27/2016Community and Ecosystem RightsThomas Linzey, Executive Director of the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund and author of We the People: Stories from the Community Rights Movement in the United States, discusses how people are able to protect and preserve the places they call home - especially when governments fail to do so.; Resources: We the People: Stories from the Community Rights Movement in the United States by Thomas Linzey; Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund; Resources on environmental health and health politics and activism
12/13/2016Climate Change: A Different StoryPatrick Reinsborough co founder of Center For Story Based Strategy and co author of the book Re:Imagining Change discusses how to use the tools of story-based strategy to change assumptions about climate change in order to put action in the hands of citizens.; Resources: Re:Imagining Change by Patrick Reinsborough and Doyle Canning; Center for Story-based Strategy; Resources on environmental health and health politics and activism
12/6/2016Climate Change: A Different StoryPatrick Reinsborough co founder of Center For Story Based Strategy and co author of the book Re:Imagining Change discusses how to use the tools of story-based strategy to change assumptions about climate change in order to put action in the hands of citizens.; Resources: Re:Imagining Change by Patrick Reinsborough and Doyle Canning; Center for Story-based Strategy; Resources on environmental health and health politics and activism
11/29/2016The Alcohol RevolutionDavid Blume, Executive Director of the International Institute for Ecological Agriculture author of Alcohol Can Be a Gas, discusses alcohol, permaculture, and Consumer Supported Energy.; Resources: Alcohol Can Be a Gas by David Blume; Blume Distillation; International Institute for Ecological Agriculture; Resources on environmental health and resources on health politics and advocacy
11/22/2016The Food Movement is UnstoppableJonathan Latham, PhD, Executive Director of the Bioscience Resource Project and Editor of the Independent Science News, discusses his article “Why the Food Movement is Unstoppable.”; Resources: Why the Food Movement is Unstoppable by Jonathan Latham; Independent Science News; Bioscience Resource Project; Resources on health politics and resources on food, diet, and nutrition
11/1/2016VaxxedLayna Berman and Jeffry Fawcett, PhD discuss the film Vaxxed: From Cover-up to Catastrophe, which is about the coverup by the CD of its own science showing a link between vaccination of children and the risk of autism.; Resources: Vaxxed: From Cover-up to Catastrophe; Vaxxed the Movement; Resources on children’s health, immunity, and health politics
10/4/2016The Stories We Tell OurselvesSocial Psychologist Timothy Wilson, author of Redirect: The Surprising New Science of Psychological Change, discusses how changing people’s narratives changes their behavior. Quickly.; Resources: Timothy D. Wilson’s website; Redirect: The Surprising New Science of Psychological Change by Timothy D. Wilson; Resources on mind, mood, and stress and resources on health politics, advocacy, prevention, and social health; Comment: Standing in Line
9/13/2016Health and Privacy Violations: Smart GridFilmmaker Josh del Sol discusses his film Take Back Your Power about the overwhelming health, privacy and civil rights violations of the smart meter program.; Resources: Take Back Your Power; Resources on radiation, resources on heatlh politics, and resources on environmental heatlh; Comment: Use a Mobile Device, Fall Over and Vomit
9/6/2016Game Changer: NTP Cellphone StudyHealth educators Layna Berman and Jeffry Fawcett, PhD discuss early release of results from the National Toxicology Program that show cancer risks from cellphone exposures and why the study is a game changer in the controversy over cellphone health risks.; Resources: Microwave News; Resources on wireless technologies, resources on health politics, and resources on environmental health
8/23/2016What You KnowHealth educators Layna Berman and Jeffry Fawcett discuss the politics of and a practical guide to what’s sanctioned as health knowledge and what’s actively ignored. ; Resources: Transcript with references of What You Know About Health by Jeffry Fawcett; Too Much Medicine, Not Enough Health by Jeffry Fawcett and Layna Berman; Resources on health politics and advocacy, resources on environmental health and resources on alternative health practices
8/2/2016Take Back Your PowerFilmmaker Josh del Sol discusses his film Take Back Your Power about the overwhelming health, privacy and civil rights violations of the smart meter program.; Resources: Take Back Your Power; Resources on radiation, resources on heatlh politics, and resources on environmental heatlh
5/24/2016A Critical, Independent VoiceHealth educators Layna Berman and Jeffry Fawcett, PhD discuss how they approach health issues by reviewing some of their critical analyses of cancer and the cancer establishment, pain medications and alternatives, the microbiome and GMO technology, and the toxic effects of what’s in our food. This is a pledge drive show.; Resources: Cancer Isn’t a Medical Problem, Aldehyde Politics, Transpoosion and GMOs, and Ibuprofen Kills; Resources on health politics; Music: Lost Photograph by Rob Burger
4/26/2016Foul FragranceResearcher Anne C. Steinemann, PhD, from the University of Washington, discusses the stew of hazardous materials in products scented by artificial fragrance.; Resources: Anne C. Steinemann, PhD; Environmental Working Group Campaign for Safe Cosmetics; resources on environmental health and on detoxification; Comment: Chemical Intolerance
4/5/2016False Solutions to Climate ChangeWriter and educator Jeff Conant, from The Global Justice Ecology Project, discusses three money driven, false solutions to climate change that threaten indigenous homelands, forests, and the health of the world's people, land, oceans, and air.; Resources: Global Justice Ecology Project and Climate Connections; Resources on environmental health and resources on health politics; Comment: Health Science is Common Property
3/22/2016Nuclear Consequences: The Long ViewJanette Sherman, M.D., translator and editor of the book "Chernobyl: Consequences of the Catastrophe for People and the Environment," published by the New York Academy of Sciences and Ernest Sternglass, PhD, physicist and anti-nuclear activist since the 1950s, review the history and consequences of nuclear testing and nuclear power plants, in light of the Japanese disaster.; Resources: Chernobyl: Consequences of the Catastrophe for People and the Environment; Janette Sherman’s website; UC Berkeley Nuclear Engineering Monitoring System; Radiation and Public Health Project; Resources on radiation, resources on environmental health, and resources on health politics
3/8/2016Women’s Rights and a Healthy PlanetRobert Engelman, author of More: Population, Nature, and What Women Want, discusses how support for women’s reproductive rights is the best strategy for achieving a sustainable population.; Resources: More: Population, Nature, and What Women Want by Robert Engelman; World Watch Institute www.worldwatch.org; Health and the Rise of Civilization by Mark Nathan Cohen; resources on women’s health, resources on environmental health, and resources on health politics; Comment: A Healthy Natural Environment
1/26/2016An Electronic Silent SpringAuthor Katie Singer talks about her book An Electronic Silent Spring. Layna and Jeffry then discuss some testimonials from her book, which is a forum of scientists, parents, and electrosensitives about the health consequences for humans, trees, birds and other mammals of the proliferating wireless revolution.; Resources: An Electronic Silent Spring by Katie Singer; Resources on environmental heatlh and resources on wireless technology
1/5/2016Health and the Rise of CivilizationMark Nathan Cohen, PhD professor of anthropology and author of Health and the Rise of Civilization discusses how humans developed as hunter-gatherers and what was lost when they turned to agriculture.; Resources: Health and the Rise of Civilization by Mark Nathan Cohen; Resources on food, nutrition, and diet, resources on environmental health, and resources on health politics; Comment: Economics and Finance
12/22/2015Empathy BiologyPrimatologist Frans de Waal, PhD, author of The Age of Empathy and Primates and Philosophers, discusses what we have to learn about empathy and cooperation from other animals and how humans can develop their own innate capacities to work together.; Resources: Living Links Frans de Waal’s lab at Emory University; The Age of Empathy and Primates and Philosopers by Frans de Waal; Resources on mind and mood, on health politics, and on animal health; Comment: Selling Health
10/13/2015The Millennial RevolutionTim Kelly is a public school teacher in inner city schools and a lawyer. He discusses his strategies for saving the planet by teaching ecology and a love of nature to the underserved and protecting them from the industrial prison complex. ; Resources: Fort Ross Conservancy; Resources on environmental health and resources on health politics
10/6/2015Clouds Go In, Clouds Go OutHealth educators Layna Berman and Jeffry Fawcett, PhD contrast practices that emphasize the cultivation of happiness with practices that put experiences and feelings to work in improving our physical and social environment.; Resources: Re:Imagining Change; Resources on environmental health, mind, mood, and stress, and health politics
7/28/2015Mandatory Vaccine UpdateJeffry Fawcett PhD and Layna Berman look at the laws that have mandated all school-aged children get vaccines. Includes examination of the extensive research and commentary against vaccination.; Resources: Wise Traditions summer 2015 issue; NVIC Advocacy to take action; National Vaccine Information Center; Resources on immunity and resources on health politics
7/7/2015Bioinitiative Working Group UpdateCindy Sage, co-editor of the ongoing Bioinitiative Report, discusses the alarming new research on EMF and wireless radiation exposure and how that information has been suppressed.; Resources: Bioinitiative Report bioinitiative.org; Resources on wireless technologies, resources on health politics, and resources on environmental health; Comment: Green Doesn’t Mean Nontoxic
6/23/2015Dangerous PassivityLayna Berman and Jeffry Fawcett PhD discuss the importance of individual assertive control over health crises. Included is the importance of the immune system and how it gets challenged.; Resources: Too Much Medicine, Not Enough Health by Jeffry Fawcett and Layna Berman; Linus Pauling Institute; GreenMedInfo; Orthomolecular Medicine News Service; Resources on alternative healing, resources on immunity, resources on health politics, and resources on environmental health
6/2/2015Wireless Revolution: Research/Policy ImplicationsJoel M. Moskowitz PhD, Director and Principal Investigator at the Center for Family and Community Health at UC Berkeley's School of Public Health; Resources: Electromagnetic Radiation Safety; Resources on wireless technologies, resources on health politics, and resources on environmental health; Comment: Green Doesn’t Mean Nontoxic
4/6/2015The Politics of Cancer RevisitedDr. Samuel Epstein, author of The Politics of Cancer, The Politics of Cancer Revisited, and Cancer-Gate and director of the Cancer Prevention Coalition, discusses the cancer establishment and its failure to address cancer prevention, its misdirection of research and treatment resources, and its promotion of a multi-billion dollar industry.; Resources: Cancer-Gate and The Politics of Cancer Revisited by Samuel Epstein and the Cancer Prevention Coalition; Resources on cancer and resources on health politics
2/17/2015Measles Vaccine or Else!Layna Berman and Jeffry Fawcett, PhD discuss the politics of of measles, vaccination, and informed consent, including interviews with Barbara Loe Fisher of the National Vaccination Information Center and birth educator Kelly Gray; Resources: NVIC Advocacy to take action; National Vaccine Information Center; Resources on immunity and resources on health politics
2/3/2015The Vegetarian MythEnvironmental activist Lierre Keith, 20-year vegan and author of The Vegetarian Myth discusses the many ways in which people have been led astray by ideas about vegetarianism as Lierre discovered through her own experience and research.; Resources: The Vegetarian Myth by Lierre Keith; Resources on food, nutrition, and diet, resources on environmental health and resources on politics; Comment: Preserving the Cholesterol Myth
12/30/2014Free to LearnPsychologist and author Peter Grey discusses his new book Free to Learn, about the educational movement of UnSchooling and Free Play.; Resources: Free to Learn: Why Unleashing the Instinct to Play Will Make Our Children Happier, More Self-Reliant, and Better Students for Life by Peter Gray; Peter Grey’s Psychology Today blog Freedom to Learn; resources on mind, mood, and stress, resources on children’s health, and resources on health politics; Comment: Better than Nothing?
7/1/2014Nuclear Radiation Risks Here and AbroadMary Beth Brangan and Jim Heddle from Ecological Options Network report on the news from Fukishima as well as the ongoing dangers from the U.S policies on waste disposal and power plant stability here.; Resources: Planetarian Perspectives and Ecological Options Network and Shutdown: The California Fukushima Connection; resources on environmental health, resources on radiation, and resources on health politics and advocacy; Comment: Dioxin in Your Cake
6/3/2014Health Co-opsTwo guests discuss the health care cooperative movement. Vanessa Hammond from Victoria Community Health Cooperative in Canada and Tony McCormick from Patient/Physician Cooperatives in Portland Oregon.; Resources: Health Care Co-operatives Federation of Canada; Patient Physician Cooperatives; Resources on heatlh politics and resources on alternative healing; Comment: How to Prevent Heart Attacks
4/15/2014Ending Incarceration of Girls Through Health ScreeningLeslie Acoca MA, MFT, Executive Director and Founder of the National Girls Health and Justice Institute proposes an end to the epidemic of incarcerated women and girls through mandatory health screenings. ; Resources: National Girls Health and Justice Institute; Resources on children’s health and health politics; Comment: Compliant Patients
12/17/2013Obamination CareMargaret Flowers, MD from Physicians for a National Health Program, explains why the Affordable Care Act won't accomplish the goal of providing health care to all.; Resources: Physicians for a National Health Program
Popular Resistance
It’s Our Economy
resources on health politics; Comment: Cancer Isn’t a Medical Problem
11/12/2013Fukushima on Our ShoreAward-winning filmmakers Mary Beth Brangan and Jim Heddle from the Ecological Options Network have been covering the Fukushima crisis from the beginning. They discuss the latest news, the politics, and how citizens can protect themselves and work to improve our future.; Resources: Planetarian Perspectives and Ecological Options Network; resources on environmental health, resources on radiation, and resources on health politics and advocacy; Comment: A Test for Insanity
10/29/2013Farm Bill/Anti FarmerJudith McGeary, attorney, small farmer, and the executive director of the Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance discusses the FDA’s flawed food safety regulations contained in the new Farm Bill, which is due to be voted on this November.; Resources: Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance; Resources on food, resources on heatlh politics, and resources on environmental heatlh; Comment: User Hostile
10/1/2013Take Back Your PowerFilmmaker Josh del Sol discusses his film Take Back Your Power about the overwhelming health, privacy and civil rights violations of the smart meter program.; Resources: Take Back Your Power; Resources on radiation, resources on heatlh politics, and resources on environmental heatlh
9/10/2013Politics of the Wireless RevolutionB. Blake Levitt, science Journalist and author of books about the health effects of electromagnetic and radio frequency non ionizing radiation, discusses the implications of the likely Thomas Wheeler nomination as head of the FCC and impeding loss of our copper land line phone system. ; Resources: Blake Levitt's website blakelevitt.com; EMR Policy Institute; www.emrpolicy.org; Resources on radiation, resources on heatlh politics, and resources on environmental heatlh; Comment: Avoidable Death
7/2/2013Why Austerity KillsSanjay Basu, MD, PhD discusses The Body Economic, written with David Stuckler, MPH, PhD. We learn that the health implications of austerity have long lasting and complex effects. Long term recovery for the economy, society and citizens, is linked.; Resources: The Body Economic; Resources on health politics; Comment: Whistleblowers in Health Science
6/4/2013DSM, the Manual of Mental Disorders: Why You Should CarePsychotherapist and author Gary Greenberg’s book The Book of Woe: The DSM and the Unmaking of Psychiatry, is a scathing critique of the American Psychiatric Association’s bible of diagnoses.; Resources: Gary Greenberg’s Blog; Resources on mind, mood, and stress and resources on the politics of health; Comment: Ibuprofen Kills
4/9/2013Present ShockAuthor, teacher, and documentarian Douglas Rushkoff, PhD discusses his new book Present Shock about how the digital revolution is changing us and how to stay healthy and human in its grasp.; Resources: Douglas Rushkoff’s website; Resources on health politics and resources on wireless technology; Comment: Unnatural Selection
4/2/2013Food FightWenonah Hauter is the executive director of Food and Water Watch and also runs an organic family farm in Northern Virginia. Her new book Foodopoly: The Battle Over the Future of Food and Farming in America is today’s topic. ; Resources: Food and Water Watch; Foodopoly: The Battle Over the Future of Food and Farming in America by Wenonah Hauter; Resources on resources on food and resources on politics; Comment: Unnatural Selection
3/19/2013Fluoridate NEVERDr. Paul Connett, retired professor of environmental chemistry and toxicology and director of the Fluoride Action Network, advocates for citizen resistance to the fluoridation of their county water systems to avoid severe and well-documented health consequences.; Resources: Fluoride Free Sonoma County; Fluoride Out; Fluoride Action Network; Resources on politics, and resources on environmental health, and resources on dentistry; Comment: Addictive Food
1/8/2013Health News to Watch ForMichael Green, executive director of the Center for Environmental Health, discusses campaigns against toxins such as flame retardants, lead, and hormone disrupting chemicals in products and the progress to date. ; Resources: Center for Environmental Health www.ceh.org; Resources on environmental health and resources on health politics; Comment: EMF in the Short- and Long-term
11/27/2012Green Economy From the GrassrootsTony Coleman, founder and director of One Fam/Bikes 4 Life, has been a non-profit organizer and activist for seventeen years. His grassroots organization has created successful green jobs to encourage the financial independence of young people and to create viable alternatives to incarceration.; Resources: One Fam website www.onefam.org and Bike 4 Life website www.bikes4life.com; Resources on environmental health and resources on health politics; Comment: Fear and the Fiscal Cliff
9/4/2012The Case Against FluoridePaul Connett, PhD, professor, toxicology expert, and director of the Fluoride Action Network, discusses his newest book The Case Against Fluoride: How hazardous waste ended up in our drinking water and the bad science and powerful politics that keep it there.; Resources: Fluoride Action Network; Resources on politics, and resources on environmental health, and resources on dentistry; Comment: Science and the Felt Life
8/7/2012Good ExposuresHealth educators Layna Berman and Jeffry Fawcett, PhD ask, “How do we create environments that sustain health?” We eliminate stress, nurture each other, especially children, feed them well, build community, and live in harmony with the natural world.; Resources: Too Much Medicine, Not Enough Health by Jeffry Fawcett and Layna Berman; Resources on environmental heatlh and resources on health politics, advocacy, prevention, and social health; Comment: The Statin Story
7/3/2012Abomination CarePhysician Henry L. Abrons, president of the Caifornia chapter of the Physicians for a National Health Program joins the program with Jeffry Fawcett PhD to discuss the future of health care in the U.S. after the Supreme Court decision.; Resources: Physicians for a National Health Program website www.pnhp.org, PNHP state chapters www.pnhp.org/stateactions, and PNHP California chapter www.pnhp.org/states/california; resources on health politics; Comment: What Experts Think
6/12/2012Free Play and UnschoolingPsychologist Peter Grey, PhD has conducted and published research in comparative, evolutionary, developmental, and educational psychology. He discusses the importance of free play in the emotional life of children and the trend towards unschooling where children get to control their own learning.; Resources: Peter Grey’s Psychology Today blog Freedom to Learn; resources on mind, mood, and stress, resources on children’s health, and resources on health politics; Comment: More Type 1 Diabetes
5/22/2012Evidence of HarmFilmmakers Mary Beth Brangan and James Heddle from Ecological Options Network discuss what they've learned documenting the SmartMeter opt-out proceedings, the wireless summit in Washington DC, and a strategy summit designed to push environmental organizations to commit to resistance against nuclear energy.; Resources: Ecological Options Network www.eon3.net; resources on environmental health, resources on radiation, and resources on health politics and advocacy; Comment: Knowing What's Good for You
3/13/2012Fukushima: More Lies and Cover-upsProfessor Akira Murakami from Japan’s Akita University will talk about the ongoing health effects and the government lies and media cover-up from the Fukushima nuclear disaster. We are joined by Marybeth Brangan of Ecological Options Network.; Resources: Ecological Options Network eon3EMFblog.net; Resources on radiation, resources on environmental heatlh, and resources on health politics, advocacy, prevention, and social health; Comment: Herd Immunity
2/21/2012Living Lightly TogetherSociologist Jennifer Fosket, PhD discusses from her book Living Green and the various communities that she and her co-author studied as examples of people living together using non-toxic, sustainable practices, and building techniques.; Resources: Social Green website socialgreen.org; ; Resources on environmental heatlh and resources on health politics, advocacy, prevention, and social health; Comment: The Soup We’re In
2/7/2012Angry Moms and School LunchAmy Kalafa, Mom, author of Lunch Wars, activist, and filmmaker of Two Angry Moms discusses her collaboration with Dr. Susan Rubin that started a grass roots movement that is making school lunch programs healthy across the country.; Resources: Angry Moms website; Resources on children’s health, resources on food, diet, and nutrition, and resources on health politics, advocacy, prevention, and social health.; Comment: What Keeps People Healthy
1/10/2012Smart Meter Resistance UpdateActivists Josh Hart from Stop Smart Meters! and Sandi Maurer from EMF Safety Network discuss the latest proposals in response to citizen resistance to the Smart Meter rollout.; Resources: Stop Smart Meters! website stopsmartmeters.org; Stop EMF Safety Network website emfsafetynetwork.org; Resources at How to stop SmartMeters; Resources on radiation, resources on health politics and advocacy, and resources on environmental health; Comment: Genetically Modified Facts
9/13/2011Evolving a CityDavid Sloan Wilson, PhD an evolutionary biologist at Binghamton University, discusses his work and book The Neighborhood Project: Using Evolution to Improve My City One Block at a Time. ; Resources: David Sloan Wilson’s website evolution.binghamton.edu/dswilson; the Binghamton Neighborhood Project website bnp.binghamton.edu; The Neighborhood Project: Using Evolution to Improve My City One Block at a Time by David Sloan Wilson; Resources on health politics, advocacy, prevention, and social health; Comment: Protect Yourself
8/23/2011Unintended Consequences are the RuleEdward Tenner, PhD, author of When Things Bite Back: Technology and the Revenge of Unintended Consequences, discusses unintended consequences, the history of technology, lessons learned, and how to think critically.; Resources: Edward Tenner’s website www.edwardtenner.com; resources on health politics
8/2/2011Doctors Are More Harmful Than GermsHarvey Bigelsen, MD joins us for a discussion of how surgery, invasive medical treatments, and unnecessary diagnoses lead to future illness and early mortality. His book is Doctors Are More Harmful Than Germs.; Resources: Harvey Bigelsen, MD website www.drbigelsen.com; Doctors Are More Harmful Than Germs: How Surgery Can Be Hazardous to Your Health - And What to Do about It by Harvey Bigelsen; Resources on health politics and resources on Alternative Healing
7/17/2011Pesticides Coming Your WayNan Wishner from California Environmental Health Initiative and Paul Towers from Pesticide Action Network bring us up to date on sneaky new attempts to apply yet more pesticides to our water, air, and food.; Resources: California Environmental Health Initiative website www.cal-ehi.org; Pesticide Action Network website www.panna.org; Resources on environmental health, resources on food, diet, and nutrition, and resources on health politics,
6/28/2011Is This Even Legal?Attorney Larry Bragman is Mayor of the town of Fairfax in Marin County, California, where he introduced and authored Fairfax's 2010 groundbreaking Smart Meter Moratorium. Josh Hart is the director of Stop Smart Meters, a journalist and activist who is leading a citizen revolt against wireless utility meters. They both join the show to discuss how citizens can protect their civil rights, privacy, and health from the proliferation of wireless technologies.; Resources: Stop Smart Meters! website stopsmartmeters.org; Resources at How to stop SmartMeters; Resources on radiation and resources on environmental health
5/24/2011Digital PassivityAuthor, teacher, and documentarian Douglas Rushkoff, author most recently of Program or Be Programmed: Ten Commands for a Digital Age discusses the dangers of tuning out in a digital world.; Resources: Douglas Rushkoff’s website; Resources on politics and resources on wireless technology
12/14/2010The Body as an EcologyHealth educators Layna Berman and Jeffry Fawcett, PhD, authors of Too Much Medicine, Not Enough Health, discuss a core principle in their practice: the body works as an integrated whole. Selected health issues are used as examples including practical application of the principle to support and restore health.; Resources: Too Much Medicine, Not Enough Health by Jeffry Fawcett and Layna Berman; Resources from Your Own Health And Fitness listed by topic
10/5/2010Industry Censored Cell Phone ScienceDevra Davis, PhD, MPH, author of Disconnect discusses how industry censors the science that shows harm from cell phones and their radiation. Also on the show: Ellie Marks, an activist whose husband was diagnosed with a malignant glioma, and electronic engineer Lloyd Morgan who is also a brain tumor survivor.; Resources: Environmental Health Trust; Resources on radiation, resources on health politics, resources on cancer, and resources on environmental health
9/28/2010How Play Makes Us HumanPeter Grey, PhD, a research professor of psychology at Boston College, is a specialist in developmental and evolutionary psychology. His work focuses on play as a Foundation for Hunter-Gatherer Social Existence. He demonstrates how people working together in a non hierarchical setting turn work into play.; Resources: Peter Grey’s Psychology Today blog Freedom to Learn; resources on mind, mood, and stress, resources on children’s health, and resources on health politics
7/6/20102010 USDA Dietary Guidelines and Food Safety LegislationJudith McGeary, attorney, farmer, and founder and executive director of the Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance and Sally Fallon Morell, founder and director of the Weston A. Price Foundation, critique the 2010 USDA 2010 USDA Dietary Guidelines and Food Safety Legislation. ; Resources: Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance and Weston A. Price Foundation; Resources on food, diet, and nutrition and resources on health politics
5/18/2010Eating Gone WrongFormer FDA commissioner David Kessler, MD, author of The End of Overeating discusses how the food industry has designed overeating into its products and what we can do to protect ourselves.; Resources: David Kessler, MD website for The End of Overeating; Resources on food, diet, and nutrition and resources on health politics,
5/4/2010Buying GreenJournalist Heather Rogers, author of Green Gone Wrong, discusses how market solutions to environmental threats have failed and what actions we can take to be green for good.; Resources: Healther Rogers and Green Gone Wrong: How Our Economy Is Undermining the Environmental Revolution; Resources on food, diet, and nutrition, resources on environmental health, and resources on health politics
1/26/2010International Threats to Supplement FreedomRobert Verkerk, PhD of the Alliance for Natural Health, discusses international regulations that could restrict access to nutritional supplements and other natural health products.; Resources: Alliance for Natural Health www.anhcampaign.org; Resources on nutrition, resources on orthomolecular medicine, resources on health politics, and resources on alternative healing.
11/24/2009Food SafetyJames Turner, consumer protection attorney and chairman of the board Citizen's For Health, discusses the hidden dangers in pending food safety legislation that would impose fees and regulations on organic farmers and possibly restrict access to supplements and herbs.; Resources: Citizens for Health www.citizens.org; resources on food, diet, and nutrition, on nutrients for prevention and treatment, and on health politics, advocacy, prevention, and social health
11/10/2009Health Care ElsewhereJournalist TR Reid, author of The Healing of America, discusses his experience with health care systems outside the US and what this tells us about reform of America’s health care system.; Resources: The Healing of America by TR Reid; Resources on health politics, advocacy, prevention, and social health
7/21/2009What the World EatsPhotographer Peter Menzel and journalist Faith D’Aluisio discuss their book Hungry Planet ...“a photographic study of families from around the world, revealing what people eat during the course of one week.” ; Resources: Hungry Planet by Peter Menzel and Faith D’Aluisio; Resources on food, nutrition, and diet and resources on politics
6/9/2009Alternatives to Wireless BroadbandActivists Doug Loranger and Sally Hampton discuss the substantial problems with wireless broadband and explain safer, more effective options. They also discuss the worldwide citizen activism against the proliferation of wireless technologies.; Resources: CLOUT (Coalition for Local Oversight of Utility Technologies) cloutnow.org; TeleTruth (Alliance for Customers’ Telecommunications & Broadband Rights) teletruth.org; Resources on wireless technology and resources on health politics
3/17/2009Regulating Wireless RadiationEnvironmental consultant Cindy Sage of Sage EMF Design, lead author with David Carpenter of the Bioinitiative Report, discusses how Europe is responding to the current science about the dangers associated with microwave, wireless, and cellphone radiation.; Resources: Bioinitiative Report www.bioinitiative.org; Collaborative on Health and the Environment EMF Working Group www.healthandenvironment.org/working_groups/emf; Resources on radiation and resources on health politics
1/20/2009Health Care ChangeJames Turner, Chair of the Board of Director of Citizen's For Health, what really needs to change in health care.; Resources: Citizens for Health www.citizens.org; resources on health politics, advocacy, prevention, and social health, resources on alternative healing, resources on homeopathy, and resources on nutrients for prevention and treatment
1/13/2009Medical Decision MakingOleg Reznik, MD, author of The Secrets of Medical Decision Making discusses how to avoid becoming a victim of the health care machine.; Resources: Oleg Reznik, MD website www.olegreznikmd.com; The Secrets of Medical Decision Making: How to Avoid Becoming a Victim of the Health Care Machine by Oleg Reznik; Resources on alternative healing, resources on health politics, resources on aging, resources on cancer, resources on children’s health, resources on heart health, resources on chronic illness, and resources on hormones
10/21/2008Real PreventionHealth educators Layna Berman and Jeffry Fawcett, PhD, discuss the false political promise of health care reform based on preventive medicine in contrast to real prevention and health promotion based on informed individual and collective action.; Resources: Resources on health politics, advocacy, prevention, and social health, resources on alternative healing, and any of the other resources from our show.
8/26/2008Safe Cell Tower SitingJournalist and environmental analyst B. Blake Levitt, author of Electromagnetic Fields and contributing editor of Cell Towers, discusses the wide range of risks associated with siting cell phone towers and strategies for siting them safely; Resources: B. Blake Levitt’s website www.blakelevitt.com, Cell Towers and Electromagnetic Fields by B. Blake Levitt; resources on radiation
6/17/2008Why the US is Importing Toxic ProductsMark Schapiro, author of Exposed, discusses how new laws protecting Europeans and no protections for Americans is causing toxic products to be dumped on the U.S. market. ; Resources: Exposed: The Toxic Chemistry of Everyday Products and What's at Stake for American Power by Mark Schapiro; Center for Investigative Reporting centerforinvestigativereporting.org/; resources on environmental health and on health politics
5/13/2008Shopping Our Way to SafetySociologist Andrew Szasz, PhD, author of Shopping our Way to Safety discusses the accelerating trend toward reducing risk individually by purchasing products and why such solutions are ultimately not effective.; Resources: Shopping Our Way to Safety by Andrew Szasz; resources on health politics, advocacy, prevention, and social health, the documentary Unnatural Causes www.unnaturalcauses.org
5/6/2008From Radio Frequency to Bug SprayProtecting citizen health from corporate power. An interview with film makers Mary Beth Brangan and James Heddle from EON Ecological Options Network.; Resources: Ecological Options Network www.eon3.net; resources on environmental health, resources on radiation, and resources on health politics and advocacy
4/15/2008Longevity and Socio-Economic StressTony Iton, MD, MPH, Alameda County Public Health Department Director and Health Officer discusses the lessons of the California Newsreel documentary and PBS series Unnatural Causes.; Resources: Unnatural Causes www.unnaturalcauses.org; Bay Area Regional Health Inequities Initiative www.barhii.org; resources on health politics, advocacy, prevention, and social health and resources on stress
1/29/2008Sustainable HealthJeffry Fawcett, PhD, founder and president of the Sustainable Health Institute, discusses sustainable health practices that enable people and their communities to thrive through the art of self care.; Resources: Sustainable Health Institute www.sustainablehealthinstitute.org
1/22/2008Supplement Access: An Update on Proposed RegulationAttorney James Turner of Swankin and Turner and Citizen's For Health discusses our access to and freedom of choice in healthcare products, foods, and supplements.; Resources: Citizens for Health www.citizens.org; resources on nutrition and on nutrients for prevention and treatment
7/24/2007Resistance to Citywide WiFiDoug Loranger, from San Francisco Neighborhood Antenna Free Union, discusses how citizens are mobilizing against exposure to citywide wireless Internet access.; Resources: San Francisco Neighborhood Antenna Free Union www.antennafreeunion.org; Resources on radiation
6/5/2007Overdiagnosis and Overtreatment Part 2Layna Berman and Jeffry Fawcett, PhD discuss how to avoid common diagnoses and the medical interventions that are typically prescribed; Resources: Too Much Medicine, Not Enough Health by Jeffry Fawcett and Layna Berman; Resources on diabetes, insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, and obesity; Resources on cardiovascular and heart health; Resources on digestion and gut health; Resources on exercise and musculoskeletal health; Resources on aging;
5/22/2007Overdiagnosis and Overtreatment Part 1Layna Berman and Jeffry Fawcett, PhD discuss how to avoid common diagnoses and the medical interventions that are typically prescribed; Resources: Too Much Medicine, Not Enough Health by Jeffry Fawcett and Layna Berman; Should I Be Tested For Cancer? by H. Gilbert Welch; Resources on cancer; Resources on mind, mood, and stress; Resources on diabetes, insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, and obesity
3/13/2007Girls at RiskLeslie Acoca, MA, MFT, director of In Our Daughters’ Hands, discusses the health of incarcerated girls.; Resources: In Our Daughters’ Hands: (415) 888-2211 and blckswans@aol.com
3/4/2007Protect Yourself Against Stress-related IllnessLayna Berman and Jeffry Fawcett, PhD discuss how stress affects health and illness. Topics include
how stress is at the core of common diagnoses such as diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular diseases, and autoimmune diseases;
how your body responds to stress and the cascade of metabolic events that lead to illness;
how to protect yourself from sources of stress;
how to increase your body's resilience in responding to stressors.
; Resources: Resources on mind, mood, and stress; Resources on diabetes, insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, and obesity; Resources on cardiovascular and heart health; Resources on immunity;
9/5/2006Single Payer Health InsuranceBree Johnston, MD physician-spokesperson from the group Physicians for a National Health Program will discuss the new California single payer health insurance system, new statistics on the uninsured released by the US Census Bureau, the ongoing health care crisis in the US, specific effects on local areas, and options for health care reform.; Resources: Physicians for a National Health Policy www.pnhp.org ; Health Care for All www.healthcareforall.org ; OneCareNow www.onecarenow.org
8/8/2006Turning Healthy People Into PatientsMedical writer Roy Moynihan discusses how medical institutions have invented diseases under the guise of prevention.; Resources: Selling Sickness: How the World's Biggest Pharmaceutical Companies Are Turning Us All into Patients by Ray Moynihan and Alan Cassels
10/11/2005Big Pharma DeceptionPhysician John Abramson, MD discusses how Big Pharma has degraded health and medicine. This is a pledge drive show.; Resources: Overdosed America by John Abramson, MD
4/5/2005Protecting Yourself from the Health Care SystemHealth educator Layna Berman and health strategies advisor Jeffry Fawcett, PhD discuss protecting yourself and your wishes in a health care environment.; Resources: Resources on politics, advocacy, prevention, and social health
3/29/2005Community Health StrategiesLeslie Mikkelsen, MPH, Managing Director of The Prevention Institute, founded to address complex health and social issues, one person at a time, creating comprehensive strategies that change the conditions that impact community health, including violence prevention, traffic safety, health disparities, nutrition and physical activity, and youth development.; Resources: The Prevention Institute www.preventioninstitute.org
12/7/2004Critical ConditionInvestigative journalists James Steele and Donald Barlett discuss their new book about how the big bussiness of health care in America has degraded the practice of medicine.; Resources: Critical Condition by James Steele and Donald Barlett
11/30/2004The Truth About the Drug CompaniesDr. Marcia Angell, physician and former editor-in-chief of the "New England Journal of Medicine", discusses her book about how pharmaceutical companies deceive consumers.; Resources: The Truth About the Drug Companies by Marcia Angell
3/16/2004Health and Economic StatusBruce McEwen PhD from Rockefeller University and Nancy E. Adler PhD from the MacArthur Network for Socioeconomic Health and the Department of Psychiatry at UCSF, discuss the effect of socioeconomic status on health. ; Resources: Socioeconomic Status and Health in Industrial Nations: Social, Psychological, and Biological Pathways edited by Bruce McEwen and Nancy Adler www.macses.ucsf.edu and The End of Stress as We Know It by Bruce McEwen
10/14/2003The Cost Of PharmaceuticalsJournalist Katherine Greider exposes the price manipulations of the pharmaceutical industry. This is a pledge drive show.; Resources: The Big Fix by Katherine Greider
8/19/2003Making Health DecisionsHealth decision consultant Dr. Jeffry Fawcett, PhD discusses how to make health and medical decisions
5/15/2001Trust Us, We're ExpertsJournalist John Stauber exposes the spin doctors of industrialized science in his book; Resources: Trust Us, We're Experts by Sheldon Rampton and John Stauber

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