Science

Cory Doctorow on The Digital Divide February 8, 2013 KBOO 90.7 FM Portland

Listen in to this great interview with Cory Doctorow and Rabia Yeaman. Cory's newest book Homeland, a sequel to a previous sci-fi best seller, Little Brother is already generating a lot of buzz. Listen in.

http://kboo.fm/node/54079

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 02/19/13

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Tue, 02/19/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Abe and Joe discuss the Keystone XL pipeline project

 Tens of thousands of protesters converged on the National Mall in Washington, DC on Sunday to demand action on climate change. Among their principal targets: the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, which would carry oil from the Alberta Tar Sands in Canada to U.S. ports on the Gulf of Mexico.

The project is an environmental disaster waiting to happen. Aquifers, delicate ecosystems, and entire communities would be devastated in the event of a major leak. Small wonder, then, that a Senate majority recently voted in favor of the project, and that the President is at best ambivalent.

Abe and Joe look at the latest battleground between profit and preservation.

Old Mole Variety Hour February 18th 2013

program date: 
Mon, 02/18/2013

  Iven Hale hosts this President's Day episode. Please note that an unforseen glitch in the recording clipped the first 30 or so seconds from the beginning. Once it can be recovered it will be re-inserted. All that was lost was the intro-music and some of Iven's opening remarks. On the rest of the show, we hear:

57:20 minutes (52.49 MB)

Rethinking Psychiatry Film Festival

program date: 
Mon, 02/18/2013

Alan Wieder talks with Marcia Meyers, founder of Rethinking Psychiatry. They discuss the organization and it's mission to educate people about the diversity of ways to deal with emotional disturbances, as well as interrogate the money-making and exploitive motivations behind mainstream psychiatry. They also talk about the up-coming Rethinking Psychiatry Film Festival, which will feature Old Mole Jan Haaken's own documentary, "MindZone: therapists behind the front lines".

12:18 minutes (11.26 MB)

Big Pharma = Bad Science

program date: 
Mon, 02/18/2013

 Bill Resnick talks with Ben Goldacre about the pharmaceutical industry's influence on science research. He points out that because clinical trials don't have to be published, there's a remarkable bias in favor of pharmeceutical manufacturers. He talks about the deleterious effects this has on doctor's and independent academic researcher's ability to evaluate approaches to treatment.

Dr. Ben Goldacre is the author of international best-seller Bad Science and more lately Bad Pharma: How Drug Companies Mislead Doctors and Harm Patients.

18:14 minutes (16.7 MB)

Dr. Yolanda Whyte Speaks on the Effects of Fluoridated Water on Children

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The Lecture Room
program date: 
Tue, 02/12/2013

Yolanda Whyte, MD, is a pediatrician from Atlanta, Georgia, who has given several speeches characterizing fluoride as a health risk to children, African-American and Hispanic communities, and people with diabetes and kidney disease.

Here is her lecture at Portland State University in February, 2013.

33:35 minutes (30.75 MB)

Chris Hedges: The Myth of Human Progress

program date: 
Tue, 02/12/2013

 Tom Becker reads from an article on Truth Dig by Chris Hedges, "The Myth of Human Progress". Hedges predicts massive starvation and misery await us this century if we do not stop climate change, and isolates a certain myth of progress that stymies that action.

6:27 minutes (4.43 MB)

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 02/12/13

Air date: 
Tue, 02/12/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Abe and Joe discuss the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI, and the ramifications for US Christianity.

 So the Pope resigned on Monday -- the first time that's happened in about 600 years -- leaving the world's 1.2 million Catholics without a leader. We can only hope that his successor will support contraception and refuse to protect pedophiles. But we can, with some accuracy, predict that the new Pope will be male.

In the wake of the Holy Father's abdication, Abe and Joe examine the state of modern Christianity, and ask listeners whether patriarchal religion is a help or a hindrance in the 21st Century.

Political Perspectives on 01/30/13

Air date: 
Wed, 01/30/2013 - 9:30am - 10:00am
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Just back away from the coal, oil and gas.

After decades of inaction, we are now rapidly losing the window in which we can act to prevent catastrophic climate change. Yet with all the continued global fossil fuel development underway, it would appear that the involved governments and private companies couldn't care less.  How about you?

Greenpeace has recently compiled a report detailing 14 of the world's biggest coal, methane, and oil projects and how their development would seem to doom any chance of preventing a climate catastrophe.

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