The Digital Divide: Statistics, Sports and Breast Cancer

The Digital Divide
program date: 
Fri, 01/09/2015
Breast cancer is the premier biomedical in the world and yet survival has not increased since 2000. The Digital Divide explores what science has discovered about why breast and other cancers are difficult to treat, and why a shift to greater emphasis on early detection and prevention is warranted.  Host Robert Fortner interviewed Bob Eisenman and we'll listen to excerpts from that interview.

Also, statistics in sports might be distorting not only your view of the game, but of science and even lead to misjudgments in everyday life. Statistician Scott Berry brings this unexpected interplay to light.
58:37 minutes (53.67 MB)

Richard Deyo Interview

Between Us
program date: 
Tue, 12/16/2014
"Oh, my aching back." And many of the tools of modern medicine aren't very helpful solving or even explaining that pain to the tens of thousands of people who suffer from it each year. In his book, "Watch Your Back", primary care physician Dr. Richard Deyo talks about how treatment for back pain may be much more simple than what we've been led to believe or expect.  Don Merrill talks with Dr. Deyo about why we should give up the quick fix or the magic cure when confronting this age old problem of aging. 
29:40 minutes (27.16 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour for November 3, 2014

program date: 
Mon, 11/03/2014
 Joe Clement hosts this episode and we hear:

59:24 minutes (54.39 MB)

Critical Discussion of Naomi Klein's "This Changes Everything: capitalism vs. the climate"

program date: 
Mon, 11/03/2014

Bill Resnick and Patrick Mazza discuss Naomi Klein's promising new book about capitalism and the environment, "This Changes Everything: captalsism vs. the climate". They consider the books merits, but also how it does not adequately deal with the challenges it raises against capitalism. They talk about corporate environmentalism, how Naomi ties the great social movements of the last couple centuries to environmentalism, but also her soft-pedaling on the big-business approach to sustainable energy, and the need for radically democratic solutions that devolve centralized forms of power in society, the economy, and energy grid.

17:56 minutes (16.42 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour for October 27, 2014

program date: 
Mon, 10/27/2014
Norm Diamond hosts this episode and we hear: 60:26 minutes (55.33 MB)

Health workers need optimal respiratory protection for Ebola

Evening News
program date: 
Mon, 10/20/2014
In mid-September, Dr. Lisa Brosseau and Dr. Rachael Jones wrote a commentary for CIDRAP News, a service of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and policy at the University of Minnesota, titled “Health Workers need optimal respiratory protection for Ebola.”
Brosseau and Jones are professors in the School of Public Health, Division of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences at the University of Illinois, Chicago.
Their article was picked up by some right-wing bloggers, who exaggerated and misattributed some of its contents, adding fuel to the fire of sensationalistic media coverage of the current Ebola outbreak, as well as to the politicization of the issue during this campaign season. 22:38 minutes (20.73 MB)

Public Health and Social Spending

program date: 
Mon, 10/13/2014
Bill Resnick talks with Dr. Walter Tsou about the importance of public health. They consider  how our social spending priorities, over determined by war and market competition, and in that vein the private medical insurance regime, undermine our public health and leave us vulnerable to epidemics like Ebola.

Dr. Walter Tsou is a past president of the American Public Health Association and former health commissioner of Philadelphia. He is a founding member of the National Board of Public Health Examiners and a board adviser to Physicians for a National Health Program.  Dr. Tsou is also the president of Philadelphia Physicians for Social Responsibility. 14:51 minutes (13.59 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour for October 13, 2014

program date: 
Mon, 10/13/2014
Joe Clement hosts this episode about public health and our vulnerability to epidemics like Ebola, gentrification as colonialist legacy, and racial perceptions of crime. Musical selections from Hazel Dickens, Leon Rosselson, James Talley, and Bonnie "Prince" Billy. 58:59 minutes (54.01 MB)
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