Technology

Big Pharma = Bad Science

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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)

Chris Hedges: The Myth of Human Progress

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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)

Who Bombed Judi Bari?

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Mon, 02/11/2013

Jan Haaken talks with Mary Liz Thomson, the director of Who Bombed Judi Bari?. Judi Bari was an environmental activist, labor organizer and feminist who helped to bridge crucial gaps between how timber workers and radical environmentalists understood each other. She also helped to feminize either side's understanding of their own interests. Bari worked with the Industrial Workers of the World, a revolutionary union with a famous past among timber workers, and EarthFirst!

16:19 minutes (11.21 MB)

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

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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.

APA Compass on 02/01/13

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APA Compass
Air date: 
Fri, 02/01/2013 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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APA Compass: Race Monologues, Baratunde Thurston, Merlyna Lim

Today's APA Compass program features
* The Race Monologues of six Lewis and Clark students: Camille Christie, Raymond Fenton, Jasmine Graze, David Jenkins, Guadalupe Triana, and Tony Zamora
* Comedian Baratunde Thurston on technology, race, and politics
* Arizona State professor Merlyna Lim on how minority voices use social media to organize

John Farrell on Local Energy Self Reliance with Bill Resnick

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Mon, 01/28/2013

Bill Resnick talks with John Farrell of the Institute for Local Self Reliance about local control of energy, the value of democratic control and participatory society, and how the economics of energy has changed in recent years to make this more feasible as well, especially given the increasing costs of transporting energy long distances. They note that Boulder, CO in 2011 voted to form a municipal utility and Minneapolis, MN is currently considering the same possibility, and they consider a variety of programs for clean contracts or feed-in tariffs.

18:22 minutes (8.41 MB)

The Melting Pot on 01/29/13

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The Melting Pot
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Tue, 01/29/2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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The Melting Pot fuses elements of Electronica with instruments and vocals from various cultures.

Political Perspectives on 01/30/13

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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.

The Melting Pot on 01/22/13

Program: 
The Melting Pot
Air date: 
Tue, 01/22/2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
The Melting Pot fuses elements of Electronica with instruments and vocals from various cultures.
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