Dogs who provide relief to chronic pain patients who respond to heat therapy
Host Allison Miliones interviews Nancy Gordon, the founder of the service dog advocacy organization Paws for Comfort. She believes that a Mexican hairless dog known as Xoloitzcuintli (or Xolo for short) can provide relief to chronic pain patients who respond to heat therapy. Gordon said that the symptoms of her chronic fibromyalgia have been significantly lessened thanks to her Xolo, Toaster – and as a result she has become an enthusiastic proponent of the breed, which has a centuries-old reputation for healing.
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Lies, damn lies and export statistics: A conversation about the impact of free trade agreements on our communities
President Obama recently announced plans to push through the Korea Free Trade Agreement immediately after the November election. This latest agreement is part of the president's stated goal of creating new jobs through a doubling of the nation's exports. Fair trade advocates say the Korea Free Trade Agreement is just more of the Bush-Clinton trade policy that has resulted in local job loss, erosion of environmental safeguards and the transfer of more wealth and power to Wall Street.
This June, the US Social Forum took place in Detroit, Michigan. Circle A Radio brings you audio from this massive convergence of movement elders, social justice activists, and community organizers from all over the United States and the World!
This program features Sophia Bryant of Picture the Homeless, and James Braggs from Project South.