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Playlist: Current Events

Compiled By: Leigh Cooper

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Conversations on Health Care (Series)

Produced by CHC Radio

Most recent piece in this series:

Dr. Colleen Kraft, President of the American Academy of Pediatrics, on Separating Immigrant Families at the Border and the Impact of Toxic Stress

From CHC Radio | Part of the Conversations on Health Care series | 54:18

Colleen_kraft_small This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Colleen Kraft, President of the American Academy of Pediatrics, which has vocally opposed the separation of immigrant families at the border. She talks about the long term impact of toxic stress in childhood, recommended breastfeeding and vaccination protocols, harm from gun violence, and too much screen time for kids. FactCheck.org Managing Editor Lori Robertson looks at misstatements about health policy in public domain and we end with a Bright Idea that's improving health and well-being in everyday lives. 

Sea Change Radio (Series)

Produced by Alex Wise

Most recent piece in this series:

Karla Mendes on Brazil’s For-Profit Fire Disaster

From Alex Wise | Part of the Sea Change Radio series | 29:00

Img_1352_small The Amazon is burning. And we’re not talking about the ubiquitous online store, although profit and commerce are just as involved. According to preliminary data from the Brazilian National Institute for Space Research (INPE), deforestation of the Amazon rose 92 percent in the past year to 2,472 square miles – an area larger than the state of Delaware. And these fires, while posing a grave risk for wildfires, are not naturally-occurring. These are for-profit fires, intentionally set and on the rise, fueled by a right-wing government hostile to environmental interests. This week on Sea Change Radio, we get an inside glimpse into this environmental disaster with Brazilian environmental journalist, Karla Mendes. A Contributing Editor to Mongabay, Mendes explains how the new right-wing government in Brazil has paved the way for deforestation and exploitation by big business in some of the world’s most pristine rain forests. Then, we cast our net to the archives and hear from sea forager extraordinaire, Kirk Lombard.

Healthy Medicine (Series)

Produced by Steven Ayres

Most recent piece in this series:

Healthy Medicine #81: Energize Your Life

From Steven Ayres | Part of the Healthy Medicine series | 54:35

Hm-cover_small Stephen Barrie ND is an international lecturer, writer and thought leader on making integrative medicine a valuable part of modern western healthcare. He founded the Great Smokies Diagnostic Laboratory, co-authored The 7-Day Detox Miracle and Energize Your Life, and has published frequently in medical journals such as The Lancet, Agents and Actions, and Medical Hypothesis. Read more at www.detoxologie.com.

Each week Healthy Medicine brings you an hour of intelligent, incisive professional-to-professional discussion on the many aspects of health and health care today, exploring new ways of looking at health, diagnosis and treatment as well as health-care economics and wellness. Host Dr Robert Zieve MD practices integrative medicine -- combining standard medical techniques with alternative disciplines new and old -- at Pine Tree Clinic in Prescott, Arizona. Read more at the Center for Healthy Medicine website, www.healthymedicine.org.

Living Well Show (Series)

Produced by Donna Descoteaux

Most recent piece in this series:

Children and Environmental Toxins: What Everyone Needs to Know

From Donna Descoteaux | Part of the Living Well Show series | 28:30

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Dr. Landrigan is known for his many decades of work in protecting children against environmental threats to health. His research combines the tools of epidemiology with biological markers derived from clinical and laboratory medicine. Dr. Landrigan is deeply committed to translating research into strategies for health protection and disease prevention.

Global Ethics Forum: Advocates for Ethics in Business (Series)

Produced by Carnegie Council

Most recent piece in this series:

Christoph Lueneburger on Sustainable Practices

From Carnegie Council | Part of the Global Ethics Forum: Advocates for Ethics in Business series | 24:42

Globalethicsforum_logo_bigweb_small Carnegie Council's Advocates for Ethics in Business is a unique series of interviews that includes conversations with business, civil society, and academic leaders. Through their discussions, these leaders share innovative ideas, examine the role of business in society, and address the ethical considerations connected to conducting business globally.