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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:

Federation of American Hospitals CEO Chip Kahn Speculates On Health Industry Changes Under GOP Health Reform

From CHC Radio | Part of the Conversations on Health Care series | 29:59

Logo_small This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Chip Kahn, CEO of the Federation of American Hospitals which represents over a thousand of the nation's owner-operated hospitals. The long time health industry strategist speculates on changes to health coverage for millions of Americans under the GOP health reform bill, and what it might mean for the hospital industry and health care in this country. Marianne O'Hare has the week's health care headlines. Lori Robertson, Managing Editor of FactCheck.org looks at misstatements spoken about health policy in the public domain. And we end with a Bright Idea, former IBM exec and cancer survivor designs hospital gown for women undergoing cancer treatment. Janes (female version of the johnnie) open in the front, are made from a soft warm fabric and lend a degree of dignity for both women undergoing cancer treatments as well as new nursing mothers.

Sea Change Radio (Series)

Produced by Alex Wise

Most recent piece in this series:

Anonymous Engineer Discusses Gold Mining

From Alex Wise | Part of the Sea Change Radio series | 29:30

267143628_86f949b329_b_small Did you know that a metric ton of electronic waste can contain 8 to 16 ounces of gold? Whether we like it or not, precious metals show up in more than just that gold necklace or platinum ring we might have purchased - from the titanium used in our high-end mountain bikes, to platinum in our cellphones, to silver in our solar panels, precious metals are all around us. And the mining of these materials often comes with a steep social and environmental cost. This week on Sea Change Radio, we talk with an engineer who has chosen to remain anonymous for fear of reprisal from his former employer, a large gold-mining enterprise. We learn about the use of water in the extraction of precious metals, how common mining practices create hazardous slurry ponds, and the enormous amount of energy required to carry out these operations in remote locations. Then, we dig deep into the Sea Change archives to hear from Jem Bendell about the unlikely intersection between luxury and sustainability.

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:

Jim Hightower - TOWER POWER

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

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Jim Hightower wants Americans to regain the strength of the populist agitators who fought corporate power in the late 19th century:  


"We owe them imitation. We owe them the continuation of that spirit that we do not have to just accept what is handed to us. We can battle back against the powers. But it's not just going to a rally and shouting. It's organizing and it's thinking. And reaching out to others. And building a real people's movement."

Jim Hightower's voice is needed more than ever in these challenging times!!

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.