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Playlist: Current Events

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Conversations on Health Care (Series)

Produced by CHC Radio

Most recent piece in this series:

Los Angeles Health Director Dr. Mitchell Katz Talks Lessons Learned in LA That Have Improved Population Health

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 Dr. Mitchell Katz, Director of Health for the City of Los Angeles, who is taking over the New York City Health System in January. Dr. Katz helped transform the LA system to provide more robust support for primary care, housing the chronically homeless to improve health outcomes and costs, and embedding mental health services within the public health system. Marianne O'Hare has the week's health care headlines, Lori Robertson, managing editor of FactCheck.org looks at claims about association health plans, and we end with a Bright Idea - Prenatal yoga reduces depression symptoms in expectant mothers leading to better pregnancies and birth outcomes

Sea Change Radio (Series)

Produced by Alex Wise

Most recent piece in this series:

The Myth of Meritocracy: John Brittain on Legacy Preference

From Alex Wise | Part of the Sea Change Radio series | 29:40

Johnbrittainfilephoto_border_small The official subject matter of Sea Change Radio is environmental sustainability. This week, however, we are deviating from that to talk about a topic that we believe is inextricably linked to sustainability: stratification in education. We are talking with law professor, civil rights advocate, and educational diversity expert, Prof. John C. Brittain, about educational practices that perpetuate social, racial, and socioeconomic exclusiveness. Elite private schools were once restricted to wealthy white young men. Since the 1960s we have seen some progress at these schools - they all admit women, most have scholarship programs to make room for the non-wealthy, and they generally boast of need-blind admissions practices. But there is one hidden practice, often overlooked, which runs counter to all of that progress: the practice of legacy admissions. That is, giving preference to applicants who have a family connection to the school. The majority of elite educational institutions in this country do this. For example, in 2017, a full 41% of Harvard's incoming freshman were legacies. Logic tells us that generation after generation, this sort of admission preference can't be doing much for these schools' demographic diversity. Professor Brittain and host Alex Wise discuss how legacy admission practices serve as affirmative action for the privileged, the irony that the practice thrives in the United States which holds itself up as a model meritocracy and how schools' justifications for the ongoing use of legacy preferences don't hold up to a reasoned analysis.

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:

Greg Palast - Interstate Crosscheck goes to Washington!! - Part 1

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


"He’s got 28 states, mostly Republican, and he wants the others — especially California and Texas. Because then he’ll have a whole bunch of names to match — like Jose Rodriguez and David Wong — and he can knock off more voters of color.

I kid you not, 587 James Brown’s in Georgia have been tagged by Crosscheck as double voters, even though almost none of the middle names match — that don’t feel good!"– GregPalast.com

A fair and secure vote is the foundation of our democracy. Without it democracy dies.


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.