Personal & Political

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November 25, 2013
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ME with Ella Peregrine


Ella Peregrine discusses the mostly hidden and therefore almost completely unknown, but often cruelly debilitating disease called Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME).

Our discussion explores ME’s impacts, both personal and societal, a brief history, and the current political situation. Currently (as of autumn, 2013) 50 medical experts and hundreds of disease advocates are united in opposition to a Department of Health and Human Services contract with the Institute of Medicine to redefine ME under an overly broad and medically vague umbrella term. Experts say this redefinition effort “threatens to move ME/CFS science backward by engaging non-experts in the development of a case definition for a complex disease about which they are not knowledgeable.”

Further information on ME definitions, history, and current demonstrations, petitions, and other efforts can be found at: www.name-us.org

November 18, 2013
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ME with Mary Dimmock and Jen Brea


Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) is a little-known but devastating and disabling disease affecting an estimated 1 million people in the USA, but doctors don’t learn about it in medical school.

Advocate Mary Dimmock, who worked 30 years at Pfizer, talks about the condition and the current situation patients face, both medically and politically.

Jen Brea, a Harvard Ph.D. candidate on leave due to ME discusses her film Canary in a Coal Mine, the incredible response to the film’s Kickstarter campaign, and her advocacy for herself and other patients.

October 3, 2012
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Cindy Folkers and Kimberly Roberson on Health Effects of Fukushima


Cindy Folkers, of Beyond Nuclear, and Kimberly Roberson, author of Silence Deafening – Fukushima Fallout, discuss the radiological health effects of nuclear power and the ongoing accident at Fukushima, Japan.

Geoffrey Sea

September 26, 2012
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Geoffrey Sea, Update on USEC


Geoffrey Sea, of the Southern Ohio Neighbor’s Group, and the newly formed Neighbors for an Ohio Valley Alternative (NOVA), returns to give an update on USEC, Inc. (formerly United States Enrichment Corporation).

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April 2, 2012
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Geoffrey Sea on Uranium Enrichment


Listen to Geoffrey Sea, of the Southern Ohio Neighbor’s Group, discuss the USEC, Inc. (formerly United States Enrichment Corporation), the Gaseous Diffusion Plants at Paducah, KY, the sister sites at Piketon, OH and Oak Ridge, TN; and other issues related to Uranium Enrichment.

February 13, 2012
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Ariel Zevon, and others, on Occupy Barre


Listen to Ariel Zevon, Adam Woogmaster and Joelen Mulvaney discuss Occupy Barre, and the upcoming Funeral Procession for Corporate Personhood, on Tuesday, Feb 21, 2012.

Also, on the show is Willem Marten, of the Los Alamos Study Group, discussing the announcement of the indefinitely deferred funding for the Chemistry and Metallurgy Research Replacement Nuclear Facility. The CMRR was slated to be built at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, but now is indefinitely deferred.

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September 5, 2011
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Colin Flood on the Tar Sands Actions


Colin Flood discusses the Tar Sands Actions at the White House where 1252 people got arrested, including Colin, to stop the building of the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada to Texas.

You can find more information about these actions at Tar Sands Action.

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August 29, 2011
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Angaangaq on Greenland and Climate Change


Angaangaq, an Eskimo elder from Greenland discusses his work “Melting the Ice in the Hearts of Man” and raising awareness of Climate Change and the melting ice in Greenland and the arctic.

His website is IceWisdom.com. It has a calendar of his speaking events and other ways you can support his effort to establish a Healing Center in Greenland.

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June 27, 2011
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Bruce Gagnon on the Struggle to Save Jeju Island


Bruce Gagnon of the Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space talks about the U.S. Navy’s plans to build a new base on Jeju Island, South Korea. In doing so, the U.S Navy will wipe out the islanders way of life: killing coral reefs, taking over sea lanes and land and air space. The Aegis Destroyers will be based there if the base is built.

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June 27, 2011
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Greg Mello on the Plutonium Bomb Factory and Fire at Los Alamos


Greg Mello of the Los Alamos Study Group discusses the CMRR — the Chemistry and Metallurgy Research Replacement facility proposed at Los Alamos, and the wildfire nearing the Lab in the high mesas of northern New Mexico.