News & Public Affairs

Sunday September 21, 2014

TIRED OF BEING TIRED

Dr. Jesse Lynn Hanley MD, author of TIRED OF BEING TIRED (Putnam), a new book about adrenal burnout. In this interview she talked about foods that put stress on our adrenal glands, how exercise, smoking and other lifestyle issues can contribute to fatigue. She offered diet, exercise, recipe and lifestyle advice to fight burnout.

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PHOTOGRAPHER CLYDE BUTCHER / NATURE CONSERVANCY

Interview with renowned Florida outdoor photographer Clyde Butcher and Bob Bendick, vice president of the Florida chapter of the Nature Conservancy. The disappearance of wildlife habitat, wetlands, old growth forests and grasslands were the topics discussed. They discussed the way nature photography contributes to the conservation effort, moves by developers to weaken land preservation laws and the role the Nature Conservancy plays in protecting Florida's environment.

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FIRING OF USF'S DR. SAMI AL-ARIAN

The Impending Firing of USF Professor Dr. Sami Al-Arian. Tom Gonzalez, an attorney who represents management in labor disputes discussed his recommendations to USF President Judi Genshaft that there were grounds on which to fire Al-Arian, a professor of computer science. Al-Arian is embroiled in a controversy because his appearance on the FOX TV show THE O'REILLY FACTOR caused death threats to be phoned into the University of South Florida in September of 2001.

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ARJUN MAKHIJANI - INST. FOR ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH

Interview with Arjun Makhijani, president of the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research on the recent report that every American born since 1951 has been exposed to fallout from above ground nuclear weapons tests. According to the federal study an additional 15,000 U.S. residents have died from cancer as a result of their exposure to fallout.

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FALLOUT EXPOSURE

Interview with Arjun Makhijani, president of the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research on the recent report that every American born since 1951 has been exposed to fallout from above ground nuclear weapons tests. According to the federal study an additional 15,000 U.S. residents have died from cancer as a result of their exposure to fallout.

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DIRECT INSTRUCTION CUTBACKS IN HILLSBOROUGH SCHOOLS

Direct Instruction cutbacks in Hillsborough Schools? DI is a phonics based reading and writing teaching system which has been shown to improve language skills in low income kids. members of the Hillsborough Organization for Progress and Equality (Deacon Hilrie Kemp, Jr.; Millie Brown, and Mel Underbakke) discussed the proposal by the school district to divert $622,000 away from DI to other reading programs in the district.

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TACO BELL TRUTH TOUR / IMMOKALEE FARMWORKERS

Interview with Gerardo Reyes Chavez and Julia Perkins of the Coalition of Immokalee Farmworkers. They discussed wages, working conditions and the Taco Bell Truth Tour which begins tonight in Tampa. Gerardo says that wages have not increased for tomato harvesters in 20 years. The group is putting pressure on Taco Bell to ask its tomato suppliers to pay its workers 1 cent more per pound for tomatoes. (Taco Bell is one of the largest purchasers of tomatoes in the country.) Also on this show, La...

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VACCINATION

Interview with former veterinarian John Fudens who belives that all vaccines are harmful. Fudens is now a local homeopathic practitioner who treats both animals and humans in his practice.

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MATTY COHEN - DEPUTY CONSUL GENERAL OF ISRAEL

Interview with Matty Cohen, deputy Consul General of Israel to Florida and Puerto Rico. Cohen discussed the "state of war" that he says now exists between Israel and the Palestinians; he said Israel is not practicing "state terrorism"; that the peace movement is very small within the Israeli military; that Prime Minister is not a war criminal for his involvement in a massacre in southern Lebanon; and that he wants Israel to be out of the occupied territories soon - provided there is a peace a...

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EDWARD PECK ON IRAQ

Interview with Edward Peck, a career diplomat and former head of the United States mission to Iraq (1977-1980). He discussed what threat Iraq poses to the West (he said it was small). He also discussed the role of the U.S. in the Middle East, anger by Muslims toward U.S. foreign policy, the controversy created by the U.S. tilt toward Israel, and why the stationing of American troops in Saudi Arabia is counterproductive to longterm efforts to promote peace.

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