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Human Rights Abuses in Mexico

on August 31, 2015

September 1, 2015 Peter Phillips and Mickey Huff co-hosts for the Project Censored show provide an update on human rights abuses in Mexico funded by US; they speak with researcher/journalist Laura Carlsen in Mexico City. ?The remainder of the program focuses on the impacts of nuclear technology on the enviroment and society. Ken Buesseler and […]

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This story takes a careful look at the pronunciation or mispronunciation of a handful of local street names. In Tucson many streets are named after the people who helped shape the community we live in today. Tucson is a fast growing city and has had a large influx of residents who are from other places […]

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http://KEXP.ORG presents SOAK performing live in the KEXP studio. Recorded August 10, 2015. Songs: B a noBody Wait Sea Creatures Oh Brother Host: John Richards Audio Engineer: Kevin Suggs Cameras: Luke Knecht, Chris Somerville & Patrick Richardson Wright Editor: Luke Knecht http://kexp.org http://www.soakmusic.co.uk

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Donald Trump, Campaign Finance Reformer?

on August 31, 2015

Photo by Mike Licht Perhaps the oddest component of Donald Trump?s thoroughly bizarre quest for the Presidency is his emergence as a national champion of campaign finance reform. Harvard professor Lawrence Lessig has called Trump ?the most influential person on this issue right now.? He explained that while many others talk about getting money out […]

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In Memoriam: Oliver Sacks on Hallucinations

on August 31, 2015

This week, we’re honoring the memory of Oliver Sacks, esteemed neurologist and author of numerous bestselling books, including ?Awakenings?, ?The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat,? and, most recently, his autobiography ?On the Move.? We’re reaching back in the archives to 2009, when Dr. Sacks delivered NYPL’s annual Robert B. Silvers lecture. In […]

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China: From Demonization to Dialogue

on August 31, 2015

Bloomberg?reports: ?Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker wants President Barack Obama to cancel Chinese president Xi Jinping?s upcoming state visit. Stealing some of his thunder, Florida Senator Marco Rubio swooped in and countered that it should be downgraded to a regular working visit.? CNN headlined a story last week: ?Donald Trump: No state dinner ? only Big […]

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The Human Reasons Why Athletes Who Dope Get Away With It

on August 31, 2015

Last week, we examined reasons why the very nature of drug testing technology ? which cannot eliminate false positives and false negatives at the same time ? means it will never be a perfect mechanism for catching cheaters. This may come as no big to surprise to anyone who remembers the famous Nike commercial featuring […]

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http://KEXP.ORG presents The Weather performing live in the KEXP studio. Recorded July 23, 2015. Songs: Sentimental Guy 1983 Honeymoon Phase No Money Host: DJ Sharlese Audio Engineer: Jackson Long Cameras: Jim Beckmann, Justin Wilmore & Scott Holpainen Editor: Scott Holpainen http://kexp.org

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Setting Aside Half the Earth for “Rewilding”: The Ethical Dimension

on August 29, 2015

The half-Earth proposal prompts people to consider the role of humans in nature. (Photo: Wildlife corridors: four propsals to “rewild” portions of North America. (Photo: Smithsonian Institute) A much-anticipated book in conservation and natural science circles is EO Wilson’s Half-Earth: Our Planet’s Fight for Life, which is due early next year. It builds on his […]

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Hungry for Justice: Chicago Residents Go on Hunger Strike for Education

on August 29, 2015

(Photo: Sarah Jane Rhee) Why is there a hunger strike generating headlines on the South side of Chicago? Why are parents and community members starving themselves to the point of collapse and being hospitalized? Why are bureaucrats unmoved by their plight – with some failing to so much as halt a meeting when an ailing […]

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Resisting Neoliberalism in Post-Katrina New Orleans

on August 29, 2015

Posted on Aug?29,?2015 Bart Everson / CC BY 2.0 After the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, authorities in New Orleans ?demolished all of the city?s remaining traditional public housing ? converted almost the entire public school system into charters, eliminated the teachers? collective bargaining agreement? and oversaw ?the permanent closure ? of the public hospital dedicated […]

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Iran?s Rohani Opposes Parliament Vote On Nuclear Deal

on August 29, 2015

Iranian President Hassan Rohani has opposed a parliamentary vote on a landmark nuclear agreement with world powers. Under the July 14 deal, Western?sanctions will be gradually be lifted in return for Iran imposing curbs on nuclear activities, which the West suspects are aimed at making an atomic bomb. Rohani said at a news conference on […]

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A hummingbird built her nest on the end of an internet cable over the summer in the new Environment and Natural Resources Building on the University of Arizona campus this summer. Crews from University Information Technology Services worked with the Planning, Design and Construction department to install a webcam over the nest. The webcam started […]

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