Archive | September, 2013

Noam Chomsky:Wise Advice

Chomsky: Instead of “Illegal” Threat to Syria, U.S. Should Back Chemical Weapons Ban in All Nations. In a national address from the White House Tuesday night, President Obama announced he is delaying a plan to strike Syria while pursuing a diplomatic effort from Russia for international monitors to take over and destroy Syria’s arsenal of […]

Conversation with Great Minds Part 1

Thom is joined by Jeff Cohen. Jeff is the founding director of the Park Center for Independent Media at Ithaca College – where he is an associate professor of journalism. The former senior producer for MSNBC’s “Donahue” program – he has appeared as a political commentator in national media and helped found both the media […]

The Men Who Made Us Fat Episode 3/3

Jacques Peretti examines assumptions about what is and is not healthy. He also looks at how product marketing can seduce consumers into buying supposed ‘healthy foods’ such as muesli and juices, both of which can be high in sugar. He speaks with Simon Wright, an ‘organic consultant’ for Sainsbury’s in the 1990s, who explains how […]

Bat Orphans

Trish Wimberley looks after hundreds of orphaned baby bats and rears them until they can be released into the wild. It’s a tireless, never ending job which keeps her awake all hours (she apparently went 3 nights without sleeping once). A typical day may include feeding (the food is about $1000 a week), health checks, […]