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EP 193 E-CIGARETTES: HARMFUL OR HELPFUL?

12/12/2018
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About a decade ago, it was believed that the generation after generation growth in cigarette smoking might come to an end. Young people were beneficiaries of much scientifically valid information about its harmful effects and not bombarded with marketing by big tobacco. Then, e-cigarettes came along. The goal espoused by many in the public health … Continue reading EP 193 E-CIGARETTES: HARMFUL OR HELPFUL?

Duration:00:33:04

EP 192 ARE THE U.S. AND IRAN ON THE VERGE?

12/10/2018
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It depends who you talk to. America dropped out of the Obama Administration derived nuclear freeze pact with Iran and tougher sanctions have been placed on Iran unilaterally by America. And while many of the partners to the pact are still signed on, questions are emerging about their continuing willingness to trade with Iran. All … Continue reading EP 192 ARE THE U.S. AND IRAN ON THE VERGE?

Duration:00:34:48

EP 191 WHY ARE CIRCUMCISION RATES DROPPING IN THE U.S.?

12/5/2018
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We might imagine that circumcision is common practice in America, if not across the globe. The truth of the matter is that those rates are falling in our country and are only 1 percent in Europe. Worldwide, about one in three men is circumcised. So, we explore whether the practice is considered medically necessary and … Continue reading EP 191 WHY ARE CIRCUMCISION RATES DROPPING IN THE U.S.?

Duration:00:28:03

EP 190 Fake News in Real Context

12/3/2018
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Dr. Paul Levinson, of Fordham University, joins Larry and a live audience to discuss his concerns about the fake news industry and the ability to decipher real ‘fake news’ from fake ‘fake news’. Sadly, we are there given our President’s masterful ability to obfuscate on this topic. It’s a compelling listen. The podcast was recorded … Continue reading EP 190 Fake News in Real Context

Duration:01:16:12

EP 189 HUMPTY DUMPTY POLITICS MAY FRACTURE OUR UNIVERSITIES AND OUR FUTURE

11/28/2018
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William Egginton poses the provocative question in his new book: ‘Are we in danger of losing our civic culture’? As the head of a humanities institute at Johns Hopkins University, he sees the goal of our higher educational system–to strengthen community–slipping away. And while he supports the inclusion of previously dispossessed groups, he wonders whether … Continue reading EP 189 HUMPTY DUMPTY POLITICS MAY FRACTURE OUR UNIVERSITIES AND OUR FUTURE

Duration:00:34:28

EP188 THE CODDLING OF THE AMERICAN MIND

11/26/2018
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n the first of a two-part series, we look at the subject of free speech on college campuses. Why are speakers being barred or, if allowed on campus, to be shouted down? Doesn’t a liberal arts degree imply that some of the material you will read and discuss will be new, in opposition to that … Continue reading EP188 THE CODDLING OF THE AMERICAN MIND

Duration:00:29:37

EP 187 IS AMAZON ON WELFARE?

11/21/2018
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If you’re an Amazon Prime member, you think you’re getting a great deal. Have you factored in your piece of the $1.5 billion in state and local taxpayer subsidies that Amazon has received since 2000? Or the costs of government benefits, like Medicaid, provided to their under-paid workforce? The Free & Fair Markets Initiative(FFMI) has … Continue reading EP 187 IS AMAZON ON WELFARE?

Duration:00:29:12

EP 186 WE SUCK ON PLASTIC STRAWS…AND NOW WE REALIZE THAT THEY SUCK FOR THE ENVIRONMENT

11/19/2018
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Plastics is the future or so Benjamin was lectured in the movie ‘The Graduate’. Now they may actually be seen as part of our past. Environmentalists are making a strong case that the convenience of ‘single use’ plastics, like straws and bags, isn’t worth the environmental damage they can do, particularly to the world’s oceans. … Continue reading EP 186 WE SUCK ON PLASTIC STRAWS…AND NOW WE REALIZE THAT THEY SUCK FOR THE ENVIRONMENT

Duration:00:42:53

EP 185 THE FUTURE OF WORK

11/14/2018
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If you think it’s rough out there today in the job market, hang on for dear life because robots, automation and AI have yet to have the convulsive impact they will have in virtually all fields. And it’s not just service workers or entry level positions that will be affected, according to Darrell West of … Continue reading EP 185 THE FUTURE OF WORK

Duration:00:32:31

EP 184 FACT: LIFE GETS BETTER AT 50

11/12/2018
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There are many myths about aging. And there are new scientific developments exploding them one by one. We have now learned that the mid-life crisis is more like a mid-life slump and when you get past the pressures often associated with this stage awaiting you is a great time of renewal, re-connection and gratitude. Some … Continue reading EP 184 FACT: LIFE GETS BETTER AT 50

Duration:00:31:23

EP183 THE FUTURE FOR MEXICAN-AMERICANS IN AN AMERICA GROWING MORE INTOLERANT

11/7/2018
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Alfredo Corchado has been reporting on all things ‘the border’ for many years. Much included in his reporting has changed just since Donald Trump came down the escalator at Trump Tower and gave his take on the border situation and disparaged an entire culture. Mr. Corchado joins us to correct the stereotypes that many Americans … Continue reading EP183 THE FUTURE FOR MEXICAN-AMERICANS IN AN AMERICA GROWING MORE INTOLERANT

Duration:00:32:27

EP182 FEELING SQUEEZED IN THIS ECONOMY? YOU’RE NOT ALONE

11/5/2018
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Perhaps, you took for granted the notion that a secure and stable middle class life awaited you upon graduation from college and you’re finding out that it’s a real struggle just to get by. This picture is becoming the norm for too many young people ‘squeezed’ by college debt, stagnant wages, little job security … Continue reading EP182 FEELING SQUEEZED IN THIS ECONOMY? YOU’RE NOT ALONE

Duration:00:30:58

EP 181 IS NATO RIGHT FOR EASTERN EUROPE?

10/31/2018
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When President Trump bristles at losing American troops in Montenegro, because of a defense pact, does he have a point? Aside from the fact that America must honor such commitments, it does raise the legitimate question as to whether the eastward expansion of NATO since the end of the Cold War is really in our … Continue reading EP 181 IS NATO RIGHT FOR EASTERN EUROPE?

EP 180 CAN ANYTHING BE DONE TO LOWER PRESCRIPTION DRUG PRICES?

10/29/2018
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If America creates most of the innovative drug therapies in the world, why can’t America consumers catch a break when it comes to the pricing of these drugs? It’s a questions that has alluded policymakers in this country for years. And to blame it on any one thing–advertising, cost of research or the insurance companies … Continue reading EP 180 CAN ANYTHING BE DONE TO LOWER PRESCRIPTION DRUG PRICES?

Duration:00:37:18

EP 179 Black Men Making It In America

10/24/2018
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While that is not a headline you often read, the fact of the matter is there is good news to report. The authors of a new report from the American Enterprise Institute tell us that there are several signs of improving conditions, including a decline in self-reported racial prejudice, economic gains which find black men … Continue reading EP 179 Black Men Making It In America

Duration:00:18:53

EP 178 Army Of None

10/22/2018
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If you’ve seen the ‘Terminator’ movies, you have an idea of what may be in store for wars of the future. And it’s clear that a growing part of America’s arsenal of war involves technologies that would be considered autonomous. The essential question is after you’ve programmed these autonomous killers, where does human interaction come … Continue reading EP 178 Army Of None

Duration:00:37:26

EP 177 THE POLITICS OF ABORTION: THEN AND NOW

10/17/2018
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In this podcast, we call upon one of the nation’s leading scholars and authors(‘After Roe’ and ‘Beyond Abortion’) of human reproduction and public policy, Professor Mary Ziegler, to provide perspective on the issue as it once again takes center stage in America. You will be surprised to go back to 1973 and the Roe v. … Continue reading EP 177 THE POLITICS OF ABORTION: THEN AND NOW

Duration:00:33:35

EP 176 PUBLIC UNIONS DEALT A SEVERE BLOW BY THE SUPREME COURT

10/15/2018
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In states friendly to public sector unions, the members have had benefits few others in our society, unionized or not, have retained. These include good wages, great health benefits and pensions. The United States Supreme Court recently ruled in the Janus v. AFSCME case that agency fees are unconstitutional on First Amendment grounds. Twenty-two … Continue reading EP 176 PUBLIC UNIONS DEALT A SEVERE BLOW BY THE SUPREME COURT

Duration:00:28:48

EP175 AMERICANS ARE WORKING LESS

10/10/2018
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We like to think of ourselves as the hardest working people on the planet and, yet, that image is changing, according to the latest data from the U.S. Labor Department’s annual American Time Use Survey. Much of this trend reflects baby boomers retiring and still working, but fewer hours. There are other factors at play, … Continue reading EP175 AMERICANS ARE WORKING LESS

Duration:00:34:25

EP 174 MORE GRIT=MORE SUCCESS

10/8/2018
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Dr. Angela Duckworth has become a legend in the field of psychology with her research and book on the impact that grit has in predicting someone’s academic and career success. Grit being perseverance and passion–and it is measurable. In fact, she’s built the scale. So if you’ve ever had a chip on your shoulder because … Continue reading EP 174 MORE GRIT=MORE SUCCESS

Duration:00:34:22