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EP 158 DOES FIDO HAVE ANY RIGHTS?

8/13/2018
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A doctor in Connecticut, David Young, has waited to bring his family’s dog, Simon, home for many months now. Instead, Simon is holed up in a shelter under orders from the State of Connecticut to be euthanized. You’ll hear from Dr. Young in this podcast as he tells his story. You be the judge. And … Continue reading EP 158 DOES FIDO HAVE ANY RIGHTS?

Duration:00:34:08

EP 157 CAN AMERICA’S LAWS KEEP UP WITH TECHNOLOGY?

8/8/2018
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By its very construct, our government, with its checks and balances and election cycles, is more reactive than proactive. And it is this deliberative nature that keeps a check on abuse of power or so we imagine. Yet, the languid nature of our governmental system is often very slow to respond to fast changing developments … Continue reading EP 157 CAN AMERICA’S LAWS KEEP UP WITH TECHNOLOGY?

Duration:00:40:25

EP 156 ARE WE OVER RELIANT ON TECHNOLOGY AND BIG DATA?

8/6/2018
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We see in the headlines that there are coming technological breakthroughs that promise a more certain future, from the ability to individualize medicine to target your body’s specific needs to self driving cars which will make you even more efficient as it frees up travel time for more work activity. It’s all quite appealing, … Continue reading EP 156 ARE WE OVER RELIANT ON TECHNOLOGY AND BIG DATA?

Duration:00:37:38

EP 155 ALL THE LONELY PEOPLE, WHERE DO THEY ALL COME FROM

8/1/2018
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In an earlier podcast, we focused on the social isolation of older men. It’s a pandemic in our society and a previous U.S. Surgeon General(do we still have one)said that the condition was the cause of more medical problems than smoking or heart disease. Now we have a new study, commissioned by global health … Continue reading EP 155 ALL THE LONELY PEOPLE, WHERE DO THEY ALL COME FROM

Duration:00:30:24

EP 154 WHY ARE BABY BOOMERS DIVORCING AT SUCH HIGH RATES?

7/30/2018
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Among U.S. adults ages 50 and older, the divorce rate has roughly doubled since the 1990’s, according to a recent Pew Research Center report. It’s a startling figure until you think about. Previous generations thought there was a stigma to divorce. No longer. And they often didn’t live long enough to make this decision. … Continue reading EP 154 WHY ARE BABY BOOMERS DIVORCING AT SUCH HIGH RATES?

Duration:00:26:41

EP 153 Brave New Arctic

7/25/2018
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In studying the changing climate in the Arctic region, you can foreshadow what patterns we will detect where we live. In his new book, ‘Brave New Arctic: the Untold Story of the Melting North’, Mark Serreze, a renowned climatologist and Director of the National Snow and Ice Data Center, has come to the … Continue reading EP 153 Brave New Arctic

Duration:00:31:52

EP 152 WELCOME TO ERA OF US VS.THEM

7/23/2018
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Ian Bremmer’s new book, ‘Us Vs. Them: The Failure of Globalism’, captures the public’s disquiet with the way elites have sold us a present that holds much for the few and little for the many. He tells us that you can pick your grievance–free trade, open borders, demographic shifts, failed wars or rampaging technology–and its … Continue reading EP 152 WELCOME TO ERA OF US VS.THEM

Duration:00:31:39

EP 151 IS OUR SOCIETY FINALLY COMING TO GRIPS WITH THE CRIME OF SEXUAL ASSAULT?

7/18/2018
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We might imagine that the conviction of Bill Cosby is a watershed moment for women across the country crying out to be heard as to the assaults they have suffered at the hands of men in their life. It’s about time when we consider these statistics: one in three women will experience some form of … Continue reading EP 151 IS OUR SOCIETY FINALLY COMING TO GRIPS WITH THE CRIME OF SEXUAL ASSAULT?

Duration:00:28:29

EP150 PARENTAL ALIENATION A STAPLE IN HIGH CONFLICT DIVORCE

7/17/2018
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To some, the syndrome defies definition. To others who’ve experienced it, it’s a living hell. Best simplified, it is a set of behaviors that involve the mental manipulation of a child by one parent in order to destroy the relationship they once shared with the other parent. That systematic take down of the other parent … Continue reading EP150 PARENTAL ALIENATION A STAPLE IN HIGH CONFLICT DIVORCE

Duration:00:32:11

EP 149 The Anatomy Of Failure

7/11/2018
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Why does America lose every war it starts? It’s a provocative question given the talent of our military and the tremendous amount of money we spend on defense. And yet when was the last true victory we’ve had? WWII? Dr. Harlan Ullman, who served on the Senior Advisory Group for the Supreme Allied Command in … Continue reading EP 149 The Anatomy Of Failure

Duration:00:39:02

EP148 WHAT YOU ARE GETTING WRONG ABOUT APPALACHIA

7/9/2018
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In 2016, two events brought us back to an examination of Appalachia in ways we hadn’t, perhaps, since the 1960’s ‘War on Poverty’. One was the headline that it was ground zero for America’s ‘forgotten tribe’ of white working class voters who made up Trump Country. The other was the publishing of the influential book, … Continue reading EP148 WHAT YOU ARE GETTING WRONG ABOUT APPALACHIA

Duration:00:34:02

EP 147 Free Range Kids

7/4/2018
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About a decade ago Lenore Skenazy was labeled the worst mom in America after news accounts across the country depicted her as derelict in letting her then nine-year-old son, Izzy, ride a New York subway alone. Since then she has been a clarion voice for giving children more independence and trusting that you have … Continue reading EP 147 Free Range Kids

Duration:00:38:11

EP 146 FREE THE BEACHES

7/2/2018
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We all recall the civil rights struggles regarding lunch counters, buses and other public accommodations, yet many have overlooked the fences and barricades that have blocked the public right to ocean access to many. Beachfront property owners, wealthy towns and private homeowners’ associations have put up a range of physical and legal barriers to restrict … Continue reading EP 146 FREE THE BEACHES

Duration:01:05:54

EP 145 Saudi, Inc.

6/27/2018
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America is now an oil exporter. Saudi Arabia has been one for the better part of a century, first in partnership with Standard Oil of Southern California(now Chevron)and over time on their own. The history of Saudi Arabia is inextricably linked to the business acumen of the ruling family and their ability to make … Continue reading EP 145 Saudi, Inc.

Duration:00:39:26

EP 144 THE FUTURE OF CUBA AFTER THE CASTROS

6/25/2018
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Ninety miles from Florida’s southern tip lies the intriguing political story of Cuba. Long-time enemies, trying to spread Communism in our sphere of influence, once a client state of the former Soviet Union, we must consider what kind of risk or opportunity the island holds for us today. With Fidel Castro dead and Raul … Continue reading EP 144 THE FUTURE OF CUBA AFTER THE CASTROS

Duration:00:42:36

EP 143 It’s Better Than It Looks

6/21/2018
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FDR reminded us of this many years ago. And, according to author Gregg Easterbrook it’s never being truer than today. So while we dwell on small details the big picture for the world is that whatever indices you use–disease, poverty, resource depletion, crime, food supply, world war–the world has never been better off. Mr. Easterbrook … Continue reading EP 143 It’s Better Than It Looks

Duration:00:30:53

EP 142 Life on Mars

6/20/2018
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Astronomist, David Weintraub, completes our mini-series on current space exploits by explaining the historical fascination with the red planet and present day efforts to get there in his book ‘Life on Mars: What to Know Before You Go’. It’s all the rage and the pioneers are lining up to jump aboard the first manned spaceship … Continue reading EP 142 Life on Mars

Duration:00:37:06

EP 141 The Space Barons

6/18/2018
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Remember when we would watch in awe as Americans were lifted into space? What pride we all had in NASA and our country’s scientific greatness. While we still send astronauts to the International Space Station, courtesy of the Russian government(imagine that), but as Neil DeGrass Tyson said ‘going where man has gone many times before’. … Continue reading EP 141 The Space Barons

Duration:00:41:56

EP 140 FAKE NEWS: IS IT REAL? Part Two

6/13/2018
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The panel discussion continues. Description is available below With the term being bandied about as a weapon of mass distraction, you probably are confused by what the term ‘fake news’ really means. It’s for that reason that America Trends brings you a two-part series culled from a panel discussion which Larry Rifkin moderated in … Continue reading EP 140 FAKE NEWS: IS IT REAL? Part Two

Duration:00:38:07

EP 139 FAKE NEWS: IS IT REAL? Part One

6/11/2018
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With the term being bandied about as a weapon of mass distraction, you probably are confused by what the term ‘fake news’ really means. It’s for that reason that America Trends brings you a two-part series culled from a panel discussion which Larry Rifkin moderated in Connecticut recently. The panel included three Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists. … Continue reading EP 139 FAKE NEWS: IS IT REAL? Part One

Duration:00:51:55