Friday 10 April '09 show

  • "Brunch with Bernie" with Senator Bernie Sanders, Independent of Vermont, back in Vermont. Town meeting coming up. Vermont overrode a veto to pass a gay marriage bill. Somali captain hostage is from Vermont. Credit cards. There will be a major debate on health care. He's a bit nervous, having a hard time getting co-sponsors. There are bills in the house. Fraud enforcement bills. Ferdinand Pecora investigated the causes of the Great Depressions. Financial institutions contributed $5 billion to campaign contributions, lobbying, etc. Most of the effort for deregulation came from Republicans like Gramm, but Democrats like Larry Summers too. Banks profits.

    'SiCKO'. Michael Moore was in his office 2 weeks ago, Bernie will be in his new movie on the economy. He does not agree with all Moore's tactics, but Moore has forced major issues to the fore. He spoke to T R Reid recently. Health care as a business. Norm Coleman. How many votes are needed if only 99 seats are filled, 60 or 59? 60. but all 59 might not be there. 10 Democrats voted for the estate tax. Honda Clarity, hydrogen fuel cell. Why no investment in infrastructure? Name a government Department that has no waste?

  • Bumper Music: I'm so Glad, Cream.
  • Bumper Music: Stand Up, Jet.
  • Bumper Music: Rocket Man, Elton John (video).
  • Article: Parental rights: The new wedge issue.
  • Guest: Christy Harvey, Director of Strategic Communications at the Center for American Progress, "News Under the Radar". Whacky week for news. The government says the food supply is deteriorating, report Thursday, CDC, safety has begun to slip. USDA, FDA. Michelle Obama is planning a kitchen garden, organic, NACA sent letter about conventional agriculture. Rasmusson poll about capitalism vs. socialism. Rasmussen did not define the term. Socialism is no longer the big boogey man Republicans want. Under 30s have never known a world without Medicare etc, so not afraid. Pete Hoekstra wants to permanently enshrine inviolable rights - Politico article. New Republican wedge issue? UN treaty said kids have rights, only US and Somalia did not sign. Republicans were against. He wants to amend the Constitution to say the US will never sign the treaty, parents have rights over children, 70 Republicans including Boehner and Cantor. Michelle Bachman crazy, getting more press. Spencer Bachus.
  • Article: Dutch TV show exonerates Osama bin Laden.
  • Article: Pentagon preps for economic warfare.
  • Article: 'Will you open fire on UK citizens' Army personnel being asked.
  • Article: The Disappeared: What happened to terror suspects Washington turned over to foreign governments?.
  • Article: Report Outlines Medical Workers’ Role in Torture.
  • Bernie's health care plan by state. Some states ban abortion? Progressive Democrats of America is pushing John Conyers' bill.
  • Bumper Music: Kick it Out, Heart (video).
  • Article: Texas lawmaker: Asians should change their names to make them ‘easier for Americans to deal with.’ State Rep. Betty Brown (R).
  • Wells Fargo profits, where did they come from? Pay day loans.
  • Health care. Provide preventative and emergency for everyone now?
  • Jim walked away from his mortgage, moved next door to rental. Hassle with homeowner association. First claim.
  • Microscopy, alternative treatments. Intestinal parasites protecting us.
  • Jimmy Carter's Malaise or "Crisis of Confidence" speech, July 15, 1979.
  • Bill Moyers Journal with William K. Black, April 3 2009.
  • Article: With Advocates’ Help, Squatters Call Foreclosures Home.
  • Thom's book Walking Your Blues Away.
  • Guest: Dr. Lewis Mehl-Madrona. He is director of psychopharmacology and associate professor of psychology for Argosy University in Honolulu, Hawaii, previously worked in Canada as a professor of psychiatry and a psychiatrist. He used to work down in Arizona with Dr. Andrew Weil with the program in Integrative Medicine there at the University of Arizona Medical School. He's been an emergency room physician, has a Ph.D. in psychology, and an MD = so he is a psychiatrist as well. The author of numerous books, including "Narrative Medicine". The upcoming “Narrative Psychiatry", Coyote Medicine", "Coyote Healing", "Coyote Wisdom" — a Native American person who has transcended and bridged those two worlds – of Native American Medicine, traditional medicine and Western Medicine.

    Lecture: Aboriginal Models for Integration of Mind, Spirit & Body
    Friday, April 10, 2009 , 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
    Dr. Mehl-Madrona weaves indigenous cultural wisdom into his practice as an MD and clinical psychologist. In this lecture, he will compare and contrast allopathic medicine with native healing practices. He will also discuss various systems of healing from diverse cultures around the world (including Western technological medicine), and will describe these systems as stories of the culture to which the healing is being applied.

    Workshop: Coyote Wisdom: Bridging Cultures to Reduce Health Disparities
    Saturday, April 11, 2009, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
    In this workshop, Dr. Mehl-Madrona will explore the different ways that cultures define health and disease. Stories which cultures tell about health and disease will be discussed as well as the role of traditional healers in reducing health disparities. Dr. Mehl-Madrona will reflect upon models for health provider/traditional healer interactions and collaborations. There will be a talking circle, then the workshop will close with a short ceremony.

    These are the worst economic times anybody alive remembers. How to deal with the stress of losing jobs, homes? The reservations have been way below the poverty line for centuries, and gives him ideas. Have friends, spirituality, ceremony/worship. Spend time with people, turn off the TV, exercise, minimize drink, drugs. In a Hawaii study, some people rise above adversity. 50 year follow up in 2010. The difference is to be connected to spirituality, place, people. Dale Carnegie book, people said another person had changed their lives, helped them through. Form healing circles of support. How do you form groups? Decide a time, place, call people.

  • Bumper Music: Are the Good Times Really Over for Good Wynonna Judd.
  • Government efficiency. The right say the US has the best army, and that is government run. Thom is concerned that this administration is going the same economic road as the last 4. Obama campaigned on change. Sovereign immunity, it should be "we the people".
  • Article: Polish politician fumes over 'gay' elephant.
  • Call Holder, why is Leura Canary still in post, and look at the Don Siegelman case, which is far more egregious than that of Ted Stevens.
  • Clinton went into Haiti, Disney got very cheap workers?
  • Taft-Hartley law. Employee Free Choice Act rolls part of it back.
  • Bumper Music: What a Wonderful World, Louis Armstrong. Thanks.
  • Sean from Indianapolis suggested taking banks to small claims court for overdraft fees.
  • CEO pay, eliminate the tax deductability above a certain level? They already have, that's why they started paying themselves with stock.
  • Thiomersal, mercury.


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