EP 726 Workers Struggle Without Safety Nets in the Gig Economy

EP 726 Workers Struggle Without Safety Nets in the Gig Economy

It’s hard to look back at the period when Covid-19 was ravaging the health and well-being of the American public, let alone people through the world, and say that we miss some of its silver linings.  Yet government stepped up with added monetary benefits, extended unemployment assistance, a child care tax credit and delays in …

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Ep 725 The Role of Survivors in Moving Past, While Learning From Catastrophes

Ep 725 The Role of Survivors in Moving Past, While Learning From Catastrophes

Ninety seven year old, Robert Jay Lifton, a chronicler of the pain, suffering and anguish of of the catastrophes of the 20th and 21st centuries–Nazi horrors, Hiroshima devastation, and the recent pandemic from Covid-19–as a ‘witnessing writer’ with a perception born of years of study as a pioneer in the field of psycho history, continues …

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EP 724 Artificial Intelligence is a Thing of the Present: What Can We Expect Going Forward?

EP 724 Artificial Intelligence is a Thing of the Present: What Can We Expect Going Forward?

  Artificial intelligence(AI) took on a decidely greater importance with the commercial application of ChatGPT about a year ago.  And though this is not the Stone Age of AI, its development is in its early stages and we’re all wondering what form and impact it will have on our work lives and human interactions altogether.  …

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EP 723 Is the End of the Road For Democracy Just Up Ahead in the USA?

EP 723 Is the End of the Road For Democracy Just Up Ahead in the USA?

According to one of the great practitioners of the art of political persuasion and campaign direction, it just may be. And our greatest danger may be our inability or willingness to recognize what’s happening, before it’s too late. Donald Trump has made clear his intent to take the powers of the presidency to a whole …

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EP 722 The AR-15 and Its Devastating History

EP 722 The AR-15 and Its Devastating History

America, it is said, was a country born with a rifle in its hand, but none so devastating as the recent history of the AR-15.  Call it a semi-automatic that can be converted into an automatic or select-fire weapon it was built to try to bring death and destruction to the forces of Communism.  Today …

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EP 720 Some Rebels May Have a Cause But Don’t Have What It Takes to Make the Change

EP 720 Some Rebels May Have a Cause But Don’t Have What It Takes to Make the Change

There are visionary leaders who want to create transformational change, but they may not have the skill set, strategy or fortune of good timing to affect the result they are looking for.  It takes a number of factors, in combination, to take a vision and see it through to completion.  We have seen lots of …

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EP 719 Children Taking in Alarming Levels of Toxins in Foods

EP 719 Children Taking in Alarming Levels of Toxins in Foods

Out of a growing concern for skyrocketing levels of mental health issues,violence, behavior and learning disorders in American children, an activist group, Moms Across America, commissioned testing on 21 of the country’s most popular fast food brands.  All 21 were tested for the most widely used herbicide in the world, glyphosate, 230 agrochemicals, 160 heavy …

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EP 718 Football’s Danger Even Without Helmets or Shoulder Pads

EP 718 Football’s Danger Even Without Helmets or Shoulder Pads

Football’s violence and its impact on the brain get most of the attention these days.  Even if little is done to control the impacts, there are stories detailing the interrupted, or destroyed, lives of players resulting from near head on collisions every game.  Yet, every summer, like clockwork, several American boys die on football fields …

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EP 717 Do You Have a Balanced Portfolio?

EP 717 Do You Have a Balanced Portfolio?

  The one thing we all have in common is that we have to manage money throughout our lifetimes.  And yet there is so little financial literacy taught in our schools.  There are certain sound principles that you will read and hear time and again.  In his new book, J. Ted Oakley, the founder of …

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