A conversation with Jack Weatherford, renowned scholar on Genghis Khan. He argues in his book, Genghis Khan and the Quest for God, that Genghis Khan inspired Thomas Jefferson for the Freedom of Religion principle.
Anne-Marie Keppel is a death doula who uses ancient and modern practices to help her clients create a comfortable environment to die in as well as helping them and their loved ones navigate the dying process, whether at home or not. As well as dealing with all the formal logistics during the dying process and after death.
She is also the author of DEATH NESTING: Ancient & Modern Death Doula Techniques, Mindfulness Practices and Herbal Care.
In this interview / conversation we talk about palliative care and taking our own dying and death into our own hands, and talk with a medical doctor who has been through her own palliative care process and now works with people who are dying in a nursing home. We also talk about the legalities and medical palliative care in other countries that are decades ahead of the US.
Democracy Now! produces a daily, global, independent news hour hosted by award-winning journalists Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez. Our reporting includes breaking daily news headlines and in-depth interviews with people on the front lines of the world?s most pressing issues. On Democracy Now!, you?ll hear a diversity of voices speaking for themselves, providing a unique and sometimes provocative perspective on global events.
The Revolutionary King: MLKs The Three Evils of Society, 'the sickness of racism, excessive materialism and militarism' and his prophetic work then for the path forward today!
Dr. Clayborne Carson, African American professor of history at Stanford University, and director of the Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute. Since 1985 he has directed the Martin Luther King Papers Project, a long-term project to edit and publish the papers of Martin Luther King, Jr.
For anyone that is preoccupied with the current local-global condition affecting the human family with the visible ravages of racism eating at our soul, poverty's death march and the ever expanding military industrial complex cancer devouring everything in sight our two-hour special The Revolutionary King will truly aid us on our journey to become more affective agents for social change.
On Aug. 31, 1967, Reverend Martin Luther King delivered The Three Evils of Society speech at the National Conference on New Politics, which is the most prophetic and revolutionary address to date on the questions of militarism, poverty, and racism. 'We are now experiencing the coming to the surface of a triple prong sickness' was how MLK framed the problem that 'has been lurking within our body politic from its very beginning.' Identifying 'the sickness of racism, excessive materialism and militarism' and considering the three problems as the 'plaque of western civilization.' Dr. King understood that the Civil Rights and Black Liberation Movement was from the outset a battle against the system itself.
At the time of the speech, MLK was facing increasing white opposition to black empowerment and equality, an expansion of crony capitalism and open ended commitment to military expenditures on the Vietnam war that all together led to deepening poverty and rising discontent in the African American community. The conditions in today's America and the world resemble what MLK described in 'The Three Evils of Society' speech in 1967.
MLK spoke of America's 'schizophrenic personality on the question of race' with two conflicting personalities. One professing 'the great principles of democracy' and another that practices its antithesis. Every step forward in confronting racism in America has an equal step backward, which MLK perceptively identified as the white backlash -- the 'old prejudices, hostilities and ambivalences that have always been there. The white backlash of today is rooted in the same problem that has characterized America ever since the black man landed in chains on the shores of this nation.' Racism, for MLK, was that 'corrosive evil that will bring down western civilization' and white backlash was nothing more than good old White Supremacy that is never content with equality.
Dr. King was a great leader in the Black Revolutionary Tradition whose work should help shape our understanding of capitalism and organizing today. Now is precisely the time to recount and be instructed by Dr. Kings revolutionary legacy against the systems efforts to white wash and degrade his frontal challenge to its crimes. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was one of the great revolutionaries in U.S. and world history. He was a leader of the Civil Rights and Black Liberation Movement, a fierce internationalist, anti-imperialist, and Pan Africanist, a Black militant, a socialist, and part of The Movement that was far to the left of the Democratic Party.
Since 1980, with the rise of Ronald Reagan, the two party system, aka U.S. imperialism, has waged a counter-revolution against the great victories of the revolutionary sixties, where the revolutionary left won so many of the ideological battles against U.S. hegemony. In the past 40 years, in particular, it has been profoundly painful to witness, and difficult to combat, the lies and slanders against the historical, and political achievements of the Black and Third World led movements.
In the case of Dr. King, the establishment has tried to distort Kings life by putting him forth as an accommodating, dreamer and use him as a counterforce against Malcolm X, Mao Tse-tung, Ho Chi Minh, Paul Robeson, W.E.B. Du Bois, Fidel Castro, Frederick Douglass, Fannie Lou Hamer, and the great Third World revolutionaries throughout history. In truth, Dr. King was one of their colleagues and comrades and in turn, they all had great appreciation of his unique and courageous role in history.
CurrentCast is a daily (M-F) 60-second module that discusses water sustainability and stewardship. Topics covered include pollution, conservation, climate change, recreation, and more. The program is a project of the Center for Transformative Action.
Alabama’s past is perceived in the present; a gay ambassador is tapped for Trump’s dirty work; recalling Edmonia Lewis’ life and “The Death of Cleopatra” in a “Rainbow Minute”; Indonesia considers forced rehab for “deviants”, Vietnam schools flunk LGBTQ lesson planning, Mormons pronounce punishment for gender transition, Chasten Buttigieg defends his hubby, Elizabeth Warren diss-misses Mike Pence, and more global LGBTQ news!
The latest world and Japan news from Japan's public broadcaster.
Join Anna as she learns basic Japanese phrases. This is a 48-episode series that runs continiously on REC-FM.
Community Progressive Radio (CPRmetro.org) is a non-profit, community-based, multi-media organization created to remedy the lack of media attention devoted to critical issues affecting our lives. CPRmetro.org provides a forum for a wide range of topics in a constant attempt to expose the truth. We use all the media technology available to us to provide our diverse communities with a media organization that can be relied on to give voice to its interests. We hope to provide opportunities for training and teaching community residents the science and the art of media production. We also hope to offer local artists an opportunity to learn media skills that will allow them to present their works to a larger audience.
Humans are doomed, and we'll be gone by 2050, says scientist Guy McPherson. Rapidly escalating climate change--triggered by our hydrocarbons--will destroy our habitat very soon. And no captain of industry or civic leader would risk damaging his career or stock portfolio to save the species.
This week, McPherson focuses on how serious the situation already is--and how mired in denial are all the leaders and institutions of the 'civilization' that caused the calamity
Next week: What to do?
Did you know that reducing food waste is among the leading ways to mitigate climate change? According to the Natural Resources Defense Council Up to 40 percent of food in the United States is wasted, contributing to extensive environmental, economic, and societal impacts. Join Food Sleuth Radio host and registered dietitian, Melinda Hemmelgarn, for her interview with Turner Wyatt, Chief Executive Officer of the Upcycled Food Association. Wyatt describes hopeful and powerful solutions to food waste, including rescuing and repurposing surplus food and by-products of food production. Upcycled food is good business, and good for the planet. Tune in to learn more.
Related website: www.upcycledfood.org
Ralph welcomes independent journalist, Monique El-Faizy, to talk about her book All the Presidents Women: Donald Trump and the Making of a Predator, which chronicles 43 more women who have come forward with stories of the Presidents sexual misconduct. Plus, Ralph, Steve, and David talk Trumps pardons, Michael Bloomberg, electoral politics, and still have time to knock out some listener questions.
As spring sap starts to rise, humans aren't the only animals tapping trees to enjoy sweet treats. Originally posted March 2019.
How Much Risk Are You Taking for that Return?
Keeping Informed on Political Issues;
Talking to Your Parents About Money;
Ask Peggy About Cash Charitable Donations
Dr. Fred Provenza talks about the many layers of intrinsic wisdom present in the natural world, from the perspective of a respected scientist and researcher. He is professor emeritus in the department of wildland resources at Utah State University, a renowned animal behaviorist and author of the recently published book Nourishment: What Animals Can Teach Us about Rediscovering Our Nutritional Wisdom. Fred has seen the entire discipline of ecology shifting toward holistic views, even as (and perhaps because) science continues to advance by leaps and bounds.
Topic: Black holes
Guest 1: Dr. Fulvia Melia
Topic: Time travel
Guest 2: Prof. Richard Gott
Tonight's the last debate before the South Carolina primaries, but it's also the last before Super Tuesday, which includes California and its 494 delegates.
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