That’s right, seven of them–from HIV/AIDS to resistant strains of bacteria, viruses, flus, and lyme disease. Dr. Mark Jerome Walters talks about the human role in causing and aggravating those diseases by our poor handling of ecosystems.
Anthropologist Paul Hooper has lived with the Tsimane people of Bolivia and reports on their extraordinary health and athleticism, and their way of life which includes entirely home-grown beer and barbecue.
Anthropologist Barbara King looks at the range of food animals–insects, octopuses, chickens, and various mammals–not to get you to stop eating them, but to open a discussion about about what constitutes a good life and what animal cruelty looks like in the industrial food system.
… and what undermines it? Money, corruption, inadequate laws, lack of enforcement of good laws … and the sense of despair that there are no solutions. But there are good, bipartisan solutions, according to Meredith McGehee of IssueOne.org.
Cognitive scientist Lera Boroditsky makes the case that the language–or languages–we speak deeply affect who we are and how we engage with the world.
… of science, of understanding, of language, of mathematics… a philosophical conversation about science with David Krakauer, President of the Santa Fe Institute.
Terry Tempest Williams and Brooke Williams talk about staying sane in wild lands, buying gas leases to protect land, and resistance through writing.
… is the name of Jordan Flaherty‘s book about the Savior Mentality, and the problems that self-styled savior activists pose to getting the real work done … and what better alternatives look like.
…seems possible, at least when you’re talking to Phyllis Bennis of the Institute for Policy Studies. She asks reasonable questions like, What would it take to transition to a less militaristic, diplomacy-based foreign policy?
Science writer Julie Rehmeyer found out she had chronic fatigue syndrome, and went on a journey to find a cure that took her from doctors to Death Valley.