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Human Population Limits
Alan Weisman and Steve Curwood discuss the hot-button issue of reducing population. Weisman traveled to more than 20 countries, from India to Italy to Japan, to ask what experts agreed were probably the most important questions on Earth--and also the hardest: How many humans can the planet hold without capsizing? How might we actually arrive at a stable, optimum population, and design an economy to allow genuine prosperity without endless growth?
Alternative Medicine Under The Microscope
Alternative medicine, from herbs to acupuncture to supplements, is big business in America. Dr. Paul A. Offit, chief of the division of infectious diseases and the director of the Vaccine Education Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Paul says alternative medicine has been way oversold. Paul and Terry Grossman talk with Tom Ashbrook.
Dr. Terry Grossman is founder and director of the Grossman Wellness Center and co-author (with Ray Kurzweil) of “Transcend: Nine Steps to Living Well Forever.”
Climate Change And The Bottom Line
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission requires that publicly traded companies file annual reports that disclose potential risks to the company’s bottom line. That includes climate change yet more than 70% of businesses fail to mention the possible effects of climate change. Lawrence Taylor, a citizen researcher who compiled the data, lays out the details to Steve Curwood.
Music includes One Man Blam! - Farawatastan, FDR - 12-5-1938, Jerusha - Leave The Tarsands In The Ground, Albert Einstein - Non-Violence, dreas - bells of war, Capitol Steps - Michael Brown, FDR - 9-23-1944, Peerless Quartet - I Didn't Raise My Boy To be A Soldier, Joan Baez - The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down, Michael Franti and Spearhead - Light up your lighter, Edward Kennedy - Faith Truth and Tolerance in America, Los Lobos & Antonio Banderas - Cancion Del Mariachi, Movie Songs - Mission Impossible Theme
living on earth: Counting Down the Planet
On Point with Tom Ashbrook: How Safe And Effective Is Alternative Medicine?
living on earth: Climate and the Bottom Line