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From science to mythology, history to culture, a pharmaceutical look at cutting-edge topics.
14 Sep, 2018 | 0:29:51 |
EN | CHMR FM Music Department | The Med Thread

What do *you* know about biological drugs? In this episode of The Med Thread, produced by the School of Pharmacy at Memorial University of Newfoundland in partnership with CHMR-FM, local pharmacist Sheldon Baines, a specialist in biological drugs from BioScript Pharmacy, joins Cathy and Mike to chat about these 'made from life' medications: how they help patients reclaim their livelihood;...
FOR RELEASE WEEK OF OCTOBER 7, 2018
08 Sep, 2018 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

In this second part of her 2005 interview, Ross focuses on how the Reproductive Justice movement has been built up as a collaboration between reproductive rights and racial justice activism. She advises that although Roe v Wade may be overturned by the US Supreme Court, "they can't put the toothpaste back in the tube."
FOR RELEASE WEEK OF SEPT 30, 2018
08 Sep, 2018 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

In this interview, Ross begins with her personal story of needing reproductive justice, and goes on to tell stories of pioneering organizing for real reproductive choice and the sexist, racist and classist moves by US politicians to control the bodies of women and of all people of color. The interview took place in 2005, but all the struggles are ongoing...
FOR RELEASE WEEK OF SEPT 16, 2018
07 Sep, 2018 | 0:28:47 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Conclusion of 2-part interview with biologist Karen Messing about gendered research on gendered work and its effects on health and stress. Both parts are full of examples.
FOR RELEASE WEEK OF SEPT 9, 2018
07 Sep, 2018 | 0:28:48 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

This is the first of two half-hours of an extensive interview with Professor Messing about how gendered the most common professions are, what generally-ignored factors cause physical and mental health problems for women at work in various professions, and what can and cannot be changed about this in the contemporary milieu. She makes the point that Europeans, especially the French,...
From science to mythology, history to culture, a pharmaceutical look at cutting-edge topics.
14 Aug, 2018 | 0:41:42 |
EN | CHMR FM Music Department | The Med Thread

Dr. John Weber, pharmacologist, neuroscientist and cannabis expert and associate professor with the Memorial University of Newfoundland School of Pharmacy, joins co-hosts Mike Chong and Dr. Cathy Balsom of the School of Pharmacy's Medication Therapy Services (MTS) Clinic to discuss everything from chemical compounds, types of cannabis and their effects on the body, to how research following legalization will help...
From science to mythology, history to culture, a pharmaceutical look at cutting-edge topics.
08 Aug, 2018 | 0:29:13 |
EN | CHMR FM Music Department | The Med Thread

You're a teddy bear without stuffing: you're anemic. Ever wonder how you got that way, and how you can get your stuffing back? Will you ever feel rested again? Join co-hosts Mike Chong and Dr. Cathy Balsom of the School of Pharmacy's Medication Therapy Services (MTS) Clinic to find out!
From science to mythology, history to culture, a pharmaceutical look at cutting-edge topics.
24 Jul, 2018 | 0:31:45 |
EN | CHMR FM Music Department | The Med Thread

Greeks and Egyptians developed sleeping potions using the opium poppy — the same potion that put Dorothy to sleep in The Wizard of Oz. European apothecaries in the Middle Ages stocked spongia somnifera, a medieval anesthesia soaked in wine and herbs. Today, Z-drugs are among the most popular sleep remedies. Join co-hosts Mike Chong and Dr. Cathy Balsom of the...
On rights and competencies of birthing mothers and newborns
06 May, 2018 | 0:28:44 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Interview with Elena Skoko, activist for rights and dignity of mothers and babies in birth. She talks about birthing practices based on science, dignity and choice. She gave birth to her daughter in Bali at a birthing centre, with midwife Ibu Robin Lim in attendance.
Between Patriarchy and Biology, What Can You Do?
04 Mar, 2018 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Playwright Carolyn Gage performing one of her Sermons for a Lesbian Tent Revival. This one has great relevance for non-lesbians as well. She titles it "The Real L-Words" and first discusses the poverty of our words to distinguish among many forms of love and lists alternative words. Then she talks about the brain chemistry at work when we "fall in...
Preparing for needs of women and children
31 Dec, 2017 | 0:28:46 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

At a panel on Women and Climate Change at the American Public Health Association's 2017 conference, women professionals with disaster experience gave strong advice for improving disaster response, including childcare, elder care, protections against violence, and more.
Our uteruses, our rules
02 Oct, 2017 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

US-based nurse practitioner and midwife Mary Lou Singleton discusses how women can gain power over their reproductive health and decision-making despite living in late-stage patriarchy. She says liberals and conservatives both have their own slant on controlling women's bodies and limiting their choices
Conversations with Gordon Edwards and Arnie Gundersen
17 Mar, 2017 | 0:58:59 |
EN | Michael Welch | Global Research News Hour

On this week's Global Research News Hour, we continue a conversation on the state of the nuclear industry and nuclear power six years after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear catastrophe by speaking with two experts. First up, Gordon Edwards of the Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility explains the Canadian government's 70 year embrace of the atom. And later Arnie Gundersen of...
Guests discuss the most censored Indigenous, Canadian and other stories from 2016
05 Jan, 2017 | 0:59:39 |
EN | Michael Welch | Global Research News Hour

This week's program analyses the most suppressed and censored stories of 2016. We speak with Andy Lee Roth of Project Censored about his organization's latest list of most censored stories. We hear fro John Schertow, lead editor of Intercontinental Cry about the major Indigenous stories internationally not making headlines. Finally we hear from Patricial Elliott, Associate Professor at the University...
Remembering American women's traumas Pre-Roe
18 Dec, 2016 | 0:28:44 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Documentary based on Academy Award-nominated film by Dorothy Fadiman, When Abortion Was Illegal: Untold Stories
Alexis Shotwell and Gary Kinsman talk about the AIDS Activist History Project.
30 Nov, 2016 | 0:28:19 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

On this week's episode of Talking Radical Radio, Scott Neigh speaks with Alexis Shotwell and Gary Kinsman. They are involved in the AIDS Activist History Project, an initiative that is recovering the stories of the radical organizing that happened in Canada in the 1980s and 1990s in response to the AIDS crisis. One of today's guests, Gary Kinsman, has written...
Ethnic tension in a maternity ward in Israel
20 Nov, 2016 | 0:28:45 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem was founded on a promise to serve all patients with the same, excellent care. But fear and prejudice affecting midwives and their patients put the ideal to the test.
Thinkers Graeme MacQueen, Michel Chossudovsky and Barrie Zwicker review aspects of 9/11
16 Sep, 2016 | 0:59:25 |
EN | Michael Welch | Global Research News Hour

The Global Research News Hour's 15th anniversary retrospective look at the 9/11 attacks continues. Professor Graeme MacQueen is author of the 2014 book The 2001 Anthrax Deception: The Case for a Domestic Conspiracy. In this account, MacQueen elaborates on his view that the anthrax letters sent to select legislators and media figures was intended to complement the 9/11 campaign, and...
Update of award-winning program
25 Oct, 2015 | 0:28:48 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

As of October 25, 2015, Chile's Congress is debating de-criminalizing abortion in cases of life-endangerment, fetal malformation, and - up to 18 weeks only - cases of rape. But of an estimated 33,000 abortions a year in that country, few fall into those categories. The rest avail themselves of clandestine abortion. This program won the Radio Award from the International...
The Velvet Studio interviews one of the world's leading neuroscientist to find out!
21 Oct, 2015 | 1:53:26 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | The Velvet Studio

The Velvet Studio is joined by the Author of 'Gay, Straight, And the Reason's Why" and one of the world's leading experts on what may cause homosexuality, Stanford Professor Simon LeVay. We discuss a number of possible causes for homosexuality, and the impact of pre-natal development for Trans folks
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