The Lowdown

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Why are so many chronic Lyme patients are refused treatment? Why is there is no reliable test for Lyme and no funding for a vaccine? Why are doctors punished for treating chronic Lyme patients; and why is the medical profession is at war over the disease. Today's guest unearths the truths about the Politics of Ticks.

Preventing Lyme

May 21, 2018
Ticks are ruining countless lives. But we don't have to give up the outdoors to avoid them. In Part Two of our series Lyme: The First Epidemic of Climate Change we talk about what to wear, what to spray, and the cutting edge technologies to stay out of harm’s way.
One of the many myths of American society is that everyone can succeed. But this is hollow fantasy for most black, brown, and poor kids, who may even get scholarships to college only to encounter barriers they were never prepared forin a system that is inherently unfair.
Journalist Johann Hari disputes the theory that the sole cause of depression is a chemical imbalance in the brain and instead attributes the roots of many people’s depression to common factors such as loneliness, our displeasure with our jobs, and the loss of community.
Embrace your dawdling! Some of history's greatest geniuses, Darwin, DaVinci, and Frank Lloyd Wright spent a lot of time doing everything but the work they became famous for. So there may be hope for all of us yet!
Written stories and their power to defeat armies, form nations, bring down governments, expand religions, and even elect presidents.
What is that eerie yelping murderous howling that comes from the marshes at night? And what's making it? Wolf? Dog? Mythic demon ritually celebrating the grisly death of an innocent house pet? It's all here: everything you ever wanted to know about coyotes.
There's plenty of tax payer money available for public education and a burgeoning market sector that wants to get its hands on it by turning inner city schools into lucrative business ventures including charter schools, voucher programs, and online virtual schools,
How to take effective action, how to organize people, and how to confront those who wield political power, whether on a local, state, or national level, and in the process transform ourselves from passive observers to compassionate leaders.