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EP 403 Leave It As It Is: You Can't Improve It

One wag called it a ‘conservationist rom-com’, when the big personality of Theordore Roosevelt came into contact with the big hole, The Grand Canyon. It was there that he spoke the words which became the title of David Gessner’s new book, ‘Leave It As It Is’. Yet, it seems that Americans can’t leave well enough … Continue reading EP 403 Leave It As It Is: You Can’t Improve It

EP 402 A Feast Without the Cruelty: The Promise of Cell Cultured Meat

There is an edible space race on to bring cell cultured meat to market.  What is that, you say?  It’s having your meat and eating it too.  No slaughterhouses, fewer greenhouse gas emissions and sundry new foods derived from stem cells gathered through a biopsy from a living animal, a bioreactor maintaining the temperature, acidity … Continue reading EP 402 A Feast Without the Cruelty: The Promise of Cell Cultured Meat

EP 401 Have Boomers Left Millennials A Pile to Clean Up?

As the father of two millennials, I am on the side of about half of my baby boom generation in regretting the sorry state of affairs we have left on their doorstep.  Think about it in these terms: after forty years of the arc of American history bending toward individualism, self-reliance and  the desires of … Continue reading EP 401 Have Boomers Left Millennials A Pile to Clean Up?

EP 400 The Healthcare Industry as a Career in the Wake of the Pandemic

On the news we’ve heard from exhausted, and often frustrated, front line medical workers who have had so much to deal with during the pandemic–lack of PPE,long hours in suffocating garb, a public skeptical of the seriousness of what they face every day and changing protocols as more information has come to light about the … Continue reading EP 400 The Healthcare Industry as a Career in the Wake of the Pandemic

EP 399 Is True Integration Possible in America?

There have been a number of false starts in American history toward the concept of a more equal, more integrated society. Yet, at each turn, those attempts have been blunted by forces that cannot see America without a power and status differential drawn white and black. It could’ve happened at the onset of the Continental … Continue reading EP 399 Is True Integration Possible in America?

EP 398 The Deviant's War: The Homosexual vs. The United States of America

Many of the heroes of the civil rights movement for African-Americans have been in the forefront of public consciousness again in the recent period. Perhaps, it’s fitting that for a group of Americans who often were reticent to share their identity, the name of the leader of their movement, pre-dating the 1969 Stonewall riots, remains … Continue reading EP 398 The Deviant’s War: The Homosexual vs. The United States of America

EP 397 In a Nation of Grocery Chains, Why Do We Have So Many ‘Food Deserts’?

The U.S. Department of Agriculture reports there are 3,000 food deserts throughout the United States.  Sounds like a lot, doesn’t it?  While our guest gives a clearer definition of this designation, it basically means where people do not have access to a large format supermarket with healthy and nutritious food choices within walking distance. Most … Continue reading EP 397 In a Nation of Grocery Chains, Why Do We Have So Many ‘Food Deserts’?

EP 396 Why Don’t We Talk About Nuclear Weapons Anymore?

In his compelling new book, ‘The Apocalypse Factory’, Steve Olson lays out the road to the Manhattan Project as it wends its way through Los Alamos, Oak Ridge, and to some degree forgotten, Hanford, Washington.  He crafts a story of the scientists involved and the discovery of plutonium, which was a true game changer as … Continue reading EP 396 Why Don’t We Talk About Nuclear Weapons Anymore?

EP 395 Does the Federal Government Really Need to Tax to Spend?

Many pundits are fixated on the budget mess in Washington, D.C. and how we are burdening future generations with debt and deficits and that, by virtue of this spending, we are crowding out borrowing that will needed for investments in the private market.  Stephanie Kelton, former chief economist on the U.S. Senate Budget Committee, dares … Continue reading EP 395 Does the Federal Government Really Need to Tax to Spend?

EP 394 Trade is Not a Four Letter Word

The concept of free trade has gotten a bad name over the recent period as the current occupant of the White House has harpooned recent trade deals made by the United States as stupid and detrimental to the economic fortunes of the country. How can this be so when America wrote a lot of the … Continue reading EP 394 Trade is Not a Four Letter Word

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