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Overprescribed is the podcast raising America's awareness on pharmaceutical medications. We talk about the issues you may not ever hear about while also bringing on guests with different perspectives on what it means to be medicated in the U.S. www.overprescribedpodcast.com
 
In the next decade, the scale and scope of environmental change will test our ingenuity and strength. The fight for a livable planet is one that we must win. Each week we will meet people who can help us navigate this dynamic world and get us on a path to health. Hosted by Jared Blumenfeld, Podship Earth is a call to action. Jared Blumenfeld was the regional administrator of the US Environmental Protection Agency from 2009-2016 (appointed by President Obama). He also served as the Director o ...
 
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It’s an action that enviros have yet to master. In looking at what led to the 2016 election debacle, it's hard to ignore a disturbing fact: environmentalists turned out to vote at rates significantly less than the nation as a whole. To try and work out how that could be possible, I talk with Nathaniel Stinnett who runs the Environmental Voter Proje…
 
Given the state of the world, we need all the friends we can muster. Shane Minogue and I met when we were four. Friends we make as children and manage to keep for a lifetime are rare. We talk about audio equipment, membrane trafficking, religion, Clive Sinclair’s electric car, the secret to a good Guinness, why Shane was always the hippest kid in s…
 
In 1852, my grandfather’s grandfather Henry Cohn at the age of 21 left the shtetl of Dobrzyn (Poland), to set sail for America. He wrote a slim journal of his adventures - stories of escaping the military draft by crossing a river on his brother’s back, becoming a peddler, stories about his friend getting murdered, his crossing the Isthmus of Panam…
 
We talk with Dr Nadine Burke Harris, an award-winning physician, researcher, advocate and California’s first Surgeon General. She is dedicated to changing the way our society responds to childhood trauma. At its worst, stress can elicit a toxic shock to our system that changes who we are at very fundamental level. Dr Burke Harris has set a bold goa…
 
The scope of the societal impacts being both inflicted and uncovered by the COVID-19 pandemic are truly without precedent. With every disaster, whether it's an economic collapse or the damage inflicted by a hurricane or wildfire, we are given a choice: rebuild in the same pattern as before or re-imagine a different future. If a peaceful, compassion…
 
Are now frontline responders in the battle against climate change: fighting raging wildfires, helping urban dwellers overcome extreme heat, and rescuing victims of rising seas. What is less known is that firefighters are being exposed to a toxic soup of chemicals from melting flat-screen TVs to nylon carpets, each time they respond to a residential…
 
California is officially known as the “Golden State." One hundred and seventy years after the Gold Rush, the environmental legacy of gold mining is still with us and rarely acknowledged. Mercury which is a deadly neurotoxin, was elemental to the process of gold mining. Today large quantities of mercury from the Gold Rush are still polluting Califor…
 
Dolores Huerta is the one of the most important civil rights leaders in history. Dolores possesses an indomitable spirit, she is a fearless advocate on behalf of farm workers, women's rights and the environment. Huerta has been awarded every honor under the sun, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and yet at 90 she continues to walk should…
 
At 15 Doniga Markegard, left a note for her mom that she was taking off for the summer and would be back in the fall. Her hitchhiking adventure was the beginning of a quest that led her to tracking wolves in Alaska. Doniga’s wanderlust brought her to indigenous elders who showed her the interconnectedness with all living things. Doniga shares her t…
 
I travel on a supply boat 30 miles of the coast of San Francisco to visit the remote Farallon Islands National Wildlife Refuge. This rocky outcrop in the Pacific is home to millions of birds, five species of seals, whales and great white sharks - it is the Galapagos of the Northern Hemisphere! I meet up with Pete Warzybok with Point Blue Conservati…
 
Earth Day is turning 50 and I talk with Dr. Arlene Blum, who exemplifies the energy, humanity and spirit of this celebration which began in 1970 and gave birth to the modern environmental movement. Arlene is a biophysical chemist, an author, a mountaineer and Executive Director of the Green Science Policy Institute. Arlene’s belief that we can all …
 
Anna Lappé, and I discuss Diet for a Hot Planet, her book about the challenges and opportunities presented by helping solve the climate crisis by changing the food system. We uncover and debunk myths about the way food can be grown today and in the future. Anna’s mom, Frances Moore Lappé, wrote the 1971 book Diet for a Small Planet which revolution…
 
Our mothers made us. Our mothers shaped us. I talk with my mother Helaine Blumenfeld about her passion for life and creativity. By the age of 22, Helaine had received her PhD in politics from Columbia. Then, everything changed when she discovered the language of sculpture. Early in her career she decided to divide her time between being a mom when …
 
Satellite data is now giving us real time data on which crops are being planted, which crops might fail because of climate impacts like drought or disease, and how many acres of rainforest are being cut down for grazing land. Using this information we can better prepare for famines, reduce price volatility and work out how to feed a planet of 9 bil…
 
The sea level is rising and we need to get ready! From Venice to the Florida Keys, to Pacifica - coastal communities are waking up to the realities of significant climate related impacts. California Coastal Commissioner Sara Aminzadeh and I meet up with community organizers Jennifer Kalt, from Humboldt Bay Keeper, and Violet Saena, from Acterra.org…
 
Heather Bolint and Bryan Galvin were so frustrated by the plastic on Florida’s coastline that they decided to be the first people to walk around the entire state - all while picking up trash and bringing attention to the issue. They ended their walk by dumping 3,000 pounds of trash on the steps of the Florida State Capitol. I catch up with Heather …
 
Mono - is a magical lake twice the size of San Francisco that has tufa towers, salty water and millions of birds. It’s also the story of how scientists and advocates came together to save a national treasure threatened by water being taken by Los Angeles. I talk with Geoff McQuilkin and his daughter Ellery and David Herbst who was part of the origi…
 
With an all star team of scientists and advocates, I witness firsthand a few of the more than 500 rock glaciers in the Sierra Nevada mountains. To be honest, I had never heard of rock glaciers - it turns they are well kept secret. Led by Daniel Taillant, Dr. Connie Millar, Dr. David Herbst, Sara Aminzadeh and Adam Riffle, we discover that rock glac…
 
Purple sea urchins, a “blob” of warmer water, and star fish wasting syndrome have all conspired to turn California’s northern pacific coastal kelp forests into wastelands. As a result, ocean biodiversity, including prized Abalone, are all suffering. I get into scuba gear and go with Jack Linkins a local abalone fisherman and Mike Esgro a dive maste…
 
When Melissa Bumstead’s daughter Grace was diagnosed with a rare form of childhood cancer - both their lives changed in unimaginable ways. They spent weeks and then months in hospital over many years fighting for Grace’s life. As Melissa got know other children with cancer and their families, a pattern began to emerge - many of them, including Grac…
 
In the heart of San Francisco, Karen Heisler created the world’s most delicious pies through sustainability, equity and a fair wage. After 12 years, this community jewel is closing. We talk to Karen about how Mission Pie was created, the factors that led its closure and the love and hope that come from even the most difficult of life’s changes.…
 
This mighty plant, which has been cultivated for more than 8000 years, is making a comeback thanks to a unique coalition of Republicans, farmers, and hippies. Hemp can be made into more than 25,000 products from jeans to car parts and can help end our addiction to fossil fuels. I meet growers and advocates in California’s Antelope Valley.…
 
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