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The Politics of Breast Cancer with Samantha King

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Samantha King

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the Pink Ribbon campaign is in full swing. The signs are everywhere – even the NFL teams are wearing pink shoes and pink gloves and pink armbands to remind people about breast cancer… if people need to be reminded about it.

Millions of people are going to be marching this month for BC awareness, and to raise money for research. So we’ve got all this awareness, and a ton of money pouring in for the fight against breast cancer, so how are we doing? Well….not as well as we should. In fact, we’re not  really making any progress at all.

On this edition of Green Street, Patti and Doug talk with author  Samantha King about her new book – and now movie! – Pink Ribbons, Inc.

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Rachel Plus Fifty Years with Dr. Paul Ehrlich

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Dr. Paul Ehrlich

What would Rachel Carson make of our world today? What would she think of fracking? Of the worldwide proliferation of toxic chemicals? Of government efforts to bend the rules for industry? Of industry’s penchant for discrediting scientists who tell the truth? Would she be surprised, or simply dismayed?

On this edition of Green Street, Patti and Doug discuss these issues with Dr. Paul Ehrlich, the outspoken and entertaining Stanford University professor, biologist and futurist who is the author of “The Population Bomb.”

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Pennsylvania with Vera Scroggins and Bill Cooke

You don’t know what fracking can do to a community until you live through it.

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Vera Scroggins & Bill Cooke

On this edition of Green Street we hear the voices of people whose lives have been turned inside out by the relentless industrialization caused by gas drilling in Pennsylvania, and what it means for New Yorkers.

Patti is joined tonight by special guest and frequent Green Street commentator, Bill Cooke. Anti-fracking activist Vera Scroggins joins us from her home in Pennsylvania, in the heart of fracking country.

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The Poisoning of an American High School with Joy Horowitz


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Joy Horowitz

90210 may seem like an unlikely zip code for a story about an environmental disaster, but sadly, this is no Hollywood script. It’s reality.

As our national debate about energy continues to grow, the true environmental cost of oil and gas exploration is being understood more clearly. In Hollywood, where an oil rig and power plant sit just outside the schoolyard fence, thousands of recent graduates are blaming their cancer and other illnesses on the environmental impact of those industrial operations. Similar situations are playing out in schools across the country.

On this edition of Green Street, Patti and Doug welcome author and journalist Joy Horowitz, whose compelling book ‘Parts Per Million: The Poisoning of Beverly Hills High Schooltells the complex story of toxic environmental pollution, large-scale corporate arrogance and the manipulation of science.

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What Does M-C-S Spell? with Linda Wojcik

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Linda Wojcik

Many people suffer from “Multiple Chemical Sensitivity,” a term that includes a variety of symptoms that may be experienced during or after exposure to an environmental trigger.

Symptoms can headache, fatigue, dizziness, nausea, chest pain, changes in heart rhythm, breathing problems, muscle pain or stiffness, skin rash, difficulty concentrating, memory problems, and mood changes. Common triggers are pesticides, fragrances, and recently, electromagnetic radiation from wireless networks and smart meters.

On this edition of Green Street Patti and Doug speak with Linda Wojcik, author of Joshua’s Lessons – Raising a Healthy Child in a Toxic World. This inspiring and remarkable book chronicles her son’s experiences as a young child with MCS, and provides lessons for all of those concerned about environmental exposures.

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Smart Meters with Josh Hart

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Josh Hart

So-called smart meters replace your old reliable analog electric meter with a wireless device that tells the power company when and how you use electricity. Just like a cell phone, the smart meter uses microwave radiation (or RFR) to send a signal.

Radiation is emitted from the smart meter when it sends out its signal, adding to the burden of microwave radiation already in your home from cell phones, cordless phones, wi-fi and other wireless devices. It all adds up!

On this edition of Green Street, Patti and Doug speak with Josh Hart, Executive Director of Stop Smart Meters.

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Soda Wars with Dr. Susan Rubin

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Dr. Susan Rubin

New York’s Mayor Michael Bloomberg created yet another food controversy by proposing to ban the sale of sugary sweet drinks over 16 ounces.

Of course, health professionals have known for years that soda not only contributes to the epidemic of obesity, but undermines good health in many other ways as well.

On this edition of Green Street, Patti and Doug welcome health expert, teacher, author and school food crusader, Dr. Susan Rubin. A holistic health practitioner, Dr. Rubin is also an unapologetic critic of today’s food industry, and her views on soda and other scourges of the American diet may have you cleaning out the food pantry!

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Children, Chemicals and Disease with Dr. Leo Trasande

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Dr. Leo Trasante

Can our kids survive the American lifestyle?

The air they breathe, the water they drink and the food they eat all contribute to a child’s risk of developing a serious  illness. Our environment contains a growing list of chemicals, many of which are known causes of human illnesses.
So what can we do about it?

On tonight’s show Doug and Patti are joined by  world-renowned pediatrician and environmental health expert Dr. Leo Trasande, who will explain  how chemical exposures put our kids at risk, how much environmentally-mediated illness costs our nation, and what steps we can take to protect our children from harm.

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The Theory of Obesogens with Bruce Mohun

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Bruce Mohun

Could early-life exposure to chemicals pre-determine our size?

Obesity has become a worldwide epidemic, and scientists are puzzled over its cause. Is it really just a matter of calories in and calories out? Could there be another reason?

On this edition of Green Street Patti and Doug welcome filmmaker and science journalist Bruce Mohun to talk about his new documentary film, “Programmed to be Fat.” The film explores the highly controversial theory of obesogens – chemicals in our environment that may play a significant role in causing obesity in humans.

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