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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…..as 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.

For more info:

Check out Vera’s Web Site NEPA Gas Action 

Visit Grassroots Hydraulic Fracking webpage

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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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Dying From Our Diet with Dr. T. Colin Campbell

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T. Colin Campbell

The China Study (also known as the “China-Oxford-Cornell Diet and and Health Project”) has been hailed by the New York Times as the “most comprehensive large study ever undertaken of the relationship between diet and the risk of developing disease.

On this edition of Green Street we meet the study’s primary author, and discuss the implications of the data collected from the largest population on earth.

For more info:

View China-Oxford-Cornell Project

Learn more about the China Study

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Grill Baby Grill with Denise Snyder

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Denise Snyder

Outdoor grilling has become a staple of summer for many families, but recent studies have confirmed that grilling meats at high temperatures can produce carcinogenic compounds.

How can you keep your family safe and still enjoy cooking outdoors?

On this edition of Green Street, Patti and Doug discuss the science and learn more about possible solutions with oncology dietician Denise Snyder from Duke University.

For more info: See Helping to Heal blog – Grilling without Char

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Reducing Environmental Cancer Risk with Dr. Richard Clap

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Dr. Richard Clapp

The President’s Cancer Panel weighed In On Cancer and the Environment.

The President’s Cancer Panel found that environmental links to cancer have been grossly underestimated. In its annual report, the panel cites industrial and manufacturing sources, agricultural sources, exposures from modern lifestyles and medical sources as significant contributors to this national epidemic.

Join us as we discuss the report with Dr. Richard Clapp, Professor of Environmental Health at  Boston University’s School of Public Health.