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  • Dec. 11, 2018 – Pro Publica Is Awesome, Needed And Doing Great Work! Do You Know Them?

    On the show, we have noted and decried the lack of investigative journalism in American today. We aren’t the only people to have noticed; a group of concerned citizens with resources started ProPublica in 2007 and it has done great work. Partnering with commercial news organizations, ProPublica does investigative stories that are not economically viable […]

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  • Dec. 6, 2018 – States’ Rights, Federal Preemption, Public Protection, Common Sense Economics – A State Bank?

    California is starting a program – subject to pending litigation – that is similar to a state bank: A state-sponsored program that creates retirement-savings plans for workers not covered by employer-sponsored programs. There is this court challenge and that is a big part of the BTN today, but can a sovereign state start a program that […]

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  • Dec. 3, 2018 – Recycled Water? Toilet-To-Tap? It Must Be This Global Warming They Keep Talking About!

    That California and much of the American West is in drought is now reasonably well known. How to deal with it is another matter. Conservation has been effective but without new water sources, conservation alone won’t get the job done. So, while casting about for new water sources, the ‘toilet-to-tap’ discussion has reemerged – in […]

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  • November 28, 2018 – A New ‘Precision’ Cancer Drug Has Been Approved. Is This Big News?

    To some doctors, cancer treatment is barbaric; indiscriminate, it kills far more tissue than it needs to, to kill the cancer. The chemotherapy and radiation also have a lot of side effects, it’s brutal on the patient. For years now, there has been an effort to do ‘personalized medicine’ or ‘precision medicine’ where drugs are […]