Monthly Archives: December 2013

Episode 8 Promo – Satire and Activism, with Harry Shearer!

le_showHARRYComing in January, a special episode of Before You Leap. Can satire change the world? Four of the funniest satirists today share their views on comedy and social justice. We speak to Negin Farsad of The Muslims are Coming, Brian Janosch of Cultivated Wit, and legendary satirist and founder of The Realist Paul Krassner. We also speak to Harry Shearer — you know him from Spinal Tap, The Simpsons, his many movies (including several with Christopher Guest) — and you may also know him from his 30 years of doing radio satire on Le Show.

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Breasts: A Bellwether of Health

We fetishize breasts, but how much do we know about them? On this episode,  we’ll talk about breasts, breast cancer, and why we should look at rising ra687191-florence-williamstes of breast cancer and other changes in breast health as a signal for all human health. With Florence Williams, author of Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History, Ted Schettler, author of the Ecology of Breast Cancer, and Connie Engel of the Breast Cancer Fund.

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Florence Williams writes about science, health and the environment. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Outside Magazine, Slate and many other publications. Ted Schettler is Science Director for the Science and Environmental Health Network. His new book, The Ecology of Breast Cancer: The promise of prevention and the hope for healing, can be downloaded here. We also talk with Connie Engel of the Breast Cancer Fund, who gives tips for healthier living and ways to get involved in the movement for breast cancer prevention.

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Episode 7 Promo – Breasts: A Bellwether of Health

breastsOur culture is fixated on breasts, so why do we know so little about them? Breasts may be the most observed and least studied body part, yet today troubling changes in breast health may be mirroring changes in the environment that are impacting all human health. In this episode we speak to Florence Williams, author of Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History, which uncovers recent developments in breast science and the relationships between environmental toxins and their impact on breastfeeding, breast cancer, and more. We also speak to Connie Engel of the Breast Cancer Fund, and to Dr. Ted Schettler of the Science and Environmental Health Network, about his new book, The Ecology of Breast Cancer.

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