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Archive for August, 2010

In the Precautionary Principle for the Environment and Health, Alison Rose Levy www.healthjournalist.com interviews Carolyn Raffensperger, M.A., J.D., the executive director of the Science and Environmental Health Network (www.sehn.org). As an environmental lawyer she specializes Read More→

Radio Show: Integrative Pediatric Care

Saturday, August 21st, 2010

On this program, Alison Rose Levy interviews Dr. Lawrence Rosen, MD, a board certified pediatrician committed to holistic child care. Dr. Rosen runs the Whole Child Center in New Jersey and serves as Medical Advisor to the Deirdre Imus Environmental Center for Pediatric Oncology. With the health difficulties that Read More→

Radio Show: The New Mandala and the Dalai Lama

Saturday, August 14th, 2010

On today’s show, Alison Rose Levy www.healthjournalistblog.com will speak with Rev. John Lundin, a spiritual writer and teacher, an environmental activist and clean energy advocate, and a liberal blogger. His newest book, written in collaboration with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, The New Mandala – Eastern Wisdom for Western Living, is a guide for Read More→

Radio Show: Our Habitat and Your Health

Saturday, August 7th, 2010

Alison Rose Levy’s guest today is Larry Schweiger, President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Wildlife Federation. In his book, Last Chance: Preserving Life on Earth, Schweiger breaks down the science behind global climate change and takes us from Lake Erie to the icebergs of Greenland, and from Congress Read More→

New York Says Wait a Minute to Gas Drillers

Saturday, August 7th, 2010

In a 48-9 vote in the wee hours of Wednesday morning, the New York State Senate voted in Senate Bill S8129B, which will ban the issuance of gas permits until May 2011. The concern most recently cited by Senators speaking in Albany late last night were dangers of contamination by chemicals used in fracking to New York City’s unfiltered water supply. This win for environmental safety, public health and clean drinking water, followed months of grass roots organizing efforts, along with mounting media coverage of gas drilling dangers, sparked by numerous incidents of spills, accidents, explosions, water contamination and recent deaths in neighboring states, similar to those captured in the film Gasland. Read More→

Are You a Health Ostrich or a Health Activist?

Saturday, August 7th, 2010

I’m a Health Maven, both an agent and a product of the self-help movement. But something funny happened on the way to transforming the world through transforming ourselves. A bunch of people who didn’t share our values got there first. Unfortunately, our compassion and positive intentions did not convey themselves to the hearts of corporate executives such that they dashed off their yachts to call back their lobbyists. Nor did they elect to self-regulate to keep our children and planet safe. Read More→