Monday, March 16, 2009

Unraveling the Mystery of Black-White Differences in Infant Mortality

Neonatologists James Collins and Richard David specialize in the care of infants born too soon or too small. Their research on differences in birth outcomes between African American and white American women points to a provocative idea: the cumulative stress of racism is taking a toll on African American families even before they are born.

Jack Shonkoff Interview

In this original interview, Dr. Jack Shonkoff, director of the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University, discusses the importance of early childhood experiences on life-long health, learning, and success. He describes the effect of toxic stress on brain development, and asserts that we have a moral and economic incentive to provide the best environments for all children or pay the price later in the form of reduced productivity and the burden of chronic disease.
Source: Unnatural Causes

Scott Horton Interviews Howard Zinn on April 7th, 2008

Historian Howard Zinn discusses the long history of American imperialism from the genocide of the American Indians to the wars against Mexico, Spain, the Good War, and the "war on terrorism," and the long and proud history of the American antiwar movement.
Source: Scott Horton Interviews Howard Zinn

Scott Horton Interviews Philippe Sands on May 16th, 2008

Philippe Sands, professor of law at University College London discusses the Geneva Conventions, the tortured "20th hijacker" al Quatani, and the Military Commissions Act of 2006.
Source: Scott Horton Interviews Philippe Sands

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