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Episode 443 On Romania's Border

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Release Date: 04/28/2022

Episode 470 Food show art Episode 470 Food

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Lori Stahlbrand is a professor at George Brown College. Debbie Field is coordinator for the Coalition for Healthy School Food. Both are deeply concerned about the sustainability of food security. They believe that food should mostly be produced locally, and with reference to the indigenous knowledge of people who have lived in the region for centuries and know the conditions of the soil and ecosystem. But the solution to sustainable food involves many different levels of action, from the personal and individual to the geopolitical. For the video, audio podcast, transcript, and public comments:...

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Episode 469 Tactical Nukes in Ukraine? show art Episode 469 Tactical Nukes in Ukraine?

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John Manza was Assistant Secretary General for Operations in NATO; Frederic Pearson and Alvina Pearson are retired professors at Wayne State University, and Erika Simpson is a political science professor at Western University. All are knowledgeable about NATO's nuclear strategy. They discuss the new plans arising from this week's NATO summit and how likely Putin is to use a tactical nuke in the Ukraine war. This is unlikely unless Russia is losing. But this winter, the gas shortage in Europe is likely to weaken the European commitment to sanctions. For the video, audio podcast, transcript, and...

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Episode 468 Global Town Hall June 2022 show art Episode 468 Global Town Hall June 2022

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Alyn Ware, a Right Livelihood laureate, reports that the laureates as a whole are taking climate change and nuclear weapons to the International Court of Justice and the Human Rights Council. Paul Werbos is troubled by the difficulty of getting advanced technical information about energy production to the people who actually can introduce the real changes. Alyn suggests that he send the information to the International Renewable Energy Agency. Charles Tauber reports on his free training online of lay people in Nepal, Sudan, Ukraine, Turkey, and elsewhere as ‘barefoot psychotherapists” for...

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Nancy Ruth and Lois Wilson have both retired after serving in Canada's senate. Marilou McPhedran is currently serving there. Nancy worked largely on gender-based issues while Lois focused on human rights and now, in retirement, on a United Church network to promote a guaranteed basic income. Marilou had been an educator about human rights issues and joined us from Vienna where she was attending the first meeting of states parties to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.For the video, audio podcast, transcript and comment column: . After watching, share your thoughts on the comments...

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David Harries was educated and worked as a nuclear engineer. Leon Kosals is a sociologist professing criminology at University of Toronto, and James Simeon is head of McLaughlin College, York University. David answers Leon's question about whether nuclear winter is a real possibility (yes, but mainly if there is escalation). They both agree with James that war is an existential threat now and must be controlled, which wil involve significant changes in the UN. Though the SDGs are essential, top priority may best be assigned to potential existential threats, which now means that we need means...

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Konstanty Gebert is a Polish journalist with a special interest in covering genocide. We discuss the Rwandan and Nazi genocides - the precursors and the circumstances that enabled especially the Germans to become repentant and therefore a moral leader in Europe by accepting over a million refugees. Now Poland is welcoming huge numbers of refugees from Ukraine, and the psychological dissonance is difficult because the EU was punishing Poland for the undemocratic status of its democracy. For the video, audio podcast, transcript and public comments: . Then share your thoughts on the comments...

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Bruce Kidd was an Olympic athlete who became an academic scholar specializing in kinesiology and sport. He has been president of Scarborough College at the University of Toronto and advises government and sports associations. We talk about the connection between political and sports rivalries and the ethical standards to maintain when disciplining countries and athletes for cheating. Should countries that have launched aggressive wars be allowed to participate in world sporting events? Should certain sports be banned for being too dangerous to the players? If so, which sports? And what...

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Episode 457 Global Town Hall May 2022 show art Episode 457 Global Town Hall May 2022

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Dale Dewar and Georgina Bartos discuss Canada' plans to store radioactive wastes near the Ottawa River. Alexey Prokhorenko reports on the state of mind prevailing in Moscow, and Charles Tauber offers to help Russians who need counselling about the war. Leda Raptis tells us about her cancer research and the plight of black male scientists in Canada. Bill Leikam is burning off some karma by looking after grey foxes and George Wilobo is planning a peace conference in Uganda. For the video, audio podcast, transcript and public comments: . Then share your thoughts on the comment column.

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Episode 464 Health and War in Ukraine show art Episode 464 Health and War in Ukraine

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Richard Denton, Barbara Birkett, and Neil Arya are all Canadian physicians who are deeply engaged in International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War Canada and concerned to end the war in Ukraine. The people they know are overwhelmingly in favor of Ukraine, but now worrying that Russia is likely to win the war and keep Ukrainian territory. We discuss ways of overcoming the Security Council veto so as to impose a globally-satisfactory solution. What would happen if the Security Council did pass a motion requiring Russia to withdraw? Would Putin comply? When then? For the video, audio...

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Before Landon Pearson became a Canadian senator, she had raised five children and lived with her husband Geoffrey Pearson in several countries where he worked in embassies. In Moscow he was Canada's ambassador and, since her children were grown by then, Landon visited schools playgrounds, observing the childrearing practices, then wrote a book, Children of Glasnost: Growing up Soviet. What are the effects of this collectivity-oriented system on the political values of today's Russian adults? She now directs an institute at Carleton University on the Rights of the Child. For the video, audio...

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Anda Serban is a community organizer and peace activist in Costanza, Romania -- near the border of Ukraine. She describes the living conditions and uncertain plans of the refugees fleeing into her country, and the prospect that Putin's apparently successful use of nuclear weapons as a deterrent will increase the appetite of other countries for such arsenals of their own. For the video, audio podcast, transcript, and public comments: https://tosavetheworld.ca/episode-443-on-romanias-border/. Then you are welcome to post to our public comments column.