#metoo in 2002

Interesting story of how fault lines of belief can fracture a small community when allegations of sexual harassment occur.

Susan Drury tells the story of what happens when one of the most respected men in town gets accused of sexual harassment by one of the most trusted women in town. For a lot of the townspeople it was a difficult decision, but they chose to believe him over her. And some of them didn’t change their minds, even when the man was later revealed to be a murderer.

www.thisamericanlife.org/211/naming-names/act-three

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Ever heard of Nauru?

Me neither.

Nauru is a tiny island, population 12,000, a third of the size of Manhattan and far from anywhere: Yet at the center of several of the decade’s biggest global events. Contributing editor Jack Hitt tells the untold story of this dot in the middle of the Pacific and its involvement in the bankrupting of the Russian economy, global terrorism, North Korean defectors, the end of the world, and the late 1980s theatrical flop of a London musical based on the life of Leonardo da Vinci called Leonardo, A Portrait of Love. (30 minutes)

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Making babies 

At 33:00, Sophia postulates that harvested sperm and eggs are being combined in “black” labs to create undocumented humans (via surrogates or possible articifial womb technology).

I get into the riddle of A.I. or I.A. in this discussion with Mark Devlin, whom I have interviewed in the past (scroll down this page for links).  Listen here and read the article I refer to here.

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The Infectious Myth – Sacrificial Virgins with Joan Shenton and Andi Reiss

David talks with film makers Joan Shenton and Andi Reiss about their new three part series on the impact of the HPV vaccine, Sacrificial Virgins. The film, despite each part being only 10 minutes long, covers the devastating health impacts some girls have experienced after the vaccine, and the scientific flaws that make this vaccine particularly dangerous. The films interview girls and young women whose physical lives have been destroyed by the vaccine, as well as leading scientific critics of t

* Duration: 57:39

* Published: 2017-11-15 10:25:40 AM

* Episode Download Link (79 MB): infectiousmyth.podbean.com/mf/feed/zjvag3/TIM_111417.mp3

* Show Notes: infectiousmyth.podbean.com/e/the-infectious-myth-sacrificial-virgins-with-joan-shenton-and-andi-reiss-111417/

* Episode Feed: The Infectious Myth – infectiousmyth.podbean.com/feed/

Sacrificial Virgins: Parts I, II & III: www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbGGcgXKKaBorcaejsR_YwOoglEhrr9GJ

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Pivotal Texas ballot counting case

Elections vote on and counted by a computer without paper ballots are fraud – pure and simple. Listen to this lady’s amazing story.

Dr. Laura Pressley ran for City Council in Austin, Texas in 2014, intent on cutting waste from the city budget and fixing problems.  She was an extremely popular candidate whose grassroots campaign was boosted by scores of dedicated volunteers, and given her expertise with numbers and lifelong activism she was thought by nearly all to be perfect for the job.  However, two weeks before the election-entry deadline, a 24-year-old ethnic Mexican (Gregorio Casar) moved into town, signed up to run and beat Laura Pressley 2 to 1.  With her mathematical skills, Dr. Pressley began to analyze the election results, saw odd patterns, and decided to file a lawsuit to decertify her opponent’s victory.  Her case — the first in the country to produce direct evidence of electronic vote fraud — has reached the Texas Supreme Court, and if she prevails, EVF will be blown open in America as never before.  Please hear this amazing woman’s story and support her ($15K of donations are needed!!) at PressleyForAustin.com.  Read more here and here.Listen here

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On reconciliation 

Words can seem so puny and ineffective sometimes. On this show, we have stories in which ordinary people make last ditch efforts to get through to their loved ones, using a combination of small talk and not-so-small talk.

* Duration: 1:01h

* Published: 2017-09-17 8:00:00 PM

* Episode Download Link (29 MB): www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/podcast.thisamericanlife.org/podcast/597.mp3

* Show Notes: feed.thisamericanlife.org/~r/talpodcast/~3/Qb77ES_3h14/one-last-thing-before-i-go

* Episode Feed: This American Life – feeds.thisamericanlife.org/talpodcast

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