Parkinson’s disease. It’s an epidemic—and growing. We talk with one of the world’s leading experts on Parkinson’s,Dr. Robert Okun about the book he co-authored, Ending Parkinson’s Disease: A Prescription for Action. He tells us about symptoms, causes, and new treatments.
But first, we talk with novelist Lionel Shriver about her latest foray into burning questions for our times. This one asks, as per its title, Should We Stay Or Should We Go. Should we cut our lives short before reaching possible decrepitude or should we stick around for come what may?
A few weeks ago, the remains of 215 children were found at the Kamloops Indian School in British Columbia, Canada. The school was opened and run by the Catholic Church until the federal government took it over in the late 1960s. Over the years, many indigenous children, some as young as 3 years old, were forcibly taken from their families and put into residential schools in Canada. Same as what happened in Native boarding schools in the United States, their hair was cut off, they were forbidden to speak their Indigenous languages, and to see their families — some didn’t return home for many years or not at all. On First Voices Indigenous Radio with Tiokasin Ghosthorse our guest Doug George Kanentiio was one of those students. Doug attended the Mohawk Institute in Branford, Ontario, and wrote about it. Doug is a co-founder of the Native American Journalists Association and later served the Mohawk Nation as editor of the journals “Akwesasne Notes” and “Indian Time.”
Poetry, thoughts and prayer inspired by the 2014 Gaza war. Recorded in the summer of 2014 as the war continued. The war was a military operation launched by Israel after rocket fire from Gaza struck Israel. The recent repetition of that scenario inspired Wednesday’s East End Ink.
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