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Big Blend Radio: A Dangerous Idea Documentary

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Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Magazines, for a Big Blend Radio conversation with filmmaker Stephanie Welch who discusses her debut feature film “A DANGEROUS IDEA: Eugenics, Genetics and The American Dream.”

Dealing with the interconnections of complex topics within the arena of science, history and politics, “A Dangerous Idea” effectively brings to light how false scientific claims have rolled back long fought for gains in equality, and how powerful interests are poised once again to use the gene myth to unravel the American Dream.  The film is also a radical reassessment of the meaning, use, and misuse of gene science. It features interviews with prominent scientists, victims of eugenic policies, and social thinkers, including Van Jones and Robert Reich.

Featured music on this episode is ‘World on Fire’ on the Kwame Binea Shakedown album, ‘Roots Rock ‘n Universal Love.’