• 00:46

    book discussion with fran lewis and Kira Peikoff

    in Writing

    Book discussion welcomes the the author of No Time to Die: Kira Peikoff. In a Washington, D.C. research lab, a brilliant scientist is attacked by his own test subjects. At Columbia University, a talented biochemist is lured out of her apartment and never seen again. In the Justice Department's new Bioethics Committee, agent Les Mahler sees a sinister pattern emerging...Zoe Kincaid is a petite college student whose rare genetic makeup may hold the key to a powerful medical breakthrough. When she is kidnapped, the very thing mankind has wanted since the dawn of time threatens to unleash our final destruction.Join me at four eastern, three central and two mountain to discuss this outatanding novel and what happens when someone is trying to develop a way to stop the aging process and cure fatal diseases. What will Zoe's fate be you have to read this book to find out. We will also talk about how she created the storyline for the novel and the characters. Join me: Fran Lewis author, educator, and editor of MJ Magazine and talk show host.

  • 02:05

    Kelly Hills, Mona Gable, Amanda Wilson • DNA: Privacy, Security, Public Health

    in Science

    Hr 1: Kelly hosts journalist Mona Gable, author of Blood Brother: The Gene That Rocked My Family; about genetic testing, the discovery of her brother’s Huntington’s diagnosis and the subsequen choices faced by her family. Gable writes about women's issues, health, travel. Also, Arctic explorer, wannabe scientist.

    Hr 2: Kelly hosts freelance writer Amanda Wilson about Sequenced in the U.S.A.: A Desperate Town Hands Over Its DNA and Mining Your Genetic Data for Profit: The Dark Side of Biobanking.

    @IPSNews & @UPI_Next alum, contributor to Urban Scrawl DC 

    A professional editor and writer in the medical sciences and humanities, Kelly Hills’ ethics-focused commentaries appear in The Guardian, Women’s Bioethics Blog, Nature Medicine and other venues. 

    Follow @Rocza @MonaLGable @AmandaMCWilson

  • 00:31

    Mark Leach talks about Prenatal Testing for Down syndrome

    in Parents

    Attorney and bioethisist Mark Leach will be talking to us about his upcoming presentation at the National Down Syndrome Congress Convention: "The New Era of Prenatal Testing: Answering Questions About the New Age of Genetics."  If anyone knows the most current information on this topic it's Mark!  Join us as we talk about his important work within the Down syndrome community and hear his thoughts about what we, as parents of adults who have Down syndrome, can do to help.

    From an article by Maureen Wallace in AllParenting:

    "Mark is dogged in his passion not only for his own daughter but for all people with Down syndrome," says Dr. Brian Skotko, co-director of the Down Syndrome Program at Massachusetts General Hospital. 

    You can also find Mark on Twitter and LinkedIn

  • 01:04

    Fatal Invention with Dorothy Roberts

    in History

    Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics, and Big Business Re-create Race in the Twenty-first Century

    Dorothy Roberts, an acclaimed scholar of race, gender and the law, joined the University of Pennsylvania as its 14th Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor with a joint appointment in the Department of Sociology and the Law School where she also holds the inaugural Raymond Pace and Sadie Tanner Mosell Alexander chair. Her pathbreaking work in law and public policy focuses on urgent contemporary issues in health, social justice, and bioethics, especially as they impact the lives of women, children and African-Americans. Her major books include Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics, and Big Business Re-create Race in the Twenty-first Century (New Press, 2011); Shattered Bonds: The Color of Child Welfare (Basic Books, 2002), and Killing the Black Body: Race, Reproduction, and the Meaning of Liberty (Pantheon, 1997). She is the author of more than 80 scholarly articles and book chapters, as well as a co-editor of six books on such topics as constitutional law and women and the law.




  • 01:06

    Frances Kissling: Activist Faith

    in Lifestyle

    Frances Kissling is the President of the Center for Health, Ethics and Social Policy, a Visiting Scholar at the Center for Bioethics University of Pennsylvania, and the former president of Catholics For a Free Choice.

    Frances is engaged in thinking, writing and developing programs on values and ethics in several health areas especially international issues in reproductive health including dynamic and progressive workshops in Africa.

    Activism comes naturally to Frances. Notwithstanding her sharp differences with the Catholic Church, Kissling has no plans to leave the faith. “I’m so Catholic, I can’t get away from it,” she said in 2007. “How I construct concepts of life, of justice, it all comes out of being Catholic.”

  • 01:32

    TRU-Life Fridays: Wesley J. Smith

    in Lifestyle

    Opposing Obamacare is racist?  Black women deserve a free cup of water in a gas station?  Thowing a "fiesta" is racist if you're not Latino?  Lately, issues of racism and poor race relations have dominated the news in a way that has not been seen in recent past decades.  This is surely a pro-life issue, as racial disharmony speaks of underlying views of human worth and valuation.  We will be discussing just how we got to the disharmony we see and the true pro-life position that marks real progress.

    Wesley J. Smith, expert on biothethics and life ethics, will be on to discuss his latest short film, "The War on Humans".  Wesley is author of The Culture of Death and Forced Exit and writes regularly for National Review Online's Human Exceptionalism column.  

    From his bio:
    Attorney and award winning author Wesley J. Smith is a senior fellow at the Discovery Institute’s Center on Human Exceptionalism. He is also a consultant to the Patients Rights Council, and a special consultant for the Center for Bioethics and Culture. In May 2004, because of his work in bioethics, he was named by the National Journal as one of the nation’s top expert thinkers in bioengineering. In 2008, the Human Life Foundation named him a Great Defender of Life for his work against assisted suicide and euthanasia.

  • 01:01

    Jennifer Ouellette & Kelly Hills • Life as an Extreme Sport

    in Science

    Meet ethicist Kelly Hills the newest Virtually Speaking Science host. She and Jennifer Ouellette talk about nontraditional academic paths, the importance of pop culture to bioethics, why we watch reality TV.

    Virtually Speaking Science episodes are hosted by Alan Boyle, Kelly Hills, Tom Levenson & Jennifer Ouellette.

  • 01:01

    Jennifer Ouellette & Kelly Hills • Life as an Extreme Sport

    in Science

    Meet ethicist Kelly Hills the newest Virtually Speaking Science host. She and Jennifer Ouellette talk about nontraditional academic paths, the importance of pop culture to bioethics, why we watch reality TV.

    Virtually Speaking Science episodes are hosted by Alan Boyle, Kelly Hills, Tom Levenson & Jennifer Ouellette.

  • 00:55

    SHARON HUGHES SHOW: The War on Humans! with Wesley J. Smith

    in Politics Conservative

    Are people no better than rocks, maggots, and squirrels? A growing number of activists and intellectuals say so – and the consequences could be calamitous. My guest, Wesley J. Smith in his book and film, "War on Humans," argues that the ultimate victims of this anti-human crusade will be the poorest and most vulnerable among us, and he urges us to defend human dignity before it is too late. POWERFUL INTERVIEW! Named by National Journal as one of America’s leading experts in the area of bioethics, attorney Wesley J. Smith is a Senior Fellow of Discovery Institute’s Center on Human Exceptionalism and the  author of books such as A Rat is a Pig is a Dog is a Boy: The Human Cost of the Animal Rights Movement, Consumer’s Guide to a Brave New World, and Culture of Death: The Assault on Medical Ethics in America. Smith also writes the popular Human Exceptionalism blog at National Review Online.

  • 00:33

    Angel of Mercy

    in Lifestyle

    An Angel of Mercy (Big Pharma) is a rare type of offender. Awakening community as to the distructive power of Big Pharma: causes, effects and overall solutions. When Research Subjects Die: The Death of Dan Markingson
    Presentation on Psychiatric Research Abuse by Dr. Carl Elliott, Center for Bioethics, and Panel Discussion by Victims of Research Misconduct at the University of Minnesota.Mark on your calender plan on attending. Friday April 25.                           

    Wednesday 10 PM  listen live or podcast later at your convenience.

  • 02:01

    Dialysis Talk "Dr. Sigrid Fry-Revere author of " The Kidney Sellers"

    in Health

    Sigrid Fry-Revere, J.D., Ph.D., is the founder and president of the Center for Ethical Solutions, a non-partisan, non-profit, 501(c)(3) public charity dedicated to educating the public on issues in patient care ethics. Sigrid is also the medical ethics consultant to the Washington D.C. Regional Transplant Community’s Organ and Tissue Advisory Committee, and just founded a new 501(c)(4) non-profit “Stop Organ Trafficking Now.” She has taught bioethics and law at the university of Virginia and George Mason University; been a consultant to hospitals, hospices, and home health agencies; and practiced health and FDA law. Sigrid’s more than a hundred articles have appeared in newspapers, journals, and trade publications such as The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics, The Journal of Clinical Ethics, and Pediatric Nursing. Sigrid holds a Ph.D. in philosophy and a law degree, both from Georgetown University. The Kidney Sellers: A Journey of Discovery in Iran is her first non-fiction adventure book. She lives with her husband Bob Corn-Revere on a farm in Northern Virginia where they raised their four children. (Full CV available upon request.)


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