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Teen hosts McMillen, Sara, and Yanira discuss the dangers of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or while being distracted by texting or talking on the phone. Our guest is Phillip Rose, Underage Drinking Prevention Program Coordinator from Prevention Network.
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Philosopher Dr. Diana Hsieh answered questions on one thought too many in egoism, drunk driving in a free society, dogs versus private property, and more in this episode of Philosophy in Action Radio.
Question 1: Does egoism suffer from 'one thought too many'?
Question 2: Should driving drunk be illegal in a free society?
Question 3: Do dog owners violate rights by allowing their dogs to poop on others' lawns?
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Distracted driving is becoming more of a challenge. With all the things that contend with our time, it's easy to get distracted while on the road. But what is distracted driving? Texting, talking on the phone and basically doing anything that keeps you from focusing on the road is considered distracted driving. Jana and Sheronde discuss the topic of distracted driving on this week's episode of Auto Estrogen Live!
Mike and The Liberty Men sit down to discuss current events, including their personal lives. Dave is paid a visit by a cop, Mike does standup with his dead grandpa, and Tim talks to Aliens.
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Gentle World Cafe host, Suparna Malhotra, talks with Elisa Paloschi, about her film.
Driving with Selvi is a documentary film that tells the story of a remarkable young woman who defies strict patriarchal traditions and escapes a child marriage to become South India’s first female taxi driver.
We first meet 18-year-old Selvi at a girls’ shelter in 2004 - timid, soft-spoken, a fresh runaway from a violent past and the victim of a life set against her.
Over the 10 years filmed, we see a remarkable transformation as Selvi finds her voice and refuses to surrender to societal expectations – learning to drive, starting her own taxi company and working on the front lines of reproductive health education.
Instead of adhering to the patriarchal codes that oppress and restrict women, Selvi’s bold determination defies and challenges them. Will she hold steadfast on her road to economic empowerment? Will she remarry? After being unwanted and abused by her own mother, will she be able to break the vicious cycle of devaluing girls so prevalent in her society?
This character-driven story highlights the challenges that the disempowered female population in India face. While the film offers a glimpse into a world of poverty, prejudice and desperate circumstances, it shatters stereotypes as Selvi redefines herself from victim to survivor.
Through Selvi’s eyes, the audience is taken on an intimate journey, and perhaps even a familiar one, of healing, overcoming obstacles, and fulfilling dreams. Throughout this journey, it is Selvi’s unwavering spirit that shines through. Her refusal to surrender offers inspiration, hope and the clear message that anything is possible.
WTF Radio will explore the pitfalls of how drunk drivers are the #1 killer of under 18 year old youth and how the BAC (blood alcohol concentration) system is designed so that nearly all responsible drinkers break the law despite responsible consumption. The way the BAC system is set up is much like ticketing bicyclers for exceeding a posted 15 mph speed limit on a beach boardwalk in California. One should ask: "How are cyclists to abide by a system which measures speed when bikes have no speedometers which to measure speed by?"
Enforced public BAC levels are as an ineffective measuring tool to those in need, though conveniently abscent from public access, as is the ability of drinkers to accurately predict their own BAC levels under .08 without any device or instrumentation. And those law makers overseeing DUI's almost assume drinkers are somehow suppose to "know" that their BAC levels exceed as little as a 10th of a percent above the legal limit so as to avert driving under the influence and breaking the law when exiting a bar.
And how is knowing ones BAC's done without any measuring device? By way of reciting the alphabet without missing a letter, walking a self-imposed foot-to-toe 20 step sobriety line test or "feeling" that one can handle an automobile responsibly?
I'm not sure these methods would be considered fail safe under the eyes of the law. The current nation wide technology most law enforcement agencies reliably and accurately utilize is the fuel cell breathalyzer test.
So the question then becomes why doesn't every single on premise drinking establishment provide such a measuring device so that cusomers can account for their legal limit of blood alcohol consumption prior to getting behind the wheel of an automobile? This is the question we will challenge and try to get to the root of.
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