Health, Science, Environment

3:59pm

Mon January 9, 2012
Health, Science, Environment

Empathy burnout: when caregivers care too much

Most of us have experienced job burnout – when we get bored with our work or sick of our colleagues, for example. But what happens when your work is all about other people? If you’re a doctor, or a nurse, or a teacher? This is what Berkeley PhD student Eve Ekman calls “empathy burnout.” Holly Kernan spoke with Ekman about her research.

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2:17pm

Mon January 9, 2012
Health, Science, Environment

Old conflicts shadow new gold rush on the Klamath River

The Salmon River
Photo courtesy of Hadley Robinson

With gold continuing to sell at historically high prices, the hunt for the shiny mineral is alive and well. Mostly.

In 2009, California outlawed a technique known as suction dredge mining, which makes finding gold a bit easier than shaking a pan. Officials wanted to study potential damage to the Klamath River, an area where there was lots of dredging. KALW’S Hadley Robinson has the story about a struggle for power along the river.

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1:25pm

Thu January 5, 2012
Doomsday clock adjustment

Buried Treasure: The end of the world may be one minute closer than we thought

Under CC license from Anthony Citrano. http://www.flickr.com/photos/zigzaglens/2863467050/sizes/o/in/photostream/

I just received a press release with this subject heading:

News Advisory - Doomsday Clock - Major Announcement to be Made Tuesday by Bulletin of Atomic Scientists

That'll get your attention, won't it? So I read the email. Turns out after "year-long deliberations" a collection of scientists will determine whether or not the end of the world is more nigh than it was at the beginning of 2011.

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4:32pm

Wed January 4, 2012
Health, Science, Environment

Santa Barbara County is writing its own rules on fracking

http://www.flickr.com/photos/darthpedrius/6144362998/

After a series of earthquakes near Youngstown, Ohio last week, some observers are pointing to an unusual culprit. Yesterday seismologist John Armbruster told NPR that he thinks the quakes were related to an oil and gas extraction process called fracking.

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12:00am

Tue January 3, 2012
economic justice

Today on Your Call: How can we create a more just economy in 2012?

 

On the next Your Call, we’ll talk about concrete ways we can resist crony capitalism – and narrow the gap between the 1% and the rest of us.  What should we be demanding – and what are some real victories we can win?   And how can we keep economic inequality in the conversation during this election year?   Join us live at 10 or send an email to feedback@yourcallradio.org. Where do you see glimmers of hope for economic change? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

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