Author Archives: bsbnerds

Race & Poverty

As I read Continental Drift, I was struck by Bob’s seeming to feel like he was “more than” the people of color with whom he crossed paths, especially considering that his family was really struggling, financially & otherwise, throughout the … Continue reading

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I love my PBS!

…because my PBS gave me this 3-hour documentary for Women’s History Month, and they let me watch the whole darn thing online for free.  Sure, it’s lengthy, and you’ll have to get all the way to Part III to see the … Continue reading

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Prepping for Polio & Remembering Half the Sky

I apologize, right off the bat, for the lack of integrated links in this post…It’s time to buy a new computer that can do new-fangled things like that, I guess.  *sigh* As we get set to tackle Polio: An American … Continue reading

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A Few First Nations Notes

During my visits to Canada, I got the impression that indigenous peoples (often called First Nations there) were treated more respectfully & equitably than my perception of the United States’ treatment of our Native American peoples.  Although not necessarily scholarly, … Continue reading

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1 out of 100

One of CNN’s (apparently) most annoying reporters takes a look at China’s hottest new game show, 1 out of 100, which finds its niche due to the skewed sex ratio there.  Mara Hvistendahl might want this in a sequel to Unnatural … Continue reading

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The New American War on Science

AccessMinnesota did a program a couple of weeks ago on the anti-science sentiment that has been evident in the recent GOP presidential debates.  They interviewed Shawn Lawrence Otto, the author of the very newly-published Fool Me Twice: Fighting the Assault … Continue reading

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Why We Can’t Wait

Just finished reading the book whose title appears above, written in 1964 by Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.  I found so much inspiration in his words and, not surprisingly, much of it is relevant to public health via social justice.  … Continue reading

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