Best Refugee Rights podcasts we could find (Updated January 2019)
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Refugee Radio
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Can you imagine what it would be like to have to flee terror in your own country, spend days or weeks in a leaky boat on dangerous, rolling seas ready to swallow you at any moment, and then arrive in a new country, where you are terrorised even more?
 
Women of the World is a women refugee service non-profit responsible for service and capacity building for our new neighbors in Salt Lake City Utah. Our podcast is a place where 'our ladies' can share their stories and aspirations and where we can highlight activities important to refugees and service providers.
 
A show about human rights coming to you every week from the Cambridge Centre of Governance and Human Rights. Tune in each week as our panel explores the rights and wrongs of contemporary politics, joined by fascinating guests from the University of Cambridge and around the world.(All rights reserved, so to speak. Our theme song, "Relative Dimensions", was created by the artificial intelligence at JukeDeck.)
 
When people are forced to leave their homes, they usually also leave behind their means of economic activity. In their new location, they may not be able, or permitted, to work. This has wide-ranging implications. This issue includes 22 articles on the main feature theme of Economies: rights and access to work. It also includes two ‘mini-features’, one on Refugee-led social protection and one on Humans and animals in refugee camps. See more at: www.fmreview.org/economies.
 
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Kaldor Centre UNSW
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The Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law at UNSW is the world’s first research centre dedicated to the study of international refugee law. Through high-quality research feeding into public policy debate and legislative reform, the Centre brings a principled, human rights-based approach to refugee law and forced migration in Australia, the Asia-Pacific region, and globally. It provides an independent space to connect academics, policymakers and NGOs, and creates an important bridge bet ...
 
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Human Rights First
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Human Rights First is an independent advocacy and action organization that challenges America to live up to its ideals.
 
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Perth Indymedia
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Radical activist citizen journalism. A weekly radio programme on RTRFM (92.1FM), a community radio station based in Perth, the capital city of Western Australia. We bring an independent perspective to the analysis of news and issues and provide a forum for activists, campaigners, academics, advocates and workers denied a voice by the mainstream media. Covering indigenous issues, post-capitalist/anti-capitalist analysis, refugee rights, antifa and all the important environmental, economic and ...
 
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Gravity FM
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Discussing human rights and environmental issues from the legal, political and ethical fronts with interviews from activists, NGOs, authors and professors.
 
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The Hum Podcast
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The Hum is a podcast that cuts straight to the heart of human rights stories. Raw, honest and uncensored, from the people who have lived them first-hand. Real people. Real stories. Every other Tuesday.
 
The Castan Centre is a world-renowned academic centre using its human rights expertise to create a more just world where human rights are respected and protected, allowing people to pursue their lives in freedom and with dignity.
 
In Season 1 of West of Middle East, we hear from people from the Middle East diaspora who are changemakers in a variety of unique ways: fighting for indigenous rights in the Amazon, advocating for LGBTQ refugee support, or making movies about Afghan rock stars and the diaspora experience. Each episode of West of Middle East provides a window into who these Middle East diaspora changemakers are, and how they’re creating a positive impact in the West. We explore what it means to be a part of a ...
 
This podcast is for general informational and educational purposes only and is not to be considered as medical advice for any particular patient. Clinicians must rely on their own informed clinical judgment in making recommendations to their patients. ©2016 by Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, all rights reserved.
 
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That's Illegal
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The Global Justice Center is a legal, human rights non profit based in New York City. Our work focuses on moving international humanitarian laws from paper to practice. Our staff consists of lawyers with international law expertise who work regularly with partners at the EU and the UN. In this podcast, we will analyze the latest news and break down the legality of what is happening using the framework of international law.
 
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IBA podcast
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The International Bar Association's podcast series covers a variety of themes in law, business and human rights, and features high-level speakers.
 
More than 90 different ethnic groups are represented in Dunedin, and Dunedin Multi Ethnic Council exists to ensure we all have the same rights and responsibilities. Join rotating hosts Lux, Andrew and Chai and chat ladies and guests for helpful information, topical discussion and a celebration of diversity.
 
From immigration to transportation and human rights, our podcasts explore the policy implications of current public affairs research. Civios is an initiative of the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota.
 
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Dream For Others
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The Dream For Others podcast endeavours to hold space for big dreamers, thinkers and doers. It is hosted by Naomi Arnold, an award-winning life + business coach with a background in psychology, health, business and human rights. Together, let's dream for you, dream for me and dream for others.
 
Youth on Subjects of the World features amazing young people who discuss HUGE topics, current world events, important issues such as alternative energy, education, politics, LGBTQ rights, racism, sexism, adultism, and so much more.Every week, they choose one broad topic for each show and talk about the facts, as well as, of course, their own opinions. Youth on Subjects of the World will feature a rotating cast of young people, all who are well-informed on current world events, and who enjoy ...
 
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Al Jazeera World
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A weekly showcase of one-hour documentary films from across the Al Jazeera Network.
 
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Feminist Current
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Canada's leading feminist website.
 
From addiction to digital devices to the search for the roots of yoga, Al Jazeera correspondents take us on their journeys of discovery.
 
Podcast by TheAtlantic
 
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Al Jazeera World
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A weekly showcase of one-hour documentary films from across the Al Jazeera Network.
 
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UNRISD Podcasts
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Podcasts from UNRISD.org
 
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WorldAffairs
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WorldAffairs is a deep exploration of today's pressing global issues. In the age of the rehearsed soundbite and the talking point, each episode marries expert analysis with compelling conversation. Our hosts, former Senior National Security Council Director Jane Wales, and renowned journalists Ray Suarez and Markos Kounalakis, take listeners on a journey of what's happening in the world and why it matters to you. We want to hear from you! Please take part in a quick survey to tell us how we ...
 
News and views regarding the Palestinian situation. Bringing listeners the untold side of the Palestinian/ Israeli conflict.
 
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UN News
Daily
 
Global perspective, human stories
 
News, Analysis and Service from Germany and Europe - in 30 Languages
 
Host Marco Werman and his team of producers bring you the world's most interesting stories that remind us just how small our planet really is. PRI's The World, the radio program, is heard every weekday on over 300 public stations across North America.
 
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FT News in Focus
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News features and analysis from Financial Times reporters around the world. FT News in Focus is produced by Fiona Symon.
 
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Doin Time
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An open forum, presenting information and discussion around issues faced by prisoners in the criminal justice system and migration detention centres.
 
NPR's daily top stories that you can't miss. Exceptional, moving, offbeat, or just plain funny. Subscribe to the Story of the Day podcast.
 
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Tuesday Breakfast
Weekly
 
Current affairs, media analysis, alternative media.
 
The Open Society audio podcast features recordings of panel discussions, talks, book launches, and more. Brought to you by the Open Society Foundations, working to build vibrant and tolerant democracies whose governments are accountable to their citizens.
 
The Podcast about African History, Culture, and Politics
 
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5 on 45
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5 on 45 presents you with real-time commentary and analysis from experts at Brookings about the 45th POTUS, his administration, and Congress.
 
By Maria Armoudian
 
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On Purpose podcast
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Bank Australia brings you a series of conversations about the ways you can create a positive impact for the community and the planet. You will hear real stories from people who are at the frontline of social change and see how individuals and businesses can work collaboratively towards common goals.
 
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Making Contact
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Media that helps build a movement
 
The Lawyers Weekly Show takes an in-depth look at the world of law in Australia. Produced by Australia’s leading legal title Lawyers Weekly, the podcast brings a personal touch to legal news. Our editorial team talking to lawyers and other sector experts with fascinating careers, ground-breaking case work or insights into the profession. Check here for updates or visit www.lawyersweekly.com.au for the latest legal business updates.
 
Discussing news and innovations in the Middle East.
 
Podcast by TheAtlantic
 
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Policast
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Updates from Minnesota Public Radio News staff covering Minnesota's Politics.
 
Overhear researchers talk about what they do and why they do it. Hear them obsess, confess and profess - changing the world one experiment, one paper and one interview at a time. Listen in as seasoned eavesdropper Chris Hatzis follows reporters Dr Andi Horvath and Steve Grimwade on their meetings with magnificent minds. Made possible by the University of Melbourne.
 
With 2018 marking the 7th anniversary of the Syrian conflict, this issue of FMR explores new insights and continuing challenges relating to the displacement of millions of Syrians both internally and in neighbouring countries. What we learn from responses to this large-scale, multi-faceted displacement is also relevant to other situations of displacement beyond as well as within the Middle East. FMR 57 contains 27 articles on ‘Syrians in displacement’, plus six ‘general’ articles on other to ...
 
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On Purpose podcast
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Bank Australia brings you a series of conversations about the ways you can create a positive impact for the community and the planet. You will hear real stories from people who are at the frontline of social change and see how individuals and businesses can work collaboratively towards common goals.
 
Listen to talks, discussions, lectures and other events presented by The National Archives of the United Kingdom.
 
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Empire Files
Weekly
 
The podcast version of a documentary & interview series on war and inequality from the heart of Empire hosted by Abby Martin. New episode every week on teleSUR english.
 
Listen to talks, discussions, lectures and other events presented by The National Archives of the United Kingdom.
 
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We speak to policy analyst and researcher Michael Smethurst about the issue of pill testing at festivals in Australia
 
In this episode, Naomi announces the return of the Dream For Others podcast and briefly shares how it will change direction moving forward. She also summarises some of the responses to a recent survey her newsletter subscribers completed and how these informed the rebirth of the podcast and the creation of a range of free and paid resources. Th ...…
 
Despite international diplomatic and military efforts to find solutions, the war in Syria enters its eighth year and the war in Yemen is in its fourth.At the Doha Forum held in December, many of those involved in efforts to find a peaceful resolution to the conflicts gathered and reflected on the lack of progress so far.One of them was Wolfgang ...…
 
Despite international diplomatic and military efforts to find solutions, the war in Syria enters its eighth year and the war in Yemen is in its fourth.At the Doha Forum held in December, many of those involved in efforts to find a peaceful resolution to the conflicts gathered and reflected on the lack of progress so far.One of them was Wolfgang ...…
 
Despite international diplomatic and military efforts to find solutions, the war in Syria enters its eighth year and the war in Yemen is in its fourth.At the Doha Forum held in December, many of those involved in efforts to find a peaceful resolution to the conflicts gathered and reflected on the lack of progress so far.One of them was Wolfgang ...…
 
The world is facing a water crisis. In a new report the World Bank and the United Nations have reported that some 40 percent of the world’s population is effected by water scarcity, two billion people rely on unsafe water, and some 700 million people are at risk of being displaced by water scarcity. We spend the hour with four experts on water ...…
 
Research has found that university curriculum often goes light on one of life's universal experiences — dying. So some colleges have gone to new lengths to make the training more meaningful.
 
President Donald Trump and North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un have been exchanging "beautiful letters," according to Trump. Now, the two leaders are expected to arrange a second summit meeting for later this year. Also, the Swedish fitness trend "plogging" is a mashup of jogging while picking up litter. Yes, this is a real thing. Plus, we hit the ...…
 
Senior Fellow Thomas Wright describes how U.S.-European relations have changed since the first edition of the Trans-Atlantic Scorecard was published by the Brookings Center on the United States and Europe. Wright also describes the scorecard’s methodology and key events that experts will be watching in the months ahead. Listen to Brookings podc ...…
 
Call for probe into deadly violence against Zimbabwe protests Deadly attack on Nigerian town leaves tens of thousands of people without aid DRC Ebola outbreak can be handled effectively, despite challenges: WHO
 
An attack by an armed group on the isolated town of Rann in north-east Nigeria has cut aid to tens of thousands of people and uprooted many more, UN humanitarians said on Friday. With the latest information, here’s Samantha Newport from the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), speaking to Daniel Johnson from UN News.…
 
Marie Kondo is the Japanese tidying guru with a blunt black fringe and a vast wardrobe of white cardigans. She claims to love mess but has caused a sensation among Netflix subscribers with her new series on decluttering. So what exactly is the KonMari method and does it really spark joy? Horatia Harrod discusses the phenomenon with FT columnist ...…
 
World in Progress is a 30-minute radio show that connects the dots in a globalized era.
 
Anti-abortion rights activists gather once again for the March for Life in Washington, D.C., Friday. This year, they are fresh off the swearing in of conservative Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
 
In this episode of The Lawyers Weekly Show, Jerome Doraisamy speaks with the principal of Melbourne-based mid-tier firm McDonald Murholme, Andrew Jewell. Even in the modern world of Tinder, Bumble, eHarmony and many dating sites, finding someone in the workplace remains relatively common. While on a social and personal level it may make sense t ...…
 
Trickle-down effects of the government shutdown include places like the North Pole. Also, women take to the streets this weekend, but divisions are appearing. Plus, revising the legacy of the trans-Atlantic slave trade.By techsupport@pri.org (PRI's The World).
 
Before family separation became an official and controversial policy of the Trump administration, federal immigration agents separated "thousands" of migrant children from their parents.
 
Reports that Sudanese security agents have used live ammunition and tear gas against anti-Government protesters gathering at hospitals in the capital Khartoum are “deeply worrying”, the UN’s top human rights official, Michelle Bachelet, said on Thursday. Daniel Johnson from UN News spoke to Ravina Shamdasani from OHCHR .…
 
Banco Santander said this week it would no longer hire Andrea Orcel, the outgoing boss of UBS’s investment bank, as its chief executive. The amount that the Spanish bank would have had to pay Mr Orcel to compensate him for deferred stock awards earned during his career at UBS was apparently just too much. Patrick Jenkins discusses what went wro ...…
 
In a special 2 part program by Making Contact we explore new safe at-home abortion options and the growing movement for "self-managed abortions.”
 
Senior Fellow William H. Frey discusses a U.S. district judge’s ruling against Trump administration efforts to include a citizenship question on the 2020 census and the potential ramifications of the citizenship question if it is included. Listen to Brookings podcasts here or on iTunes, send email feedback to bcp@brookings.edu, and follow us an ...…
 
As the UN’s International Year of Indigenous Languages begins, ancient mother-tongues under threat of extinction across the world, need to be seen as a “symptom” of a much wider struggle. That’s the view of one leading linguistics professor in New York, Daniel Kaufman, founder of the non-profit Endangered Language Alliance. In this edition of t ...…
 
US soldiers killed in Syria and the latest on Brexit. Plus, the origins of the trans-Atlantic slave trade. And, a learning tour with the KGB in New York City.By techsupport@pri.org (PRI's The World).
 
Whether it's exercise or housework, older Americans who move their bodies regularly may preserve more of their memory and thinking skills, even if they have brain lesions and other signs of dementia.
 
UN chief calls for deeper efforts to stop widening inequality Countries failing to protect the interests of all their people: UN Human Rights chief 890 people killed western DRC violence: UN Human Rights chief calls for justice
 
The state responds to the federal shutdown; arguments begin over the health care provider tax
 
The world's largest airport, an gigantic bridge, an new canal: ambitous infrastructure projects are supposed to make Istanbul a major international logistics hub. But there's also criticism about these mega projects // The freedom of two wheels and a powerful engine: Women Bikers in India
 
Theresa May’s Brexit plan has been voted down in the largest ever defeat for a UK government on a major piece of legislation. Less than a third of parliament supported the deal. So what happens next? Siona Jenkins spoke to Henry Mance about the prime minister's options. Contributors: Suzanne Blumsom, executive editor, Siona Jenkins, editor, UK ...…
 
Filmmaker: Bilal YousefEeking out a living as a taxi driver in the Middle East is not for the faint-hearted, especially for Palestinian cabbies in Jerusalem."It's exhausting, kind of humiliating," says Salah Najib, a former civil engineer-turned cabbie. "You try to please your passengers as much as possible so they continue riding with you."At ...…
 
Filmmaker: Bilal YousefEeking out a living as a taxi driver in the Middle East is not for the faint-hearted, especially for Palestinian cabbies in Jerusalem."It's exhausting, kind of humiliating," says Salah Najib, a former civil engineer-turned cabbie. "You try to please your passengers as much as possible so they continue riding with you."At ...…
 
Filmmaker: Bilal YousefEeking out a living as a taxi driver in the Middle East is not for the faint-hearted, especially for Palestinian cabbies in Jerusalem."It's exhausting, kind of humiliating," says Salah Najib, a former civil engineer-turned cabbie. "You try to please your passengers as much as possible so they continue riding with you."At ...…
 
Thousands of families in Yemen’s war-torn Hudaydah Governorate have received their first aid deliveries in more than six months, the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Tuesday. In an interview with Daniel Johnson from UN News, the agency’s Hervé Verhoosel explains who the aid will help and why ongoing access is urgently needed.…
 
Explosions and gunfire shock a hotel complex in Nairobi, Kenya. Plus, how confirmation hearings for the US attorney general could impact the ongoing investigation into connections between the Trump administration and President Vladimir Putin of Russia. And, the crucial vote in the UK Parliament on Brexit.…
 
International Criminal Court acquits Laurent Gbagbo of Côte d’Ivoire allegations Aid reaches war-hit Hudaydah communities for first time in months – WFP ‘Life and death’ conditions in Syria’s desert camp, warns WFP
 
Did you know that your every online move is being watched and analysed by data brokers and advertising technology companies? What do they do with the data and does it matter? Malcolm Moore discusses the so-called 'privacy deathstars' with FT technology reporters Aliya Ram and Madhumita Murgia Contributors: Joshua Noble, weekend news editor, Mal ...…
 
State government begins tallying shutdown costs; complaints rise against Minneapolis police officers
 
This program is a re-air from 2018. In today’s reality, democracy no longer ends with a revolution or military coup, but with a gradual erosion of political norms. As a growing number of countries are chipping away at liberally democratic values, are these institutions safe from elected, authoritarian leaders? Daniel Ziblatt, professor at Harva ...…
 
A federal judge in New York has issued the first ruling out of multiple lawsuits over a question about U.S. citizenship status. The ruling is expected to be appealed all the way to the Supreme Court.
 
Laila Ireland is a veteran of the U.S. Army, a transgender woman, and an activist. She joins us to discuss her experience filming the documentary TransMilitary (Human Rights Film Festival Opening Film, 2018), why trans service members feel more comfortable in war zones than at home, and literally the greatest engagement story ever.…
 
Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, who arrived in Canada on Friday, “wants to go back to school as soon as possible” said Jean-Nicolas Beuze, the UN Refugee Agency’s representative (UNHCR) in Canada. The social media-savvy teenager was granted asylum after fleeing her own family in Kuwait fearing she would be killed. Speaking by phone from Canada, Mr. Be ...…
 
Nationally, motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of unintentional injury for American Indians aged 1 to 44 and their motor vehicle death rate is higher than for any other ethnic or racial group in the United States. To better understand these high fatality rates, Humphrey School of Public Affairs Associate Professor Kathy Quick and Unive ...…
 
With growth of 14 per cent per year in China alone, so-called creative industries could be a “gamechanger” for emerging economies, a new report by UNCTAD suggests. In an interview with UN News, the agency’s Pamela Coke-Hamilton, explains that these countries need to put sufficient digital safeguards in place to reap the full benefits.…
 
Some banks and credit unions are waiving late fees or offering low-interest loans. But the longer the shutdown continues, the harder it becomes for furloughed workers and contractors to stay afloat.
 
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's talks with Saudi leaders. Also, the "Green New Deal." A proposal to fight climate change and, in the process, create new jobs. Plus, Canadian air traffic controllers send sympathy pizza to US colleagues struggling through the government shutdown.By techsupport@pri.org (PRI's The World).
 
Tuesday Breakfast 15 Jan 2019 Summer Skool ep 2: Race and Identity 7.00 am Acknowledgement of Country7.10 am We talk to Abbey Mag - Abbey is a social media influencer, event curator and social advocate of South Sudanese origin. Abbey joins us to discuss structural racism, misogynoir, the importance of representation, and why she does the work s ...…
 
Challenges still abound, 30th years on from landmark child rights treaty The disaster that rocked Haiti nine years ago UN experts plead for life of mentally-ill former police officer
 
SoftBank changed course when it scaled back plans for an investment in WeWork from $16bn to $2bn. The FT’s Eric Platt spoke with US business editor Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson about what led to the cut in investment and why an IPO might come sooner than expected. Read Eric’s reporting here and Andrew’s profile on WeWork co-founder Adam Neumann he ...…
 
Two Minnesota Democrats gain new power in Washington; financial pressure grows on federal employees caught up in government shutdown
 
Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, a neonatologist at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, talks about the potential harmful effects of plastics, in particular BPA, phthalates, PFCs and perchlorates; new recommendations from the AAP in response to emerging child health concerns related to environmental toxins; and reasonable recommendations and substit ...…
 
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