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New World Notes - Class, Health, & Health Care (Part 1 of 2)

11/20/2012 12:00 pm
11/20/2012 12:30 pm


This week on New World Notes: radio program #246, November 20, from 12:00 to 12:30 p.m., host Kenneth Dowst replays Part 1 of an interview with health care reformer Dr. Susan Rosenthal, author of Sick and Sicker.

This week Dr. Rosenthal discusses the root cause of much disease--social inequality--and (as she sees it) the root cause of that: capitalism. She also discusess the practice of psychiatry, why depression is so common (and so poorly treated), and why, each year, for-profit medicine kills 23 times as many Americans as criminal use of firearms.

This is an "encore presentation," originally broadcast in July 2010.

Susan's book, Sick and Sicker: Essays on Class, Health and Health Care, is available in paperback (from her) or as a "Kindle" electronic book from For more information on the book--and more by Susan--see her website,

See also the Web site of the International Health Workers for People Over Profit.

New World Notes is produced under the auspices (Latin for "aegis") of WWUH-FM, a community service of the University of Hartford.

You can listen to any installment of New World Notes online or else download it (as an mp3 audio file) for later listening. The show is archived at both A-Infos Radio Project and (from #90 onwards) the Internet Archive. Either link should get you a reverse-chronological listing of available installments. Or browse the show's Web site: Each installment has a page; each page has links to the recorded audio; and a handy table of contents will quickly find the installment you want.

Series overview: Political and social commentary in a variety of genres. Exploring the gap between what we want--and what they're trying to make us settle for.

Coming soon (Tuesday air debut dates shown)

November 27 -- Susan Rosenthal on Class, Health, and Health Care, Part 2

December 4 -- The Censored News

Catch New World Notes (all times Eastern):

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Any time: Listen to or download any installment. Just go to New World Notes and click a link to the audio at the top of the page. (Every installment has a page on the Web site, and every page has links to the audio.)