Tom Hayden Speaks, Iran Hawks Squawk & Hillary’s UFO Fans‏: Apr. 3, 2015

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RadioWHO Ep. 10: Listen, Yankee—Tom Hayden
by Jeff Schechtman
Sixty-two years after the Cuban Revolution began and 53 years after they were severed, diplomatic ties between the US and Cuba have been restored. Tom Hayden, a leader in the student, antiwar, and civil rights protests throughout the 1960s talks to WhoWhatWhy’s Jeff Schechtman about what this new opening might mean.

WHO

The Obama Doctrine: Let the Mideast Fight Its Own Wars
Is there such as a thing as “The Obama Doctrine”? According to U.S. News and World Report, the doctrine is currently playing out in Yemen, where the White House has forced regional powers to act. This does make for a more complicated set of sectarian and tribal conflicts, but it also keeps U.S. ground forces out of the fray.

Confirmed: The Hawks Were Wrong on Iran
It’s been one day since President Obama announced a groundbreaking “framework” deal with Iran to block its path to nuclear weapons… and the hawks are screeching. Republicans are blasting the deal, Bibi says the deal threatens Israel’s existence and those specious allusions to the Nazis have already started. But the simple fact is that the deal is strong and war has been averted. Even Bill O’Reilly says we should give the deal—and peace—a chance!

CT Soldier Demands Apology From Karl Rove; Rove Says No Apology Needed For Iraq War
Being Karl Rove means never having to say “I’m sorry;” even when faced with the harsh, painful realities others endure because of your callous disregard for truth, justice or the lives of those you helped send into war.

ETs for Hillary: Why UFO Activists Are Excited About Another Clinton Presidency
Does Hillary have a secret agenda to blow the lid off flying saucers? UFO enthusiasts hope so… and they see the appointment of long-time Clintonista John Podesta to her campaign as a positive step toward full disclosure of the government’s info on UFOs. It turns out that Podesta is a self-described “curious skeptic” who has called for greater government transparency on UFO-related matters.

WHAT

The Future of World Religions: Population Growth Projections, 2010–2050
The Pew Research Center for Religion & Public Life breaks down the demographics of the world’s religious groups. Here are a few key takeaways:

  • Muslims are the fastest growing religious group in the world;
  • Atheists and agnostics are growing in the West but declining as a share of the world’s population;
  • India will eventually be home to the world’s largest Muslim population;
  • Sub-Saharan Africa will be home to four out of every ten of the world’s Christians.

WHY

Birth Control for Humans has Dropped Fertility in Fish
The law of unintended consequences strikes again! The active chemical from widely-used birth control pills, entering waterways through human waste and by unused pills being washed down the drain, has led to a 30% drop in fish fertilization rates.

Nature Needs a New Pronoun: To Stop the Age of Extinction, Let’s Start by Ditching “It”
The ability to wantonly use the Earth and despoil its biodiversity may ultimately hinge on a simple pronoun. What if a tree or an animal was not an “it”? What if we replaced “it” with “kin” or something far more familial and, therefore, less likely to subconsciously absolve us in the face of the sixth mass extinction?

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