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Are we moving beyond “evidence” in public policy debates?

February 6th, 2015 · 44 Comments

Last week’s “Science Friday” on NPR had a segment on the gulf between some public opinion and scientific consensus, such as with anti-vaccine parents (“Scientists and the Public Disagree on Key Issues“). You can listen to the program by following that link. Somewhere in the segment, there was an exchange between an interviewer and someone […]

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Tags: environment · Health · Legislature · Tech

Planned Parenthood President to speak on UH Manoa Campus this week

January 25th, 2015 · No Comments

Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America and the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, will be speaking on the University of Hawaii Manoa Campus this Friday, January 30, 2015. Her appearance is scheduled for 12:30 pm to 2 pm in Kuykendall Auditorium. The free event is open to the public as well as the […]

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Tags: Education · Health · Politics

U.S. called out for our lack of maternity leave and family supports

January 23rd, 2015 · 4 Comments

A segment on last night’s PBS Newshour should be required watching (“Almost every country in the world offers more generous maternity leave than the U.S.“). That link will take you to the video of the segment and a transcript. According to the United Nations, we and Papua New Guinea are the only countries in the […]

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Tags: Business · Economics · Health · Politics

“So be careful what you wish for,” she said.

January 9th, 2015 · 2 Comments

I’ve always been proud of my cousin, Joan (Lind) Van Blom, and her husband, John. Both have had long careers as world-class rowers and great competitors, which we’ve watched from a distance. Now she faces a life-and-death competition with brain cancer. A few days ago, Bob Keisser of the Orange County Register profiled the couple, […]

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Tags: Health

Interview with local doctor sidestepped troubling issues regarding his past

January 2nd, 2015 · 4 Comments

Did you happen to see KITV’s story broadcast on December 26th, which looked back on the 10th anniversary of the Christmas Day tsunami that devastated Indonesia, Thailand, and other countries in 2004 (“Local doctor recounts Indian ocean tsunami disasater”)? The story is given a local angle through video of the devastation and an interview with […]

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Tags: Court · Ethics · Health · Politics