Allison gripes about Fareed Zakaria, free market enthusiast and host of CNN’s GPS. Zakaria has accused the American people of “public schizophrenia,” primarily because the media has done a shitty job of explaining host the economy works, and now everyone is confused about the deficit.
Then, it’s part 2 of Citizen Radio’s interview with Dr. Gabor Maté. Dr. Maté treats addicts at Insite, the only safe-injection site in North America, a center that Canada’s Stephen Harper has attacked even after the British Columbia supreme court ruled in the facility's favor.
He is the author of four books -- When the Body Says No: The Cost of Hidden Stress (http://www.whenthebodysaysno.ca) and Scattered Minds: A New Look at the Origins and Healing of Attention Deficit Disorder (http://www.amazon.ca/Scattered-Minds-Origins-Attention-Disorder/dp/0676972594). The third book, Hold on to Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers (http://www.amazon.ca/Hold-Your-Kids-Parents-Matter/dp/0676974724/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1266347551&sr=1-2,) he co-authored with developmental psychologist Gordon Neufeld.
Most recently published is In The Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters With Addiction (http://www.amazon.ca/Realm-Hungry-Ghosts-Encounters-Addiction/dp/0676977413/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1266347592&sr=1-1).
Dr. Maté joins Citizen Radio in part 2 of this interview to discuss over-medicated Americans, Rush Limbaugh, Stephen Harper, alcohol VS. drugs, Ronald Reagan, Republican denial, “healthy anger,” and his advice for addicts.
Next, it’s time for Listener Mail! Jamie and Allison answer a question about how to deal with confrontational friends who may disagree politically with you.
Allison talks about how about Fareed Zakaria has accused Americans of “public schizophrenia” because the media has confused them about the deficit and tax cuts. (http://trueslant.com/allisonkilkenny/2010/02/21/zakaria-calls-media-miseducation-public-schizophrenia/)
Last, but certainly not least, the country of Uganda makes a surprise visit to wrap up the show and discuss his anti-gay policies.
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