Moms For Liberating Ukraine

My guest for the full hour is Paige Barrows, a fully-immersed volunteer bringing humanitarian aide to Ukraine. Her commitment to Ukraine stems from her service as a Peace Corps worker in Ukraine 2010-2012. She talks about her activities both stateside as well as in Ukraine since the full invasion by Russia in 2022. Her latest trip was to Bucha, Irpin, and multiple locations along the from line in April 2024. She is the first non-Ukrainian to speak about this war on our show.

Here are her handle and links promised in the broadcast: @paigeinkansas; https://www.swufoundation.org/;https://renegaderelief.org/; https://americancoalitionforukraine.org/

Music credits: Chimora, “Africano Americano,” Sounds of Africa – album; and Parfeniuk Vsevolod Zaderatsky’s Preludes and Fugues in a minor, performed by Irma Klimenko.

http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/Barrows7-9-24.mp3

PFAS: Forever and Everywhere Chemicals

Returning to the show for the full hour is Scott Bartell, UCI Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health. He brings us all the way up to speed on the forever chemicals, those PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances). Good news, more people are finally aware of them – bad news, industry is interfering in their regulation. Well, the bad news got worse last Friday with the SCOTUS rollback of the Chevron doctrine. It is time to rename Project 2025 to Project 2024, with PFAS at the intersection of this overhaul of the administrative state.

Links that advance the coverage include: https://www.propublica.org/article/3m-forever-chemicals-pfas-pfos-inside-story; https://silentspring.org/project/pfas-reach; https://www.nature.com/articles/s41370-018-0109-y; https://www.oralhealthgroup.com/news/ada-statement-on-study-involving-dental-floss-1003939091/; and https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30671781/.

Music credits: Chimora, “Africano Americano,” Sounds of Africa – album; Sham Family, “This Blue Mob,” sinlge.

http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/Bartell7-2-24.mp3