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TMI 03/29/2024 – Examining the Real Factors of the Key Bridge Disaster, Argentina Confronts Historic Crimes Against Trans Women, How AI May Doom Efforts to Abate the Climate Crisis, more

Today on TMI, we look at the tragedy of the Francis Scott Key Bridge Disaster that happened on Tuesday, reporting the facts that combat the conspiracy theories that immediately cropped up to confound our understanding of this horrible event. We go beyond the initial reports that crowded our airwaves and explore the underlying factors that contributed to the collision that toppled a mighty bridge, killed six people and closed a highly significant seaport.

Then, we shift gears to Argentina, focusing on the nation’s troubled history with regards to the military dictatorship’s violence against trans women. Despite years of accountability for the 30,000 “disappearances” that happened during the brutal military dictatorship there, this is the first time trans women have been heard from in the courtroom. Finally, we reveal how, in the face of 2023 being the hottest year in human history, it has been made clear that the ramping up of AI will consume obscene amounts of power, hamstringing any efforts made to combat climate change. All this and more on TMI for Friday, March 29, 2024 – listen in for YOUR Cure for the Common Media!

The first song break was “Frozen Roses” by PINHDAR. Check them out here.

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TMI 03/22/2024 – Fossil Fuel Dems Try to Stop Biden’s LNG Pause, FBI’s Crime Rate Stats Show Decline, Meet the Society for American Civic Renewal: the Vanguard of Christian Nationalist Fascism, more

In this episode, we expose the treachery of “Fossil Fuel Democrats” as they brazenly join the efforts of GOP lawmakers to halt President Biden’s pause on the expansion of liquid natural gas (LNG) projects. Beholden to the interests of big oil and gas corporations, these Dems tout themselves as champions of not only fossil-fuel based jobs, but even the climate, all while fighting the effort their own constituents are asking for to combat climate change.

Then, we see a glimmer of hope as recent FBI crime rate statistics reveal a continued downtrend in criminal activities across the nation. This might surprise you if you follow the news (or the claims made by many politicians, especially on the campaign trail), as the overwhelming majority of Americans seem to not realize it. Finally, we reveal a chilling specter — the rise of the Society for American Civic Renewal (SACR), a menacing force espousing Christian nationalist fascism. As we peel back the innocuous-looking layers of this extremist organization, we discover the true nature of intolerance, bigotry, and authoritarianism, and its designs on the foundations of our democracy. All this and more on TMI for Friday, March 22, 2024 – listen in for YOUR Cure for the Common Media!

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TMI 03/15/2024 – Women’s History Month’s Own History is Important Women’s History, Microplastics Present in Every Human Placenta, Global Freshwater Cycle Overwhelmed, February 2024 Sets Record, more

Women’s History Month isn’t merely a month to increase awareness of women’s historical accomplishments – it in itself IS a piece of women’s history, being pioneered BY women. We give these brave historians their due and in so doing point towards the continuing struggle to have women’s role in academia fully appreciated. Then, we discuss how microplastics have infiltrated the most intimate spaces of human biology, including every human placenta in a recent study. This, along with how microplastics have shown up in increasing frequency in human artery plaque, serves as a stark reminder of the pervasive impact of plastic pollution on our health and well-being.

Next, we explore the intricate dance of Earth’s freshwater cycle, as a recent study illuminated the overwhelming strain it has been put under by human activity since the mid-20th century. Finally, we confront how February 2024 marked the ninth consecutive month of setting all-time record high temperatures. All this and more on TMI for Friday, March 15, 2024 – listen in for YOUR Cure for the Common Media!

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TMI 03/08/2024 – WSJ Op-Ed Lies About Electric Cars Polluting Worse Than Gasoline-powered Cars, New Speed Record Broken in Glacial Fracturing in Antarctica, New Anthropocene Epoch Fails Vote and more

A recent Wall Street Journal op-ed falsely claims that electric cars pollute worse than their gasoline-powered counterparts, comparing incomparable metrics to come with their their supposed data. Meanwhile, amidst the frozen expanses of Antarctica, a chilling new speed record is set in glacial fracturing, highlighting the alarming pace of climate change. This harrowing event serves as a stark reminder of the urgent need for global action to address environmental degradation and preserve our planet’s delicate ecosystems.

Keeping focus on the realm of geology and human impact, we return to the ambitious effort to classify a new Anthropocene Epoch, only to find unexpected obstacles when the initiative faces a vote. Despite mounting evidence of humanity’s profound influence on Earth’s geological processes, the classification effort stalls, thanks to the complexities of scientific consensus. Then, Mike McCabe provides insight into the contrasting displays of courage exhibited by political figures like Mitch McConnell and Alexei Navalny, underscoring the moral imperatives within political leadership.

Finally, we wrap up with a fascinating historical discovery, uncovering a thousand-year-old astrolabe that reveals evidence of knowledge exchange between Muslim and Jewish scientists, offering a glimpse into the enduring legacy of intellectual collaboration across cultural boundaries. All this and more on TMI for Friday, March 08, 2024 – listen in for YOUR Cure for the Common Media!

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TMI 03/01/2024 – Mexico City Faces a “Day Zero” Water Crisis, Wisconsin’s Horrific Gerrymandering Ends with New Maps, Mike McCabe on How the Conformist Backlash to DEI is Fundamentally Un-American

At 22 million people, situated on what was once a mighty lake roughly 700 years ago well over a mile above sea level, Mexico City has a lot going against it when it comes to keeping its citizens’ water supplies well-stocked. Add to that a long climate-crisis exacerbated drought, and there is no small chance that by June there may come a day when most of the city has no running water – a “day zero”. We discuss.

Next, we look at the improvements made to the horrific gerrymandering that Wisconsin had been suffering under for all state legislature elections since 2012, and the difference it makes in having the lines moved. Finally, we look at Mike McCabe’s post discussing how the people who are pressing for conformity in their fellow American citizens aren’t just wrong headed – they are acting un-American! All this and more on TMI for Friday, March 01, 2024 – listen in for YOUR Cure for the Common Media!