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TMI 06/28/2024 – Coastal Flooding Risk Has Been Underestimated by IPCC Models, AI Data Centers’ Hidden Power Use is Being Paid For By Us, What Do We Do When Digital News Archives Like MTV News Vanish?, more

On this week’s episode, we look at a pair of new studies that have discovered a flaw in the UN’s IPCC models that predict how much sea levels will rise, and how horrific coastal flooding will get.

Next, we examine the surprise unilateral move by media conglomerate Paramount Global to pull all MTV News (and CMT News) content offline – over 20 years of music and cultural reporting and history gone in a flash – and how it spells trouble fast if action isn’t taken to stop this from happening again.

Finally, we take a deep look into the hidden costs of power and water that giant AI data centers charge all of us. All this and more on TMI for Friday, June 28, 2024 – listen in for YOUR Cure for the Common Media on 91.7FM WSUM in Madison, WI at 5:00pm Central (or live via or catch the podcast!

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TMI 06/21/2024 – UN Women Declare TERF Groups Extremist Movements, Old Questions Underreport National Support for Abortion, A History of the 1918 Bird Flu, Archaea Processes Hydrogen Renewably, more

This week, we look into the recent declaration by UN Women, categorizing so-called “Gender Critical” TERF groups as an extremist anti-rights movement. Join us as we unpack the implications of this landmark decision and its impact on the fight for gender rights.

Next, we turn our attention to the underreported national support for abortion rights, questioning the efficacy of outdated polling questions. Then, we take a step back in time to explore the 1918 Bird Flu pandemic, drawing parallels with our current health crisis. Finally, we’ll discuss the groundbreaking discovery of archaea’s ability to process hydrogen for energy, a potential game-changer in the renewable energy sector. All this and more on TMI for Friday, June 21, 2024 – listen in for YOUR Cure for the Common Media!

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TMI 06/14/2024 – Examining the Intersecting S-Curves of Change in Renewable Energy and Fossil Fuel Use and Technology, A Scientific Look at How to Have Better Conversations, more

On this episode, we discuss how Bill McKibben lays out in his blog “The Crucial Years” the fact that advances in renewable energy technology and adoption are forming an “S-curve” where the slope of increase is moving sharply upwards, leading us into a future where the slope of decrease on reliance on fossil fuels will drop off just as sharply. Our goal now is to make these dueling curves meet in time to save ourselves from the worst of the climate catastrophe’s effects.

Then, we take a serious scientific look at how to improve our ability to communicate via conversation, taking a page out of the (literal) book “The Laws of Connection” by David Robson to increase our awareness of the common pitfalls that keep us from making those all-important connections with our fellow human beings. All this and more on TMI for Friday, June 14, 2024 – listen in for YOUR Cure for the Common Media!

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TMI 06/07/2024 – Big Food’s Stock Buybacks Cost Us More Than Inflation, Florida’s “Freedom Summer” Bans Pride Light Displays on Bridges, Lawsuit Makes Absentee Voting in Wisconsin More Complicated

On this episode, we dissect the profit-driven machinations of Big Food (the grocery monopolies and fast food giants). While inflation is hitting us hard, these monolithic corporations blame supply chain issues, all while channeling massive profits into stock buybacks and dividends to make their shareholders rich at our expense.

Then, we look at Florida’s decision not to illuminate bridges with rainbow colors during Pride Month under the guise of patriotic “Freedom” color displays being mandated all summer. This is sparking citizen action, with locals taking matters into their own hands by projecting rainbow hues from the Main Street bridge in Jacksonville. Finally, a lawsuit is trying to make it harder for you to have your absentee ballot counted in the State of Wisconsin. All this and more on TMI for Friday, June 07, 2024 – listen in for YOUR Cure for the Common Media!