Prescription for Justice

Host Martin Donohoe
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Prescription for Justice is a talk show originating in Portland, Oregon. Host Dr. Martin Donohoe is a physician-educator-activist and textbook author who addresses varied topics related to creating more just and healthy communities and a better world. Subjects include education, race, environment, human rights, food justice, criminal justice system, women’s rights, war and peace, etc.

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019 Undocumented Immigrants and Kidney Transplants: An Inspiring Story

Airs at: Mon, 06/03/2019 at 7:00am - 7:30am
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  This episode presents background on undocumented immigrants and counters common myths. I discuss how immigrants pay a variety of taxes, without being eligible for government benefits, and how their health care contributions heavily subsidize Medicare’s Trust Fund. I then... Read more

018 The Death Penalty: Thou Shalt Not Kill

Airs at: Mon, 05/27/2019 at 7:00am - 7:30am
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  This episode covers the history of the death penalty, statistics on its implementation, racial disparities in its use, and numerous errors and exonerations. My guest Ron Steiner, immediate past Board Chair or Oregonians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty, and I discus... Read more

017 The Unhealthy State of the U.S. Health Care System, and How to Fix It (Part 2)

Airs at: Mon, 05/20/2019 at 7:00am - 7:30am
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  While widely regarded for its scientific and technological advances, the U.S. health care system ranks 37th in the world, giving us the poorest health among all rich nations, even though we are number one in health care spending. Even with ObamaCare, 28 million Americans... Read more

016 The Unhealthy State of the U.S. Health Care System, and How to Fix It (Part 1)

Airs at: Mon, 05/13/2019 at 7:00am - 7:30am
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  While widely regarded for its scientific and technological advances, the U.S. health care system ranks 37th in the world, giving us the poorest health among all rich nations, even though we are number one in health care spending. Even with ObamaCare, 28 million Americans... Read more

015 Doctors Gone Bad: Physicians, Dictatorships, and Warrior Cultures

Airs at: Mon, 05/06/2019 at 7:00am - 7:30am
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  This episode reviews the history of unethical human subject experimentation from World War II to the present, focusing on physicians who compromised their professional ethics and facilitated the rise of demagogues and the perpetuation of militarism. I discuss how the coo... Read more

014 Teaching Social Justice (Part 2)

Airs at: Mon, 04/29/2019 at 7:00am - 7:30am
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  This and the previous episode cover the topic, Teaching Social Justice. Brazilian educator Paulo Freire wrote, “Education either functions as an instrument which is used to facilitate integration of the younger generation into the logic of the present system and bring ab... Read more

013 Teaching Social Justice (Part 1)

Airs at: Mon, 04/22/2019 at 7:00am - 7:30am
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  Episodes 13 and 14 cover the topic, Teaching Social Justice. Brazilian educator Paulo Freire wrote, “Education either functions as an instrument which is used to facilitate integration of the younger generation into the logic of the present system and bring about conform... Read more

012 Howl: Ecological Destruction, Endangered Species, and Wolves

Airs at: Mon, 04/15/2019 at 7:00am - 7:30am
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  This episode of Prescription for Justice, is entitled “Howl: Ecological Destruction, Endangered Species, and Wolves.” This episode provides an overview of ecological destruction and endangered species, including up to date statistics, from our current mass extinction, al... Read more

011 Immigration: Ethics and Philosophy

Airs at: Mon, 04/08/2019 at 7:00am - 7:30am
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  America is a nation founded by immigrants, exiles escaping religious persecution and fleeing violence and poverty. This episode covers the nature of humans as migratory species; the history of immigration and nation states; and US immigration, especially myths about immi... Read more

010 Women In Science

Airs at: Mon, 04/01/2019 at 7:00am - 7:30am
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  Throughout history women have been marginalized and had limited opportunities for formal academic learning and achievement in science. Today, women hold less than ¼ of the jobs in science, technology, engineering, and math. They often are paid less than men of similar ac... Read more