Good News Friday // Silent Rooms // Connected TVs // Hymns // Ginger //
Another Good News Friday is here. We need this to counter the onslaught of bad news. The Japanese have developed cafes and other places where silence is golden. California is trying to do something about people being incensed by their TVs spying on them. Attending church makes people happier and healthier. Set time aside to learn hymns. Ginger has been found to be more effective than many chemotherapy drugs.
Peter York // Dictators // Style //
Peter and Katherine discuss the style that dictators have. A testament to conspicuous consumption. Peter explains the glitz that dictators seem to be driven to and why. Take a look at these over the top palaces. Amazing.
Medicine // National Health Care // CS Lewis //
Katherine looks at the British national health care system and its unwillingness to provide timely treatment for ear infections or give access to life-saving drugs to save the lives of breast cancer patients. The bureaucratic government body that makes these decisions is unfittingly called "NICE" ("National Institute for Health and Care Excellence," formerly known as "National Institute forClinical Excellence"). This struck Katherine as ironic, since the demonic British bureaucracy that tried to take over humanity in C.S. Lewis' 1945 book, "That Hideous Strength," was also called "N.I.C.E." for the "National Institute of Coordinated Experiments." The new, real-life NICE was not named until 1999. Did the Brits not understand that they were inadvertently condemning themselves with that name?
Katherine discusses a group in England that wants the government to strip the patent for Kadcyla/TDM1 away from pharmaceutical company Roche, because NICE won't pay for it. If it is taken off patent, other companies can make it cheaply. This is the breast cancer drug Katherine helped trial in 2011 (one of 185 or so women), so she's got a vested stake in this. Katherine explains that removing the patent from a drug would be like "killing the goos that laid the golden egg" and lead us back in time to the 1500s.
NICE - Wikipedia
Dr. Mordechai Kedar // Converting to Islam //
Dr. Kedar joins Katherine from Israel to discuss why young people, particularly women, are converting to Islam. Is it the burgeoning culture of immorality around the globe? Girls being tired of being looked at as sex dolls? They discuss issues within Islam and other cultures in the Middle East. It is compounded by the tribalism of the peoples. Democracy is not part of the culture.
Yoga // Meditation //
Katherine delves into the issues with yoga and mediation again. Many do not realize it is dealing with another religion alien to us that we do not fully understand the consequences of. A show to listen to.
*** Dr. Kevin Baird //
A to listen to show. Kevin and Katherine deal with the attacks by government and others on our faith.