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Eating Organic May Cut Some Cancer Risks, Study Finds

Oct 23, 2018
Organic produce
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big new study out of France suggests that eating organic food may slightly lower your risk of certain cancers — but the findings are far from the final word.

Fenway Park in Boston.
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The Red Sox are looking for their fourth World Series title in 15 years after setting a franchise record for wins during the regular season.

Elzbieta Janicka - Identity Panic

Oct 23, 2018
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Elzbieta Janicka

Earlier this year, The Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies at the University of Massachusetts welcomed several speakers to a forum on Holocaust Memory and Contemporary Poland and Israel – and the challenge from right wing regimes. Among those addressing the topic of how Holocaust memory has recently been reframed, and how it’s been used politically was historian Elzbieta Janicka of the Polish Academy of Sciences who presented her lecture "Identity Panic: Counter-narratives of the Holocaust and their Institutionalization Beyond.”

The Housatonic River in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, in 2009 after a GE/EPA cleanup.
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is updating the public at a meeting in Lenox, Massachusetts, Wednesday on water sampling near the former General Electric plant in Pittsfield.

What Can We Do? Nations get the media they deserve.

This last of a seven-episode In Contrast podcast special, What’s Wrong with American Media? Public intellectual and host of In Contrast Ilan Stavans and veteran journalist Ray Suarez look at Murrow’s message in the age of “fake news” through a series of conversations.

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