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With allies like Cornel West and Quentin Tarantino, longtime activist and revolutionary Carl Dix helped found the Rise Up October movement against police brutality. He’s also been at the forefront of the fight against mass incarceration, the war on drugs and stop-and-frisk practices while supporting communities where police violence has ended the lives of African-Americans like Tamir Rice, Eric Garner, John Crawford and Michael Brown.

In this interview with The Young Turks’ host Cenk Uygur, Dix attacks the capitalist and imperialist sources that reinforce a range of societal ills, including police misconduct, the mass incarceration and marginalization of black and Latino Americans, the war on women and the dual exploitation and scapegoating of undocumented immigrants. The solution, he says, is to bring these structural inequities to light, compel the masses to decide “which side are you on?” and then mobilize for a political, economic and structural revolution and wholesale realignment of society.

For more information on Carl Dix’s work, visit http://www.revcom.us

Follow Carl Dix on Twitter: @carl_dix
Follow Cenk on Twitter: @cenkuygur

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Having recently returned from his latest visit to some of the most remote areas of Bolivia, Ramesh Srinivasan, director of the UC Digital Cultures Lab and an Associate Professor in Information Studies  at UCLA, joins The Young Turks’ Dave Koller to discuss how cultural diversity can be empowered through technology efforts. Bolivia is such a richly multicultural nation that it can be seen as an interesting example for many of us across the world who are interested in how to support cultural diversity in a world where this is being lost. Srinivasan shares fascinating stories of how Bolivia’s indigenous communities are reinventing traditional media - specifically radio - to spread information across far-flung regions of the country, promote indigenous causes and help organize labor and workers. He provokes us to think about how social media and Internet initiatives can learn from radio.

Also discussed in this wide-ranging interview:
- The emerging and dynamic politics of South America, with an eye toward Bolivia and the pope's recent visit to the region
- The tensions and paradoxes associated with Bolivian president Evo Morales
- How radio may provide an answer to the angst we feel about the Internet
- Why new media and the Internet have failed to take hold with rural and indigenous communities and how radio can be a teacher in overcoming this.
- How technologies can support indigenous and non-western values and beliefs.
- What those of us in the west can learn from Bolivia’s efforts to promote connectedness.
- The first-hand experience of seeing Bolivians’ reaction to Pope Francis’ recent visit.

Visit the UC Digital Cultures Lab's website: http://digitalcultures.net

Follow Ramesh on Twitter: @rameshmedia
Follow Dave on Twitter: @DaveKoller

Watch Ramesh’s interview with Cenk Uygur on Tahrir Square and social media: www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Pi29UzPnMs

Watch Ramesh’s earlier interview with Dave on the South American Indigenous Internet: www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTaNyJRlq84


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When we hear the term “Stem Cell Research”, we automatically think of controversy, and the conflict between religious groups and medical researchers that stole headlines in the lead up to the 2000 election. Today, stem cell research has progressed beyond using cells from embryos and is now an essential part of medical research – and potentially treatment – in adults.

Watch the first video in this series where Cenk interviews Praveen Singh and Jayde Lovell:
Stem Cell Research: At TYT It's Personal (Cenk Uygur Interview w/ Praveen Singh and Jayde Lovell)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qb0umBLB-18&list=PLvTWdtzKwG6eaI3iFSEbvHUWyNO7WsZmG&index=2
 
Just one frontier for stem cell research is finding a cure for acute heart conditions. Around 280,000 people die every year from heart attacks, and many of those people will die with no warning and no prior history of heart disease. Research into the cause of these heart attacks is difficult – studying the genetic mutations that cause these heart attacks is all but impossible, as most carrying the mutation will never know they have it. But new stem cell technology allows doctors to use blood cells from an affected adult to grow both healthy and diseased tissue, giving scientists an opportunity to study the disease and trial potential cures.

In this incredible interview, TYT host Cenk Uygur speaks with three world-leading scientists about their groundbreaking international research, and their ‘hunt for the cause’ behind a family of heart conditions that continue to prove fatal for tens of thousands of Americans. They discuss the Nobel Prize-winning stem cell technology that allows scientists to grow heart tissue from blood cells, the creation of a “disease in a dish”, the rise of ‘precision medicine’, and the potential for genetic engineering technology to cure all gene-based illnesses and save millions of lives.

Interviewees:
Dr Todd Evans
(Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology in Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College)
 
Dr Jim Cheung
(Assistant Professor of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University)
 
Dr Albano Meli
(Senior Research Associate, Inserm – the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research)

To learn more about the research and support the research study, go to www.PraveenNYC.com

Read more about the story via Weill Cornell Medical College / NY-Presbyterian Hospital: http://ow.ly/VitDr

More detailed scientific explanation behind the research here: http://ow.ly/Vis1x

Learn about heart conditions via the American Heart Association: http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/Conditions_UCM_001087_SubHomePage.jsp

Follow Cenk on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/CenkUygur

GLOSSARY
- Cardiologist: A heart doctor
- Electrophysiologist: A doctor who specializes in electrical signals in the body, primarily abnormal heart beats
- Arrhythmia: Abnormal heart rhythm. Can be life-threatening.
- Myocardial infarction: Heart attack
- Cardiomyocytes: Heart muscle cells
- Cardiomyopathy: Weakened or abnormal heart
- Reggie Lewis: American professional basketball player for the NBA's Boston Celtics from 1987 to 1993. Died suddenly of ‘hypertrophic cardiomyopathy’.
- Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: Unusual thickening of the heart
- Erythroblast: An immature red blood cell
- IPS cells / IPSCs: “Induced pluripotent stem cells”, adult cells that have been turned into stem cells.
- Mutation: A change in our DNA sequence. Often has no impact on the adult organism.
- Pemphigus vulgaris: Autoimmune disorder which can cause blisters.
- Precision medicine: A treatment approach targeting an individual’s genetics and environment, rather than just the disease.
- Calcium ryanodine receptor (RyRs): a channel in the cells to transport charged calcium and therefore allows electrical signals to pass.
- Allele: A different form of a gene
- NIH: National Institutes of Health
- Embryogenesis: How an embryo forms and develops.
- Germ line: Sex cells (Eggs and sperm)
- Oocytes: Human egg cell
- Hematopoietic stem cells: Cells that produce new blood cells.
- Thalassemia: An inherited (genetic) blood disorder.

Learn more about the turning adult cells into stem cells (discovered by Shinya Yamanaka and his colleagues, winner of the 2012 Nobel Prize)
http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/medicine/laureates/2012/popular-medicineprize2012.pdf

Learn more about curing disease with gene-editing technology
http://biotech.about.com/od/technicaltheory/a/Crispr-Whats-All-The-Excitement-About.htm

Learn more about Personalized Medicine and Precision Medicine
https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/01/30/fact-sheet-president-obama-s-precision-medicine-initiative

Direct download: Stem_Cell_Research.mp3
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One day, at age 31, The Young Turks' Head of Business Development Praveen Singh unexpectedly passed out at work. After a trip to the emergency room and multiple subsequent tests, she was told her episode had been caused by an irregular heart beat associated with a condition called "ventricular tachycardia."

Watch the second video in this series where Cenk interviews the research team:
How Stem Cell Research Is Curing Congenital Heart Defects (Interview w/ Cenk Uygur) https://youtu.be/ilVjSnE5t44

In this interview with TYT host Cenk Uygur and TYT science correspondent Jayde Lovell, Singh talks about the international fact-finding journey she embarked on to learn more about her condition and the difficult decisions she's had to make about whether to follow medical advice and have a defibrillator implanted and to take medications for the rest of her life.

The three also discuss how and why stem cell research is a uniquely effective method for uncovering the root cause of ventricular tachycardia and critical to helping isolate and cure a range of cardiac conditions that lead to the premature deaths of thousands of Americans.

Find out more about ventricular tachycardia on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ventricular_tachycardia

Follow Praveen on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/PraveenNYC
Follow Jayde on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/JaydeLovell
Follow Cenk on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/CenkUygur

To learn more about the research and support the research study, go to http://www.PraveenNYC.com

Direct download: Praveen.mp3
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