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Best of Radio Free Thinker – the 160s

Posted by Don McLenaghen on July 17, 2012

Just for fun

This week a recasting our some of our best bits from episodes past:

– Fare-ness of Translink,
– NarcOnon – Scientology on drugs,
– Jane the Ripper; who was the White Chapel murder?

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Topics:

NarcOnon – Scientology on drugs

Don discussed the accidental discovery of some scientist attempting to show the efficacy of a DNA reading technique. What they discovered was that what you are getting in traditional Chinese medicine may be more than you bargained for. They discovered the ‘expected’ endangered species. They also showed that what was called ‘pure’ antelope contained goat and sheep DNA. It also found unlisted ingredients that could allergic reactions such as peanuts. Also they found ingredients that are toxic and potentially fatal.

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SkyTrain Fare-Gates

We discuss the controversy regarding the soon to be installed fare-gates at SkyTrain stations with the aim of reducing ‘fair evasion’. We discuss how cost effective this tactic is, who is its target and ultimately are there better solutions to the issue of funding public mass transit in the GVRD.

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Jane the Ripper – who was the White Chapel murder?

We discuss the mythology of Jack the Ripper and a new book that makes a (poor) case that the ripper may have been a woman.

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One Response to “Best of Radio Free Thinker – the 160s”

  1. Apologies for the poor sound quality during the intro…I accidentally turned on the wrong microphone. So. don’t worry I was not being sucked into some alternative dimension.

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