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Post-show Links

Posted in links by Desiree on November 21, 2008

Thanks to everyone who called into tonight’s episode on vaccines, and thanks especially to Dr. Kathryn Koliaska for her time and expertise. Expect to hear her again on a different topic, assuming we can talk her into returning.

Tonight’s sources were:

Study on vaccine safety controversies and the future of vaccination programs

Mumps outbreak traced to anti-vaccination religious group

Government Concedes Vaccine-Autism Case in Federal Court

Parents on the run with baby after refusing vaccination

Moral Choices and the HPV Vaccine

Attitudes Towards Vaccination: A Survey of Canadian Chiropractic Students

The McCarthy Effect

Great Respectful Insolence blog entry on Mitochondrial Disease

Links Dr. Koliaska mentioned:

Canadian Paediatric Society

Index of a variety of great vaccine information links

A parent’s guide to immunization information on the Internet

And good news… our archived episodes are mostly up to date. All our episodes except for the cognitive dissonance and skeptical parenting shows have been uploaded, with those last two to come soon. Go here to listen or download them.

See you next week!


This week: Vaccination

Posted in upcoming shows by Desiree on November 16, 2008

This week we’ll be speaking to Dr. Kathryn Koliaska about vaccinations and the burgeoning anti-vaccination movement.

From Jenny McCarthy and her multiple appearances on Oprah claiming a pediatric vaccine caused her sons autism, to the recent mumps epidemic that was traced back to a non-vaccinating religious community, to the ethics of mandatory immunization, to the widespread belief that flu shots will actually give you the flu…or something worse…we’ve got a lot to talk about.

See you Friday.

Hypnotherapy Post-Show Links and such

Posted in links by Desiree on November 7, 2008

In this evening’s episode, we learned that you cannot be hypnotized against your will, cognitive-behavior therapy is just as successful as hypnosis (but without all the lovely relaxing) and past-life regression could be attributed to inadvertent plagiarism.  And also that Edmonton has a creepy, crappy card-trick demonstrating hypnotist clown.

Thanks very much to Basia Urbanski for coming to speak to us! To learn more about her, visit her website.

Some of the sources I used for tonight’s show were:

Hypnosis entry in the Skeptics’ Dictionary
Comments about the above entry
Meta-analysis on efficacy of hypnosis
Study on Cryptomnesia
Article on Children and hypnosis in Canadian Family Physician, the official publication of the College of Family Physicians of Canada
Past Life Regression entry in Skeptics’ Dictionary

See you next week!


This Week: Hypnotherapy

Posted in links, upcoming shows by Desiree on November 3, 2008

This week we’ll be speaking with local Clinical Hypnotherapist Basia Urbanski. We’ll be discussing hypnotherapy’s curative value, what it can and can’t do, and if there’s a difference between it and when that dude made you cluck like a chicken at Capital X last summer.

We know you have questions. A veritable plethora of them, possibly. Call in this Friday and ask away.

And about our last show… thanks so much to Laura LaForce for spending her Halloween evening leading the séance. And thanks to Nathan who, as always, is wonderful about ensuring that the show gets play in a multitude of ways. Last week he videotaped us, and he’s currently building a Q Transmissions YouTube channel. If you do not have a Nathan, you should be very jealous.

And thanks again to all of you that donated to FunDrive. We appreciate knowing that people are interested enough in our show to donate money, and CJSR appreciates being able to pay their utility bills for another year.

See you on Friday!


Post-Show Homeopathy Links

Posted in links by Desiree on September 20, 2008

Thanks to all the callers to today’s show. Fantastic questions! And thanks so much, Jessica, for agreeing to be on the show.

Some of the sources I used for today’s show were:

Skeptical Article on Quackwatch

Study on homeopathy from the National Centre for Complimentary and Alternative Medicine

Mention of homeopathic practitioner’s wish for self-regulation

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See you next week!



Posted in links, upcoming shows by Desiree on September 14, 2008

Tune in this Friday when we’ll be speaking with Jessica Jackson, a Homeopathic Practitioner here in Edmonton.

You can check out her website here.