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Episode Info: Health advocates are alarmed and speaking out about Donald Trump's proposed radical cuts to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the effects the cuts would have on both the health of Americans and the economy itself, both now and into the future. Even some Republicans are pushing back against the cruelest cuts to programs such as Meals on Wheels and school lunch programs, which, the White House maintains, do not work and don't have 'proven' results. The draconian cuts to science, arts, diplomacy and services for the poor are supposedly planned in order to pay for huge increases in spending on military and veterans programs. Our guest today, Will Fischer, U.S. Marine, decorated combat vet and Director of Congressional Relations at VoteVets.org, argues that while increased spending on Veterans Affairs issues is fine, the loss of domestic and non-military programs (not to mention repealing the Affordable Care Act, or 'ObamaCare') is likely to be devastating for America's veterans. He details why in a must-hear conversation today.  Finally, we close with Desi Doyen and the latest 'Green News Report', with more on Trump's proposal to slash the EPA's budget, the death of parts of the Great Barrier Reef, and Fukushima, six years after nuclear disaster...Read more »

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