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Scientists’ Fear of Backlash Chills the Study of Transgender Medicine; Also, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, and the Lost High Profile Rap Beef

James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana take a look at the “culture of fear” that many scientists are saying has developed around gender medicine research (1:32).  The guys also react to the rap beef involving Drake, Kendrick Lamar and other heavyweights that recently exploded and consider why it seems we do not see high profile rap beefs like in the past (31:51).
‘This isn’t how good scientific debate happens’: academics on culture of fear in gender medicine research (The Guardian)
Anti-Trans Bills Disregard the Science on Sex and Gender (The Progressive Magazine)
American College of Pediatricians: No Benefits From ‘Gender-Affirming’ Interventions (Daily Citizen, from Focus on the Family)
19 Burning Questions About Rap’s Civil War (The Ringer)
NBA Slam Dunk Contest: Stars Say Risk Not Worth The Reward (Sportico)
 
 

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The Explosion of Sports Gambling Will Force Society to Adapt; Also, Ultra Processed Foods Work by Changing Our Brains

James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana we take a look at the explosion of sports gambling in society and how it has changed both the business of and culture around sports (1:16).  The guys also react to recent revelations on how ultra processed food changes the way our brains work (34:41).
 
America Made a Huge Bet on Sports Gambling. The Backlash Is Here. (The Wall Street Journal)
In the wake of the Shohei Ohtani scandal, can sports and legal gambling coexist? (Yahoo! News)
Cavs head coach says he received threats from sports gamblers (Axios)
Will the politics of sports gambling make it the next national ‘addiction’ crisis? (The Hill)
Gambling addiction hotlines say volume is up and callers are younger as online sports betting booms (NBC News)
The New Science on What Ultra-Processed Food Does to Your Brain (The Wall Street Journal)
From anxiety to cancer, the evidence against ultra-processed food piles up (NPR)
 

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Does the Threat to Kids Posed by Social Media Justify Florida’s Heavy Handed Ban? Also, What the Outrage over Trans Visibility Day Says About Our Leadership

James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana take a look at Florida’s recent law which, among other things, operates to ban kids under 14 from social media, and in light of the dangers posed by social media, react to the criticism that has called the ban unconstitutional and/or hypocritical (1:16). The guys also weigh in on President Biden’s issuance of a statement recognizing Trans Visibility Day, which generated a lot of controversy because the day fell on Easter this year (33:12).
 
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signs bill that bans children under 14 from having social media accounts (NBC News)
DeSantis signs ban on kids using social media (Tampa Bay Times)
Florida’s DeSantis signs one of the country’s most restrictive social media bans for minors (AP News)
Florida Has Banned Kids Using Social Media, but It Won’t Be That Simple (NY Times)
DeSantis lauds ‘free state’ of Florida. He should let parents decide kids’ social media use. (USA Today)
Trump and Republicans unite in fury at Biden after Trans Visibility Day falls on Easter Sunday by chance (The Independent)
Posts misrepresent White House Easter egg contest, Day of Transgender Visibility proclamation (AP News)
American Egg Board forced to respond to Republican conspiracy theory about White House Easter event (The Independent)
 

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The Apple Antitrust Lawsuit May Signal that Regulators are Starting to Catch Up with Big Tech; Also, the (Astrophysics) Revolution Will Be Seen Through the James Webb Space Telescope

Following the recent antitrust lawsuit filed against Apple in the US, James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana consider the ongoing efforts in the US and in Europe to attack several of Apple’s business practices in in today’s view of the historical context of antitrust enforcement (1:21).  The guys also explain why it is a good thing that some of the findings from the new James Webb Space Telescope are knocking holes many of our current theories on how the universe works (40:41).
 
Apple sued by Biden administration over alleged iPhone ‘monopoly power’ (NBC News)
 
Green bubbles, Apple Pay and other reasons why America says Apple is breaking the law (CNN)
 
Apple to put USB-C connectors in iPhones to comply with EU rules (The Guardian)
 
EU investigating Apple, Google and Meta’s suspected violations of new Digital Markets Act (CBS News)
 
US Regulators Urge Congress to Look Into Grocery Profits (VOA News)
 
Author Thom Hartmann says average family pays $5K ‘monopoly tax’ to large companies (The Hill)
 
James Webb telescope confirms there is something seriously wrong with our understanding of the universe (Live Science)
 
Physicist Claims Universe Has No Dark Matter And Is 27 Billion Years Old (Science Alert)
 
Did the James Webb telescope ‘break the universe’? Maybe not (Science News)
 
What are the true colors of images from the James Webb Space Telescope? (Space.com)
 

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Kate Middleton’s Family Photo Reaction Previews a World Where You Can’t Trust Your Eyes; Also, Are Dating Apps Just Trying to Get you Hooked on Them?

James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana consider the extent to which the various reactions of people to the release of the manipulated Kate Middleton photo demonstrates what it may look like to live in a world where reality and synthetic realities may be impossible to distinguish (1:24).  The guys also discuss the evolution of dating apps in light of the recently filed lawsuit that contends that dating apps are now designed more to keep people coming back, not help people connect (37:35).
 
Kate Middleton and the End of Shared Reality (The Atlantic)
 
Countering Truth Decay (RAND Corporation)
 
How to Tackle Truth Decay (The Atlantic)
 
Tinder, other Match dating apps encourage compulsive use, lawsuit claims (Reuters)
 
It’s Not You: Dating Apps Are Getting Worse (NY Times)
 

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A TikTok Ban Still Leaves Americans Open to Manipulation and Exploitation; Also, Sheryl Swoopes, Caitlin Clark and Getting Defensive Off the Court

James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana take a look the potential ban of TikTok that is working through the US Congress and consider whether this is more about data privacy and algorithmic manipulation or playing on American’s fear of China (1:07).  The guys also discuss the controversy over Sheryl Swoopes comments about Caitlin Clark and also Swoopes’ thoughts about whether she could be being racist (33:36).
 
TikTok is a “national security issue,” Sens. Mark Warner and Marco Rubio say (CBS News)
 
Is the new push to ban TikTok for real? (Vox)
 
Federal judge blocks Montana’s TikTok ban before it takes effect (NPR)
 
EU warns Elon Musk after Twitter found to have highest rate of disinformation (The Guardian)
 
Trump to block U.S. downloads of TikTok, WeChat on Sunday- officials (Reuters)
 
Trump’s ‘key money’ request complicates Microsoft-TikTok deal (PC World)
 
Sheryl Swoopes walks back controversial Caitlin Clark comments: ‘I made a mistake’ (Today)
 
Opinion: Sheryl Swoopes is right: Black people can’t be racist (LA Times)
 
Oh Lord, Sheryl Swoopes Says ‘Black People Can’t Be Racist’ And Conservatives Lose Their Minds (The Root)
 

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The Supreme Court Confirms the U.S. is Presently a Nation of Men, Not Laws; Also, Overcoming a Brain Wired to Avoid Exercise

James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana discuss some key takeaways from the U.S Supreme Court’s decision to forbid states from taking Donald Trump, or any other “oathbreaking insurrectionist,” off the ballot under the disqualification clause of the 14th amendment (1:08). The guys also consider the idea that human brains are wired to avoid exercise and what can be done to overcome this (44:04).
 
Trump v Anderson (pdf)(supremecourt.gov)
 
Supreme Court says Trump can appear on 2024 ballot, overturning Colorado ruling (CBS News)
 
The Supreme Court’s “Unanimous” Trump Ballot Ruling Is Actually a 5–4 Disaster (Slate)
 
After Trump wins at the Supreme Court, some warn it may be harder for Congress to boot ‘oathbreaking insurrectionists’ (NBC News)
 
The Supreme Court Once Again Reveals the Fraud of Originalism (The Atlantic) (Apple News Link)
 
Your Brain is Built to Avoid Exercise. Here’s Why (BBC Science Focus)
 

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Exploding Dynastic Wealth is a Threat to America’s Economic and Governmental System; Also, Understanding and Appreciating Free Speech Following Navalny’s Demise in Russia

James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana consider the extent to which America’s extreme and increasingly sticky concentration of wealth in its billionaire class may put its market economy and representative democracy in peril (1:23).  The guys also discuss the concept of freedom of speech in the US in light of the tragic story of Alexei Navalny in Russia (42:04). Where do billionaires come from? Mom and Dad. (Vox)The Estate Tax is Irrelevant to More Than 99 Percent of Americans (ITEP.org) What is the national deficit? (Treasury.gov)What is the national debt? (Treasury.gov)Putin foe Alexei Navalny dies in jail, West holds Russia responsible (Reuters)Nerve agents, poison and window falls. Kremlin foes have been attacked or killed over the years (AP News)Trump Calls Himself ‘Political Dissident’ At CPAC Speech After Navalny Comparison (Forbes)First Amendment – Constitution of the United States (Congress.gov)

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Is Russia’s Psyop to Divide Americans Paying Off? Also, Concerns Over Making Victimhood Too Central to Black Americans’ Identity

James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana consider whether Russia’s goals in dividing and undermining the US have been achieved in light of what appears to be an increasing one way love affair with Russia coming out of at least a part of America’s political right (1:19).  The guys also take a look at whether society tends to overemphasize messages of victimhood to Black Americans in a way that is detrimental to Black Americans (45:59).Russia’s objective in the U.S. has already largely been achieved (WaPo)Putin has made clear Russia is our civilizational enemy (NY Post)Tuberville: Putin open to peace but ‘DC warmongers’ want to prolong Ukraine conflict (AL.com)Tucker Carlson gets roasted for praising decades-old shopping cart tech in Russia (Business Insider)Putin Unlikely To Stop In Russia And Ukraine (Forbes)Give Black Americans hope and support, not messages of victimhood (Miami Herald)

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Viewing James Baldwin and the U.S. Through “I Am Not Your Negro;” Also, the Devaluing of Stay At Home Parents

James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana take a look at Raoul Peck’s 2016 documentary “I Am Not Your Negro,” which features the commentary and work of one of America’s intellectual giants, James Baldwin (1:24).  The guys also discuss how stay at home parenting is devalued by America’s institutions even though many often suggesting it is good for society (44:39).I Am Not Your Negro (PBS)I Am Not Your Negro (YouTube)The Paradox of Stay-at-Home Parents (The Atlantic) (Apple News Link)

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