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With the US healthcare system and our society both appearing to deteriorate under pressure, we Americans are looking for ways to protect ourselves. That includes finding new, in many cases ancient, forms of healing. We as a nation are broken on so many levels…

In the first part of today’s show, I’ll run through some of the day’s news. There’s no way of escaping it right now, but we’ll try!

We’ll veer from the news toward the healing for the second half of the show. We attempted this a couple of weeks ago, we’ll do it today. I’m joined by Cassandra Leah Quave, author of The Plant Hunter: A Scientist’s Quest for Nature’s Next Medicines.