Binge-Watching This Long Weekend? Don’t Try It With These Shows

  • We’ll see you on the other side, soldier.Frontline (available on PBS)VIDEOThe hard-hitting PBS documentary series is incredible in small doses, and the recent exposé of poorly-labeled health supplements will have you jonesing like a cave salamander in need of a vitamin D fix.
  • And that’s what Twitter’s for!Jane Fonda’s Workout Series (available on Amazon Video)VIDEOWe’ll forgive you for being lured by the nostalgic appeal and prominent legwarmers of 1982’s Jane Fonda’s Original Workout, but for the love of all that is holy, please stop there.
  • If you insist on plowing through Jane Fonda’s New Workout, Jane Fonda’s Low-Impact Workout, and Jane Fonda’s Easy Going Workout—to say nothing of her modern update, the Jane Fonda Prime Time series—you’ll regret it.
  • If you insist on a Fonda-thon, stick with that Barbarella/Monster-In-Law double-feature and avoid this calamity, Jane!The City of Flagstaff’s City Council Meeting video archives (available on Flagstaff’s official site)VIDEOAfter the last month of mounting buzz, by now everyone has heard about this series’ incredible double-header conclusion: May 23’s 201-minute Combined Special Work Session/Special Meeting, followed by the May 30 Combined Special Meeting/Special Work Session.
  • Man v. Food (available on Amazon)VIDEOWhat’s more fitting than tele-gorging on “big food” fanatic Adam Richman’s performative gluttony?

Four-day weekend! Netflix time! Just because something is streaming online, though, doesn’t mean it’s suitable for a marathon.
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MSNBC’s Joy Ann Reid attacks Scalise as he recovers in hospital

  • As Rep. Steve Scalise lay in his hospital bed recovering after he was shot by a maniac gunman who was hunting congressional Republicans, an MSNBC host asked whether the House Majority Whip’s life-threatening injuries meant Americans had to “ignore” his political positions.
  • Joy Ann Reid on Saturday cited Scalise’s positions on ObamaCare and gay marriage as among the concerning “moral” issues she felt couldn’t be overlooked despite his critical injury at the hands of a left-leaning lunatic who opened fire at a GOP baseball practice on June 14.
  • “There’s a whole country out there and a lot of people, at least in my Twitter timeline, and it’s a delicate thing, because everybody is wishing the congressman well and hoping that he recovers, but Steve Scalise has a history that we’ve all been forced to sort of ignore on race,” Reid said.
  • Scalise, R-La., was among five people shot by James Hodgkinson on the morning of June 14.
  • The gunman was killed by Capitol Police officers who were part of Scalise’s security detail.

As Rep. Steve Scalise lay in his hospital bed recovering after he was shot by a maniac gunman who was hunting congressional Republicans, an MSNBC host asked whether the House Majority Whip’s life-threatening injuries meant Americans had to “ignore” his political positions.
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BBC Two

tonight is catch up for @BBCTwo #BBC2Hospital @ImperialNHS  - did you watch on Tuesday?

  • With an estimated deficit of £850 million across England’s hospitals alone and a big expansion of new treatment options, the NHS faces ethical and financial challenges in treating patients who want expensive or unproven drugs to prolong their lives.
  • Glendon has identified an immunotherapy drug, the effectiveness of which is not yet fully proven for his type of cancer, and so the drug is not licensed and available on the NHS.
  • Undeterred, Glendon wants to self-fund a course of the drug and comes to Charing Cross Hospital’s private wing to see oncologist Dr Matt Williams.
  • At Queen Charlotte’s and Chelsea Hospital, 44-year-old Nicky from Devon has travelled to receive NHS treatment not available at her local hospital.
  • Nicky also wants to take a promising drug to fight her cancer but it is currently only available on the NHS once she has had three courses of chemotherapy, and she is only just about to start her second.

Nicky is attempting to crowdfund £60,000 to buy herself a drug to fight ovarian cancer.
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Exercise: It does so much more than burn calories

#Exercise: It does so much more than burn calories - By @BethFratesMD  #HealthAndWellness

  • In a report recently published in Current Biology, researchers explored the relationship between exercise and “energy expenditure” (calories burned).
  • This study monitored the physical activity and corresponding total energy expenditure in 322 men and women in North America and Africa.
  • Physical activity did increase energy expenditure as expected, but only up to a point.
  • At lower levels of activity, increasing the counts per minute per day did increase energy expenditure.
  • These study results notwithstanding, whether you’ve yet to get in gear on your New Year’s exercise resolutions or you’re already an inveterate exerciser, it’s important to know that the benefits of regular physical activity go beyond burning calories.

A recent study suggests that a lot of exercise doesn’t always translate into a lot of extra calories burned.
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For The Navajo Nation, Uranium Mining’s Deadly Legacy Lingers : Shots

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    The federal government is cleaning up a long legacy of uranium mining within the Navajo Nation — some 27,000 square miles spread across Utah, New Mexico and Arizona that is home to more than 250,000 people.

  • Maria Welch is a field researcher with the Southwest Research Information Center, which is working with the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state and local groups to gauge the impacts of uranium on Navajo families today.
  • Maria Welch, a Navajo researcher studying the effects of uranium contamination

    On a recent day in Flagstaff, Ariz., she asks a mother about feeding practices for her baby.

  • Maria Welch is a researcher studying the impact of uranium mining on Navajo families today.
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    Maria Welch is a researcher studying the impact of uranium mining on Navajo families today.

Uranium mining on Navajo lands ended in 1986, but the tribe is still suffering profound health effects. The government started cleanup only recently; many of the polluters have gone out of business.
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NBC’s Chuck Todd Defends CNN

  • Todd said the White House’s “war on the media” is a “war on the truth.”
  • Tonight—well, not just tonight—but I’m obsessed with the White House’s war on the press and on media.
  • Of course, the White House attacks, delegitimizes the media to create running room for its version of events.
  • Sarah Huckabee Sanders was just a bit more honest apparently about the White House’s dishonesty.
  • So no, Mr. President, no, White House press shop, the media is not the enemy of the people.

NBC’s Chuck Todd Defends CNN — Calls Trump Admin’s War on the Press ‘a War on the Truth’
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No final Grenfell Tower death toll this year, police say

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    Media captionMany Grenfell residents told the housing minister they wanted “actions before words”
    The final Grenfell Tower fire toll will not be known until at least the end of the year, with 80 people currently presumed dead, police have said.Most of those who died in the 14 June blaze were said to be in 23 of the North Kensington building’s 129 flats.Police are tracing victims via “every imaginable source” of information; from government agencies to fast food firms.The opening of inquests into seven of the victims heard a six-month-old baby was found dead in her mother’s arms.Survivors and relatives of those who died have expressed frustration at the progress of the investigation.But Det Supt Fiona McCormack said the full death toll would only be known when the search and recovery operation and identification process was over.

  • Mrs May rejected Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s claim that the fire was the result of fewer building control inspectors and “the disastrous effect of austerity”, saying the cladding of tower blocks was an issue that had “developed over decades” under successive governments and councils.In the update to the investigation, police said:
    Some residents had tried to move up the building to escape the flames and it is thought a number of people may have ended up in one flat
    The 23 flats where most victims are believed to have died were located between the 11th and 23rd floors – and the fire service received 26 calls from residents there
    There was “utter devastation inside the flats,” with a few homes still in too unsafe a condition to carry out further investigations
    More than 60 “companies and organisations” played a role in the refurbishment of Grenfell Tower – work that is believed to have helped aid the spread of the fire
    Police said “it would have been impossible for anyone to produce a list before that showed exactly who was in Grenfell Tower that night – that includes those people living there but also those visiting”.
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    Westminster coroner Dr Fiona Wilcox opened and adjourned more inquests into the deaths of victims, including baby Leena Belkadi and her sister Malak, aged eight.Leena, who died from inhalation of fire fumes, was found with her mother in a stairwell between the 19th and 20th floor.

  • Police say they hoped information would be sent to its investigation if it might help to identify the missing.Meanwhile, a number of Grenfell Tower residents confronted housing minister Alok Sharma MP on why the homeless are not yet rehoused, in tense exchanges on the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme.Many said they had not been able to sleep since the disaster, or were haunted by images of their escape and their friends, family and neighbours who perished.The fire destroyed 151 homes, most in the tower block, but also a number of surrounding properties.
  • Mr Sharma said the government guaranteed people who had had their homes destroyed would be offered suitable temporary accommodation within three weeks.But Mahad Egal, who escaped the fourth floor of Grenfell Tower, told the programme he refused the offer of alternative accommodation in a high rise block for his family.

Most victims of fire were in 23 flats, police say, as a coroner hears how a baby died in her mother’s arms.
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