Iraq military authorization repeal, Fringe medicine

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Protesters over the U.S. airstrike
Protesters demonstrate over the U.S. airstrike in Iraq that killed Iranian Revolutionary Guard Gen. Qassem Soleimani in Tehran, Iran, Jan. 3, 2020. Iran has vowed “harsh retaliation” for the U.S. airstrike near Baghdad’s airport that killed Tehran’s top general and the architect of its interventions across the Middle East, as tensions soared in the wake of the targeted killing. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

A military historian helps us better understand what would happen if the U.S. repeals the authorization for military force in Iraq after 20 years. Then, an author shares his new book looking at the history of fringe medical theories and why they continue to persist despite modern science.

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  • Why fringe medicine endures through centuries

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Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Trina La Susa Technical Director
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Lorin Cox Producer
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • John Hall Guest
  • Matthew Hongoltz-Hetling Guest

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