Views:1005|Rating:4.33|View Time:14:49Minutes|Likes:13|Dislikes:2 Since 2011 – 12 children have been buried at Peaceful Valley Cemetery outside of Boise, ID. Reporter Dan Tilkin documents how their graves joined DOZENS of other children buried nearby that have died likely because their parents won’t take them to a doctor. They belong to a faith healing church called The Followers of Christ in Idaho. Idaho is one of the last places in the U.S. where a parent won’t be prosecuted if their parents rely on faith healing. A branch of the Followers of Christ exists in Oregon City. After dozens of children who belong to that church died, Oregon changed its laws to protect kids. Four sets of parents were prosecuted. Meanwhile, efforts to change the law in Idaho keep getting thwarted.
Views:961118|Rating:4.74|View Time:16:43Minutes|Likes:6793|Dislikes:374 In the United States, more people between the ages of 25 and 64 die of complications from drugs than car crashes. According to a 2009 study published by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 23.5 million people in this country over the age of 12 need treatment for drug and alcohol abuse, and only 2.6 million of these afflicted individuals actually receive it. In response, drug and alcohol rehab has blossomed in the past three decades into a $35 billion industry with nearly 15,000 facilities across the country. Although non-hospital residential treatment serves only about 10 percent of those in recovery in the US, the exorbitant cost of such care–as high as $75,000 a month–has made it extremely lucrative. And thanks to popular TV shows like Celebrity Rehab, which have installed the luxurious rehabilitation center in the popular consciousness, the national enrollment figures keep growing.
VICE editor Wilbert L. Cooper traveled to Southern California, the region with the highest concentration of these high-end rehab clinics, to explore the peculiar and troubling side of the for-profit addiction treatment industry.
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Views:54855|Rating:4.36|View Time:36:35Minutes|Likes:423|Dislikes:62 This is Bishop Spong’s first lecture in the “Future of the Progressive Church” conference held on August 3, 2013 at the Community Christian Church in Springfield, MO.
Views:580|Rating:5.00|View Time:37Minutes|Likes:2|Dislikes:0 Here we are in Paradise, that’s Tucson, Arizona on a beautiful afternoon at an outdoor cafe. It’s the corner of Church and Congress St and we can see the former Valley Bank Building, site of the 1956 movie “A Kiss Before Dying” starring Robert Wagner and Joanne Woodward. In the movie we see a beautiful panorama of the city more than 50 years ago right before he throws her off the top of the building. With us at the cafe is lovely Dorothy McCutcheon (Dorothy Haas), 1961 graduate of Catalina High School.