The National Endowment for the Humanities turns 50 next year. William “Bro” Adams, the new chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, wants to make sure that the study of history, philosophy, and literature remains accessible to everyone. A conversation about his new "Common Good" initiative.
Guest Host: Susan Page
Two specialists talk about their approach to chronic back pain, which rejects longstanding assumptions about the causes of the pain and offers a self-treatment plan. Dr. Ron Siegel, licensed clinical psychologist at Harvard Medical School, and Dr. Doug Johnson, medical director of the inpatient rehabilitation unit at Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River, Massachusetts, are co-authors with Michael Urdang of Back Sense: A Revolutionary Approach to Halting the Cycle of Chronic Back Pain (Broadway Books 2001; paperback April 2002).
- Dr. Doug Johnson author and medical director of the inpatient rehabilitation unit at Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River, Massachusetts
- Dr. Ron Siegel author and licensed clinical psychologist at Harvard Medical School
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