Education

Marietta McCarty: "Little Big Minds" (Tarcher/Penguin)

February 15, 2007

Learning about philosophy is something often reserved for college classes. Philosophy professor Marietta McCarty explains why kids from kindergarten through the 8th grade should be introduced to philosophy in order to help develop...

Sharon Begley: "Train Your Mind, Change Your Brain: (Ballentine Books)

January 31, 2007

Recent research demonstrates how our brains can change both in structure and in function. A review of recent neurological research and its remarkable confluence with centuries old Buddhist thought

The State of the Union

January 24, 2007

A look at the president's proposals and the political landscape he faces.

Roy Richard Grinker: "Unstrange Minds: Remappping the World of Autism" (Basic Books)

January 22, 2007

After anthropologist Roy Richard Grinker got the news of his daughter's autism diagnosis, he set out on a journey around the world to better understand the disorder. He tells the story of his travels and how he came to the conclusion that...

David Walsh: "No" (Free Press)

January 9, 2007

One of the most important, but often most difficult, thing for a parent to do is say 'no' to their child. But saying no lays the foundation for vital skills including self-reliance, self-discipline and integrity. A look at the importance...

Drs. Michael Roizen and Mehmet Oz: "You on a Diet" (Free Press)

January 8, 2007

The two best-selling doctor-authors explain why it's more important to pay attention to your waistline than your weight. They offer the latest scientific advice on how to get in shape and stay fit.

Mary Beth Busby & Megan Massey: "Dear Megan: Letters on Life, Love and Fragile X "(Capital Cares) (Rebroadcast)

December 28, 2006

Two mothers of sons with Fragile X syndrome, the most common inherited cause of mental retardation and autism, share stories of grief and triumph.

Dr. Kevin Kalikow: "Your Child in the Balance" (CDS Books)

October 17, 2006

A child psychiatrist offers an insider's view of the complexities involved in diagnosing and developing treatments for his young patients.

Mary Beth Busby & Megan Massey: "Dear Megan: Letters on Life, Love and Fragile X "(Capital Cares)

September 29, 2006

Two mothers of sons with Fragile X syndrome, the most common inherited cause of mental retardation and autism, share stories of grief and triumph.

Alfie Kohn: "The Homework Myth" (Da Capo Press)

September 5, 2006

The author argues that homework harms more than helps students.

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