Health

President Obama Addresses Congress

February 25, 2009

Before a joint session of Congress, President Obama lays out his vision for reversing the economic tide and how the effort should be tied to changes in health care, education, and energy policy. Analysis of the speech and the political...

Jane Brody: "Jane Brody's Guide to the Great Beyond" (Random House)

February 23, 2009

New York Times health columnist Jane Brody offers practical advice on how people of all ages can help themselves and those they love better prepare for death

Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot: "The Third Chapter"

February 19, 2009

Renowned sociologist Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot explains how today’s generation of fifty to seventy-five-year-olds are transforming their retirement years.

Abigail Trafford: "As Time Goes By" (Basic Books)

February 10, 2009

Every day, eight thousand Americans turn sixty years old. Many are re-inventing romance and re-defining marriage in their retirement years. An award-winning journalist on what it means to love and be loved in later life.

Ben Sherwood "The Survivors Club" (Grand Central) (Rebroadcast)

February 1, 2009

Every second of the day, someone in America faces a crisis, whether an accident, crime, illness, or financial trouble. Some bounce back, others just give up. A journalist reveals the science and secrets of survivors and how to thrive in...

Ben Sherwood "The Survivors Club" (Grand Central)

January 29, 2009

Every second of the day, someone in America faces a crisis, whether an accident, crime, illness, or financial trouble. Some bounce back, others just give up. A journalist reveals the science and secrets of survivors and how to thrive in...

Doris Teichler Zallen: "To Test or Not to Test" (Rutgers)

January 8, 2009

A discussion of the medical, ethical, and psychological concerns raised by genetic testing.

Michael Paul Mason: "Head Cases" (Farrar, Straus & Giroux) (Rebroadcast)

December 31, 2008

Every year one and a half million Americans sustain a traumatic brain injury and at least 80,000 suffer from a long term disability as a result. Two experts describe the challenges of diagnosing and treating traumatic brain injuries.

Jon Katz: "Izzy and Lenore" (Rebroadcast)

December 25, 2008

Author Jon Katz is best known for his stories about the dogs in his life and his decision to move to a farm in upstate New York. In a new book, he shares why he let another troubled dog into his life and how they both helped those in...

Forrest Church: "Love & Death" (Beacon)

December 22, 2008

The Unitarian theologian, author and son of a former U.S. senator discusses religion in America today and living with a terminal illness.

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