Health

Nancy Nichols "Lake Effect" (Island Press)

September 30, 2008

A journalist explores the link between the pollution in her Great Lakes town and the rare forms of cancer in her family.

Benjamin Mee: "We Bought A Zoo" (Weinstein Books) (Rebroadcast)

September 28, 2008

A former newspaper columnist and animal behavior specialist shares the story of his family's move in 2006 to an unusual new home: a wildlife park in the English countryside, where a menagerie of Siberian tigers, African lions, brown bears...

Tom Nesi: "Poison Pills" (Thomas Dunne Books)

September 25, 2008

An examination of the Vioxx drug scandal, whether it could happen again, and how consumers can protect themselves.

Sex Education

September 23, 2008

The latest teen birth rate figures are up after a 15-year decline, and the presidential campaign has renewed questions over the effectiveness and appropriateness of comprehensive sex education and abstinence-only education. A look at the...

Benjamin Mee: "We Bought A Zoo" (Weinstein Books)

September 10, 2008

A former newspaper columnist and animal behavior specialist shares the story of his family's move in 2006 to an unusual new home: a wildlife park in the English countryside, where a menagerie of Siberian tigers, African lions, brown bears...

Mary Ellen Geist: "Measure of the Heart: (Springboard) (Rebroadcast)

August 31, 2008

Mary Ellen Geist gave up a great career to return home to help her mother care for her ailing father. She writes about the often overlooked but vital role husbands and wives, daughters and sons provide for loved ones battling Alzheimer's...

John Cacioppo: "Loneliness" (Norton)

August 26, 2008

A new study on the effects of loneliness on our minds and bodies as we age.

Philip and Alice Shabecoff: "Poisoned Profits" (Random House)

August 19, 2008

For decades, scientists and environmentalists have warned of the dangers certain chemicals pose to humans and the environment. A pair of investigative journalists examine the link between industrial toxins and the rise of death and disease...

State Initiatives Restricting Abortion Access

August 14, 2008

Two years after voters in South Dakota overturned a strict ban on abortion, a new measure on the November ballot could eventually reach the Supreme Court. A look at initiatives in South Dakota, Colorado and California that would limit a...

Mary Ellen Geist: "Measure of the Heart: (Springboard)

August 13, 2008

Mary Ellen Geist gave up a great career to return home to help her mother care for her ailing father. She writes about the often overlooked but vital role husbands and wives, daughters and sons provide for loved ones battling Alzheimer's...

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