December 22, 2008

Food scares and drug scandals have raised serious concerns over the F.D.A.’s ability to regulate effectively. A look at the resources and direction at the Food and Drug Administration, and why some are hoping for significant changes...

Africa and the U.S.

December 11, 2008

Reflections on the U.S. role in addressing war, political upheaval, humanitarian crises, and terrorism in Africa.

Lynne Rossetto Kasper & Sally Swift: "The Splendid Table's How to Eat Supper" (Clarkson Potter) (Rebroadcast)

November 27, 2008

The women behind public radio's "The Splendid Table" examine America's evolving sense of food and offer suggestions for shopping, cooking and eating.

Services for Veterans Returning from War

November 11, 2008

A look at medical, mental health, and other needs of veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, and the efforts to improve the delivery of services.

New Approaches to Treating Cancer

November 4, 2008

New genetic findings now offer the possibility of a personalized approach to diagnosing and treating the disease. Diane and Dr. Bernadine Healy discuss the latest developments in the war on cancer.

State Ballot Inititiatives

November 3, 2008

A discussion of initiatives on the ballot in 36 states this November 4th. Voters will decide on initiatives ranging from abortion and state income taxes to same-sex marriage and affirmative action.

Midnight Regulations

October 28, 2008

A look at the regulatory changes made by presidents in the final days of their administrations.

Jon Katz: "Izzy and Lenore"

October 13, 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...

Alice Wexler "The Woman Who Walked Into the Sea" (Yale University Press)

October 1, 2008

A new history of Huntington’s Disease examines how community, science, and the eugenics movement shaped the experience of those suffering from the neurological disorder. The author wanted to understand the shame associated with the...

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.

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