Health

Richard Davidson, Sharon Begley:  "The Emotional Life of Your Brain"

Richard Davidson, Sharon Begley: "The Emotional Life of Your Brain"

March 14, 2012

Neuropsychologist Richard Davidson and science writer Sharon Begley explain how your brain chemistry affects the way you think, feel and live - and whether you can change your emotional style.

Declining Marriage Rates

Declining Marriage Rates

March 14, 2012

Married couples make up less than fifty percent of U.S. households, and more than half of births to women under thirty are outside marriage: Why marriage is on the decline.

Sylvester Schieber: "The Predictable Surprise: The Unraveling of the U.S. Retirement System"

March 12, 2012

The former Chairman of the Social Security Advisory Board explains the history of social security, pension plans and other retirement options. He describes why a crisis is looming and what we can do to address the problems ahead.

The Battle Over Women Voters

March 12, 2012

Republican presidential candidates are trying to woo female voters while appealing to the socially conservative base. Democrats accuse the GOP of waging a war on women. Diane and her guests discuss the battle over female voters.

Death of a Parent

Death of a Parent

March 5, 2012

Helping children cope with the death of a parent

The Future of Medicare

March 1, 2012

Government prosecutors announced indictments in a major scheme to defraud Medicare. Many believe the program needs radical restructuring. The future of Medicare.

Diagnosing and Treating Lyme Disease

February 29, 2012

The CDC estimates about thirty thousand Americans have Lyme disease, but others argue the numbers are higher: the challenges of diagnosing and treating Lyme disease.

Ultrasound Requirements and the Battle Over Abortion

February 22, 2012

A growing number of states have passed laws requiring women to have an ultrasound before an abortion. Opponents call it an invasion of privacy. The latest tactic in the battle over abortion.

The Business of Recycling and Garbage

February 21, 2012

Americans generate some two hundred and fifty million tons of waste every year. Our options are to bury, burn or recycle it. Over half of it is buried in landfills, often after being transported across states lines. This is in part...

The Gluten-Free Craze

The Gluten-Free Craze

February 16, 2012

Only a small percentage of Americans suffer from a sensitivity to wheat, but many say eating a gluten-free diet helps them. Diane and her guests discuss what's behind the gluten-free food craze.

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