Health

Sen. Arlen Specter (R-PA)

March 12, 2008

The Pennsylvania Republican joins us to discuss his book, "Never Give In: Battling Cancer - and Politicians - in the Senate." He also shares his views on the presidential campaign, civility in American politics and the Senate's agenda.

Jodee Blanco: "Please Stop Laughing At Us ..." (BenBella) (Rebroadcast)

March 9, 2008

Being the victim of a bully at school is often dismissed as just a part of growing up, but many say it can leave lasting emotional scars. A survivor of peer abuse offers advice for parents, teachers and children on coping with and putting...

Dr. Robert Butler: "The Longevity Revolution" (Public Affairs)

March 6, 2008

An expert on aging examines the remarkable transformation of human life expectancy. He explains the benefits and challenges an older population presents.

Jodee Blanco: "Please Stop Laughing At Us ..." (BenBella)

March 4, 2008

Being the victim of a bully at school is often dismissed as just a part of growing up, but many say it can leave lasting emotional scars. A survivor of peer abuse offers advice for parents, teachers and children on coping with and putting...

Steve McKee: "My Father's Heart" (Da Capo)

March 3, 2008

After watching his father die from a massive heart attack when he was only fifty-five, Steve McKee decided to do his best to avoid a similar fate. But after a life-time of healthy eating and exercise, he one day discovered he also...

Nuclear Power

February 27, 2008

With the nation's increasing demand for energy sources, a look at whether nuclear power is making a comeback and how much it will cost to address security and environmental concerns.

Pope Brock: "Charlatan" (Crown)

February 7, 2008

The bizarre story of "the goat gland man," John Brinkley, a marketing genius and medical fraud who amassed a fabulous fortune in the early twentieth century implanting thousands with goat testicles to restore sexual virility.

Eric Finkelstein: "The Fattening of America" (Wiley)

February 5, 2008

Tens of millions of Americans are obese. And each year more and more Americans join the ranks of the overweight. A leading health economist explains how advances in technology and changes in the way we work contribute to our expanding...

Veterans Mental Health Care

January 29, 2008

A look at what happens to veterans when they come home from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, how their families are affected who's there to provide mental health care should they need it.

Dr. Walter Willett: "The Fertility Diet" (McGraw Hill)

January 14, 2008

Diane and her guest discuss the results of a long-term study of female nurses which suggests what women eat, how active they are, and other lifestyle choices may also affect their ability to get pregnant.

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