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Deborah Kesten, Make Weight Loss Last; Story: “The Food Philosophe”; & Jerelle Kraus, All the Art That’s Fit to Print.

Deborah Kesten
Jerelle Kraus

Nutritionist Deborah Kesten shares the results of her research into losing weight and keeping it off. Her book is MAKE WEIGHT LOSS LAST. Then, Francesca’s story about a master chef’s philosophy about food. And Drew reviews ALL THE ART THAT’S FIT TO PRINT (And Some That Wasn’t): Inside The New York Times Op-Ed Page and talks with the author, Jerelle Kraus. Continue reading

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Brita Belli, THE AUTISM PUZZLE & Nancy Nichols, LAKE EFFECT

Brita Belli

Whats causing the autism epidemic in American children? Brita Belli talks about her book, THE AUTISM PUZZLE: Connecting the Dots Between Environmental Toxins and Rising Autism Rates. And its not just autism. Its also cancer and other diseases. We air our 2008 interview with journalist Nancy Nichols about her memoir LAKE EFFECT: Two Sisters and a Towns Toxic Legacy. Continue reading

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Robin Karr-Morse, SCARED SICK & Dan Morhaim, A BETTER END

Robin Karr-Morse

Robin Karr-Morse talks about her book SCARED SICK. It’s about how chronic fear in childhood is at the root of many adult diseases. And Dan Morhaim tells us how to take better control of the end of our lives. His book is THE BETTER END: Surviving (and Dying) on Your Own Terms in Today’s Modern Medical World. Continue reading

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Merle Hoffman, INTIMATE WARS & Wendell Potter, DEADLY SPIN

Merle Hoffman
Wendell Potter

Abortion rights pioneer Merle Hoffman talks about her book, INTIMATE WARS and health insurance executive-turned-whistleblower Wendell Potter talks about his book, DEADLY SPIN.

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SO SEXY SO SOON, Jean Kilbourne & HOLD LOVE STRONG, Matthew Aaron Goodman

Jean Kilbourne
Jean Kilbourne

Writers Voice host Francesca Rheannon talks with Dr. Jean Kilbourne about [amazon-product text=”SO SEXY SO SOON: The New Sexualized Childhood and What Parents Can Do to Protect Their Kids” type=”text”]0345505077[/amazon-product]. Also this week, Francesca speaks with Matthew Aaron Goodman about his debut novel [amazon-product text=”HOLD LOVE STRONG” type=”text”]1416562036[/amazon-product].

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Pandemic Flu, Thrity Umrigar, and Jeff Sharlet

Jeff Sharlet
Jeff Sharlet
Thrity Umrigar
Thrity Umrigar

We talk with writer Howard Friel and Dr. Harvey Lederman in this rebroadcast of a 2006 interview about avian flu. Also, Thrity Umrigar on her new novel, THE WEIGHT OF HEAVEN. And Jeff Sharlet talks about the crusade for a Christian military.

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Balancing the Brain

Ned Hallowell
Ned Hallowell
Dr. Robert Melillo
Dr. Robert Melillo

We talk with Dr. Robert Melillo about DISCONNECTED KIDS: The Groundbreaking Brain Balance Program for Children with Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia, and Other Neurological Disorders. And Ned Hallowell tells us how adults with ADD can compensate for their weaknesses and celebrate their strengths in this 2006 archived interview.
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Snark and Civility

P.M Forni
P.M Forni
David Denby
David Denby

We talk to film critic David Denby of the New Yorker about [amazon-product text=”SNARK: It’s Mean, It’s Personal and It’s Ruining Our Conversation” type=”text”]1416599452[/amazon-product]. And P.M Forni tells us about [amazon-product text=”THE CIVILITY SOLUTION: What To Do When People Are Rude” type=”text”]0312368496[/amazon-product]. Continue reading

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Verghese, CUTTING FOR STONE and Weil, Healthy Aging

Abraham Verghese
Abraham Verghese

Physician and author Abraham Verghese tells us about CUTTING FOR STONE, his first novel after publishing two acclaimed memoirs. And Dr. Andrew Weil talks about how to age healthy and well. Continue reading

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Food for Health

Host Francesca Rheannon talks with food writer Betsy Block about THE DINNER DIARIES: Raising Whole Wheat Kids in a White Bread World . Funny and informative, it chronicles how Block got her family –even the pickiest eaters to change their eating habits. And Dr. John La Puma, AKA ChefMD, tells us how the most delicious meals can be good medicine for our bodies. His book is CHEF MD’S BIG BOOK OF CULINARY MEDICINE: A Food Lover’s Road Map to Losing Weight, Preventing Disease, and Getting Really Healthy. Continue reading

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Melody Petersen

Maxine Kumin
Maxine Kumin
Melody Petersen
Melody Petersen

Host Francesca Rheannon talks with reporter and author Melody Petersen about OUR DAILY MEDS. It’s about how the pharmaceutical industry has put marketing above medicine and corrupted our health care system in the process. Also, Maxine Kumin. talks about her poem “Nurture”. Continue reading

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The Open-Focus Brain and Surviving Depression

We talk with biofeedback pioneer Les Fehmi about how to focus the mind and improve productivity and mood. His book is THE OPEN FOCUS BRAIN: Harnessing the Power of Attention to Heal Mind and Body. The book comes with an instructional CD to put the method into practice.

Also, what are the societal roots of depression? How can we use community-building to overcome the disease? We hear from psychiatrist Bruce Levine about SURVIVING AMERICA’S DEPRESSION EPIDEMIC: How to Find Morale, Energy, and Community in a World Gone Crazy.