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What the French president's affair and separation say about love, politics and French culture

This weekend, French President François Hollande confirmed that he is separating from his partner Valérie Trierweiler. The French seemed to shrug at the news of Hollande's affair with actress Julie Gayet, seeing love and politics as separate. But France's neighbors and its former colonies don't necessarily agree.

Zorba Paster

A Chicago native, Dr. Paster has traveled and studied extensively in Asia and India, where he volunteered his medical expertise and services for the Tibetan refugee population in Northern India's Himalayas. He mentors medical students as an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In addition, Dr. Paster maintains a busy clinical practice in Oregon, Wisconsin.

Tom Clark

Tom Clark may be known for his quick wit, spirited banter and love of junk food on Zorba Paster on Your Health. But that's just part of Tom's story. Listeners in Wisconsin are as used to hearing him joust with policy-makers and politicos, as with the good doctor Paster.