Health & Medicine

Nicholas Christakis

Harvard medical sociologist Nicholas Christakis talks to Faith about his study about how conditions such as depression and obesity is contagious.

Health & Medicine

Overboard

Faith and news analyst Jason Mantzoukas discuss a recent report that seems to debunk the notion that drinking eight glasses of water a day is good for you.

Global Politics

Kenya's HIV challenge

Sheri Fink reports from Kenya on a public health challenge that comes on the heels of Kenya's own post-election crisis: thousands of Kenyan AIDS patients left their homes during the recent violence

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Campania, a region of southern Italy. The Italian government recently ordered a limited recall of buffalo mozzarella cheese from the region over fears that it might be contaminated. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Campania-based food writer, Carla Capalbo.

Health & Medicine

On the Spectrum

Jonathan Mitchell is a writer in Los Angeles. He's written a novel about his life experience with Asperger's syndrome, an autism-spectrum disorder. Independent producer Tamar Brott met Mitchell in a writing class a few years ago. And Kurt begins his conversation with researcher Blythe Corbett, of the U.C. Davis M.I.N.D. Institute in Sacramento, a center dedicated to autism research.

Arts, Culture & Media

Autism and Creativity

Documentaries like ?Autism: The Musical? are showing how the arts can help autistic children express themselves and interact with others. Corbett explores the connection between autism and forms of creativity. She also addresses some of the controversies surrounding autism including the debate on childhood vaccinations and the emerging neurodiversity movement among adults on the disorder spectrum.

Arts, Culture & Media

Windows to the Soul

Scientist are looking for ways to better understand an autistic person's perception of the world. In a recent study, Ami Klin and Warren Jones of the Yale School of Medicine tracked autistic viewers' gazes as they watched the 1966 film ?Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf.? David Gruber visited their lab and tried on the apparatus. Produced with Eric Molinsky.

Arts, Culture & Media

Lucy

In Damien Atkins' play "Lucy," an anthropologist named Vivian gets custody of her severely autistic daughter. Vivian's approach to Lucy's condition leads her to an extreme hypothesis: that autism isn't a disorder ?- it's the evolution of the species. Produced by Eric Molinsky.

Health & Medicine

Cigarette ads

Faith and Fair Game news analyst Matt Pack present three new cigarette ad campaigns and ask you, the listener, to decide which are real.

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