The First 1,000 Days

This hour, we’ll visit Uganda, India, Guatemala – and places in the U.S. – to hear how children in disadvantaged households are thriving thanks to programs focused on early-childhood nutrition with Roger Thurow, senior fellow for global agriculture and food policy at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.

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When Kids Leave The Nest

This hour, we’ll talk about how to refocus our lives once children are all grown up with Melissa T. Shultz, who writes about the idea in her memoir, “From Mom to Me Again: How I Survived My First Empty-Nest Year and Reinvented the Rest of My Life.”

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Advice For Caregivers

This hour, we’ll talk about strategies for coping with the stress of taking care of an elder and embracing this important role with psychologists Barry J. Jacobs and Julie L. Mayer. They’re co-authors of “AARP Meditations for Caregivers: Practical, Emotional, and Spiritual Support for You and Your Family.”

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The Emerging Epidemic

This hour, we’ll talk about what is known about how the Zika virus affects humans and what is being done to battle it with New York Times science reporter Donald G. McNeil. He’s the author of “Zika: The Emerging Epidemic.”

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License to Betray

This hour, we’ll talk about how some doctors get away with sexually abusing patients – and how others have been stopped – with Danny Robbin and Carrie Teegardin of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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In Defense Of Antidepressants

This hour, we’ll talk about how psychiatrists use statistics, analysis and previous experience in deciding whether or not to prescribe a patient antidepressants. We’ll be joined by the author of “Ordinarily Well: The Case for Antidepressants.”

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Dealing With Child Anxiety

This hour, we’ll talk about strategies for helping kids get past nervousness with child psychologist Dr. Kathleen Trainor. She’s the author of “Calming Your Anxious Child: Words to Say and Things to Do.”

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The Gender Gap In Cardiology

This hour, we’ll talk about why there are so few female heart doctors, how that effects patient care and what can be done to even out the numbers with Dr. Cara East of Baylor University Medical Center and Dr. Nina Asrani of Texas Health Fort Worth.

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Your Brain On Parasites

This hour, we’ll talk about how microscopic creatures can infest the minds of much larger beings – and how they can affect their personalities – with the author of “This is Your Brain on Parasites: How Tiny Creatures Manipulate Our Behavior and Shape Society.”

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