The Casino Trap

This hour, we’ll talk about how nearly every element of casinos is designed to keep the player playing with John Rosengren. His story “How Casinos Enable Gambling Addicts” appears in the December issue of The Atlantic magazine.

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The Distracted Mind

This hour, we’ll talk about strategies for working on one task at a time – and about how we can block out the interference that keeps us from getting things done – with Adam Gazzaley, director of the Neuroscience Imaging Center at UC-San Francisco.

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Preventing Child Abuse

This hour, we’ll talk about the possibility of using technology to predict when child abuses might happen with Dyann Daley, executive director of the Center for Prevention of Child Maltreatment, and David Sanders, chair of the Presidential Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities.

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The Power Of Faith

This hour, we’ll talk about how scientists are studying how our thoughts, feelings and faiths contribute to our well-being with Erik Vance. His story “The Healing Power of Faith” appears in the December issue of National Geographic magazine.

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Is Medicare Over?

This hour, we’ll talk about how Medicare will be funded going forward – and about how it relates to the Affordable Care Act – with health journalist Trudy Lieberman. Her story “Is Medicare on Its Last Legs” appears in the current issue of Harper’s magazine.

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Treating Mental Health

This hour, we’ll talk with actress Mariel Hemingway about overcoming “The Hemingway Curse,” and we’ll learn more about how people with alcoholism, depression and other conditions are treated with Dr. Harold Urschel, chief medical strategist for Enterhealth.

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