The Science Of Sleep

Forty two percent of Americans say they get fewer than the seven recommended hours of shut-eye per night. This hour, we’ll talk about ZZZZ’s with Dr. James Maas, retired Cornell psychology professor and author of “Sleep for Success: Everything You Need to Know But Were Too Tired to Ask.”

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Weighty Issues

We’ll talk about our national obsession with thinness with the author of “Body of Truth: How Science, History, and Culture Drive Our Obsession with Weight – and What We Can Do About It.”

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What Would Darwin Say?

Modern medicine and biotechnology reduce the force of natural selection, and conditions that used to kill us are now being passed on to new generations. This hour, we’ll talk about how we can alter humanity’s future with Juan Enriquez, co-author of “Evolving Ourselves: How Unnatural Selection and Nonrandom Mutation are Changing Life on Earth.”

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A Future Without Cancer

The comprehensive PBS series “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies” covers the history of the disease. This hour, we’ll talk with the film’s director, Barak Goodman, about the past, present and future of cancer.

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