Albany, NY – Shannon Moffett is a Stanford Medical Student who has written a new book on the brain. It's called The Three-Pound Enigma and in it she trails pioneering neuroscientists into operating rooms, labs, and brain scanning centers to introduce us to the gream minds who study the human mind.
Susan Arbetter spoke with Shanon Moffett and asked her why she wanted to explore the inner workings of the brain.
Shannon Moffett's new book is called The Three-Pound Enigma. It's published by Algonquin.
Albany, NY – New York's Sherwood Boehlert joins Alan Chartock in the Congressional Corner to discuss NASA's federal funding, President Bush's American Competitiveness Initiative, and Iran's nuclear capabilities.
Albany, NY – It's not too early to think about spring flowers and today we're joined by two gardening experts from the Berkshire Botanical garden to talk about the plants that grow naturally in our region:
- John Parker: The Executive Director of the Berkshire Botanical Garden.
- Dorthe Hviid is the director of horticulture at the Berkshire Botanical Garden.
For more information about the Berkshire Botanical garden or any of their programs, visit: www.berkshirebotanical.org
Albany, NY – Every day in America, 2,300 children are reported missing. Today we'll meet some people from a a free investigation agency that specializes in finding missing children. It's called Child Find of America Inc. and it's a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to the prevention and resolution of child abductions.
We're joined by:
- Donna Linder: Executive Director of Child Find America
- Elizabeth Norton Baker: President of Child Find's voluneer Board of Directors and former client.
Albany, NY – In today's extended poll question, we ask, "Should corporations have the same rights as individuals?"
We're joined by Jeff Milchen, the founder and executive director of Reclaim Democracy Dot Org, a non-profit organization dedicated to restoring democratic authority over corporations, and revoking the power of money and corporations to control our government and civic society.
Following the poll question, Susan speaks with Ralph Estes, author of Taking Back the Corporation.
Albany, NY – This week is National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, and sbout 7 million women and 1 million men suffer from eating disorders. The Capital Region Association for Eating Disorders is sponsoring a conference to highlight these issues.
Our Roundtable conversation includes:
- Drew Anderson, Associate Professor of Psychology at the University at Albany, whose research focuses on eating disorders and obesity. He is also the President of the Board of Directors for the Captial Region Association for Eating Disorders
Albany, NY – George McGovern served in the U.S. Senate for 18 years and was the 1972 Democratic candidate for President. He is a decorated World War II bomber pilot, holds a Ph.D. from Northwestern University, and directed the first Food for Peace Program under President John F. Kennedy. Just in 2000, he was awarded the Medal of Freedom.
Albany, NY – There's a yiddish proverb that says, "Worries go down better with soup." And no one knows more about soothing worries or simmering soup than a Jewish grandmother. Today, The Roundtable's Jennifer Nathan shares some special memories of her own grandmother, Bertha Malmed.
Jennifer Nathan is the producer of WAMC's The Roundtable Show.