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Wednesday, March 21, 2007

The effects of post traumatic stress syndrome on men are well-known. Now doctors are trying to understand how women vets deal with the psychological impact of fighting in Iraq. New York Times Magazine writer Sarah Corbett looks at the problems of women returning from war. Also: what the Sean Bell shooting says about the state of police community relations; and what it's like to grow up with Down syndrome.

Cops and the Community

Richard Greene, chief executive of the Crown Heights Youth Collective, looks at what the Sean Bell shooting says about the state of police community relations. Later we hear from NYPD spokesman, Paul Browne, who defends the department's approach, and then community activist Eddie Ellis of Medgar Evars College on NYPD ...

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Life with Down Syndrome

Mitchell Levitz, disabilities specialist for the Westchester Institute for Human Development, and Jason Kingsley, television actor, are the co-authors of Count Us In: Growing Up with Down Syndrome (Harvest/Harcourt, 2007). They talk about living with Down Syndrome. Emily Kingsley, Jason's mother, joins in.

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When Jenny Comes Marching Home Again

Sara Corbett’s cover piece in the New York Times Magazine, ”The Women’s War” , looks at the problems of returning women veterans – dealing with the trauma of combat and, in many cases, of sexual harassment and assault.

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Open Phones

When one of our producers had his Blackberry stolen, he never expected to see it again. But then, through a circuitous and sometimes strange route, he did. Inspired by his story, listeners call in with tales of lost--and found--New York.

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"Count Us In" Guests




"Count Us In" Guests

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Mitchelle and Jason and Jason's mother looking at the view outside the WNYC offices after their interview on the Brian Lehrer ...

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