Mental Health Guide; DC Developments; College Inequality

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Monday, April 15, 2013

There might be compromise in the air in Washington, DC. Bob Cusack, managing editor for The Hill, talks about possible deals on gun legislation, immigration and the budget. Then, Lloyd Sederer, medical director of New York State’s Office of Mental Health, about his new guide for mental healthcare written for families. Plus: a five-year study of a group of women in college shows inequality in college education; and news headlines from your hometowns.

Monday Morning Politics: Deals Everywhere

Last week ended with D.C. on the brink of deals around the budget, gun legislation, and even immigration. Did anything change over the weekend? Bob Cusack, managing editor for The Hill, counts the votes and discusses the latest news.

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Open Phones: Talking to Openly Gay Athletes

NBA Center Jason Collins just became the first NBA player to come out of the closet. Brian Lehrer takes calls from people who've had personal experience as an openly gay athlete. 

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Why Social Life Has Overshadowed Academics At Many Colleges

Sociologists Laura Hamilton, of the University of California, Merced, and Elizabeth A. Armstrong, of the University of Michigan, co-authors of Paying for the Party: How College Maintains Inequality (Harvard University Press, 2013) share the results of their five-year study of female undergraduates and their disheartening conclusion that college fails to provide social mobility.

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Family Guide to Mental Health

Lloyd Sederer, medical director of New York State's Office of Mental Health and the author of The Family Guide to Mental Health, offers specific recommendations for families dealing with mental illnesses.

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Open Phones: Headlines from Your Corner of the World

As we do from time to time, we open the phones to ask what's making the headlines in other countries. If you have ties to any country and are watching the foreign-language press, tell us what's in the news. Call 212-433-9692 or post here!

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