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Middle Aged Suicide Rates; NJ Good Samaritan Overdose Law; NYC Water History; College Bubble

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Tuesday, May 07, 2013

The suicide rates for middle-aged people have spiked. Paula Clayton, medical director for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention explains. Plus: Tom Moran of the Star-Ledger discusses the new Good Samaritan drug overdose law and the politics behind it; the political history of New York City's water supply; and the college cost bubble.

Horse Carriages and the Mayor's Race

Kate Taylor, New York Times City Hall reporter, discusses last night's mayoral forum on animal rights and why whether to ban horse carriages has become an issue in the Mayor's race.

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New Good Samaritan Overdose Law in New Jersey

Tom Moran, columnist for the Star-Ledger, discusses the new Good Samaritan law that allows people to call 911 to report an overdose without fear of criminal prosecution.

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The Political History of New York City's Water

David Soll, assistant professor at the Watershed Institute for Collaborative Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, and author of Empire of Water: An Environmental and Political History of the New York City Water Supply, uses New York City's efforts to secure a safe supply of water to explore the way politics and environment intersect.

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Why Are Suicide Rates Rising For Middle-Aged Adults?

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found that more Americans commit suicide than die in car crashes. The rate is rising among middle-aged Americans in particular. Paula Clayton, medical director for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, talks about the numbers, what might be behind the increase, and prevention.

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Assessing the Value of College

Jeffrey Selingo, editor at large of the Chronicle of Higher Education, and author of College (Un)Bound: The Future of Higher Education and What It Means for Students, assesses the value of a college education.

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Open Phones: TMI for Parents on College Partying?

Parents of kids about to go to college or parents with kids already in college, how much do you want to know about their partying?

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