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Monday, July 31, 2006

On today’s show, a Professor of Leisure Studies—who's devoted much of his life to studying vacations—argues that there’s such a thing as relaxing too much during your time off. Then, we’ll ask how tour groups and student organizations determine when it’s too dangerous to visit Israel. And we’ll hear about a new documentary with a fresh perspective on the conflict along the US-Mexico border. Plus: this week’s Please Explain is all about diabetes.

What Makes a Good Vacation?

Some people lounge on the beach on their vacations, others run from museum to museum. Geoff Godbey, a Professor of Leisure Studies, offers his expert advice on the best ways to spend your time off.

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Student Trips to Israel

Wayne Firestone, President-Elect of Hillel, The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life, joins us for a discussion of student trips to Israel, and how to determine when it's too dangerous to visit.

Hillel official info on "Birthright," the cornerstone of Jewish student ...

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Border Conflict and Culture

Filmmaker Natalia Almada describes her feature length documentary “Al Otro Lado” (“To the Other Side”). The film explores immigration and drug trafficking along the US-Mexico border through the sounds of Mexico's 200-year-old tradition of corrido music.

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Please Explain: Diabetes

Dr. Robin Goland, an Endocrinologist at Columbia University, and Dr. Rudy Leibel, M.D., Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine and Head of the Division of Molecular Genetics at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, answer your questions about diabetes on this week's Please Explain. Call 212-433-9692.

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