Happy 23 to Leonard Lopate

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Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Join Leonard to celebrate his 23rd anniversary as a host here at WNYC! Also: the complexities of South Africa's AIDS crisis. A new documentary about American military doctors. Psychologist Carol Gilligan's first venture into fiction-writing. Plus: are pharmaceutical companies overmedicating us?


Carol Gilligan

South Africa's Complex AIDS Crisis

In some South African villages, antiretroviral drugs for AIDS are widely available, but electricity and running water are not. Journalist Jonny Steinberg writes about the complexities of the AIDS crisis in his home country of South Africa in his new book, Sizwe's Test.

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Doctors on the Front Lines

Napoleon’s chief army surgeon once said: "To be a military surgeon, one must scorn fortune, have absolute integrity, and sacrifice oneself completely to the patient." Academy Award-winner Terry Sanders’s new documentary about American military doctors is "Fighting for Life." It opens this Friday at the Quad Cinema (34 West 13th ...

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A Psychologist Ventures into Fiction

Psychologist Carol Gilligan is largely responsible for setting off the Mars vs. Venus gender debates. Now she's taken her first foray into fiction for her new novel about love, Kyra.

Event: Carol Gilligan will be speaking and signing books
Wednesday, March 5 at 5 pm
Columbia University, ...

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Leonard's 23 Years at WNYC

Leonard celebrates his 23rd anniversary here at WNYC! Two other longtime WNYC voices, Steve Post and John Schaefer, join Leonard to talk about life at the station over the years.

Weigh in: Tell us your favorite memories of the Leonard Lopate Show from over the years. Do you have a ...

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Overmedicated America?

In 2006, the United States accounted for 66 percent of the global antidepressant market. Are Americans overmedicated? and have pharmaceutical firms convinced many of us to use drugs we may not need? Charles Barber's new book is Comfortably Numb: How Psychiatry Is Medicating a Nation.

Weigh in: Do you ...

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