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Thursday, September 11, 2008

We mark 7 years since the 9/11 attacks with a conversation on how to transform loss into a desire to help others. Also: Is it ever ethical for psychologists to participate in coercive interrogations? Then, hear about a family that made the impractical decision to buy and revitalize a zoo. And on Underreported: we unravel the complicated political situation in Thailand.

Psychologists and Torture

Some professionals are trying to force the American Psychological Association to bar its members from participating in coercive interrogations and torture. Dr. Steven Reisner is running for president of the APA on an anti-terror platform; Dr. Allan Keller is Director of the Bellevue/NYU Program for Survivors ...

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Families Coping Post-9/11

Hear how two families who lost loved ones on 9/11 have since been able to transform their loss into a desire to help others. Steve and Liz Alderman set up the Peter Alderman Foundation to heal the psychological scars of terrorism victims around the world; Sally and Donald ...

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How to Buy a Zoo

Benjamin Mee and his family bought a zoo in the English countryside, complete with decaying buildings and an assortment of animals, in the hopes of turning it into a sanctuary for endangered animals and a successful business. Things didn’t go as planned. Mee’s new book is We Bought a ...

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North American Woolly Mammoths

New DNA analysis shows that the last of the woolly mammoths, even those who lived in Asia, were all genetically North American. This suggests that woolly mammoths actually migrated in both directions over the Bering Strait land bridge, and that not all important developments in the evolution of woolly mammoths ...


Underreported: Thailand

We explain the ongoing political chaos in Thailand. On Tuesday, Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej was forced from office after the Constitutional Court found him guilty of violating the constitution for receiving payment while hosting a popular TV cooking show. Meanwhile, anti-government groups have been staging massive protests since Dec. 2007. ...


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