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Friday, January 02, 2009

We visit the world of traumatic brain injury -- from the injuries, to the unusual behavior they can cause. Also: a memoir about an unusual childhood in Botswana. Hear about the inspiring life of Father Mychal Judge, the first official casualty of 9/11. Plus, hard-living journalist David Carr on how he built a career despite years of struggling with addiction.

Head Cases: The World of Traumatic Brain Injury

We visit the world of traumatic brain injury, from how the injuries treated, to the unusual behavior they can cause – like a woman who lost much of her memory and has to be reintroduced to her husband over and over again. Michael Paul Mason is author of Head ...

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Growing Up in Botswana

When Robyn Scott was 7, her peripatetic parents moved the family to a game farm in Botswana, close to the border of South Africa. She writes about her unusual childhood and her first-hand exposure to the apartheid mindset in a new book, Twenty Chickens for a Saddle: The Story ...


The Life and Death of Father Mychal Judge

Franciscan priest Father Mychal Judge, who worked with the FDNY, is listed as the first official casualty of 9/11. Michael Daly’s recent biography of him is The Book of Mychal: The Surprising Life and Heroic Death of Father Mychal Judge.

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A Reporter Investigates His Own Life

Hard-living journalist David Carr talks about his life in the newspaper business, and his struggles with drug addiction and failed relationships. He reported on his own life for his best-selling memoir, The Night of the Gun.


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