Tuesday, April 02, 2013
On World Autism Day, John Elder Robison, author of the memoir, Look Me in the Eye, joins us after ringing the opening bell at the stock market. He's become a spokesperson for those with Asperger's and addresses his thoughts on finding out one of his books was found in Adam Lanza's home. In his new book, Raising Cubby: A Father and Son's Adventures with Asperger's, Trains, Tractors, and High Explosives, he talks about raising his own son who also has Asperger's.
Friday, December 28, 2012
What happens in the brain of a mass killer that permits such violence to occur? In an attempt to answer this question, researchers at the University of Connecticut are preparing to carry out what may be the first extensive study of the DNA of a mass murderer. Dr. Paul Appelbaum, practicing psychiatrist and professor of psychiatry, medicine, and law at Columbia University, explains.
Friday, December 21, 2012
Once Adam Lanza had been correctly identified as the shooter, speculation quickly turned to why he killed so many. Much of the media raced, as it often does, to explain the tragedy by speculating on Lanza’s psychological state. Particularly bandied about was whether Lanza had been diagnosed with either a personality disorder or Asperger’s Syndrome. Bob talks with the Columbia Journalism Review's Curtis Brainard about the perils of this sort of coverage.