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Alcoholism

The Leonard Lopate Show

Self-Destructive, and Singing Soprano

Monday, February 09, 2015

Opera star Deborah Voigt recounts her private battles to overcome addiction and depression.

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Selected Shorts

Luck

Friday, October 10, 2014

A father-son story

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Storycorps

StoryCorps 373: Going Home

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

When the StoryCorps Mobile Booth visited Durham, North Carolina in 2006, David Wright decided to interview his friend, Eddie Lanier, Jr.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

On Writers and Drinking

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Olivia Laing examines the link between creativity and alcohol in the work and lives of F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Tennessee Williams, John Berryman, John Cheever, and Raymond Carver, who were all alcoholics. In The Trip to Echo Spring: On Writers and Drinking, she takes a journey from Cheever’s New York to Williams’s New Orleans, from Hemingway’s Key West to Carver’s Port Angeles, to piece together a map of alcoholism, a disease that has also affected her own family.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Understanding Women and Alcoholics Anonymous

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Gabrielle Glaser, journalist and author of Her Best Kept Secret: Why Women Drink—And How They Can Regain Control discusses how one violent offender took advantage of the organization to target vulnerable women within the community.

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The Takeaway

Immigrant Families Torn Apart by Deportation

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

In the small Mexican town of Malinalco, Takeaway host John Hockenberry met Hermelinda Medina Millan. In April, 1997 when she and her husband first decided to migrate north, cross the border, and enter the United States illegally. The story of Hermelinda and Anselmo's migration to the United States, his subsequent deportation, and then death, is a story of a family's separation and sacrifices-- all to chase the American dream.

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WNYC News

Quinn Speaks to Barnard College Students about Personal Struggles

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

City Council Speaker and mayoral candidate Christine Quinn spoke candidly about her personal struggles with alcohol and bulimia, and answered earnest questions from about three dozen young college women seated in a small, intimate room at Barnard College Tuesday.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Not Quite Alcoholic

Monday, April 09, 2012

Robert Doyle, MD, clinical instructor in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and co-author with Joseph Novinski of Almost Alcoholic: Is My (or My Loved One's) Drinking a Problem? (The Almost Effect), talks about those people who fall somewhere between social drinkers and black-out drinkers.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Kristen Johnston’s memoir, Guts

Monday, March 12, 2012

Emmy Award-winning actress Kristen Johnston discusses her memoir, Guts: The Endless Follies and Tiny Triumphs of a Giant Disaster, in which she writes about her addictions to alcohol and drugs and how she overcame them. She also talks about the stigma that’s often attached to recovery and her efforts to open the city’s first addiction-recovery high school.

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The Takeaway

Carrie Fisher on Sobriety

Monday, December 13, 2010

Carrie Fisher's not necessarily an expert on sobriety — her own struggles with alcohol abuse are explored in her one-woman show "Wishful Drinking." But as a recovering alcoholic, she does have plenty of insight on the topic. We'll speak with her later in the show, but the actress and writer gives us a few choice insights on sobriety in the meantime. 

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Transportation Nation

Strong Measures to Stop Drunk Driving

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

"When an alcoholic drinks, his head is full of lies, and those lies tell me that I’m okay, I’ll be able to keep the car between the lines or I won’t get caught this time," says Dan Hoge.  He's a four-time convicted drunk driver.  And his experience may be less extreme than it seems.  Recent findings on drinking and driving show that, by the time the average person is caught driving drunk, they’ve gotten away with it 87 times.  Hoge has been sober for eight years, and went on to establish Drunks Against Drunk Driving. He's joined on The Takwaway this morning by UCLA transportation scholar Eric A. Morris, who has just finished writing a series on drunk driving for the New York Times Freakonomics blog.  Here are The Takeaway's Todd Zwillich and Celeste Headlee:

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Studio 360

360 Staff Pick: Blame

Monday, January 11, 2010

This gorgeously written novel tracks young history professor Patsy MacLemoore through her alcoholic blackouts, vehicular homicide, prison sentence, and rehabilitation. Don't let the grim subject matter turn you away. The story's exploration of responsibility, punishment, and the ways our self-perceptions determine our behavior is authentic ...

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Studio 360

360 Staff Pick: Get Lit

Sunday, January 04, 2009

In this new memoir, Mary Karr recounts her descent into alcoholism, the collapse of her marriage, and her eventual conversion to Roman Catholicism, unfolding in the harrowing manner of a suspense novel. Karr writes the book as an open letter to her son, perhaps using her breathtaking ...

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On Being

Susan Cheever and Kevin Griffin — The Spirituality of Addiction and Recovery [remix]

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Alcoholics Anonymous co-founder Bill Wilson once said that the program he helped create is, "utter simplicity which encases a complete mystery." Our guests reflect on the Twelve Steps and how they resonate in their personal stories and in Buddhist and Chr

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On Being

[Unedited] Kevin Griffen with Krista Tippett

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Alcoholics Anonymous co-founder Bill Wilson once said that the program he helped create is, "utter simplicity which encases a complete mystery." Our guests reflect on the Twelve Steps and how they resonate in their personal stories and in Buddhist and Chr

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On Being

[Unedited] Betty Davis-Reynolds with Krista Tippett

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Alcoholics Anonymous co-founder Bill Wilson once said that the program he helped create is, "utter simplicity which encases a complete mystery." Our guests reflect on the Twelve Steps and how they resonate in their personal stories and in Buddhist and Chr

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On Being

[Unedited] Susan Cheever with Krista Tippett

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Alcoholics Anonymous co-founder Bill Wilson once said that the program he helped create is, "utter simplicity which encases a complete mystery." Our guests reflect on the Twelve Steps and how they resonate in their personal stories and in Buddhist and Chr

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On Being

[Unedited] James Nelson with Krista Tippett

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Alcoholics Anonymous co-founder Bill Wilson once said that the program he helped create is, "utter simplicity which encases a complete mystery." Our guests reflect on the Twelve Steps and how they resonate in their personal stories and in Buddhist and Chr

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Studio 360

William Styron

Saturday, August 03, 2002

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author reflects on his complicated relationship with alcohol and its effect on his writing.

(Originally aired: February 7, 2002)

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Studio 360

William Styron

Saturday, February 09, 2002

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author reflects on his complicated relationship with alcohol and its effect on his writing.

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