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Storycorps

StoryCorps Podcast 418: Guardians of the Golden Gate

Friday, March 13, 2015

Kevin Berthia talks with retired California Highway Patrol Officer Kevin Briggs. They met the day Berthia tried to end his life by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge.

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On Being

Parker Palmer and Courtney Martin — The Inner Life of Rebellion

Thursday, January 08, 2015

The history of rebellion is rife with excess and burnout. But new generations have a distinctive commitment to be reflective and activist at once, to be in service as much as in charge and to learn from history while bringing very new realities into being

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On Being

[Unedited] Parker Palmer and Courtney Martin with Krista Tippett

Thursday, January 08, 2015

The history of rebellion is rife with excess and burnout. But new generations have a distinctive commitment to be reflective and activist at once, to be in service as much as in charge and to learn from history while bringing very new realities into being

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Death, Sex & Money

A Funeral Director’s Dead Reckoning

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Caleb Wilde, a sixth-generation funeral director, will bury many of his friends and family in his small town. In a culture so unable to talk about death, he tweets to feel less alone.

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The Longest Shortest Time

Peeping Mom

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Most people get through postpartum depression with therapy. But for writer Megan Stielstra, the answer was spying on her neighbor.

The Leonard Lopate Show

Depressed Dogs, Anxious Cats

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Like humans, animals can become depressed and anxious and can suffer from disorders like OCD and PTSD, and many zoo animals are on anti-depressants.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

It's About Jobs

Monday, December 19, 2011

Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel Prize winner and author of Freefall: America, Free Markets, and the Sinking of the World Economy, says the Depression was caused by the shift from agriculture to manufacturing, and that we face a similar shift today.

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WNYC News

City Council Examines Increase in Suicide Rates for Vets

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

The Committee on Veterans held a joint session Tuesday with the Committee on Mental Health, Mental Retardation, Alcoholism, Drug Abuse and Disability Services, to look into the disturbing rise in the number of veterans committing suicide.

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WNYC News

High Suicide Rate Among Veterans Sparks Council Probe

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

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One out of every five suicides in the country is committed by a military veteran, federal statistics show, and some city lawmakers are hoping to mitigate what they say is a growing but preventable health problem.

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The Takeaway

Bernanke Expresses Doubts on Economic Recovery

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

In testimony before a Congressional committee on Tuesday, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke warned lawmakers that the economic recovery U.S. "is close to faltering." Bernanke said the central bank was prepared to do more to bolster the economy, but that Congress needed to do more to encourage growth. In June, Bernanke had said, "growth seems likely to pick up in the second half of the year." Bernanke's grim assessment comes after the economy barely grew in the first half of the year, and there were no new jobs in August. Consumer confidence fell this summer to the lowest point since the recession.

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The Takeaway

Chemical Culprit, Chemical Cure? Challenging Conventional Wisdom on Mental Illness

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

For almost 40 years, conventional wisdom has been that mental illness is caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain. "Serotonin" is a household word, along with Prozac, Zyprexa, and Zoloft.  But recently, there's been a vigorous debate within the medical community over whether that line of thinking is accurate. This summer Marcia Angell, a physician, senior lecturer at Harvard, and former editor-in-chief of The New England Journal of Medicine, wrote in the New York Review of Books that the chemical-imbalance model of mental illness may be ineffective at best — and harmful, at worst.

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The Takeaway

Worker Dissatisfaction May Signal More Confidence for Job Seekers

Thursday, January 06, 2011

In what is potentially a sign of good economic news, the number of American workers willing to describe themselves as dissatisfied with their jobs seems to be climbing. This comes from an admittedly unscientific online survey of over 1,400 people, each currently employed, by the management consulting firm “Right Management." 84 percent of respondents said that they plan to actively seek a new job this year. That's up from 60 percent in a similar poll conducted a year earlier. In the poll, only five percent said that they plan to remain in their current positions all year long.

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The Takeaway

Do Men Really Suffer From Postpartum Depression?

Monday, May 24, 2010

Last week, the Journal of the American Medical Association published a study stating that approximately ten percent of new dads experience postpartum depression.

We speak with the author behind that study, Dr. James Paulson of the Eastern Virginia Medical School. He explains how postpartum depression in men differs from the same condition in women, whether hormonal fluctuations play a role in how it manifests itself, and what treatment options are available.

 

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The Takeaway

When Six Year Olds Attempt Suicide

Monday, April 12, 2010

Last week, we were struck by the shocking story of a six-year-old girl in Oregon whose death has been labeled a suicide. We wondered: Is it really possible for a first-grader to suffer from suicidal tendencies? And to deliberately take her own life?

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The New Yorker: Out Loud

Louis Menand on depression

Monday, February 22, 2010

Louis Menand looks at the contradictory ways we understand and treat depression.

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Listen to Lucy

My proven formula for cheerfulness

Monday, January 18, 2010

My proven formula for cheerfulness

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The Takeaway

Emotional Depression, Economic Recession

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

The World Health Organization said last week that within the next 20 years, depression will become the largest health burden on society. But treatment for mental health is often underfunded, despite the fact that it drastically affects productivity in many countries.  We talk to Professor Cary Cooper, who teaches psychology and health at Lancaster University in Britain. We also speak with Dr. Shekhar Saxena, program manager of the WHO's Department of mental health and substance abuse.

 

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On Being

Repossessing Virtue: Wise Voices from Religion, Science, Industry, and the Arts [remix]

Thursday, July 30, 2009

As the global economic crisis began to unfold this past fall, we wanted to respond immediately, in our way. We began to conduct an online conversation parallel to but distinct from our culture's more sustained focus on economic scenarios. For in each of o

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On Being

[Unedited] Anchee Min with Krista Tippett (Repossessing Virtue: Repairing the American Individual)

Thursday, July 30, 2009

As the global economic crisis began to unfold this past fall, we wanted to respond immediately, in our way. We began to conduct an online conversation parallel to but distinct from our culture's more sustained focus on economic scenarios. For in each of o

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On Being

[Unedited] Majora Carter with Krista Tippett (Repossessing Virtue: Being More Deliberately Joyful)

Thursday, July 30, 2009

As the global economic crisis began to unfold this past fall, we wanted to respond immediately, in our way. We began to conduct an online conversation parallel to but distinct from our culture's more sustained focus on economic scenarios. For in each of o

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