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Gun Violence in America / A Uniquely American Compromise / S3 E2

10/11/2018
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Where does our Second Amendment come from? English law, like so many of our other laws? Or is it a uniquely American compromise? Guests: Lois Schwoerer, Professor Emerita of History at George Washington University and Scholar-in-Residence at the Folger Shakespeare Library; Carl Bogus, Professor of Law at Roger Williams University; and Alex Trimble Young, an expert on transnational settler colonialism at Arizona State University.

Duration:00:21:53

Gun Violence in America / An Unlikely Friendship / S3 E1

9/27/2018
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It's hard to imagine finding common ground on the problem of gun violence. In the 1990s, Dr. Mark Rosenberg and former Congressman Jay Dickey (R-AR) were "arch enemies." But over time, the "curly-haired, liberal, Jewish kid" and the "lifelong NRA member" became good friends. Science helped them bridge the gap, and together they proposed a way forward: a way to balance gun safety... and gun rights. Guest: Dr. Mark Rosenberg, President and CEO of the Task Force for Global Health, and the...

Duration:00:25:05

Youth & Mental Health / Academic & Social Pressure / S1 E3

9/11/2017
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How do new stressors contribute to the risk of suicide among young people? Guests: Kristine Bernardoni, mother in California whose son was one of a cluster of students to die by suicide at his high school; Sarah Molina and Brandaly Mora, high school students in Florida who have themselves experienced suicidal ideation and are now doing what they can to help others through their work with the HOPE Sunshine Club; Dr. Denise Pope, adolescent stress researcher at the Stanford Graduate School...

Duration:00:36:33

Youth & Mental Health / Social Media, Big Data & Other Solutions / S1 E4

9/11/2017
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How can social media, texting and big data be used to improve mental health and prevent suicide? And what can colleges and universities do to help their students? Guests: Nancy Lublin, founder and CEO of the Crisis Text Line, founder of DoSomething.org and Dress for Success, TEDWomen 2015 speaker; Bob Filbin, Chief Data Scientist at the Crisis Text Line; Dr. Glen Coppersmith, founder and CEO of QNTFY; John MacPhee, Executive Director and CEO of the JED Foundation; Brandaly Mora and Sarah...

Duration:00:32:10

Youth & Mental Health / The Role of TV & Film / S1 E5

9/11/2017
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Can movies and shows like Netflix's 13 Reasons Why raise awareness about mental health and help those at risk for suicide? Guests: Dr. Victor Schwartz, suicide prevention expert and Chief Medical Officer at the JED Foundation; Erahm Christopher, director of "Listen"; Michael Lehman, director of the cult classic "Heathers"; Jenny Jaffe, writer, actress and comedienne, founder of Project UROK, and star of IFC's "Neurotica."

Duration:00:33:41

In Sickness and in Health - trailer

9/2/2017
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This is a podcast about health and social justice. Health is wealth. Some of us have it, some don’t. Some of us will live long and healthy lives… and some won’t. But why me and not them? Why them and not me?

Duration:00:02:45