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May 6 - 10, 2002
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MONDAY, MAY 6, 2002

HOUR 1: (9 a.m.) Mideast turmoil

An update on the turmoil in the Mideast.

Guest: Mathew Levitt, a senior fellow at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy.

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HOUR 2: (10 a.m.) Bullying

We talk with a clinical psychologist who works to break the cycle of bullying.

Guest: Peter Sheras, author of Your Child: Bully or Victim? Understanding and Ending School Yard Tyranny. He is the co-founder and associate director of the Virginia Youth Violence Project at the University of Virginia.

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Virginia Youth Violence Project

TUESDAY, MAY 7, 2002

HOUR 1: (9 a.m.) US backs out of International Criminal Court

Bush administration backs down out of involvement in the International Criminal Court.

Guest: David Rivkin, an attorney in Washington, D.C. who frequently writes on constitutional and international law issues. He served in the Reagan and Bush administrations. His op-ed on the International Criminal Court appeared in the April 7th edition of The Washington Post. Kenneth Roth, executive director of Human Rights Watch.

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HOUR 2: (10 a.m.) Clinton TV Show?

Should former President Clinton make the jump to television talk show host?

Guest: Jane Kirtley is Professor of Media ethics & law at the University of Minnesota. she's former executive director of the Reporters' Committee for Freedom of the Press.


HOUR 1: (9 a.m.) Placebos vs. antidepressants

A look at new research suggesting placebos rival antidepressants in treating depression.

Guest: Dr. Andrew Leuchter, professor of psychiatry at the University of California Los Angeles Neuropsychiatric Institute.

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Placebo Research at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute

HOUR 2: (10 a.m.) Wine primer with the owner of Bonny Doon Vineyards

We talk wine with Randall Grahm, the idiosycratic owner of Bonny Doon Vineyards.

Guest: Randall Grahm, winemaker and owner of Bonny Doon Vineyard, based in Santa Cruz, California.

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HOUR 1: (9 a.m.) Bush administration and gun control laws

The Bush administration told the Supreme Court it believes the 2nd Amendment gives individuals the right to own guns. On Midmorning we'll look at how this could affect gun control laws.

Guest: Nelson Lund, a constitutional law professor at George Mason University in Virginia. He has written extensively on the Second Amendment and served in the first Bush White House as associate counsel to the president.

HOUR 2: (10 a.m.) Talking Volumes author Rick Moody

Katherine Lanpher talks with Talking Volumes author, Rick Moody about his latest book The Black Veil.

Guest: Rick Moody is the author of The Ice Storm and the book of short stories, Demonology. Moody is also a contributor to The New Yorker, Esquire, and other magazines.

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Talking Volumes

FRIDAY, MAY 10, 2002

HOUR 1: (9 a.m.) Single-sex education

Does single-sex education create a better learning environment for children? We'll look at the Bush administrations support for single-sex education.

Guest: Dr. Leonard Sax, president and founder of the National Association for the Advancement of Single Sex Public Education. David Sadker, professor in the School of Education at American University whose research focuses on gender equity. He is the author, with his late wife Myra Sadker, of the book "Failing at Fairness: How Our Schools Cheat Girls."

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National Association for the Advancement of Single Sex Public Education

HOUR 2: (10 a.m.) Answering your pet behavior questions

Katherine Lanpher talks with a veterinarian and animal behaviorist about bringing out your pets' best behaviors.

Guest: Dr. Petra Mertens, a veterinarian and assistant professor of behavior medicine at the U's College of Veterinary Medicine. Before coming to the United States she practiced at the Institute for Ethology and Animal Welfare in Munich, Germany.

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U of M's College of Veterinary Medicine

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