15-26 Segment 1: Domestic Violence: Why it happens and how it affects the family

  Synopsis: Domestic abuse is something many women and men will experience in their lives. We talk to two psychologists familiar with the subject about what kind of person perpetrates partner and domestic violence, what victims can do to remove themselves from the abuse, and how being a witness to or a victim of abuse …

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15-26 Segment 2: Paternity and Family Leave: Good for families, workers and the economy

  Synopsis: Bringing a new baby into the home is a wonderful – and chaotic – experience, and it’s often made more chaotic when mom and dad have to rush back to work shortly after the child is born. Financial reasons and the stigma of staying home if you’re a man, keep parents away from …

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15-25 Segment 2 The Great Fire: An unsung hero who saved thousands

  Synopsis: After World War I there was a great conflict in Turkey and many Christians and others were killed. The city of Smyrna was set ablaze and even more people had to run to the beaches just to escape the flames. Refugees poured into the city from towns and rural areas and soon there …

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15-25 Segment 1: A New Look at Invasive Species

  Synopsis: Many ecologists, farmers and members of the public are worried that non-native plants and animals are invading the U.S. and preventing native species from thriving. Much money and time is spent trying to rid the land of these aliens – often to no avail. But are these species present because they’re the only …

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15-24 Segment 1: Social Security Works: How it can be funded and expanded

  Synopsis: There has been a debate going on for decades over Social Security and it’s future. Sometimes we hear that it’s going to go bankrupt; other times politicians want to scrap part of it and have workers find commercial financial instruments for their retirement; still others want to cut money paid out to retirees, …

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15-24 Segment 2: Boating & Water safety: What you need to know this summer

Synopsis: Hundreds of people die each year in boating accidents – and many of those can be prevented if the right equipment is on board and boating safety procedures are followed. We talk to two Coast Guard specialists about what you need to know and have on hand in your boat to make this summer’s …

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15-23 Story 1: The Psychology of Climate Change

Synopsis: We’ve heard a lot about climate change and global warming over the past 20 years or so, but ironically people care about it less now than they did a decade ago! We talk to a researcher and author about how the framing of climate change can skew the message and create attitudes that affect …

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15-23 Story 2: The Empty Nest: How to cope when the kids leave for good

Synopsis: When the last child leaves home for college, marriage or that first job, parents are often sad and at loose ends about how the rest of their lives will progress. We talk to a therapist and author who’s experienced her own children leaving home, about the emotions of “the empty nest” and what parents …

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