Mike Himowitz http://wypr.org en Confessions of a Sociopath http://wypr.org/post/confessions-sociopath <p>Characteristics of a sociopath include ruthlessness, cunning, confidence and the ability to manipulate others; the term is often synonymous with murderers and other criminals. But <strong>M.E. Thomas </strong>claims there are more sociopaths in our society than we think, and not all of them are killers. In fact, she’s one herself. Thomas, (a pen name) is the author of "Confessions of a Sociopath: A Life Spent Hiding in Plain Sight." Original air date 07/22/13&nbsp;</p> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:31:23 +0000 Dan Rodricks & Mike Himowitz 504220 at http://wypr.org Confessions of a Sociopath Salt, Sugar, Fat http://wypr.org/post/salt-sugar-fat <p>Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist <strong>Michael Moss </strong>surveys the giant processed foods industry and its complicity in the U.S. obesity epidemic, now effecting one in three adults and one in five children. Moss is the author of "Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us." Original air date 3/25/13 &nbsp;</p> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:28:01 +0000 Dan Rodricks & Mike Himowitz 504219 at http://wypr.org Salt, Sugar, Fat Football Sportscaster Gerry Sandusky http://wypr.org/post/football-sportscaster-gerry-sandusky <p>The WBAL sports director and radio play-by-play voice of the Baltimore Ravens talks about his relationship with his late father, John Sandusky, an NFL player and long-time coach of the Baltimore Colts and Miami Dolphins. <strong>Gerry Sandusky's </strong>memoir about his family's life in professional football -- and about the problems his name caused him during the unrelated Penn State child sexual abuse scandal three years ago -- is "Forgotten Sundays: A Son's Story of Life, Loss, and Love from the Sidelines of the NFL."&nbsp;</p> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 13:42:00 +0000 Dan Rodricks & Mike Himowitz 504166 at http://wypr.org Football Sportscaster Gerry Sandusky Early American Healthcare http://wypr.org/post/early-american-healthcare <p>What was health care like in early America, before and after the revolution?<strong> Elaine Breslaw,</strong> retired professor of history at Morgan State University, provides a fascinating and skin-crawling chronicle of the 18th Century -- the practitioners and their practices, from purging to pain relief, and the whole realm of alternatives to the infection-fighting medicine that was being developed in Europe. Breslaw, a visiting scholar at the University of Tennessee, is the author of “Lotions, Potions, Pills, and Magic: Health Care in Early America." Original air date 11/13/12&nbsp;</p> Mon, 25 Aug 2014 14:42:48 +0000 Dan Rodricks & Mike Himowitz 504118 at http://wypr.org Early American Healthcare Politics of the Surgeon General http://wypr.org/post/politics-surgeon-general-0 <p><strong>Mike Stobbe,</strong> national medical correspondent for The Associated Press, examines the mixed-up business of politics and the U.S. Surgeon General's office in, "Surgeon General's Warning: How Politics Crippled the Nation's Doctor." Original air date 7/29/14&nbsp;</p> Mon, 25 Aug 2014 14:39:57 +0000 Dan Rodricks & Mike Himowitz 504117 at http://wypr.org Politics of the Surgeon General The Struggle For Affordable Childcare http://wypr.org/post/struggle-affordable-childcare <p>A deep look at the lack of affordable child care in the United States, particularly in an era of single-parent households and families that require two wage earners. <strong>Corey Shdaimah</strong>, an associate professor at the University of Maryland School of Social Work, says that unlike most developed countries, the U.S. has never established a system of government-funded child care -- a problem that reflects the country's conflicts about working and parenting.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:39:12 +0000 Dan Rodricks & Mike Himowitz 503964 at http://wypr.org The Struggle For Affordable Childcare Corruption in College Sports http://wypr.org/post/corruption-college-sports <p>Towson University professor <strong>Howard Nixon</strong>, a sociologist who studies sports, talks about what he calls the Athletic Trap -- the endless efforts by college presidents to squeeze gold out of so-called money sports, such as football and basketball, while eliminating non-revenue sports to make budgets.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 13:08:04 +0000 Dan Rodricks & Mike Himowitz 503861 at http://wypr.org Corruption in College Sports Commercial Contagion http://wypr.org/post/commercial-contagion <p>If you’ve been on social media these past few weeks, you’ve probably seen videos of the ice bucket challenge. &nbsp;It's grown so popular, that even celebrities are doing it. Other online sensations over the years include Korean rapper Psy’s “Gangnam Style” music video, and The Harlem Shake. But why do some Internet videos go viral, when others flounder? Wharton marketing researcher <strong>Jonah Berger</strong> is the author of “Contagious: Why Things Catch On.” Original air date 04/10/14&nbsp;</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 13:30:24 +0000 Dan Rodricks & Mike Himowitz 503809 at http://wypr.org Commercial Contagion Being Clara Barton http://wypr.org/post/being-clara-barton <p>Responding to natural disasters, war and refugee crises, the Red Cross continues to play a huge role in relief efforts around the world and across the U.S. A look at the early history of the American organization with <strong>Marian Moser Jones</strong>, assistant professor at the University of Maryland School of Public Health and author of "The American Red Cross: From Clara Barton to the New Deal." Original air date 9/24/13</p> Thu, 14 Aug 2014 13:41:18 +0000 Dan Rodricks & Mike Himowitz 503633 at http://wypr.org Being Clara Barton The Good Spy http://wypr.org/post/good-spy-0 <p>Pulitzer Prize-winning author <strong>Kai Bird </strong>chronicles the story of legendary CIA officer and Middle East specialist Robert Ames in, "The Good Spy: The Life and Death of Robert Ames." Original air date 7/25/14&nbsp;</p> Thu, 14 Aug 2014 13:38:51 +0000 Dan Rodricks & Mike Himowitz 503632 at http://wypr.org The Good Spy