Songs of the Season
Robert Wyatt, Highfield Hall music director, talks to Mindy about songs of the season.
Science of Paradigms
All about the science of paradigms, and the philosphy of American physicist and historian Thomas Kuhn.
News Roundup - December 21, 2012
A look at the week's top news.
Rose Resnick, Vice President of Development Solutions of New England, Mike Brogiolio Executive Director of The Cape Cod Foundation and Lynn Mason-Small from the Rogers and Gray Foundation talk about philanthropy.
The tragedy in Newtown CT last week in which 20 children and 6 adults were gunned down in an elementary school has sparked national debate about gun control, increased security measures and how American culture might have influenced these events.
Another aspect of this discussion is the prevalence of mental illness in the perpetrators of mass murders. Psychologist Michael Abruzzese and Psychiatrist Marc Whaley talk about mass murder, how to speak to children about these events and whether society’s lack of knowledge or understanding of mental health issues has contributed to the problem.
Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Russell Baker. Born in 1925, Baker worked at the Baltimore Sun and the New York Times. In the early 1960s he began his syndicated "Observer" column. Initially concentrating on political satire, he later found other subjects to skewer as well. In 1979 he won the Pulitzer Prize for commentary. His books include the autobiographies Growing Up (1982, Pulitzer Prize) and The Good Times (1989). In 1993 he became host of the public television program Masterpiece Theatre.
This is Mindy's extended conversation with Russell Baker.