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November 02, 2019

Gambling Addiction and Educational Sabotage
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Military Struggles with Gambling Addiction
Gambling addiction is a very real problem for many Americans, especially military personnel and veterans. Yet gambling doesn't get the same attention as other addictive behaviors. Brianne Doura from the National Council on Problem Gambling explains why members of the military are often reluctant to seek help.
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Educational Sabotage
Prof. Rachel Voth Schrag from the University of Texas at Arlington joins us to discuss a little-known form of abuse: educational sabotage, which is a form of control intended to prevent the victim from furthering their education. She explained why it has a huge effect on the victim's long term economic independence and safety.
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Recycling Breakthrough
Today, Americans throw away over three-quarters of plastics after one-time use, but what if it could be easily and cheaply recycled? Dr. Massimiliano Delferro from the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory has developed a chemical recycling method for converting many discarded plastics into higher quality products, for eventual use in everyday products like detergents and cosmetics.
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