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July 30, 2017

Creating the Future of Higher Education
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With the rapidly increasing costs of college straining families across the nation, many are asking if changes are needed in higher education. Then, number of Americans with type-2 diabetes continues to rise. Yet some doctors say it is relatively easy to avoid, control, or even reverse the disease.
Episode Segments:
The End of College
The cost of college has exploded in recent years, and whole generations are sinking deeper into college debt. Kevin Carey, PhD, education researcher and writer, Director of the Education Policy Program at the New America Foundation, co-author of The End of College: Creating the Future of Learning and the University of Everywhere discussed recent innovations in digital learning and why he believes that the current methods of higher education are woefully outdated. He said, more than ever, a college degree is required to secure even a middle class income for those entering the workforce, but he believes universities much be willing to adapt to online learning and other new technologies.
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The Diabetes Reset
George King, MD, Research Director and Chief Science Officer, Joslin Diabetes Center, Harvard Medical School, is author of The Diabetes Reset: Avoid It. Control It. Even Reverse It. A Doctor's Scientific Program. Dr, King discussed the effect of diabetes on the nationís health. He said itís possible to prevent and even reverse type 2 diabetes, through appropriate lifestyle changes. He outlined the importance of diet, exercise and sleep in the prevention of diabetes.
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Fast Food Advertising for Children
Christopher Ferguson, PhD, is a psychology professor in the Department of Behavioral Sciences at Texas A&M International University. Dr. Ferguson led a study into the effects of fast food advertising on children. His research found that while advertising target at children is highly effective, parental influence can lessen the impact of commercials and help young kids make healthier food decisions. He offered advice for parents.
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Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
Kevin Carey
Kevin Carey directs the Education Policy Program at the New America Foundation. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The New Republic, The Washington Post and elsewhere. He lives with his family in Washington, D.C.

The End of College

George King, M.D.
George L. King, M.D., is the Director of Research, Senior Vice President and Head of the Section on Vascular Cell Biology at Joslin, as well as a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He received his medical degree from Duke Medical School, completed residency training at the University of Washington Affiliated Hospitals, in Seattle, and then completed training as both a Research Associate and a Clinical Associate at the National Institutes of Health. He has been at Joslin and Harvard Medical School since 1981.

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