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March 15, 2014

Depression and Your Child
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Experts say childhood depression is at an all time high. We’ll hear from a top psychologist about symptoms to look for. Then, are you concerned about your privacy, security and freedom from surveillance? Lots of people are. And an investigative journalist joins us to share some eye opening facts.
Episode Segments:
InfoTrak: Childhood Depression

Childhood depression is on the rise in America. Licensed psychologist Deborah Seranii , co-author of Depression and Your Child: A Guide for Parents and Caregivers, discussed the major challenges faced by families of children with mental illness. She talked about the most common symptoms that indicate clinical depression or suicidal thoughts in children. She also outlined the most effective treatments.
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InfoTrak: Restoring Privacy

B> Julie Angwin, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist, and author of Dragnet Nation: A Quest for Privacy, Security and Freedom in a World of Relentless Surveillance explained why Americans should be concerned about the rapidly increasing ways that the government, private companies, and even criminals use technology to indiscriminately sweep up vast amounts of our personal data. She outlined tools that people can use to reduce their digital footprint. She also talked about possible reforms that could be implemented to slow the erosion of privacy rights.
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InfoTrak: Getting Kids Moving

A third of U.S. adolescents are unfit, according to Dr. Russell Pate’s National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, and he believes that it's time to get them moving. He said that kids who are unfit are likely to become unfit adults, with greater risks of developing diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and other illnesses. Dr. Pate offered simple ideas for parents on how to increase their kids’ level of exercise.
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Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
Deborah Serani
Dr. Deborah Serani is a go-to media expert on a variety of psychological issues. Her interviews can be found in ABC News, Newsday, Womens Health & Fitness, The Chicago Tribune, The Daily Beast, The Associated Press, and radio station programs at CBS and NPR, just to name a few. She writes for Psychology Today, Scientific American Mind, helms the \"Ask The Therapist\" column for Esperanza Magazine and has worked as a technical advisor for the NBC television show Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. A psychologist in practice twenty five years, Serani is also an award-winning author and professor at Adelphi University with research interests in depression and trauma.

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Julla Angwin
Julia Angwin is an award-winning investigative journalist at the independent news organization ProPublica. From 2000 to 2013, she was a reporter at The Wall Street Journal, where she led a privacy investigative team that was a Finalist for a Pulitzer Prize in Explanatory Reporting in 2011 and won a Gerald Loeb Award in 2010. Her book, Dragnet Nation: A Quest for Privacy, Security and Freedom in a World of Relentless Surveillance, will be published by Times Books in 2014. In 2003, she was on a team of reporters at The Wall Street Journal that was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in Explanatory Reporting for coverage of corporate corruption. She is also the author of “Stealing MySpace: The Battle to Control the Most Popular Website in America” (Random House, March 2009). She earned a B.A. in mathematics from the University of Chicago, and an MBA from the Graduate School of Business at Columbia University.

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