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September 03, 2022

Raising Preschoolers in a Screen-filled World
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It's often said that parents should shield their preschoolers from media exposure. But one expert says the right kind of media can help preschoolers flourish academically, socially and emotionally. Then, millions of Americans are suffering from some form of diabetes. What are the causes of this apparent epidemic?
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The Right Kind of Media for Preschoolers
Angela C. Santomero, M.A., co-creator of the educational children’s TV program Blue’s Clues and author of Preschool Clues: Raising Smart, Inspired, and Engaged Kids in a Screen-Filled World explained why healthy, research-based television programs and other media actually help preschoolers flourish academically, socially, and emotionally. She outlined the ways that parents can evaluate and monitor their child’s exposure to a rapidly expanding array of media choices.
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The Diabetes Code
Nearly ten percent of all Americans have some form of diabetes. Jason Fung, MD, weight loss and diabetes expert, and author of The Diabetes Code: Prevent and Reverse Type 2 Diabetes Naturally talked about the causes behind this epidemic and the wide array of dangerous conditions it spurs. He also explained how dietary changes and weight loss can often eliminate the disease.
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Youth Sports Referees
Youth sports programs across the nation are experiencing shortages of referees. Bob Gardner, Executive Director of the National Federation of State High School Associations said 80% of high school officials quit before their third year, and the average age of referees is climbing, now in the mid 50s. He said the primary reason behind this trend is abusive behavior by parents. He talked about the rewards of working as a sports official and explained how someone can volunteer.
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Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
Angela Santomero
Described by Joanne Rogers as “a modern day Fred Rogers,” Angela Santomero is the cocreator of Blue’s Clues and the creator of Super Why!, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Creative Galaxy, and Wishenproof. Her work has been cited in numerous publications including Malcolm Gladwell’s bestseller, The Tipping Point. She lives in New York with her husband, daughters, and their two dogs. Her first book is Preschool Clues.

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Dr. Jason Fung
Dr. Fung is a Toronto based kidney specialist, having graduated from the University of Toronto and finishing his medical specialty at the University of California, Los Angeles in 2001. He is the author of the bestsellers ‘The Obesity Code’ and ‘The Complete Guide to Fasting’. He has pioneered the use of therapeutic fasting for weight loss and type 2 diabetes reversal in his IDM clinic.

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