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April 11, 2015

Creating the Future of Learning
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With rapidly increasing costs of college straining families across the nation, many are asking if major changes are needed in higher education. Then, the instances of type 3 diabetes in Americans keeps rising. Yet some doctors say it is relatively easy to avoid, control or even reverse the disease.
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Creating the Future of Learning
Kevin Carey, PhD, is an education researcher and co-author of The End of College: Creating the Future of Learning and the University of Everywhere

The cost of college has exploded in recent years, and whole generations are sinking deeper into college debt. Mr. Carey 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recent innovations in digital learning and why he believes that the current methods of higher education are woefully outdated.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
Dr. George King discussed the effect of diabetes on the nation’s health. He said it’s 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. Dr. King is author of The Diabetes Reset: Avoid It. Control It. Even Reverse It. A Doctor's Scientific Program.
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Fast Food Ads and Kids
Christopher Ferguson, PhD, psychology professor in the Department of Behavioral Sciences at Texas A&M International University 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. Carey lives with his wife and daughter on Capitol Hill.

The End of College on Amazon

 
Dr. George King
George King, M.D., is research director and chief scientific officer at the Joslin Diabetes Center. One of the world’s most sought-after speakers on diabetes and diabetes-related issues, Dr. King is on the road for roughly half of every year speaking to medical conferences, professional associations, and patient groups, including American Diabetes Association gatherings and National Institutes of Health workshops. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

The Diabetes Reset on Amazon