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June 15, 2024
ROI of College Degrees & Helping Poor Families Into Better Neighborhoods
What's the return on investment when it comes to the high cost of a college education? A recent analysis found that some fields of study have a significantly higher payback than others. Then, research found that giving poor families a logistical boost helped them make the move to a better neighborhood. And, suffering cardiac arrest outside of a hospital most often has a fatal outcome. But knowing CPR and how to use an AED can help save lives.
June 08, 2024
AI Changing the Future of Education & the Pressure to be a Perfect Parent
It's being called a new era of human learning: the rapidly-growing impact of artificial intelligence on education. We'll learn how it's already changing traditional notions of creativity in the classroom. Then, a recent survey found that 57% of parents feel burned out. When parents strive to be perfect, it creates pressure that can have unhealthy outcomes. An expert explains the reasons behind this troubling trend. And, if you think using seed oils in the kitchen is healthy, think again. A medical expert says these oils can damage the cells of the body, causing a number of harmful effects.
June 01, 2024
Feeding America & Fighting Teenage Depression
Millions of Americans go hungry each day, especially children under five, despite the efforts of hundreds of nonprofit food banks and thousands of food pantries. What factors are contributing to the rapidly increasing need? And how can things be improved then? Then, troubling rates of depression are affecting young adults with some high school students considering suicide. We'll learn how parents can help. And, there's a shortage of housing in America and available properties are priced too high for most buyers. Do rules that limit housing developers need to be changed?
May 25, 2024
Looking Out for Neglected Children
Who looks out for the interests of abused or neglected children? The answer is court appointed, trained volunteers. Then- how can you and your family stay safe in a disaster, or a terrorist situation? A former Navy Seal shares life-saving advice.
May 18, 2024
Smart Career Advice for Young Americans & Reasons Behind Widespread Drug Shortages
Compared to the prime years of the baby boomers, the job market for today's young people is drastically different. What do 20- and 30-year-olds need to learn about careers and money management that isn't being taught in schools? And why is ageism the last form of workplace bigotry still OK? Then, pharmaceutical drugs are vital for the health of Americans, but recently, supplies have fallen to an all time low. Severe weather can hit any time, and understanding weather watches and warnings can literally save lives. But a new study finds a shocking number of Americans are confused by the alerts.
May 11, 2024
How Healthcare Workers Can Battle Human Trafficking & Positive News About Employment for the Disabled
Cases of sex trafficking and forced labor trafficking are rampant in the US and around the world. One emergency room physician says these victims can be spotted, if medical personnel know the signs to look for. Then, the pandemic not only gave a boost to remote workers, but job opportunities for the disabled have remained substantially higher. And, upscale urban areas are not only nice places for the citizens who live there, these gentrified areas also attract wildlife populations.
May 04, 2024
How Do Changing Households Affect Kids' Language Development & Alcohol's Effect on Crime
A child's language development is affected by the adults in the home, and households with extended families are more common nowadays. As US demographics have changed, children's language abilities have changed, too. Then, when a crime-ridden neighborhood put a limit on alcohol sales, the results were dramatic and surprising! And, how many subscriptions are you paying for each month? They add up, and you've likely been hit with price increases, too. An expert explains why most of us could benefit by decluttering our subscriptions.
April 13, 2024
Social Media and Your Kids & Can AI Be Your Next Fitness Trainer?
An entire generation of American youth has now grown up with social media. How has it impacted young peoples mental and physical health? And how can social medias influence be made more positive in the years ahead? Then, artificial intelligence can deliver fast results in many ways, but how does it do in creating exercise plans on an individual basis? And, what are some career challenges faced by women today? How important is the use of nonverbal communication? And how can doubt be replaced by true confidence on the job?
April 06, 2024
Women Get Faster Beneifts from Exercise Than Men & Why Gen Zers Love Their Debit Cards
It seems like women sometimes get the short end of the stick in life, but not when it comes to workouts: women may need less exercise than men to get the same longevity benefits--possibly half as much exercise. Then, the most popular form of payment for Gen Zers is debit cards. A banking expert explains why they prefer them, and why credit cards offer significantly more benefits and protection. And, a recent study found that Kundalini yoga provided several benefits to cognition and memory for older women at risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. We'll learn how it differs from other more common forms of yoga, and why it may work.
March 30, 2024
Innovative Ways to Deal With America's Housing Shortage & Surprising News For Every CPAP User
Housing costs have risen dramatically in the past few years, and the US faces a major shortage of housing in the coming years. We'll learn about a a new approach that can rapidly produce housing on a local scale in response to local needs. Then, obstructive sleep apnea affects millions of Americans. The most common treatment are CPAP machines, but a recent study had surprising findings about the devices' health benefits.
March 23, 2024
How Good Is Your Local EMS Service & Parenting Challenges with Teen Girls
When there's a serious accident or sudden health crisis, you dial 911 to summon emergency care. But will you get quality care? A recent study explores why some EMS systems provide better care than others. Then, teen girls may struggle with a variety of issues. How can parents improve communication and help their daughters deal with challenges? And, a recent legal settlement announced by the National association of Realtors could fundamentally change how Americans buy and sell their homes.
March 16, 2024
Surprising Info About Hearing Loss & the Growth in Homeschooling
What can cause hearing loss? You might be surprised to learn that where you live and what you do for a living can have a surprising impact! An expert shares recent findings and why some refuse to wear hearing aids. Then, a work-from-home mom also homeschools her children. She explains why she does it and shares the resources that make it possible. And, Accidental medicine poisoning sends a child under 6 to the emergency room every nine minutes. We'll have advice every parent should hear.
March 09, 2024
Are You Honest with Your Doctor?
How honest are you with your doctor? Over half of patients in a recent study say they don't share key information with their physician. A research scientist says withholding those facts may be risky. Then, an expert says mothers in America who experienced sexual abuse in childhood may find the trauma affects them as parents.
March 02, 2024
Plastics--the Hidden Ingredient in Your Diet & Creating Safer Conditions for Pedestrians
Plasticizers--used to make plastic more flexible and more durable--are so widely used that today, they show up inside almost every American's body. We'll talk with an expert from Consumer Reports, where tests found that nearly all foods contain these chemicals, often at very high levels. Then, when a car hits a pedestrian, who is most often blamed? It turns out the real fault may belong to the road designer. And, it's a shocking number: $28 billion money lost by older Americans each year due to financial scams, much of it stolen by friends or relatives. How can seniors protect themselves?
February 24, 2024
The Loneliness Epidemic & Why Women Health Issues Are Often Misdiagnosed
Do you feel lonely? A significant number of Americans feel that way every day, and it can have a negative impact on health, both mental and physical. We'll hear from an expert on ways to break through loneliness and connect with others. Then, centuries of medical care often dismissed women's health problems as hysteria. Today's favored diagnosis is anxiety. We'll talk with a physician who explains why women's health problems are misdiagnosed far too often. And, a huge number of Americans are injured each year by a surprising danger: glass-topped tables in homes and offices. We'll explain the hazard and why table glass is more dangerous than the rest of the glass you encounter each day.
February 17, 2024
Surprising Tool Against Child Abuse & Helping Rural Americans Get Benefits
In the aftermath of the pandemic, child abuse and neglect has been rising. We'll look at a Sacramento alcohol program that surprised researchers: it reduced entry into foster care significantly. Then, segments of the US population, including low income and older Americans, face barriers in getting the government benefits they deserve. We'll learn why. And, can whether you attended college affect your heart health, decades later? The answer may surprise you!
February 10, 2024
Battling Intergenerational Trauma & Tips to Live Longer
Can stress and trauma be passed along genetically from parents to children? We'll hear from a psychologist who says intergenerational trauma is real, but the cycle of pain can be stopped. Then, if you want to live longer, we'll talk to a Stanford University doctor to learn about the tripod of health: sleep, exercise and nutrition, and the latest science behind all three. And, America's roads are in bad shape and getting more wear than ever. We'll learn about potential ways that road repairs and improvements may be paid for in the future, as a growing number of electric vehicle owners sidestep the gasoline taxes that currently finance road maintenance.
February 03, 2024
The Collapse of US Manufacturing & Rethinking Diabetes Treatment
America was once the number one manufacturing economy in the world. Now we're in 10th place. But it's not just a business concern. We'll learn why manufacturing is vital for our nation's independence and innovation. Then, diabetes affects one out of every nine Americans. An expert says treatments used today need to change, and explains the role of the food industry in promoting unhealthy foods and influencing diabetes research. And, can you use ChatGPT or other AIs for financial planning? We'll talk with an expert, who outlines the benefits and drawbacks of using AI to pay down debt, save money, set up a budget, and invest in the stock market.
January 27, 2024
Bitcoin 101 & What Parents Need to Know About Today's High-THC Marijuana
Most Americans have heard of Bitcoin, but only a fraction of them have invested in the digital currency. Recent changes make it as easy to invest in bitcoin as buying shares of stock. We'll talk with one of the nation's top Bitcoin experts. Then, the marijuana of today is far more powerful than it was years ago. It can cause brain damage and mental health issues, especially in young people. We'll hear one mom's tragic story. And, if you've been told that nighttime exercise will disrupt your sleep and that morning is the best time to hit the gym, recent research says that is a myth.
January 20, 2024
Skyrocketing Property Taxes & How Your Dinnertime Affects Your Sleep
Homeowners across the country are concerned as they see their property values rise rapidly, because it means property taxes will soon go up, as well. We'll get advice you can use from a tax expert. Then, what time does your family usually eat dinner? We'll get wise advice from an expert who says when and what we eat for dinner makes a significant difference in how we sleep. Plus, many female veterans and their children are struggling with homelessness. We'll talk with a vet who has helped more than 5,000 women veterans who are homeless or in domestic violence situations.
January 13, 2024
The Battle of Alcohol Addiction & Dangerous Chemicals in Your Morning Routine
A tragic number of Americans are addicted to alcohol. It can impact both the body and the brain in negative ways. We'll hear from a recovered alcoholic who has advice and encouragement for those wanting to quit. Then, is your morning routine releasing harmful chemicals from the hair care products you use? An expert shares recent research you need to know. And, the American Red Cross announced this week that they are experiencing an emergency blood shortage. We'll talk to their Executive Medical Director for details on how you can help.
January 06, 2024
EV Reliability Concerns & Teen Mental Health in the Aftermath of COVID
If you're considering the purchase of a new car and you're leaning toward buying an electric vehicle, it's smart to do some research before you make a deal. We'll talk to a consumer expert who has concerns about EV reliability. Then, research shows that spending on mental health services for kids and teens has risen since the COVID pandemic first began. We'll look at the role that the explosion in telehealth services played in the trend. And, can someone become a social media influencer at age 85? We'll get some wit and wisdom from one!
December 29, 2023
Social Media & Your Job & the Horrors of Human Trafficking
Can social media hurt you when it comes to finding a job? An expert says what you post on the web may make a boss think twice about hiring you. Then, human trafficking is a very real problem. An advocate says America's foster child system may be a contributing factor.
December 22, 2023
The Downpayment Scam
You are about to buy a home. Suddenly an email arrives from your agent or broker, telling you to wire your down payment to a bank. Watch out! It may be a clever scam, one that is happening nationwide. Then, the foster care system is meant to protect kids. But when foster care makes a mistake, taking kids from parents when there is no problem, what happens next?
December 15, 2023
Social Security "Clawbacks" & the Best Response to School Violence
For over a million seniors each year, It's a nightmare come true. Social Security sends notice that due to its own error, benefits were overpaid and the government demands repayment from elderly victims. Then, what response do teachers prefer when they become the target of student violence? The answer may surprise you. And, a recent study found a link between highway air pollution and high blood pressure. We'll learn what you can do to protect yourself.
December 09, 2023
Preventing Doctor Burnout & A Connection Between Cyberbullying and Eating Disorders?
Many medical doctors are highly susceptible to burnout, particularly as they are training to become doctors. But it can impact healthcare workers at any stage in their careers. Then, a recent study suggests there's a connection between cyberbullying and those experiencing eating disorder symptoms. And, we talk with a education expert who suggests some unconventional reforms for the educational system.
December 02, 2023
AI's Impact on the Worst Employees & What Happens to Energy Workers After the Switch to Green?
Recent research shows that artificial intelligence can be used in many fields to boost the work skills of the lowest-performing employees, up to above average performance. What does this mean for the future of business? Then, what are the job prospects for fossil fuel workers in the push to transition to so-called green energy? We'll talk to an expert who found that fossil fuel workers have skills that are compatible with green jobs, but they face geographic and social barriers. And, many companies drop the ball when it comes to handling sexual harassment cases. We'll learn why, plus the mental health consequences faced by those who report sexual harassment and how to deal with it.
November 25, 2023
How to Be More Productive in a World of Distraction
You want to be more productive, but social media, e-mail, text messaging and more can be distracting. We talk to a productivity expert for tips on how to overcome daily distractions. Then, how much do you know about the rules for organ donation? You'll hear the story of one family's battle to save their child, that ended up changing federal regulations.
November 18, 2023
The American Tech Crisis
Today's generation of teens and young adults has embraced modern technology. But some say that much of America's establishment, including education and government is lagging far behind. Then, conservationists are buzzing about the nation's bee population, and the insects' essential role in the global food supply.
November 11, 2023
Avoiding a Mistaken Medical Diagnosis & Is Your Water Safe?
Not all diseases are easy to diagnose. In fact, hundreds of thousands of Americans die or face permanent disability each year due to diagnostic errors. We'll hear from a medical expert on how to reduce the mistakes. Then, is your water safe to drink? A surprising number of water sources contain toxic contaminants. And, we'll talk to an automotive expert to learn the ABCs of EV charging.
November 04, 2023
Is Daylight Savings Time Here to Stay & a Tidal Wave of Deceptive Medicare Advantage Pitches
For most Americans, there's no escaping the annual change known as daylight saving time. Why was it created in the first place? Has it outlived its usefulness? And are farmers the reason it exists in the first place? Then, Medicare recipients are getting bombarded with marketing messages, most about Medicare Advantage. Some are misleading and worse. A research study has a worrisome warning: people who were diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder at midlife had a threefold increased risk of developing dementia later in life.
October 28, 2023
Turning Complaints into a Plus & the Surprising Number of Seniors without Health Insurance
In just about every gathering of people--workplace, church, group, whatever--there's usually one or more complainers. An expert shares the best ways to react to complaints, which can lead to innovation and breakthrough ideas. Then, research reveals a significant number of low income people over 65 have no health insurance coverage, yet many desperately need it. We'll learn the reasons behind the problem. And, 40% of Americans during the pandemic could not cover a $400 emergency in cash. A money management expert explains the psychology that influences how we spend and save money.
October 21, 2023
The Fight for Equality at Work & the Complexity of Teenage Emotions
Job discrimination is not allowed in US workplaces, but one expert says it's still very real, as blacks remain less likely to be hired and rarely progress to senior positions. Then, parents of teenagers may be surprised by the powerful emotions that can affect their teenagers. An expert offers tips for parents on how to support their teens in distress. And, a recent study found that women who don't get enough sleep are at greater risk of developing hypertension, or high blood pressure.
October 14, 2023
Dr. ChatGPT Makes a Housecall & the True Cost of High Rent
Artificial Intelligence is everywhere. How does ChatGPT stack up in answering consumer health questions compared to human physicians? The results may surprise you! Then, Americans who pay high rents in today's economy are forced to make trade-offs in other areas, which can lead to long-term social ills. And, it's a tragic statistic: the suicide rate of military veterans is about twice that of the general population. What are the factors behind this? And what can be done?
October 07, 2023
Constitutional Rights & Dubious Health Advice From Online Influencers
A surprising number of Americans don't know what rights are protected under the First Amendment, and many cannot name the three branches of government. An expert explains why these are troubling trends that could one day threaten our freedoms. Then, online influencers are posting paid videos with questionable health messages. How can consumers know what's real? And, minivans are popular vehicles, but recent tests of minivan safety had disturbing results.
September 30, 2023
Sports Betting Addiction & Can Your Job Affect Your Longevity?
With legalized sports betting sweeping the nation, gambling addiction is a growing problem, especially among teenagers. How can parents recognize addiction in teens or ideally, prevent the start of it? Then, a growing amount of research indicates that having the right employer can boost your lifespan and your health in dramatic ways. We'll have the story. And, recent national disasters have led to a serious shortage in America's blood supply.
September 23, 2023
The Rise of Child Trafficking
The founder of a National Non-Profit organization says child trafficking is now the second largest criminal activity worldwide, behind illegal drug sales. She has facts you need to know to keep your family safe. Then, are you thinking of a career change? Finding a new job in a different field can be a challenge. A career expert shares tips and advice.
September 16, 2023
The Great Dechurching & How Much Do You Need For Retirement?
They call it the great dechurching, as many Americans no longer regularly attend their house of worship. Is it due to a cultural shift, a loss of faith, lack of time--or another reason? Then, how much will you need to stash away in order to comfortably retire? And what steps can you take now to make up for any shortfall? And, a look at groundbreaking research that found that the lives of nearly 8,000 black Americans could be saved each year if doctors could figure out a way to bring their average blood pressure down to the average level of whites.
September 10, 2023
Saving on Car Insurance & the Warning Signs of Childhood Depression
Car insurance premiums are rising fast. How much privacy would you give up to get lower premiums? Then, a frightening number of children age 3-10 are struggling with anxiety and depression. What warning signs should parents look for? And, grocery costs for Americans have skyrocketed in the past two years. We'll learn how you can fight back against the subtle trend of "shrinkflation."
August 26, 2023
Will AI Cause Chaos in Classrooms & Screening for Alzheimer's Disease
As the new academic year gets underway, some are predicting chaos in college classrooms as few universities are offering clear guidelines, and professors grapple with students using and abusing artificial intelligence. Then, surveys show that most adults see the value in testing to detect cognitive decline. But a majority of seniors have never been tested. And, the US Forest Service has been given taxpayer funding to plant more than a billion trees across the country in the next nine years. We'll look at a troubling bottleneck that could threaten these efforts.
August 19, 2023
Turbulent Used Car Market & the Tech Revolution's Effect on Your Healthcare
Inflation has hit the pocketbooks of consumers in a huge way. The greatest impact may be in the car buying market. But while the cost of gas-powered cars has skyrocketed, prices of used electric vehicles have collapsed. Then, new technology, including AI, is revolutionizing medical science. It may soon allow major advances in treating serious illness. And, the internet wasn't created to cause outrage anger and confusion, so why did it turn out that way?
August 12, 2023
Evicting Squatters From Your House & Random Events That Affect Your Healthcare
It's a nightmare that many homeowners across the country are experiencing: squatters move into a house and refuse to leave. And getting rid of them is difficult, even with the law on your side. Then, hidden forces and random events can impact how your doctor makes medical decisions regarding your health. And, a recent study from Ohio State University examines the worst fear of any parent who owns a gun, and how they can keep their kids safe.
August 05, 2023
Grandparents and Drug Addiction
Drug addictions are a major health problem that effect many families. More than one million American children reportedly now live with grandparents due to their parent’s addictions. Then, recent research shows that modern dependence on digital technology causes deep changes in the brain, suggesting updates may be needed for modern education.
July 29, 2023
Urgent Car Recalls Often Ignored & Does Vitamin D Prevent Heart Attacks?
Recent research has found that some low income households using certain taxpayer-funded food assistance programs are consuming excessive amounts of sugar-sweetened beverages. We'll learn what the common denominator is. Then, over 2 million cars in America have been issued urgent safety recalls, but the car owners aren't taking action. is your car at risk? And, do vitamin D supplements lower the risk of suffering a major cardiovascular event among older adults. We'll get the answer from an Australian researcher.
July 22, 2023
A Scary New AI Scam & Dangers to the Doctor-Patient Relationship
A frightening new scam is sweeping the country: next-gen thieves are utilizing sophisticated new artificial intelligence generated voices--that criminals can now clone from social media profiles--to easily con parents or grandparents out of significant sums of money. Then, has the traditional doctor-patient relationship been damaged by the lure of big profits? A medical expert shares his recommendations And, an American child is killed every five days in a train collision. We'll learn about the most common scenarios and how to teach a child to avoid them.
July 15, 2023
Tips to Use ChatGPT & Adult Food Allergies
The hottest thing in emerging tech is artificial intelligence and millions of people are already using ChatGPT. An expert shares the many ways ChatGPT can impact our daily lives. Then a recent study found that food allergies have the greatest effect among certain racial groups in income levels And, you've been told your dishwasher uses less energy and water than traditional hand-washing. Fact or fiction?
July 08, 2023
US Veteran Benefits & Crooks May Be Raiding A Mailbox Near You
If you are a US military veteran or know someone who is, we've got important tips to help you apply for service benefits, including several ways to document a service related injury, request medical records, and more. Then, crooks are targeting the familiar US Postal Service blue mailboxes, as well as residential mailboxes, to steal checks and potentially drain your bank account. And, many households avoid discussions of money matters. A shocking number of families lose assets and peace of mind when a family member passes, but it doesn't have to be that way.
June 24, 2023
Skyrocketing Theft & Surprising Benefits for Kids Who Volunteer
Retail theft, otherwise known as shrinkage, has been exploding in volume, causing store owners, police and politicians to fight back. Meanwhile, organized theft rings, have it tougher to control the losses. Then, kids and teens who volunteer have been found to have better, physical health and an optimistic outlook on life. And, at what age do you plan to retire? That question is more complex than most people think!
June 17, 2023
Advice for Alzheimer's Caregivers & Community College Challenges
More than 11 million Americans are caregivers to someone with Alzheimer's disease. One well-known caregiver shares his touching story, along with advice and encouragement for others. Then, every year many students attend community colleges with hopes to transfer later to a university. But the transfer process is a complicated maze. And, is there anything good about failure? A study found a "sweet spot" where learning is maximized when failure occurs around 15% of the time.
June 10, 2023
College Grads Enter the Workforce & the Uniqueness of Generations
Millions of newly-graduated college students are ready to find work. An expert says for these young job seekers, preparation is the key to success. Then, each American generation throughout the decades has unique characteristics, shaped not only by their parents, but by the technological advances of their time. And, how to use the new Artificial Intelligence bots to build your brand, both professionally and personally.
June 03, 2023
Save Your Child From Drowning & Why Collaboration Helps Businesses
One of the leading causes of death among children is drowning. Whether there's nearby access to a lake, pond, swimming pool or even the ocean, the risks are always there. How can parents keep their kids safe? Then, companies that promote collaboration not only improve their bottom line, but also boost, innovative, thinking and in fresh ideas. And, millions of Americans mow their lawns on a regular basis, and many cut the grass as low as possible. But there's a growing movement toward letting lawns grow longer, to benefit pollinators such as bees and butterflies,
May 20, 2023
Beating the Experts of Wall Street & Parasitic Infections in America?
He wrote a classic book on investing 50 years ago and it's still timely, as millions of Americans take his advice to invest in index mutual funds. This expert says for everyday investors, there's no need to pay someone for guidance. Then, recent research in low-resource communities in the southern US found a disturbingly high incidence of parasitic infections in kids. And, is America's power transmission grid at risk of a cyber attack? An expert calls for action now before the lights go out.
May 06, 2023
Inflation Pain May Linger for Years & Big Challenges For AM Radio
If you've been thinking that inflation is a temporary problem that will soon go away, think again! An expert says inflation may continue to impact the day-to-day expenses of Americans for years to come, not to mention our retirement contributions and emergency savings. Then, could the familiar AM radio be disappearing from car dashboards? It's already happening with some makes and models. And, we've all heard that running is bad for your knees. But is it true?
April 29, 2023
Frightening Literacy Levels for Today's Students & Wise Advice on Friendships
A shocking 2/3rds of US school children are not getting proper instruction on how to read. The result: they're unable to read at grade level. An expert shares common barriers to quality instruction, and how teachers and parents can take action. Then, would you like to have more friends? Making new friends doesn't need to be as challenging as you may think. And, when disaster strikes, quality medical care could be out of reach. your survival and that of your family may count on having the right first aid supplies, plus some knowledge of basic emergency care.
April 22, 2023
The Battle Against Anti-Semitism & the War on Poverty
According to the FBI, Jewish people make up less than 2.5% the US population, yet are victims of 10% of all hate crimes. We'll talk to the head of an organization dedicated to fighting antisemitism. Then, despite America's prosperity, a significant number of people are living below the poverty line at any given time. An expert explains the reasons. And, it's a rite of passage for many American teenagers: that first job. But how concerned should parents be about a job's impact on grades, sleep and social life?
April 15, 2023
A Conversation with ChatGPT & Historic Employment Highs for Disabled Americans
It's an artificial intelligence chatbot, otherwise known as ChatGPT. Ask it a question and you'll get a surprisingly intelligent answer. We asked the AI to explain its strengths and weaknesses, and if there's a risk of bias in its responses. Then, a recent report shows historic highs in the employment of the disabled. What are the reasons for the trend? And, we often hear that walking is good for health, especially for seniors, but how many daily steps actually lower the risk of heart disease? Recent research may hold the answer.
April 01, 2023
Thriving With A Disability & Rising Wave of Scams
Being disabled as a child or adult isn't the end of the world, especially if you have support along the way. We'll here from an occupational therapist who managed a successful 30 year career despite having total blindness. Then, if you've noticed a significant increase in fraudulent schemes lately, you'd be right. An expert explains the factors causing the jump in fraud. And, what's the third leading cause of preventable deaths in America? If you guessed alcohol, you'd be right, but a new program targeting drunk drivers may lower the death count.
March 18, 2023
A Four-Day Workweek and How Schools Can Prevent Teen Suicide
Does a four-day work week with a five-day paycheck sound like a dream to you? It's becoming a reality at hundreds of businesses, with positive results for both employees and companies. Then, tragically, suicide death rates have risen substantially among adolescents in the US. An expert says better screening could lower the risk. And, it seems that there are many paradoxes related to our health, and here's one of the latest: statin drugs, which are prescribed to lower cholesterol, have prevented millions of heart attacks, but a recent study found that these meds may also counteract the benefits of exercise.
March 11, 2023
Recognizing The Scope of Bullying & Can Dyslexia Actually Be Advantage?
School-age bullying happens to 1 in 5 students. But one expert says the actual number of bullying incidents may be far higher. How can parents protect their kids from bullies, and how can parents of bullies recognize the problem? Then, a medical doctor says dyslexia should be seen as a different pattern of brain organization that can have real advantages! And, 1 in 3 elderly Americans die with Alzheimer's, or another form of dementia. But a recent study found that a common vitamin supplement may help ward off the debilitating disease.
March 04, 2023
What You Should Know About Sickle Cell Disease & Smart Investment Decisions in Rocky Times
The most common genetic blood disorder in America is sickle cell disease, and there's a critical need for regular blood transfusions to manage the severe pain and other health risks. A Red Cross medical doctor says they're working to promote diversity in the blood supply. Then, when the economy is shaky, that can spell opportunity for investors. It may even be the road to wealth. And, the huge number of mass shootings across America has become almost routine, but a recent study found a common thread among shooters that could help prevent the violence.
February 25, 2023
Gen Z's Unusual Financial Planning & Teaching Challenges in Urban and Rural America
Half of those in Generation Z see no point in saving money during these chaotic times, according to a recent survey. What are they doing with their money? We'll find out from an expert. Then, there's a critical need for qualified teachers in urban and rural schools, especially recent college grads who understand digital technology. The goal is to improve educational outcomes for low income students. And, meaningful progress is being made to reduce veteran suicides. We'll get an interesting update from the US Department of Veterans Affairs.
February 18, 2023
Stress Reduction for Young Adults & the Value of Taking Risks
Recent research shows that young adults who mentally prepare to deal with future stress are better able to avoid negative health outcomes. Then, life is full of uncertainty, but taking risks in business, career and life can lead to positive outcomes. We'll explore the reasons that we fear risk and how we can overcome it. Then, is there a connection between food insecurity and the overconsumption of unhealthy processed foods?
February 11, 2023
Improving Police Line Ups & the Value of "Just Thinking"
A surprising percentage of those in US prisons are not guilty of the crime, according to some research. But a new procedure to improve the reliability of police lineups and get more details from eyewitnesses might better determine guilt or innocence. Then, instead of pulling out your smartphone, a recent study says you'll benefit more by using that time for thinking. Plus, does the idea of driving an electric vehicle spark your enthusiasm? A car expert has helpful tips on buying an EV.
February 04, 2023
Tip Requests in Unexpected Places & How to Avoid Burnout
When you dine at a sit-down restaurant that offers you a full-service meal, you expect to pay a tip to the server when you settle the bill. But now food locations with bare bones counter service are expecting tips, too. What are the reasons? Then, advice on how to use your time more productively, and how you can get much more done while avoiding burnout. And, the increasingly aggressive ways that governments are targeting lower-income citizens with new lottery products.
January 21, 2023
Girls in Organized Sports & Restoring Tranquility to Your Life
Why do so many girls drop out of organized sports in their teen years? a top female athlete has made it her mission to encourage young women to take up sports and stay with it. Then, after having a panic attack, a productivity expert learned how to calm his mind and lower his stress level, even in the most anxious times. Plus, the shocking impact of payday loans on the US economy.
January 14, 2023
The Fentanyl Crisis
This week, an in-depth look at the leading cause of death for Americans aged 18 to 49, more than car accidents or suicides. Nearly 108,000 Americans lost their lives to overdoses last year, 2/3rds of those from fentanyl. This week, we discuss the issue with the federal government's top expert on drug use and addiction. Plus ideas to help communities heal from the fentanyl epidemic.
January 07, 2023
Trucker Concerns & Effective Aid for Homeless Mothers
Most of us see trucks every day on the highway and think nothing of it. But trucks are a major lifeline for the national economy. Yet drivers face increased challenges in moving the goods everything from congested roads to supply chain issues. We'll find out what consumers should know from a trucking expert. Then, traditional approaches seem to fall short when it comes to helping homeless moms with young children. A new study spotlights the critical importance of effective support services. And advice for parents to encourage their youngsters to read.
December 31, 2022
The Danger Assessment
Domestic violence is an age-old problem. But a new tool promises to help abuse victims assess the risk of extreme violence or even death at the hands of a partner. Then, higher education is a well-established institution, and a profitable one too. But are college educations grossly overrated, when many graduates struggle to find good jobs?
December 24, 2022
DNA Testing and Privacy Rights
An infamous serial killer is caught using a new and legally murky use of DNA testing. It is a landmark case, but should we all be concerned about our privacy rights? Then, the #MeToo movement has toppled some major names in entertainment and politics, and the issue has resonated in a deep way throughout our society. Are corporations now taking sexual harassment allegations more seriously?
December 17, 2022
Do Suicides Jump During the Holidays & Is There Lead In Your Water?
The holidays bring festive fun for millions of Americans. But for others, the year-end season can evoke negative feelings. What effect does holiday depression have on suicide rates? We'll speak with a top researcher, and his findings may surprise you. Then, almost a third of community water systems have some service lines containing lead. What's being done to reduce or eliminate the exposure? And, the children of highly educated mothers are twice as likely to take part in sports and other extracurricular activities compared to kids of less educated moms. A researcher explains how this could impact your child's social and learning development.
November 26, 2022
Living with a Disability
Nearly one in five Americans live with some type of disability. How has the Americans with Disabilities Act affected their lives? Then, less than a third of science and engineering workers are women. We talk with a student who is trying to close that gap.
November 19, 2022
TikTok's Effect on Your Teenagers' Weight & Expert Laundry Advice
Is there a toxic culture among young Americans relating to diet and weight loss fostered by highly viewed videos on social media sites? One expert says what's missing from those videos are facts backed by science. Then, millions of people use the leading brands of detergent and fabric softener to do their laundry, but they may not be the best choices for you. And, LinkedIn scams and fake Instagram accounts targeting businesses and executives are growing rapidly. We'll learn about the most common scams and what businesses and managers can do.
November 12, 2022
Are High Security Schools Harming Education & Why Are So Many Women Skipping Mammograms
Recent research shows that high schools equipped with metal detectors, security cameras and drug testing turned out students with lower math scores who are less likely to attend college, compared to students with less surveillance. Then, tens of thousands of women in the US die of breast cancer each year. Yet many women in their 30s and 40s have never had a mammogram and don't plan to get one. And, trucking jobs in the US have high turnover. But now there are efforts underway to recruit military veterans to fill those open positions. Is it working?
November 05, 2022
Knowing When
We often hear that persistence and commitment are the most important qualities for success in business and in life, but sometimes we may persist for too long when there are clear signs we should quit. Then, should a speed limit mandate be imposed on the trucking industry, a researcher says there are potential safety concerns in limiting truck speeds. And, recent research shows that when it comes to your risk for dementia, your lifestyle may be more important than your biological age!
November 05, 2022
Knowing When To Throw in the Towel & Speed Limiters on Trucks?
We often hear that persistence and commitment are the most important qualities for success in business and in life, but sometimes we may persist for too long when there are clear signs we should quit. Then, should a speed limit mandate be imposed on the trucking industry, a researcher says there are potential safety concerns in limiting truck speeds. And, recent research shows that when it comes to your risk for dementia, your lifestyle may be more important than your biological age!
October 29, 2022
Single Women and Retirement Savings & Customized Healthcare Advice
Are women who spend most of their lives single as well-prepared for retirement as married couples? A researcher looks into the question 50 years after the passage of Title nine, which prohibited sex-based discrimination in federally funded education programs. Then, most doctors recommend similar lifestyle changes to all their patients, but one leading physician says customized care may get better results. And, child poverty in the U.S. fell by a stunning 59% between 1993 and 2019. We'll learn why.
October 22, 2022
How Women Runners Can Protect Themselves & Guarding Your Personal Data
A woman goes for a run on a country road and is murdered in broad daylight. We'll hear from a family member who founded an organization devoted to safety awareness for women. She offers tips and advice, especially for female runners, to help them stay safe. Then, a leading consumer advocate talks about the rampant online abuse of our privacy and our personal data, with suggestions to protect yourself. And, parenting has changed tremendously in recent years, according to a noted researcher and therapist who chose to have more kids much later than most women.
October 15, 2022
Daily Routines Can Slow Aging & Digital Safety for Kids
Recent research shows that regular activity not only helps older adults enjoy life more, but it improves their scores on cognitive tests. We'll talk to a researcher who found that having a daily routine results in healthier aging. Then, kids are getting digital devices at surprisingly young ages. An expert shares tips to help keep kids safe and avoid social media mistakes. And, are your eyes feeling tired? Digital eyestrain is affecting people of all ages, but an expert has some helpful advice.
October 01, 2022
Rising Credit Card Debt & How Many Friends Do You Have?
Are you carrying a balance on your credit card? About half of U. S. consumers are, and that means these card holders face higher costs due to inflation. We have tips to help you pay down debt and consolidate balances. Then, many people--especially men--have a limited number of friends. An expert says friendships are vital and shares ways to improve the number and quality of friends. And, when veterans leave the military, they may struggle with the transition to higher education or a new career. A researcher says there is assistance available and shares helpful advice.
September 24, 2022
Escaping Domestic Abuse & Frightening Facts About Online Reviews
A victim of domestic violence, who survived and later thrived with her own successful business, says survivors of domestic abuse should not let the experience define them. She'll share her inspiring story and offer advice to those struggling to escape abusive situations. Then, those online product reviews-- can they be trusted? A researcher says there are an astounding number of fake reviews on websites...so buyer beware! And the pandemic lockdowns greatly affected schools and students, causing learning losses that may take years to overcome. We'll talk to an expert who found that math scores took the biggest hit.
September 17, 2022
Supporting Organ Donor Families & A New Approach to Weight Loss
Tens of thousands of organ or tissue transplants occur each year in America. Behind each organ donation is a family reeling over sudden grief and loss. We'll hear from a woman who lost her teenage daughter to tragedy, but found new meaning by starting a foundation to support other donor families. Then, how effective is a self-guided approach to weight loss? Recent research says it can make a difference. And, an alarming number of American teens tried vaping last year. We'll hear about a disturbing study that examined what users are breathing in when they vape.
September 10, 2022
Those Teens and Their Phones & How To Organize Everything You Read/See/Think!
What are teenagers actually doing on their smartphones? One researcher says contrary to what many adults think, teens are not simply addicted to their screens--they're actually navigating a networked world. Then, just about everyone has a digital life, but how many of us are digitally organized and can find information when we need it? And millions of Americans share their homes with a dog, a cat or both! While the pets may be lovable, the indoor allergens and pollutants they generate can cause problems. A hygiene specialist has some helpful advice.
September 03, 2022
Raising Preschoolers in a Screen-filled World
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?
August 27, 2022
Starting the School Year on a Positive Note & Help That Works for Problem Gamblers
As school bells ring and the new school year begins, how can parents best arrange a family routine that's organized efficient and fun? We'll get helpful advice from a parenting expert. Gambling is more available than any time in history and that means the dangers for compulsive gamblers are greater than ever. How can those at risk seek help? And, plastic pollution is a major global issue, but innovative new ideas may offer ways to reduce the plastic that ends up in landfills.
August 20, 2022
The Best Ways to Invest
What is the best way to invest your hard earned money? Is it worth paying an investment professional to invest in the market for you, or should you do it yourself? Then, an education expert has advice for parents of stressed out kids- give them a greater sense of control over their lives while still maintaining parental control
August 13, 2022
Civilians Helping Soldiers Cope
Active duty military personnel who need private mental health services are now able to receive them, thanks to a nationwide civilian network of volunteer mental health professionals. Then, there has been a dramatic change in the number of women receiving college degrees in recent decades. What caused the change, and what does it mean for women and society?
August 06, 2022
Rising Rates of Concussion & A Surprising Benefit of the SNAP Program
For children and teens of certain ages, traumatic brain injury is the leading cause of death and disability, and ER visits for concussions have tripled in recent decades. Then, SNAP--the supplemental nutrition assistance program--has provided food to many lower-income Americans. But new research shows SNAP has another benefit. And, a recent study of patients who had knee replacement for osteoarthritis found that more than half of them had the very same risk factor.
July 30, 2022
Hot Enough for You & Simple but Wise Parenting Advice
How hot is too hot for the human body to function as it should? A recent study found that a combination of heat and humidity has a much greater impact on the body than previously thought. Then, obviously parents play a vital role in the development of children. We'll get some wise advice for parents to unlock their child's potential. And, did you know that while smart thermostats can save homeowners money, they also prompt inadvertent, widespread energy-demand spikes on the power grid? We'll learn how the hopes for green energy are affected by this serious problem.
July 23, 2022
Hunger and Poor Nutrition
How bad are hunger and poor nutrition in America? Unfortunatley, they are worse than ever, according to a recent study. Unhealthy food choices are a key factor. Then, retirement may cost more than you think, with healthcare and taxes taking big bites. We'll hear from an expert.
July 16, 2022
A New Hack to Prevent Violent Crime & Raising Entrepreneurial Kids
Violent crime is soaring in cities, large and small. But a research project has shown that providing financial help and behavioral therapy to those most likely to commit crimes reduces the future risk of criminal behavior. Then, parents who instill an entrepreneurial outlook in their children give them a can do attitude that serves them well into adulthood helping them achieve success. And, a recent study found that recent black immigrants and those who have been in the US for a number of years are less likely to die earlier than black adults born in the US.
July 09, 2022
Common Threads of Mass Shooters & Profiting From the Future
In an effort to reduce violence in society, experts have created a database to define the how and why of mass shootings. It reveals common characteristics of the shooters. Then, converging technologies are rapidly changing how Americans work and live. A renowned futurist says this will create massive wealth for those who can spot opportunity And, young girls today grow up in a world of social media and peer pressures but parents can teach and empower their young girls and offer much needed encouragement.
July 02, 2022
The State of The Gender Gap
What is the current state of the gender gap in today's workplaces? One expert says we must put aside the adversarial attitudes and find ways to bridge the gender divide. Then, why do certain products, movies, songs and other creations become huge hits, while others are virtually ignored? An author uncovers how to succeed in the age of distraction.
June 25, 2022
Lifesaving Warning Signs for Middle Aged Athletes & Money Stress for Women
A recent study of middle aged amateur athletes revealed, that among those having possible cardiac symptoms, only a fraction of them sought medical attention. An expert explains the danger signs, and what to do if they happen to you. Then, almost half of women surveyed say that financial issues negatively impact their mental health. We'll talk with an expert for some wise advice to take the stress out of your finances. And, the cost of airfare and hotels is higher than ever, putting the squeeze on vacation budgets. But there are ways to save money and stretch the dollars you spend this summer.
June 18, 2022
The Keys to a Long Life
Everyone wants to live a long, healthy life. New scientific research is showing us how to do it. One of the keys to longevity may surprise you. We will talk to an expert. Then, many people, particularly women, feel negatively about their body and how they look to others. A recent study reveals how to feel both stronger and thinner. And, the number of suicides among farmers and farm workers in the United States has remained stubbornly high since the end of the 1980s farm crisis. We'll explore the reasons why.
June 11, 2022
Car Tech to Keep You Safe & How to Prevent Teen Vaping
Carmakers have been working on it for decades, and yet the holy grail of a self-driving car remains elusive. But do drivers want self-driving cars or just improvements in driving assistance systems already in use? Then, vaping can have adverse health effects. What are the best anti-vaping messages to keep teens from taking up the harmful habit? And, experts have debated for many years why some people die young, while others live much longer lives. We'll talk to a Yale researcher who explains the critical difference between your biological age and chronological age.
June 04, 2022
Middle Class Philanthropy & What You Need to Know About Medicare
Many worthwhile organizations are supported by generous Americans. If you contribute to one or more non profit charities, you may not be aware of the benefits of planned philanthropy. We'll talk to an expert for some helpful advice. Then, Medicare is federally funded health insurance for Americans over 65. But choosing the right program can be stressful and complicated, and finding good advice is harder than you might expect. And, just about every business has at least one difficult co-worker. What can you do? We'll get advice from an expert on how to deal with jerks at work.
May 28, 2022
Recycling the Right Way
Every day, consumers diligently sort their trash, putting their recyclables in the recycling bin. But too often, they add items that can't be recycled. Then, the midlife crisis is real; mid-lifers reexamining their goals, and what really matters. A renowned life coach shares her story.
May 21, 2022
Reading to Aid Abused Children & the Effect of Noise on Your Heart
Many parents know that reading aloud to their children can help their development. But recent research shows that reading aloud can also triple a child's resilience at school, particularly those kids who have suffered maltreatment or neglect. Then, living in a noisy environment can be irritating, but it can also impact your health--even increasing the odds of having a heart attack or stroke. And, although the Social Security trust fund is projected to run short of funds beginning in 2034, we'll talk to an expert who is confident in the program's future.
May 15, 2022
Wise Advice on Decluttering & Keeping Kids Out of Foster Care
Many Americans would like to downsize or simply get rid of the clutter that surrounds them and in some cases limits their progress in life. If you're ready to bust the clutter, a decluttering and downsizing expert has advice for you. Then, a research study found a program to help families at risk for child maltreatment has successfully kept kids out of foster care. And, if you sometimes feel lonely or have negative thoughts, a recent study reveals a proven way to be more positive and feel less lonely.
May 07, 2022
An Alarming Drop in US Life Expectancy & Smart Ways for You to Start Building Your Savings
A recent medical study had disturbing findings: life expectancy for Americans is dropping, and our nation had the worst results among over 20 high income countries. What are the the reasons? Then, a financial expert shares tips on how you can start saving money and build wealth. His advice? Just buy now! And, we'll look at the effectiveness of a US National Parks program called "Every Kid Outdoors," which gives families with fourth graders free access to national parks for one year.
April 30, 2022
Inmate Education & Sleepless Teens
Many prison inmates can get vocational training and other forms of education behind bars. But after serving their sentence, those prison credentials can limit their chances with employers. Then, an expert says only 10% of today's teens get enough sleep, thanks to omnipresent screens, academic overload, night owl biology and early school start times. And, a recent Veterans Administration study found that rural veterans with mental-health issues were likelier to get online treatment after receiving iPads.
April 23, 2022
Overcoming Alcohol Addiction
When does alcohol become an addiction? How can we control the psychological and social pressures that lead to overdrinking? We'll hear from someone who beat her addiction. Then, most public infrastructure projects seem to take forever, and cost way too much. A top expert explains why, and shares some ideas to make things more cost effective.
April 16, 2022
Wise Advice for Teen Girls of Color & How Inflation Impacts Your Homeowner Insurance
An author has helpful advice for young women of color looking to find their voice, as they prepare for high school college and the job market. Then, inflation is causing home construction and repair prices to soar. That's reflected in the rising cost of homeowners insurance premiums. Do you have the right amount of insurance? And, is it okay to be negative once in a while? We'll explore what a prominent psychotherapist terms "toxic positivity."
April 09, 2022
Sticker Shock for Car Buyers & Bait and Switch Job Offers
In recent months, prices for new and used cars have skyrocketed to historic levels, with no end in sight. A car buying expert explains the reasons behind the sticker shock and has advice to help you get the car you need. Then, you accept a job offer based on promises made by the recruiter, only to find out the job is nothing like you expected. We'll have tips to help you avoid this dilemma. And, some of the most common drugs we take to relieve pain or fever have an effect one way or another on our immune systems. An Australian researcher will explain what you need to know.
April 02, 2022
Youth Mental Health Crisis & A Shocking Outlook for Tree Losses
A recent poll of found that a quarter of American parents said their adolescent-age child had recently seen a mental health specialist. Most said those visits were within the past year, reportedly due to the emotional trauma and isolation surrounding the pandemic. Then, invasive insects such as the emerald ash borer are killing trees nationwide. We'll talk with an expert who predicts over a million street trees will be killed in the next few decades. And, new research has found that a person's credit score can predict when they will die. The study's author will explain the two major connections between mortality and credit scores.
March 26, 2022
Surprising News About Wildfires and Climate Change & the Science of Too Much Pleasure
A surprising research finding--one that may impact climate science--was discovered when forestry experts measured the carbon released from trees during wildfires. Then, Americans have access to many pleasures: drugs, food, social media, gaming and much more. But one expert says too much indulgence can have a dark side, turning pleasure into pain. And, a recent study found that roadside trash originates very nearby, and remains in the environment for decades or more. We'll talk with an environmental scientist about ways to reduce the problem.
March 19, 2022
Escaping the Safe Space
Parents who put too much emphasis on trigger warnings and safe spaces may be limiting their kids' potential. An expert says parents should raise kids to have resilience and mental strength. Then, independent businesses are thriving, thanks to the red-hot gig economy. If you have considered going solo or want extra income, you'll want to hear our interview with an expert.
March 12, 2022
What You Don't Know About Social Security & Feed Your Head
Fewer than 1 in 5 Americans have created an online "my SocialSecurity" account to get a personalized estimate of their future retirement benefits. We'll learn why working Americans of all ages should care. Then, more than half of Americans' food intake consists of ultra-processed products with practically no nutritional value. We'll talk to a researcher who says you can overcome anxiety, combat depression, and reduce ADHD and stress with better brain nutrition. And, a shocking percentage of Americans who used alcohol and cannabis in the past year drove under the influence of one or both of the intoxicants.
March 05, 2022
Emotionally Resilient Daughters & Maximizing the Benefits of Walking
Today's technology has dramatically altered how young women think of themselves, learn about the world, develop social skills and communicate with others. It's up to parents to help their young daughters navigate the brave new world of digital media. Then, you already know that walking is good for your health. But you may not know the latest research on how to maximize the benefits of walking. And, in the wake of the pandemic, poison control centers across the country have been flooded with calls relating to children ingesting cleaning products and hand sanitizers. We'll learn three tips to help parents keep kids safe from these products.
February 26, 2022
Pitfalls of "Buy Now, Pay Later" & How to Retire and Not Die
We've all heard the sales pitches: "buy now and pay later," sometimes with zero interest. While these types of deals may seem attractive, one consumer advocate says these loans can turn into spending traps. Then, for those tired of the day-to-day grind, choosing to retire and do nothing sounds tempting. But doing nothing can quickly take its toll. For men who never had a dad, how can they learn about being a good father to their own children?
February 19, 2022
Entrepreneurship Advice & Can Women Save the Trucking Industry?
Ever dream of starting your own business? There are lessons to learn from small business owners who have faced obstacles. We'll hear from an Asian American immigrant who overcame her initial struggles to achieve success. Then, America has a major long-term shortage of truck drivers, but women make up only ten percent of the trucking industry. We'll talk to an expert who says women are better suited to be truck drivers than men! And, a fascinating study found that a nationwide move to 8.30 a.m. school start time could contribute $83 billion to the U.S. economy within a decade.
February 12, 2022
Attitudes of Aging & the Battle Against Drug Abuse
Recent research supports the concept of a brain body connection. Negative thinking about getting older can have a measurable impact on your health, and how you respond to stress. We'll learn about ways to reduce stress about aging. Then, it's estimated that 20 million Americans with substance abuse problems are going without treatment, in a crisis that claimed more than 100,000 American lives last year. One expert says it often doesn't help to refer to addiction as a disease. And, at the end of the day, is your to-do list mostly not done? We'll talk with an author who says no need to feel guilty or disappointed.
February 05, 2022
Shocking Pre-K Study & Being Prepared for Disasters
Do pre-kindergarten programs for America's youngsters work? The first statewide randomized controlled research of pre-K outcomes had surprising results, raising serious questions about the value of these programs. Then, disasters can happen anytime, anywhere. How prepared are you and your family should the worst suddenly happen? And, an environmental expert is sounding the alarm about microplastics in rivers, and the impact this form of pollution may be having on wildlife and humans.
January 22, 2022
Adoptee Reunions, Pressures on Girls Like Never Before & a National Blood Crisis
Modern technology such as DNA tests and online genealogy databases can change lives in dramatic ways. Many adoptees now have the means to locate long-lost parents and siblings. Sometimes the reunions are joyful; other times not so much. We'll talk with an adoptee to learn about the emotional landmines that sometimes accompany attempted reunions. Then, growing up today as a teenage girl is fraught with challenges, including more stress and pressure than ever before. We'll talk with an expert who says eight hours per day of social media exposure has had a profound effect on girls, one that parents can scarcely relate to. And, the American Red Cross has declared a national blood crisis for the first time in its history. A top expert outlines the reasons behind this urgent problem and how you can help.
January 15, 2022
The Pandemic's Effect on Hoarding and Youth Sports
Mental disorder symptoms have emerged or worsened for many people during the pandemic. Lockdowns and supply chain issues have also led to hoarding behavior. An expert explains what constitutes normal behavior in an abnormal time. Then, team sports have been a tradition for American kids, but COVID 19 worries and other factors have reduced the number of participants, impacting kids' health, fitness and academic performance. And automated external defibrillators might be increasingly available for use in the event of a cardiac arrest, but a recent study found that they aren't being used nearly as much as they should be.
January 08, 2022
Women's Competitiveness & Fixing Your Finances
A researcher studying America's gender wage gap examined the recent theory that women may be less competitive than men, with some fascinating findings. Then, can you use help managing your money? An author and former financial adviser joins us with tips to avoid money mistakes and dig yourself out of debt. And, recent research found that boys who participated in sports in early ages had less depression and anxiety in mid childhood.
January 01, 2022
Reforming Juvenile Delinquents
Recent research reveals ways to help juvenile delinquents steer clear of crime and jail time. We talk to the author of the research study. Then, can one minute of intense exercise really make a difference in your overall health? The answer to that question may surprise you.
December 25, 2021
Four Companies Controlling the Planet
Four companies, Google, Amazon, Apple and Facebook, have unprecedented influence over the everyday lives of Americans. Should greater controls be implemented? Should consumers worry about privacy? We'll have the story. Then, a recent study shows a link between domestic violence and abusive behavior in the workplace.
December 18, 2021
How to Know When Violence is the Answer
Is violence always wrong? A self-defense expert says sometimes violence is useful for self defense, and shares how to prepare yourself and survive violent encounters with criminals. Then, research shows that even young children can have racial bias. We'll hear from the author of that study.
December 11, 2021
US Birthrate Falls to Historic Lows, Do Taxes on Sugary Drinks Work & Sinking the Porch Pirates
2020 saw the lowest birthrate of any year in American history, part of a disturbing long-term trend. Why? And can this trend be reversed? Then, some American cities have levied a tax on sugary drinks, in an effort to raise money and cut obesity. We'll learn about a recent study that examined whether price tags that specifically mentioned the tax would change consumers' buying decisions. And tips to sink porch pirates during the holiday season.
December 04, 2021
The Best Way to Get to The Emergency Room
When a victim is shot or stabbed, what is the best way to get them to the emergency room with the best chance of survival, ambulance or private car? The answer may surprise you. Then, a recent study that people troubled by mental health issues set aside far less money for retirement than average. What causes the discrepancy?
November 27, 2021
The Effectiveness of Preschool & Football Concerns for Parents
Pre-Kindergarten programs can benefit children that attend them. But one child development expert warns that not all preschool programs are created equal. Then, recent research showed that kids who played tackle football at an early age had more cognitive and behavioral issues later in life.
November 20, 2021
Cutting Your Carbon Footprint & What You Need to Know about Glaucoma
Making the right food purchases can save you money, improve your health, and help the environment. An expert shares three simple changes to make in your shopping habits, that have surprisingly strong impact on your food carbon footprint. Then, a vital step to protect your vision is an annual eye exam. A leading glaucoma expert outlines the most common symptoms of the illness, who is at greatest risk, and why people of color are in the highest risk category. And, sleep problems are common in children and are known to detrimentally affect language and cognitive abilities, as well as academic achievement. We'll talk with an expert who led a study that examined the connection between sleep-disordered breathing and daytime sleepiness in children and reading skills.
November 13, 2021
Where to Put Your Savings & Predicting Teen Suicides
Millions of Americans have stashed some or all of their money in savings accounts. But are they earning any interest on the money? Why are rates so low right now, and when might they change? Then, researchers believe they found a scientific way to predict suicidal thoughts and behavior among adolescents. It's surprisingly accurate. And, a majority of today's teenagers are gravitating toward a skill-based education. One education analyst provider compared traditional college with skill training, to see which results in higher status jobs.
November 06, 2021
Mental Health at Work & the One Question to Ask in a Job Interview
1 in 4 American adults have some type of mental health challenge. At work, many of those sufferers hide their problem, to avoid being labeled by bosses and co workers. One expert says companies can help remove the stigma. Then, millions of Americans are looking for better jobs. What's the one question you must ask in a job interview? And, with millions of stay-at-home dads in America, how can dads navigate the responsibilities and challenges, while giving their kids the attention they deserve?
October 30, 2021
Living with Autism & the Most and Least Valuable College Degrees
What's it like to live with autism? We'll get the personal story of a journalist and author who says there are far too many misconceptions about autism. Then, the choice of a college major can have lifelong financial impact. We'll learn the results of a study that ranked the most and least valuable college majors. And, have you considered whether Facebook improves your life or makes it worse? We'll talk with an author who says we all need to re-evaluate the "Mental Nutrition" we consume daily, both online and off.
October 23, 2021
The ABCs of EAS & the Number of Daily Steps That Could Save Your Life
Are you familiar with the Emergency Alert System? We'll learn how how the national warning system on radio, TV and mobile devices can be a literal life saver. Then, did you know there's a minimum number of daily steps that cuts your risk of premature death from all causes by 50% to 70%? We'll get the answer from a researcher at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. And, for many Americans, work email has become a round-the-clock source of stress. We'll get some expert advice on how to limit the negative impact of your email.
October 16, 2021
The Cannabis/Heart Attack Connection & How to Recognize a Bullying Problem
A recent medical study had startling results: adults under the age of 45, who consumed any form of marijuana, had nearly double the number of heart attacks than those who didn't use the drug. We'll talk with from the co-author of the study. Then, according to published statistics, 1 in 5 kids aged 12 to 18 have experienced bullying. What to do if your child is a victim. And, advice on how to tame high cholesterol, from a Mayo Clinic and Johns Hopkins-trained cardiologist.
October 09, 2021
In-Car Pollution & Breast Cancer Over-Treatment
Pollution from motor vehicle traffic doesn't just happen in the atmosphere. It can also happen to the air inside your car. An expert shares research into the potential health effects of in-car pollution. Then, many women are not aware that a breast cancer screening may result in over diagnosis, followed by overtreatment. How can you make an informed decision?
October 02, 2021
The Future of Employment
Automation and robot workers may be signs of progress for some, but for teenagers and adults seeking employment, these changes can mean career worries. Then, Alzheimer's disease is impacting millions of American families. Are there ways to prevent and reverse the cognitive declines it causes? A medical doctor shares promising research findings.
September 25, 2021
The End of Cash & a New Meaning to Higher Education
Some experts are suggesting that Americans should stop using cash, especially larger denominations. These experts theorize that eliminating cash would cut down on illegal transactions and reduce tax evasion. Then, marijuana use among college students has risen over the past five years to historic levels, while their alcohol consumption is dropped. What are the reasons? And, a conversation with an expert who says a severe solar storm could plunge the world into an "internet apocalypse" that keeps large swaths of society offline for weeks or months at a time.
September 18, 2021
Rebooting Justice
Is America truly a nation with Justice for All? A legal expert says large numbers of ordinary Americans are being underserved by today's justice system. Then, death and injury rates from everyday accidents like car crashes and home fires are increasing. How can we get more people to stay safe?
September 11, 2021
Preventing Injuries From Falls & Long Working Hours Can Be Deadly
Falls are the leading cause of injury and accidental death among older adults in the US. Falls can also lead to premature placement in a nursing home. But the chances of falling can be greatly reduced. Then, the old saying "hard work never hurt anyone" may still be true, but working hard for too many hours could be a health hazard, according to a new report from the World Health Organization. And, professional astronomers have identified just 30 or so "active asteroids." We'll talk to the founder of a volunteer project, seeking thousands of citizen scientists to help with the search for these rare objects in space.
September 04, 2021
Protecting Student Privacy
Privacy advocates say its wrong for schools and vendors to collect and share the personal data of school students. Can laws regarding the use of student data be tightened? Then, is America raising a generation of couch potatoes? A study says nineteen year olds now get the same amount of exercise as 60 year olds.
August 28, 2021
How Long Can You Work & The Mind-Heart Health Connection
It may sound obvious: the longer than older Americans can continue working, the more money they'll have for a comfortable retirement. But how many older workers are capable of working longer? An expert shares research findings. Then, a top cardiologist says the mind-body connection is real--your thoughts can impact your heart health. And, it's not going to be a normal fall, as both students and parents must deal with the second school year of uncertainty and concerns connected to the pandemic. We'll get some wise parenting advice from a mental health professional.
August 21, 2021
The New Allergy Solution
If you suffer from allergies, you are not alone. Millions have them, and the numbers are growing. An allergy doctor explains why, and what we can do about them. Then, US students rank behind dozens of other nations in academic excellence. But whose fault is that. The answer, according to an education expert, is parenting.
August 14, 2021
Passengers Behaving Badly & the Glass Ceiling Isn't Broken Yet
As more and more Americans travel by air, reports are soaring of bad behavior by passengers. Some involve physical violence against airline personnel. We'll look at possible causes and solutions. Then, despite progress in recent decades, there still a significant leadership gender gap in American business, as even today, women fill just 6% of CEO positions at Fortune 500 companies. An expert says more mentoring might help. And, you may have heard about a national blood shortage but there's related life-threatening crisis: a shortage of plasma donors. We'll learn about the vital uses of plasma and how to find a donation center near you.
August 07, 2021
Finding Career Happiness & What You Need To Know About Social Security
If you're questioning your present career path, you're not alone! A top career coach says millions of middle income workers are wondering if they're living the life they want or if they can find a happier path. Then, are you overestimating the dollars you'll collect under Social Security? An expert explains how to learn exactly what your actual benefits will be. And, a new study finds that the number of children who receive medical treatment for abuse or violence has been dramatically under counted.
July 24, 2021
Why Healthcare Costs are Rising
The amounts Americans pay for health services can vary greatly. A medical doctor says consumers would benefit if detailed cost information was freely available in the healthcare marketplace. Then, every parent knows that kids have a tough time learning how to cross the street safely. But why, and what can parents to help with these life and death skills.
July 17, 2021
The COVID/Obesity Link & the Importance of Citizen Science
Recent research shows a strong connection between COVID 19 and obesity, especially in younger people. We'll talk with a researcher from the University of Oxford, who says one simple calculation can assess your risk of hospitalization or death. Then, citizen science has become a global force, as millions of amateurs contribute vast amounts of data on the natural world. But scientists have been reluctant to use the data. We'll talk with an expert who has devised a way to merge the professional and amateur data in order to answer important questions about our planet's biodiversity and how it is changing. And, nearly 90 percent of Americans believe it's important for families to gather each week for family meals. A recent study shows that positive results include healthier dining and better family relationships.
July 10, 2021
A Surprising Jump in Highway Deaths & Smart Advice for Medical Bills
Although there were far fewer vehicles on the road during the pandemic, traffic deaths in 2020 jumped over 7 percent. We'll learn why, and how can you stay safe as more Americans get back on the road. Then, health care in the U. S. is more expensive than ever. But can you fight the system and win. An expert says there are ways to reduce the cost. And, last year there was a double-digit percentage increase in reports of anxiety and depression symptoms, yet many struggling with these issues don't seek help. We'll get some wise advice from a man who has faced the same struggles and prevailed.
July 03, 2021
Suicidal Thoughts & A Surprising Group Is Targeted by Scammers
There's a disturbing trend among young people: A drastic rise in thoughts of suicide and self-harm. We'll hear from an expert who explains some of the possible reasons. Then, what age group is most likely to fall for telephone scams? If you guessed the elderly, guess again! We'll bring you the details.
June 26, 2021
Bridging the Racial Divide & A Surprising Tool to Fight Opioid Addiction
The racial divide in America appears to have expanded significantly in recent times. We'll hear from a civic leader and businessman who believes Americans can solve racial problems together. Then, opioid addiction is a widespread problem, but a recent study appears to show that a common low-cost supplement could greatly reduce opioid dependence and addiction. And, if a large long lasting power outage happened, how could you get emergency power for your family's survival? An expert discusses the most effective strategies.
June 19, 2021
Mass Shooter Prevention & New Guidelines for Colorectal Cancer
Is there a common thread to mass shootings in America? Recent research by a team of experts reveals that a large majority of the shooters do have something in common. Then, new guidelines for the prevention of colorectal cancer. Proper screening could save your life or the life of a loved one! And research into the long term economic effects of school closures and remote learning during the pandemic lockdowns shows significant financial losses for students in future years.
June 12, 2021
Human Trafficking & Finding a Life/Work Balance
Human trafficking isn't a matter of kidnapping people. One expert says it actually involves mind manipulation and threats--and the pandemic made the problem worse. What should you do if you suspect someone might be a victim? Then, how can you avoid career burnout and find the right balance between work and life? We'll talk to an expert. And, maybe you haven't noticed but there's a severe shortage of truck drivers in America, and sooner or later this shortage will impact you.
June 05, 2021
How to Survive a Nuclear Blast
If the unthinkable happened -- a nuclear strike against the US -- would you know how to protect yourself and your family? Then, a former NASA rocket scientist says there is a shortage of females in science and technology, and we need to change that trend. Plus, a hidden danger of self-driving cars.
May 29, 2021
How Wealthy People View Money
Regardless of your income level, you can learn to regard money as rich people do- building wealth by investing more and avoiding debt. Then, if you are facing a complex medical problem, it is important to get a second opinion, according to research by a leading medical doctor.
May 22, 2021
The Shocking Health of the Homeless & a New Approach to Traffic Safety
A surprising study from Ireland found that the physical condition of homeless people in their twenties, thirties and forties is similar to 70 and 80 year olds in the general population. We'll explore the possible reasons behind it and what can be done to help the homeless. Then, traffic deaths in the U.S. have remained nearly unchanged for many years. A new report offers a safer blueprint for road design that could save thousands of lives each year. And, parks and green spaces not only add beauty to cities and towns. We'll talk with the author of a recent study that found that they can also have significant health benefits.
May 15, 2021
Unlocking a New Source of Employees & Pharmacy Deserts in America's Cities
Growing companies are always on the lookout for talented people to hire. One expert says there's a massive pool of productive job seekers being overlooked by businesses. Who these people are may surprise you. Then, prescription drug users in some urban neighborhoods are living in pharmacy deserts, limiting access to vital medicines. Plus, basic steps for consumers who are struggling with debt.
May 08, 2021
Mental Health Issues Skyrocket & Recycling 101
A significant number of Americans suffer from mental health issues, but one expert says that number skyrocketed during the pandemic and lockdowns. Mental health services for kids rose 98 percent in just one year. Then, our nation loves to recycle, but there's much confusion as to what can be recycled. And most plastic waste goes straight to the landfill. And, many patients seek a second opinion before treatment for a complex medical condition. A study from the Mayo Clinic found that a shockingly few number of diagnoses were confirmed by a second look.
May 01, 2021
The ABCs of Tourniquets & How to Deal with Tough Times
Tourniquets save lives, and while the increased use of tourniquets has raised survival rates and reduced the need for blood transfusions, there are still many situations where tourniquets could be used, but are not. Then, from time to time every one of us faces difficulties in life. How we deal with these situations makes all the difference. Plus, a recent study found that 20% of pharmacies refuse to dispense a key medication to treat drug addiction. We'll learn why.
April 24, 2021
Child IRAs and Climate Diets
Experts predict that Social Security will start running out of funds in less than 15 years. But smart parents can help their kids retire with a healthy nest egg by setting up an investment fund today. Then, virtually every American can take simple steps to lower their carbon footprint by making changes in travel, commuting, investing, and even cooking. Plus, the most common misconceptions about clinical hypnotherapy and self-hypnosis.
April 17, 2021
Education and the Pandemic, Statin Drugs and Your Health
The pandemic has impacted America's education system in many ways. One positive aspect is the use of modern technology, with real time audio video interaction. Then, statin drugs can lower the risk of heart disease and stroke. One cardiologist from the Mayo Clinic says many more people should be taking them. And, millions of Americans are out of work, yet most small businesses can't find new employees.
April 10, 2021
How not to Spoil Your Kids
Are today's parents unintentionally creating an entitled Me generation of young adults? A legal expert says if you don't let kids struggle sometimes, they could turn out to be spoiled brats. Then, how much money could you save on fees and interest just by contacting your credit card provider? The answer may surprise you.
April 03, 2021
How Sketchy Are Those We Buy Houses for Cash Signs, and the Shocking Drop in Sperm Counts
You see and hear ads that say "we buy houses for cash." But what types of real estate investors are behind those ads, how are the transactions structured and what are the benefits and drawbacks to home sellers? Then, sperm counts among men in the industrialized world have plummeted by 60 percent in the past 40 years. Could this worrisome trend impact the future of the human race? And, they taste like energy drinks, but pack a wallop in terms of alcohol content. Supersized alco pops are sending a shocking number of young people to emergency rooms. We'll explain what parents need to know.
March 27, 2021
Your Biggest Mistake in Retirement Planning, and Helping Teenagers Thrive
Take whatever money you have saved for retirement, and cut it in half. That's what one top retirement planning expert says, because most of us don't realize the dramatic impact of taxes. But there are ways to minimize the pain. Then, rates of suicide, bullying and mental disorders are rising rapidly among teenagers, but there are specific ways to help young people thrive. And, the worldwide pandemic has led to the use and disposal of hundreds of billions of disposable face masks. Experts are concerned about the environmental impact.
March 20, 2021
Age Discrimination, & How to Motivate Your High School Student
Does age discrimination cause older women in the workplace to pull back from high-powered roles? One expert thinks so. She explains how older women can reclaim their confidence and power. Then, parents may think if a kid isn't showing motivation to work hard in school, that may never change. But recent research shows there's a key to unlock motivation. And, a tsunami of unemployment fraud is sweeping the states, costing taxpayers BILLIONS of dollars. We'll examine the reasons and what to do if you are targeted by fraudsters.
March 13, 2021
A Warning for Parents About Marijuana Legalization
As more and more states legalize marijuana, some medical experts have a warning for parents of teenagers- studies have shown that use of the drug by adolescents can have an adverse effect on brain development. Then, a recent study shows that female athletes have a higher risk of concussions than men.
March 06, 2021
Fighting Zoom Fatigue, Skyglow's Effect on Pregnancies, & Childproofing Your Home
Millions of Americans are participating in virtual meetings--otherwise known as Zoom meetings-- leading to a very real concern: Zoom fatigue. But there are ways to avoid video conferencing burnout. Then, surprising results of research has found that street lights, neon signs, and other nighttime light pollution can result in preterm births and underweight babies. And, every 30 minutes, a child in the U.S. is injured from a TV or furniture tip-over incident. We'll get critical advice for parents, on how to secure televisions in homes where young children live or visit.
February 27, 2021
Struggling Teenagers, the Surprising Importance of Insects, & the Texas Energy Meltdown
The pandemic lockdowns created many challenges for every American. A major one is social isolation, which has had a severe impact on teens and young adults. We'll talk to a counselor who says research has found high levels of anxiety and depression in this age group. He'll discuss the issue and the surprising value of video gaming, outdoor activities and jobs for young men who are struggling. Then, while they may be annoying, experts say humans couldn't exist without insects. We'll hear from an expert to learn why everyone should be concerned by studies that sound the alarm about plummeting insect numbers and diversity. The nation was shocked at the recent failure of the Texas electrical grid. Are other areas of the country at risk of similar outages? We'll find out from an energy fellow from the University of Houston.
February 20, 2021
Cutting Insurance Costs, Creating Disability-Friendly Workplaces
Are you paying too much for your insurance--possibly way too much? We'll talk to an expert to learn about possible discounts that can save you money. Then, how can workplaces be more supportive and accommodating to employees with disabilities, physical and otherwise? One of the nation's most respected diversity and inclusion experts says it all begins with having the right mindset. And a recent study found a surprising link between a student's achievements in music and math.
February 13, 2021
Credit Card Debt and Deaths of Despair Both On the Rise
Over half of adult Americans--who already owed money on their credit cards--added more to their card debt in the past year. A recent survey shows the millennial generation was hit hardest. Then, then a study of suicides and alcohol and drug-related deaths shows a disturbing rise in these “deaths of despair” over the past year. And, high blood pressure is unhealthy and your doctor may recommend a daily brisk walk to bring it down. But a recent study points to an even more effective activity to lower your blood pressure.
February 06, 2021
Kids and ERs During COVID, and Is Your Tap Water Safe?
The pandemic has changed many things. One troubling trend is that some parents wait longer before bringing their sick children to the emergency room. Then, is your tap water safe to drink?  It's common knowledge that chemicals are used to treat the your community’s water supply. But the chemicals used may cause unintended consequences. And, a recent study suggests that without the right messaging, wearing masks could actually lead to more COVID-19 infections.
January 30, 2021
Prescription Drugs and Children
Every day, US poison control centers get dozens of calls about kids being exposed to prescription drugs. An expert shares the disturbing facts. Then, the number of autism cases in the United States is rapidly growing. How are special education programs responding to the situation?
January 23, 2021
Growing Hunger In America & Heart Attack Disparities
When families in America don't have enough food to eat, they not only suffer from hunger, but other problems too, such as fatigue and depression. And the pandemic has only made things worse, Then, women face a significantly higher risk of death then men following a heart attack. What are the reasons? And how can survival rates be improved? And, how we spend and save our money is influenced by psychological factors and ingrained habits according to one expert.
January 16, 2021
Baby Bonds & the Best Renewable Energy Sources
Is there a better option than Social Security to fund the retirement of Americans? One financial expert thinks so! It starts with a small investment when a child is born and grows through their lifetime. Then, what's the best source of renewable power generation, solar wind or something else? The answer may surprise you. And, black children are removed from their families for abuse and neglect at much greater rates than any other ethnic group. An expert explains the role of race, poverty and substance abuse in the issue.
January 09, 2021
The EMP Threat & Is Virtual Learning Here to Stay?
It's a serious threat to life as we know it. It's called an electromagnetic pulse or EMP. Without government steps to protect the national electrical grid, all of us remain at risk. Then, when the pandemic finally ends, some schools plan to continue virtual learning, though some parents question its effectiveness. And, while COVID-19 has been the focus of so much attention this year, the opioid crisis has continued unabated and has even worsened, as more than 40 states have reported increases.
January 02, 2021
The Brain Defense
Does someone’s guilt or innocence in a court of law depend upon the condition of their brain? Some attorneys say brain health is a valid defense. Then, chronic illnesses such as Lyme disease have impacted millions of Americans. But a misdiagnosis can easily happen, leaving patients at risk for disability or even death.
December 26, 2020
Disaster Preparedness
Natural disasters can happen any time, and often reveal how unprepared people are to deal with them. A risk management expert joins us to ask some important questions about disaster prep. Then , offering a college education to prison inmates gives convicts a chance at a better life after incarceration. We’ll hear about how a college in prison program actually works.
December 19, 2020
Surprising Stats about African American Attorneys
It seems hard to believe, but according to government statistics, African-Americans make up less than 5-percent of attorneys in the United States. We talk to a successful black attorney who has advice for people of color seeking top careers. Then, when was the last time you bought auto insurance? A top expert says if it’s been a while, it’s probably time for some comparison shopping.
December 12, 2020
Age Bias & The Rise of Telemedicine in ERs
Treating older adults in ways that are less fair--otherwise known as age bias--is a widespread problem. As age bias increases Medicare costs increase while access to senior care drops. Then, there may be a solution to overcrowded hospital emergency rooms: telemedicine. Minor health issues and even some serious conditions can be managed remotely. And, the COVID-19 lockdowns harmed all Americans, but blacks were hit hardest. When will things improve?
December 05, 2020
Successful Women Speak Differently
Is it talent and experience that makes some women so successful, or is how well they communicate and are understood by other people? An executive coach shares career advice that can help you influence and connect with others. In the last few decades there have been dozens of school shootings. Now research finds a previously hidden factor.
November 28, 2020
The Most Stressful Jobs
If you think your job is stressful or a piece of cake, you’ll want to hear the list of the top ten most stressful and least stressful occupations, along with chances for career growth and income. Then, from life on the streets to a prison term, he turned his life around and is now a respected community leader.
November 21, 2020
Flu vs COVID-19 & Will Fitness Clubs Survive the Lockdowns?
The current flu season presents a unique challenge to doctors as Covid 19 cases continue to climb. What are the similaries and differences betwen the two diseases and what are the chances for a misdiagnosis? Then, today's technology is transformative, but an education expert says online learning does not allow teachers to assess the average student's progress. Plus, the coronavirus has slammed businesses of all kinds, including fitness clubs, which have been hit hard. Will gyms and fitness centers survive the pandemic?
November 14, 2020
Challenges of Remote Work & States Face Historic Cash Crunch
Chances are you or someone you know is working from home these days, as record numbers of adults, especially those earning higher salaries, now work full time from home. Two challenges: technical issues and less innovation. Then, states are facing the biggest cash crisis since the Great Depression, leading to serious cuts in spending and potential tax increases. And, recent research shows that kindergarten is an important foundation for a child's future academic performance all the way through age 17.
November 07, 2020
COVID-19 Ripoffs & New Online Risks for Kids
Scammers and telemarketing ripoff artists are using the coronavirus pandemic as a new weapon against America's senior citizens, targeting both those with cognitive decline and anyone who will fall for their financial scams. Then, today's kids are spending more time connected to the internet than ever, which can expose them to graphic content and non-stop cyberbullying. Plus, an effort to boost college enrollment rates among black and Hispanic students appears to be paying off!
October 31, 2020
Women in Space & Sharpening Your Money Skills
America is in a new age of space exploration and the commercial space industry is investing heavily in the future. A space flight industry professional says it's important for us to inspire girls to pursue STEM education. Then, do you practice smart money habits? Your financial decisions today can have a big impact on your future wealth. Plus, it's that time of year when America switches from daylight saving to standard time, but how does the time change affect our body and our sleep patterns?
October 24, 2020
Preventing Veteran Suicides & Avoiding Costly Health Risks
Tragically, the rate of suicide among US military veterans is rising. But why? A recent study reveals one possible answer to the question, which surprised researchers. Then, an expert reveals five major health risks that account for over $7 billion in preventable health care spending in America. And, the coronavirus has had a dramatic effect on school sports programs across the country. What can parents and students do to avoid the virus during sports activities?
October 17, 2020
Elderly Homelessness Skyrockets & America's Digital Divide
In the next ten years, the number of Americans who are both elderly and homeless is expected to triple--and that projection was made prior to the coronavirus. What can be done to address this growing problem? Then, there's a digital divide in our country as tens of millions of Americans have no access to broadband internet. Plus, new research shows that alcohol consumption has soared during the lockdowns, especially among women.
October 03, 2020
Your Online Privacy At Stake & Putting Convicted Felons to Work
With COVID-19, Americans are spending more time than ever online---for work, for school, for entertainment and socializing--but one expert says our online privacy may be at greater risk than ever. Then, we'll talk to the founder of an organization that employs only convicted felons. He named the business Second Chances Farms. And, they’re a common piece of furniture found in homes and offices, but you may not realize they cause thousands of serious injuries every year.
September 26, 2020
Preventing 50% of Heart Attacks & A New Twist in the Opioid Crisis
Recent research shows that a telemonitoring program to control high blood pressure cuts the risk of heart attack or stroke by about 50 percent, while saving close to $2000 in health costs per patient. Then, opioid addiction is on the rise but intervention programs may be falling short because many are taking multiple substances. And, relationships between the sexes can sometimes be confusing, especially so between teenagers. At what point does one person's attraction for another turn into stalking behavior?
September 19, 2020
Pandemic Effects on Non-Profits & Parkinson's Prevention
The pandemic has affected nearly all Americans. But among the hardest hit are non profit organizations, especially those serving local communities. Then, brain disease has become the number one cause of disability, with Parkinson's the fastest growing disease. One expert says there needs to be more focus on prevention. And, recent research shows more adults are suffering from symptoms of depression. COVID-19 and the lockdowns may be one factor.
September 12, 2020
Life-Saving Smartwatch & Lockdown-Related Alcohol Abuse
A prototype smart watch has been developed, that will monitor drug levels in your body, in real time. It’s wearable technology that will allow doses to be tailored to individual needs. Then, millions of Americans are quarantined at home. Many feel isolated, and this increases the risk of alcohol abuse. An expert shares warning signs and what to do if you need help. And, is America’s education system neglecting to teach young students about our nation’s history? Is it important that kids learn about the founding documents of our country?
September 05, 2020
Homework v Screen Time
Too much screen time and digital diversion for kids can mean less attention to studies. In particular, homework that doesn’t get done. A pediatric physician shares some interesting research findings. Then, a little-known insurance database can impact what you pay for auto and home insurance.
August 29, 2020
You Can Prevent Cancer & the New Challenges of Parenting a Teen
Cancer is preventable. Yet many Americans don’t practice early detection or follow the recommended guidelines to minimize risk. An expert shares the latest recommendations to help you and your family avoid cancer. Then, teenagers today face more anxiety and distractions than previous generations, which makes being a parent of teens more challenging than ever. And, is it good to vent? Or is giving in to the anger put your life at risk? The answer may surprise you!
August 22, 2020
Get it Together Before You Go
When your time comes to leave everything behind, will you also leave your loved ones a mess of unorganized papers? A consultant says now is the time to organize your records. Then, financing a college education for your kids can be a real challenge. But not if you plan ahead!
August 16, 2020
Healthy Food Choices & Preventing Rural Suicides
Your body functions best when you feed it healthy food. Yet, many Americans make the wrong food choices. We’ll have smart advice from an expert. Then, rural suicide is on the rise. An expert says gun control doesn’t work but there are other interventions that are effective. Plus, the debate about herd immunity and COVID-19.
August 09, 2020
Simple Weight Loss & Racism's Effect on Black Mental Health
Millions of Americans would like to lose some unwanted pounds. And recent research finds that intermittent fasting does result in weight loss, with few restrictions or complicated regimens. Then, an expert in mental health issues caused by race discrimination says many black patients are misdiagnosed and mistreated. And, domestic violence is skyrocketing, thanks in part to the COVID-19 lockdowns. An expert says some simple interventions can dramatically reduce the problem.
August 02, 2020
Smart Kids Getting Short Changed
The smartest kids in America grow up to be highly successful adults. But they may be getting short-changed in school, with most education systems putting the majority of their resources towards average students. Then, what lessons can be learned from trailblazing women who have reached the top in business? A journalist explains what it takes to break the glass ceiling.
July 26, 2020
Training a Safer Teen Driver and the Myth of the
Teenagers who get their drivers license at age 18 or later may be missing important safety training that’s usually given to younger drivers. A policy change could improve driver safety training at all ages. Then, if you bought into the stereotype of “mean teens,” recent research may surprise you. And, the COVID-18 lockdowns have led to a nationwide shortage of coins, leaving many businesses unable to make change. What caused the coin shortage and what’s being done about it?
July 19, 2020
Identity Theft
Identity theft has become an all-too-common problem these days. But today’s thieves aren’t just trying to steal your name- they want access to ALL your accounts. Then- have you ever heard of the gray gender gap between older single and married Americans? What’s the reason it exists?
July 12, 2020
Reopening Schools & Shrinking Consumer Choices
With school season approaching amid the COVID-19 situation, school administrators are struggling with decisions regarding the nation’s children and their education. An expert from the American Academy of Pediatrics says there are downsides to remote learning, and keeping kids at home all day. Then, you have noticed fewer choices on store shelves. But will the missing items return when the pandemic is history? Plus, some wise advice on preparing for college.
July 05, 2020
The Science of Persuasion
There is a secret to persuading others. Its about getting them in the right frame of mind before you ask them to do something. A marketing expert shares secrets to the technique. Then, computers are getting smarter every year. Will the time come where they replace doctors in diagnosing medical illness? We’ll have the story.
June 28, 2020
Suze Orman with Smart Money Moves, Plus the College Gender Gap
The US economy has taken some twists and turns in recent times. What are the best strategies for those who may be planning for retirement? And how can we make our money last a lifetime? America’s best-known financial advisor joins us with some sage advice.

Then, there’s a gender gap in higher education, with fewer men than women attending college. A researcher explains possible reasons, and offers some solutions.

And, thousands of tons of microfiber pollution are being released into the planet’s rivers and oceans each year. Why should this concern you? And how can you help solve the problem?

June 14, 2020
Do Layoffs Equal More Crime? Plus Ways to Prevent Alzheimer's
Layoffs and unemployment not only impact individuals, but recent research shows they can also impact society, with increases in property crimes and criminal charges. Then, recent studies reveal ways to prevent Alzheimer's disease and cognitive decline. And, what are the surprising benefits of families eating together?
June 07, 2020
Contract Tracing Scams and Ever-Changing Nutritional Advice
Contact tracing is considered an important tool in the fight against COVID-19. But the program has attracted scam artists. An expert shares tips on how you can avoid being a victim. Then, it seems every day, research tell us a certain food is unhealthy, then another study comes out, contradicting it. How can we know what to believe when it comes to nutrition? And, when sexual harassment happens in the workplace, chances are the company won't deal with the complaint properly. Why does this happen, and what can a victim do about it?
May 31, 2020
The Race for a Vaccine, Plus the Exploding National Debt
In the battle against the coronavirus, scientists around the world are working to find an effective vaccine. We'll talk to a a vaccine expert who says the race to the finish line involves big challenges. Then, US government debt is expanding at an unprecedented rate. We face a long path to recovery, once the current crises are resolved. Plus, what you need to know about COVID-19 testing.
May 24, 2020
The Importance of The Fifth Amendment
How much do you know about the Fifth Amendment? Some top scholars consider it one of our most important rights, and how you can avoid being wrongly convicted of a crime. We’ll hear from an expert. Then, there are vital prescription drugs that can cost you a fortune. But a journalist discovered how to get a wonder drug for thousands less.
May 17, 2020
Do Cloth Masks Work? Plus the Basics of Contact Tracing
Everywhere we go, we see visible signs of the pandemic, primarily people wearing cloth masks. But a top expert on respiratory health protection and infectious disease says there's no scientific evidence that cloth masks prevent the spread of COVID-19. Plus, tracing the sources of the coronavirus involves a lot of dedicated people. We’ll talk to an expert to learn what contact tracing is and why it is useful. And, online discussions are now referring to “Quarantine 15,” the weight gain associated with inactivity during the COVID-19 lockdowns. We’ll get advice from an expert from the Mayo Clinic.
May 10, 2020
A Secondary Healthcare Crisis, and Small Business Struggles
As if the pandemic wasn't causing enough health worries for Americans experts are now concerned about a secondary health care crisis due to a virtual halt of all screenings, surgeries and routine tests. Then, small businesses across the nation are struggling to pay their bills. A recent poll says over a third of small businesses won't be able to pay this month's rent. And the pluses and minuses of herd immunity, and workplaces and schools may change in the future as a result of the pandemic.
May 03, 2020
Travel Demand Building, plus Domestic Violence Rises Because of Lockdowns
Americans love to travel. A recent poll reveals a pent up demand, with millions eager to travel again once the pandemic fears are over. But the transition to normal travel may take some time. Plus, are domestic violence and child abuse cases more frequent during the COVID19 lockdowns? And, a recent poll that found that many Americans would avoid seeking medical care for COVID-19, out of fear of the potential cost.
April 26, 2020
Challenges to the Supply Chain, plus Smart Financial Moves
During the COVID-19 situation, shoppers have encountered empty shelves and limited products to buy, and assume the cause is hoarding. But an expert on supply chains says there's another factor causing the shortages. Plus, smart financial moves to make during the current economic downturn. And what to do if you haven’t received your stimulus check.
December 14, 2019
Shocking Increases in Death Rates
Recent research reveals an alarming increase in the death rate among working-age Americans. What are the reasons? And which states have the highest mortality rates? Then, students in Asia outperform kids from other nations. An American mom set out to learn why, to help her kids get the best education. Then, want to change the world? Find one thing that bothers you, then take action to fix it!
December 07, 2019
Mass Shootings and the Media
When a mass shooting occurs, media coverage is certain to follow. But, recent research says extensive media coverage of the killers may actually encourage others to kill. Then, Americans toss out billions of pounds of food each year. Yet many consumers are unaware of the impact food waste has.
November 30, 2019
Overweight America
Do you weigh more than you did years ago? Millions of Americans have packed on extra pounds. An obesity researcher shares the facts and what we can do to shed the extra weight. Then, teaching students to read with comprehension is vital. We’ll have tips from an expert instilling a love of reading in kids.
November 23, 2019
Does Inflation Hit the Poor Harder?
The percentage of Americans living in poverty may be higher than official estimates. A recent study reveals that the rate of inflation may hit those at the low end of the income scale harder. Then, millions of Americans suffer from it. It may be connected with serious illness. Yet many who have the problem are reluctant to admit it. And, a recent study found there's a sweet spot between success and failure than can maximize learning.
November 16, 2019
The Value of a College Degree?
Most college freshmen say they are attending college to get a better job. But the reality is, many college graduates will earn less than typical high school grads. Then, if you think cutting down trees has a big impact on the environment, think again! Recent research on the effects of deforestation may surprise you. And, it's heartbreaking statistic: a child dies every five days in a train accident. What can parents do to prevent these tragedies?
November 09, 2019
Black Teen Suicides on the Rise
Suicide attempts are rising among black teens in America, while early signs of suicidal tendencies get harder to spot. A recent study explores the reasons for this puzzling trend. Then, shocking new research reveals that only a fraction of older Americans are in traditional jobs with benefits. That is causing many people to fall badly behind in saving for retirement. And, a recent study found that the more a baby weighs at birth, the more likely it is that the child will have food allergies.
November 02, 2019
Gambling Addiction and Educational Sabotage
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. Then, we look at a little-known form of psychological abuse: educational sabotage. And, we learn about a cutting-edge chemical process that may be able to recycle plastics cheaply and efficiently.
October 26, 2019
Disrupting Racism, One Friend at a Time
What’s one way to dispel racism? An author says racism can be disrupted, one friendship at a time. Then, a top psychiatrist says America is having a mental health crisis. Many who need help are ending up in prisons or on the streets. And, can we predict a kindergarten student’s future success? One simple test may be the answer.
October 19, 2019
Homelessness Plus Our Amazing Capacity to Learn
Homelessness is surging across America. Why are there so many homeless people? One reason may be that those needing treatment for serious mental illness aren't getting it. Then, an education expert shares the latest research into the human brain and learning receptivity. And, how many Americans live healthy lifestyles? The answer will shock you!
October 12, 2019
Helping High Schoolers Lose Weight, plus Women in Engineering
Obesity is a growing problem among school-age kids. But a new program for high schoolers helps students lose weight, and keep it off! We'll talk to the scientist behind the project. Then, more women these days have degrees in engineering, which can pay well. But why do many of them later decide to change careers? And, going green with your home or business is a great way to save money and energy. But how can you take full advantage of the technology?
October 05, 2019
The Death of Local News plus Healthcare Myths
Many locally-owned newspapers have shut down across the country, while others have been taken over by large corporations. How do these changes affect local communities, and can digital news really replace traditional papers? Then, what you know about healthcare may be wrong! A top doctor shares medical myths that may surprise you. And what can do done to discourage tobacco use among young people? We will take a look an innovative new strategy that is making a difference.
September 28, 2019
The (Non-Financial) Cost of College to Families
Attending a private four-year college is pricier than ever, averaging $50,000 a year. A recent study shows the toll this can take on middle-class families in ways that go beyond the financial burden. Then, a recent study of parents who use marijuana shows they are more likely to abuse or harshly discipline their children. And, kids who are organized tend to do better in school, according to an expert.
September 21, 2019
How To Raise a Reader
No matter how young children may be, they gain much when parents read to them. Our expert guest says once a child can reach on their own, the benefits are far greater. Then, ever feel distracted when you try to focus? The problem may be clutter! A de-cluttering expert shares some helpful advice to help you boost your productivity. And, kids pay more attention to politics that you think! A researcher offers advice to parents to help their kids better understand the candidates and the election process.
September 14, 2019
How to Outsmart Scam Artists
Today, identity theft and fraud are happening everywhere, partly due to modern technology. A top expert and FBI advisor shares simple strategies to outsmart today's ripoff artists. And, do you ever feel stressed? We'll hear from a neuropsychologist who reveals ways to turn off stress and find relief. And, America may soon be facing a STEM worker shortage.
September 07, 2019
Better Parenting Through Science
Parents know all too well that family, friends and so-called experts can dish out loads of advice on raising kids. But, much of that advice can be wrong, according to Prof. Emily Oster from Brown University. Plus, how much do you know about Health Savings Accounts? Roy Ramthun is an expert known as Mr. HSA and he explains the benefits of HSAs, how to avoid overpaying for medical services and how to shop for you own HSA. And, how are the societal costs of dealing with the opioid crisis being paid?
August 24, 2019
Changing the World One Plastic Bottle at a Time & Ways to Help Autistic Kids
Hundreds of millions of tons of plastic are produced annually. An expert says a significant part of the plastic ends up in the ocean, taking a toll on marine life and our environment. Plus, for people with autism, employment opportunities can be limited, but teaching job readiness skills can make a big difference. And a study that found that teens are more likely to have their first experience with illicit drugs during the summer months.
August 17, 2019
Homeless Teenagers & Bias Toward the Disabled
There are over 4 million homeless youth in America in any given year. InfoTrak explores why so many leave home, how they survive on the streets and what can be done to help them. And many people are biased toward people with disabilities. And, efforts to shift away from fossil fuels and replace oil and coal with renewable energy sources can help reduce carbon emissions but may cause increased inequality.
August 10, 2019
College Students, Social Media and Drinking
Many college students use social media. Research shows that students who often post comments and photos about drinking may be at greater risk for alcohol abuse. Then, a behavioral expert says gender equality at work is good for business, and shares quick, low cost ways that companies can use to reduce bias and boost performance.
August 03, 2019
Escaping Domestic Abuse
Domestic abuse is a major problem. Unfortunately, the victims usually get little help. An expert shares warning signs that abuse is happening, and what to do about it. Then, research shows that only a small fraction of retirees sign up for social security at the most profitable time. You be shocked at how much Americans are leaving on the table.
July 27, 2019
The Health Benefits of Church
A health researcher says attending religious services more than once a week could extend your lifespan by over 30 percent. Is this something you doctor should know? Then, smartphones are great for keeping in touch, but there may be downsides, such as restlessness and lack of focus. You’ll hear the results of a recent study.
July 20, 2019
Don't Trust Online Reviews
If you rely on online product reviews when deciding what to purchase, you could be short-changing yourself. We’ll have the results of a recent study that may surprise you. Then, how many hours of sleep do you need? Getting enough shut eye is critical if you want to perform at your best.
July 13, 2019
Burglar Behavior
We have the results of a fascinating international study of burglars, that reveals how thieves find vulnerable homes, where they go once they are inside, and which items they often steal. Then, there is power in a diverse work force. Yet many companies don’t go the extra mile towards being inclusive. We’ll hear from a business expert.
July 07, 2019
Short Workouts Still Work
Think you don’t have the time to follow an exercise program? A fitness expert says just a one minute workout can give you REAL health benefits. Then, kids join gangs for all the wrong reasons. A research study now shows that gang membership can cause mental health problems.
June 29, 2019
Tornado Forecasting
Does it seem like our nation has been experiencing more tornados than usual? A weather expert weighs in on that, and offers some life saving advice to keep you and your family safe. Then, a vast amount of water is pumped out of the ground each year for productive uses. But is all that demand impacting our rivers?
June 22, 2019
A Simple ‘Weigh’ to Avoid Vacation Weight Gain
Many adults gain a pound….or two or three… during vacations or holidays, and never lose those pounds. We share a daily 20-second activity that can help you avoid weight gain. Then, millions of Americans are stressed due to an epidemic of anxiety. A psychotherapist has advice to reduce the stress.
June 15, 2019
The Retirement Piggy Bank
We’ve all heard the advice to save money for retirement. But one piece of advice that seems to be missing is how much money we should be setting aside. An expert answers that question, along with more advice. Then, recent research has found that there may be harmful chemicals in certain food packaging. A scientist shares advice on what to look out for.
June 08, 2019
Push-Ups and Heart Health
What’s a better way to measure cardiovascular health than the typical treadmill test? The answer may be as simple as seeing how many pushups you can do. Then- where does recycled waste end up? Knowing the answer to that question encourages consumers to recycle more.
June 01, 2019
Disappearing Rural America
What’s happening with rural America? Populations are shrinking, as rural counties wrestle with long term declines and job losses. Then, does power encourage a culture of bullying and harassment in the workplace? And what is the best way to address those problems without fear of retribution?
May 25, 2019
Winning the Money Game in College
It’s a fact- going to college costs a lot of money. But how much you pay depends on how much you know. An expert shares tips to help you avoid taking on debt. Then, if you get a ticket while driving these days, your insurance rates may spike. How much? An insurance analyst has the details.
May 18, 2019
Transitioning from College to the Real World
For many college graduates, transitioning to a rewarding career can be a challenge. Are colleges really preparing students for success in the professional world? Then,food poisoning infections have increased nationwide, as diagnostic tools have improved. An expert has helpful advice to avoid becoming the next victim.
May 11, 2019
The State of Medicare and Medicaid
Millions of Americans are counting on Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid for support in their golden years. But these programs are facing serious financial challenges in the years ahead. Then, teens that spend countless hours unsupervised on the internet may later become targets of adult sexual predators.
May 04, 2019
The Measles Epidemic
Measles is an extremely contagious virus. And reportedly, the disease is spiking worldwide. But most don’t realize that measles can be fatal, and there are dangers for those who survive the disease. Then, despite safer designs and warning labels, the rate of injuries from lawn mowers remains high. Too often, youngsters are victims of these accidents
April 27, 2019
How Algorithms Are Shaping Our Lives
In today’s high-tech world, algorithms are shaping our decisions on a daily basis. But are there risks in giving artificial intelligence so much control over our lives? Then, a leading psychology expert says that bias occurs naturally in everyone. In come in to play even when we try treating others equally.
April 20, 2019
The Recycling Crisis
Every wondered what happens to the stuff that you toss in the recycling bin? For decades, America’s recyclable waste was processed in China. But now, the Asian giant refuses to accept most US recyclables. Then, recent research shows that kids that participate in team sports may have greater brain development, and lower rates of depression.
April 13, 2019
Being Prepared if Terror Strikes
With stories about terrorism in the news, its natural to wonder how you would respond to an attack close to home. We’ll hear from a domestic counter terrorism expert. Then, an inspirational story of redemption from a former prison inmate who turned his life around and now mentors young people.
April 06, 2019
Breaking the Bamboo Ceiling
Recent data shows that while many Asian American excel in academics, they are no more likely to end up in top management or professional careers. One factor: The so-called bamboo ceiling. Then, what leads to binge drinking among young people? An expert says it may be the need for social acceptance.
March 30, 2019
An Arresting Statistic
Americans born after the early 90’s have a less than stellar claim to fame- they’re much more likely to be arrested than those that are older. And those arrests and convictions can have life-long consequences. Then, veterans are being warned of a coming public health crisis- recent research shows higher rates of heart disease among vets.
March 23, 2019
How to Survive a Heart attack
Few things are more scary than a heart attack. It can mean sudden death. But research by a top cardiologist reveals a routine habit we can follow that will boost our chances of survival. Then, innovative planning and design can make American cities much more livable. We’ll talk to an urban design expert to get the story.
March 16, 2019
Saving Money on Air Travel
Many Americans are planning to travel this year. We’ve got money saving trips for airline travel based on research into airline pricing strategies. Then, how much money will you need for retirement? A lot depends on when you choose to retire. An expert shares advice on what you need to fund your golden years.
March 09, 2019
The Ripple Effect of Student Loan Debt
Student loan debt doesn’t just take a financial toll. Research shows a majority of Millennials are postponing milestones, like marriage, buying a home or car, and more. Then, could the prescription drugs you use be counterfeit? Phony pharmaceuticals are a real problem. What’s being done about it?
March 02, 2019
Uncle Sam and Your Retirement
If you or someone you know is planning for retirement, those IRA or 401K savings may not be worth as much as expected. Uncle Sam is going to take a chunk of it. Then, changing your lifestyle can have dramatic effects on your health. It can reverse chronic disease and slow down aging, according to a renowned medical doctor.
February 23, 2019
Timing is Everything
What’s the very best day to launch a new project or take on a big task? Timing is everything. Research reveals key dates when your odds of doing well are higher. Then, acceptance of marijuana use among Americans has skyrocketed in recent years. A recent study explains the changing attitudes towards he drugs.
February 16, 2019
Closing the Wage Gap
If you are a woman who wants to negotiate her way a higher salary at work , an expert says you need to change how you think about money. Then, a top attorney talks about the decision to divorce; what factors to consider, is it the right choice for you, and the impact social media is having on divorce rates.
February 09, 2019
Tax Time Scams
As Americans get ready preparing their tax returns, criminals are busy too, looking for ways to scam tax payers out of their money. A security expert shares what you can do. Then, a psychologist says women at work are treated worse by other women, than by men.
February 02, 2019
Ending Work Addiction
In today’s high stress world, how can we reliably have good health, happiness and peace of mind? An expert shares what he discovered, and the benefits are many- helping let go of anxiety and feel good every day. Then, recent research reveals a consistent factor in nearly a third of motor vehicle deaths, yet it gets little attention as a safety issue.
January 26, 2019
Breast Cancer Preventive Care
Research shows African-American women at high risk for breast cancer do less than white women when it comes to getting preventative care. What can be done to encourage this potentially life saving care among all women? Then- want to lose your bad habits and get some good ones? A performance expert says the best way is to make tiny changes.
January 19, 2019
An Unusual Path to Addiction
Imagine having your wisdom teeth extracted by a dentist. Not exactly a pleasant thought. But what if that procedure led you to an opiate addiction? Living a life and running a household takes time and labor. But one expert says we can do much better by doing less.
January 05, 2019
The Importance of Discussing the Issues
Our nation’s future depends on the youth of today. One top educator says getting students to discuss controversial issues now will make them better citizens later in life. Then, if you haven’t changed your credit cards in years, you might be missing out on some valuable benefits.
December 30, 2018
Armed Teenagers
Why do some teens start using weapons while others do not? A physician studied the factors involved, and some of the reasoning may surprise you. Then, do you think money management is to complicated or too much of a hassle to deal with? We talk to an expert who says personal finance can be incredibly simple and easy. He shares the formula with us.
December 22, 2018
Do You Need College
A college education is often seen as the best path to career success. But with tuition costs soaring and most courses having little practical value, some say a four year degree is not worth pursuing. Then, can your mindset determine how abundant your life will be? A consultant and coach says stopping to count your blessings can lead to lifelong success.
December 15, 2018
Vacation Weight
After your last vacation, did you bring home some extra baggage in the form of unwanted fat? Many of us gain weight on vacation and those extra pounds can be tough to lose. Then, have you ever snapped, or had a violent outburst? An expert says it can happen to anyone.
December 08, 2018
America’s Gambling Addiction
Millions of Americans are hooked on gambling. Dozens of states are addicted to the money it brings in. But one expert says our national gambling addiction takes a big toll on society, one that we are all paying for. Then, vibrant communities don’t just happen. They are built by citizens who are involved and take action.
December 02, 2018
Student Athletes and Scholarships
You’re the parent of a high school athlete, and you’re hoping their talent on the athletic field will lead to a scholarship for your son or your daughter. But a doctor says the odds of that are surprisingly low. Then- despite America’s vast array of housing, many older Americans struggle to find homes that are affordable, accessible and supportive of seniors.
November 10, 2018
E-Cigarette Addiction
Users of e-cigarettes, particularly young adults, may think these products are less addictive than regular cigarettes. But a researcher says Juul brand e-cigarettes have a high potential for addiction. Then, many young consumers think status and self-worth are tied to the products they own. How can we change this materialistic thinking?
November 03, 2018
Live Like a Millionaire
Living like a millionaire isn’t what most people think it is. Wealth building starts with living below your means and sticking with smart money strategies. Then, we can all breathe easier these days, as air pollution has dropped over the last 20 years. But a scientist says we still have a way to go to eliminate all health risks from the air we breathe.
October 27, 2018
Seniors in Bankruptcy
Older Americans look forward to their golden years. But an increasing number have been forced into bankruptcy, due to unplanned expenses or a lack of retirement savings. Then - a recent study found that boys – not girls – are more likely to report being victims of dating violence.
October 20, 2018
The Bank of Mom and Dad
It’s not unusual for parents to provide a monetary helping hand to their kids. But a recent study shows that today’s parents are giving their adult children a staggering amount of financial support. Then, as the seasons change, so does the rate of gun violence. A crime analyst compares the shootings during hot and cold weather.
October 13, 2018
Prepping for Flu Season
It’s that time of year- healthcare providers urgently remind us that another flu season is on the way. Last year’s influenza was among the deadliest ever. We’ll hear from a medical expert. Then- is reading going out of style? Fewer teens are reading books and print publications as social media use skyrockets.
October 06, 2018
Inside the Opioid Addiction Crisis
Countless Americans have been impacted by the opioid crisis. The addiction effects people from every walk of life. A former addict tells how others can be helped. Then - parents naturally protect their kids from harm. But an expert says being overprotective of your child can cause lifelong problems.
September 22, 2018
Making Healthier Choices while Eating Out
Knowledge is power when it comes to healthier eating. A recent study shows that restaurant patrons order lower calorie foods when menus display that information. Then, research into plastics containing BPA led to recommendations to avoid it. But should alternative plastic products be avoided too?
September 09, 2018
How to Communicate with People You Disagree With
These days, it can be hard to voice an opinion without ruffling someone’s feathers, especially on social media. We talked to a social activist who offers a set of tools to help Americans bridge the divide. Then, you’ll hear from a journalist who studied the origins of America’s opioid addiction crisis. Why are these drugs so firmly entrenched in the population?
September 01, 2018
Eating Out
You are trying to watch your weight, so fast food is out. But what about meals at other types of restaurants? A top nutritionists says most will overfeed you too. Then, modern technology can be a blessing and a curse. A security experts says now hackers can attack you in new and unexpected ways.
August 11, 2018
How to Help Your Parents and Protect Your Kids
If you are one of the many Americans who have kids as well as aging parents, you are in the so-called Sandwich generation, and that means thoughtful estate planning in necessary to protect your entire family. Then, a recent study shows that even when a child is arrested as a minor, their mothers never lose hope that the child will grow to be an upstanding member of society.
August 04, 2018
Safe Childcare
A recent survey showed that a majority of parents struggle to find childcare facilities with high standards for health and safety. We’ll hear from a researcher about the most critical things to look for. Then, medical care mistakes can be deadly. A physician has potentially life saving advice for you to help prevent medical errors.
July 28, 2018
The Confidence Game
Think you’re way too smart to fall for a fraud or scam? We’ll talk to an expert who says a talented con man can convince anybody that they are the real deal. Then, as parents and teachers struggle to prevent bullying among kids, researchers have found a better way to curb that behavior.
July 21, 2018
The Whistleblowers Handbook
Tax fraud costs our nation billions in lost revenue, while corporate crime hurts stockholders. But whistleblowers are helping curb both these rip-offs. Then, a grammar expert shares some common word mistakes and says it’s how people speak that really shapes our language.
July 15, 2018
Women and the Ambition Decision
How do the goals and ambitions of women change as the years go by? Two women went back and interviewed dozens of their female college classmates to find out, and learned that the conventional wisdom about women and ambition doesn’t always apply. Then, a psychologist says parents can raise their kids to be kinder and more caring. The result is a happier family life.
July 08, 2018
Buyers and Sellers
You might think the economics of buying and selling only apply to financial purchases. But an expert believes these rules also impact your chance of finding a job or getting in to a good college. Then, a top doctor says you can drastically cut your risk of heart attack or stroke just by making the right decisions.
July 01, 2018
Why We Work
Why do people work? Most would say to make money and pay the bills. But a researcher says it goes much deeper than that. Then, most people want to help others. But often our decisions are based on emotions rather than on what will actually make a real difference.
June 24, 2018
Taking Ethics Seriously
Almost every day it seems there are stories about workplace misconduct. Are business ethics a relic of the past, or are they more essential than ever in the workplace? Then, do you wish you could get a better night’s sleep every night? We’ll talk with a medical doctor and top sleep expert who shares advice and proven techniques to help you get a great nights sleep every night.
June 03, 2018
Overstressed Students
Some say our nation’s educational system is completely broken, and needs a total makeover. An expert has strategies that she says can fix things fast. Then, is clutter in your home or workplace holding you back? Just about all of us deal with piles of papers and unanswered emails. A clutter-busting professional shares his secrets on cleaning it all up.
May 26, 2018
Safeguarding Children From Predators
Parents of young children can’t watch over them 24 hours a day, with activities such as sports and summer camp. What safeguards can be set up to ensure your kids will be safe from predators? Then, how is it that some people struggle to find true wealth, while others do not? We’ll talk to an expert.
May 20, 2018
Anti-Cancer Living
Cancer remains a leading cause of death. Scientists predict a significant upswing in cancer cases over the next two decades. We’ll talk to a cancer-prevention doctor with tips on how to stay cancer-free. Then, we live in a high-tech world. Yet system-wide failures seem to happen much more often. Why?
May 13, 2018
The Lack of Tech Jobs for African Americans
A recent report on the state of Black America reveals that African-Americans are among the top owners of mobile devices. But they aren’t being fairly considered for jobs at social media or technology companies. Then, prescription opioid abuse has become a major problem. Now, research shows opioids are a fast-growing factor in fatal car crashes.
April 28, 2018
America is Failing Basic Science
Think you know much about basic science? Like what causes tides in the ocean, or the difference between astrology and astronomy? The results of a recent study may surprise you. An expert says over parenting is harming today’s children by not letting them make healthy mistakes. We’ll have the story
April 22, 2018
Advice to Women on Climbing the Career Ladder
Do women face specific and different roadblocks than men when it comes to climbing the career ladder, and do many women make the same common errors when it comes to managing their workplace advancement? A woman’s leadership consultant shares her advice. Then, recent research shows that over a third of all students at many colleges and universities don’t get enough to eat.
March 31, 2018
Small Town Government
A vast number of Americans live in small cities and towns, were citizens volunteer to serve on local boards and commissions. But how effective are they when it comes to decisions of zoning, planning and other important matters. Then - the Americans with Disabilities Act is considered a major piece of civil rights legislation. We’ll hear the suprising story of how the law came into existence.
March 25, 2018
Are Self-Driving Cars Safe
It seems like the stuff of science fiction- a robotic car that needs no human driver. That dream has come true. But is it a dream or a nightmare? Then, every day, accidental medicine poisoning sends over 100 youngsters to the emergency room. And some of them don’t survive. What can parents do to protect their children?
March 11, 2018
How Dependable is Renewable Energy
When it comes to America’s energy needs, wind and solar power are free of carbon dioxide emissions. But how dependable are these sources for meeting our energy demands? Then, are you addicted to your smartphone? A science journalist joins us to share advice on how to make your phone less intrusive.
March 04, 2018
Women on Wall Street
Who is better at investing money- men or women? And does your investing style really matter? We’ll have the story. Then, is it possible to predict adult criminal behavior by studying kids? The results of new research say yes.
February 18, 2018
Americans Experiencing Poverty
How many Americans will actually live at the poverty level at some point in their lives? The answer to that question may surprise you. Then, busy parents of school age kids have plenty to think about. Like how to pack a healthy lunch for their children every school day. We’ll have tips from an expert about preparing balanced lunches your kids will actually want to eat.
January 27, 2018
Balancing Work and Life
It’s a constant struggle for most people: trying to stay on top of everything in your work and personal life without falling behind. We’ll have the story. There’s a big insurance gap in America; over a third of parents with young children have no life insurance at all. We’ll hear from an expert with tips on how to protect you family’s future
January 07, 2018
Screen Time and Depression
Can too much screen time be deadly? Research shows nearly half of teens who logged lots of daily screen time have suicidal thoughts or tendencies. Then, millions of Americans are struggling with debt. A finance expert shares advice at getting out of debt and has ways your family can generate some extra income.
December 30, 2017
Tips to Land that Job
You sent your resume hoping to get hired, but nobody responded? It’s a common complaint. We speak with a top career counselor for social media advice and other tips to help you land a job. Then, do poverty and stress affect a young child’s ability to absorb knowledge? Recent research has the answer.
December 23, 2017
Your Birthday and Disease: Are they connected?
It may sound unbelievable, but scientists say they’ve found a way to correlate the month you were born with your risk of contracting certain diseases. Then, is the system used by local governments used to attract big business in need of a makeover? We’ll hear from an economist who does not pull any punches.
December 17, 2017
The Car Insurance Gender Gap
When it comes to buying auto insurance, research shows there is a significant gender gap. And there’s not much anyone can do about it. Then, you might assume that hard drug use is most common among younger people. But one expert says drug use is skyrocketing among older Americans.
December 03, 2017
The Top Challenges for Teens
Teenagers can experience greater challenges and stress in today’s digital world than ever before. Parents play a greater role for teens than they may even realize. We’ll hear from a recognized teen advisor. Then, research shows that most mental health patients benefit from regular exercise, improving their mood and reducing anxiety.
November 26, 2017
Men and Annual Checkups
Do American men care more about maintaining their cars than maintaining the health of their bodies? The results of a new survey may surprise you. Then, many of today’s workplaces have employees spanning the generations, leading to communication breakdowns and conflicts. What is needed to make them all work together smoothly?
October 28, 2017
ID Theft and Tax Fraud
For victims of Identity theft, there is a danger many are not aware of- tax fraud. Someone can use your personal data to steal your tax refund. Then- not everything that is posted on social media is true. Yet research shows that people tend to trust whatever their online friends tell them.
October 15, 2017
Social Media Blunders
When it comes to expressing yourself on social media, does your freedom of speech outweigh the rights of your employer? Can your boss fire you for posting something offensive? Then, gluten-free is all the rage these days. But how many people are actually gluten sensitive, and what are the symptoms?
September 17, 2017
The Credit Hack and Your Privacy
A recent hacking attack reportedly exposed over 140 million credit files of Americans. How serious was the data breech, and how can you protect yourself against identity theft? Then, a former FBI defense tactics instructor explains the steps women can take to avoid becoming a criminal target.
September 09, 2017
The iGeneration
The first generation that spent their adolescence with smart phones- the so called iGen Generation- maybe significantly underprepared for adulthood. Then, more and more bike riders risk death on the roads, as bicyclists fatalities rise by double digits. Who is at fault? Car Drivers, according to our expert guest.
September 02, 2017
Protecting Your Personal Data
Nearly everything about you, from your personal identity to your personal interests are being tracked and monitored. Should you be concerned about this? Then, what steps to success can society offer African-American youth? We talk to an author and speaker who says mentoring and education are critical needs.
August 26, 2017
Drinking and Heart Disease
You may have heard that drinking moderate amounts of alcohol protects against heart disease. But recent research reveals that may not be the case. Then, do you ever visit online political message boards? They are often filled with nasty comments. A recent study has fascinating findings about people who post on message boards.
August 19, 2017
Teaching Kids to Love Nature
With today’s kids glued to video games and smart phones, how can parents help their children appreciate the wonders of nature and the great outdoors? One expert shares some good advice. Then, on top of sky-high tuition, textbooks cost college students a fortune. But now, open source books offer a cheaper alternative.
August 12, 2017
Strength-Based Parenting
The things parents say to their children can have a huge impact on them- either good or bad. An expert says praising a child’s strengths has a powerful effect. Then, research shows your mindset- how you think about your fitness- can affect your risk of premature death.
July 30, 2017
Creating the Future of Higher Education
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.
July 23, 2017
Distracted by Your Smartphone
Most people would agree a smartphone is an essential part of modern life. But are we paying the price in terms of constant distraction and lack of focus? Then, diet drinks are supposed to help us keep our waistlines trim. But a new study shows that diet soda may increase belly fat.
July 02, 2017
7 Simple Steps to Financial Freedom
What secrets can we learn from the world’s greatest investors? And how can we use their strategies for our own financial goals? We’ll have the story. Then - mental illness can strike any one at any time. If it happens to you or a loved one, what are the treatment options, are they affordable, and can we change how others view the mentally ill?
June 25, 2017
Phased Retirement
What’s the number one question you should ask yourself if you are at the age most people consider leaving the work force? The answer to that could affect your lifestyle for years to come. Then- research into consumer behavior reveals why we choose to eat what we do, and how that behavior affects our weight, as we hear from a consumer behavior specialist.
May 28, 2017
The Right Way to Recycle Your Phone
When it’s time to upgrade to a new mobile phone, what should you do with your old phone? An electronics recycling expert shares some ideas. Then, the human brain can stay sharp while we age if we train it to do so. A neuroscience researcher says its never too soon to start.
May 13, 2017
Surviving Domestic Violence
Why do people get trapped in abusive relationships, sometimes for years or decades, and what can they do to escape? A domestic violence survivor shares her harrowing story. Then, a recent research study shows the average teenager on social media may get exposed to some risky content, and some parents may not be aware of it at all.
April 22, 2017
Investing in the Future
When it comes to money and investing, are you still acting like it is the 20th Century? Technology and science are rapidly moving ahead. A top investor says these days, you need to think ahead of the curve. Then, food addictions can make it extra difficult to lose weight. We’ll hear from a weight loss expert who has tips on healthy eating and long terrn weight loss.
April 16, 2017
Study Drug Abuse
Unless you are a college student or a recent graduate, you may not have heard the term study drugs; prescription pills that supposedly make students perform better. Then, what’s the best way of keeping juvenile delinquents from making more trouble? One expert says the answer isn’t jail.
March 18, 2017
Income and Education
Are America’s public schools doing a bad job of educating our kids? We’ll hear from a top educator who says the real factor behind student performance is a family’s income level. Then, it seems like millions of people are addicted to technology. A marketing expert says today’s tech products are irresistible to many consumers.
February 25, 2017
The Retirement Crisis
Are millions of Americans headed towards a retirement time bomb, with major shortfalls in the funds they need to pay their bills? One expert says it will be a crisis situation.

How good are you at math? The answer may surprise you. And in today’s world, math skills are more important than ever.
February 18, 2017
The Opioid Epidemic
Millions of Americans are addicted to opioids, such as heroin and oxycodone. But a psychiatrist says part of the issue is the way we look at addiction. Then, research shows a significant link between dementia and a common every day substance.
February 04, 2017
Using Technology to Find a Better Job
If you are in the job market, technology and social media skills can make all the difference. We have some great advice to share from a career expert. Then- imagine your tap water being so expensive, you can’t afford it. A researcher says some Americans may actually experience this in the near future.
January 28, 2017
The Growing Issue of Sex Trafficking
Today, in every corner of America, predators are targeting young, underage victims to bring them into the sex trade. Which kids are most at risk, and how can we protect them. Then, good communication skill is vital on the job. It can make everything run more efficiently. We’ll hear from an expert.
January 14, 2017
The Gig Economy
Today’s gig economy is made up of independent contractors, doing what they enjoy, making extra money, and being their own boss. We’ll have the story. Then, have you ever had to deal with a difficult person? Most of us have. It can be aggravating. What is it that makes certain people so hard to get along with? And how can we help them change?
January 07, 2017
Why It Is So Hard to Quit Smoking
Quitting cigarettes is a smart thing to do. But it isn’t an easy thing to do. We have helpful advice from a treatment specialist who says the best thing to do is not start smoking in the first place. Then, getting along with others, especially those from very different backgrounds can be challenging. An executive explains some ways to overcome bias.
December 31, 2016
The Photoshop Effect
A perfect face and body are unattainable for most people. Yet the media offers a steady stream of physical perfection. Do all of those photoshopped images effect how women see themselves? Then, the internet help us connect with others. But are smartphones and the web keeping us from being alone with our thoughts?
December 24, 2016
Get Focused at Work
Do you ever lose focus while doing your work? If so, distraction may be the culprit. And the biggest cause of distraction probably isn’t your coworkers. It’s that screen you stare at all day long. Then – if you want to perform at your best, good nutrition is the key. But have you left healthy meal planning off of your to-do list?
December 17, 2016
Age Discrimination
There are lots of anti-discrimination laws on the books, regarding race, color, religion or gender. But on law is often overlooked, and may effect millions of Americans. Then, when you shop at a mall or major retailer, experts say you are being spied on. And the reason why may surprise you.
December 03, 2016
The Dangers of Teen Drivers
Research shows that teenage drivers have a higher risk of fatal crashes. Should states toughen up the rules for teen licensing? And what role do parents and educators play?

Then- victims of stalkers can suffer in many ways, especially when victims are young. But defining actual stalking behavior among teens isn’t always easy.
November 26, 2016
Teaching Innovation
Real creativity and innovative thinking may seem like rare qualities. But an education expert says these skills can be taught to children by their parents. Then, can an ancient technique actually reboot the immune system, and make chemotherapy more effective? A medical doctor shares the amazing details.
November 05, 2016
Are You Really Ready for College
Each year, millions of young people head off to college. But how many of them are really ready? We’ll talk with an education expert who shares what students need to know to be prepared for their college years. Then, how can companies help employees who suffer from depression? The answer can help turn lives around, while boosting workplace productivity.
October 15, 2016
Saving the Libraries
Are libraries a thing of the past in today’s high tech digital world? We talk to a top author and library advocate who says they remain more vital than ever. Then, how can you lead a more fulfilling life at work and at home? A psychologist shares three factors that can help you be happier and more satisfied every day.
October 08, 2016
Getting the Most from Medicare
If you or someone you know Is eligible for Medicare, are you getting the most out of it while paying the least? We’ll talk to an expert who cuts through the confusion about this vital program. Then, when it comes to genetically modified foods, there is a lot of controversy. We’ll hear from a journalist about both sides of the debate.
September 24, 2016
Teen Suicide Prevention
Teenage suicides can happen in clusters, compounding the tragedy. What are the reasons, and why do they happen in one town and not another. Then, have you experienced bullying at your job? It happens far more often than you think. We’ll share strategies to deal with the problem.
September 17, 2016
Strategies to Help Kids Thrive
How do kids learn to behave and how to succeed in life? It’s not by what their parents say, but by the examples their parents set. A leading psychologist joins us with the story. Then, are you prepared to live to age 100 and beyond? We’ll have advice on how you can plan for a long life and a long retirement.
September 10, 2016
The Perfect Password
How can you make the passwords you use online more secure, but easier to remember? We talk to a computer science expert for the surprising answer. Then , a former FBI kidnapping negotiator shares tips and tactics to help you get better deals.
September 03, 2016
When Altruism Isn't Enough
Every day in America, 12 people die while waiting to receive an organ transplant. We talk to a medical doctor who has a lifesaving solution to this crisis. Then, we’ve all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But a university research study says that may not be true.
August 27, 2016
Are You Prepared for a Disaster
How prepared are most Americans to deal with disaster, such as flooding, major storm damage or other catastrophes? We’ll find out from an expert. Then, when a company asks you to go green, recycle and reuse, what is your motivation to participate? A marketing expert reveals the hidden factors in consumer decisions.
August 20, 2016
Prescription for Disaster
Nearly every day, 50 Americans die from legal pain pills. A leading expert has the details and shares how you can avoid becoming a statistic. Then, ever dream of having a glamorous high paying job? As you’ll hear, those top jobs aren’t all they are cracked up to be.
July 30, 2016
Bringing Back the Dead
Human beings don't live forever. But some of us pass on before our time is up. That's where the science of reviving the recently dead comes into play. Then, a shocking one-third of American adults haven't saved a penny towards their retirement. What does this mean for our country's future? Are their any positive trends among our nation's savers?
July 23, 2016
Startling Statistic on Child Abuse
Current estimates on child abuse in America may be far from accurate, according to researchers. We’ll have the story and possible solutions to the problem. Then, with people living longer, the definition of retirement is out the window. Aging boomers are facing many social and legal challenges.
July 16, 2016
Children and Weight Loss
Obesity is a growing problem for school age Kids. But a new program for high schoolers helps students lose weight and keep it off. Then, more women these days have degrees in engineering, and which can pay well. But for some reason, many are choosing to change careers. We’ll have the story.
July 09, 2016
Rethinking Resumes
Are you a job seeker or looking to change careers? We have advice from the dean of career development. His advice has help millions to career success. Then, we live in an age of overindulgence. If you make life too easy for your kids, how will it affect them as adults.
July 03, 2016
Smartphone Theft
Millions of smartphones are stolen each year. And the risk go beyond just losing a phone. Do you know how to protect yourself? Then – it surrounds the planet and it sustains us. But does the water we drink now hold the risk of death and disease? We have the disturbing facts.
June 25, 2016
Nice Kids Finish First
Do bullies win in life over nice kids? An educational psychologist says despite our dog eat dog world, nice kids do finish first. Then, can computer science help you make better decisions in your daily life? An expert has a surprising answer.
May 28, 2016
Sexual Harassment in Middle School
Sexual Harassment may seem like an adult issue. But it is happening with middle school children, too. We have an interview every parent should hear. Then, millions of families are feeling the financial squeeze. How many are living paycheck to paycheck? The answer may surprise you.
May 07, 2016
The Truth About Retirement Plans
If your retirement nest egg seems to be laying an egg, we've got a top expert to help you jump start your financial plans. Then, would you know what to do in a sudden medical emergency? Could you save a life? We will bring you the critical details.
April 23, 2016
The Next Wave of Innovation
Technology has advanced in amazing ways over the past twenty years. We’ll hear from an internet pioneer who says a third wave of innovation is coming- one that will impact us in interesting way. Then, think you lead a healthy lifestyle? Research shows that only a tiny fraction of Americans actually do lead healthy lives.
April 09, 2016
Compete in Today's Job Market
Getting a new job or getting ahead in your career is tougher than ever. We’ll hear from a top career coach who has tips to help you survive and thrive. Then, millions of Americans suffer from chronic pain. Some say its or biggest health problem. If you or someone you know has chronic pain, this is an interview you will want to hear.
March 19, 2016
Pedestrian Fatalities and their causes
Going for a walk is supposed to be healthy, not fatal. But last year pedestrian deaths in the US had the biggest increase in history. We’ll tell you why. Then, millions of Americans suffer from depression. Researchers tried an odd combination of activities that lowered symptoms by 40-percent
March 12, 2016
The Battle Within
What do military combat veterans find when they come home? One army veteran says they face another battle that they never trained for. Then - do you worry about your chances of getting a serious heart disease? We talk with a medical doctor and heart attack expert who has a plan to prevent heart attacks , stroke and diabetes.
January 09, 2016
Planning for Retitrement
If you or a family member is trying to plan for retirement, the process can be overwhelming. We talk to an expert who shares ways to simplify the decisions. Then, millions of child car seats were recalled for defects. But less than half were fixed. We talk to a child safety expert to get the facts every parent should know.
January 02, 2016
The Crime Numbers Game
When crime numbers go down, it’s good news for everyone. But what if those numbers were manipulated? We talk to a former police captain. Then, seventy-five percent of three to five year olds are in some form of child care. And an expert says these kids aren’t getting enough exercise.
December 26, 2015
Preventing Child Abuse
They are the most vulnerable ones in society- Our children. Yet thousands of kids are abused each year by adults, many of whom never thought they’d lose control. Then, could your dream retirement end up becoming a nightmare? We’ll talk to an expert on how to keep your nest egg from getting cracked.
December 19, 2015
Smartphone Insomnia
What is it that millions of Americans are doing in their bedrooms at night that’s wrecking their daytime productivity? You’ll be surprised by the answer. Then - we’ll hear from a top professor of psychiatry on the secrets of the teenage brain.
December 12, 2015
The Purpose of Payday Lenders
You've probably heard negative stories about those check cashing services. But one urban policy expert says they fill an important need for low income Americans. Then, rental housing costs have jumped in the last decade, putting the squeeze on millions of people. We look at the reasons for the rise.
November 28, 2015
Advice from the Wisest Americans
They say wisdom comes with age, and our nation’s older generations have a lot to share. We’ll talk to an expert who says we all need to tap into this hard earned knowledge before it’s gone. Then, as America’s unemployment crisis continues, you may be asking where did the jobs go?
November 21, 2015
Marijuana's Impact on Teens
Marijuana Is making headlines, as several states legalize it. But can teenage marijuana use have long-term effects? A recent study had eye-opening results. Then, why do we buy what we buy? You may be surprised by the psychology behind consumer choice.
November 14, 2015
Teacher Burnout
Many young people dream of becoming teachers. Buck a shockingly high number of new teachers burn out in a few years and find a new career. We discuss the trend with an award-winning educator, Then, it's a profession most people dread dealing with, but must at some point in their lives. An expert tells how to clean it up and make it better,
October 31, 2015
Fixing a Broken School System
Some say our nation’s educational system is completely broken and needs a total makeover. But an expert has strategies she says can fix things fast. Then, is clutter in your home or workplace holding you back? Just about all of us deal with piles of papers and unanswered emails. A clutter-busting professional shares his secrets on cleaning things up.
October 17, 2015
Career Change
Thinking of a new career? Americans reportedly change careers seven times on average. If you are thinking of a new career, we've got what you need to know. Then, what happens after a police officer is involved in a shooting? The details may surprise you.
October 10, 2015
Stalking on the Rise
High profile stalking cases sometimes make the headlines. But the total number of cases each year may shock you - three point five million and rising. We have the story. Then, if things sometimes seem hopeless or overwhelming, we’ll hear from a man who says taking responsibility at home or in the office can change everything in your community.
September 26, 2015
Movie Ratings
Are movies getting more violent? And if so, is the movie ratings system still effective at helping parents make the right choices for their kids? Then, a recent study of college graduates reveals a disturbing trend- one that could impact our nation’s future.
September 19, 2015
Women of Wall Street
Who’s better at investing money – men or women? And does your investing style really matter? Then, is is possible to predict adult criminal behavior by studying kids? A new study says yes. We have the story.
September 05, 2015
Women and Alcohol Abuse
Over the past several decades, women have made major strides in catching up to their male counterparts in many areas of life. Unfortunately, one of those areas is alcohol abuse. Then, we often hear about deadbeat dads in the inner city. But an expert says that term isn’t accurate.
August 29, 2015
Super Agers
There are millions of Americans age 85 or older, and a select few have extraordinary memory. Why are these so-called super agers sharp as a tack? Then, American students are well behind the education levels of other countries. What are the reasons, and what can be done to improve things?
August 22, 2015
Food Rights
There is an epic fight under way for a little known concept: Food rights. Should government decide what you should eat, or should consumers decide? Then, parents can get stressed out and end up yelling to get their kids attention. We’ll talk to an expert who has tips to stay calm and end those daily battles.
August 15, 2015
Rethinking the Hiring Process
Trying to find a job in today’s economy? Or are you a boss looking for a great hire? We talk to a top headhunter, and what he says may surprise you. Then, should how we measure your child’s IQ be scrapped? An educator says we must move to customized testing.
July 25, 2015
Are Your Prescriptions Killing You?
Prescription drugs are meant to make you healthy. But millions unintentionally misuse them, and that can be deadly. Then, is today’s digital world damaging parents’ relationships with their kids? The answer may surprise you.
July 18, 2015
The Big Business of Heart Health
With heart disease being the #1 killer of Americans, heart health has become big business. There’s lots of money behind those medical tests. But are they all necessary? Then – if making decisions all day wears you out, you’re not alone. It’s called decision fatigue, and its more common than you may think!
July 04, 2015
DUI and its Impact on Your Career
Getting stopped by the police for drunk driving can not only get you arrested, but potentially harm your career. We’ll have the story. Then, os the American education system colorblind? We talk to an expert who says major barriers are still in place for minority students at America’s top universities.
June 27, 2015
The National Parks
They are an incredible part of America’s Heritage- our National park system. If you’ve visited some of them, and think you know all about them, you don’t. We have an inside look that may surprise you. Then, countless public places have banned smoking. What’s the effect? A new study says the benefits are many.
June 06, 2015
PSTD and Stroke
What do combat veterans, assault survivors and stoke victims have in common? They can all develop post traumatic stress disorder. We’ll have a startling interview. Then, think young adults are abandoning libraries and print books for e-books and other technology? Think again.
May 23, 2015
Increasing your Job Security
Is there a way you can make yourself indispensable in today’s economy when companies are cutting costs and job security is a thing of the past? An expert tells you how you can increase your workplace value. Then, we often hear of the importance of colon cancer tests. But are too frequent tests harmful? We have the surprising facts.
May 02, 2015
Who Owns The Future
We live in a digital world where new technology promises everyone newfound wealth and success. But one expert says the reality is not living up to the hype. Then, somewhere in your car, there’s a hidden device that you may not even be aware of. But it’s tracking your every move.
April 25, 2015
The Secrets to Maxing Out Your Social Security
You might think that Social Security payments are one size fits all. But the benefits system is more complex than most people realize. Then, Alzheimer’s is a very costly disease for America’s healthcare system. What are the odds that you’ll get the illness, and why is treatment so expensive?
April 11, 2015
Creating the Future of Learning
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.
April 06, 2015
Happy Money
Is there a scientific formula behind smarter spending? We’ll talk to an expert to get her secret recipe for buying happiness. Then, it’s a startling statistic, and a grim one; The suicide rate among middle aged whites has increased dramatically. But what’s behind the numbers?
March 21, 2015
Dealing With Addictions
There are all kinds of harmful addictions and bad habits, from drugs to alcohol, gambling or porn. One expert says there’s no single path for defeating them. Then, Is there a key to making America’s struggling cities more vibrant and successful? We talk to a city planner and design expert who says he’s discovered the secret formula.
March 14, 2015
Inspiring Innovation
If today’s most essential skill is innovation, how can we spark an innovative attitude in today’s young people? Then - is it possible to never be sick another day in your entire life? How about finding a simple way to stay vibrantly healthy? An MIT Grad shares his secrets.
February 15, 2015
Salt, Sugar and Fat
Are you hooked on certain foods? Millions of Americans are. An expert says processed foots are a major source of salts, sugars and fats. Then, social media is a great way to stay connected. It can also make a major difference for anyone hunting for a job in today’s economy.
January 31, 2015
Preventing Crime Against Women
The FBI statistics are scary - One in four females in America will be a victim of violent crime. We have expert advice to help you stay safe. Then, it’s fine to make money as long as it’s not counterfeit money. We’ll get the details on the latest way the government is fighting the problem.
January 03, 2015
Getting Our Children to Love Reading
Everyone agrees that it’s vital for kids to read. But are they reading? We’ll talk to an expert who reports some shocking statistics. Then - if you’re an investor, do you know the seven deadly sins of 401K investing? We’ll show you how to avoid common money mistakes.
December 27, 2014
New Ideas on School Reform
Are school reformers getting stuck in yesterday’s ideas? How can we improve our nation’s schools? Then - do you really know what’s in the food you eat? The startling answers might surprise you.
December 20, 2014
A New Perspective on Osteoporosis
Medical experts sometimes advise us to take a certain supplement for our health, and then later say it might harm you. We’ll have the story. Youth violence seems to be a constant in the news. The police deal with the aftermath. But how do we deal with prevention? We’ll get the facts from an expert.
December 06, 2014
Profitable Diversity
America’s diverse population has helped make this country great. And diversity can also make companies more profitable. Countless people spend time and money seeking personal finance advice. But how reliable is that advice?
November 29, 2014
Cheating in School On the Rise
Here is a shocking fact: over half of students say theyve cheated in school. And while parents may want their kids to be honest, is the pressure to succeed winning out? Then, you might think only old people get Alzheimers disease, but surprisingly, it can affect younger people too. Well have the story.
November 15, 2014
Lawsuits and the Emergency Room
If you or a loved one are rushed to the hospital for emergency treatment, probably the last thing on your mind is a lawsuit. But you can bet that’s what the ER docs are thinking about. Then, race is a part of everyday life. But where does America stand in the nation conversation on race, and where is it going?
November 08, 2014
Mortgage Discrimination
A woman and man apply for a mortgage. Does it matter whose name appears first on the document? The answer will surprise you. Then, the addiction treatment industry grabs headlines. But does it help people overcome their dependency on drugs and alcohol? We talk to an expert for an insider’s view.
November 01, 2014
Which Cancer Screens are Necessary?
You might think that all types of cancer screenings would be good to have, But a top physician says many of the tests are a waste of money, and could put your health at risk. Then, everyone gets angry from time to time, but out of control anger can wreak havoc in our personal lives and on the job.
October 04, 2014
The Sobering Truth
Can you tell if someone is an alcoholic? We’ll talk with a top medical doctor, a recovering alcoholic himself, who shares the shocking health effects of years of alcohol abuse. Then, these days there’s a big bad world out there of bad guys and predators. A top criminal profiler shares advice for parents on how to keep their daughters safe.
September 27, 2014
The Challenges of Low Income Parents
Do parents in lower wage jobs face more challenges in raising good kids? We’ll talk to an economist whose research findings may surprise you. Then, adoption has been around since humans first walked the Earth. But today, adoption practices have changed in dramatic and fascinating ways.
September 20, 2014
Helping Others Through Social Media
Want to make a positive difference in the world? Millions of people do. And now social media is making it possible for anyone to help people all over the planet. Then, a once-barely recognizable disorder now impacts millions, including a shocking number of children. It’s called ADHD, and we have ways for parents to deal with it. And, what you can do to avoid BPA.
September 06, 2014
The Concussion Epidemic in Youth Sports
Millions of school-aged kids love participating in sports. But parents should be aware that collision sports involve the risk of concussions and head injury. We speak with a top neurosurgeon about the risks. Then, a new study reveals that Americans waste an astonishing 40 percent of food.
August 09, 2014
A Hidden Weapon in the War on Drugs
Just about everyone has heard about America’s war on drugs. But there’s a little known weapon in the government’s legal arsenal you may be unaware of. It’s called forfeiture, and it could cost you your personal property. Then – counterfeit goods and online piracy are a financial menace for American business large and small. A top attorney will tell you how to avoid becoming a legal target.
August 02, 2014
Changing Business from the Inside
If the primary goal of Corporate America is to earn a profit, does that conflict with making the world a better place? We’ll have an eye-opening interview. Then, every parent wants to raise successful kids. But real success may not be measured by report cards and college degrees…
July 26, 2014
Girls Get Curves
A Hollywood actress and renowned math expert says girls can do anything, from excelling at math to reaching their highest goals. Then, getting rid of bad habits can help us. But can adding a few good habits change your life for the better?
July 19, 2014
Facts About Food Allergies
Allergies in today’s kids are on the rise, especially food allergies. But why? We’ll examine a new study with surprising results. Then, most people would agree that there are things in the world they would like to change. We talk to an expert who says we can change the world in as little as five minutes a day.
July 05, 2014
The Cost of Youth Sports
Tens of millions of American kids participate in youth sports. But have fun and games turned into big business? Then, the days of bargain airfare and convenient travel are long gone. And that is affecting families in a big way. Plus, what drivers ed is NOT teaching your teen.
June 28, 2014
Why Good People Can’t Get Jobs
Millions of Americans are looking for work. We'll talk to a top expert who explains why good people can't get jobs. Then, we hear a lot about reducing our carbon footprint. Now, we'll share a few practical tips that anyone can apply.
June 22, 2014
The New Geography of Jobs
Millions of Americans are looking for jobs. And countless others want a career boost. If you are among them, where you live might be limiting your chances. Then – veganism is increasingly popular. We’ll hear from an expert on the benefits of a meatless lifestyle.
June 07, 2014
A Threat to the American Dream
How much do Americans know about our country? The answer may shock you; One in three can’t pass a basic civics test. The same test that is given to immigrants. Then, it seems almost as complicated as a moon launch – preparing to send your kid to college. We’ll hear from an expert.
May 03, 2014
Curbing the Violence
Violence at work and on school campuses, sometimes with tragic results, seems far too common. But one expert says there are ways to diffuse the anger. Then surveys show that the public’s trust in the news media is at an all time low. But why has it happened, and can anything be done about it?
April 20, 2014
Women and the Corporate Ladder
A recent study revealed that corporations may be shortchanging future growth by not promotion more women to senior positions. But what can women do differently to land those top jobs? Then, a science writer believes we can all look forward to an abundant future, because technology and other factors will transform life as we know it.
April 05, 2014
Why We Get Fat
Countless Americans are fighting the battle of the bulge, struggling to lose the pounds and keep them off. We’ll talk to an expert who says that hormones are the key to life long weight loss. Then, it may be human nature to blame others when things go wrong at work. But doing so could crash your career.
March 22, 2014
Losing the War on Drugs
It’s a war that never seems to end: the War on Drugs. But is our drug war a winnable one? We’ll talk to a law enforcement expert to get the full story. Then – looking for a great job with a secure future? Believe it or not, jobs like that are out there. A top employment advisor shares the details.
March 15, 2014
Depression and Your Child
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.
January 04, 2014
Raising Smart Kids
This week’s episode is a special look at children and parenting. First, millions of parents are using the television as their child’s babysitter. But the result may be kids who struggle later in life. Then, a well informed child is a safe child. What should you tell your child about school shootings and other racts of violence? We talk with an expert for some answers.
December 28, 2013
Preventing Alzheimer's
Every seventy seconds, another American is diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. Will you be one of the millions? Then, is our high-tech world leaving teens struggling to communicate? Parents can help their kids learn to speak, write and connect with others.
December 14, 2013
Warning Signs of Layoffs
Are you at risk of getting fired or being laid off. A career coach gives you the telltale signs that your job could be in danger. Then, a recent study examines the arrest records of young Americans, with alarming results. We talk to a criminologist for the details.
November 30, 2013
Teens & Sexting
You’ve probably read news stories about teenagers sending each other sexually explicit e-mails or photos via mobile phones. Sexting. But how common is it among teens? Then, with Americans lving longer than ever, many enjoying good health into their senior years, is it time to rethink the retirement age?
November 23, 2013
Millions of Jobs and No One to Fill Them
Millions of Americans are unemployed. Yet nearly four million US jobs can’t be filled by employers. We have the story. Then, the statistics on sexual abuse are staggering. We’ll have an honest discussion with an expert on how abuse victims can heal.
November 09, 2013
Solving Problems in a Connected Society
With today’s technology, countless millions of American have world wide connectivity. What if we could put that power to work to solve some of society’s problems? One man thinks we can. Then, one in one hundred children in the US has some form of autism. How can a parent know if their toddler can be one of them?
October 26, 2013
Limited Learning on College Campuses
College tuitions are soaring, forcing students and their parents to take on huge debts. Yet surveys and tests show students don’t learn all that much at college. Then, we explore the fascinating physics behind a car crash, and why cheating the speed limit could cost you your life.
October 19, 2013
Marriage and Your Health
When suffering a serious illness, does having a spouse make any difference in your chances for survival? You may be surprised by the answer. Then, there is a national push to reduce childhood bullying. But are anti-bullying laws making a difference?
October 11, 2013
Delayed Careers for Millennials
The current crop of young Americans are the most educated generation ever. So why is it taking them so long to launch their careers? Then - you may have heard of those tax saving accounts to help you save for retirement or college. Are they a good deal? Not necessarily, according to a leading economist.
October 04, 2013
The Happiness Advantage
It may sound like a cliché, but a Harvard professor says a positive attitude – being happy – can make you more successful. Then –if you’re a young or middle-aged American, chances are rising fast that you could have a stroke. A doctor shares the surprising facts you need to know.
August 16, 2013
Perfect Childhood, Miserable Adulthood
Parents – if you constantly try to give your kids a perfect childhood, you may end up making them unhappy adults. A psychotherapist explains. Then, Star Trek technology isn’t just a fantasy. One doctor says it’s changing health care every day.
August 02, 2013
Random Murders aren’t so Random
If you always thought most big city murders were random, the results of a new study may surprise you: turns out most victims know their attackers. Then – a neuroscientist explains one secret about controlling addictions, and a lot more about how our brains work.
July 26, 2013
Life Long Learning
The time when Graduation Day meant the end of your education is long past. To survive and thrive in today’s world, you’ve got to be a life long learner. Then - you read and hear about miracle cures from alternative medical products. But do they work? We talk to an expert who says buyer beware.
July 19, 2013
Your Future Economic Downturn
We all know the economic recession has impacted those of working age. But a new study says it will also slam your future retirement. Then a routine hospital stay can result in a deadly bloodstream infection. We talk to a doctor for the startling facts, and to find out what you can do about it.
July 05, 2013
Is Your Driveway Dangerous?
You may live far away from any toxic waste dumps, but could your driveway or a nearby parking lot be full of hazardous, cancer-causing chemicals? Then, it's summertime, where people slather or spray on the sunscreen. But what do you really know about the product you use?
June 08, 2013
The Bed Bug Epidemic
Feel something biting you? So do millions of Americans due to a bed bug epidemic. With the busy travel season up ahead, how can you protect yourself? Then, everyone seems to be complaining. But does it do any good? We’ll talk to a psychologist for the eye-opening answer.
May 24, 2013
The Argument for Tort Reform
Whether a client wins or loses a legal case, it seems the lawyers always come out ahead. Is America ready for tort reform? We’ll talk to an expert who says yes. Then, are America’s schools stuck in the past? Our second guest will explain why we must unlearn what we know about education.
May 04, 2013
New Perspectives on Osteoporosis
Medical experts sometimes advise us to take a certain supplement for our health, and then later say it might harm you. We’ll have the story. Youth violence seems to be a constant in the news. The police deal with the aftermath. But how do we deal with prevention? We’ll get the facts from an expert.
April 20, 2013
Has modern medical technology taken things too far, allowing doctors to over-diagnose? We talk to an MD for an eye-opening interview. Then, there are more companies owned by women these days. Yet they’re making less money than other businesses. We’ll have the story. Plus – do America’s schools have a literal math problem?
March 23, 2013
Mortgage Fairness
A woman and man apply for a mortgage. Does it matter whose name appears first on the document? The answer may surprise you. Then, the addiction treatment industry grabs headlines. But does it help people overcome their dependency on drugs and alcohol? We’ll talk to an expert for an insider’s view.
March 15, 2013
Jury by Facebook
You may be using Facebook and Twitter without giving it much thought. But did you know your online identity is being increasingly used to decide if you are or are not suitable to serve on a jury? Then – tax time isn’t far off. And did you know there are plenty of ways to get your taxes prepared for free? We’ll tell you how. Plus, one expert says those energy drinks aren’t giving you the boost they say they are.
March 09, 2013
Saving Money at the Pump
Gas prices are on the rise. Does a fill up at the gas station put a big dent in your wallet? You’ll want to hear our expert interview about how you can improve your gas mileage. Then - if you think childhood bullying has no lasting effects, when the victims reach adulthood, the results of a new study may startle you.
March 01, 2013
The Hidden Costs of Nuclear Energy
Nuclear power has been around for more than fifty years. But some critics are saying it’s still not economically viable without big help from US Taxpayers. Then, race relations – still a touchy and controversial topic. We’ll talk to a black author who has some provocative thoughts on where we stand as a nation.
February 23, 2013
Power Meters and Privacy
New technology can make life better. But it can also come with controversy. Smart power meters are becoming commonplace in American homes. And there are concerns about privacy because of them. Then, is your family at risk of being priced out by the health insurance market? A glitch in the government’s new healthcare law may leave up to a half a million kids without coverage.
February 15, 2013
The Real Risks of Radon
The Government has warned for years that it’s a silent killer that could affect any American home at any time. But what are the real risks of Radon gas? We’ll get some straight talk from an expert. Then, are you making mistakes that could destroy your career or the business you work for? We’ll get some practical advice from a legal expert on how to avoid those legal landmines.
February 01, 2013
Emptying the Nest
Is the empty nest becoming a thing of the past? The world has dramatically changed in recent years and millions of 20-somethings are still living with their parents. We examine the trend and the reason behind it. Then, it’s a crime that’s easy to commit. Too easy. Shoppers buy online, then claim they never got the order. We have the details. And, tips on getting organized.
January 11, 2013
The Families Left Behind
We all know that war greatly impacts nations and the soldiers that fight in them. But it also impacts marriages and families. The wife and mother of a military family shares her story. Then, in business, its been said that nice guys finish last. Is the same true for women? We’ll talk to an expert for some surprising answers.
January 04, 2013
The Truth About Cell Phone Radiation
Just about everyone uses mobile phones these days. Some use them constantly. But some experts say health risks have been downplayed. Then, America is truly addicted to energy. It fuels our nation and our economy. But what can we do to save energy in our homes and offices? An expert has the answers. Plus, the Savage truth on what you should be doing with that extra money in your paycheck.
December 29, 2012
Overcoming Poverty in the Inner City
Overcoming the poverty and setbacks of the inner city… It can be done if you make the right choices. We’ll talk to a guest who ha dedicated her life to helping others reach higher. Then, how do you get what you really want? Learn the secrets from a recognized expert on negotiation.
December 21, 2012
Breast Cancer Prevention Tips
What’s the latest scientific research on reducing the risk of breast cancer? There are simple lifestyle changes that can make a big difference. Then, hidden addictions in others can be like a time bomb waiting to explode. We’ll talk to an expert about how you can spot the danger signs of alcoholism and other dangerous addictions.
December 07, 2012
Bad Gas
There’s a new blend of gasoline rolling out across the US. And one motorist group says it poses a risk to millions of vehicles. Then, countless Americans are looking for jobs. We’ll talk to an expert who says finding employment takes careful planning.
December 01, 2012
Delayed Retirement
At the end of a long career, most look forward to retirement. But millions may soon be asked to postpone retirement for a few more years. Then, the shocking true story of an abused spouse who finally speaks out, and what you hear might surprise you. And why AP courses in High School may be able to save you big money on college tuition.
November 10, 2012
Prescription Drug Abuse
Some of the most popular and deadly recreational drugs abused in America today may be as close as your family’s medicine cabinet or in your e-mail inbox. A former addict shares his story. Then, high school football is as American as apple pie. But you’ll be blown away by new research into how many young athletes have brain injuries that are never diagnosed. Plus, the most cost-efficient ways to go green in your household.
November 03, 2012
Fewer Teens are Drinking and Driving
There’s encouraging news on teens, drinking and driving – the percentage has been cut in half over the last 20 years. We’ll find out why. Then, countless numbers of young people are battling obesity. New research shows the disparity between races in stress-induced weight gain.
October 27, 2012
Profiteering on the Working Poor
Who ever thought that the working poor would be big business? We’ll look at the fast-growing poverty industry, and why it’s rapidly growing. Plus, they should be in their peak earning years, but for many unemployed workers over 50, their biggest fear is that they’ll never work again. We’ll look at the reason why, and talk to an expert for some job hunting tips.
October 19, 2012
Crisis of Connection
What’s it like to grow up an an American male? And why do many older teen boys struggle to find acceptance and belonging with their peers? We’ll talk to an expert for an eye opening interview. Then - when it comes time to upgrade those old appliances, there’s more to consider than color and size. Careful shopping can save you cash in the long run.
September 29, 2012
Fighting Back Against Cyberbullying
With an astonishing 70% of teens admitting to cyberbullying, it’s become an epidemic. We’ll talk to an expert who will help you protect your kid from those who are destroying others for the sport of it. Then, have you noticed your attention span getting shorter? One expert thinks it’s because the internet is literally rewiring your brain!
September 15, 2012
Hi Tech Cheaters
We live in a digital world of instant information. But is all this new technology making it too easy to cheat? Then - is America’s legal system broken? An acclaimed attorney speaks out, and explains how to fix the problem.
August 31, 2012
Prostate Cancer: Treat It or Not?
Prostate cancer affects hundreds of thousands of men each year. But new research is giving doctors important information on whether to treat it, or just leave it alone. Then, it’s every parents nightmare: the abduction of a child. We’ll talk to one of the nation’s foremost experts for advice every parent AND child needs to hear.
August 18, 2012
Computer Vision Syndrome
More that 80% of us use computers. But could it be affecting your vision. We’ll talk to an expert who says the syndrome is so new that it doesn’t even have a name yet. Then, some surprising info on how your hormone levels affect your happiness and relationships.
August 11, 2012
Protecting Your Child’s Identity
For years, identity theft has been a problem affecting millions of Americans. But the latest identity theft scam is targeting children. We have the details. Then, people never seem to have enough time for work or have time at home. But where does all the time go? The reality of it may surprise you.
August 03, 2012
In Sourcing Doctors
With countless Americans out of work, there’s a real demand for good paying jobs. Yet in one of these fields - healthcare – one expert says too many jobs are going to workers from foreign countries. Then - a new survey indicates that schools may not be challenging enough for our children.
July 28, 2012
A Tribute to Sally Ride
This week, a tribute to the late Sally Ride, America’s First Woman in space, and her mission to bring a love of math and science to girls. Then, in the aftermath of the Colorado tragedy, we’ll talk to a former Navy Seal who has potentially life saving advice for you and your family.
July 07, 2012
Everyday Advice from Extraordinary Minds
What if you could ask the world’s top scientists for useable tips to improve your everyday life? We talk with a science geek who did just that! Also – do you think your child’s education is keeping up with the technology revolution? A new and improved education system may be on the horizon.
June 16, 2012
Kids in Cars
It’s perhaps the most tragic thing that can happen to a parent: the death of a child due to a parent’s own actions. We’ll talk to an expert to get advice that can save a young life. Then - tens of millions of Americans take cholesterol lowering drugs. But the nation’s most respected consumer group is raising the red flag for some patients. We’ll tell you what you need to know.
May 25, 2012
Legal Planning for Busy Parents
If you're a parent, what would happen to your kids in the event of your death? Who will care for them? Don't assume you know the answer unless you have a legal plan in place. Then - a nationally-known medical expert says medical myths can shorten your life, so you better think twice when it comes to your health.
May 18, 2012
Watch What Your Kids Are Watching
Most parents worry that they aren’t doing enough to keep their kids out of trouble. But there’s one thing you can do that will make a big difference. We have the details. Then, it seems hard to believe, but Americans have more free time than ever. And you won’t believe how we’re using it.
May 04, 2012
Finding Fulfillment in Blue Collar Work
Some say manual labor has become obsolete in today’s world. But one author believes a white collar job may not always be the best choice. Then, how troubled is our foster care system when a majority of kids later turn to crime or go on welfare? An expert says foster children need better attention.
April 14, 2012
Battling High Blood Pressure
It’s a silent killer, its on the increase, and you could have it and not even know it. We’ll get the latest medical advice on high blood pressure, and it could save your life. Then, is your daughter on the edge? A shocking number of girls are falling into a pattern of obsessive and self-destructive behavior. We have advice that every parent needs to hear.
March 31, 2012
Your Toxic Kitchen
Store bought foods have become healthier. But there has been an unforeseen side effect- old or open packages stored on your shelf could become toxic. Then, social networks have brought millions of us closer together. But have they also shattered our personal privacy?
March 23, 2012
Managing Your Money Disorder
Do you have a dysfunctional relationship with your money? It may not be your fault. We’ll find out how you can take control of your money so it doesn’t control you. Then, the chilling story of two young men from the same neighborhood with the same name; Why does one become a Rhodes Scholar, and the other a cold blooded killer?
January 20, 2012
The Stalking Problem
High profile stalking cases sometimes make the headlines. But the total number of cases each year may shock you – 3.5 million and rising. We’ll have the story. Then, if things sometimes feel hopeless or overwhelming, we’ll hear from a man who says taking responsibility at home or at the office can change everything in your community.
January 01, 2012
Too Many Choices
American consumers are blessed with a multitude of choices, whether it’s finding a pair of jeans or choosing a doctor. But one expert believes we have too much choice. Then – do men really earn more than women? One of the world’s top experts on gender issues has the surprising facts.
December 30, 2011
Sleepy Students in our High Schools
For most teenagers, the school day seems to start very early. And a new study shows it might be too early, causing tired teens to under perform. Plus - A new report reveals how we can make our elections more voter-friendly, and a discussion on the rising costs of health insurance.
December 23, 2011
Plastic Ocean
The health of oceans is essential to the health of our planet. We’ll hear from a sea captain who discovered a huge area of floating plastic waste. Then – we’ll talk to a man who says he had every excuse to fail in life, but became a successful entrepreneur and businessman.
December 02, 2011
The Changing Media
Traditional mainstream media is undergoing fast and unprecedented changes. What does this mean to you as a consumer? Then, are you indispensible at your job or company? These days, if you’re not vital to your employer, your job may be at risk. We’ll have advice you can use.
November 25, 2011
Breaking the Glass Ceiling
Women have made strides in the male-dominated world of big business. But there are still obstacles and struggles for those trying to break through the glass ceiling. Then, you and your family could be at risk from an invisible, odorless poison in your home. We’ll talk to an expert for the life-saving facts you need to know.
November 11, 2011
The Bully Battle
Should bullies be avoided or confronted? Would you know what to do if your child is bullied? We’ll have an in-depth interview. Then, do you know what the #1 killer of American teenagers is? The answer may surprise you. And an expert believes parents could prevent most of the deaths.
November 04, 2011
The Myth of Fair Value
When you go in a store to buy something you may not think about the hidden psychology behind prices. But not knowing could end up costing you. Then, millions of people complain about stress. But it seems like nobody does anything about it. An MD shares her advice for today’s over-the-top anxiety levels.
October 21, 2011
Short Supply of Medicine
Imagine you’re in the hospital, and your life may depend on getting a certain prescription drug. But there isn’t any to give you. That’s the harsh reality for a growing number of Americans. Then – does big money corrupt the political process? A Harvard Law School professor and ethics expert says yes. Yes it does.
October 14, 2011
Tips for Landing a Job
For millions of unemployed Americans, job hunting is their full time job. We get tips from an expert on how to package yourself to employers, and a lot more. Then, as the US Population ages, countless seniors and their children face big challenges. You may be surprised at what we learned.
September 30, 2011
Evicting Crime from your Neighborhood
Home foreclosures are a growing problem in America. They can even become a crime magnet. What can you do limit the problem in your neighborhood? Then and education expert thinks schools aren’t teaching children the strategies for efficient learning. What can be done to fix this problem?
September 09, 2011
Combating Youth Violence
School violence continues to be a problem that not only threatens our educational system, but also puts our kids at risk. We’ll hear from a man with ideas to solve the problem. Then, these days millions are choosing to work from home. But how can you avoid scams and make the right choices when starting out?
August 19, 2011
The Cost of Eating Healthy
You hear the advice all the time - eat healthier. It sounds easy enough but a recent study found a surprising obstacle for many Americans: The cost. Then – the inspiring story of a young woman who was diagnosed with an amazing number of challenges, from learning disabilities to anorexia to tourette’s syndrome. Yet she has found joy and meaning in life.
August 12, 2011
The Dangers of Reverse Mortgages
Could there be another ticking financial time bomb out there? One consumer group says reverse mortgages are a serious problem. Then, you visit the grocery store and buy local produce, because it seems like the right thing to do. But, are you eating responsibly? What you think about food may be wrong.
July 08, 2011
Bridging the English Gap
Millions of immigrant Americans struggle to speak English. What’s the solution? One idea is to have their employers help them learn. Then – every email user is familiar with spam. But social media sites are taking online security issues to a whole new level. And who has the faster reaction time behind the wheel – a drunk driver or a texting driver?
June 10, 2011
Good News About Clean Air
Not all news about the environment is negative. A new study shows that cleaning up pollution is helping people live longer. We have the story. Then, over half a million families are homeless in America. And young children are dramatically affected by this. We’ll talk to an expert for the eye-opening facts.
June 03, 2011
What’s Behind the Deadly Weather?
Experts call this the deadliest tornado season in over 50 years, and the most expensive. But what’s causing the awful weather? Then, black males are disproportionately represented in America’s prison system. We’ll talk to an ex-con and former drug dealer who’s looking to make things better.
May 27, 2011
The Smartphone Survival Guide
That smart phone you or your kids use every day may put you at risk for data theft. We alert you of that and other dangers you might not be aware of. Then – your spending habits may have changed lately as gas prices jumped. But what really influences your buying behavior? We’ll give you the why behind the buy.
April 29, 2011
Keeping Your Credit Scores High
Do you know your credit score? Is it changing? Many Americans credit scores are plunging. We'll hear why, and what you can do about it. Then, youre on a business trip or a vacation, and you think your belongings are safe in your hotel room. Think again. Hotel crime is soaring. But we'll tell you how to stay safe.
April 15, 2011
Protecting Your Online Info
If you do business online with a major company, and most of us do, there’s a chance your information was compromised during a recent major hack. What should you do? We have the facts. Then, in today’s world, teaching your children the ABC’s of saving and investing could literally change their lives for the better. We’ll tell you how to get started.
February 04, 2011
Relax and Just Be a Parent
If you’re a parent, you’re no doubt worried that your children are being over-affected by video games, movies, and peer pressure. But one expert will share some reassuring words. Then, we talk to a political advocate who has a surprising answer. And – is your company wasting energy and money? If you aren’t hitting the off switch, the answer is yes!
December 03, 2010
Lack of Civic Knowledge
Prepare to be shocked by the results of a simple test in civics given to a random sample of Americans. It points to a need for serious education reform. Then, what separates world-class performers in all fields from the rest of us? A leading journalist found a simple answer. Find out what it is.
October 08, 2010
Being Prepared for a Disaster
No matter where you live, disaster can strike at unexpected times. But your power fails or another emergency happens, what should you do? An expert shares advice. Then is your home the target of burglars? Well learn the inside secrets of home intruders.
September 10, 2010
Why We Drive the Way We Do
It drives millions of us crazy on a daily basis, and costs us a fortune. It’s driving in traffic. But what makes us drive the way we do? We have the facts. Then – prescription drug costs are soaring. But we’ll hear from an expert who has ways to save at the pharmacy.
August 21, 2010
Check Out Your Checking Account
It seems like every consumer’s right: a free checking account. But soon you may have to shop around to get one, or cough up a monthly fee. Then, do you think your child’s education is keeping up with the technology revolution? A new and improved education system may be on the horizon. Plus, the true story of a personal finance advisor who couldn't keep her own finances in check.
July 30, 2010
Shooting for 720
You may think you know all about your credit. But there's a lot more to it than just knowing the score. An expert has inside tips on boosting your credit score. Then - are you getting buried in stuff? Learn how to unclutter your life.
June 05, 2010
Recovering From a Stroke
Strokes can be terrifying for their victims, but when one happens to a brain scientist, she considers it a remarkable gift. We have her story. Then, most Americans are meat eaters. But how can we be sure animals are raised humanely, and the food is safe to eat?
May 15, 2010
The Sugar Fix
America has a weight problem. But what's causing it? One medical doctor says a common food ingredient may be the real culprit. Then, do you wonder why you never hear good news about the progress of minority children? We'll hear from an expert that says there has been some real improvement.
May 08, 2010
Common Sense On Mutual Funds
Investors still feel battered and bruised from the past few years. So this week, we have some timeless wisdom for your retirement account from the most legendary mutual fund guru in history. Then, are today’s prisons nothing more than monster factories? We talk to an expert who has found that some criminals really can turn their lives around, thanks to some tough love.
April 24, 2010
Protecting Your Child From Explicit Online Content
There are many dangers lurking online for youngsters, including porn sites. And according to an expert, youngsters are being exposed to these sites at shockingly young ages. Then - the Baby Boomers are aging, and their children are dealing with elder care. But what kind of care is best?
March 27, 2010
Avoiding an Audit
It’s one of life’s scarier moments: an IRS audit of your tax return. Knowing what can trigger that audit can spare you some agony, and we’ll tell you the facts. Then, you’re caught up in sudden disaster, like a plane crash. Survival is your first instinct. We’ll talk to an expert for the secrets that can save your life.
March 06, 2010
Overcoming Abuse and Adversity
Weve all seen headlines or read statistics about child abuse. But what happens to the children once they're placed in foster care? A woman who spent years in the system, who shares her story. Then, have you ever lost a million bucks? Shockingly, millions of Americans do just that over their lifetimes by making some critical money mistakes.
January 23, 2010
Taking Charge of Your Childs Education
If youre a parent, how are your kids doing in school? If they could be doing better, maybe its time you got involved. Find out how. Then we live in a multicultural world. And according to an expert, to make organizations work better in our globalized society, it takes multicultural leadership.
December 19, 2009
Reversing Aging
The years keep going by, and you feel older every year. But one medical doctor says it is possible to feel younger as the years progress. Then - the Hispanic population in the US is growing fast, while millions of baby boomers are retiring from the labor force. How can business tap the Latino talent pool, and what does this mean for Americas future?
August 08, 2009
The Impact of the Supreme Court on Your Life
Will the Government seize your house, or tell you what to do with your computer? Maybe. Those are some things the Supreme Court can decide. Well learn more about the most powerful court in the land from an expert. Then, can community initiated art projects solve social problems? Well hear about how some culture can cure community problems.
March 28, 2009
Skipping out on jury duty
We examine why a large number of people are no shows for jury duty. Also, we look at municipalities disappointment with the growing number of individuals who dont appear for their civic duty. Also, we dig deeper into the affects of rising healthcare costs.
February 28, 2009
Preventing Medication Mistakes
You may be shocked to learn how often people accidentally overdose or misuse prescription drugs. Learn how to protect yourself from medical mistakes. Then, the statistics on sexual abuse are staggering. Well have an honest discussion with an expert on how abuse victims can heal. And eating organic is all the rage. But what about what your eating with?
August 29, 2008
Teens & Gambling
Modern technology can bring the whole world to our fingertips. But unfortunately for parents, it also brings vices like gambling are becoming teenage addictions. Then its called the silent killer. Strokes can hit suddenly and without warning, leaving a person disabled. We have the surprising things you need to know about this killer.
March 14, 2008
How Congress Works and Why You Should Care
Does the US Congress seem like a puzzle to you? If youre critical of Congress, why not get involved? Well talk to a Congressman who says your roll is important. Then money problems affect millions. And its up to parents to teach money skills to their children that will last them a lifetime.
December 28, 2007
Amateur Radio For Emergency Communications
When disaster strikes and all other means of communication fail, whats the last resort for emergency workers and relief organizations? Surprisingly, its been around for decades. Then - is the planet undergoing climatic change, and if so, what does that mean for our future?
November 30, 2007
The Naked Truth About Young Peoples Finances
Many young Americans are living their lives on a financial tightrope: paycheck to paycheck, deep in credit card debt. If this sounds like you, we have an interview you need to hear. Then if you think you understand racial prejudice, our eye-opening conversation may surprise you. And, learn about some social entrepreneurs who are working to change the world.
October 26, 2007
Advice on Career Change
If you are considering a career change, one of Americas most renowned career advisers has some answers for you. Then a role model for young women says girls should be doing better at math, and gives the eye-opening reasons why. Plus If your child is in a school band, should you be concerned about their hearing?
August 31, 2007
Your Property and Eminent Domain
One expert says there's growing abuse by government involving eminent domain. Could your house be taken for private development? Then, parents of the 60s and 70s may not discourage their kids from drug use, according to a new study. And, modern medical research may be costing more and delivering less than we think.
August 25, 2007
Finding Fulfillment at Work
Are you fulfilled by your job? A shocking 85% of Americans say no, but an expert tells us how to make things better. Then, married couples often discover how challenging it can be when baby makes three. And, an online security advisor talks about the latest battles between spam emailers and security providers.
August 18, 2007
The Future for Oil and Energy
Environmental economist Nathan Glasgow tells how we can win what he calls the "oil end-game". Then, Donna Coleman, a children's advocate, has some chilling facts about recent abductions of children by sex offenders. And, popular author and speaker Cheryl Richardson talks about the positive effects of meditation and how focusing more clearly on the people in our lives can open new doors of insight and growth.
August 11, 2007
Teens and Car Crashes
A shocking number of teens die in car accidents. We'll talk to a top expert who has tips to keep teen drivers safe. Next, is America running out of electricity and means to deliver it? An electrical industry consultant has the answers. And, we'll talk to a college professor for tips on how graduates can succeed in the real world.

The Road to a Healthy Heart
Its our Nations #1 killer: Heart Disease. But an expert says the road to a healthy heart runs through the kitchen. Then - Food prices have been rising dramatically. But how is that affecting those who were having problems putting food on the table before?

The Unexpected Danger of Lead Poisoning
An unexpected menace lead poisoning may threaten you and your family right at home. An expert has the details. Then helping your children get organized can make the difference between their success and their failure. Plus the problem of fraudulent pre-paid phone cards.

The Investment Racial Divide
Building a retirement nest egg is vital for all Americans. But a new study shows a startling racial divide among investors. Plus An expert explains the risks of indoor air pollution, and the effect of spirituallity on the disabled.

Outsourcing American Jobs Is it a Crisis?
Millions of American jobs have moved overseas and the trend continues. What can be done to help the skilled American worker who is now unemployed? Then In business, nice guys finish last. But is the same true for women? Plus an expert has tips to lower your cholesterol without the use of drugs.

Should We Be Afraid of the Water We Drink?
It surrounds us and sustains us, but does the water we drink now hold the risk of death and disease? Then, prosperity seems like a given for Americans. But it hasnt always been that way. How has all this abundance affected us as a nation? And what are the factors that could be contributing to your childs bad grades?

Why Arent Asian-Americans Climbing the Corporate Ladder?
The Asian-American population is growing faster than any other. Yet few are reaching the top of the corporate ladder. An expert gives her thoughts on why. Then- a growing number of teens are dropping out of high school every year. What can be done to stem the tide, and should you be worried about your teen?