For years nicotine has been the number one culprit in tobacco and tobacco related illness. Now a new studie reveals that this notorious stimulant may enhance learning and help treat Parkinson's, schizophrenia and other neurological diseases. Is this possible?
When she moved to Barrington, Rhode Island, Andrea Caesar was an active, happy, vivacious ten-year-old who loved to play kickball and hang from the monkey bars. A year later, Andrea had trouble catching her breath while running, was plagued by migraines, and battled constant muscle aches.
Every day we bombarded by a series of facts and figures better known as the leading indicators. But just what do these so called indicators represent and should we the public trust them? Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al is joined by author and money manager Zachary Karabell.
In his new book "The Antidote" author Barry Werth takes us on a unprecedented access to Vertex and its founder, Josh Boger, to tell the story of how the company went from a cash-starved startup to one of the great triumphs of American innovation and revolutionized the drug industry.
Recently Gov. Deval Patrick announced a plan to make the electric grid more resilient. The plan sounds engaging but what happens if the grid goes down? Tune in this Sunday evening when Al is joined by Dr.
Maria Shriver's annual report on the economic status on women has been met with criticism.With a focus on financial insecurity, The Shriver Report: A Woman's Nation Pushes Back from the Brink, co-sponsored by the Center for American Progress, pushes government-centered policy p
Sexting became a popular word with Anthony Weiner and fodder for late-night comedians. Yet in the world of the selfie, numerous people are now doing sexting. A recent study showed that large numbers of teenagers are doing sexting.
Is law enforcement too quick to use deadly force? Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al is joined by former police office and now attorney Lance Lorusso.
The A&E network's decision to return Phil Robertson to the "Duck Dynasty" show has both critics and fans. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al speaks with Chris Stone founder of Faith Driven Consumer.
Americans and their natural resources are waging war with one another. But our culture seldom connects these problems to America’s large, rapidly expanding population growth. Is population growth directly related to a breakdown of our eco-system?
This week Al is joined by Tina Zlody co-Director of StArt On The Street. This holiday season they are bringing together 125 craftspeople for a day long event at Union Station in Worcester, MA.
This week Al speaks with bestselling author Bob Drury about his new book: "The Heart of Everything That Is". The story uncovers the life of the great Sioux chief Red Cloud who was the only Plains Indian chief to defeat the United States Army.
This week Al is joined by New York Times White House Correspondent Peter Baker.
In his new book "Countdown" best selling author Alan Weisman vividly details the burgeoning effects of our cumulative presence. Can overpopulation ever be controlled? Will the earths natural resources be enough to sustain life?
This November marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of one of America's most beloved presidents. Fifty years later, America's fascination with JFK has not diminished, while many questions still remain.
In her most recent book:The Inspired Home: Interiors of Deep Beauty cultural critic and author Karen Bloch opens the door to twenty-five of the most beautiful homes in the world—ones owned by top interior designers, fashion designers, artists, and stylists—to reveal how simple principles borrowe
It is crucial the we all have an understanding of personal privacy, secrecy, and government law-breaking. This week Al speaks with author Bill Arkin.
America has always had periods of confidence, crisis and compromise. But did we handle it any different? Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al speaks with award winning author and historian Brenda Wineapple.
In November 2008, a small group of American civilians took their optimism and experience to Afghanistan, then considered America’s “good war.” They were part of the Pentagon’s controversial attempt to bring social science to the battlefield, a program, called the Human Terrain System, that is dri