By Catie Talarski
Here we go, people. Here’s what’s on the radio, 9AM and 7PM, July 11 to 15, 2011:
MONDAY: Eating Disorders
Here’s the misperception: Eating disorders affect white, middle and upper class women. A new study says, “not true.” The study, published in the International Journal of Eating Disorders, finds that Native American women are just as likely to suffer from binging and purging as white women. Ruth Striegel-Moore, is a professor of psychology at Wesleyan University, and is a pioneering researcher in the field of eating disorders. She’s done a number of studies over the years showing that these problems cross racial and cultural lines. Women and men and people of all ages and races struggle with body image. Today we’ll learn why the stereotypical affluent white adolescent female is no longer the face of eating disorders in the United States. Are eating disorders, so long undiagnosed and unacknowledged in minority groups a silent epidemic?
TUESDAY: Men At Work
In the economic recovery, men are getting more jobs than women. And they are having a hard time handling “work-life conflict.” Today we’ll talk about men and women in the workplace. And get the latest on job numbers here in Connecticut.
WEDNESDAY: The Education Takeover
The Board of Education in Bridgeport has asked the state to take over its troubled public school system. Today we’ll talk to Mayor Bill Finch and community members about what this might mean moving forward for the students and the city. We’ll also look at the appointment of former Hartford school Superintendent Steven Adamowski as “Special Master” to Windham Schools.
THURSDAY: Big City Violence
There have been 18 homicides in Hartford this year, compared to 11 in the same period last year. In response to the rise in crime, the city has created a “shooting task force.” Meanwhile the FBI has named New Haven the 4th most dangerous city in the country (behind Flint, Detroit and St Louis.) They’ve had a rash of violence this year, and have responded with new surveillance cameras around the city. But are they working? Today we’ll look at how two cities are dealing with crime.
FRIDAY: Hedge Funds (rebroadcast)
Hedge Fund managers are America’s new economic elite…they weathered the storm of the financial collapse better than anyone, and have made the kind of money that’s hard to imagine. In fact, author Sebastian Mallaby calls it “More Money Than God.” He’s studied the history of hedge funds for this bestselling book that’s – now out in paperback. He paints a picture of complicated men – who crave secrecy, exude eccentricity, and who have unlocked the mystery of how markets work, making billions in the process. Today we’ll talk about the success stories and the cautionary tales; we’ll talk about how new financial reforms might affect the hedge fund industry, and whether it’s even a good idea to try to reign them in; and we’ll discuss the impact of an industry that makes “more money than God” on the rest of us.