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Friday, August 14, 2009

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Online therapy for insomnia
    Sleep researchers in the U.S. and Canada have developed online programs to help those suffering from insomnia. Advocates say the programs could make non-pharmaceutical treatments available to large numbers of people, but some are concerned about taking medical professionals out of the picture.9:06 a.m.
    Frances Thorndike: assistant professor of in the department of psychiatry neurobehavioral sciences at the university of Virginia. She is co-creator of an online program to help people suffering from insomnia. The program is called SHUTi--Sleep Healthy Using the Internet.
    Michel Cramer-Borneman: co-director of the Minnesota Regional Sleep Disorders Center at Hennepin County Medical Center.
  • The science of gender
    A new book looks at the science of sex and what makes people male or female, and examines why we are so attached to the idea of two sexes.9:47 a.m.
    Gerald Callahan: associate professor of Immunology and the Public Understanding of Science at Colorado State University and author of "Between XX and XY: Intersexuality and the Myth of Two Sexes."
  • Bela Fleck traces the roots of the banjo
    American banjo virtuoso Bela Fleck journeys to Africa to trace the cultural roots of the banjo and record an album with local musicians.10:06 a.m.
    Bela Fleck: Grammy-winning virtuoso banjoist. He recently produced and starred in a documentary called "Throw Down Your Heart."

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