Payment for pounds? It's the holiday season, so bring on the butter and sugar and all the goodies that go with this time of year. But soon enough many of us will be turning our attention to losing those extra pounds we've gained. There are a few websites where you can put a little money down and win big if you hit your weight loss goal. Would waging a bet on your own weight loss increase your chances of being successful?9:06 a.m.
John Cawley: Professor in Cornell University's Department of Policy Analysis and Management and the Department of Economics.
Gov. Dayton to address bullying in schools Gov. Mark Dayton will announce an executive order this afternoon to address bullying in Minnesota schools. Education reporter Tom Weber joins us to discuss the state's evolving policy on bullying.9:45 a.m.
The mad world of mental illness and film In the space of a few weeks, four serious dramas about mentally unstable characters were released in theaters. We discuss how mental illness is portrayed in film, and how filmmakers use narrative form to put audiences in the same frame of mind as the characters they're watching.10:06 a.m.
Lisa Brown: founder and artistic director of the annual Rendezvous with Madness Film Festival, now in its 19th season.
Bob Mondello: reviews movies and covers the arts for NPR News, seeing at least 250 films and 100 plays annually. His reviews can be heard on All Things Considered.