16-52 Segment 1: “Twice Exceptional” Children

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Many people feel that gifted children don’t need any help because they’re so talented. But many gifted kids are so bored in school they become disruptive and do poorly, so they’re not identified and their need for a challenge isn’t met. Other gifted children have disabilities, such as learning disabilities, that are not identified because they are masked by their gifts. Experts discuss how to meet the needs of these children educationally and emotionally.

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16-52 Segment 2: Beat Deafness

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Some people simply have no rhythm. A small percentage may be “beat deaf,” the rhythmic equivalent of tone deafness, and have a biological deficit in their body’s timing mechanism. Experts discuss the problem and other body timekeeping clocks that may be affected.

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16-51 Segment 1: Healthcare Under Trump: What To Expect

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The incoming Trump Administration and Congressional Republicans have made “repeal and replacement” of the Affordable Care Act one of their primary goals. But there are many options in how it might be replaced, and some popular aspects of Obamacare will likely remain. Experts discuss likely scenarios and how they would affect Medicaid, Medicare, insurance exchanges and the overall market.

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16-51 Segment 2: Affluenza

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Rich people receive deference that the rest of us don’t, but how much can they get away with? Some young criminals have escaped jail by claiming “affluenza:” their wealthy parents instilled no moral compass, so they believed they could do anything without consequence.

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16-50 Segment 1: Drug Abuse and Personality

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Drug and alcohol addiction and abuse is rising. Researchers have found that “fear mongering” educational efforts to combat it in adolescents doesn’t work. New science has discovered that certain personality types are predictably predisposed to addiction risk, and that educational efforts can be targeted to them effectively.

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16-50 Segment 2: God and Genome

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Advancements in genetic science are often clouded in ethical controversy. Experts discuss a new platform where scientists and public can debate it, and from which education can be disseminated.

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16-49 Segment 1: How Income Affects Life Expectancy

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Average life expectancy in the US is increasing, but among lower income people it is not, and the lifespan gap between rich and poor is increasing. Even middle class people have shorter lifespans than the rich. Experts discuss how a large income buys extra years of life, and why a lower income produces barriers to a longer life.

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