Science And Society



Renewable energy and environmental conservation, sustainability, cancer research, genetics and genomics, diabetes and obesity, nanotechnology, space exploration, robotics, and K-12 science education. SCIENCE AND SOCIETY airs Mondays, 2PM to 3PM EASTERN. SCIENCE AND SOCIETY premiered in June 2003 and has presented interviews with more than 600 world leaders in science, industry, and education, including Nobel Laureates, best-selling authors, visionary executives, and Federal and State public policy makers.


  • The Immortality Factor - Ben Bova - Winner of Six Hugo Awards, 4-14-09


    Dr. Ben Bova is a six-time winner of science fiction's Hugo Award and author of the recently published 'The Immortality Factor'. 'The Immortality Factor' is a novel about stem cell research, scientists, politics, and human immortality. Dr. Bova has received the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Arthur C. Clarke Foundation for fueling mankind's imagination regarding the wonders of outer space and the Robert A. Heinlein Award for his outstanding body of work in the field of literature. He has published 120 futuristic novels and nonfiction books.

  • Managing the Diabetes Epidemic in Children and Adults - Dr. Francine Kaufman, 3-6-09


    Dr. Francine Kaufman discusses diabetes prevention and treatment. Dr. Kaufman is currrently leading two NIH diabetes investigations, both focusing on preventing and treating type 2 diabetes in children and teenagers. She discusses how people can modify their lifestyles and make a real shift to healthy behaviors. Dr. Kaufman is Head of the Center for Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolism at Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles. She has been funded by the National Institutes of Health since 1980, and is the current Chair of the National Diabetes Education Program.

  • Heart Disease, Diabetes, and Obesity - Risk Factors for Women and Prevention of Chronic Disease - Dr. Debra Krummel, 3-3-09


    Dr. Debra Krummel discusses cardiovascular risk factors that have a greater impact on women, as well as the vicious cycle of obesity in women and the next generation. She describes recent research concerning the effects of maternal obesity on the baby. Dr. Krummel discusses a three-step program for the prevention of chronic disease. Dr. Krummel is a nationally recognized expert on cardiovascular health. She is an Endowed Associate Professor and Millennium Scholar in the Department of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Cincinnati.

  • Mind-Body Training and Prevention of Chronic Disease - Dr. Sung Lee, 2-25-09


    Dr. Sung Lee discusses mind-body training and brain wellness training as they relate to overall health and cancer prevention and treatment. He describes the benefits of Dahn Yoga and the Brain Wave Vibration method. Dr. Lee is a former faculty member at Weill Medical College of Cornell University and Secretary of the International Brain Education Association.

  • Stay Healthy, Live Longer - Dr. Davis Liu, 2-23-09


    Dr. Davis Liu discusses the prevention and treatment of chronic disease using lifestyle medicine. He describes how to get the most out of your doctor visits, as well as important action steps to get healthy and stay healthy. Dr. Liu is a board-certified family physician. Since 2005, he has been practicing with the Permanente Medical Group, the nation's largest with over 6000 physicians.

  • Preventing Heart Disease and Cancer - Lifestyle Medicine - Dr. Ann Kulze, 2-24-09


    Dr. Ann Kulze discusses powerful nutritional strategies for maximizing heart health and the most important lifestyle strategies for reducing cancer risk. Dr. Kulze is the author of 'Dr. Ann's 10-Step Diet - A Simple Plan for Permanent Weight Loss and Lifelong Vitality'.

  • Single Payer Health Care - Medicare for All - Geri Jenkins, 2-18-09


    Geri Jenkins, Co-President of the California Nurses Association, discusses Single Payer - Medicare for All - An Economic Stimulus Plan for the Nation. Ms. Jenkins describes how a single-payer system would create 2.8 million jobs and more than 300 billion dollars in new revenues to the U.S. econnomy. A single-payer system would provide health insurance to all Americans, including children as well as families living below the poverty line.

  • Science Fiction and Fantasy - Ken Scholes - LAMENTATION, 2-16-09


    Ken Scholes is the author of LAMENTATION, published by Tor Books in February 2009. LAMENTATION is the first in a five book series called The Psalms of Isaak. Ken Scholes was recently hailed by Booklist for his 'rare gift for inventive storytelling that invites comparisons with the genre's leading practitioners'.

  • Diabetes Prevention Program - Lifestyle Medicine - Dr. David Marrero, 2-13-09


    Dr. David Marrero is the J.O. Ritchey Professor of Medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine, and Director of the Diabetes Translational Research Center. Dr. Marrero helped design the Diabetes Prevention Program. His research interests include strategies for promoting diabetes prevention, improving diabetes care practices used by primary care providers, and the use of technology to facilitate care and education.

  • Integrative Medicine and Cancer Treatment - Urban Zen Initiative at Beth Israel Medical Center, 2-12-09


    Donna Karan, through her Urban Zen initiative, has teamed with Beth Israel Medical Center's Continuum Center for Health and Healing, to create an 'Optimal Healing Environment' for cancer treatment. The Urban Zen Initiative at Beth Israel is supporting a major multi-component initiative that includes physical changes to the environment of the oncology unit, the introduction of skilled yoga therapy, staff retraining to encourage optimal healing, and a rigorous research program.

  • HALO, GEARS OF WAR, MORTAL COILS - Eric Nylund, Writer and Story Consultant, 2-11-09


    Eric Nylund, HALO and GEARS OF WAR writer and story consultant, discusses his new book, MORTAL COILS, his new comic mini-series, BATTLESTAR GALACTICA - The Cylon War, and his new graphic novel, HALO - Genesis. Mr. Nylund provides tips on becoming a game developer and the path to becoming a successful writer. Mr. Nylund is a writer and story consultant for Microsoft Game Studios where he helps develop and maintain blockbuster billion-dollar game franchises such as GEARS OF WAR and HALO. He has helped shaped the intellectual property for some the world's best videogame developers, including Bioware, Ensemble Studios, and Epic Games.

  • Improving Chronic Illness Care - Cancer, Diabetes, Heart Disease - Dr. Edward Wagner, 2-6-09


    Dr. Edward Wagner discusses the chronic care model - powerful guidelines for improving chronic illness care. Dr. Wagner discusses redesigning the health care delivery system, creating a better-prepared practice team, and developing methods for increasing patient knowledge, skills, and confidence. Additionally, Dr. Wagner addresses high-quality cancer care and delivering effective primary care to older adults.

  • Heart Disease Prevention and the Mediterranean Diet - Dr. Michael Ozner, 2-9-09


    Dr. Michael Ozner, author of The Miami Mediterranean Diet, discusses heart disease prevention. The Mediterranean diet helps reduce inflammation of blood vessels supplying the heart, greatly lowering the risk of a heart attack. Dr. Ozner also discusses his new book, The Great American Heart Hoax, and the juvenile obesity and diabetes epidemics. He makes recommendations on how to get kids to start eating well and engaging in regular exercise.

  • National Health Care Reform and a Single-Payer System - Dr. Ana Malinow, 2-5-09


    Dr. Ana Malinow discusses health care reform, a single-payer health system, and making health care available and affordable for all Americans. Dr. Malinow is Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine and past-president of Physicians for a National Health Program, a 15000-member organization.

  • Wellness, Prevention, and National Health Insurance - Dr. Thomas Royer, 2-2-09


    Dr. Thomas Royer discusses health care reform, including affordability, access, and providing basic health insurance coverage for all people in the U.S. Dr. Royer discusses wellness and prevention programs in schools and communities, staffing and funding community clinics in underserved regions, and reimbursement for physician preventive programs. Dr. Royer is the President and CEO of CHRISTUS Health Systems.

  • Health Care Policy and Health Care Regulation - Dr. Robert Field, 1-30-09


    Dr. Robert Field discusses the opportunity for health care reform, how to improve health care access and quality, and the future of the pharmaceutical industry. Dr. Field is Chair of the Department of Health Policy and Public Health at University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. His new book is Health Care Regulation in America - Complexity, Confrontation, and Compromise.

  • Cancer and Chronic Disease - Prevention, Detection, and Management - Dr. Michael Liebman, 1-26-09


    Dr. Michael Liebman discusses an expanded approach to personalized medicine, resulting in a clinical decision support system to more effectively prevent and manage cancer and other chronic diseases. Dr. Liebman is President and Managing Director of Strategic Medicine, Inc. Previously, he was Executive Director of the Windber Research Institute and Director of Computational Biology and Biomedical Informatics at the Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute of the University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center.

  • Ending the Diabetes and Obesity Epidemics - Dr. David Katz, 1-23-09


    Dr. David Katz discusses solutions for ending the diabetes and obesity epidemics, including action steps for schools, physicians, government, communities, and individuals and families. Dr. Katz is an internationally recognized authority on nutrition, weight management, and the prevention of chronic disease. He is Associate Professor in Public Health Practice at the Yale University School of Medicine and Director and founder of Yale University's Prevention Research Center.

  • Health Care Reform and Universal Health Care - Dr. Pauline Rosenau, 1-22-09


    Dr. Pauline Rosenau discusses health system reform, including an all-payer system, not-for-profit medical care, how to effectively reduce administrative costs, and the experiences of other countries. Dr. Rosenau is Professor of Management, Policy, and Community Health at the University of Texas-Houston School of Public Health.

  • Democratic Enterprise - The New Economy - Dr. William Halal, Futurist, 1-21-09


    Dr. William Halal discusses democratic enterprise - reinventing the American economy by creating self-organizing distributed networks within corporations - as Google, Nokia, and Johnson and Johnson have done so successfully. Dr. Halal discusses how to create a collaborative corporate community based on teams and internal self-organizing markets. Dr. Halal is a world-renowned futurist and Professor Emeritus of Science, Technology, and Innovation at George Washington University. His newest book is Technology's Promise, published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2008.

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