FROM Andrew Carle
Video Games for the Elderly Physical exercise, fresh fruits and vegetables and social activities have long been prescribed for people 65 and older, a population that will have doubled between the years 2000 and 2030. Now a fourth activity has been added to defend the brain against age and disease: exercise for the brain itself. New research suggests that the human brain can sprout new cells and rewire existing ones late in life. Professors Mike Merzenich of the University of California at San Francisco and Andrew Carle of George Mason University explain how entrepreneurs are marketing brain exercises to the baby boom generation.
The flight bumping heard around 'round the world Recent video of a passenger forcibly removed from a United Airlines plane is a worst-case example of what's happened since consolidation into just four US-based carriers. Management seems to be tone-deaf to a decline in service — and even abuse — of passengers.
Nuclear crisis on the Korean Peninsula slowly coming to a head North Korea did not conduct a nuclear test this weekend, but it did show apparent progress in developing a missile that that could strike the United States. The Trump Administration says it has lost its "strategic patience." We hear what that might -- or might not -- mean for North Korea, China and the prospects for diplomacy.
"Tough on crime" rhetoric sees a revival at Sessions' DOJ The pendulum swings between treatment-focused approaches to drug abuse and tough law enforcement. Now, after years of Obama-era "reforms," President Trump’s Attorney General, Jeff Sessions wants local police freed from federal restrictions to fight another "war on drugs."
In Janesville, WI, Middle America meets the new American dream Janesville, Wisconsin is the hometown of Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan. But he couldn't prevent the closing of the General Motors factory after 100 years. We hear what's happened to what once was a model of American middle-class unity.