FROM Elizabeth Laugeson
Teaching Social Skills to Socially Challenged Kids Autism covers a broad category of troubles with social interaction, including verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. It's said to be caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors, and symptoms arise when children are two or three. As they grow older, help in dealing with other people is needed. UCLA's Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills (PEERS) has come up with what it calls an "evidence-based" program.
Border security and campaign promises President Trump has promised tightened borders and a big beautiful wall. Guest host Barbara Bogaev looks at two tent-poles of the President's immigration policy: extreme vetting of visa applicants and building the US-Mexico border wall.
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.
"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."