John Hoffman

The Public Good Projects

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Founder of The Public Good Projects, a nonprofit production company created to provide a continuous and permanent supply of innovative media that improve the health behaviors of Americans; former Vice President of HBO Documentary Films and Executive Producer of its four-part series, The Weight of the Nation

John Hoffman on KCRW

Nearly half the population — 40 percent of American adults and 70 percent of teens — don’t get enough sleep.

“Sleepless in America”

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It's common knowledge that Americans live in an environment that promotes obesity.  But, despite years of warnings, they're getting fatter than ever.

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