Friday, May 8, 1998

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  • Women’s Life and Women’s Cycle–Interview with Dr. Borysenko

    Sunday is Mother’s Day! For years psychologists have been looking at the human life cycle, based only on studies of men. We want to bring you an early Mother’s Day special–we’ll hear from Dr. Joan Borysenko, one of the foremost experts in the mind-body field, and an expert on the feminine life cycle.

  • Lois Gibs Love Canal Update–Toxic Dumping

    This year marks the 20th anniversary of the evacuation from Love Canal. Love Canal first hit the headlines in 1978 as an entire community struggled with the fact that it was living on top of a toxic waste dump. Within weeks, a grassroots movement forced national decision-makers to pay heed, and the community was evacuated. Love Canal entered modern mythology as one of the most notorious environmental scandals in the world. Yet, 20 years later, homes at Love Canal have been resold and approximately 50,000 similar sites remain.

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