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Is Obesity Caused By Politics?

05/09/13 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei.

Coming up we’ll talk with a doctor who thinks that our obesity epidemic has a political cause.

But first- several listener comments about yesterday’s program. Yesterday we had two guests on the whole hour who were experts on gun violence. Here’s what several listeners had to say afterward, and there’s a comment about yesterday’s Democracy Now.


The obesity rate in the US is skyrocketing . Almost 36% ...


David Kessler on 'The End of Overeating' - Part 2 listen

06/12/09 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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David Kessler is a professor at the University of California at San Francisco School of Medicine. He was also the commissioner for the Food & Drug Administration from 1990 to 1997 for Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton.

He’s also the author of the new book, The End of Overeating: Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite, in which he tries to answer the question about why Americans overindulge and what they can do about it.

In the second part of our interview cond...

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