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Substance Use & New Paths to Recovery (12/2/2023)

Addiction is at an all-time high in the United States and the results are deadly. Join Call to Mind for a special exploring substance use disorders in the US. We’ll hear firsthand from individuals who have recovered from substance use disorders, clinicians leading research and transforming the treatment field, and experts as they work to decriminalize substance use disorders.

Airs Saturday, December 2 at 9am.

Host: Kimberly Adams 

Kimberly Adams is the host of Call to Mind’s national broadcast programs and a senior correspondent for APM’s Marketplace. She covers mental health, politics, business, and the economy from Washington, D.C. Before moving to D.C., Kimberly was a Cairo-based journalist reporting on the political, social, and economic upheaval in Egypt following the Arab Spring. Her award-winning work aired on multiple networks in the US, Canada, the UK, Germany, and Hong Kong.

CALL TO MIND is American Public Media’s initiative to foster new conversations about mental health.

Guests:

Scott Edwards, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Physiology, LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA. Associate Director, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

Yasmin Hurd, Ph.D.

Director of the Addiction Institute within the Mount Sinai Behavioral Health System. Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Carrie Kappel, RN, LADC

Board co-chair, Minnesota Nursing Peer Support Network (NPSN). Manager of Operations, Addiction Services at Allina Health

Joji Suzuki, M.D.

Director, Division of Addiction Psychiatry, Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School

Producer:  Jessica Bari

Call to Mind’s senior producer is an award-winning producer and journalist. With an extensive focus in health news and programming, her work has appeared on national and regional public radio stations, PBS, Discovery channel, History channel, and SiriusXM’s Doctor Radio channel.

Turkey Confidential (11/23/2023)

Turkey Confidential is The Splendid Table’s annual Thanksgiving show. Francis Lam takes calls and comes to the rescue of Thanksgiving cooks, kitchen helpers, and dinner guests during the biggest cooking day of the year.

Guests include chef Kristen Kish, Top Chef’s newest judge, Michigan chef and award-winning writer Abra Berens author of Pulp, A Practical Guide to Cooking with Fruit, Jocelyn Delk Adams of Grandbaby Cakes, and Dan Pelosi aka “GrossyPelosi” the exuberant author of Let’s Eat, 101 Recipes to Fill Your Heart and Home.

Airs Thanksgiving Day from 9–11am

Host

Francis Lam
Francis Lam took over the program from long-time host Lynne Rossetto Kasper in January 2018. A regular contributor and frequent guest host on The Splendid Table since 2010, Lam is the former Eat columnist for The New York Times Magazine and is Editor-at-Large at Clarkson Potter, a division within Penguin Random House that is a leader in cookbook publishing. For two seasons, Lam was a regular judge on Bravo’s hit show, Top Chef Masters. An award-winning writer, Lam has written for numerous publications, including Gourmet, Bon Appetít, Food & Wine, Lucky Peach, Saveur, Salon, Men’s Journal, and the Financial Times. He graduated first in his class at the Culinary Institute of America and holds a bachelor’s degree in Asian Studies and Creative Writing from the University of Michigan. He lives with his family in New York City.

Featured Guests

    • Jocelyn Delk, is the founder, author, national television personality and brand ambassador behind the award winning cookbook Grandbaby Cakes and the food website Grandbaby-Cakes.com, which gives her family’s, particularly her grandmother’s, cherished generational recipes her modern spin while preserving their original charm and spirit. Jocelyn is the co-host of the Cooking Channel and Discovery Plus game show, Stab That Cake.
    • Abra Berens, is a Michigan chef, author, and former farmer. Through every recipe written and meal served, she aims to tighten the connection between eaters and growers. She believes we can invest in a stronger, more equitable food system for everyone, from producers to grocers to consumers. She is the author of Ruffage: A Practical Guide to Vegetables, a 2020 Michigan Notable Book winner and James Beard Award nominee, and Grist: A Practical Guide to Cooking Grains, Beans, Seeds, and Legumes, and her latest, Pulp: A Practical Guide to Cooking With Fruit. Her dinners at Granor Farm in Three Oaks, Michigan, made her a James Beard semifinalist for Outstanding Chef: Great Lakes.
    • Kristen Kish, was born in South Korea and adopted into a family in Kentwood, MI. At a young age she showed an affinity for cooking and, prompted by her mother, attended Le Cordon Bleu in Chicago. After culinary school, Kristen spent the next ten years in Boston honing her skills in several high-profile restaurants, ultimately becoming the Chef de Cuisine at a Relais & Chateaux property. From 2012 – 2013, Kristen competed on Bravo’s Top Chef season 10 where she ultimately won the coveted title. She became a permanent host of Top Chef in 2023. Kristen is the author of Kristen Kish Cooking: Recipes and Techniques.
  • Dan Pelosi, is the Italian American meatball behind GrossyPelosi, the popular Instagram favorite for all things comfort and food. He hosts The Secret Sauce for Food52 and appears regularly on Good Morning America. He lives in Brooklyn, but you can find him online at @grossypelosi. His latest book is Let’s Eat: 101 Recipes To Fill Your Heart & Home.

Special: How Teaching Kids to Read Went So Wrong (10/7/2023)

From APM Reports

There’s an idea about how children learn to read that’s held sway in schools for more than a generation — even though it was proven wrong by cognitive scientists decades ago. Teaching methods based on this idea can make it harder for children to learn how to read. In this special, host Emily Hanford investigates the influential authors who promote this idea and the company that sells their work. It’s an exposé of how educators came to believe in something that isn’t true and are now reckoning with the consequences — children harmed, money wasted, an education system upended.

Airs Saturday, October 7, 2023 at 9am

About the Host

Emily Hanford is a senior correspondent and producer for APM Reports, the documentary and investigative reporting group at American Public Media. Her work has appeared on NPR and in The New York Times and other publications. Her reporting on reading has been cited by The New York Times, the Washington Post, The New Yorker, the Brookings Institution and dozens of other publications and organizations.