Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Your Call 051408 Forget Me Not

Are we close to solving the problem of catastrophic memory loss? On the next Your Call we talk with Sue Halpern, author of Can’t Remember What I Forgot: The Good News From the Front Lines of Memory Research. More people fear getting Alzheimer’s than cancer. Why does memory loss frighten us so much? Will drug, surgical and computer-based cures solve the problem of memory loss or do they foretell an era of mental enhancements that will have unpredictable results? It’s Your Call with Ben Temchine and you.

Sue Halpern in San Francisco

Author of 8 books including Four Wings and a Prayer and Migrations to Solitude. Her latest book is Can't Remember What I Forgot: The Good News from the Front Lines of Memory Research. She is a former Rhodes Scholar and Guggenheim Fellow, is a scholar-in-residence at Middlebury College and the director of the non-profit Face of Democracy project which teaches documentary journalism to high school students. Mrs. Halpern lives in Vermont and the Adirondacks with her husband Bill McKibben and their daughter Sophie.

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