15-18 Story 1: Distracted Teen Drivers


Synopsis: Teenage drivers are the most dangerous on the road. Graduated driver’s license programs have improved their record, but a new study finds teen drivers are often distracted before crashes. Brain biology plays a role. Experts discuss distracted driving and ways to get teens to pay attention on the road.

Host: Reed Pence. Guests: Peter Kissinger, President & CEO, AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety; Dr. Kelly Browning, Executive Director, Impact Teen Drivers; Dr. Robert Foss, Director, Center for the Study of Young Drivers, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill; Dr. David Hurwitz, Assistant Professor of Transportation Engineering, Oregon State University

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15-18 Story 2: Training Doctors How To Communicate


Synopsis: Doctors too often use language that’s indeceipherable to normal people. Efforts are underway at medical schools to teach doctors to speak in plain language. An expert at one such school and a participant in these classes discuss.

Host: Nancy Benson. Guests: Dr. Evonne Kaplan-Liss, Assoc. Prof. of Preventive Medicine, Stony Brook Univ.; Ashwin Mahotra, medical student, Stony Brook Univ.; Dr. Zack Berger, Asst. Prof. of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Univ. and author, Talking to Your Doctor: A Patient’s Guide to Communication in the Exam Room 

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