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Insight: Objectivity in Sexual Orientation Research / Biba Caggiano / "Living with Schizophrenia" / Tracking Tsunamis


Objectivity in Sexual Research Sacramento City College professor Gayle Pitman investigates the human factor behind research on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues. In her most recently published book, "Backdrop: The Politics and Personalities behind Sexual Orientation Research," Pitman pulls back the veil of scientific objectivity practiced in psychological science, arguing that, when it comes to sexual orientation research, we could potentially glean more insights from the "backdrop" of politics and personalities behind the research than from the research itself.

Biba Caggiano  Sacramento Restaurant Biba had its 25th anniversary this month. We speak to its owner Biba Caggiano about 25 years of serving Italian food, and her new cook book "Spaghetti Sauces."

Living with Schizophrenia  Schizophrenia is often depicted as a dire and debilitating disease, but a new documentary called "Living with Schizophrenia" shows how some are conquering their diagnosis and living productive lives. We'll speak with Claire Phillips, whose daughter Rebecca shares her story in the film of living with schizophrenia, as well as Susan Gallagher, Executive Director of Mental Health America Northern California. The film premiers in Sacramento tonight at the Doubletree Hotel.

Tsunami Research John Largier, oceanographer and Professor of Environmental Science and Policy at UC Davis, was part of a team of scientists that were the first to track a tsunami by radar.  The tsunami they observed was the one generated by the big earthquake in Japan last March. 

 
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
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