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This week on The Point
June 29: Bacteria
Bacteria in our gut do far more than help digest food. Research suggest they influence our health, even personality in surprising ways. Guest: Jack Gilbert, Argonne National Lab.
Filmmaker Jay Craven talks his latest film “Peter and John” set on Nantucket. Later in the hour Ken Gloss, Owner of the Brattle Book Shop and frequent guest appraiser on Antiques Roadshow talks about antiquarian books.
July 1: Wyeth Exhibition
The Wyeth’s are sometimes referred to as the First Family of American Art. Andrew, his father NC and his son Jamie- three generations of painters. Heritage Museums and Gardens has brought them together in a summer long exhibit titled The Wyeth’s: America Reflected. Guest: Wanda Corn, the Robert and Ruth Halperin Professor Emerita in Art History at Stanford University.
July 2: Supersurvivors
Tragedy is part of life- from earthquakes and terrorist attacks to sickness and injury humans have dealt with tragedy for millennium. Some handle it better than others, and some don’t just survive, they seem to grow in ways not previously imagined before the tragedy. Seeking to understand why, David Feldman and Lee Daniel Kravetz interviewed over 100 survivors of tragedies as well as psychologists and psychiatrists. Their book is Supersurvivors: The Surprising Link between Suffering and Success.
July 3: Capital Steps
“Politics Takes a Holiday!” It’s the most wonderful time of the year when Presidential candidates emerge from their political slumbers and proclaim themselves fit to rule this Nation. The singing political comedians the Capitol Steps will take on Jeb Bush, Hillary Clinton, Ted Cruz, Bernie Sanders and all the other “76 Unknowns” who have thrown their hat (and your money) into the ring. It’s time to “Mock the Vote” in 2015!