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Living Lab Radio--September 1 and 2, 2019.

Alternative therapies might be working for reasons we don't fully understand.

This week on Living Lab Radio, we’re revisiting some of our favorite conversations of 2019.

  • Author and former New York Times reporter Melanie Warner. Her 2019 book is The Magic Feather Effect: The Science of Alternative Medicine and the Surprising Power of Belief. Originally aired on February 3, 2019.
  • The Reverend Mariama White-Hammond, pastor of the New Roots AME Church in Boston and a fellow of the Green Justice Coalition. Viewing climate change through the lens of justice. Originally aired on February 24, 2019.
  • Jonathan Schooler, professor of psychological and brain sciences at UC Santa Barbara. What actually happens when the mind wanders. Originally aired March 31, 2019.
  • Rachel Plotnick, author of Power Button: A History of Pleasure, Panic, and the Politics of Pushing. Buttons are all around us and we love to push them. But are they doing what we think they are? Originally aired on February 17, 2019.

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Elsa Partan is a producer for Living Lab Radio. She first came to the station in 2002 as an intern and fell in love with radio. She is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. From 2006 to 2009, she covered the state of Wyoming for the NPR member station Wyoming Public Media in Laramie. She was a newspaper reporter at The Mashpee Enterprise from 2010 to 2013. She lives in Falmouth with her husband and two daughters.