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The Adolescent Brain and Coronavirus

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Research shows that adolescent's ability to reason is developed, and that they're just as knowledgeable as adults about the danger of engaging in behaviors known to spread the deadly coronavirus. On The Point, we discuss why young adults and teens are more likely to engage in risky behaviors, and practical tips for adults helping teens be safe.

 

 

Guests on the program are:

 

Psychiatrists Dr. Marc Whaley and Dr. Jonathan Schwartz

Dr. Frances Jensen, Professor and Chair of the Department of Neurology,

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, and author of The Teenage Brain: A Neuroscientist’s Survival Guide to Raising Adolescents and Young Adults 

 

Mindy Todd is the host and producer of The Point on WCAI which examines critical issues for Cape Cod and the Islands. She brings more than 30 years of experience in radio and television to WCAI. After starting her broadcasting career as a midday DJ at WARE in Ware, Massachusetts, she quickly advanced to host of the morning drive show, which in 1981, made her one of the few women in broadcasting to anchor her own morning show. Her career has covered nearly all aspects of broadcasting. She has been a radio disc jockey, a traffic reporter, a television news anchor and reporter, a program director, talk show host, and even a ski reporter. Her television work brought her to White River Junction, VT, Portland, ME, Indianapolis, IN and Nashville, TN. Mindy also worked at radio stations in West Palm Beach, FL, Hartford, CT, Boston, MA and Lebanon, NH. She has received numerous awards, most recently her 5th National PRNDI (Public Radio News Directors Incorporated) award for best Call-in program and best Interview.