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Pushing Limits Fund Drive Special - October 7, 2011 at 2:00pm

KPFA Special Broadcast, for October 7, 2011 - 2:00pm

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NOTE: DIFFERENT TIME Hour-Long Special, 2-3 pm Friday, October 7 “Just Like Someone Without Mental Illness Only More So" Mark Vonnegut’s new book takes up where his first memoir, “Eden Express” left off. He gives us more adventures in living with a mental disability while working as a pediatrician and serving on Harvard Medical School’s admissions committee. Mark Vonnegut had a mental breakdown as a young adult. He survived and went on to become a doctor but his mental illness didn’t stop. We'll talk about his subsequent breakdowns, his critique of managed care medicine and hear a few funny stories. The treatment of people with mental disabilities in the U.S. is both tragic and unnecessary. We'll talk about that -- as well as doctors flying to Costa Rica to save poor people, a hospital which tried to take a child away from a black family because it didn’t like their attitude, and more. Shelley Berman, Marissa Shaw, Adrienne Lauby and Leah Gardner quiz the good doctor as we encourage you to become members of KPFA. Podcast & archives of this program: Live Streaming: Pushing Limits is produced collectively. Contact us. Tell us what you think about what you hear: (510) 848-6767 ext. 636 -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Pushing Limits" group. To post to this group, send email to To unsubscribe from this group, send email to For more options, visit this group at

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