Programs examine important topics and issues impacting all of us through the lens of health and wellness. We highlight the questions, challenges and struggles people typically face in everyday life. In each of our programs we clarify the issues and provide useful information, pragmatic tips, and resources.
Trauma and resilience

5/2/2013 - Potentially traumatic events , or are highly distressing life events that involve actual or threatened death or serious injury and that potentially may result in serious psychological harm are very common. The most common response to traumatic events are a relatively stable pattern of healthy functioning coupled with the enduring capacity for positive emotion and generative experiences a.k.a. Resilience. Resilience is the common response. During this hour we talk about trauma and resilience.

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Category:Psychology, health, wellness, growth -- posted at: 2:56am EST

Episode 78 - 4/18/13 - Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults in the United States age 18 and older (18% of U.S. population). 25% of children 13-18 have an anxiety disorder. Anxiety disorders are highly treatable, yet only about one-third of those suffering receive treatment. During this episode we talk about some of the most effective non medical treatments.

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Category:Psychology, health, wellness, growth -- posted at: 5:52pm EST

Racial Identity: What do you want to be called ???

Episode 71: 2/28/13 - Last week we began a discussion on racism that took on a life of it's own as the phone lines lit up with live callers weighing in on the topic. This week, we asked people how they would like their racial identity expressed when someone is referring to them. During the hour we received a record number of callers with some of the best contributions in the program's 70 episode history. Listen to this podcast and ask yourself how would you like people to refer to your racial and ethnic identity. Are you black, white, African American, hispanic......? Is the question even important in this day and age? www.TheDrFritzShow.com

Direct download: DR_FRITZ_THURSDAY_2-28-13.mp3
Category:Psychology, health, wellness, growth -- posted at: 3:16pm EST

RACISM

Episode 70 - 2/21/13 - Have you ever been the victim discrimination, exclusion or profiling based on the shade of you skin? What is the impact of racism on psychological well being? What is unconscious racism?  Listen in as live callers share their experiences and thoughts on the topic.

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Category:Psychology, health, wellness, growth -- posted at: 5:44am EST

Episode 69 - 2/14/13 - Tune in as we talk about "WHAT IS ROMANTIC"? "Why do we fall in love?" Get expert information from our guest, EK BARBER, writer of Romantic Fiction. Also listen as you hear what Dr Fritz has to say about maintain relationships across the life span.

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Category:Psychology, health, wellness, growth -- posted at: 10:00pm EST

Psychiatry and Mental Health

Episode 65: 1/17/13 - What is the difference between a Psychologist and a Psychiatrist? Find out as Dr Fritz and Psychiatrist David Brody talk about diagnosis and treatment of mental illness. We are also joined at the top of the hour by State Senator Marty Golden who will provide us with an update of ongoing hurricane relief efforts taking place in our area.

Direct download: DR_FRITZ_THURSDAY_1-17-13.mp3
Category:Psychology, health, wellness, growth -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

The psychology of entrepreneurship

Episode 64: 1/10/13 - Since the early 1960s, social science researchers have tried to isolate a set of personality traits/characteristics associated with entrepreneurial behavior and success. While the research is far from conclusive, entrepreneurs tend to be inventive, curious, energetic, motivated, conscientious and persistent. During this episode we are joined by entrepreneurs Vlane Carter and Steve Bala, of Action Burger Inc., and Dan La Russa of Limit Break Studios.  Dr Fritz and Melissa talk with them about their experiences in creating and being successful at their respective projects.

Direct download: DR_FRITZ_THURSDAY_1-10-13.mp3
Category:Psychology, health, wellness, growth -- posted at: 9:42am EST

Episode 62: 1/8/13 - The Dr Fritz Show is about encouraging stimulating and informative conversation relating to daily life. During this hour we start the conversation with current events and find ourselves talking about texting and the impact social media is having on our lives.

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Category:Psychology, health, wellness, growth -- posted at: 11:38pm EST

Episode 61:  1/3/13 - With the beginning of the year at hand we reminded of how important it is to care for the mind, body and soul. We are joined by Susan Hofmann of Mission Possible Acupuncture, and Elinor Johnston of The Medical Massage Group for an informative conversation.

Direct download: DR_FRITZ_THURSDAY_01-3-12.mp3
Category:Psychology, health, wellness, growth -- posted at: 11:36pm EST

End of the year show !!!

Episode 60: “Happy New Year” – 12/27/12 – It’s the last program of the year and Dr Fritz and Melissa are reflecting on what was a packed year of awesome guests and topics covered.  We are joined by author, motivational speaker, and comedian Wali Collins.

Direct download: DR_FRITZ_THURSDAY_12-27-12.mp3
Category:Psychology, health, wellness, growth -- posted at: 8:27pm EST

Special Episode - Disconnected Youth

Students filmmakers from the Educational Video Center (www.EVC.org) visit the WWRL studios and talk about how EVC is teaching them how to make documentary films. They also discuss their work on this semester’s important documentary topic: “Disconnected Youth” which will premiere June 6th at Lincoln Center.  Air Date 5/3/12

Direct download: Disconnected_Youth.mp3
Category:Psychology, health, wellness, growth -- posted at: 4:00am EST

Live Show - Infertility~ Dealing with the Inconceivable.

With Mother’s Day and Father’s Day approaching, Dr. Fritz & Melissa talk about the psychological impact and treatment process of infertility as well as the related legal issues. They are joined by Zoey Mendoza an INCIID (www.INCIID.org) scholarship recipient, Scott Brown, California Cryobank (www.cryobank.com) , and Melissa Brisman, Esq., Reproductive Possibilities, LLC (www.reproductivepossibilities.com). Air Date 4/26/12

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Category:Psychology, health, wellness, growth -- posted at: 4:00am EST

Resilience is the process of adapting, coping, and recovering from the challenges, stresses and traumas of life. During this episode we are joined by legendary jazz musician Pat Martino who was struck down in his prime by a near fatal aneurism in 1980. Listen in as we talk about his remarkable recovery and philosophy on life. Air Date 4/19/12

Direct download: DR_FRITZ_SHOW_4-19-12_a.mp3
Category:Psychology, health, wellness, growth -- posted at: 10:34pm EST

Getting taxes done on time can be a stressful experience. Dr Fritz along with co-host Melissa Nicoletti and guest Sean Reed talk about why we have so much trouble getting it done. Dr Fritz offers some tips on how to break the procrastination habit and Sean talks about what can be done with the refund.  Air Date 4-12-12

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Category:Psychology, health, wellness, growth -- posted at: 12:00am EST

Live Show - Hypnosis

We are hypnotized on the daily basis by the multitude of stimuli that direct our attention. From internal thoughts to commercial advertisements, we go in and out of hypnotic trances frequently. Dr. Fritz and co-host Melissa Nicoletti along with live callers explore the prevalence of hypnosis in everyday life.
Episode 22 - 4/4/12

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Category:Psychology, health, wellness, growth -- posted at: 8:00pm EST

Live Show: The Devotion Project

Dr. Fritz interviews Antony Osso, the director of The Devotion Project: “a series of short documentary films celebrating LGBT couples of all stripes.”

Episode 18 – Air Date 3/7/12

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Category:Psychology, health, wellness, growth -- posted at: 3:00pm EST

Dr Fritz along with co-host Melissa Nicoletti and special guest Jerry Troyer explore the psychological benefits of charity, giving, and volunteering.

Episode 17 – Air Date 2/29/12

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Category:Psychology, health, wellness, growth -- posted at: 8:00pm EST

Live Show - Dealing with loss

During this live show we reflect upon the loss of Whitney Houston and how we typically deal with death.

Episode 16 – Air Date 2/22/12

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Category:Psychology, health, wellness, growth -- posted at: 8:00pm EST

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