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.

7-25-13 - On "Ask Dr. Fritz", Dr. Fritz and Melissa are talking about ""Everyday Therapists". In particular, we are talking with people who often have people telling them their personal business. Everyday therapists include bartenders, hairdressers, and cabdrivers to name a few of professional to which people spill their guts to... 
What secrets do people share with nonprofessionals? Why do they open up the skeleton closet to someone not ethically bound to keep their secrets? Are there other professions that get an earful? Do people tell you their stuff? 
Who do you share yours with? Our guests are: Hairstylist; Adeline Chung-Feder and former NYC Cab Driver-turned professional comedian and author: Jimmy Failla.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:28pm EST

Spy the lie !!!

7-18-13 - Imagine how different your life would be if you could tell whether someone was lying or telling you the truth. Be it hiring a new employee, investing in a financial interest, speaking with your child about drugs, confronting your significant other about suspected infidelity, or even dating someone new, having the ability to unmask a lie can have far-reaching and even life-altering consequences. During this hour on "Ask Dr. Fritz", Dr. Fritz and Melissa are talking with former CIA officer MIKE FLOYD, one of the authors of "SPY THE LIE" who will be sharing some of his proven techniques for DETECTING a LIE!!! 

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:26pm EST

Parenting and discipline: To spank or not

6/27/13 – Hour 2 – When it comes to providing discipline for children, one controversial topic is spanking. Over the past three decades spanking has fallen out of favor but when you survey american households many still believe that it is a valid parenting technique. During this hour we are joined by live callers and parenting expert Jamie Klassel Weiner M.A., MHC-LP.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:19am EST

6/27/13 - Over 60 percent of Americans households have a pet. This is almost 220 millions animals not including several million extra fish. The psychological benefits of pet ownership are plentiful. During this hour we talk about those benefits and are joined by pet owner and entrepreneur Howie Binder of the pet spa Doggie Do and Play Too (http://doggiedonyc.com/).

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:10am EST

6/20/13 – Hour 2 - On “Ask Dr.Fritz” we’re talking about “HUMOR THERAPY” with Bill Drewes of non-profit “GOTHAM COMEDY FOUNDATION” and Lawyer-turned-Comedian Alex Barnett of ”COMEDIANS AT LAW”.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:51am EST

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:50am EST

6/13/13 - Dr Fritz is joined by seven students who took part in one of the largest public exhibitions of art in New York City Parks history. They were students of a program called "LeAp" - Learning through an expanded arts program. LEAP is a hands-on, arts-based approach to teaching the academic curriculum integrating it with socially relevant issues, topics, and themes.

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

Live Show: Prevention and Suicide

6/13/13 - Suicide is one the leading cause of death in people ages 10 to 24 and rates have been rising in recent years. During this hour we talk about what can be done to address this serious issue. Discussed are warning signs ways to talk to someone who is in distress. If you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255).

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Category:Psychology and education -- posted at: 4:30pm EST

6/6/13 - Since the Sandy Hook shootings, gun control and gun violence has been in the headlines and very much on the minds of many Americans. Listen in for this two hour conversation where we explore this complex issue.

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am EST

5/30/13 - Hour 2 - What would happen if you put professional video cameras in the hands of youth (ages 16 to 21) and taught them how to make documentaries about social issues affecting their communities? The result is the Educational Video Center (EVC.ORG). Since 1984, this organization has students how to make documentary films depicting the social issues of our times. Listen in as we hear students talk about their current films on bullying and dating violence.

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:30pm EST