By Gwen Outen
Life After A Stroke
More Americans die every year of strokes than any other illness except heart disease and cancer. And no other illness causes more permanent disability. Yet, strokes remain widely misunderstood. While a stroke can be cured or its effects lessened, too many people fail to get the urgent treatments they need. Neurologist Dr. Olajide Williams hopes to change that. He joins Rebecca Roberts to talk about his book, Stroke Diaries: A Guide for Survivors and their Families, where he recounts stories of patients and families stricken by strokes, and offers helpful facts for prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and recovery.
Times Square Bomber Update
A portrait is emerging of the man accused of packing an SUV with explosives and driving it into Times Square. Authorities say Faisal Shahzad has been talking since he was pulled from a plane to Dubai, reportedly admitting to his role and to training in Waziristan -- an extremist-held region in Northwest Pakistan. Shahzad is a husband and father who friends say changed dramatically in recent months. NPR counter-terrorism correspondent Dina Temple-Raston has reported this story since it broke, and talks about the latest details into the case, and the role the news media may have played in the investigation.
Lisa Kudrow's Web Therapy
Actress Lisa Kudrow has had a busy and varied career since the end of the sitcom Friends in 2004. She's made a habit of bringing us kooky, oddball characters to both the big and small screen. Her latest creation, Dr. Fiona Wallice, has appeared for three seasons of the web show Web Therapy , and will soon make the move to television, on Showtime. She executive produced the NBC genealogy show Who Do You Think You Are, where she explored her own roots. And to top it all off, she's starring in the indie film Paper Man, currently in theatres. Lisa Kudrow talks about her post-Friends career, and what's coming up next for the actress and producer.
Greek Debt: Could It Happen Here?
The Greek economy continues to teeter on the brink of collapse one day after violent protests killed three bank employees in Athens. Tens of thousands of Greeks continue to protest harsh austerity measures intended to help stabilize an economic crisis that threatens to spread to Spain and Portugal, and is wreaking havoc on Europe's common currency, the Euro. NPR correspondents Tom Gjelten and John Ydstie explain what went wrong in Greece, what it means for the rest of Europe, and whether what's happened in Greece could happen here.