Weekend Magazine: Marshmallow Test, 2016 Elections, Pollan Family Table

Weekend of November 30, 2014

Liz Saint John interviews three guests every Sunday morning covering a variety of issues and topics. She talks with representatives from Bay Area non-profit organizations, documentary filmmakers, authors, and professors.

1. Columbia psychology professor Walter Mischel talks about The Marshmallow Test he designed to measure self-control in preschoolers at Bing Nursery School at Stanford in the 1960’s and what the results predicted for success in school and in life. His new book is The Marshmallow Test: Mastering Self-Control.              Listen to the podcast here.

2. Bay Area-based political consultant Adissu Demisse talks about the recent midterm elections, how campaigns are run, the issues that will be important for California voters in the future, and who he thinks will be in the 2016 presidential race.   Listen to the podcast here.

3. Corky, Lori, Dana, and Tracy Pollan talk about their family meals and how they continue to get together, now with their spouses and children, for meals. Together they’ve written The Pollan Family Table: The Best recipes and Kitchen Wisdom for Delicious, Healthy Meals.  UC Berkeley professor Michael Pollan (son and brother) writes the forward for the book.     Listen to the podcast here.

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