263: Desperate Measures
Apr 16, 2004
Stories of people stuck in unfixable situations who try desperate measures. Sometimes these are inventive, sometimes they're ingenious, sometimes they even work.
- Therapist Scott Miller tells the story of a patient who thought he was Arnold Schwarzenegger. Solving the problem required unusual treatment. Miller is co-director of the Institute for the Study of Therapeutic Change and co-author of The Heart and Soul of Change and other books. This story shows up in the book The Mummy at the Dining Room Table: Eminent Therapists Reveal their Most Unusual Cases, by Jeffrey Kottler and Jon Carlson. (10 minutes)
- Ira talks with a college freshman in Michigan about her governor's new Cool Cities Initiative. (4 minutes) Then Sarah Koenig reports on how the towns of Mauch Chunk and East Mauch Chunk went in for an unusual makeover to try to save their town fifty years ago. (13 minutes)