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Monday, July 25, 2011 Health At Every Size show on Radio Free Nashville

This episode featured Dr. Elam (aka PegE) & Pat (aka the Queen) further discussing the Journal of the American Medical Association commentary suggesting state intervention for very fat children, as well as a Columbus Dispatch report by Amy Saunders on the increase in "alarmingly thin" children & child hospitalizations for eating disorders in the wake of heightened cultural focus on weight. (Per the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality as cited in the Dispatch article, from 1999 to 2006 eating disorders hospitalizations for children younger than 12 increased by 119 percent.)

Music includes "Freedom" by Suchi Waters Benjamin, "You're the One for Me, Fatty" by Morrissey , "The Fear" by Lily Allen & "You Need a Great Big Woman" by Candye Kane.

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July 18, 2011 Health at Every Size show on Radio Free Nashville

PegE (a.k.a. Dr. Elam) & Pat (a.k.a. the Queen of Rubenesque Romances) discuss the Journal of the American Medical Association commentary in which Harvard pediatrician David Ludwig & Harvard School of Public Health attorney Lindsey Murtagh opined that "super obese" children should be taken into state custody in order to help them lose weight. The piece triggered a backlash (the National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance issued a press release headlined "Kidnapping: Next New Diet Fad!") & Ludwig attempted to assuage "angry and terrified parents."

Music includes "Freedom" & "When I Was A Child" by Suchi Waters Benjamin & "Roly Poly" by Bob Wills.

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Impossible Ideals

July 11, 2011 Health At Every Size radio show

Dr. Elam ( a.k.a. PegE) flew solo today, as the Queen (a.k.a. Pat Ballard, Queen of Rubenesque Romances) was at court with her granddaughter.  She discussed recent articles and research reports about impossible (and unhealthy) appearance ideals in men's "fitness" magazines, a study indicating a gene linked with low body fat and unhealthy levels of cholesterol and blood glucose, and fearmongering about "skinny fat."

This episode's music includes "Freedom" by Suchi Waters Benjamin, "Even Free" by Kristi Martel, "Mister Five by Five" by Ella Mae Morse, "300 Pounds of Joy" by Howlin' Wolf, "I Like 'em Fat Like That" by Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five, "I Like I Whole Lotta Woman" by Josh Max's Outfit, & "Well-Rounded Woman" by Kent Blazy.

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July 4, 2011 Health At Every Size radio show (rebroadcast of the May 23, 2011 show)

This show began with PegE (aka Dr. Elam) & Pat (aka the Queen) celebrating the publication of Pat Ballard's new romantic suspense novel Dangerous Love, then segued to discussion of recent research on fat stigma in media &  the media guidelines by Yale University's Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity.

Music includes "Freedom" by Suchi Waters Benjamin, "Built for Luxury" by Abby Burke & "Hottie" by Jana Stanfield.

Quote for Today: "You cannot simultaneously prevent and prepare for war." Albert Einstein

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June 27, 2011 Health At Every Size radio show

This show featured a precorded conversation in which Pearlsong Press publisher (and Health At Every Size show host) Peggy Elam, Ph.D. & several authors talked with feminist literary historian Susan Koppelman about making history through size diversity & fat activism in literature.

Participating authors included Lynne Murray, Ellen Frankel, Leslie Moise & Lauri J Owen.

Susan Koppelman is the editor of The Strange History of Suzanne LaFleshe: And Other Stories of Women and Fatness, which is published by Feminist Press. Lynne Murray is the author of the romantic comedy Bride of the Living Dead & the upcoming The Falstaff Vampire Files, as well as the award-winning Josephine Fuller mystery series, which Pearlsong Press is reprinting & publishing in ebook form starting this year. Lauri J Owen is the author of the paranormal romance novels Fallen Embers & Blowing Embers, Books One & Two of The Embers Series. Leslie Moise is the author of the forthcoming memoir Love is the Thread. Ellen Frankel is the author of the new novel Syd Arthur as well as the memoir Beyond Measure.

Pearlsong Conversations are monthly teleconference calls featuring Peggy Elam chatting with various Pearlsong authors (often including Health At Every Size show co-host Pat Ballard) about their works and books and writing. The public is welcome to participate in the live calls and join the conversation. For more information about the calls and how to participate, click here. There is no charge to participate, other than any long-distance tolls that might apply.

Featured music on this show was "Freedom" by Suchi Waters Benjamin.

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