Writer Nicholson Baker talks with Todd about how information is lost when we do not preserve printed information in books and newspapers. He talks about how research libraries have destroyed archived versions and put the text on microfilm, and the problems with this. He explains how such archived versions are difficult to read and lack appeal when not in their original medium. His book is "Double Fold: Libraries and the Assault on Paper".
Todd talks with Lori Rosen about unscheduled absence from work. They discuss how common it is, what is the cost and what can be done to prevent it. Rosen is a workplace analyst at CCH Incorporated.
Todd talks with Psychologist Gerald McRoberts about how adults communicate with babies. He's researched how parents communicate with their babies and how the babies are learning important language cues McRoberts is a psychologist at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.