December 31, 2001

Reymundo Sanchez, author, talks with Todd about his life as a member of the street gang, the Latin Kings. He tells Todd that he was drawn to the gang because it provided acceptance and support that he didn't get from his abusive family. He discusses the violence he inflicted on others, and withstood himself during his ten years as member of one of the largest street gangs in America. His book is "My Bloody Life: The Making of a Latin King".

Leonard Guarente, professor of biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, talks with Todd about genes that control aging. He discusses his research suggesting a link between a low-calorie diet and the production of chemicals that retard the aging process.

Peter Menzel, photographer, and Faith D'Aluisio, former television producer, talk with Todd about creating human-like robots. They discuss with Todd newly invented robots, their functions, and the diminishing line between humans and machines. Peter Menzel and Faith D'Aluisio are co-authors of "Robosapiens: Evolution of a New Species."