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SUNDAY September 15

0730 Autumn means back to school for the youngsters...and the return of team sports. But making the team and the resulting need to succeed can lead to unhealthy levels of stress for kids. Sports psychologist Paul Dennis says there's nothing wrong with failing...so long as its properly managed. He explained when he sat down with Mary Ito.
Listen audio (runs 12:12)
Paul is also a professor at York University where he's the full time high-performance coach for student-athletes in the various York "Lions" athletic programmes. Learn more about Paul at the York University Lion's website.

0800 David Suzuki is a familar face to CBC TV viewers as the host of The Nature Of Things. One of this season's episodes deals with a topic that has a special significance for him. It's the rising incidence of Alzheimer's disease. David explained his personal connection to this subject when he joined Mary in-studio.
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The episode of The Nature of Things that deals with Alzheimer's disease will be broadcast on CBC Television on November 14.
Learn more about the show's entire lineup for its 53rd season at
The Nature Of Things website.

0830 Priscila Uppal is familiar to Fresh Air listeners as a poet who ofter works with athletes to portray their competitive experiences in verse. But her latest work is a memoir. The book is called Projection: Encounters With My Runaway Mother and Priscila joined Mary to talk about her reasons for writing it.
Listen audio (runs 12:39)
Projection: Encounters With My Runaway Mother is published by Dundurn. You can learn more about it at the Dundurn website.