Ghost Bride, Java Jolt, The Affordable Care Act

October 16, 2013
Hosted by Cynthia Brian

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Debut novelist, Yangsze Choo turns her pen to the rare yet fascinating custom among Malaysian Chinese of spirit marriages, where the living are married to the dead to placate a restless ghost. We travel to the late nineteenth-¬century Malaya through the eyes of the highly relatable Li Lan, a poor but spunky young woman, who is approached by the wealthy family of a dead man to become his bride. Is coffee necessary to keep us healthy? New research indicates that a cup of java may relieve dry eyes, reduce the symptoms of Parkinson's, and protect against certain cancers. In Health Matters, Heather Brittany grinds some beans to give us the perks of drinking the joe. Health care benefits are expanding through President Obama’s Affordable Care Act. This month every state will have a health insurance marketplace where consumers can shop for coverage. AARP magazine provided an inside look at the possibilities, which Cynthia Brian recaps in this segment.

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Cynthia Brian, New York Times best selling co-author of Chicken Soup for the Gardener’s Soul, author of Be the Star You Are!, Be the Star You Are! for TEENS, The Business of Show Business, and Miracle Moment, is a syndicated columnist, internationally acclaimed lecturer, and life coach dubbed “the Oprah of the Airwaves” for her insightful interviewing skills.

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