Patt Morrison for June 13, 2006

South Central Farmers Evicted

LA Country Sheriff's deputies have arrested dozens of farmers and supporters from the South Central Farm today, enforcing an eviction order issued by a court at the request of the property owner. The Trust for Public Land has been trying to raise the $16.3 million needed to buy the land from the owner. Patt hears the background of the farm and the latest on the eviction from KPCC reporters John Rabe and Frank Stolze. Also joining the conversation is Dan Stormer, lawyer for the farmers, as well as Kerri Webb from the LA County Sheriffs Department to talk about the aftermath of today's eviction.

Antidepressants Linked to Suicide Risk or Not?

Medication is the most popular treatment for depression disorders which affect millions of Americans during their lifetime. In 2005, American doctors wrote an astounding 29.6 million prescriptions for Zoloft, the highest-selling antidepressant. More than a handful of people should therefore be taking note of the latest research published by UCLA, suggesting that the link between another popular antidepressant, Prozac, and suicide is not alarming as many studies to date have found. Dr. Julio Licinio joins Patt to talk about the study he led. Dr. Syed Naqvi, Director of Pediatric Psychopharmacology clinic at Cedars Sinai, talks about some of the caution society should take with this form of medication.
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