U.S. Rep. Denny Heck (D) speaks during the Washington State Service Member for Life Transition Summit on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014 on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.
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U.S. Rep. Denny Heck (D) speaks during the Washington State Service Member for Life Transition Summit on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014 on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.
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Washington congressmember Denny Heck with a look at this week’s impeachment hearings

We hear from a voice inside the impeachment hearings. The showy truth of Colin Kaepernick’s NFL workout. The trouble (and bias) in diagnosing mental illness. And how to cope with SAD.

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Denny Heck on impeachment

The House impeachment inquiry is currently being guided by that chamber’s Intelligence Committee. Representative Denny Heck, whose district is in Southern Washington, is on that committee. He joined us by phone to clarify some of the finer points of the inquiry.

Michael-Shawn Dugar on Colin Kaepernick

Quarterback and activist Colin Kaepernick had an NFL workout this weekend, which could be considered an interview to get his old job back. But how likely is that, and how much did this workout really matter? Michael-Shawn Dugar is the Seahawks reporter at sports news website The Athletic.

Susannah Calahan, The Great Pretender

“There’s no blood test for it.” You may have heard that about schizophrenia, or bipolar disorder – neurological conditions whose causes we don’t know, and whose diagnosis can be iffy. Susannah Calahan experienced this firsthand, when her autoimmune encephalitis was misdiagnosed. The book she wrote about the experience, Brain on Fire, focused on her own story. Her new book, The Great Pretender, explores what practitioners don’t know about mental illness, and how it can hurt us.

Seasonal Affective Disorder

Tis the season(–al affective disorder, that is). Jennifer Rough is a clinical psychologist who specials in the disorder, and an expert in how to stave off the winter blues.