McKay Jenkins has been writing about people and the natural world for 25 years. He is the author of What’s Gotten Into Us: Staying Healthy in a Toxic World (Random House, 2011), which chronicles his investigation into the myriad synthetic chemicals we encounter in our daily lives, and the growing body of evidence about the harm these chemicals do to our bodies and the environment.
Jenkins holds degrees from Amherst, Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism, and Princeton, where he received a PhD in English. A former staff writer for the Atlanta Constitution, he has also written for Outside, Orion, The New Republic, and many other publications. Jenkins is currently the Cornelius Tilghman Professor of English and Director of Journalism at the University of Delaware, where he has won the Excellence in Teaching Award.
- What's Gotten into Us?: Staying Healthy in a Toxic World
- The White Death: Tragedy and Heroism in an Avalanche Zone
- Bloody Falls of the Coppermine
- The Last Ridge
In the first half, author McKay Jenkins discussed how scientists have become increasingly worried about the growing presence of synthetic chemicals in our bodies, and in our environment — and the connection these chemicals may have to cancer, hormonal imbalances, and many other diseases. In the second half, intuitive medium Hans Christian King talked about guardian angels, messages from spirit, and "the Void," a time between two cycles of energy. Out of the blue, people might experience a devastating circumstance such as their spouse leaving, losing a job, or house getting foreclosed, and they mistakenly believe there is something wrong with them, he said. ... More »Host: George Noory