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Kaplan On The Fight For Marriage Equality; Daniel Epstein's Poetry; Surprising Fat-Stress Links

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Before the Supreme Court’s historic decision last summer that said states could no longer ban same-sex marriage, there was Edie Windsor, a woman in her eighties; her longtime female partner; and her real estate taxes.  Roberta Kaplan is the lawyer who took Edie Windsor’s case to the Supreme Court, and when she won, the Defense of Marriage Act was no more. Roberta Kaplan takes us behind the scenes of that historic case.

Then, poet Daniel Mark Epstein talks with Tom about some of the milestones in a writing career that's spanned nearly half a century, and discusses  his latest book, Dawn to Twilight.

Plus, the holidays are upon us, with the joys and rich foods and stress that they entail.  This morning, the connection between stress and fat with Dr. Pam Peeke of the University of Maryland Medical School.