We tend to think of autism as a modern disease — “the unique disorder of our uniquely disordered times," as author Steve Silberman writes in a new book. But that idea, he says, doesn't quite square with the facts.
As Illinois and other states witness a resurgence in measles, some parents adhere to their beliefs that vaccines could harm their children. Some doctors say this is a failure on the part of the medical community, and that they can do better.
We get an update an update on weekend Chicago sports. And, we talk race, friendships and Evanston with author Mary Barr on her new book "Friends Disappear: The Battle for Racial Equality in Evanston." Plus, a music performance from Morning Shift 2014 archives.
Today, Worldview spends the hour revisiting stories from the Global Activism series. Cristi Hegranes, the founder of the Global Press Institute, explains why she started a non-profit media organization to train women to be journalists.
Autism specialists have long thought the disorder has a strong genetic component -– maybe stronger than any other neurodevelopmental condition.Now a new study — the largest so far to look at autism in younger brothers and sisters of an affected child — finds their risk of also having autism is highe