Madhulika Sikka http://www.kplu.org en Mammogram Uncertainty Gives Patients, Doctors More Reason To Talk http://www.kplu.org/post/mammogram-uncertainty-gives-patients-doctors-more-reason-talk I am 51 years old and have had a yearly mammogram, more or less, since the age of 40.<p>I got them despite the fact that there is no history of breast cancer in my family. I did it because that was what my doctor and others, including the American Cancer Society, recommended.<p>Three years ago, I was diagnosed with invasive <a href="http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/breast/healthprofessional/page4">ductal carcinoma in situ</a> breast cancer after a screening mammogram. I underwent a mastectomy and chemotherapy. Mon, 24 Feb 2014 21:42:24 +0000 Madhulika Sikka 14024 at http://www.kplu.org Mammogram Uncertainty Gives Patients, Doctors More Reason To Talk Adventures Ripped From The Headlines: Questions For Alex Berenson http://www.kplu.org/post/adventures-ripped-headlines-questions-alex-berenson This week sees the publication of<em> The Counterfeit Agent</em>, the 8th book in author Alex Berenson's thriller series featuring former military man and CIA recruit John Wells. Wells can kill with his bare hands, he likes to exorcise his demons in the dead of night, at breakneck speed on the back of a motorcycle — and by the way, he's converted to Islam (a plot point TV viewers are seeing on <em>Homeland</em> years after Berenson featured it). Even after leaving the CIA, Wells never really leaves his job. Wed, 12 Feb 2014 16:52:12 +0000 Madhulika Sikka 13547 at http://www.kplu.org Adventures Ripped From The Headlines: Questions For Alex Berenson Chef Chat: We Pick The Brains Of Ottolenghi And Tamimi http://www.kplu.org/post/chef-chat-we-pick-brains-ottolenghi-and-tamimi Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi own four wildly popular <a href="http://www.ottolenghi.co.uk/locations/">London restaurants</a> and have authored runaway best-selling cookbooks for <a href="http://crownpublishing.com/author/99666/yotam-ottolenghi/">omnivores</a> and <a href="http://www.chroniclebooks.com/titles/plenty.html">vegetarians</a> alike.<p>The two hail from the West and East sides of Jerusalem, respectively, and first crossed paths in London in the 1990s. Tue, 12 Nov 2013 22:33:18 +0000 Madhulika Sikka 11015 at http://www.kplu.org Chef Chat: We Pick The Brains Of Ottolenghi And Tamimi Fed Up (As Usual) With NBC? Check Out The View From London On The BBC http://www.kplu.org/post/fed-usual-nbc-check-out-view-london-bbc <em>'Morning Edition' executive producer Madhulika Sikka is back in her native Britain on vacation. And <em>in contrast to what she's hearing from her American friends, </em>the viewing choices there for the Olympics are staggering, she says.</em><p>The 2012 Summer Olympics are in full swing. And there is one gold medal America wins without fail, every four years. Tue, 31 Jul 2012 22:35:37 +0000 Madhulika Sikka 5816 at http://www.kplu.org Fed Up (As Usual) With NBC? Check Out The View From London On The BBC A raucous, riotous and audacious Olympic opening ceremony http://www.kplu.org/post/raucous-riotous-and-audacious-olympic-opening-ceremony Here's what Danny Boyle got right in his raucous and riotous opening ceremony extravaganza for the London Olympics. In sharp contrast to the militaristic precision of Beijing's spectacular 2008 effort, Boyle brought wonder and whimsy and wit to the proceedings, without skimping on any of the patriotic touch points that are a must at any Olympic opening ceremony.<p>If I gave you a list of the ingredients that were part of this rich menu, you would be hard pressed to imagine how they could all come together. Sat, 28 Jul 2012 07:09:09 +0000 Madhulika Sikka 5760 at http://www.kplu.org A raucous, riotous and audacious Olympic opening ceremony