14-48 Story 1: Reading to kids

  Synopsis: Some of people’s fondest childhood memories are the times when their parents read to them on a rainy day or at bedtime. More than just an entertaining interlude, these sessions help children develop their reading, comprehension and analytical skills. We talk to two children’s reading specialists about how reading aloud to children can …

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14-48 Story 2: How trends are created in fashion and society

  Synopsis: Have you ever wondered why some colors are “in” and others are “out”? Who decides these things? And what criteria do they use? We talk to a woman who is the expert on colors and trends about the social, economic and cultural events that make certain colors popular and others passé. Host: Marty …

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14-47 Story 1: Introverts

  Synopsis: Introverts get a bad reputation for being party poopers, shy, and even anti-social. Our two guests say that couldn’t be further from the truth, and dispel the myths surrounding introverts. We discuss what introversion is, why it’s not the same as shyness, how introverts can be gregarious, talkative and a lot of fun …

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14-47 Story 2: Technocreep: Chiseling Away At Our Privacy

  Synopsis: Technology invades every part of our lives – from entertainment, to shopping, to communications. And the people who provide those cool phones, and great social media sites know a lot more about you than you might think – or like. We talk to two technology specialists about the invasion of our privacy and …

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14-46 Story 1: Conversion Disorder

  Synopsis: Back in the 1690s, several New England girls exhibited strange behavior that was attributed to witchcraft. The Salem Witch Trials resulted in false accusations, executions and a mystery that has haunted our country for centuries. What was happening to these girls? Were they faking or did they have a bona fide psychiatric condition. …

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14-46 Story 2: Hotel confidential

  Synopsis: Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the desk at the major hotels in the U.S.? How come some guests always get the best rooms and service, and you end up in a room overlooking the alley? Why is it that you have to pay for your mini-bar peanuts and some guests …

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14-45 Story 1: Sports strategy

  Synopsis: Is the key to a successful sports franchise a winning player or team? Can that alone pack the stadium? Hardly. We talk to a seasoned sports strategist about many of the factors necessary for a profitable team, including venue, stars, image and the overall fan experience. Host: Gary Price. Guests: Irving Rein, Professor …

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