15-35 Segment 1: Families Today: New contracts for new types of relationships

Synopsis: There are millions of Americans who live together as husband and wife, but they never become formally “married.” What are their rights? Who gets the house, the car the bank accounts if they break up or one of them dies? We talk to a noted contract and family law attorney who has written extensively …

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15-35 Segment 2: Intelligent Disobedience: When it’s okay to say “no”

  We’re taught from a young age that we should obey authority and do what adults tell us to do. Those lessons usually work in our favor, however there are times when a child – and an adult – should say "no" to the ones in charge. Our guest has studied this issue and has …

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15-34 Segment 1: A Triumph of Genius: Edwin Land and Polaroid

These days “instant photography” means digital pictures that can be cropped, enhanced, captioned and uploaded to the Internet in a matter of minutes. It wasn’t that long ago, however, that “instant” photography was a lot more cumbersome and complex, and as novel as the latest tech gadgets are today. We’ll hear about the genius who made the first instant …

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15-34 Segment 2: Social Media and the Presidential Election

Snapchat is quickly rising to the top of the social media hierarchy, and presidential candidates want to tap into its growing audience. But how exactly do you reach young voters on social media without sounding “too political” and boring? We speak with two media-savvy election pundits about the issue. Host: Marty Peterson. Guests: Matthew McGregor, Director …

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15-33 Segment 1: Lists of Note

Synopsis: Everyone makes lists: shopping lists, to-do lists, Christmas lists, and many more. But what do your lists say about you? We talk to an author who looked at hundreds of lists compiled by the famous, the infamous and the unknown, and found out that they say a great deal about the times, our history …

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15-33 Segment 2: Kids and Financial Intelligence

  Synopsis: Millions of young people will soon head out on their own for the first time to attend college or start their first job. It will also be the first time that many of them are in charge of their own finances. How literate are they about banking, spending, saving, and credit? We talk …

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15-32 Segment 1: Women in Prison Part I – A Look Inside the Bars

  Synopsis: The Netflix television show, Orange is the New Black, depicts life in a women’s prison – but is it real? Are the inmates whose lives they portray realistic? We toured a real women’s medium-security prison, talked to the administration and some inmates there to find out. We also talk to the real-life Alex Vause …

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15-32 Segment 2: Women in Prison Part 2 – Changed Lives for the Better

  Synopsis:What’s a women’s prison really like? Motherhood, drama and romantic relationships are all quite common. We visited Rockville Correctional Facility and sat down with two inmates to discuss their prison experience, past regrets and what they’ve learned while serving their sentences. Host: Marty Peterson. Guests: Kelly Patterson, Inmate; Toni Golightly, Inmate. You can read …

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15-31 Segment 1: The Psychopath Inside: Not all psychopaths are dangerous criminals

  Synopsis: When we hear the term “psychopath,” we usually think of serial killers or other nasty villains. Rarely does anyone think of the mild-mannered neuroscientist next door. We talk to a psychologist and to a neuroscientist who happens to be psychopathic, about what the term actually means in the medical world, how it’s tested …

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15-31 Segment 2: Talking About Abortion and Other Touchy Topics in a New Way

  Synopsis: Its seems that when the topic of abortion comes up in the media, there are two distinct sides voicing their opinions with no middle ground or real conversation on the topic. The debate over this issue and other touchy topics these days usually disintegrates into an “Us vs. Them” shouting match, leaving many …

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