Synopsis: Super Sunday is coming up, and football fans are planning their viewing parties. The first game between the Packers and the Chiefs was barely attended, but interest grew through the decades and now it’s the biggest American sporting event of the year. We take a look back at the game and some of … Continue reading 16-05 Segment 1: Super Bowl 50: A look back
Synopsis: The Super Bowl is the big game for the NFL, but it’s also the biggest game for advertisers. Many people who don’t even like football, tune into the game just to see the ads. But what makes a really good Super Bowl ad? We talk to three marketing specialists about how to craft … Continue reading 16-05 Segment 2: Selling the Super Bowl
Synopsis: Many stories of child sexual abuse in schools by trusted teachers, coaches and clergy have come to light in the past decade or so. One of the latest is the abuse suffered by some students at the Horace Mann School in New York City. We talk to a former student of the school … Continue reading 16-04 Segment 1: Lessons Learned from the Horace Mann School Scandal
Synopsis: Mined diamonds and gemstones can cause a great deal of environmental damage getting them out of the ground, not to mention the horrible working conditions of miners – some just children – have to endure in some of the world’s diamond mines. Lab-grown diamonds and gemstones don’t require dangerous working conditions, and they’re … Continue reading 16-04 Segment 2: Lab-Grown Diamonds and Gems: Are they real?
Synopsis: There is a lot of talk by politicians and others about immigration policy in the United States. Many Americans are all for open immigration for those fleeing poverty and oppression. Others think that we need to stem the tide of refugees and undocumented immigrants to our shores. Our guests talk about what immigrants … Continue reading 16-03 Segment 1: Immigrants: Why we need them in the U.S.
In our fast-paced world, people get stressed out about things that aren’t that important, such as traffic jams, their fantasy football team and if they’re wearing the latest fashions when they take the kids to school. By worrying about those things, they often ignore those everyday events that make life joyful. Our guest shows … Continue reading 16-03 Segment 2: Little Victories: Taking joy in the little things in life
Synopsis: Sometimes talking about serious subjects - even with friends and family - can cause arguments and bad feelings. But just as Mary Poppins said, “…a spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down,” humor can make the discussion of serious subjects go down easier. Our guests are two very talented and funny people … Continue reading 16-02 Segment 1: How Humor Helps Us Deal With Serious Topics
Synopsis: Everyone remembers little Gertie from the movie E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial and the actress who played the part – Drew Barrymore. It’s been a long time since she made that film and she’s had her ups and downs since then. Now, as a 40-year-old mother of two, Barrymore talks about her growing up, the … Continue reading 16-02 Segment 2: Drew Barrymore Talks About Life, Love and Family
Synopsis: Many schools are cutting back or cutting out music education because of funding restraints. Is this a good idea? What do music and the other arts bring to a child’s overall education and development? We talk to two arts experts and some students about the value of music education in a child’s life, … Continue reading 16-01 Segment 1: Music Education: Benefits in all areas of study
Synopsis: In school we learn that the American Revolution began with the battles of Lexington and Concord. But did it? We talk to a historian and author about the events that preceded those battles that effectively threw out British rule in Massachusetts and set the stage for the other colonies to revolt and fight … Continue reading 16-01 Segment 2: The American Revolution: When did it really begin?