16-13 Segment 1: The Political Classroom: Teaching Civics

  Synopsis: Civics classes in many grade schools and high schools aren’t the same as they were 20 years ago, when teachers lectured on “how a bill becomes a law” to a roomful of bored students. These days, kids are more likely to discuss and debate some of the most pressing issues of the day. …

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16-13 Segment 2: The Future of Work

  Synopsis: Economists are saying that American workers’ wages are stagnant and have been for quite a few years now despite working longer hours and being “on call” all the time through technology. That doesn’t mean that business is lagging though, since corporations, their CEOs and other high-level managers are doing quite well in that …

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16-12 Segment 1: Everyone’s a Critic! Why it’s important that you should be

  You’ve no doubt heard the line “everyone’s a critic!” Our guest is one and thinks we should all be critics of the films, fine art, literature and other pleasures we indulge in. He will talk about why it’s good to be a discerning viewer of the arts, how to be a better critic, how …

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16-12 Segment 2: Mastering Fear at Work and in Life

  Synopsis: We all get stressed now and then, but did you ever consider that this “stress” is actually fear? Our guests discuss why that is, how it can sabotage our lives and work, how to handle fear when it comes along, and how to do a better job on the job of recognizing fear …

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16-11 Segment 1: Character Education For Kids

  Synopsis: Character in a person is something we admire, and something we all would like to think that our kids grow up to achieve. But how do you teach them character? What are some of the virtues that go hand-in-hand with character and how can we instill them in our kids? We talk to …

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16-11 Segment 2: How to Really Have a Good Day

  Synopsis: People tell us all the time to “have a good day,” but what does that really mean? How do you work on having a really good day? Our guest has researched the topic and has come up with some very interesting and helpful information from neuroscience and psychology that anyone can use to …

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16-10 Segment 1: David Axelrod: A political guru looks back & ahead

  Synopsis: The presidential election season is in full swing, and candidates are doing their best to make themselves attractive to the primary voters and to the general public for the November election. Our guest was in the thick of things during the last two election cycles and talks about how Barack Obama got elected …

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16-10 Segment 2: Wasteful Eating: Decreasing food waste

  Synopsis: Americans throw away hundreds of dollars per household on discarded and spoiled food, not to mention wasting the water and energy needed to grow it. Why is that? And how can we decrease waste, save money help the environment and eat better? Our guest has some advice on buying, storing and cooking food …

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