17-48 Segment 1: Giving Back This Holiday Season

We talk to a mom and an author who together have created a children’s book and game designed to make giving back to others a fun pursuit.

17-48 Segment 2: W.E.B. Du Bois’s Lasting Impact in Sociology

We talk to a scholar about what exactly W.E.B. Du Bois did to improve the study of sociology and what his impact truly was.

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Culture Crash 17-48: Greta Gerwig’s Fantastic Film Lady Bird

Greta Gerwig’s new film Lady Bird offers a fresh perspective on the coming-of-age story and seems bound to play a major role in this year’s awards season.

17-47 Segment 1: Terrorism in America, 1920

Americans pride themselves on never forgetting the attacks and terrorism of our history, but somehow a 1920 attack on New York City has slipped through the cracks.

17-47 Segment 2: Developing Forensic Technology: New solutions for tracking and convicting criminals

We talk to two leading experts about the software and hardware helping police and lawyers find the right criminals and get them convicted.

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Culture Crash 17-47: Hollywood’s Sexual Assault Scandals

With sexual assault allegations coming against some of Hollywood’s top producers, directors and stars, director Ridley Scott is taking a big step to distance his movie from Kevin Spacey’s soiled reputation.

17-46 Segment 2: Sleeping Soundly: How getting quality sleep can enhance our health

Sleep is the single biggest thing we can do to help our physical and mental health both in the short-term and long-term.

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Culture Crash 17-46: Chicago’s Own Chance the Rapper

Chance the Rapper has won three Grammys, headlined Lollapalooza, and given millions in charity to Chicago Public Schools. We talk about the impact he’s made on his city.

17-45 Segment 2: Gardening Differently

We think of gardens as a place meant to look nice or grow some vegetables, but author Benjamin Vogt says gardens can be about cultivating a better environment and reconnecting humans with nature

Culture Crash 17-45: The Stretch Run of 2017 in Film

With two months left in the year, there remain many must-see movies set to be released before the new year. We look into the titles that seem especially worth seeing.