20-43 Segment 1: Halloween 2020: The Kickoff To This Year’s Holiday Season

20-43 Segment 1: Halloween 2020: The Kickoff To This Year’s Holiday Season

Halloween is just around the corner, falling on Saturday, October 31st. this year. Whatever your plans are this weekend, it’s important to stay safe by following the recommended precautions. The holiday may look a little different this year, but it doesn’t have to be any less spook-tastic.

20-43 Segment 2: Examining The Death-Care Industry

20-43 Segment 2: Examining The Death-Care Industry

Planning for death is an important part of life. Getting your affairs in order and communicating your final wishes to your loved ones are two vital steps in this process. We speak with John Keith, the owner of Keith Monument, to better understand the field and some of the ways that COVID-19 has changed the way we celebrate life.

The Haunting Of Hill House & Bly Manor

Culture Crash 20-43: The Haunting Of Hill House & Bly Manor

Mike Flanagan’s popular miniseries is back for a sequel with the Haunting of Bly Manor that was released earlier this month on Netflix. We dive into the two horror shows and determine if they’re worth the watch.

White Collar Crime: The Players & Its Economic Consequences

20-42 Segment 2: White Collar Crime: The Players & Its Economic Consequences

Each year, white collar crime results in losses that range between 300 and 800 billion dollars. Comparatively, other street-level crimes only total 16 billion dollars. Despite the huge cost, we seldom hear about lasting consequences for corporate offenders. We explore the prevalence of white-collar crime in our country and the systems that allow this corruption to flourish.

20-42 Segment 1: The 12 Million Undocumented Immigrants In The U.S.

20-42 Segment 1: The 12 Million Undocumented Immigrants In The U.S.

In 2016, President Trump ran on a platform that vowed to deport all of the undocumented immigrants in the country. However, four years later and this population is still relatively the same. Is it a practical plan to deport millions who have lived in the U.S. for more than a decade, are law-abiding and fill important jobs that would otherwise be vacant?

Culture Crash 20-42: Halloween 2020

Culture Crash 20-42: Halloween 2020

This year’s spooky festivities may look a little different on October 31st – and that’s okay. We share some of our favorite frightening films for the holiday.

20-41 Segment 2: Why Is English So Hard To Learn?

We all know the rule: “I before E, except after C,” but it’s not applicable in “weird” or “science” or many other words. The English language has many exceptions to its rules and these irregularities make it a difficult language to learn. Two language experts join Viewpoints this week to share the many frustrations of English and the rules at play today.

Culture Crash 20-41: A Solid Oscar Contender

Culture Crash 20-41: A Solid Oscar Contender

We discuss director Chloe Zhao’s upcoming film, Nomadland that’s already generating a lot of buzz ahead of its December release.

20-40 Segment 1: Covid Testing On College Campuses

20-40 Segment 1: Covid Testing On College Campuses

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has developed a quick and affordable saliva-based test that makes it possible for students, faculty and staff to get checked twice a week for COVID-19. We speak with one of its creators, Dr. Martin Burke about the largescale implementation of this method and the upcoming challenges with flu season quickly approaching.

Revisiting The German Netflix Series, “Dark”

Culture Crash 20-40: Revisiting The German Netflix Series, “Dark”

2020 has not been as full of new releases as in previous years due to the pandemic, so we’re rewinding back to some of our favorite selections from a few writers and directors.