21-09 Segment 1: A Shifting Suburbia: The Impact Of Covid-19

21-09 Segment 1: A Shifting Suburbia: The Impact Of Covid-19

Congested roads. Crumbling parking lots. Vacant strip malls. These are some of the challenges that suburbs across the country are facing today. What to do with the vacant retail and office space? How do you make people less dependent on cars and more active? Architect June Williamson is a proponent of mixed-use developments that create more efficient suburbia. This vision creates a 15-minute suburb where basic amenities and activities are walkable, and spaces bring people together rather than dividing them with large, empty lawns, lots and physical structures.

21-09 Segment 2: The Arctic Then vs. Now

21-09 Segment 2: The Arctic Then vs. Now

Over the last two decades, Arctic melt has increased by about 60 percent. It’s estimated that if all of the glaciers and ice caps were to disappear into the ocean, sea level would rise by 230 feet, wiping out all of the coastal cities and town around the globe. Journalist and author, Andrea Pitzer shares the history of Arctic exploration and how the landscape has changed over time – but not for the better.

Watching Performance Art From Your Sofa

Culture Crash 21-09: Watching Performance Art From Your Sofa

Before the pandemic there weren’t so many concerts, theatre performances and other arts available to watch from your living room TV. While the last eleven months have been tough on the industry, it’s allowed more people to gain access to shows that they otherwise couldn’t afford or travel to. Take Hamilton for instance. We discuss some of our favorite picks available to stream now.

21-08 Segment 1: The Tulsa Race Massacre

In the early 1900’s, the Greenwood District in Tulsa, Oklahoma was commonly referred to as the ‘Black Wall Street’. It was a predominantly African American town that was booming due to the nearby discovery of oil. It was a wonderful place to live, work and raise a family – but that all changed on May 31, 1921. In a matter of hours, the town was burnt to ashes and its estimated that up to 300 people were murdered. Historian Scott Ellsworth tells the largely untold story of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre.

Culture Crash 21-08: Framing Britney Spears

Culture Crash 21-08: Framing Britney Spears

We discuss the new Hulu release, Framing Britney Spears, which follows Spears’ rise to pop stardom, the ups and downs of her life in the spotlight and the controversial conversatorship that she’s reportedly been under since 2008.

21-07 Segment 2: The Joys Of Being Back In The Classroom

21-07 Segment 2: The Joys Of Being Back In The Classroom

As some schools return back to in-person learning, we take a look at a few of the ways teaching has changed this year, including new safety precautions and the use of continued e-learning technology. Kelly Rigg is an eighth-grade teacher in Ephrata, Pennsylvania and shares what’s it’s been like to be back teaching in the classroom full-time during a pandemic.

21-07 Segment 1: The Path To Europa

21-07 Segment 1: The Path To Europa

The Jupiter moon, Europa is 390 million miles away from Earth. In 2025, the NASA Europa Clipper mission launches and is estimated to arrive in Jupiter’s orbit by 2031. Why Europa? Underneath its radiated surface, the icy moon is believed to host a vast ocean similar to Earth’s that has ample conditions for complex life. Author David W. Brown joins Viewpoints this week to shed some light on the Jovian moon and some of the challenges that came with the lengthy approval of this deep space mission.

Culture Crash 21-07: Easy-to-Watch TV

Sometimes a tense, high stakes show isn’t the relaxing break we all need. We discuss our favorite lighthearted, easy-to-consume series that are entertaining and great to watch time and time again.

21-06 Segment 1: Forced Behavioral Treatment Programs

21-06 Segment 1: Forced Behavioral Treatment Programs

Each year, thousands of young adults are sent to long-term, in-patient behavioral centers that are seen as the last resort for troubled teens. Their parents often sign off on this treatment because they believe that this ‘tough love’ route is the only answer to turning things around. Journalist and author, Kenneth R. Rosen joins Viewpoints this week to share his own adolescent experience at three of these centers and the long-term damage this type of treatment can wreak on young minds.

21-06 Segment 2: The Birth Of Criminal Science In The U.S.

21-06 Segment 2: The Birth Of Criminal Science In The U.S.

Today, the field of forensic science is one of the most important tools that investigators have in cracking a case. From forensic geology to DNA analysis to ballistics, analyzing the science behind each crime is crucial. To better understand its beginnings, we go back to the twentieth century to shed a light on Edward Oscar Heinrich – an innovative man who made many contributions to early forensic science in the U.S.

Culture Crash 21-06: The Tumultuous Legacy Of Tiger Woods

Culture Crash 21-06: The Tumultuous Legacy Of Tiger Woods

HBO’s new release, Tiger chronicles the ups and downs of Tiger Wood’s golf career and personal life. We discuss if the new documentary is overhyped or worth the watch.