21-24 Segment 1: The Environmental Effects Of Staggering Palm Oil Production

21-24 Segment 1: The Environmental Effects Of Staggering Palm Oil Production

In the U.S., most Americans commonly use vegetable or olive oil when cooking. While we don’t often here about palm oil, it’s in many of the products that we buy at the grocery store, including everything from food to personal care products. And abroad, palm oil is widely used in cooking and frying. Last year, global consumption reached 72 million tons. However, this ingredient is not being produced sustainably and has led to widespread deforestation in Southeast Asian countries. What’s being done to curb the palm oil crisis?

21-24 Segment 2: The Highs of Running

21-24 Segment 2: The Highs of Running

Imagine running 50 miles – almost double the distance of a typical marathon. Do you think you could ever do it? Dean Karnazes, an ultra-runner, joins Viewpoints this week to break down the extreme sport of ultra-marathons. He’s been tackling long distances and smashing records for several years and has made a name for himself in the running world. We hear his story and some tips he has for people who are trying to slowly ease into everyday running.

Culture Crash 21-24: The Perfect Album

Culture Crash 21-24: The Perfect Album

This week, we discuss the importance of an album’s length. All too often it can feel like some of the songs on the album are just there to fill time, so people feel like they’re getting more music for their money.