21-04 Segment 1: A Pandemic Education: It Continues On Into 2021

21-04 Segment 1: A Pandemic Education: It Continues On Into 2021

It’s been ten months since many schools across the nation shifted to online learning. Students, parents and everyone working within education have braved the many challenges of learning within a pandemic. With vaccine distribution underway, many within the field are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel and the eventual return to classrooms hopefully later this year. We speak with two education experts about the changes happening in the field as technology plays a bigger role.

The Competitive Nature of Today's Youth Sports

21-04 Segment 2: The Competitive Nature of Today’s Youth Sports

The world of youth sports can be incredibly stressful. Long practices, hefty investments and increasingly selective teams can add up to parents pushing their kids to the brink. We speak with Rich Cohen, a hockey dad, about the modern pressures of the competitive sport and why some parents end up caring more about the sport than their own kid does.

Culture Crash 21-04: The Abundance Of Mediocre Media On Streaming Platforms

Culture Crash 21-04: An Abundance of Mediocre Media on Streaming Platforms

When scrolling through streaming sites like Netflix, Disney+ Amazon Prime or Hulu, the number of movies and shows can feel endless. But, how many of these originals are really worth the watch? Shouldn’t the focus be more on quality rather than quantity?

Culture Crash 21-03: Is HBO’s Show “Euphoria” Euphoric?

Culture Crash 21-03: Is HBO’s Show “Euphoria” Really Euphoric?

Whether you’re a young adult or not, the teen-focused show, “Euphoria” is a refreshing take on this period of life and all the struggles that come along with it. The full series is now streaming on HBO and HBO Max.

21-03 Segment 2: Spies & Soldiers: The Women Of The Civil War

21-03 Segment 2: Spies & Soldiers: The Women Of The Civil War

We know so much about the men of the Civil War, but the courageous women of this time and their contributions are seldom shown in history books. Historian Karen Abbott decided to change that. She tells the story of several women who helped their respective sides during the Civil War. These women were not just nurses and aides, but endearing female soldiers and spies disguised and embedded in the fight.

21-03 Segment 1: The Pandemic’s Push On E-Commerce

While many small, neighborhood stores are fighting to keep their doors open, e-commerce giants like Amazon are seeing staggering growth. In fact, 2020 was the most successful year-to-date for the company. The pandemic has forced millions to buy more items online or through curbside pick-up. So, how has this shift in shopping habits changed the retail game for good? Business journalist Lawrence Ingrassia joins Viewpoints this week to break down the evolving e-commerce landscape.

21-02 Segment 1: The Sketch That Solves The Crime

21-02 Segment 1: The Sketch That Solves The Crime

You’ve probably seen a black and white portrait of a suspect displayed online, broadcasted on TV or even printed in a newspaper back in the day. But how exactly does a forensic sketch artist create such a detailed and accurate profile based off a single, hour-long witness interview? Lois Gibson, a longtime police sketch artist in Houston, joins Viewpoints this week.

Culture Crash 21-02: A Review Of The “Small Axe” Anthology

Culture Crash 21-02: A Review Of The “Small Axe” Anthology

We discuss Steve McQueen’s five-part series, “Small Axe” that originally aired in the UK but is now available to stream in full on Amazon Prime.

21-01 Segment 1: The Psychopath Inside

21-01 Segment 1: The Psychopath Inside

Who do you think of when you read or hear the word, psychopath? Rarely does anyone think of the mild-mannered neuroscientist next door. We speak to two experts about what the term actually means in the medical world, how it’s tested for in various people and why many people who have psychopathic tendencies are able to function in a non-violent, productive manner.

Culture Crash 21-01: A Look Back At What Got Us Through 2020

Culture Crash 21-01: A Look Back At What Got Us Through 2020

There’s no doubt it’s been a long and frankly, weird year. We highlight some of the books, shows and movies that kept us entertained in 2020.

Culture Crash 20-52: A Film Homage To “The Twilight Zone”

Culture Crash 20-52: A Film Homage to “The Twilight Zone”

We recommend the new movie, “The Vast of Night” now available to stream on Amazon Prime. It has the same vibes as “The Twilight Zone”, transporting viewers back to an entirely different time period.

20-51 Segment 2: Game Show History

20-52 Segment 2: Game Show History

Before the game shows of today, there were countless series of the past that defied our notion of showmanship. Full of grandiose props, charismatic hosts and the perfect, hand-picked contestants, these series kept viewers hooked till the very end and were (really) too good to be true. We discuss some of the most popular game shows in American history and how the industry has evolved over the last 70 years.

20-52 Segment 1: The On- And Off-Stage Benefits Of Practicing Improv

20-52 Segment 1: The On- And Off-Stage Benefits Of Practicing Improv

Getting on a stage in front of a crowd can be extremely daunting. But, taking a risk and trying something new may not only lead you to a new hobby but a renewed perspective on life. Improv comedy forces you to connect on a deeper level with others, as well as yourself through the collaboration, communication and confidence the performance art requires.

Culture Crash 20-51: Revisiting The Video Game “The Last of Us”

Culture Crash 20-51: Revisiting The Video Game “The Last of Us”

“The Last of Us” and “The Last of Us Part Two” both have intricate storylines set in a post-zombie apocalypse world that makes for adventurous and exciting game play. We dive into the creative development that sets this game apart.

Culture Crash 20-50: The Queen’s Gambit

Culture Crash 20-50: The Queen’s Gambit

You don’t need to be a chess whiz to enjoy The Queen’s Gambit. Viewpoints explores the Netflix breakout hit featuring actress Anya Taylor-Joy.