16-01 Segment 1: Music Education: Benefits in all areas of study

  Synopsis: Many schools are cutting back or cutting out music education because of funding restraints. Is this a good idea? What do music and the other arts bring to a child’s overall education and development? We talk to two arts experts and some students about the value of music education in a child’s life, …

Continue reading 16-01 Segment 1: Music Education: Benefits in all areas of study

16-01 Segment 2: The American Revolution: When did it really begin?

  Synopsis: In school we learn that the American Revolution began with the battles of Lexington and Concord. But did it? We talk to a historian and author about the events that preceded those battles that effectively threw out British rule in Massachusetts and set the stage for the other colonies to revolt and fight …

Continue reading 16-01 Segment 2: The American Revolution: When did it really begin?

15-52 Segment 1: Celebrating New Year’s — At Home

Synopsis: Not everyone likes to go out and celebrate the New Year with the hoards in the bars and streets. Our guests have ideas on how you can have just as much fun toasting in 2016 at home. We’ll hear how you can pair your favorite movies with some creative cocktails; learn about and try …

Continue reading 15-52 Segment 1: Celebrating New Year’s — At Home

15-52 Segment 2: Photographing the Beatles: A friend looks back

Synopsis: If you’re a Baby Boomer then you know all about the excitement and frenzy that occurred when the Beatles first arrived on the scene and traveled to America. We talk to a photographer who not only took many memorable pictures of the Fab Four, but who also became their good friend. We discuss what …

Continue reading 15-52 Segment 2: Photographing the Beatles: A friend looks back

15-51 Segment 1: A Pearl Harbor Christmas

Synopsis: Seventy-four years ago this month, the U.S. was attacked by Japan at Pearl Harbor, drawing the country into World War II. We talk to an author and historian about how FDR, Churchill, MacArthur and others planned for the war during those few weeks before the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. Host: Gary Price. Guest: …

Continue reading 15-51 Segment 1: A Pearl Harbor Christmas

15-51 Segment 2: Interpreting the Constitution: How do we know what the framers intended?

Synopsis: When Congress debates a constitutional point, or when the Supreme Court is considering a case brought before it, we often hear the question, “what did the framers intend?” How does anyone really know what people, who debated issues more than 200 years ago, really intended? We talk to two constitutional specialists about the issue, …

Continue reading 15-51 Segment 2: Interpreting the Constitution: How do we know what the framers intended?

15-50 Segment 1: Too Much Future: Dialing back on what comes next

Synopsis: We are a culture that’s obsessed with the future and technology. We want to “seize the future” like no other generation before, and become available to anyone 24/7 through the internet, wifi and cell phones. Our guests address these phenomena and discuss why it’s happening and how concentrating too much on the future and …

Continue reading 15-50 Segment 1: Too Much Future: Dialing back on what comes next

15-50 Segment 2: The Achievement Gap: Why do minority students in good schools still lag behind?

Synopsis: There are many good schools that try to ensure that every student gets the best education possible and an equal opportunity to succeed in their studies and extracurricular activities. Our guest says that despite efforts on the part of school administrators and teachers, there is still a racial achievement gap in even the most …

Continue reading 15-50 Segment 2: The Achievement Gap: Why do minority students in good schools still lag behind?

15-49 Segment 1: Coloring Books for Adults: Nostalgia with benefits

Synopsis: Remember how much fun it was to crack open a new coloring book and crayons when you were a kid? These days, adults are reliving that thrill in huge numbers, maybe even fighting their kids for that Burnt Sienna crayon! Adult coloring books are all the rage, and we talk to two of the most …

Continue reading 15-49 Segment 1: Coloring Books for Adults: Nostalgia with benefits

15-49 Segment 2: Cheddar: The story of America’s iconic cheese

Synopsis: This holiday season, there probably won’t be a celebration in the country that doesn’t contain cheese in some form or another. It’s one of America’s favorite snack foods, and cheddar is our favorite variety of the dairy product. But what is cheese? How is it made and how did cheddar get to be America’s …

Continue reading 15-49 Segment 2: Cheddar: The story of America’s iconic cheese

15-48 Segment 2: What to Do When You’re New: Navigating New Situations

  Synopsis: When you’re the new person at the office, in the neighborhood or at a party it can be an awkward situation, especially if you’re not the most gregarious person. Our guest discusses the issue and offers advice on how to navigate various situations when you’re the newbie in the room. Host: Marty Peterson. …

Continue reading 15-48 Segment 2: What to Do When You’re New: Navigating New Situations

15-47 Segment 1: Buying Ethically and Sustainably for the Holidays

Synopsis: It’s almost time to head to the mall and check out the holiday decorations and pick up some presents for friends and family. A lot of people will be buying clothing, shoes, accessories and making sweets as gifts, thinking only about the cost and if the recipient will like it. Our guests say that …

Continue reading 15-47 Segment 1: Buying Ethically and Sustainably for the Holidays

15-47 Segment 2: Henry Clay: America’s greatest statesman that you don’t know

Synopsis: Most of us have heard the name of Henry Clay, but he’s not one of the people we usually remember the way we do George Washington or Thomas Jefferson. Our guest says that Clay was just as important to our nation as the founding fathers, and he discusses the great contributions this Speaker of the …

Continue reading 15-47 Segment 2: Henry Clay: America’s greatest statesman that you don’t know

15-47 Segment 1: Business Blunders: Cleaning up the mess

Synopsis: There have been a number of incidents recently where large companies or their spokespeople give the business a black eye by their manufacturing practices or illegal behavior. What can a business do to bounce back and once again create trust with its customers? Our two business specialist discuss the issue and offer advice about …

Continue reading 15-47 Segment 1: Business Blunders: Cleaning up the mess

15-46 Segment 2: Somewhere There Is Still a Sun: A Holocaust memoir

Synopsis: Although their numbers are dwindling every year, there are still many people alive today who remember and lived through the Holocaust during World War II. One of these men spoke to us about his experience as a young boy in a Czechoslovakian work camp, and how his mother – through hard work, quick thinking …

Continue reading 15-46 Segment 2: Somewhere There Is Still a Sun: A Holocaust memoir

15-45 Segment 2: In the Kingdom of Ice: The voyage of the USS Jeannette

Back in the 1870s and 80s, the north and south poles were as mysterious and intriguing as the moon and planets are to us today. Many expeditions tried – and most failed – to reach the North Pole, leaving many courageous sailors and their ships encased in the snow and ice. We talk to an …

Continue reading 15-45 Segment 2: In the Kingdom of Ice: The voyage of the USS Jeannette

15-44 Segment 1: Public Speaking: Overcoming fear and putting your best voice forward

Synopsis: Speaking in public can be a very anxiety-producing experience, but why? And how can we remove some of that anxiety and do a better job in front of an audience? Our guests discuss the fear of public speaking and offer advice on how to create, prepare for and deliver a speech with confidence. Host: …

Continue reading 15-44 Segment 1: Public Speaking: Overcoming fear and putting your best voice forward

15-44 Segment 2: Jack London: Adventure author and social activist

Synopsis: Author Jack London is known for his stories of adventure in the Klondike, the Yukon and other far-away places. Our guest, however, says these stories also reflect his desire to bring the plight of poor and exploited workers to the public’s attention. We’ll hear how London’s hardscrabble youth and physically demanding jobs informed his …

Continue reading 15-44 Segment 2: Jack London: Adventure author and social activist

15-43 Segment 1: Halloween Traditions, Costumes and Why We Love to be Scared

  Synopsis: It’s the time of year when all the ghosts and goblins, witches and monsters, superheroes and villains don their Halloween best and head off to trick-or-treat, party or walk through a haunted house. Why do we dress up for the holiday? What do our costumes say about us? Why do we love to …

Continue reading 15-43 Segment 1: Halloween Traditions, Costumes and Why We Love to be Scared

15-43 Segment 2: Scary Critters

  Synopsis: Two of the scariest symbols of Halloween are spiders and bats. They have bad reputations for not just being creepy, but dangerous. We get the straight scoop in these creepy critters from two experts in the fields of entomology and bats, and hear how both of these creatures are not as scary as …

Continue reading 15-43 Segment 2: Scary Critters