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.

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.

Culture Crash 20-39: Revisiting Our Favorite Films & Books

Culture Crash 20-39: Revisiting Our Favorite Films & Books

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.

Culture Crash 20-38: The Theatre Release Of “Tenet”

Culture Crash 20-38: The Theatre Release of “Tenet”

The blockbuster release, “Tenet” by prominent director Christopher Nolan is one of the first major films to make a theatre release in several months. Is it worth the watch?

Culture Crash 20-37: The Lasting Legacy Of Actor Chadwick Boseman

Culture Crash 20-37: The Lasting Legacy Of Actor Chadwick Boseman

Chadwick Boseman passed away from cancer at the age of 43 on August 28. We honor his legacy and his many contributions to film from starring in Black Panther to his portrayal of baseball player, Jackie Robinson in the 2013 movie 42.

Culture Crash 20-36: The Soothing Sounds Of Frank Ocean

Culture Crash 20-36: The Soothing Sounds of Frank Ocean

It’s no surprise that many of us are always looking for new ways to de-stress and relax this year. Whether you’re cooking, driving or just relaxing, the music of Frank Ocean is a fantastic choice.

Culture Crash 20-35: Exploring The Works of Charlie Kaufman

Culture Crash 20-35: Exploring the Works of Charlie Kaufman

Writer & director Charlie Kaufman is known for several hit movies including Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Synecdoche, New York. We explore some of his biggest career triumphs and the upcoming release of his new Netflix original, I’m Thinking of Ending Things that’s based off the novel written by Iain Reid.

How To Travel Once We Can All Travel Again

20-34 Segment 1: How To Travel Once We Can All Travel Again

For most people this year, traveling seems like a distant memory. Getting on a plane, taking a train or even using public transport on a daily basis has been largely abandoned with COVID-19. But once it is safe to travel again – where’s the first place you’d like to go? Acclaimed travel guide, writer and TV host, Rick Steves joins Viewpoints this week to share how you can get the most out of your travels and fully immerse yourself in the local culture, people and history.

Culture Crash 20-34: Taylor Swift’s Surprise Album

The new summer release, Folklore, by artist Taylor Swift heads in a stylistically different direction than what she’s largely known for. We discuss the new album and some of our favorite songs.

Culture Crash 20-33: A Collection of Science Fiction

The Forward is a new science fiction series of six short novellas written by prominent authors in the genre. We discuss the appeal and if the new release is worth the purchase.

20-30 Segment 2: The Church Of Scientology

20-30 Segment 2: The Church Of Scientology

Scientology – is it a religion, spiritual group, business organization? The group was created in the 1950’s and is headquartered in Los Angeles. There’s been much mixed media coverage about Scientology, but, still, most people know little about the claimed religion. We speak with a former member about her involvement and the people who commit their faith, time and money to Scientology.

20-27 Segment 2: Is Instagram The New Online Diary For Generation Z?

20-27 Segment 2: Is Instagram The New Online Diary For Generation Z?

While some of us still prefer pen and paper, many younger people are shifting to everything digital. And it’s not just for to-do lists or communication, but also using platforms like Instagram, Twitter or Facebook as a daily, reflective ‘online diary’. However, sometimes this vulnerability in such a public setting can lead down a slippery slope. We discuss the pros and cons of candidly sharing your life on social media.