Imagine finding out at 54-years-old that the father who raised you wasn’t actually your biological dad. Novelist Dani Shapiro found herself in this position after she and her husband sent in an at-home DNA test to Ancestry.com and it came back with some unexpected results.
In a moment where many are practicing ‘social distancing’ it can be a good opportunity to put down your phones and pick up a stress-relieving solo hobby. We speak with Shannon Downey, creator of Badass Cross Stitch, about the simplicity and art of cross-stitching as well as how she’s used it to channel local and national social issues.
It can sometimes still feel unreal that NBA superstar Kobe Bryant is gone. The retired Los Angeles Lakers player was more than just an athlete, but a tremendous idol to millions of people across the world. We discuss his legacy and the fragility of life.
Disney+ debuted this past fall to a lot of speculation about what another streaming platform could really add to the already crowded marketplace. We discuss its offerings and who might really benefit from its niche selection.
There’s nothing quite like watching reality TV – and holiday-themed reality TV may be even better if you’re trying to de-stress during the month of December. We delve into the world of Food Network’s popular show, Holiday Baking Championship to get the inside scoop on what it’s really like to compete and judge a competitive baking series.
Cooking during the holidays can be a major source of stress – but it doesn’t have to be. Viewpoints speaks with cookbook author Julia Turshen to get some insider tips & tricks on how to quickly pull together a successful holiday meal with basic cooking skills and ingredients that are most often already in your pantry.
What would it be like to photograph a sitting president? Viewpoints Radio speaks with Lawrence Jackson who was an official White House photographer during the eight-year Obama administration. Through his unique position, he intimately witnessed every angle of the presidency from the historic to the chaotic.
Diversity in reporting is vital to news that showcases differing perspectives. We speak with Zahra Hankir, journalist and author of the new book, Our Women on the Ground, to learn more about some of the courageous female journalists who’ve risked their lives to report from within the Middle East during tumultuous periods. These women defy terrorists, the government and break traditional norms to share what they're seeing, hearing and experiencing from the ground.
The NFL turns 100 this year. We discuss the American tradition of football and why the sport is so near and dear to many of our hearts.
Summertime is prime wedding season, and if you have several weddings to attend or be involved in, the costs can quickly start to add up. We speak with two women who are shaking up the wedding industry with their nontraditional viewpoints.
Author Jared Yates Sexton shares memories from his own turbulent childhood and accounts as a journalist and connects it to the larger discussion around the phenomenon of toxic masculinity in the U.S. What exactly is toxic masculinity and how is it affecting men and youth?
You may have noticed a new movie on your Netflix homepage called Roma. It’s Oscar-winning director Alfonso Cuarón’s most personal film yet and an absolute masterpiece.
A look at what is coming up on Viewpoints show 18-22.
Dr. Daphne de Marneffe, a clinical psychologist, talks about how couples can maintain a healthy marriage and work through some of the issues common in modern marriages.
It’s all around us: the sounds of the holiday season. We explore some of the classics and modern hits that make December truly the most wonderful time of the year.
Two experts talk about over-parenting, the tendency to demand your child earn straight A’s, work to be a sports star, and find the time to work a part-time job and how to fix it.
A look at what is coming up on Viewpoints show 17-18
We discuss the current status of public schooling for autistic students and how the systems in place can be optimized to help students grow even more.
We talk to the parent and the doctor of a transgender child to discover what science says about gender transitions and how one family navigated the issues associated with having a child you suddenly don’t fully understand.
We explore why kids behave the way they do in certain situations, and offer strategies for dealing with a child that can help them grow more responsible.