18-17 Segment 1: Our Right to Privacy in the Social Media Age

When it comes to social media, who owns what information, and how do we assert the rights we do have? We talk to a professor of law about the legal issues associated with online profiles.

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18-16 Segment 1: Adventures and Explorations

Being an explorer seems like a childhood fantasy, but it’s a real thing people do. We talk to two experts about explorers of the past and ways you can see the world through fresh eyes.

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18-16 Segment 2: Tips and Tricks for Cooking at Home

Chef Alison Roman joins the show to give advice on cooking at home to make sure you can eat deliciously even without spending a night out or losing track of your diet.

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18-15 Segment 1: The Rise of Confrontational Politics

Politicians have always stirred up controversy, but no politician has ever done it as often, or as well as Donald Trump. We talk to two experts about the attraction to these politicians.

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18-15 Segment 2: The Overblown Importance of What College You Attend

When a high school student isn’t accepted into the college of their dreams, it can be devastating. But we look at whether college choice really matters as much as we may think.

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18-14 Segment 1: A Peek Into the Minds of Real Life Con Men

Our guest discusses what con men are like in real life, some of the most famous cons from the past, and the techniques that make us all vulnerable to being swindled.

18-13 Segment 1: A Spy in the Civil Rights Movement

Author Marc Perrusquia joins the show to tell the story of Ernest Withers, a Civil Rights photographer and a spy for the FBI, and helps us parse through what it all means.

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18-12 Segment 1: Racism In 2018

We talk to experts on sociology and racism about what racism looks like in our modern world and what we all can be doing to help make the world more tolerant and less racially biased.

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18-12 Segment 2: The Benefits of Music Education

Often during a budget crunch music education is the first thing to go yet there are many benefits learning music can have on our brains and child development.

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18-10 Segment 1: Education For Students With Autism

The right to an education is guaranteed to all students by federal law. But experts and parents are now wondering if we’re doing enough to help students with autism.

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18-09 Segment 1: Empowering Students To Be Leaders

We talk to experts about how teachers and schools are teaching young adults to think critically about important topics and take an active role in the ongoing debates.

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18-09 Segment 2: The Value of Grit

We talk to an expert about grit, the intangible "thing" that encompasses someone's passion and perseverance, and how it encourages a person to pursue their goals.

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18-08 Segment 1: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: A Debilitating and Misunderstood Malady

David Adam, a reporter and author who has lived with OCD for almost 20 years, explains his disorder and clear up some common misconceptions about the debilitating disorder.

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18-08 Segment 2: Processing Unimaginable Grief

Grief is apart of the human experience, but that doesn’t make it any easier. Author Tom Malmquist talks about how we processed his grief through writing, and the hope he finds in raising his daughter.

18-07 Segment 1: The Graduate, 50 Years Later

Few movies become as iconic as Mike Nichols’s December 1967 classic, The Graduate. Now, 50 years later, we look at some of the elements that made the film so memorable.

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18-07 Segment 2: The Power of the Written Word

Scholar Martin Puchner takes us through the history of writing stories down, and how those written accounts have become so important to our understanding of the world.

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18-06 Segment 1: Making Philosophy Relatable Through Humor

Authors Thomas Cathcart and Daniel Klein use humor to explain philosophical beliefs from deep thinkers, like Immanuel Kant and John Locke.

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18-06 Segment 2: Norwich, Vermont’s Olympic Formula

New York Times sportswriter Karen Crouse explains how the culture and parenting of Norwich, Vermont has helped the town to produce 11 Olympians since the '80s.

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18-05 Segment 1: Reworking a Classic

Author A.J. Finn talks about his book “The Woman in the Window,” which uses Alfred Hitchcock’s film "Rear Window" as inspiration to tell a story about the anxiety disorder agoraphobia.

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18-05 Segment 2: Super Bowl Ads

We talk to marketing specialists about how to craft a good ad, how ads are effectively measured and what makes an ad memorable.