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  • Ep. 15. One Father’s Lasting Gift To His Daughter

    GUEST: Dr. Chris Yandle, Author, Lucky Enough: A Year of a Dad’s Daily Notes of Encouragement and Life Lessons to His Daughter

    Chances are, at some point, you’ve felt the sting of not fitting in. If you’re a kid, this can be a big blow to your confidence and spirit. So, what’s a parent to do? If you are Dr. Chris Yandle, you write notes – lots of them. In this episode, Chris shares how his notes ...

    December 12, 2021

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    Ep. 15: 12.12.21
  • Ep. 14. How to Change a Misinformed Mind

    GUEST: Dr. Nika Kabiri, professor, author, and decision science specialist

    It’s easy to discount conspiracy theories as harmless or simply bizarre. But, in recent years, they’ve bred the kind of misinformation that has given rise to dangerous calls to action and fatal violence – as well as deep rifts between relatives, friends, and colleagues. Is there a way out of this? In this episode, Dr. ...

    November 28, 2021

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    Ep. 14: 11.28.21
  • Ep. 13. How to Be Graceful (Even When You’re Mad as H*ll)

    GUEST: Kirsten Powers, CNN Senior Political Analyst, former Fox News Analyst

    Grace: it’s a virtue one doesn’t often see during divisive on-air political debates. Our guest, Kirsten Powers, a former political commentator for Fox News and current political analyst for CNN, knows this world well and has something to say about it. She believes in the transformative power of grace when it comes to fostering more ...

    November 14, 2021

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    Ep. 13: 11.14.21
  • Ep. 12. Should You Stop Saying These Words?

    GUEST: Bella De Soriano, Healthline Media’s Senior Public Health Integrity Manager, Medical Affairs

    Peanut gallery. Master bedroom. Wheelchair bound. Birth defect. What do these terms have in common? They all have the power to offend – the first two because of their racist origins and the next two because they’re often considered ableist. As our guest Bella De Soriano points out, the words we use have the power ...

    October 31, 2021

    Ep. 12: 10.31.21
  • Ep. 11. Are International Students Really a Good Thing?

    GUEST: Dr. Rajika Bhandari, Author, America Calling: A Foreign Student in a Country of Possibility

    Should U.S. colleges and universities be encouraging more international students to fill their seats? Or, should U.S. residents be prioritized? Dr. Rajika Bhandari joins us to talk about the shifting political and public sentiments that have influenced the way we think about international students – and immigrants – and the value they bring to America’s ...

    October 17, 2021

    Ep. 11: 10.17.21
  • Ep. 10. How to Win Your Next Debate

    GUEST: John Donvan, Host and Moderator, Intelligence Squared U.S. Debate Series

    With polarization and deeply entrenched ideology threatening our ability to truly listen to one another, is civil discourse dead? Our guest John Donvan isn’t ready to admit defeat just yet. In our latest episode, the host and moderator of the Intelligence Squared U.S. debate series shares how he’s seen firsthand how reasoned and constructive discourse ...

    October 3, 2021

    Ep. 10: 10.03.21
  • Ep. 9. Breaking News OR Broken News: Teaching News Literacy to Kids

    GUEST: Robin Terry Brown, Author, Breaking The News: What’s Real, What’s Not, and Why the Difference Matters

    In today’s media landscape, it can be hard to separate fact from fiction. We’ve invited author Robin Terry Brown to talk about how this affects kids, tweens, and teens, and what they can do to become more educated about truth versus misinformation. We’ll talk about her latest book, Breaking The News: What’s Real, What’s Not, ...

    September 19, 2021

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    Ep. 9: 09.19.21