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Viewpoints Radio

Compass Media

Sit down with Viewpoints each week as we report on social issues, the environment, history, food – you name it. What’s it like to give birth in prison? Could the plague resurface with climate change? How has politics been permanently reshaped by the Trump era? Candid stories on topics you should know, plus Culture Crash – a three-minute recap on a timely topic in media to keep you up-to-date on all things music, TV and film. Hosted by Marty Peterson, Gary Price, Evan Rook and produced by Amirah Zaveri. New shows posted each Sunday by 5 a.m. EST. Subscribe and listen, and find out more info at viewpointsradio.org. Also, follow us on Twitter & Instagram at ViewpointsRadio.

Sit down with Viewpoints each week as we report on social issues, the environment, history, food – you name it. What’s it like to give birth in prison? Could the plague resurface with climate change? How has politics been permanently reshaped by the Trump era? Candid stories on topics you should know, plus Culture Crash – a three-minute recap on a timely topic in media to keep you up-to-date on all things music, TV and film. Hosted by Marty Peterson, Gary Price, Evan Rook and produced by Amirah Zaveri. New shows posted each Sunday by 5 a.m. EST. Subscribe and listen, and find out more info at viewpointsradio.org. Also, follow us on Twitter & Instagram at ViewpointsRadio.

Location:

Yankton, SD

Networks:

Compass Media

Description:

Sit down with Viewpoints each week as we report on social issues, the environment, history, food – you name it. What’s it like to give birth in prison? Could the plague resurface with climate change? How has politics been permanently reshaped by the Trump era? Candid stories on topics you should know, plus Culture Crash – a three-minute recap on a timely topic in media to keep you up-to-date on all things music, TV and film. Hosted by Marty Peterson, Gary Price, Evan Rook and produced by Amirah Zaveri. New shows posted each Sunday by 5 a.m. EST. Subscribe and listen, and find out more info at viewpointsradio.org. Also, follow us on Twitter & Instagram at ViewpointsRadio.

Language:

English

Contact:

8472999500


Episodes

The Sketch That Solves the Crime

1/10/2021
You’ve probably seen a black and white portrait of a suspect displayed online, broadcasted on TV or even printed in a newspaper back in the day. But how exactly does a forensic sketch artist create such a detailed and accurate profile based off a single, hour-long witness interview? Lois Gibson, a longtime police sketch artist in Houston, joins Viewpoints this week.

Duration:00:12:03

The Law of Treason: Its Modern Use

1/10/2021
To call someone a traitor or label an act as treasonous is a big claim. But what exactly does treason mean? What does it entail? We speak with constitutional law expert, Professor Carlton Larson about its limited use in modern courtrooms and the public’s perception of the law versus its actual scope and definition.

Duration:00:08:56

Culture Crash: A Review Of The “Small Axe” Anthology

1/10/2021
We discuss Steve McQueen’s five-part series, “Small Axe” that originally aired in the UK but is now available to stream in full on Amazon Prime.

Duration:00:02:47

The Fascinating Science Behind Black Holes

1/3/2021
Black holes have always intrigued and captured the imagination of millions since they were first theorized and coined by German physicist Karl Schwarzschild in 1916. For decades, scientists have worked to learn more about these mysterious objects in space. However, even today, there’s still much we have yet to learn.

Duration:00:09:09

The Psychopath Inside

1/3/2021
Who do you think of when you read or hear the word, psychopath? Rarely does anyone think of the mild-mannered neuroscientist next door. We speak to two experts about what the term actually means in the medical world, how it’s tested for in various people and why many people who have psychopathic tendencies are able to function in a non-violent, productive manner.

Duration:00:10:54

Culture Crash: A Look Back At What Got Us Through 2020

1/3/2021
There’s no doubt it’s been a long and frankly, weird year. We highlight some of the books, shows and movies that kept us entertained in 2020.

Duration:00:02:42

Game Show History

12/27/2020
Before the game shows of today, there were countless series of the past that defied our notion of showmanship. Full of grandiose props, charismatic hosts and the perfect, hand-picked contestants, these series kept viewers hooked till the very end and were (really) too good to be true. We discuss some of the most popular game shows in American history and how the industry has evolved over the last 70 years.

Duration:00:09:57

The On- And Off-Stage Benefits Of Practicing Improv

12/27/2020
Getting on a stage in front of a crowd can be extremely daunting. But, taking a risk and trying something new may not only lead you to a new hobby but a renewed perspective on life. Improv comedy forces you to connect on a deeper level with others, as well as yourself through the collaboration, communication and confidence the performance art requires.

Duration:00:13:35

Culture Crash: A Film Homage to “The Twilight Zone”

12/27/2020
We recommend the new movie, “The Vast of Night” now available to stream on Amazon Prime. It has the same vibes as “The Twilight Zone”, transporting viewers back to an entirely different time period.

Duration:00:02:24

The Toll Of Unending Discrimination

12/20/2020
Segregation not only divides cities but leads to divided people as well. It fuels biases against people who may look or act different than us, leading to generations of inequity and discrimination. Viewpoints speaks with social justice activist, Tonika Johnson about the many impacts’ segregation has had on the city of Chicago.

Duration:00:11:43

What Are You Grateful For?

12/20/2020
Thank goodness 2020 is just about over. While this year has been full of many challenges, it’s also made more Americans realize what truly matters and the importance of being thankful for even the littlest of things. As we all look ahead to next year and the habits we hope to cultivate, we discuss the benefits of practicing gratitude through writing.

Duration:00:11:01

Revisiting The Video Game “The Last of Us”

12/20/2020
“The Last of Us” and “The Last of Us Part Two” both have intricate storylines set in a post-zombie apocalypse world that makes for adventurous and exciting game play. We dive into the creative development that sets this game apart.

Duration:00:03:04

The Lasting Legacy Of Alex Trebek & Jeopardy!

12/13/2020
Alex Trebek hosted Jeopardy! for 37 seasons until his passing last month from pancreatic cancer. The trivia quiz series is unlike any other show on TV – and some would argue that a big part of what made it so entertaining was Trebek’s talent for leading the game. We explore his career legacy and what’s next for Jeopardy!.

Duration:00:14:33

The Modern Diamond Business

12/13/2020
The northwestern coast of South Africa & Namibia has been a mining hub for diamonds since the 1900’s. Local workers labor through long shifts and hazardous working conditions in order to feed their families. The pay? Roughly five cents per carat of rough diamonds found. While some may argue that the industry stimulates the local economy, once a company deems an area to be over-mined, it pulls out, leaving behind nothing for locals except ravaged land.

Duration:00:11:10

Culture Crash: The Queen’s Gambit

12/13/2020
You don’t need to be a chess whiz to enjoy The Queen’s Gambit. Viewpoints explores the Netflix breakout hit featuring actress Anya Taylor-Joy.

Duration:00:02:14

Culture Crash: When To Quit the Book You’re Reading

12/11/2020
When do you call it quits on a book that you just can’t get into? We discuss a few picks that are popular reads but just didn’t hook us enough to continue on.

Duration:00:02:15

Liar, Liar: How To Get To The Truth

12/6/2020
How do professionals question people to get the information they want? We talk to an expert in interrogation and lying on this subject, and how law enforcement and job interviewers use the same tactics to find out if someone may be lying to them.

Duration:00:12:16

Becoming Steve Jobs

12/6/2020
Apple co-founder, Steve Jobs, was hailed as a genius and master innovator during his lifetime, but his career wasn’t always a smooth, upward trajectory. He failed many times and was eventually sidelined at Apple. We speak with one of his biographers about how Jobs changed his ways during this turbulent time, and how his experiences working with NeXt Computer and Pixar helped develop him into a savvier, more understanding leader.

Duration:00:11:18

I Spy Delicious Pie

11/29/2020
Boozy Pecan, Cranberry-Pear, Banana Crème. The many flavors and textures of pie are endless. Just because Thanksgiving and all-things pumpkin have passed, doesn’t mean an end to sugary holiday sweets. Viewpoints speaks with cookbook author Ken Haedrich about the prevalence of pie in American culture and how anyone – at any skill level – can bake a delicious pie in no time.

Duration:00:09:18

The Early American Diet

11/29/2020
Throughout history - war, famine, economic instability has affected what we choose to buy at the grocery store. Even today, the pandemic has shifted our grocery shopping and eating habits. This week, we rewind back to the Great Depression, which forced millions of Americans to find new recipes and get creative with the limited number of ingredients they could afford.

Duration:00:13:52