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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

Designing A Greener Building Landscape

9/19/2021
Constructing a new building requires many resources, from hundreds of hours of labor to thousands of pounds of steel, cement, glass and other building materials. Design consultant Ned Cramer joins us this week to uncover how the industry is utilizing new technology to build more sustainably and lessen waste.

Duration:00:11:42

Working In Intensifying Heat

9/19/2021
Many Americans stay home and crank up the air conditioning once temperatures reach 80 degrees. Imagine working for hours on end outside in temperatures exceeding 90 or 100 degrees. On top of this, there’s little shade, minimal breaks and often not enough water. This is the reality for millions of laborers who work in agriculture, construction and other industries. Why aren’t there more legal guidelines protecting these essential workers?

Duration:00:11:31

Culture Crash: Netflix’s “Untold” Series

9/19/2021
We explore the different focuses of the sports documentary series that highlight the stories of different sports superstars.

Duration:00:02:28

The 20 Year Anniversary of 9/11

9/12/2021
Today, there are many young adults who were mere babies when 9/11 happened. They learn about the terrorist attacks from history books, television segments and documentaries as well as the firsthand stories of people who lived through the experience. Former FDNY Battalion Chief Joseph Pfeifer joins us this week to share his story from that morning. Pfeifer was the first firefighter chief on the scene at the World Trade Center complex and lost his brother, Kevin, who was also a firefighter.

Duration:00:09:01

Candid Conversations With Kids: Getting Back To School

9/12/2021
The 2021-2022 school year is officially in full swing. But, it’s not the return that many were hoping for as COVID-19 cases spread, and outbreaks pop up in classrooms across the U.S. While there are barriers and challenges just like last year, school must go on. We speak with education expert, Julie King, to get some tips on how to navigate the hectic back to school season and how parents can communicate with their kids so they feel heard and supported.

Duration:00:11:07

Is the "Donda" Hype Real?

9/12/2021
Kanye West just released his latest album, “Donda” late last month. We sift through the hype and offer our take on the new creative release.

Duration:00:03:36

Are You Addicted To Your Phone?

9/5/2021
The average American checks their phone about 90 times a day, according to a 2019 survey from tech research firm, Asurion. How often would you say you check? Every hour? Once every 20 minutes? Do you ever panic when your phone isn’t right next to you? This ‘attached at the hip’ mentality is severely affecting happiness and quality of life for millions of people. So, what can be done to break this all-consuming cycle? Addiction expert Dr. Anna Lembke joins us to break down the widespread...

Duration:00:12:10

The Many Sides of Ballerino, James Whiteside

9/5/2021
Ballet requires athleticism, artistry and decades of grueling practice. It’s an extremely competitive field and few dancers manage to become principal dancers at major theatres. This week on Viewpoints – James Whiteside, a principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre, shares his professional ballet journey and what he’s learned about himself along the way.

Duration:00:10:05

Culture Crash: Artists’ Shared Inspiration

9/5/2021
How do artists find inspiration for a new song on an album, or a new idea for a movie? We discuss how great art is more interconnected than you may think.

Duration:00:03:38

The Taliban Takeover: What Does It Mean?

8/29/2021
The news of the Taliban regaining control of Afghanistan has swept news headlines this month. Hundreds of thousands of Afghan citizens have already fled the country, but how will everyday life change for those who remain? We discuss the precarious situation in the region and the reversal of modern freedoms and economic stability for millions of men, women and children.

Duration:00:11:46

Revisiting The Demise of the Dinosaurs

8/29/2021
There’s something special about dinosaurs. These majestic creatures walked the Earth more than 230 million years ago, yet, even today, they capture our wildest imaginations. Most us have heard the familiar narrative that an asteroid collided with Earth and this catastrophic event led to their downfall..but is there more to the story? Would dinosaurs still be around today if the asteroid flew past Earth? This week on Viewpoints.

Duration:00:11:41

Culture Crash: Fall Reads

8/29/2021
We discuss some of our favorite non-fiction reads as the weather turns cooler and the season of pumpkin everything is soon upon us.

Duration:00:02:28

Fighting for the Future of Clean Water

8/22/2021
Gold mining has been a lucrative business for many generations. Today, it’s still a booming industry with global mining companies expanding into new markets each year. This week – we highlight the incredible story of activists in northern El Salvador who stood up to mining company, OceanaGold and won.

Duration:00:14:11

Slumbering In Space

8/22/2021
Have you ever had trouble falling or staying asleep? If you have, you’ll know that not getting good rest can have a big impact on how you feel physically and mentally. For astronauts in space, sleeping in a zero-gravity environment surrounded by loud fans, bright lights and cramped quarters can be an issue. We discuss some of the bodily systems behind sleep and how astronauts in space for months on end deal with these challenges.

Duration:00:12:32

Culture Crash: The Poetry Behind The Tunes

8/22/2021
We highlight the podcast, Dissect, which takes a look at the poetic lyrics behind some of the biggest songs in rap and hip-hop.

Duration:00:02:56

Lessons Learned About Education During The Pandemic

8/15/2021
It’s that time of year already: back to school. After eighteen months of kids and teens learning remotely or on a hybrid schedule between in-person and remote, millions are returning back to classrooms full-time. While this may change as COVID-19 cases rise due to the Delta variant, for now, many schools are moving forward with plans to welcome students back with the caveat of requiring face masks while indoors. We discuss the highly anticipated return back to class and how some educators...

Duration:00:13:09

Why Does Keto Continue To Persist

8/15/2021
Every year it seems like there’s a new diet or health trend that captures people’s attention. The keto diet, which mainly cuts out carbohydrates, has seen a sustained rise in popularity. Originally used as a treatment for kids with epilepsy, today, thousands of ordinary people follow this regimen as well. This week – we’re joined by registered dietician, Kristen Sedler, and two people who tried the keto diet and both had entirely different experiences.

Duration:00:11:41

Culture Crash: Our Favorite Films of 2011

8/15/2021
What were some of the best movies if we rewind back one decade? We highlight some of our top picks from the year 2011, including the documentary, Jiro Dreams of Sushi and the baseball sports hit, Moneyball.

Duration:00:03:07

The Women of the Old West

8/8/2021
When most people imagine the early West, they picture wide open landscapes, lawlessness and sweaty men working away in mines and on farms. While this is part of the narrative, the other lesser known side is the unique opportunities the West held for women of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Author Winifred Gallagher joins us this week to share how the ladies of this region fought for greater equality and recognition.

Duration:00:14:27

The Private Sector Space Race

8/8/2021
Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson both made history last month as they rocketed out of Earth’s atmosphere and successfully reached space. This trip was many years in the making as both billionaires built their own respective companies, Blue Origin and Virgin Galactic, to transport them to space as private civilians. Now, people are lining up and paying hefty prices to take this same voyage. Where will the space tourism industry go from here? Are the risks worth the experience?

Duration:00:11:20