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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 Rise of ‘Influence’ In This World

10/24/2021
Today, many young people look up to the influencers they habitually watch online, whether that’s through TikTok, Instagram or YouTube. This pastime has turned into a career option for some, and today, some college students are pursuing degrees in social media to work within the industry or try their hand at becoming an influencer themselves. We discuss the state of social media education and the larger implications of this shift in modern culture.

Duration:00:11:45

The 150th Anniversary of The Great Chicago Fire

10/24/2021
It’s been a century and a half since the fire that reshaped the Chicago landscape took hold across the city. Chicago History museum curator Julius L. Jones joins us this week to discuss some interesting historical facts about the fire that you’ve probably never heard before.

Duration:00:11:29

Culture Crash: The Sensational “Squid Game”

10/24/2021
Netflix’s new release, “Squid Game” has become an overnight sensation, garnering more than 111 million views from accounts in just its first few weeks on the platform. What makes the show just so good?

Duration:00:02:51

The Modern Pet: A Much-Adored Family Member

10/17/2021
You may have held out on getting a pet for years and years, but when the pandemic hit, it seemed like an opportune time to add a new furry member to the family. Today, more than 70 percent of Americans own one pet or more, and this number is only set to i

Duration:00:09:58

The Hiccups in Food Messaging & Nutrition at the FDA

10/17/2021
The FDA is a massive organization that handles a wide variety of regulations and responsibilities. However, some critics argue that the FDA has failed to evolve with the times, spending large amounts of resources on dated measures and messaging tactics. Former FDA employee Dr. Richard Williams joins us this week to highlight some of these issues within food messaging and nutrition guidelines.

Duration:00:14:51

Culture Crash: The Viewing Experience

10/17/2021
We discuss the dilemma of cropping full screen shows and films to fit our modern, widescreen TV’s. Many who are against this edit argue that changing the format ruins the originality and nostalgia of the media.

Duration:00:02:52

Fancy a Beer?

10/10/2021
How long do you think beer has been around for? Well, archaeologists have recently discovered proof of beer-making in the Middle East dating back more than thirteen thousand years. While the rise of hard seltzers has been making headlines lately, beer has a rich cultural history and has evolved as a drink over thousands of years. Two brew experts join us this week to uncover some interesting facts about the beer world.

Duration:00:12:37

The Modern Library

10/10/2021
When’s the last time you visited your community library? If it’s been awhile, there’s a large chance a lot has changed in recent years. Many libraries have stepped up and evolved during the pandemic to offer more remote classes and resources, as well as a place to work and connect with others if you need to get out of the house. The best part? It’s all free.

Duration:00:12:05

Culture Crash: The Staggered Rise to Stardom

10/10/2021
Dominic Fike, a popular, up-and-coming musician, performed recently at the Firefly Music Festival in Delaware. We discuss his performance at the highly anticipated event and the difficult task of becoming not only a great musician, but performer as well.

Duration:00:03:00

Staying Healthy Through the End of 2021 with Delta in the Background

10/3/2021
I don’t know if it’s just us, but this year really has flown by. It’s odd to think that 2022 is only three months away. Unfortunately, the Delta variant is causing the COVID-19 pandemic to still linger on this year, but many are optimistic that the worst is now behind us. Pediatrician Dr. Jenna Wheeler joins us this week to offer up some advice on holiday gatherings, keeping healthy through flu season and the importance of getting younger children vaccinated as soon as they’re eligible.

Duration:00:10:24

The Mysteries of Alzheimer’s Disease

10/3/2021
Alzheimer’s was first described in a female patient back in 1906. For many decades, scientists have been trying to decode this disease with no avail. Instead, more questions keep popping up as we learn more about this complex disease and face dead ends in treatment exploration. Two experts in the field join Viewpoints this week to shed some light on modern Alzheimer’s research.

Duration:00:10:42

Culture Crash: Halloween Horror

10/3/2021
We explore one of our favorite horror franchises, Scream, now streaming on HBO Max.

Duration:00:02:34

Culture Crash: Pivoting Back To Theatre Movie Releases

9/26/2021
Many film lovers have gotten accustomed to watching new movies at home during the pandemic, but is it for the better? Film creators are pushing for a return back to theaters, but only time will tell what’s next.

Duration:00:02:54

Diversity Dilemmas In Opera

9/26/2021
Opera is a beloved art form, but its racial history is as flawed as the rest of our culture. We talk to Naomi Andre, a professor at the University of Michigan, about the history of race in opera and how this traditional art form is evolving with the times.

Duration:00:12:06

A Deeper Explanation of OCD

9/26/2021
Like many other mental illnesses, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is often misunderstood and clumped into a stereotypical category. Many people believe that the disorder is just physical behaviors, such as persistent organization, washing one’s hands all the time, or checking the lock on the door constantly. But what people don’t realize is that OCD is a lot more than just these behavioral actions. David Adam, who has OCD and has extensively studied the disorder, joins us this week to...

Duration:00:12:59

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