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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.

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Yankton, SD

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Compass Media

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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.

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English

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Episodes

The Higher Education Conundrum

5/15/2022
Regretting that bachelor’s degree in archaeology? Or still chipping away at $50,000 in student loans from that private university? This week – we talk about why more young people aren’t given greater direction when it comes to choosing post-secondary schooling. Two higher education experts join us to talk through some of the challenges facing programs and how students can make a more informed and cost-effective choice.

Duration:00:13:30

The Future of Ethanol

5/15/2022
Each year, more than 91 million acres of corn are planted across the country. Currently, 40 percent of this harvest is refined into ethanol. This biofuel is a key additive in the gas that powers our cars and reduces greenhouse gas emissions. But with electric cars gaining popularity – how long will this massive ethanol market survive? How are producers making this process more environmentally friendly? Learn more at: https://viewpointsradio.org/future-of-ethanol/

Duration:00:08:09

Culture Crash: Proud of Pop

5/15/2022
Ashamed to blare pop music while driving? Us too. Why does the genre often get such a bad rep? We highlight some of the musicians that are prominent within pop. Learn more at: https://viewpointsradio.org/culture-crash-proud-of-pop/

Duration:00:27:53

The Adolescent Mental Health Crisis

5/8/2022
Between 2001 and 2019, suicide rates for young people ages 10 to 19 jumped 40 percent. Between the same period, emergency room visits for self-harm increased 88 percent, according to the CDC. The pandemic has only exacerbated these numbers. What’s driving this increase? What are experts in the field seeing firsthand? This week on Viewpoints. Learn more at: https://viewpointsradio.org/adolescent-mental-health-crisis/

Duration:00:11:52

The Continued Global Intake of Russia’s Diamonds

5/8/2022
Russia is a major exporter of diamonds, with the country supplying one-third of the world’s diamonds. This is a notable amount as the large Russian diamond company, Alrosa has direct ties to the Russian government. This week – we cover the global diamond trade and what more needs to be done to ensure that the global diamond business is not funding Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Learn more at: https://viewpointsradio.org/global-intake-of-russias-diamonds/

Duration:00:08:42

Culture Crash: Revisiting Old Video Games

5/8/2022
The Last of Us and The Last of Us Part II 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. Learn more at: https://viewpointsradio.org/culture-crash-the-last-of-us-part-ii/

Duration:00:03:04

The Importance of Seeking Out Mentors

5/1/2022
There’s truth in the saying that the people you surround yourself with heavily impact your life. It alters the decisions you make and the goals and aspirations you set. That’s why it’s so important to find people who are invested in your success. We speak with two career and mentorship experts this week to breakdown the many benefits of mentorship and how to go about finding the right person for you. Learn more at: https://viewpointsradio.org/importance-of-seeking-mentors/

Duration:00:08:16

The Post-Pandemic Push To Unionize

5/1/2022
What does Amazon, Apple, Kellogg and Starbucks all have in common? Workers at locations within these brands have unionized or are in the process of voting whether to form a union. Across the board, in various sectors, there seems to be a continuous stream of personnel calling a strike or moving to unionize. What’s behind this big labor movement? What defines a union? We answer these questions and more this week on Viewpoints. Learn more at:...

Duration:00:13:02

Culture Crash: The Mid-Tier Movies

5/1/2022
We highlight some of the movies that aren’t quite worthy of an Oscar nomination but are still entertaining and worth the watch. Learn more at: https://viewpointsradio.org/culture-crash-mid-tier-movies/

Duration:00:01:53

Saving Coral Reefs

4/24/2022
Coral reefs are home to 25 percent of all marine life – approximately 800,000 species. But these vibrant, colorful landscapes are more than just a home for life; coral reefs are animals themselves. Two ocean experts join us this week to share some interesting facts about these unique creatures and why people should care about their declining existence. Learn more at: https://viewpointsradio.org/saving-coral-reefs/

Duration:00:11:49

New York City: A National Treasure

4/24/2022
New York City is home to more than 8.4 million people. For many, the Big Apple is seen as the center of the universe; it’s the most populous city in the U.S. and is a must-see destination for billions across the globe. But the metropolis is much more than its typical stereotypes. Look a little closer and you’ll find many hidden gems throughout the city. Tour guide and author Laurie Lewis joins Viewpoints to shed some light on the stories behind some of the city’s most famous buildings and...

Duration:00:09:18

Culture Crash: The Many Multiverses

4/24/2022
This week on Culture Crash: we break down the new release from A24 in theaters now, titled Everything Everywhere All At Once. Learn more at: https://viewpointsradio.org/culture-crash-many-multiverses/

Duration:00:02:10

The Refugee Crisis: Finding Help Amidst Conflict

4/17/2022
As of early April, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has displaced more than 4.2 million refugees, according to UNICEF. And the residents of Ukraine are not the only people who’ve become refugees due to war, persecution and natural disaster. On Viewpoints this week – we discuss the importance of helping migrants who need support in getting to safety and finding shelter, education, and more. Learn more at: https://viewpointsradio.org/refugee-crisis/

Duration:00:10:08

A History of Fabric

4/17/2022
These days, it seems like the blouse or sweater that was bought last season has already disintegrated. When did quality-made clothes disappear, and the rise of new, cheaper fabrics take hold in the U.S.? Author Sofi Thanhauser joins us this week to shed some light on how the garment industry got to where it is today. Learn more at: https://viewpointsradio.org/history-of-fabric/

Duration:00:11:17

Culture Crash: The Sci-Fi Film Genre

4/17/2022
From “Interstellar” to “Solaris”, we love a good sci-fi movie that transports us to a new dimension and time. We highlight some of our favorites and why the genre continues to be popular. Learn more at: https://viewpointsradio.org/culture-crash-sci-fi-film-genre/

Duration:00:02:01

Exploring Innovations in Addiction Treatment

4/10/2022
In the U.S., current overdose deaths of heroin, fentanyl and prescription opioids have increased over six times from rates seen in 1999, according to the CDC. With the opioid epidemic raging on into 2022, what’s on the forefront of treatment research when it comes to better tackling substance use disorders? Dr. Anna Rose Childress, a professor and psychiatrist at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, joins us this week to breakdown the decades-long epidemic, the...

Duration:00:11:25

The Early History of the Kennedy’s

4/10/2022
Many would argue that the Kennedy family is an American cultural and political dynasty. From former President John F. Kennedy to past Kennedy’s that have served as senators, ambassadors and in other high ranking government positions, the name today still signifies power and prestige. However, go back just three generations from JFK and the Kennedy’s were poor, Irish refugees who had just arrived on the shores of America. This week – we discuss this historic ascent from rags to riches. Learn...

Duration:00:10:32

Culture Crash: The Return of Vinyl Records

4/10/2022
In recent years, vinyl’s have been making a big comeback. We discuss how old and new music alike is being played on this old musical medium. Learn more at viewpointsradio.org/culture-crash-return-of-vinyl-records/.

Duration:00:01:37

Rethinking Work

4/3/2022
As the pandemic winds down and millions get back to a more normal routine, some employers are mandating for workers to return to the traditional office environment. But – some are pushing back, wondering why it’s necessary to go back in if they can do the same tasks from home. Dr. Lynda Gratton breaks down how work has been forever changed by Covid-19 and the new models and technology that have taken hold instead of the traditional, in-person Monday-Friday routine. Learn more at:...

Duration:00:11:49

The Communication Signals We Send

4/3/2022
All the signals we send, from the words we use to the gestures we make, form an impression on the people we interact with every day. Human behavior research Vanessa Van Edwards joins us this week to share some insight on the many different signal cues out there and how to put them into use to improve your communication skills. Learn more at: https://viewpointsradio.org/communication-signals-we-send/

Duration:00:09:53