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Award-winning reporting on current issues, featuring America's leading experts

Award-winning reporting on current issues, featuring America's leading experts
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Yankton, SD

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Compass Media

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Award-winning reporting on current issues, featuring America's leading experts

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English

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702-731-1230


Episodes

One Woman’s Life in Beatlemania, From Youthful Innocence to Personal Tragedy and Beyond

11/14/2018
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Ann Hood was a Beatles fan all her life. Then, tragedy struck and she found herself unable to listen to the band at all. She tells the true story of how she re-gained her love for the iconic group, and how she channeled her story into a work of fiction pleasing multiple generations of readers.

Duration:00:12:28

Segment 1: Terrorism in America, 1920; Segment 2: One Woman’s Life in Beatlemania, From Youthful Innocence to Personal Tragedy and Beyond.

11/12/2018
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A look at what is coming up on Viewpoints for the week of November 4, 2018 including: Myths about how we can avoid dementia. In segment 2, body image, food addition, societal pressure and obesity can be tricky problems to talk about, and finally in Culture Crash, Evan Rook highlights "Serial" The podcast that captured the minds of countless Americans back in 2014 with an in-depth look at the criminal justice system in Cleveland.

Duration:00:00:51

Terrorism in America, 1920

11/11/2018
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Over 95 years ago, New York City was the target of a terrorist attack that has yet to be solved. No suspects have ever been named in the attack that killed or injured over 400 Wall Street bystanders. In contrast to the attacks of September 11th, which occurred just around the corner from the 1920 bombing, this deadly event has been all but erased from the collective American consciousness.

Duration:00:11:52

Culture Crash: Serial, the podcast that captivated America, returns for its most important season yet

11/9/2018
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The podcast that captured the minds of countless Americans back in 2014 is back with an in-depth look at the criminal justice system in Cleveland, offering a detailed look at such a vital American system.

Duration:00:02:27

Body Image and Weight Problems

11/7/2018
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Body image, food addition, societal pressure and obesity can be tricky problems to talk about. Author Kristan Higgins tries to do just that in her novel Good Luck With That. She talks about her experiences, her research, and how we can approach discussing these pressing, but difficult, issues.

Duration:00:12:49

Segment 1: Looking Into Our Minds: How our brains perceive the world; Segment 2: Body Image and Weight Problems

11/5/2018
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A look at what is coming up on Viewpoints for the week of November 4, 2018 including: Myths about how we can avoid dementia. In segment 2, body image, food addition, societal pressure and obesity can be tricky problems to talk about, and finally in Culture Crash, Evan Rook highlights "Serial" The podcast that captured the minds of countless Americans back in 2014 with an in-depth look at the criminal justice system in Cleveland.

Duration:00:00:46

Looking Into Our Minds: How our brains perceive the world

11/4/2018
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There are all sorts of myths about how we can avoid dementia or how to best brainstorm a new idea. We talk to a psychologist and author to get the inside scoop on how our minds really work, and why we just can’t resist the urge to watch cute animal videos online.

Duration:00:11:08

Netflix’s Binge-worth Horror Drama, The Haunting of Hill House

11/2/2018
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With Halloween this week, many of us are looking for something spooky to watch. Well look no further than Netflix’s The Haunting of Hill House, a show that’s like This Is Us meets The Shining.

Duration:00:01:40

Halloween Frights & Traditions

10/31/2018
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It’s the time of year when we dress up in costumes, head to haunted houses, and shell out candy to trick-or-treaters. But why do we do those things? We take a look at the traditions of Halloween and what makes being scared so fun.

Duration:00:12:18

Segment 1: Spiders & Bats: The Truth behind the Halloween icons of fear; Segment 2: Halloween Frights & Traditions

10/29/2018
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Spiders and bats are two of the most indelible symbols of Halloween fear across the country. We talk to experts to get the truth behind these traditionally scary creatures, and hear why neither of them are nearly as scary as we’ve been made to believe. Then, It’s the time of year when we dress up in costumes, head to haunted houses, and shell out candy to trick-or-treaters. But why do we do those things? We take a look at the traditions of Halloween and what makes being scared so fun.

Duration:00:00:43

Spiders & Bats: The truth behind the Halloween icons of fear

10/28/2018
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Spiders and bats are two of the most indelible symbols of Halloween fear across the country. We talk to experts to get the truth behind these traditionally scary creatures, and hear why neither of them are nearly as scary as we’ve been made to believe.

Duration:00:12:24

Culture Crash: The Old Man & The Gun Allows Robert Redford to Age Gracefully

10/26/2018
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The Old Man & The Gun is a movie about bank robberies, so it may come as a surprise that it’s a touching drama and may be the perfect way for Robert Redford to bid farewell to film fans.

Duration:00:02:49

What We Can Learn From Lists

10/24/2018
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Lists are a part of our everyday. Often, they are a forgotten part of our everyday. But Shaun Usher read through countless lists to compile a stunning collection of lists throughout time that shed light on the times, our collective history, and the list makers themselves.

Duration:00:12:31

Segment 1: The Art of Video Games; Segment 2: What We Can Learn From Lists

10/22/2018
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Video games are often considered child’s play, or at least something below “real” art. Then, lists are a part of our everyday. Often, they are a forgotten part of our everyday. Finally in Culture Crash, The Old Man & The Gun allows Robert Redford to Age Gracefully.

Duration:00:00:41

The Art of Video Games

10/21/2018
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Video games are often considered child’s play, or at least something below “real” art. Author Andrew Ervin argues that’s not true, and that video games are now big-business for TV networks and advertisers, as well as a source of true artfulness.

Duration:00:11:04

Culture Crash: Better Call Saul’s unique pacing and why it works so well.

10/19/2018
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Television shows often rely on a fast pace to keep audiences engaged. AMC’s Better Call Saul takes the opposite approach to rousing success.

Duration:00:02:08

Growing Up Poor in Rural America

10/17/2018
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Sarah Smarsh is a journalist and author who grew up poor on a farm in Kansas. She discusses life in rural America, how our culture treats people living in poverty, and the causes she attributes to America’s wage gap.

Duration:00:12:22

Segment 1: Stutters, Stammers, and Vocal Fillers, Segment 2: Growing Up Poor in Rural America

10/15/2018
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A look at what is coming up on Viewpoints for the week of October 14, 2018 including: Stutters, Stammers, and Vocal Fillers. In segment 2, Sarah Smarsh discusses life in rural America, how our culture treats people living in poverty, and the causes she attributes to America’s wage gap. In Culture Crash, Television shows often rely on a fast pace to keep audiences engaged. AMC’s Better Call Saul takes the opposite approach to rousing success.

Duration:00:00:50

Stutters, Stammers, and Vocal Fillers

10/14/2018
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If you’ve had to speak in public, you know the nerves that come with public speaking. So you probably also know the pain of umming, uhhing, or misspeaking. We explore where these vocal blunders come from and what they might mean.

Duration:00:11:37

Culture Crash: An Absolutely Remarkable Thing and the difficulty of classifying art

10/12/2018
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Sometimes, art doesn’t fit neatly in one box. Such is the case with Hank Green’s novel, An Absolutely Remarkable Thing. We explore its story and categorization.

Duration:00:02:07