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Perspective is a weekly public affairs program hosted by Richard Baker, communications professor at Kansas State University. Perspective has been continuously produced for public radio stations by K-State since the mid-1970s and has included...

Perspective is a weekly public affairs program hosted by Richard Baker, communications professor at Kansas State University. Perspective has been continuously produced for public radio stations by K-State since the mid-1970s and has included interviews with dignitaries, authors and thought leaders from around the world. Send comments, questions or requests for copies of past programs to ksrenews@ksu.edu.

Perspective is a weekly public affairs program hosted by Richard Baker, communications professor at Kansas State University. Perspective has been continuously produced for public radio stations by K-State since the mid-1970s and has included interviews with dignitaries, authors and thought leaders from around the world. Send comments, questions or requests for copies of past programs to ksrenews@ksu.edu.
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Perspective is a weekly public affairs program hosted by Richard Baker, communications professor at Kansas State University. Perspective has been continuously produced for public radio stations by K-State since the mid-1970s and has included interviews with dignitaries, authors and thought leaders from around the world. Send comments, questions or requests for copies of past programs to ksrenews@ksu.edu.

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The Legacy of Dinosaurs – May 14, 2018

5/14/2018
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Countless dinosaur movies have been made over the years. Movies where dinosaurs were roped by cowboys, lived side-by-side with humans, and where dinosaurs lunched on humans. Beyond the movies, there are natural history museums to awe the young and old. But after all that, what is really known about dinosaurs and their place in history? Even though most scientists know quite a bit, one author and paleontologist says the average person is not that knowledgeable. Guest: Steve Brusatte, a...

Duration:00:26:52

Kansas Water Concerns – May 7, 2018

5/7/2018
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In early April, over 200 people gathered in Garden City to examine some of the concerns about the Ogallala Aquifer, a source of groundwater that underlies some 112 million acres in parts of eight states, including Kansas. The Ogallala supports around 30% of all U.S. crop and livestock production – an estimated $35 billion in agricultural products every year. On this edition of the program, a look at the future of the Ogallala Aquifer and water in general in the state of Kansas. Guest: Dan...

Duration:00:26:52

The Importance of Science – April 30, 2018

5/1/2018
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Manhattan recently saw a march for science by a diverse, nonpartisan group that was not only calling for science that upholds the common good, but also for political leaders and policymakers to enact evidence-based policies in the public interest. On today’s Perspective program, two university scientists look at science as a pillar of human freedom and prosperity. Guest: Brett DePaola, professor and interim head of the Department of Physics and Chris Sorensen, Distinguished Professor in...

Duration:00:26:52

Where is Common Core - April 30, 2018

4/23/2018
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In a speech earlier this year, the U.S. Secretary of Education called Common Core a disaster. In addition, Secretary Betsy DeVos said, “At the U.S. Department of Education, Common Core is dead." Despite that proclamation, one political scientist says Common Core is very much alive, with twenty-four states reviewing and revising their English and math standards under the Common Core. Guest: Nicholas Tampio is the author of Common Core: National Education Standards and the Threat to...

Duration:00:26:52

Navigating Difference - April 16, 2018

4/16/2018
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Some 15 years ago, K-State Research and Extension became part of a national effort to increase its audience base. The idea was not simply to increase numbers but to learn how to effectively interact with the many ethnic, cultural, racial and religious groups across the state. A decision was made to bring in trainers from Washington State University Extension who had created an effort called “Navigating Difference” to train a group of Research and Extension specialists to train others in...

Duration:00:26:52

Poverty, Inequality and Getting Into College – April 9, 2018

4/9/2018
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For far too long there has been a belief that kids who grow up in poverty or kids who grew up confronting inequality can overcome the obstacles of getting into college if they just work at it…if they simply persevere. But one educator says that is a myth…a myth about equality and opportunity. Guest: Dr. Linda Nathan, executive director of the Center for Artistry and Scholarship in Boston. She is also an adjunct lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Perspective is a weekly...

Duration:00:26:52

Dealing with Technology – April 2, 2018

4/2/2018
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We are surrounded by computers…at the bank, at work, at home, in our cars, on airplanes, and even on our wrists. They are ubiquitous. We use them to vote and run our democracy, to figure our taxes, how long it takes to get to grandma’s, how much money we have in the bank, to communicate with our family, and to tell us how many steps we’ve taken and how much weight we’ve gained. So what happens when computers get hacked by thieves or Russians? On today’s Perspective program, one expert...

Duration:00:26:52

Severe Weather Season - March 26, 2018

3/26/2018
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Severe weather season is underway in Kansas, which means it’s time to think about what you’re going to do if and when some kind of severe weather arrives. Chad Omitt, the weather preparedness meteorologist at the Topeka office of the National Weather Service, discusses the upcoming severe weather season and the steps you can take to protect yourself. Perspective is a weekly public affairs program hosted by Richard Baker, communications professor at Kansas State University. Perspective has...

Duration:00:26:52

Making Food Go Further - March 19, 2018

3/19/2018
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March is National Nutrition Month, an effort to get Americans to ‘Go Further with Food.’ One of the campaign efforts is reducing food waste. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations reports one-third of the food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted – that’s about 1.3 billion tons of food globally. Sandy Procter, assistant professor in the department of Foods, Nutrition, Dietetics and Health at Kansas State University, looks at how this nutrition education...

Duration:00:26:52

K-State President Myers - Bonus Episode - March 16, 2018

3/16/2018
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The Kansas Legislature is in session, and one of the items before lawmakers that is of concern to many in Manhattan is Kansas State University’s budget. K-State’s President Richard Myers says much of the concern stems from lawmakers' choices about the K-12 budget, a budget the state supreme court says must be increased. Perspective is a weekly public affairs program hosted by Richard Baker, communications professor at Kansas State University. Perspective has been continuously produced for...

Duration:00:14:02

Inclusion and Diversity – March 12, 2018

3/12/2018
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Inclusion and diversity are buzz words in both industries and higher education across this country. But according to one industry expert, in too many industries and on too many university campuses, we talk a lot about inclusion and diversity – but all we do is talk – when we need to look at what has been done, what is being done, and what remains to be done. Guest: Natacha Buchanan, senior adviser for Inclusion and Diversity for Phillips 66. She is currently the lead Phillips 66 Finance...

Duration:00:26:52

The 2018 Farm Bill – March 5, 2018

3/5/2018
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Work is currently underway in Washington on the 2018 Farm Bill…a measure that touches just about everyone in this country, one way or another. That means the next farm bill, just like the last one, will have an impact that reaches far beyond the farm. On this edition of Perspective, a look at the implications for farmers and non-farmers alike. Guest: Art Barnaby, professor of Agricultural Economics and Mykel Taylor, associate professor in Agricultural Economics, both at Kansas State...

Duration:00:26:52

Child Nutrition Programs – Feb. 26, 2018

2/26/2018
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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service has selected Kansas State University to direct the Center for Food Safety in Child Nutrition Programs. The research resulting from this partnership will help improve food safety in all of the USDA’s child nutrition programs – which serve billion of meals to children each year. Guest: Kevin Roberts, associate professor of hospitality management and Kevin Sauer, associate professor of food, nutrition, dietetics, and health,...

Duration:00:26:52

Poverty in Kansas and the Nation – Feb. 19, 2018

2/19/2018
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A report by Prosperity Now says despite lower unemployment, a booming stock market, and a modest decline in the poverty rate, there is growing evidence that positive economic gains at the national level are not widely shared by those of low and moderate income nationally, or in Kansas. The organization says unemployment in Kansas is currently at its lowest rate in more than a decade. In addition, the income poverty rate decreased slightly in the last year. However, despite those gains, the...

Duration:00:26:52

The Changing Role of Extension – Feb. 12, 2018

2/12/2018
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The United States Extension Service was established in 1914 by the Smith Lever Act to work with land-grant universities. The idea was to apply research and provide education in agriculture. However, that role has continued to evolve and expand. In 1914, more than 50% of the population lived in rural areas, and 30% of the workforce was engaged in farming. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that those numbers have dropped to less than 2% of the population being directly employed in...

Duration:00:26:52

Maintaining Our Democracy – Feb. 5, 2018

2/5/2018
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The United States, this democracy we live in, is often viewed as being in disarray. Many seem paralyzed and unsure how to react to the problems we face, laying the blame on our democracy and the government it provides. Others seem intent on limiting the power of the ballot box and restricting governmental influence. Two authors have come together to write about hope and optimism, and the effort to put resources into valuing our democracy. Guest: Frances Moore Lappe, co-author of Daring...

Duration:00:26:52

History of the Written Word – Jan. 29, 2018

1/29/2018
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According to one author and scholar, literature, since it emerged 4,000 years ago, has shaped the lives of most humans on this planet. Literature has molded religion, politics and commerce, and turned our world into a written world. On today’s Perspective program a look at how the advance of storytelling through written technology gave humans a powerful political force that includes everything from the Iliad to the Communist Manifesto to the Bible to the Koran, and so much more. Guest:...

Duration:00:26:52

The End of Net Neutrality And Its Impact – Jan. 22, 2018

1/25/2018
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In a December decision, the Federal Communications Commission officially repealed the 2015 net neutrality regulations. The FCC did so by passing the Restoring Internet Freedom declaratory ruling, which opens up potential changes to the way internet service providers deliver service in the United States. One communications law expert says those potential changes will have a number of impacts and do not serve the public interest. Guest: Sandy Davidson, curators’ teaching professor of...

Duration:00:26:52

Growing Up Muslim – Jan. 15, 2018

1/15/2018
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Have you ever thought of just how hard it is to fit in as a teenager…to be cool…to have romantic relationships? Now think about how hard it must be to be an American teenage Muslim boy. John O’Brien spent three-and-a-half years of intensive fieldwork in and around a large urban mosque working to figure that out. And what he found was typical Muslim American teenage boys concerned with typical American teenage issues, but these boys were also expected to be good, practicing Muslims. Guest:...

Duration:00:26:52

Separate and Unequal Schools – Jan. 8, 2017

1/8/2018
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The public school system is perhaps one of the greatest accomplishments made by the United States. However, one expert says an integrated education as the path to access equality for all Americans remains, in some ways, as remoted now as it was in the past. On today’s Perspective program a look at the corporate takeover of education and the privatization – and profitability – of separate and unequal schools. Guest: Noliwe Rooks, director of American Studies at Cornell...

Duration:00:26:52

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