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Talking to Conservatives Effectively about Climate Change

(Air dates: November 22 ~ 25, 2017) — Climate change is among the most politicized and, sadly, polarized scientific issues in recent years. Surveys on the divide of climate change acceptance show that on average Conservative Republicans are much less likely to trust the science of climate change than Liberal Democrats. Former South Carolinian Republican […]

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The impostor syndrome

Have you ever felt like a phony? On today’s show, Emily Means discusses the “impostor phenomenon” with Aida Neimarlija, partner at the law firm of Gross & Rooney; Erin Jemison, Director of Public Policy at the YWCA of Utah; and Rachel Stone, founder of the BYU Women in Politics Organization and Business Intelligence and Research […]

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Unexpected Minorities in the U.S. Military

(Air dates: November 15 ~ 18, 2017) — In honor of Veteran’s Day, the Hinckley Institute hosted a conversation about “Unexpected Minorities” serving in the U.S. Armed Forces both historically and presently. Moderator Matt Basso, an associate professor of history and gender studies, leads a discussion about the many barriers ethnic, or religious, or LGBT […]

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Enriching Utah’s Classrooms Through Play

Playworks originated in Oakland, CA, as an innovative approach to resolving student discipline problems and bullying during recess. The idea quickly caught on across the country, and it arrived in Utah in 2011.  Since then the program has grown to 66 schools across the Wasatch Front, serving over 35,000 kids. Playworks Utah Executive Director Chris […]

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Utah’s newest tyrannosaur fossil

Today on the show, we talk about the recently excavated tyrannosaur fossil found at Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. Tylor Birthisel, paleontology lab and field manager at the Natural History Museum of Utah, talks about making space for the fossil in the museum’s collections and details the identified bones in the tyrannosaur skull; and Brian Switek, […]

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