Coming Up On Viewpoints Show 17-40

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Unconventional Vacation Destinations

When Americans take vacations, it’s often to places like theme parks, resorts, or national parks. Our guest says that there’s a treasure trove of unique destinations around the world if you veer off the beaten vacation path. He talks about a few of the places you probably never heard about but which offer unique experiences, educational opportunities and a lot of fun.

Non-Traditional Students

College is thought of as a ticket to a better life. Non-traditional students- those who go to college later in life- can face an uphill battle in their fight to obtain that ticket. We talk to Mike Rose from UCLA about accommodating these students.

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17-39 Segment 1: The Pursuit of Happiness

 

 

In the modern era of social media, demanding jobs, and anxiety, it may seem nearly impossible to find the joy you dream of. We talk to two experts about how to overcome our fears, withstand constant change, and feel more happiness in our everyday lives.

Guests:

  • Neil Pasricha, author of Two Minute Mornings: A Journey to Win Your Day Every Day
  • Sharon Weil, author of ChangeAbility: How Artists, Activists, and Awakeners Navigate Change

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17-39 Segment 2: Teaching Girls to Code: The mission to close the gender gap in tech

 

Technological advancements are happening every day. But statistics show the tech field is dominated by men. Reshma Saujani decided to do something about that and began an organization dedicated to teaching girls to code, and hopes to empower a new future of innovation.

Guest:

  • Reshman Saujani, founder of Girls Who Code and author of Girls Who Code: Learn to Code and Change the World

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Culture Crash 17-39: The Future of Football in America

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Coming Up On Viewpoints Show 17-39

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The Pursuit of Happiness

In the modern era of social media, demanding jobs, and anxiety, it may seem nearly impossible to find the joy you dream of. We talk to two experts about how to overcome our fears, withstand constant change, and feel more happiness in our everyday lives.

Teaching Girls to Code: The mission to close the gender gap in tech

Technological advancements are happening every day. But statistics show the tech field is dominated by men. Reshma Saujani decided to do something about that and began an organization dedicated to teaching girls to code, and hopes to empower a new future of innovation.

17-38 Segment 1: The Voices in Our Heads

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Dr. Charles Fernhough author of The Voices Within: The History and Science of How We Talk to Ourselves says that hearing voices is part of the human experience, and needs to be understood better. One thing Dr. Fernhough is trying to do is educate the public about the difference between thoughts and talking to yourself. There is also no real right way to talk to yourself, and some people do it more often than others. Dr. Ethan Kross, a professor of Psychology at the University of Michigan, is studying how people talk themselves through problems, which he calls self-talk.

A study showed that people who use their name while talking themselves through a problem have a higher rate of success. Although third person self-talk is proven to be more effective, you might get some strange looks if you talk out loud in the third person.

Guest:

  • Dr. Charles Fernyhough, author of The Voices Within: The History and Science of How We Talk to Ourselves
  • Dr. Ethan Kross, Professor of Psychology at the University of Michigan

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17-38 Segment 2: Inventing the Polaroid

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Photography used to be handled by professionals, and only for special occasions. Edwin Land, the creator of the Polaroid camera, helped turn photography into a daily activity for everyone. Ron Fierstein profiles Land in  A Triumph of Genius: Edwin Land, Polaroid, and the Kodak Patent War.

Edwin Land, the creator of the Polaroid camera, had made millions off a thin sheet that removed the glare from headlights and needed a new problem to solve. This led to the Polaroid camera in the 1940’s and the SX70 in the 70’s. In the 1940’s Kodak formed a partnership with Polaroid to develop the film from their cameras, and both sides made a lot of money from the deal. Kodak then allowed Land to use their labs when he was working on the SX70. When the SX70 was done Kodak, wanted to sell the film as a Kodak film, while Land had decided to sell it himself. This was the start to many more problems with the two companies. A short time after this, Kodak came out with a new instant camera. Land sued for patent infringement, claiming that Kodak had used some of his technology. This led to one of the largest patent settlements in America, and forced Kodak out of the instant camera business.

Guest:

  • Ron Fierstein, author of the book, A Triumph of Genius: Edwin Land, Polaroid, and the Kodak Patent War

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