15-14 Story 1: Teaching Race and Diversity in Schools

Synopsis: Can race be taught as a school subject, like chemistry and foreign language? And if so, what kinds of curricula are best for making students understand how different races fit into and benefit society? We talk to two researchers about the answers to these questions and take a slightly different look at race, ethnicity, religion and how they affect our perceptions of the world.

Host: Gary Price. Guests: Lawrence Blum, Prof. of Philosophy, Dist. Prof. of Liberal Arts & Education, Univ. of Massachusetts, Boston, author of “High Schools, Race and America’s Future: What can students teach us about morality, diversity, and community.” Todd Pittinsky, Prof. in the Dept of Technology and Society, SUNY-Stony Brook, lecturer at Harvard Univ., author of “Us + Them: Tapping the positive power of difference.”

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15-14 Story 2: Liar, Liar: How to get to the truth

Synopsis: How do professionals question people to get the information they want? We talk to a specialist on interrogation and lying about this topic, and how law enforcement and job interviewers use the same tactics to get to the truth and find out if someone might be lying to them.

Host: Marty Peterson. Guest: Maryann Karinch, a human behavior expert and author of the book, “Nothing But the Truth: Secrets from top intelligence experts to control the conversation and get the information you need.”

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