15-52 Segment 1: Celebrating New Year’s — At Home

Synopsis: Not everyone likes to go out and celebrate the New Year with the hoards in the bars and streets. Our guests have ideas on how you can have just as much fun toasting in 2016 at home. We’ll hear how you can pair your favorite movies with some creative cocktails; learn about and try some new craft beers and food to go along with them, and how to create a cheese platter that will go with the bubbly.

Host: Gary Price. Guests: Tim Federle, author of Gone with the Gin: Cocktails with a Hollywood Twist; Christian DeBenedetti, co-author with Andrea Slonecker of the book, Beer Bites: Tasty recipes and perfect pairings for brew lovers; Gordon Edgar, author of Cheddar: A journey to the heart of America’s most iconic cheese.

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15-52 Segment 2: Photographing the Beatles: A friend looks back

Synopsis: If you’re a Baby Boomer then you know all about the excitement and frenzy that occurred when the Beatles first arrived on the scene and traveled to America. We talk to a photographer who not only took many memorable pictures of the Fab Four, but who also became their good friend. We discuss what the musicians were like, how he gained their trust, what it was like to photograph the Beatles and other luminaries of the time, and how the profession of news photographer has changed in the last 50 years.

Host: Marty Peterson. Guest: Henry Grossman, professional photographer of the Beatles and others, author of the photographic book, Places I Remember: My time with the Beatles.

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15-51 Segment 1: A Pearl Harbor Christmas

Synopsis: Seventy-four years ago this month, the U.S. was attacked by Japan at Pearl Harbor, drawing the country into World War II. We talk to an author and historian about how FDR, Churchill, MacArthur and others planned for the war during those few weeks before the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.

Host: Gary Price. Guest: Stanley Weintraub, historian, author of Pearl Harbor Christmas: A world at war 1941.

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15-51 Segment 2: Interpreting the Constitution: How do we know what the framers intended?

Synopsis: When Congress debates a constitutional point, or when the Supreme Court is considering a case brought before it, we often hear the question, “what did the framers intend?” How does anyone really know what people, who debated issues more than 200 years ago, really intended? We talk to two constitutional specialists about the issue, and hear how some Supreme Court justices approached an issue that is once again in the news.

Host: Marty Peterson. Guests: Jeffrey M. Shaman, Vincent DePaul Professor of Law, DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, IL; Ray Raphael, Sr. Research Fellow, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA, author of Constitutional Myths: What we get wrong and how to get it right.

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15-50 Segment 1: Too Much Future: Dialing back on what comes next

Synopsis: We are a culture that’s obsessed with the future and technology. We want to “seize the future” like no other generation before, and become available to anyone 24/7 through the internet, wifi and cell phones. Our guests address these phenomena and discuss why it’s happening and how concentrating too much on the future and the internet affects our world, our relationships and our lives.

Host: Gary Price. Guests: Hal Niedzviecki, author of Trees on Mars: Our obsession with the future. Paul Andrew Sacco, PhD. Speaker, author of The Internet Apocalypse?

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15-50 Segment 2: The Achievement Gap: Why do minority students in good schools still lag behind?

Synopsis: There are many good schools that try to ensure that every student gets the best education possible and an equal opportunity to succeed in their studies and extracurricular activities. Our guest says that despite efforts on the part of school administrators and teachers, there is still a racial achievement gap in even the most diverse and progressive schools. We discuss why the gap exists, how it affects the lives of students during and after their school years , and what educators and the community can do to help students of all races and ethnicities achieve.

Host: Marty Peterson. Guest: Amanda Lewis, Director of the Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy, University of Illinois-Chicago, and co-author with John B. Diamond of the book Despite the Best Intentions: How racial inequality thrives in good schools.

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15-49 Segment 1: Coloring Books for Adults: Nostalgia with benefits

Synopsis: Remember how much fun it was to crack open a new coloring book and crayons when you were a kid? These days, adults are reliving that thrill in huge numbers, maybe even fighting their kids for that Burnt Sienna crayon! Adult coloring books are all the rage, and we talk to two of the most popular artists of these books about why and how they put them together, what the attraction is for adults and how it can benefit everyone to sit down, relax and color a picture.

Host: Gary Price. Guests: Johanna Basford is an artist and the author of a series of adult coloring books, with her latest titled Lost Ocean: An inky adventure and coloring book. Jenean Morrison is an artist, designer and author of a series of books she self-published via Amazon’s CreateSpace, the latest of which is the 2016 Coloring Calendar.

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