Culture Crash 17-37: The Cinema of 2007

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On the 10th anniversary of 2007, we take a look at some of the films from a decade ago that have proved to stand the test of time and make 2007 a year in film worth remembering.

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Coming Up On Viewpoints Show 17-37

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Finding Happy

Everyone wants to find happiness, but what are we really searching for? We explore the science behind happiness, how our brain achieves the elusive emotion, and how it all depends on who you are and where you are.

How to Make Your Start-up Work

It’s the American dream to start your own business and watch it thrive. But most of the time, that’s easier said than done. We explore entrepreneurial tips and tricks from the 20-something CEO who has already become a start-up expert.

17-36 Segment 1: Bobby Kennedy’s Legacy

 

Although he never became president, Bobby Kennedy spearheaded a great deal of change in America with his work in civil rights, crime fighting and by combatting corruption. Our guest remembers this icon and talks about his more personal side, how he helped his brother John become president, and how his legacy inspires liberals and conservatives to this day.

Guest:

  • Larry Tye, author of Bobby Kennedy: The making of a liberal icon

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17-36 Segment 2: The Perils of Over-parenting

 

Parents want what’s best for their kids. But sometimes, they can take it too far. We talk to two experts about “over-parenting,” the tendency to demand your child earn straight A’s, work to be a sports star, and find the time to work a part-time job and how to fix it.

Guest:

  • Carl Honoré, author of Under Pressure: Putting the child back in childhood
  • Terri Khonsari, author of Raising a Superstar: Simple strategies to bring out the brilliance in every child

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Culture Crash 17-36: Reading Non-Fiction

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It’s often tempting to stay in the more comfortable waters of fiction novels. We know the pacing and the storytelling style. But non-fiction books have a lot to offer when we give them a try.

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Bobby Kennedy’s Legacy

Although he never became president, Bobby Kennedy spearheaded a great deal of change in America with his work in civil rights, crime fighting and by combatting corruption. Our guest remembers this icon and talks about his more personal side, how he helped his brother John become president, and how his legacy inspires liberals and conservatives to this day.

The Perils of Over-parenting

Parents want what’s best for their kids. But sometimes, they can take it too far. We talk to two experts about “over-parenting,” the tendency to demand your child earn straight A’s, work to be a sports star, and find the time to work a part-time job and how to fix it.

17-35 Segment 1: Mate Choice in Fish and Humans

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Sexual behavior has confused and confounded humans for centuries. Gil Rosenthal, a Texas A&M biology instructor and author, says we can learn a lot about ourselves by looking to other species in the natural world, and considering the sexual lives of fish.

Guest:

  • Gil Rosenthal, professor of biology at Texas A&M University, co-director of the Cichaz Field Station, and author of Mate Choice: The evolution of sexual decision making from microbes to humans

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