Coming Up On Viewpoints Show 17-39



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.


Coming Up On Viewpoints Show 17-37



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.

17-07 Segment 1: Lessons on the Pursuit of Happiness

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In a country that seems to be pulling away more and more every day, it can seem nearly impossible to find time for yourself to clear your mind and feel joy. We talk to Douglas Abrams about the week he spent learning from two of the world’s spiritual leaders, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Abrams shares the joy practices and little things that the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Tutu do daily to experience joy regularly.

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16-03 Segment 2: Little Victories: Taking joy in the little things in life


In our fast-paced world, people get stressed out about things that aren’t that important, such as traffic jams, their fantasy football team and if they’re wearing the latest fashions when they take the kids to school. By worrying about those things, they often ignore those everyday events that make life joyful. Our guest shows us through stories from his own life that we should take joy in the little victories that make life happy and fulfilling.

Host: Marty Peterson. Guests: Jason Gay, sports columnist for The Wall Street Journal, author of Little Victories: Perfect rules for imperfect living.

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15-30 Segment 1: Happiness: What it is and how to find it


Synopsis: We hear that we should be happy, and that happiness helps you live longer, brings more tranquility to your life, and to the lives of your family and friends. But do you know what happiness truly is? We talk to a psychologist and a philosopher about the essence of happiness, how to find it and how it’s different from person to person and across the globe.

Host: Gary Price. Guests: Tim Bono, assistant dean in the college of arts and sciences, and a lecturer in psychology at Washington University, St. Louis; Frederic Lenoir, philosopher, sociologist and religious historian. Author of the book, Happiness: A philosopher’s guide.

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