Songs of the Season
Robert Wyatt, Highfield Hall music director, talks to Mindy about songs of the season.
Science of Paradigms
All about the science of paradigms, and the philosphy of American physicist and historian Thomas Kuhn.
News Roundup - December 21, 2012
A look at the week's top news.
Rose Resnick, Vice President of Development Solutions of New England, Mike Brogiolio Executive Director of The Cape Cod Foundation and Lynn Mason-Small from the Rogers and Gray Foundation talk about philanthropy.
The tragedy in Newtown CT last week in which 20 children and 6 adults were gunned down in an elementary school has sparked national debate about gun control, increased security measures and how American culture might have influenced these events.
Another aspect of this discussion is the prevalence of mental illness in the perpetrators of mass murders. Psychologist Michael Abruzzese and Psychiatrist Marc Whaley talk about mass murder, how to speak to children about these events and whether society’s lack of knowledge or understanding of mental health issues has contributed to the problem.
Robert Waxler, UMass-Dartmouth professor and author, talks about his new book Transforming Literacy: Changing Lives through Reading and Writing. Waxler and his co-author Fulbright Scholar in education Maureen Hall say the growing infatuation with online communication and movement away from traditional reading is damaging students’ ability to learn.