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November Programs

November 24, 2018

The Science of Gratitude 2018

This documentary focuses on the latest information regarding the power (or lack of it) of being thankful. We hear research, expert opinion, and individual stories to illustrate how gratitude often has a large impact on overall happiness. The program covers gratitude in the workplace, in relationships, in health, in child-rearing, etc.  Hosted by Academy Award winning actress, Susan Sarandon.

November 17, 2018

BBC Documentary: The Eternal Life of the Instant Noodle

The most traded legal item in U.S. prisons? Instant noodles. According to the World Instant Noodles Association, 270 million servings are eaten around the world every day – that’s 16-17 portions for every man, woman and child every year.
Celia Hatton explores how students, travelers and prisoners helped to make instant noodles a global phenomenon.

November 10, 2018

The Pulse: Check the Label

Who has time to read the small print — to go over all the “stuff” that’s in our food, medicine, or supplements? And what’s carrageenan or hexyldecyl laurate anyway? But maybe we should be paying closer attention — some ingredients can cause side effects and make us sick. On this episode of The Pulse, a closer look at some of the things we put in our bodies, and why they matter. We talk to chemists, interrogate food labels, and go on the hunt for hidden ingredients that can have a big impact. Most of all, we ask what it all means for our health.

November 3, 2018

Political Junkie 2018 Midterm Election Special

Join Political Junkie Ken Rudin and an all-star lineup of political reporters, commentators and special guests for a full hour of analysis of the 2018 midterms.

Ken’s guests include:

  • Vin Weber, Republican strategist, former Congressman (R-Minnesota)
  • Anna Greenberg, Democratic strategist, managing partner at Greenberg Quinlan Rosner
  • Kelly Dittmar, assistant research professor at the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University
  • Joshua Douglas, professor of election law and voting rights at the University of Kentucky
  • Greg Giroux, elections reporter at Bloomberg
Brian is a Spokane native who has been interested in sound technology ever since playing with a reel-to-reel deck as a kid. He learned radio broadcasting on KSFC, before it was part of Spokane Public Radio but still was part of the broadcasting program at Spokane Falls Community College. Brian also studied radio at Clatsop Community College in Astoria, Oregon, where he featured new age and fusion jazz on his own show. He admits that at heart he is a news junkie, which fits in well with his work Saturday mornings as regional host for NPR's Morning Edition.
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