Academic Minute

Academic Minute
5:00 am
Fri November 7, 2014

The Academic Minute for 11.03-11.07

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The Best of Our Knowledge
2:00 am
Wed November 5, 2014

The Best Of Our Knowledge #1259

Credit Emory University

Emory University in Atlanta is one of the top private universities in the US, with over 14 thousand students and an endowment in the billions.

And in the past few weeks its had something else of national importance: Ebola patients. Today on the Best Of Our Knowledge, we'll talk to some people behind the scenes of treating, and curing, patients with Ebola at Emory.

We'll also hear why the CDC pushing even harder for your school age kids to be vaccinated, follow a family from a life in the fields to life on campus.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Mon November 3, 2014

2014.11.03 - This Week on The Academic Minute

Monday, November 3
Dr. Maria Cancian of The University of Wisconsin Madison traces the changing face of divorce and custody.  

Tuesday, November 4
In a special Election Day segment, Dr. Michele Gelfand of The University of Maryland discusses American regionalism.

Wednesday, November 5
Dr. Jennie Brand of UCLA analyzes the benefits of higher education for differing socioeconomic groups.  

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Fri October 31, 2014

The Academic Minute for 10.27-10.31

Monday, October 27
Alex Müller - University of Cape Town   
Health Care and LGBT Discrimination

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Mon October 27, 2014

2014.10.27 - This Week on The Academic Minute

Monday, October 27
Dr. Alex Muller of The University of Cape Town analyzes health care discrimination amongst LGBT patients.  

Tuesday, October 28
Dr. Andrew Gallup of SUNY Oneonta presents a theory on yawning.

Wednesday, October 29
Dr. Heidi Appel and Dr. Rex Cocroft of The University of Missouri share their groundbreaking research on plants' ability to hear.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Fri October 24, 2014

The Academic Minute for 10.20-10.24

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Monday, October 20
Doug Smith - UC San Diego   
Molecular Motors
Dr. Doug Smith is a physicist who studies molecular motors, the physics of knots, and the dynamics of single polymers such as DNA. He earned a Ph.D. from Stanford University and a bachelor’s degree in physics from the University of Chicago..

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Mon October 20, 2014

2014.10.20 - This Week on The Academic Minute

Monday, October 20
Dr. Doug Smith of UC San Diego applies physics to the study of DNA.

Tuesday, October 21
Dr. Tamara Bogdanovic of Georgia Tech discusses breakthroughs in our understanding of black holes.

Wednesday, October 22
Dr. Megan Ferry of Union College traces the shifting environment of foreign language learning.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Fri October 17, 2014

The Academic Minute for 10.13-10.17

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The Best of Our Knowledge
2:00 am
Wed October 15, 2014

The Best Of Our Knowledge #1256

Former US Assistant Secretary of Education Diane Ravitch
Credit Diane Ravitch dot com

It seems like every other day someone in the media is talking about the American education system being "broken". They say it...and everyone nods in agreement. But one of the foremost authorities on education in the US says that public schools are doing fine...the real problem is the  growing trend towards privatization.

Today on the Best Of Our Knowledge, we'll talk to former US Assistant Secretary of Education Diane Ravitch, who calls the privatization movement a Reign of Error.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Mon October 13, 2014

10.13.2014 - This Week on The Academic Minute

This Week on The Academic Minute

Monday, October 13
Dr. Diane Beauchemin of Queen's University discusses forensic advances in hair sample identification.

Tuesday, October 14
Dr. Michele Coscia of Harvard University analyzes memetics.

Wednesday, October 15
Dr. Valorie Titus of American Public University examines the eastern tiger salamander.

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