We’ve heard many times that the key to getting out of poverty is education.
But schools cost money…something that is in short supply in the most impoverished areas of the world. That’s a problem that Jim Ziolkowski has spent the last 20 years trying to solve. Today on the Best Of Our Knowledge, we’ll hear about the beginnings of the non-profit called buildOn that is helping the poorest around the world find education…including here in the US.
We’ll also spend an academic minute trying to find out what a livable wage looks like.
RNA seems like the unsung little brother of DNA and protein.
But Yehuda Ben-Shahar, assistant professor of biology at Washington University in St. Louis, is learning a great deal about their very important molecular responsibilities.
Dr. Yehuda Ben-Shahar is an assistant professor of biology at Washington University in St. Louis. His research focuses on the roles of genes, genetics, and evolution in shaping and driving specific animal behaviors. He earned a PhD from the University of Illinois in 2002.
Economic inequality and minimum wage are becoming increasingly discussed topics during these turbulent economic times.
Chris Fee, professor of English at Gettysburg College, asks what constitutes a living wage?
Dr. Christopher Fee is a professor and chair of the Department of English at Gettysburg College. Fee has published numerous articles and has given conference presentations on many interdisciplinary topics. He earned his PhD in English at the University of Glasgow.
During the 1800s, segregation was even visible in the medical arena.
King Davis, professor and director of the Institute for Urban Policy Research & Analysis at the University of Texas at Austin, is studying the medical records from the Central Lunatic Asylum for the Colored Insane.
Usually when we talk about class on this program, it’s one of those things they have in school. Today, not so much. Social status , or class isn’t something we really talk about much in the US. OK during election season we hear the term middle class thrown around like crazy, but other than that it’s almost a taboo topic. But ignoring the issue doesn’t change the issue…class matters. Today on the Best Of Our Knowledge, we’ll talk to the author of a new book about class in the US…and a new study which focused on the class divisions in the activist community.