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Keith Strudler: Searching For Answers In Sports

Jun 8, 2016

Perhaps the most instinctive human process is the need to know “why.” As thoughtful beings, we don’t simply accept our reality. We question it, often in vain. Whenever someone does something wrong, the first question we ask is why. Why did they do it, what made them act that way. It’s often a fool’s quest, since we frequently do things that lack reason. That’s the reality of life, which might best be summed as a series of mistakes, where each day we vow to make just a few less.

And another one bites the dust. Before we kick 2015 to the curb for good, let’s listen back to conversations with some really interesting people we had this year. Today on the Best Of Our Knowledge, we’ll listen again to Pat Bradley’s interview with Alan Alda when he came to Vermont to open an institute for scientific communication.

Most educators agree that teaching ethics is an important part of a medical education. What they don’t agree on is when to start. Today on the Best Of Our Knowledge, we’ll talk about teaching ethics to medical students.

We’ll also hear from a college student about her education in the arts…and the effects starting early in life had on her progress.

Then a conversation about summer vacation…and keeping all that good education from the school year safe between your student’s ears.

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I love road trips! Last month I hit the road and ended up in Silicon Valley at the Association of Health Care Journalists annual conference where I had the chance to speak with educators and authors about the latest in medical education.

The Academic Minute for 1.26-1.30.2015

Jan 30, 2015

Catch up with The Academic Minute from 1.26 - 1.30

2015.1.26 - This Week on The Academic Minute

Jan 25, 2015

Visit AcademicMinute.org for fascinating research featured every day.

Monday, January 26
Stacy Tye-Williams of Iowa State University analyzes instances of workplace bullying.

Tuesday, January 27
Lucy Thairu of Stanford University profiles infant mortality in Tanzania.

Wednesday, January 28
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine's Brian Balin explores advances in research into Alzheimer's disease.

8/04 - This Week on The Academic Minute

Aug 4, 2014

Coming Up on The Academic Minute on WAMC

Monday, August 4
 
Dr. Robert Burne of The Australian National University analyzes Martian minerals.

Tuesday, August 5
 
Dr. Sean Morrison of The University of Texas Southwestern examines protein production on a cellular level.

Wednesday, August 6

The University of Surrey's Dr. Radu Sporea discusses the efficiency of solar power.

Alternative tobacco products are on the rise.

Keith Humphreys, professor of psychiatry at Stanford University,  discusses a form of smokeless tobacco that is catching on overseas.