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May 21, 2018

A former media executive says this country faces the growing threat of news deserts – areas that are not served by any kind of news outlet. On today’s Perspective program, the impact that loss would have on the community, news availability and media literacy.

Guest: Penelope Abernathy, a former executive at the...


May 14, 2018

Countless dinosaur movies have been made over the years. Movies where dinosaurs were roped by cowboys, lived side-by-side with humans, and where dinosaurs lunched on humans. Beyond the movies, there are natural history museums to awe the young and old. But after all that, what is really known about dinosaurs and...


May 7, 2018

In early April, over 200 people gathered in Garden City to examine some of the concerns about the Ogallala Aquifer, a source of groundwater that underlies some 112 million acres in parts of eight states, including Kansas. The Ogallala supports around 30% of all U.S. crop and livestock production – an estimated $35...


May 1, 2018

Manhattan recently saw a march for science by a diverse, nonpartisan group that was not only calling for science that upholds the common good, but also for political leaders and policymakers to enact evidence-based policies in the public interest. On today’s Perspective program, two university scientists look at...


Apr 23, 2018

In a speech earlier this year, the U.S. Secretary of Education called Common Core a disaster. In addition, Secretary Betsy DeVos said, “At the U.S. Department of Education, Common Core is dead." Despite that proclamation, one political scientist says Common Core is very much alive, with twenty-four states reviewing...