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WILL - Focus - August 17, 2012

The Accordian Family: Boomerang Kids, Anxious Parents, and the Private Toll of Global Competition

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(Duration: 55:01)

Katherin S. Newman, Ph.D., James B. Knapp Dean of the Zanvyl Kieger School of Arts and Sciences, Johns Hopkins University

Host: David Inge

In the U.S. and in other affluent nations, growing numbers of young adults in their 20s and 30s are living with their parents. Sociologist Katherine Newman says that while this kind of doubling-up has long been seen in families that were less well-off, the middle class has never before needed to provide a long-term economic safety net for their grown children. We’ll explore this change with Katherine Newman, author of "The Accordion Family." The book looks at the ways global economic conditions have redefined family life.

This is a repeat broadcast from Wednesday, June 20, 2012, 10 am



WILL - Focus - August 16, 2012

American Icon: Alan Mulally and the Fight to Save Ford Motor Company

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(Duration: 55:01)

Bryce Hoffman, Award-Winning Journalist

Host: David Inge

At the end of 2008, Ford Motor Company was running on empty. In an effort to save the American auto industry, Congress offered a bailout. GM and Chrysler took the money, but Ford decided to save itself. The company did it by hiring an outsider, Alan Mulally. It turned out to be a very good hire. By early 2010, it was clear Ford had pulled off one of the most amazing turnarounds in history. We’ll get the story from our guest, Bryce Hoffman, author of "American Icon: Alan Mulally and the Fight to Save Ford Motor Company."

This is a repeat broadcast from Wednesday, June 27, 2012, 10 am

Categories: Business, Economics

WILL - Focus - August 15, 2012

Alone and Invisible No More

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(Duration: 55:03)

Alone and Invisible No More: How Grassroots Community Action and 21st Century Technologies Can Empower Elders to Stay in Their Homes and Lead Healthier, Happier Lives

Alan S. Teel, M.D., Family Physician and Geriatric Medicine, Damaeiscotta, Maine

Host: David Inge

This is a repeat broadcast from Wednesday, December 07, 2011, 11 am

Categories: Health

WILL - Focus - August 15, 2012

The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion

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(Duration: 55:01)

Jonathan Haidt, Ph.D., the Thomas Cooley Professor of Ethical Leadership, Stern School of Business, New York University

Host: David Inge

As we pass through life, we make snap judgments about other people and the things they do. To us, these judgments feel like self-evident truths, making us certain that those who see things differently are wrong. Jonathan Hite calls this moral intuition. He says it varies across cultures, including the cultures of the right and left. We’ll explore the ideas in Jonathan Hite’s new book "The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion."

This is a repeat broadcast from Tuesday, June 26, 2012, 10 am

Categories: Politics, Religion

WILL - Focus - August 14, 2012

Showdown in the Sonoran Desert: Religion, Law, and the Immigration Controversy

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(Duration: 55:01)

Ananda Rose, Ph.D., Journalist

Host: David Inge

Every day, people from Mexico risk their lives to enter the United States. Many become lost in the desert. A few Americans have taken steps to help these undocumented people who would otherwise die of exposure, but that puts them in direct conflict with their fellow citizens and with the U.S. government. Poet and journalist Ananda Rose traveled to the Southwest to talk with people on both sides of the issue, those motivated by compassion and those by law. She’ll tell us what she learned. It’s all in her book "Showdown in the Sonoran Desert."

This is a repeat broadcast from Wednesday, June 13, 2012, 11 am

Categories: Immigration


WILL - Focus - August 13, 2012

Satisfaction Not Guaranteed: Dilemmas of Progress in Modern Society

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(Duration: 55:01)

Peter N. Stearns, Provost and University Professor, George Mason University

Host: David Inge

In the affluent, industrial societies of the world today, life is good.  Most people live long lives, without fear of plague, famine or war.  So why is there depression, anxiety, unfulfilled longing? In short, why has abundance not led to greater happiness? That’s the question we’ll take up with our guest, historian Peter Stearns. We’ll talk about some of the ideas in his book "Satisfaction Not Guaranteed." The book looks at the ways people in the past thought about progress, and asks whether we can be truly happy in the modern world.

This is a repeat broadcast from Tuesday, June 12, 2012, 11 am


WILL - Focus - August 13, 2012

The Unconquered: In Search of the Amazon’s Last Uncontacted Tribes

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(Duration: 55:01)

Scot Wallace, Journalist

Host: David Inge

The Arrow People live deep in the Amazon rainforest. They are one of the very last uncontacted tribes on the planet. Sydney Possuelo works for the government of Brazil. He is dedicated to protecting the Arrow People but in order to do that, he must enter their world, risking his life to defend their right to be left alone. Journalist Scott Wallace will tell us about the man and his mission, both profiled in the new book "The Unconquered: In Search of the Amazon’s Last Uncontacted Tribes."

This is a repeat broadcast from Tuesday, June 19, 2012, 10 am

Categories: Cultural Studies

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