Your Brain in the Digital Age
Have you ever wondered how our brain allows us to make decisions in light of the barrage of external and internal stimuli we confront daily? Sarah Shomstein, an associate professor of cognitive neuroscience at George Washington University, addresses the science behind that question and suggests ways we might enhance the brain’s ability to keep us focused.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 6:45 PM
Supreme Court Justice Stephen C. Breyer
This evening, Nina Totenberg, NPR’s Legal Affairs correspondent, talks with Justice Stephen Breyer about his life before and after becoming a Supreme Court justice and his interpretation of the Constitution as a “living” document.
Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 7:00 PM
Choosing the Right To Die: A Mother’s Perspective
When Deborah Ziegler’s 29-year-old daughter Brittany Maynard, diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, went public with the decision to end her own life she became the face of the controversial right-to-die movement. Ziegler shares how that family anguish played out in public, and how since her daughter’s death in late 2014 she has found a role as an advocate for the growing number of people worldwide who are struggling with end-of-life issues.
Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 6:45 PM
Campaign 2016: Behind the Scenes of the Presidential Election
For a firsthand look behind the scenes of this election, joins U.S. News and World Report senior White House correspondent Kenneth Walsh as he moderates a lively discussion among a panel of experts who were right down in the trenches during the battle.
Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 6:45 PM