Puzzling Out Politically Correct Language
What’s the good word? With today’s rapidly evolving language trends, sometimes it’s hard to know. Linguist Anne Curzan offers perspectives on a debate about contemporary terminology that can elicit both passion and bewilderment.
Saturday, September 10, 2016 - 10:30 AM
The Supreme Court: A Preview of the New Term
Spend a morning getting a rare behind-the-scenes look at the Supreme Court—including the courtroom where cases are argued. Then, a panel of top legal experts previews the issues that will come before the court when the new session begins in October.
Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 10:00 AM
The Supreme Court: A Preview of the New Term (Afternoon Panel Only)
Spend the afternoon with a panel of top legal experts who will preview the issues that will come before the Supreme Court when the new session begins in October.
Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 1:30 PM
The Change-Makers and Social Justice
Ideas that can change the world—and lives—all share the same source: a motivated person who dares to ask, “Why not?" Tonight’s program features individuals who used their platforms to highlight issues as diverse as xenophobia, bigotry, sexism, and other social issues which then allows further discussions on these topics.
Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 6:45 PM
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