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Dealing with the Pandemic Has People on Edge; Also, How You Can Buy Happiness

Reports of overly aggressive or abusive behavior in response to relatively minor slights appear to be increasing, so James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana consider the extent to which the Covid-19 pandemic, along with other societal factors, have contributed to t

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Revisiting the January 6th Insurrection at the U.S. Capitol With a Year’s Worth of Perspective

The January 6th Insurrection at the U.S. Capitol was not just a historic incident but also the culmination of several trends in politics and media, so now with a year’s worth of perspective, James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana discuss some of the key factors th

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China’s Moral Ranking System is Both Foreign and Familiar; Also, Concerns of TMI on Medical Risks

The idea that a government would rank its citizens based on their moral conduct is probably jarring to most Americans, so James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana discuss how China’s social credit system appears to be a very foreign concept in some ways while also b

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Netflix’s “Behind the Curve” and the Belief in a Flat Earth

The belief that the Earth is flat persists in the 21st century, so James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana take a look at Behind the Curve, the 2018 documentary by Daniel J. Clark on Netflix and discuss what stands out about those who believe it, how the scientific

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Public Health Warnings on Children’s Mental and Physical Health; Also, Americans’ Money Worries

Seeing reports from public health officials about the declining physical and mental health of children, James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana consider how society may be failing he younger generations and what type of approach can turn things around (01:13). The

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Another New Variant of the Not So Novel Coronavirus; Also, the Startling Decline in Birth Rates

Another named variant of the 2019 coronavirus has emerged, and James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana discuss the emerging Omicron variant, society’s initial reaction to the news of its emergence, and how our mindset in terms of dealing with COVID-19 must continue

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The Great Resignation and the Expansion of What is Possible; Also, Pavlov’s Notifications

Americans are quitting their jobs in unprecedented numbers, and James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana take a look at how this “Great Resignation” has been spurred by many different technological, cultural, and economic trends, several of which have operated to ex

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Streaming Between the Lines – Marshall

Marshall, the 2017 biopic on Thurgood Marshall, tells us about a time in Marshall’s life before the Supreme Court and Brown v. Board of Education, and James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana discuss what stood out most in this Reginald Hudlin film as well as Thurgo

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Global Cooperation Needed to Keep the Planet Habitable for Humans; Also, Body Odor Language

Keeping the Earth habitable for humans would seemingly be in everyone’s interest, and James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana consider how multi-faceted our environmental issues can be and how COP26 and the Glasgow Climate Pact each show far we have come, and how f

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What Could Go Right, and Wrong, with Big Tech in Real Estate; Also, Toxic Positivity

Even with Zillow’s decision to get out of real estate buying and selling, the “ibuyer” trend still seems to be just getting started, so James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana discuss the possibilities brought by the entrance of technology companies, and algorithms

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School Board Threats and (Grand)Standing Between Enforcement of the Law; Also, Killer Autonomous Drones

After seeing the existence of violent threats against school board members turned into a media event, James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana discuss the need to protect public servants, freedom of speech, and how content that drives media consumption now determine

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Culture Series: The Power of Now, a Book by Eckhart Tolle

Eckhart Tolle’s “The Power of Now” is said to be the bestselling spiritual book of the past 20 years and has been read by millions, and James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana take a look a some of the key concepts that were addressed in the book (01:14) and consid

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