Feb 14, 2018
The PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games began amidst a worldwide conversation about doping and performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs). And only a few days after the opening ceremonies, a speedskater was banned for testing positive for PEDs.
In this episode, we explore what we should do about the presence of PEDs in...
Jan 31, 2018
How are university students seeing the connections between science and everyday life? In this episode, we feature stories from Duke and North Carolina Central University students about the ways science affects our lives. We will hear about the peer review process, synesthesia and the senses, the vaquita, and clean energy.
Jan 24, 2018
Climate change is an issue that has permeated public discourse and political debate. But we don't often talk about potential strategies to address climate change that the private sector might provide. In this episode, author and Vanderbilt professor Michael P. Vandenbergh joins us to discuss various ideas based on his...
Jan 18, 2018
This week we feature three stories from participants in the Duke University Social Science Radio Workshop about dimensions of politics in the United States. Each story explores how our everyday life intersects with politics and political communication research.
Jan 10, 2018
American culture is obsessed with rating everything. Schools are no exception. How are schools ranked? How do those ratings affect the behaviors of parents and students?
Ben Dalton is an education researcher and the director of the U.S. News & World Report "Best High Schools National Rankings". In this episode, he joins...