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Perspective is a 27-minute weekly public affairs program hosted by Richard Baker and distributed to radio stations throughout the state. Below are recordings of recent programs.

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 06-23-17CAPITALISM AND DEMOCRACYCorey Dolgon, professor of sociology and director of Community based Learning at Stonehill College in Maryland, thinks we often go with our gut feeling instead of facts or science. PER 06-23
 06-16-17CONFRONTING CANCERDr. Vicki Jackson and Dr. David Ryan with Massachusetts General Hospital discuss the increase in survival rates for all forms of cancer.PER 06-16
 06-09-17HEALTH INEQUITY VERSUS HEALTH DISPARITYKansas State University assistant professor and Extension specialist in the School of Family Studies and Human Services, Bradford Wiles, discusses the factors that influence our health outcomes the most.PER 06-09
 06-02-17THE UNITED STATES AND AUSTRALIA – Chris Dixon, professor in the Department of Modern History, Politics and International Relations at Macquarie University, says many Australians want to take a more measured and independent look at its relationship with the United States.PER 06-02
 05-26-17SOCIAL MEDIA IN A WAR ZONEDr. Lisa Silvestri, professor of communication studies at Gonzaga University, has explored how Facebook and YouTube have transformed soldiers' experiences on the front lines of war. PER 05-26
 05-19-17THOUGHTS ON RACE – (PART 2) Christopher Brown, associate professor of communication studies at Minnesota State University, discusses race relations in the United States. PER 05-19
 05-12-17THOUGHTS ON RACE – (PART 2) – Elizabeth Anderson, the Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and John Dewey Distinguished University Professor of Philosophy and Women's Studies at the University of Michigan, discusses race relations in the United States.PER 05-12
 5-05-17THOUGHTS ON RACE – (PART 1)Dr. Adia Harvey Wingfield, professor of sociology at Washington University in St. Louis, discusses race relations in the United States.PER 05-05
 4-28-17THE IMPACT OF ORAL HEALTH - Mary Otto, oral health topic leader for the Association of Health Care Journalists discusses some of the puzzling questions concerning American dental health. PER-04-28
 4-21-17WHAT IS DARPA?– Sharon Weinberger, executive director of Foreign Policy, looks at the efforts of DARPA and what those efforts mean to the defense of the United States.PER-04-21 
 4-14-17PRESS UNDER ATTACK– In a recent Landon Lecture at Kansas State University, the executive editor of the Washington Post, Martin Baron, discussed the current state of the media and its relations with both the president and the public.PER-04-14 
 4-07-17ELECTRONIC DEVICES AND STRESS - A clinical assistant professor at the University of Kansas Medical Center discusses the higher stress levels associated with the constant use of technology.PER-04-07