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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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 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
 3-31-17PARASITES AND PETS - A Kansas State University veterinarian says a mild winter and an early spring in many parts of Kansas means more fleas, ticks, itching, and scratching for our pets.  PER 3-31
 3-24-17AGRICULTURE POLICY AND ECONOMICS - An agricultural economist discusses the existing Farm Bill and what its replacement may look like. PER 3-24
 3-17-17THE WAR ON DRUGS - Is it effective, and are there negative effects?PER 3-17
 3-10-17THE IMPACT OF BULLYING - Research suggests those bullied as children struggle as adults.PER 3-10
 3-03-17SEVERE WEATHER SEASON - A preview of the upcoming storm season, compared to past ones.PER 3-3