Family & Lifestyle

Common Core, Our Cultural Success, What to Say in Marriage

The Matt Townsend Show
  • Feb 15, 2018 5:00 pm
  • 2:25:06

Common Core: National Education Standards and the Threat to Democracy (20:33) Nicholas Tampio. Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Political Science at Fordham University. He currently researches the history of political thought, contemporary political theory, and education policy. He is the author of Common Core: National Education Standards and the Threat to Democracy. The Common Core State Standards Initiative is one of the most controversial pieces of education policy to emerge in decades. Between 2013 and 2015, public support for the Common Core dropped from 65 to 49 percent while teacher support plummeted from 76 to 40 percent.  Nicholas Tampio talks about Common Core and how national education standards may not be the answer. The Secret of Our Success: How Culture Is Driving Human Evolution, Domesticating Our Species, and Making Us Smarter (1:09:12)  Joseph Henrich, Ph.D.,  is the Canada Research Chair in Culture, Cognition, and Coevolution at the University of British Columbia, where he teaches both Economics and Psychology. He is also Professor of Human Evolutionary Biology, at Harvard. His new book is The Secret of Our Success: How Culture Is Driving Human Evolution, Domesticating Our Species, and Making Us Smarter. Professor Joe Henrich argues it’s not our brains that saved us, but our culture. Say This, Not That In Your Marriage (1:58:16) Arlene Pellicane formerly worked as the Associate Producer for Turning Point Television. Along with co-authoring the book, “Growing up Social,” Arlene has authored “31 Days to a Happy Husband” and “31 Days to Becoming a Happy Wife.”  You probably learned on the playground as a kid to tell the other kids ‘sticks and stones can break my bones but words can never hurt me.’ But if you’re married or have ever been in a relationship you know that that’s far from the truth. Words are a huge tool for making and shaping a relationship and it’s important to know how to use them properly. Arlene Pellicane rejoins us to teach us what and what not to say in our marriage to build a happy home.