• Jan 10, 2019 11:00 pm
  • 11:53 mins

(Orginially aired 07/30/18) Guest: Norah Dunbar, Professor of Communication, UC Santa Barbara (07/30/2018) Sometimes politicians misstate facts. Sometimes they twist the facts on purpose. Sometimes they just flat lie. So let’s talk about that. We like to think we can tell when someone is lying –they act shifty; they’re not making eye contact. But it turns out humans are terrible at spotting a liar. We can be trained, though. And University of California-Santa Barbara communication professor Norah Dunbar has developed a video simulation to speed up the process of training someone to detect a lie.

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Great-granddaughter Fights to Properly Honor Ida B. Wells

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(Originally aired 8/22/18) Guest: Michelle Duster, Author, Speaker, Lecturer of Business Writing, Columbia College Chicago And now, to a conversation about the contributions of Ida B. Wells, an African American journalist who was born enslaved near the end of the Civil War, sued a railroad for discrimination, and risked her life to expose the violence of lynching in the Jim Crow South. Last summer, we spoke with Michelle Duster, a great granddaughter of Wells, and a driving force behind efforts to honor her legacy. Fundraising for the first phase of a memorial to Ida B. Wells has since reached its $300,000 goal. Duster is a lecturer at Columbia College Chicago and member of the Ida B. Wells Memorial Foundation.

(Originally aired 8/22/18) Guest: Michelle Duster, Author, Speaker, Lecturer of Business Writing, Columbia College Chicago And now, to a conversation about the contributions of Ida B. Wells, an African American journalist who was born enslaved near the end of the Civil War, sued a railroad for discrimination, and risked her life to expose the violence of lynching in the Jim Crow South. Last summer, we spoke with Michelle Duster, a great granddaughter of Wells, and a driving force behind efforts to honor her legacy. Fundraising for the first phase of a memorial to Ida B. Wells has since reached its $300,000 goal. Duster is a lecturer at Columbia College Chicago and member of the Ida B. Wells Memorial Foundation.