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frank Playlist: Changing the Lives of Children

Posted: March 22, 2016

In this frank playlist, a CEO, reporter and a student share the work they are doing to transform the lives of children through play, understanding the child brain and transforming the American education system.

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This just in: Emotional news stories can shape our policy preferences

Posted: June 22, 2015

New research out of the University of Zürich suggests that the emotions raised by news stories can impact our policy preferences. When the news makes us angry, we prefer punitive policies, but we support remedial policies when we’re sad. To explore the connection between news and policy, researchers Rinaldo Kühne and Christian Schemer from the University of Zürich in Switzerland conducted a series of experiments using 71 undergraduates at a European university. Their results were published in a 2015 issue of the journal Communication Research. For the study, the students read one of two articles about a traffic accident which…


Stopping Phony Science With A Big Dose Of The Truth

Posted: February 6, 2015

The current measles crisis refects a failure of many scientists, and their communications specialists, to publicly voice the truth.


Lifting People Out of Poverty Is Tough Enough. The Wrong Words Make It Harder.

Posted: November 24, 2014

Poverty is nuanced and complicated enough. So when trying to help people out of it, let's remember to use the right words.