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August 19, 2017

Teaching Kids to Love Nature
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With today’s kids glued to video games and smart phones, how can parents help their children appreciate the wonders of nature and the great outdoors? One expert shares some good advice. Then, on top of sky-high tuition, textbooks cost college students a fortune. But now, open source books offer a cheaper alternative.
Episode Segments:
Hot to Raise a Wild Child
Today’s American children spend 4 to 7 minutes a day playing outdoors. Dr. Scott Sampson , author of How to Raise a Wild Child: The Art and Science of Falling in Love with Nature explained why this disconnect between kids and nature is a problem that should concern parents. He offered tips for parents to help kids fall in love with nature, by enlisting technology as an ally and encouraging outdoor activities like the Boy Scouts and Girls Scouts.
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Open Source Textbooks
The cost of college textbooks has skyrocketed in recent years, but a new trend of free or low-cost “open source” textbooks is gaining momentum. David Ernst. PhD, creator of the Open Textbook Library said college students could save an average of $128 a course if traditional textbooks were replaced with the new electronic versions. He explained why this new generation of textbooks is often of equal academic value compared to traditional printed textbooks.
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The Sexual Harassment Handbook
Attorney Linda Gordon Howard, , author of The Sexual Harassment Handbook talked about progress in the battle against sexual harassment. She discussed how sexually inappropriate behavior in the workplace has evolved since attention was first focused on it. She believes many situations involving sexual harassment can be prevented or resolved if victims recognize what’s happening and know what to do.
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Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
Scott Sampson
SCOTT SAMPSON is a dinosaur paleontologist and science communicator. He serves as vice president of research and collections at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science and, as “Dr. Scott the Paleontologist,” hosts the PBS KIDS television series Dinosaur Train.

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Linda Gordon Howard
Linda Gordon Howard's expertise as an attorney, consultant and trainer has helped thousands of people navigate the changing rules of sexual harassment. Her practical methods have been applied successfully in large and small organizations, including the White House, The United States Senate, The Ohio State University School of Law, the New York City Law Department, and Hunter College of the City University of New York. She resides in New York City.

The Sexual Harassment Handbook