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Every day, faculty members at schools and universities throughout the world are making discoveries that shape our ways of thinking and redefine our understanding of today's knowledge-driven society. Since 1990, The Best of Our Knowledge has highlighted breakthroughs across disciplines and across the globe, putting you in touch with the men and women at the forefront of their fields. Each week this program examines some of the issues unique to college campuses, looks at the latest research, and invites commentary from experts and administrators from all levels of education.

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Every day, faculty members at schools and universities throughout the world are making discoveries that shape our ways of thinking and redefine our understanding of today's knowledge-driven society. Since 1990, The Best of Our Knowledge has highlighted breakthroughs across disciplines and across the globe, putting you in touch with the men and women at the forefront of their fields. Each week this program examines some of the issues unique to college campuses, looks at the latest research, and invites commentary from experts and administrators from all levels of education.

    #1565: Constitutional Comics | The Best Of Our Knowledge

    #1565: Constitutional Comics | The Best Of Our Knowledge

    A few years back, we spoke to the authors of a book called Fault Lines in the Constitution – The Framers, their Fights and the Flaws that Affect Us Today. The book pointed out the faults in the constitution with stories and examples from current and historical events. Continuing the conversation is the new book […]

    • 27 min
    #1564: Shortlisted, Women & The Supreme Court | The Best Of Our Knowledge

    #1564: Shortlisted, Women & The Supreme Court | The Best Of Our Knowledge

    Sandra Day O’Connor made history as the first woman on the US Supreme Court. But women have been considered for the court since the 1930s. This week on the Best of Our Knowledge, we’ll open up history class and talk about the women shortlisted for the bench. We’ll also spend an Academic Minute with the […]

    • 27 min
    #1563: Back To School With Google | The Best Of Our Knowledge

    #1563: Back To School With Google | The Best Of Our Knowledge

    Today on the Best of Our Knowledge, we’ll hear about distance learning tools brought to us by Google. We’ll also talk about one of the roadblocks to distance learning: broadband internet access…and we’ll spend an Academic Minute looking for some magic. It appears millions of students around the world will be attending classes virtually to begin […]

    • 27 min
    #1562: Reopening Higher Ed During COVID | The Best Of Our Knowledge

    #1562: Reopening Higher Ed During COVID | The Best Of Our Knowledge

    This week on the Best of Our Knowledge, we’ll talk about a new survey from The Princeton Review about how top colleges are planning on reopening for the Fall. We’ll also visit a university campus on a very different looking move-in day, talk about two very different methods of testing for the coronavirus, and spend an Academic Minute […]

    • 27 min
    #1561: Dealing With The Pandemic From A To Gen Z | The Best Of Our Knowledge

    #1561: Dealing With The Pandemic From A To Gen Z | The Best Of Our Knowledge

    This Week on the Best of Our Knowledge, a report on the pandemic and Generation Z. We’ll also talk to a college president, who also happens to be a global health expert, about reopening her school in the Fall…and spend an Academic Minute with the really good water. According to a new study released by ReGenerations, […]

    • 27 min
    #1560: The Longest Summer, Childhood Hunger Amid COVID | The Best Of Our Knowledge

    #1560: The Longest Summer, Childhood Hunger Amid COVID | The Best Of Our Knowledge

    This week on the Best of Our Knowledge, we’ll speak to the director of No Kid Hungry, about their new study on childhood hunger. No Kid Hungry is a national campaign working to end childhood hunger. They’ve released a new report on the state of food insecurity in the U.S. four months into the COVID-19 […]

    • 27 min

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