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Perspective is a weekly public affairs program hosted by Richard Baker, communications professor at Kansas State University. Perspective has been continuously produced for public radio stations by K-State since the mid-1970s and has included interviews with dignitaries, authors and thought leaders from around the world. Send comments, questions or requests for copies of past programs to ksrenews@ksu.edu.

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Perspective is a weekly public affairs program hosted by Richard Baker, communications professor at Kansas State University. Perspective has been continuously produced for public radio stations by K-State since the mid-1970s and has included interviews with dignitaries, authors and thought leaders from around the world. Send comments, questions or requests for copies of past programs to ksrenews@ksu.edu.

    Australian and American Indigenous Problems – December 31, 2018 (FINAL EPISODE)

    Australian and American Indigenous Problems – December 31, 2018 (FINAL EPISODE)

    (FINAL EPISODE) Ever since white men first set foot on North America there have been problems with indigenous people – problems that continue to this day. Too often we either don’t know or refuse to recognize these problems with our Native Americans...

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    The “Haves” and “Haves-Not” Divide – December 24, 2018

    The “Haves” and “Haves-Not” Divide – December 24, 2018

    When we think of philanthropy, we tend to think of benevolence, generosity, social conscience... promoted through the generous donation of money to good causes. However, one expert and worker in the field, says that is simply not the case.

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    Secrecy and Science – December 17, 2018

    Secrecy and Science – December 17, 2018

    Both sides during the Cold War worked very hard to manipulate science to their advantage, despite a cherished belief by many Americans that science should not serve a political agenda. The long shadow of this struggle impacts us even today...

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    The Lumbee Indians: An American History – December 10, 2018

    The Lumbee Indians: An American History – December 10, 2018

    Thanksgiving tradition tells us that friendly natives helped European settlers in their time of need…and then sat down around a communal table to celebrate. However, the history of the Lumbee tribe of North Carolina tells a different story...

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    Islamophobia – December 3, 2018

    Islamophobia – December 3, 2018

    Despite evidence to the contrary, public officials continue to ask, “Why don’t Muslims speak out against terrorism?” According to one professor, it isn’t a question but a condemnation that “wrongly assumes Islam is the driving force behind terrorism.”

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    The Impact of School Grades – November 26, 2018

    The Impact of School Grades – November 26, 2018

    A former educator believes the K-12 grading system must be changed to reflect equity. He suggests ways to minimize any negative impact on learning, especially on students who are vulnerable.

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