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Enhancing shower and bathtub safety for the aged 1/6/2008
(Healthcare professionals should help prevent bathing accidents, not just treat people after they have had a fall in the bathroom.) (.mp3 file) [view item]
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Popular opinion not always popular 1/14/2008
(We often form opinions and make decisions based on a lone, repetitive voice that we mistake for a chorus.) (.mp3 file) [view item]
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Relationships over time 1/21/2008
(Analysis of data over 13 years with more than 800 adults shows that we're likely to see our spouses as more irritating and demanding as we age, while we are likely to see our relationships with children and friends more positively.) (.mp3 file) [view item]
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Fights good for health 1/21/2008
(This research is about how couple who resolve conflict live longer than those who do not.) (.mp3 file) [view item]
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I'm 25 and I still live with my parents 1/23/2008
(It takes young people longer to complete their schooling, settle into steady employment, and delay marriage and childbearing, according to new findings. Thus, it's become socially acceptable living with parents as an adult.) (.mp3 file) [view item]
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Success elevates profile of U-M screenwriters 2/9/2008
(Impressive list of U-M alumni making impact in Hollywood.) (.mp3 file) [view item]
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Subprime mortgage crisis 2/18/2008
(Robert Van Order of the Ross School of Business says America's faltering economy and overextended borrowers aren't the only causes of the subprime crisis -- lenders and investors are also to blame.) (.mp3 file) [view item]
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Good deeds and living longer 2/25/2008
(Helping others is good for the helper.) (.mp3 file) [view item]
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Students resolve conflict and bias through small group interactions 2/29/2008
(If students understand what causes conflicts and assumptions about others different from them, they are able to adapt later in life, according to a new University of Michigan study.) (.mp3 file) [view item]
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Kids who feel safe act more safely 3/4/2008
(Urban kids who feel safe delay gratification, behave less dangerously.) (.mp3 file) [view item]
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Is there media bias? 3/7/2008
(Hillary Clinton says the media coverage is pro-Barack Obama. This has forced some news organizations to take another look at their presidential election coverage, as well as take a closer look at Obama and his background. Bucy discusses the media coverage.) (.mp3 file) [view item]
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Power of caricature 3/18/2008
(In Goldstein's view, the power of an irreverent image, cartoon or illustration can appeal to the most people---and leave an indelible impression.) (.mp3 file) [view item]
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Financial bailouts and the Fed 3/31/2008
(University of Michigan finance professor explains what and why the Federal Reserve intervened in the Bear Stearns banking crisis.) (.mp3 file) [view item]
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A very intense laser 4/7/2008
(Victor Yanovsky, research scientist at U-M, discusses the laser beam that sets a world record for intensity.) (.mp3 file) [view item]
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Business and pleasure don't mix 4/11/2008
(Americans may not socialize with colleagues as much as workers in other countries do, but they enjoy it when they do.) (.mp3 file) [view item]
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Online Q and A forums hit the mainstream 4/18/2008
(Online question and answer forums are as old as the Internet, but they're reaching the mainstream and making the web more human, say two researchers who have just completed a large-scale study of Yahoo Answers.) (.mp3 file) [view item]
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Innocence sought for wrongly convicted 4/24/2008
(The University of Michigan Law School will open a new clinic in January that will assist prisoners convicted in cases where biological evidence like DNA doesn't exist. This Innocence Clinic is unique because other "Innocence Clinics" mainly handle cases involving DNA evidence.) (.mp3 file) [view item]
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The 70 Percent Solution for Reduction of Greenhouse Gases 4/28/2008
(MMPEI is working with other organizations on campus to develop a tool to help scientists and engineers project whether new cleaner technologies will take hold.) (.mp3 file) [view item]
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Pedometers prompting exercise 5/5/2008
(Researchers from the University of Michigan Health System and the Veterans Administration Ann Arbor Healthcare System say sedentary and overweight people with type two diabetes who participated in a walking study were more motivated to walk if they wore pedometers and consulted a Web site that tracked physicals activity.) (.mp3 file) [view item]
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It's not over until... (5/19/2008
(The last few primaries for the presidential candidates concludes soon, but many questions remain in the Democratic Party's two-person race.) (.mp3 file) [view item]
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Climate change and business 5/30/2008
(Regardless of one's stance on climate change, it makes economic sense for businesses and consumers to take climate-related action.) (.mp3 file) [view item]
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Energizing the URC 6/9/2008
(University of Michigan President Mary Sue Coleman and her fellow University Research Corridor presidents from Michigan State University and Wayne State University joined forces at the Mackinac Policy Conference. During the conference at the island's famous Grand Hotel, we asked the president about her vision for the URC, an alliance of Michigan's three research universities.) (.mp3 file) [view item]
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Tornado chasing 6/16/2008
(Professor Perry Samson recently returned from a storm chasing trip with students. He talks about where, why and what it was like.) (.mp3 file) [view item]
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Picking a U.S. vice president 6/19/2008
(Voters still focus on the first name on the ticket, not the VP choice.) (.mp3 file) [view item]
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Remarried caregivers 6/30/2008
(ISR researcher Carey Wexler Sherman is looking for participants in a new study of older remarried caregivers.) (.mp3 file) [view item]
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Solar car ready for race 7/7/2008
(Two student members of the U-M solar car team discuss the upcoming North American Solar Challenge and compare it to the World Solar Challenge, which took place in October. Spencer Bailey, who was in the car when it crashed in 2007, discusses the crash.) (.mp3 file) [view item]
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Breaking racial barriers 7/10/2008
(Sports fans know the story of Jackie Robinson, whose debut in 1947 ended an era of Jim Crow in the major leagues. As the Brooklyn Dodgers' president, U-M Law School graduate Branch Rickey signed Robinson.) (.mp3 file) [view item]
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Surviving sexual abuse 7/11/2008
(Mothers relive traumatic experience of sexual abuse during their childbearing years.) (.mp3 file) [view item]
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U-M students in India 7/21/2008
(Fifteen students will find ways to build bridges between the intellectual pursuits of an academic life and the mystic forces that for millennia shaped everyday life in India.) (.mp3 file) [view item]
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Energy expert Steve Forrest 7/28/2008
(U-M Vice President for Research Steve Forrest, an expert on energy research, discusses the opportunities to developing alternative energy research.) (.mp3 file) [view item]
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Computers in the classroom 8/4/2008
(Elliot Soloway has developed educational software for cell phones that allows them to be used in the classroom as personal computers. He discusses technology in the classroom.) (.mp3 file) [view item]
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It's time to party 8/12/2008
(Conventions no longer accomplish what they used to, such as shaping key messages and policies. They have turned out to be extravagant parties still covered by the media. U-M professor Michael Traugott talks about what is accomplished at conventions today and the significant moments that can define the remaining months until the November elections.) (.mp3 file) [view item]
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Environmental toxicants 8/18/2008
(The environment is playing a much larger role in everyday diseases. What are environmental toxicants and why do we know they contribute to health problems? University of Michigan professor Howard Hu explains.) (.mp3 file) [view item]
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Dorm room anxiety 8/25/2008
(Anxious college freshmen can relax. No matter who will be sharing their dorm room, they have the power to make the relationship better, say U-M researchers.) (.mp3 file) [view item]
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Improving literacy 9/8/2008
(Elizabeth Moje has spent years following and studying adolescents in southwest Detroit, to discover why many low income students struggle with reading. She's found many answers on how they read and interact and how to better teach the teachers.) (.mp3 file) [view item]
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American ideal 9/11/2008
(Young women look to their favorite female TV characters as role models for behavior and appearance.) (.mp3 file) [view item]
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Emotional recovery 9/17/2008
(New research shows that the best way to move ahead emotionally is to analyze one's feelings from a psychologically distanced perspective.) (.mp3 file) [view item]
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Nightmare on Wall Street 9/19/2008
(The current turmoil in America's financial markets is the worst since the Great Depression and Wall Street's response has made things worse. Regulation will make things better) (.mp3 file) [view item]
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Global aging symposium 9/23/2008
(Global aging and why should we care?) (.mp3 file) [view item]
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Bailout: Unpopular, needed 10/6/2008
(Now that Congress has passed the $700 billion bailout law, the American economy should begin to recover, but regulations are needed to prevent it from happening again.) (.mp3 file) [view item]
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Political attack mode 10/8/2008
(As the presidential campaigns wind down to their final weeks before Nov. 4th's election day, the number of negative television and radio ads seems to be increasing. University of Michigan professor Arthur Lupia and doctoral student Yanna Krupnikov say voters typically do not like negative ads, especially as some are still deciding which candidate should replace Bush in the Oval Office.) (.mp3 file) [view item]
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Values and voting 10/16/2008
(Wayne Baker, a Ross School professor and sociologist at the Institute for Social Research, discusses public reaction to the financial bailout and hot topics in the election.) (.mp3 file) [view item]
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M-flu results positive 10/23/2008
(The results suggest that masks and handwashing can reduce the spread of symptoms by as much as 50 percent.) (.mp3 file) [view item]
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Poll position 10/30/2008
(In a sense, Nov. 4 is judgment day. Election officials know if their efforts to improve the voting process is successful. Pollsters will learn if their reports were accurate.) (.mp3 file) [view item]
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Obama: How will he govern? 11/6/2008
(Americans are eager for President-elect Barack Obama to assume his position in the White. But will his leadership and governing style entail? Can he meet expectations? What does his election mean for the business world?) (.mp3 file) [view item]
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Estrogen can harm heart 11/18/2008
(Describes how women should decide whether to take insulin, and what it means if she has existing heart risk factors) (.mp3 file) [view item]
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Black Friday: Deals and deaths 12/2/2008
(Retail marketing professor Aradhna Krishna suggests four policies to prevent store stampedes.) (.mp3 file) [view item]
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Cure for gum disease? 12/9/2008
(Researchers discover a way to use gene therapy to slow and reverse the progression of periodontal disease.) (.mp3 file) [view item]
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Hardwired to overspend? 12/9/2008
(Professor Daniel Kruger looks to evolution to explain why we overspend.) (.mp3 file) [view item]