How Numbers Lie About Race, Stay-At-Home Moms, The (Lack Of) Difference Between Male And Female Brains

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Even though the differences between male and female brains are constantly making headlines, a science journalist tells Veronica Rueckert and Rob Ferrett that men’s and women’s brains aren’t so different after all. They also learn how incarceration statistics misrepresent race, listen to a Wisconsin Life piece about trilliums, and find out why the number of stay-at-home moms are on the rise in the United States.

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Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Veronica Rueckert Host
  • Chris Malina Producer
  • Barbara Risman Guest
  • Virginia Hughes Guest

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