Let Children Be Bored, What Our Clothes Say About Us, Juno Spacecraft Enters Jupiter’s Orbit

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A fashion expert says that what we wear telegraphs a lot of information about who we are. We find out what she found on her fashion road trip across the US. While many parents are packing their children’s summer schedules with enriching and fun planned activities, some say that letting children be bored is not only OK, it’s important. We find out why. And we talk to a guest from Discover Magazine about the news that the Juno probe entered Jupiter’s orbit Monday night.

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  • Kids Should Be Bored In the Summer

    In an era where most parents use the summer to send their kids to camp and other enrichment activities, some researchers believe that children should actually be allowed to be bored in the summer to learn self-reliance. We’ll speak with Teresa Belton, Visiting Fellow at the School of Education and Lifelong Learning at the University of East Anglia.

  • What Our Fashion Choices Reveal About Who We Are

    Our fashion choices reveal more than we know about who we are, how much money we make, and what we think about ourselves. That’s according to the author of the new book “Fear and Clothing.”

  • NASA's Juno Spacecraft Enters Jupiter's Orbit

    On Monday night the probe Juno started orbiting Jupiter. It took five years for the spacecraft to travel this far into the solar system. Juno has a $1.1 billion budget, and its principal investigator said this is the hardest thing NASA has ever done. We talk to a guest from Discover Magazine about what we might learn about our solar system from Juno.

Episode Credits

  • Veronica Rueckert Host
  • J. Carlisle Larsen Producer
  • Veronica Rueckert Producer
  • Amanda Magnus Producer
  • Teresa Belton Guest
  • Cintra Wilson Guest
  • Bill Andrews Guest

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