‘Making A Murderer’ Buzz, Violence And Beliefs, When Do You Become An Adult?

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We can drive at 16 years old, vote at 18 and drink alcohol at 21, but when do we officially become an adult? Our guest looks at the physical, mental, and social developments that lead to adulthood. We also explore how a person’s belief system influences their attitude toward violence, and look at the growing buzz surrounding the Netflix series ‘Making a Murderer.’

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  • Netflix's 'Making A Murderer' Generating Considerable Buzz Across Wisconsin, Nation

    It’s been less than a month since the documentary series ‘Making a Murderer’ debuted on Netflix…but in that short time, it’s generated considerable buzz around the nation. The series tells the story of Steven Avery, who was convicted of killing Teresa Halbach in Manitowoc County…and raises many questions about how the case was handled. A reporter talks about what’s happened with the case…and the individuals involved…since the release of the series.

  • How Moral Belief Systems Can Be A Cause Of Violence

    Violence is sometimes blamed on the loss of self-control or lack of moral grounding–but a guest makes the case that violence is often the consequence of a moral belief system.

  • When Do You Really Become An Adult?

    People traditionally think of the transition to “adulthood” as a collection of markers: getting a job, getting your own place to live, getting married, having kids. But people in the United States are getting married later (or not at all) and having kids, so does that change when you really become an adult? An editor at The Atlantic tackled this question for a recent piece and talks about her findings. We also ask you to share your ideas about when you really become an adult.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Veronica Rueckert Host
  • Chris Malina Producer
  • Rob Ferrett Producer
  • Amanda Magnus Producer
  • Bruce Vielmetti Guest
  • Tage Rai Guest
  • Julie Beck Guest

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