Social media’s impact on teens, Russia-Ukraine tensions mount

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This Monday, Sept. 28, 2020, photo, shows the TikTok logo on a smartphone in Tokyo. Kiichiro Sato/AP Photo

An author joins to look how social media platforms are affecting teenagers, especially young girls. Then, a political science professor helps us better understand what the Biden administration can do about tension between Russia and Ukraine.

Featured in this Show

  • How social media is changing and challenging the lives of teen girls

    Large social media companies have been telling lawmakers to trust them when it comes to regulating how their platforms and programs advertise to and protect young users, especially female ones. We discuss what’s improved, and worsened, about the situation since our guest wrote a book about it several years ago.

  • A look at the Biden administration's options on Russia-Ukraine Conflict

    President Joe Biden is thinking about sending U.S. troops to Eastern Europe ahead of Russia’s possible invasion of Ukraine. We take a look at that option and others on the table, as well as America’s stake in the conflict.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Tyler Ditter Technical Director
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Bill Martens Producer
  • Nancy Jo Sales Guest
  • Lowell Barrington Guest

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