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Hold That Thought

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Hold That Thought showcases research from Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis and beyond. Each season, we select a few topics to explore and then bring together thoughtful commentary on those topics from a variety of experts and sources. We hope this approach provides a nuanced, multi-faceted view of complex ideas.

 

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Roshan Abraham, assistant professor of classics and religious studies, traces the many ways religion influences, shapes, and appears in comics.

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio and KVSC


  • Added: Jun 01, 2016
  • Length: 13:34
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Michelangelo's David
Painter, sculptor, architect, engineer, and poet - how can one man be so many things? And what did he keep in his basement?

Bought by KVSC and WABE


  • Added: Jun 01, 2016
  • Length: 16:09
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Poppies, Credit: Claude Monet
Mark Rollins explores the ways that our brains encounter and interpret art.

Bought by WABE


  • Added: Jun 01, 2016
  • Length: 11:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Neuroscientist Eric Herzog shares the importance of increasing diversity in his field and his efforts to encourage local students.

Bought by KVSC


  • Added: Jun 01, 2016
  • Length: 14:39
  • Purchases: 1
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Graduate students Lerman-Sinkoff and Tyler Schlichenmeyer share their excitement about the brain and explain why science should be shared.

  • Added: Jun 01, 2016
  • Length: 10:09
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Physical therapist Catherine Lang explains her research on ischemic conditioning and its exciting potential for helping patients recover from stroke.

  • Added: Jun 01, 2016
  • Length: 10:15
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Neuroscientist Todd Braver explains how and why we use cognitive control.

Bought by KVSC


  • Added: Jun 01, 2016
  • Length: 12:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Dumbbells, Credit: Runs With Scissors
Psychologist Tim Bono describes how willpower is like a muscle and provides some research-driven tips for resisting temptation.

  • Added: Mar 10, 2016
  • Length: 11:54
Caption: Mixed Emotions, Credit: roboM8
Psychologist Tammy English discusses a few common strategies for managing emotions and working toward long-term happiness.

  • Added: Mar 10, 2016
  • Length: 12:00
Caption: Baghdad Radio Orchestra 1938, Credit: Shlomo Elkivity
Professor Nancy Berg examines the legacy of Iraqi-Jewish writers, along with questions of home and identity.

Bought by WABE


  • Added: Mar 10, 2016
  • Length: 11:50
  • Purchases: 1
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Kathleen Finneran talks about the writing process of her memoir, The Tender Land: A Family Love Story, and the memories that inspired it.

  • Added: Mar 10, 2016
  • Length: 13:44
Caption: Bride of the Wind, Credit: Wikimedia Commons
Henry Schvey discusses the inspiration for his play on the life of painter Oskar Kokoschka,

  • Added: Mar 10, 2016
  • Length: 12:16
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Professors Derek Hirst and Steven Zwicker discuss the life and work of Andrew Marvell.

  • Added: Mar 10, 2016
  • Length: 16:04
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Anton Disclafani discusses the writing process behind her acclaimed debut novel, The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls.

  • Added: Mar 10, 2016
  • Length: 13:33
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Poet Carl Phillips explores how life influences the creation of his poetry. Professor Timothy Moore then takes us back to ancient Greece and how an...

  • Added: Mar 10, 2016
  • Length: 20:05
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Poet Mary Jo Bang explores the process of translating Dante Alighieri's Inferno, and professor Jessica Rosenfeld explains the origins of literature.

  • Added: Mar 10, 2016
  • Length: 20:23
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How well does any nonfiction writer capture "The Truth?" Essayist Edward McPherson explores truth and memory in nonfiction.

  • Added: Mar 10, 2016
  • Length: 14:17
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Author Kelly Link discusses the archetypes of magical realism and William McKelvy explains the hallmarks and legacy of Gothic literature.

  • Added: Mar 10, 2016
  • Length: 20:52
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Publisher and fiction writer, Danielle Dutton, discusses the poetics of suburbia and the roadblocks of women in publishing. In the second half Prof...

  • Added: Mar 10, 2016
  • Length: 20:51
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Is there an invisible thread that connects humans to all life around us? Novelist Kathryn Davis explores how the fantastical world in her novel, Du...

  • Added: Mar 10, 2016
  • Length: 20:51