First, is our behavior free will or is it partly due to parasites? New science shows how parasites change behaviors throughout the animal kingdom. What does that mean for human behavior? [ dur: 14 mins. ]
- Dr. Dickson Despommier is a Professor in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at Columbia University. He is the author of The Vertical Farm: Feeding the World in the 21st Century and People, Parasites, and Plowshares: Learning From Our Body’s Most Terrifying Invaders.
- Patrick House is Neuroscientist at Stanford University. He is the co-author of Predator Cat Odors Acdivate Sexual Arousal Pathways in Brains of Toxoplasma Gondii infected Rats.
Then, behind fatal shootings of African Americans–Race relations, police culture and society. [ dur: 44 mins. ]
- Dr. Kimberly Barsamian Kahn is a Professor of Social Psychology at Portland State University. She is the author of Racial bias in policing: Why we know less than we should.
- Allan Y. Jiao is a Professor of Law and Justice at Rowan University. He is the author of Controlling Police Corruption and Misconduct: A Comparative Examination between Hong Kong and New York and the book Police Auditing: Theories and Practices.
- Ronald Kramer is a Lecturer of Sociology at the University of Auckland. He is the author of The Mis-synchronization of Juvenile Reform: Competing Constructions of Temporality and Risk Among Rehabilitation Programs and Young Offenders and Neoliberal prisons and cognitive treatment: Calibrating the subjectivity of incarcerated young men to economic inequalities.
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This program is produced with generous contribution from Ankine Aghassian, Melissa Chiprin, Tim Page, Mike Hurst and Sudd Dongre.