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The Coddling of the American Mind

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Andrew Myers, http://www.andrewbmyers.com/
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In a new article in The Atlantic magazine, Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt decry what they see as a worrisome trend on college campuses. Students, they say, are increasingly demanding to be shielded from words, ideas, and subjects they dislike. Haidt and Lukianoff are concerned that students are in turn damaging themselves intellectually, emotionally, and psychologically. Lukianoff joins us Wednesday to explain why he thinks college kids are being unduly coddled. We’ll also hear an opposing viewpoint.

Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt’s article “The Coddling of the American Mind” appears in the September 2015 issue of The Atlantic magazine.

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Doug Fabrizio has been reporting for KUER News since 1987, and became News Director in 1993. In 2001, he became host and executive producer of KUER's RadioWest, a one hour conversation/call-in show on KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City. He has gained a reputation for his thoughtful style. He has interviewed everyone from Isabel Allende to the Dalai Lama, and from Madeleine Albright to Desmond Tutu. His interview skills landed him a spot as a guest host of the national NPR program, "Talk of the Nation." He has won numerous awards for his reporting and for his work with RadioWest and KUED's Utah NOW from such organizations as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Utah Broadcasters Association, the Public Radio News Directors Association and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.