With audio/visual media class at UTEP. El Paso: Sometimes we learn a lot more than we expect to from the kids that we're supposed to be teaching. And so it was during my visit to Kate Gannon's audio/ visual production class at UTEP - The University of Texas, El Paso. I was asked to … Continue reading How Do We Fix It: Our Neighbors Just Across The Border
Most people don't like the sound of their own voice. Play back a recording and they cringe. But the good news for wannabe podcasters and public speakers is that vocal mechanics don't matter nearly as much they one did. We live in a visual age and a much greater range of voices and accents … Continue reading How Do We Fix It? What Your Voice Says About You.
Unscripted comments often give us the worst moments of the Presidential campaign. Look no further than the embarrassing Republican debate in early March, when Donald Trump bragged about his penis. But once in a while a tense, uncomfortable encounter can turn into a civics lesson. And so it was when Bill Clinton stood up … Continue reading How Do We Fix It? How Bill Clinton Smashed the Passion Gap
Napoleon Bonaparte's disastrous invasion of Russia during the brutally cold winter of 1812 might have gone a lot better if only he'd known about the chemical properties of tin. "The buttons that were on his jacket were made out of tin," says materials scientist Ainissa Ramirez. "When it gets really cold, tin undergoes a chemical … Continue reading How Do We Fix It? Napoleon’s Buttons And Our Crazy Problem With Science