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In The Moment ... Popular: The Power Of Likeability In A Status Obsessed World

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... June 8, 2017 Show 110 Hour 1

Mitch Prinstein admits he was not popular in high school but he did spend his youth observing behaviors that has led to his career. He is board certified in clinical child and adolescent physiology and serves as the John Van Seters Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, and the Director of Clinical Psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is the author of Popular: the power of likability in a status-obsessed world.

New research shows teen drivers are three times as likely as adults to be involved in a deadly crash. These findings come as the "100 Deadliest Days” begins, between Memorial Day and Labor Day” when the average number of deadly teen driver crashes climbs 15 percent compared to the rest of the year. Marilyn Buskohl is the spokeswoman for AAA South Dakota and discusses the latest research.


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Kevin Woster is a blogger and contributes to SDPB. He joins the show today to discuss the announcement of Billie Sutton running for governor of South Dakota. Kevin's blog can be found at sdpb.org and is called On The Other Hand.