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Central Standard

Seg. 1: Cell Phone Addiction. Seg. 2: Neanderthal Jewelry (R)

Segment 1: Are you using your phone to read this? Us too.

A cell phone today is basically just as important as our wallet and keys; we do not want to leave the house without it. But is this reliance actually an addiction? We talk with parents and smartphone users about why phones are so addictive and how they are affecting our moods, motivations, and parenting.

Segment 2, beginning at 30:34: Think Neanderthals were dumb? Think again.

Hear the story of how a KU professor discovered that Neanderthals adorned their bodies with jewelry made out of eagles' talons.

Gina Kaufmann is the host of KCUR’s Central Standard, a talkshow fueled by curiosity and critical thinking. You can reach her on Twitter, @GinaKCUR.
Suzanne Hogan is contributing announcer, producer and reporter for KCUR 89.3. She also hosts and produces the podcast, A People’s History of Kansas City. Reach her at suzanne@kcur.org