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Seg. 1: Replicability Crisis | Seg. 2: Aisha Sharif

Seg. 1: A KU professor is raising the bar for the standard of evidence in psychology.

A recent study reveals that a high percentage of treatments long believed to be supported by evidence don't measure up to today's standards for repeatability. What that means for the field of psychology, and why a KU professor is obsessed with learning more.

  • Alex Williams, director, Psychology Program, KU Edwards Campus
  • John Sakaluk, assistant professor of psychology, University of Victoria

Seg. 2: A local poet on the kind of book that gets you "uninvited to family reunions."

Poet Aisha Sharif reflects on her life growing up African American in Memphis, Tennessee. The stories are included in her first book of poetry, To Keep From Undressing, published in January 2019.

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Anne Kniggendorf is a staff writer/editor at the Kansas City Public Library and freelance contributor to KCUR. Follow her on Twitter, @annekniggendorf.