Producer Alex Kim talks to Professor David Price about how anthropologists have helped the CIA–from the Cold War to the Iraq War. Plus, how Big Sugar bought off some Harvard scientists. And Sam and Gordon debate what to do about really smart kids.

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Tasker, John Paul. “Cap leads to steep drop in First Nations students receiving post-secondary support.” CBC News. 12 Sept. 2016.

Alphonso, Caroline.“Budget Cuts Force Ontario Music, French Teachers out of Classrooms.” The Globe and Mail. 14 Sept. 2016.

Alphonso, Caroline. “Ontario Liberals aim to boost math scores with $60-million investment.” The Globe and Mail. 4 April 2016.

Mathematics and Music.” American Mathematical Society.


Clynes, Tom. “How to Raise a Genius: Lessons from a 45-Year Study of Super-Smart Children.” Nature 537.7619 (2016): 152–155.


Chiose, Simona. “Reports of Mental Health Issues Rising among Postsecondary Students: Study.” The Globe and Mail. 8 Sept. 2016.

Flatt, Alicia Kruisselbrink. “A Suffering Generation: Six Factors Contributing to the Mental Health Crisis in North American Higher Education.” College Quarterly 16.1 (2013): n. pag.

Sugar Scandal

O’Connor, Anahad. “How the Sugar Industry Shifted Blame to Fat.” New York Times. 12 Sept. 2016.

Kearns CE, Schmidt LA, and Glantz SA. “Sugar Industry and Coronary Heart Disease Research: A Historical Analysis of Internal Industry Documents.JAMA Internal Medicine. 12 Sept. 2016.


Yes, I've Read That

Larkin, Edward. Thomas Paine and the Literature of Revolution. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010. Print.

Research Profile: David Price

Price, David. Cold War Anthropology: The CIA, the Pentagon, and the Growth of Dual Use Anthropology. Durham: Duke University Press, 2016. Print.

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