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American college students believe themselves to be less empathetic than previous generations. Maybe the media and rapidly developing technology have played a role in making young people feel that they are more self-absorbed and disconnected from others.
Listen to part 2 of our interview with Dr. Edward Day, Chair at the Department of Sociology at Chapman University on Americans and their fears for 2015.
Dr. Edward Day, Chair at the Department of Sociology at Chapman University talks about his study into the top fears of Americans for 2015.
Last month, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced that his city is launching a program called CEASE Boston (Cities Empowered Against Sexual Exploitation) in an effort to reduce the demand for sex work. CEASE Boston is supported by a non-profit advocacy group called Demand Abolition and is part of an 11-city network across the United States. BTR spoke with Cecilia Benoit, a professor of Sociology at the University of Victoria and a scientist at the Center for Addictions Research, about the topic.
Hacking Week – A healthcare information technology specialist weighs in on whether our medical records are safe.

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