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In their lively and entertaining weekly discussion of issues related to higher education, KUT’s Jennifer Stayton and Southwestern University President Dr. Ed Burger explore the topics of higher education, lifelong learning, and exercising the brain. Ed and Jennifer practice what they preach, too, by introducing math puzzlers and brain teasers to keep listeners on their toes.

Higher Ed: Learning More - and Liking It - in 2016

We are already well into 2016. How are those New Year's resolutions holding up? Don't feel bad; it can be hard to keep some of the lofty goals we set for ourselves at the beginning of the year.  In this week's episode of KUT's podcast Higher Ed, KUT's Jennifer Stayton and Southwestern University President Dr. Ed Burger talk about some easy ways to make - and keep - a resolution to learn and explore more in 2016.

Some school experiences can leave us feeling like learning is a chore. Why would we want to add more of that to our busy schedules? Ed and Jennifer discuss small steps that can make a big difference in enriching our lives. And a new year means a new puzzler. Can 6 = 8? Yes, it can (sometimes). Click here to hear the full episode and the new puzzler. Hint: have pen and paper ready for the puzzler. It'll help.

This episode was recorded on December 15, 2015.

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Jennifer Stayton is the local host for NPR's "Morning Edition" on KUT. Got a tip? Email her at Follow her on X @jenstayton.