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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.

Best of Higher Ed: How Outside Circumstances Can Impact Learning

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Note: This "Higher Ed" episode was originally posted on Feb. 28, 2016.

In an ideal world, every student comes to class, or to any educational situation, well-prepared and ready to learn. But in reality, all kinds of life circumstances outside the classroom - such as poverty - can influence what happens inside the classroom. In this episode of KUT's podcast Higher Ed, KUT's Jennifer Stayton and Southwestern University President Dr. Ed Burger talk about how those factors impact students' experiences.

Ed and Jennifer respond to a listener's personal story and inquiry about the effects of poverty on learning. Click here to hear the question and to find out more about the impact life circumstances can have on learning. And see if you can figure out the solution to this "best of puzzler" about a family tree and a breakfast favorite.

This episode was recorded on Jan. 22, 2016.

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