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The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted schools across the country and teachers are stepping up.

Next time on The Best of Our Knowledge, we’ll hear from a teacher’s union leader and an educator about how programs are adapting.

We’ll also hear how the pandemic is affecting Alzheimers patients, and spend an Academic Minute fishing for a cure for Parkinson’s.

I’m Bob Barrett, that’s this week on The Best of Our Knowledge.

So you’ve just figured out how to survive in college and now it’s time to take on the business world. That presents a whole new bucket of issues.

Today on the Best of Our Knowledge, we’ll talk about navigating the dos and don’ts of workplace culture for someone just getting started.

See Advice From Someone Else's dad HERE!

We’ll also hear from a history major who decided to travel before jumping into business, and spend an Academic Minute with language and nationalism.

Early this year, Jordan Taylor Hill traveled to Senegal and Guinea to expand his musical training. It wasn’t the first time his passion for drumming took him to West Africa. Today on the Best of Our Knowledge, we’ll hear his story.

We’ll also hear about a foreign student trying to navigate dating in the US, and spend an Academic Minute searching for long lost languages.

Without coffee, the entire educational system would collapse. Sure, that may sound like hyperbole, but if you’ve ever sat through an 8 am chemistry lecture on a Monday morning you’d be nodding in agreement right now. The fact is coffee has become engrained not only in American, but around the world as our go to pick-me-up of choice. And some coffee sellers travel the world to find the perfect bean.

Today on the Best of Our Knowledge, we’ll about the travels of a fair trade coffee merchant and his decades of combining environmental activism and caffeine.

There’s a college in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains of New York whose culinary program has grown to the point where they had to leave the campus and open up a restaurant downtown.

Today on the Best of Our Knowledge, we’ll hear from the president of SUNY Adirondack about Seasoned, a culinary experience located downtown.

We’ll also learn how archeologists are studying sound, and how archeo-acoustics combined with other research can provide a more holistic understanding of the past…and spend an Academic Minute exploring the stigma of being single.