The Source - May 14, 2013
Tue May 14, 2013
The Source: Low Information Voters And The Ravenous Brain
In the first segment:
The low-information voter: The often-complained-about citizen who knows when voting day is, but not enough to make a sound decision on the issues, or candidates.
At least that is what the people who lose think.
This term is often thrown around when "people vote against their interest" or "the media frames an issue in a way to mislead."
We talk to Eric Boehlert, senior fellow at Media Matters, on how pundits use the term both rightly and wrongly, and Dr. David Crockett from Trinity university, who tells us what the research actually says on the matter.
- Follow Eric on Twitter @EricBoehlert
In the second segment:
Author Daniel Bor comes on the show to discuss the edge of scientific research and his latest book, "The Ravenous Brain." We also discuss the intricacies of the human consciousness and how we experience it.
- Follow Daniel on Twitter: @danielbor
*The Source airs at 3 p.m. on KSTX 89.1 FM - audio from this show will be posted by 5:30 p.m.