'You Are Smart,' New Daily Syndicated Feature, Debuts
March 23, 2015 at 3:28 AM (PT)
A new daily feature offering a skeptical alternative explanation for various topics, "YOU ARE SMART," was recently launched by veteran radio producer BILL OXLEY. The two-minute feature, hosted by secularist organization CENTER FOR INQUIRY-LOS ANGELES Executive Director and INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATIONS GROUP JIM UNDERDOWN, debuted on stations in HAWAII and EUGENE, OR two weeks ago and is available at no charge. The CRITICAL THINKING COMPANY is the national sponsor for the segment.
UNDERDOWN said, “I offer a familiar topic (such as UFO’s, homeopathy, or other subjects), state the credulous position, and then summarize the skeptical alternative. Then, I suggest that the listener decide the truth for him or herself, ending with the words, ‘…because you are smart.’” He added, “I find it somewhat amusing that it plays multiple times in shows hosted by GLENN BECK, SEAN HANNITY, and others in HAWAII. I think it stirs up the audience a bit, which is great!”
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