Emily Haavik is an audio journalist based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Emily Haavik is an independent journalist, audio producer and composer. She spent a decade working in public radio and television news, and her work has been honored with a Peabody and a DuPont, as well as multiple regional Emmy and Murrow awards. She loves to travel and tell stories that focus on the environment and criminal justice. She also fronts an Americana band.
In much of Europe, India, Australia and New Zealand, three-year undergraduate degrees are standard. Now, a US college accrediting body is allowing Brigham Young University in Idaho and affiliated Ensign College to offer shorter programs that require fewer credits.
Polar bears are “plastic,” meaning they’re designed to be responsive to shifting living conditions. But as sea ice continues to melt, the clock is ticking on how long they can survive.
When was the last time that music moved you, not just emotionally, but physically? Researcher Psyche Loui says music can give you a "skin orgasm." And there may be an evolutionary reason why we get that chill down our spine.