1.14.15: The New Puberty, Hits And Misses From CES, & A History Of Cheerleading

Jan 14, 2015

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Kids grow up so fast…and it turns out that girls are growing up even faster. Why is this generation of girls going through puberty much earlier than previous ones?

And while the international Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas may be over, journalist David Ewalt remains giddy after touring it. He’ll recap some of the best and worst product ideas he saw at the show.

And then we’ll take a look at the sordid history of cheerleading.

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The New Puberty

  • Dr. Julianna Deardorff is a clinical psychologist on the faculty of the University of California Berkeley School of Public Health, and Dr. Louise Greenspan is a clinical pediatric endocrinologist and is on the faculty at U-C San Francisco.
  • You can buy their book and check out their website here: The New Puberty

The Consumer Electronics Show

The Sound Of Sports

  • Dennis Baxter and Bill Whiston are sound designers for televised sporting events. Their job? To make sports sound as exciting as possible.
  • You can listen to the story again at prx.org

The History Of Cheerleading

Inside The World Of Mascots

  • We'll take a look inside the world of amateur and professional mascots: what drives someone to put on a furry costume and giant head? Amy O’Leary traveled to Portland, Maine to find out.
  • You can listen to the story again at prx.org