May 24, 2001

Jeanne Martinet, author, talks with Todd about the art of avoiding people. She explains that there are certain tactics and white lies that will get you out of uncomfortable or boring social situations. Her book is "Artful Dodging: Painless Techniques for Avoiding Anyone Anytime".

Robert Sweetow, researcher at the University of San Fransicso, talks with Todd about noise levels in restaurants. He talks about hearing loss, and how to save employee hearing, and what types of environments foster noisy atmospheres.

Ralph Appelbaum, museum designer, talks with Todd about creating public spaces and museums. He discusses the link between design and function, and how he evokes emotion from visitors by using various media, and storytelling techniques.