Sacramento Beer Week / Employees On Autism Spectrum Returning To Work / ‘Hidden Brain’ Host Shankar Vedantam’s New Book “Useful Delusions”
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Zach Erickson measures to make sure tables are socially distanced at Hop Garden Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021.
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Countdown to Sacramento Beer Week; we explain what’s different and the challenges local craft breweries face. Plus, employment opportunities for adults on the autism spectrum are few and far between. Meristem, a Sacramento-based program, is looking to close that gap by training employers to see the value in hiring adults on the spectrum. And a familiar voice to NPR — ‘Hidden Brain’ host Shankar Vendantam discusses his new book “Useful Delusions: The Power and Paradox of the Self-Deceiving Brain,” arguing the lies we tell each other, and even ourselves, are actually useful in strengthening relationships.
- Sacramento Area Brewers Guild President and Flatland Brewing Co. Owner Andrew Mohsen discusses Sacramento Beer Week and explains what to expect this year and how the pandemic has impacted the industry
- Brandon Mark describes his strengths and challenges in gaining employment as an adult on the autism spectrum. Edmund Knighton with Meristem talks about its Sacramento-based program dedicated to preparing young adults on the autism spectrum for a life of greater independence and fulfillment. Also, Maurice Thomas shares his experience as an employer hiring adults with autism as part of the Breaking Barriers Meristem program.
- Host of the ‘Hidden Brain’ podcast Shankar Vedantam on his new book “Useful Delusions: The Power and Paradox of the Self-Deceiving Brain,” arguing that deceiving ourselves and others can also play a vital role in human success and well-being. The lies we tell each other and the lies that we tell ourselves sustain our daily interactions with friends, lovers, and coworkers