Experts and residents weigh-in on the Tri-State's "Gross National Happiness"

Nov 22, 2013

Seventy nine-year-old Norris Priest, from Henderson, demonstrates a magic trick for Host Cass Herrington. Priest says the secret to happiness is "my wife and always living within my means."
Credit Steve Burger

Today’s program is structured around a conversation with Johannes Hirata, a visiting economics professor from Osnabrück, Evansville’s sister city in Germany.

Hirata's research focuses on happiness and correlations to economic growth, and what this means to policy-making and notions of development.

We’ll hear more about his findings, plus, we’ll sit with Evansville’s Director for the Department of Metropolitan Development Philip Hooper.

Finally, we'll talk with two Henderson residents about how how different generations, lifestyles and incomes relate to happiness.


Liked a song you heard on the program? Here's the playlist:

"Again and Again" - The Narcoleptic Dancers

"La Melancolie" - The Limiñanas

"Happiness (Troubled Faces)" - Pretty Lights