Fighting Your Insurance Company after Disaster Strikes

Top of Mind with Julie Rose

  • Sep 26, 2017 11:00 pm
  • 20:11

Guest: Phillip Sanov, JD, Insurance Attorney, Merlin Law Group, Houston It’s been a month since Hurricane Harvey devastated Houston with torrential rains and floods. Victims have been busy with the unpleasant tasks of clearing debris, assessing the damage and filing claims with their insurance companies. Even though insurance companies are supposed to have your back when disaster strikes, the battle to get your claims paid can be as exhausting as the cleanup itself.

History and Culture Define Race in America

20:07 MINS

Guest: Jacqueline Chen, PhD, Assistant Professor of Social Psychology, University of Utah When you’re asked to check a box for your racial identity on a questionnaire – like the US Census – does it ever give you a moment’s pause? Maybe you’re white and the answer is automatic. Maybe your parents or grandparents married someone with skin color different from their own. So, which are you? Does race just mean skin color? Or is it as much about where you come from?   The way we, in America, think about race, is directly tied to the history of race relations in this country.  And to prove that, University of Utah social psychologist Jacqueline Chen did an experiment comparing Americans and Brazilians on a series of questions about race. The results are thought-provoking.

Guest: Jacqueline Chen, PhD, Assistant Professor of Social Psychology, University of Utah When you’re asked to check a box for your racial identity on a questionnaire – like the US Census – does it ever give you a moment’s pause? Maybe you’re white and the answer is automatic. Maybe your parents or grandparents married someone with skin color different from their own. So, which are you? Does race just mean skin color? Or is it as much about where you come from?   The way we, in America, think about race, is directly tied to the history of race relations in this country.  And to prove that, University of Utah social psychologist Jacqueline Chen did an experiment comparing Americans and Brazilians on a series of questions about race. The results are thought-provoking.

Bison vs. Elk in the American West

16:44 MINS

Guest: Kurt Repanshek, Founder and Editor of National Parks Traveler  Bison in the American West are a conservation success story. Tens of millions are said to have roamed the continent when Europeans first arrived. And then bison were hunted to the edge of extinction - there were only about 200 left in the 1960s. Conservation efforts have brought the bison back to around half a million head today in the US. They’re an especially popular tourist attraction in Yellowstone National Park. But bison are not universally beloved. In states with large cattle ranching industries, bison are considered a disease-ridden scourge. Kurt Repanshek details this bison battle in a new report at NationalParksTraveler.org – the nonprofit national parks reporting project he founded.

Guest: Kurt Repanshek, Founder and Editor of National Parks Traveler  Bison in the American West are a conservation success story. Tens of millions are said to have roamed the continent when Europeans first arrived. And then bison were hunted to the edge of extinction - there were only about 200 left in the 1960s. Conservation efforts have brought the bison back to around half a million head today in the US. They’re an especially popular tourist attraction in Yellowstone National Park. But bison are not universally beloved. In states with large cattle ranching industries, bison are considered a disease-ridden scourge. Kurt Repanshek details this bison battle in a new report at NationalParksTraveler.org – the nonprofit national parks reporting project he founded.