America's Identity, Strong-Willed Children, Movies

The Matt Townsend Show - Season 1, Episode 938

  • Jul 22, 2016 4:00 pm
  • 2:20:16 mins

America's Identity (15:54) Michael Lind is a co-founder of New America. He is the Policy director of the Economic Growth Program of New America. His most recent book Land of Promise: An Economic History of the United States (2012) He is also a columnist for Salon and writes for The New York Times.Political Journalist Michael Lind, who feels that America is currently struggling with an identity crisis. Michael has proposed, in an article published on Politico, ideas that he feels are “solutions” to this identity crisis. Superpowers of a Strong-Willed Child (1:13:32) Renee Jain is an award-winning tech entrepreneur turned speaker and certified life coach. She specializes in cultivating skills of resilience in both adults and children. She has created one-of-a-kind programs, GoStrengths! and GoZen!, to teach life skills via digital animation. The parents of the strong-willed children know that saying "because I said so" won’t always cut it. Renee Jain discusses how to help deal with the challenges of raising a strong willed child Pokemon Go (1:25:59) You will see them in parks and other public areas. Some times in groups staring at their phones and sometimes cheering and talking about Squirtle, Charmander, Jigglypuff, and Vaporeon. Those are creatures called Pokémon and these odd people are playing the wildly popular game Pokémon Go. Student producer Liana Tan explains Pokemon Go. Star Trek and Ghostbusters (1:48:52) Rod Gustafson from Parent Previews joins the show to review the new movies Star Trek and Ghostbusters