Family & Lifestyle

Help Kids Become Voters, Fully Charged, Performance Foods

The Matt Townsend Show
  • Sep 28, 2017 4:00 pm
  • 2:19:18

How to help kids become better voters (16:46) John Holbein Ph.D. is an assistant professor of political science at Brigham Young University. He studies political participation, political inequality, democratic accountability, political representation, and education policy. The United States trails far behind many democracies in voter turnout. In 2016, the U.S. saw 55.7% voter turnout while France, to give just one example, saw 67.9% voter turnout rate for its presidential election in May. But new evidence suggests a surprisingly effective way to address the problem: When children develop certain social skills, they’re more likely to vote when they’re older. John Holbein explains his research into helping kids become better voters. Liana Tan - Greece Trip (38:38) The global refugee crisis has really spiked in the last couple of years and it’s still a hot topic, especially with some of Trump’s administrative decisions. But did you know that UNHCR says there are 22.5 million refugees worldwide? So, where are all these people staying if they’re not in their own homes anymore? Well, as a continuation of her Summer Throwback Series, one of our producers, Liana Tan, is going to tell us about her first-hand experience living in a refugee camp. How to Energizing Your Work and Life (1:06:09) Tom Rath is a researcher, author, and filmmaker who studies the role of human behavior in business, health, and well-being. Tom’s most recent work includes the bestselling book "Are You Fully Charged?" and the documentary "Fully Charged." Tom explains steps that can be taken to energize your life.  Foods for Top Sports Performance (1:50:05) Karen Mangum is a licensed, registered dietitian, seasoned recipe developer, food blogger, and nutrition consultant. She is the author and producer of Inside Karen’s Kitchen, a healthy food blog, where she shares recipes that nourish and heal along with insightful nutrition musings which attempt to sort fact from fiction.  Karen is married to Michael and the mother of five almost grown children, including BYU football’s starting quarterback, Tanner Mangum.  More and more people are choosing an active lifestyle and are participating in sports and exercise programs. In an effort to improve and perform in their chosen activities participants need to eat the right food to effectively fuel their performance. But what food should you eat?Karen Mangum teaches us what food gives you the most energy and what food to avoid.