Leap Year, Friends with Hospitalized Kids, When Computers Crash, Cultural Appropriation, Self-Compassion, Weekend Review
The Lisa Show - Radio Archive, Episode 405
- Feb 28, 2020 1:00 pm
- 1:41:15 mins
History of the Leap Year (0:00:00) Let's see if you can guess what I’m talking about. It happens almost every four years. There was a movie made after it. And those who were lucky enough to be born on this day can claim they are much younger than they actually are. Yes, it’s Leap Day! Tomorrow, February 29th, also known as Leap Day, is when our calendar realigns itself with the Earth’s motion. But where did leap day originate from? Believe it or not, the history of leap day actually goes back thousands of years before our time. Today we are joined by John Lowe, a scientist emeritus for the National Institute of Standards and Technology, to talk about Leap Day and why it exists. Helping Friends with Hospitalized Kids (0:15:21) One of the most important parts of friendship is being there for the people you love. This can be challenging sometimes, especially when the people we love are stressed or worried. One especially hard time for parents is when they have a sick child, especially if that child has been admitted to the hospital. How can we make this experience easier for our friends? Joining us today to share some insight is Dr. James Kirk Bass, a neonatologist and pediatrician with the University of Tennessee Medical Center. What to Do When Your Computer Breaks Down (0:33:08) Tech expert and friend of the show Joel Jacobs talks with Lisa and Richie about what we should do when our computer crashes in order to save our files. Cultural Appropriation (0:50:38) At the Oscars earlier this month, Oscar winner and Hair Love director Matthew Cherry gave a shout out to special guest DeAndre Arnold. DeAndre is a high school senior who the Hair Love team invited to the Oscars after his school told him he wouldn’t be able to walk at graduation because of his dread locks. DeAndre is just one of many children of color who are penalized at school for wearing natural or stylized hair that is deemed “unprofessional.” On the last day of Black History Month, we wanted to discuss this issue a little more with cosmetologist and textured hair expert Maria Antoinette Loggins. She joins us to talk about why it’s more than just hair. Self-Compassion (1:06:22) All of us have days where we feel like we can’t do anything right and beating ourselves up is so easy. But we also know that it’s really not good to do this. It’s so hard to get out of this habit. How can we show ourselves more compassion? Here to help us learn how to develop self-compassion as we travel our own paths is Kim Howie and Nancy Werteen. They are the co-founders of The Wisdom Coalition. Weekend Review (1:24:53) Lisa and Richie talk about what’s happening this weekend, from new movies and shows to the community events happening near you.