Family & Lifestyle

American Dream, Broader Bolder Education, Holiday Stress

The Matt Townsend Show
  • Dec 12, 2017 5:00 pm
  • 2:28:51

The American Dream (20:11)(The American Dream (20:11) Mechele Dickerson, Professor of Law at the University of Texas at Austin, whose recent article, Is The American Dream Dead?, explores the downward spiral of the three basic tenants of the American Dream, owning a home, having stable employment, and retiring debt-free and financially secure. How has the recent economic turmoil and the trends in housing and employment affected our ability to achieve the thing that once made our nation great? And will we ever get back on top? Mechele Dickerson shares her thoughts on why and where the economy is influencing The American Dream.) Mechele Dickerson, Professor of Law at the University of Texas at Austin, whose recent article, Is The American Dream Dead?, explores the downward spiral of the three basic tenants of the American Dream, owning a home, having stable employment, and retiring debt-free and financially secure. How has the recent economic turmoil and the trends in housing and employment affected our ability to achieve the thing that once made our nation great? And will we ever get back on top? Mechele Dickerson shares her thoughts on why and where the economy is influencing The American Dream. Broader Bolder Approach to Education (1:11:53)  Elaine Weiss, Ph.D., is the National Coordinator for the Broader Bolder Approach to Education (BBA). Last year the Washington Post published an article that revealed that an analysis of 2013 Federal Data revealed that for the first time in over 50 years the majority of U.S. public school students came from low-income families. What is being done to help out these students? How is the poverty at home affecting students’ abilities to succeed in school? These are tough questions and they are being asked and addressed by The Broader, Bolder Approach to Education national campaign. Dr. Elaine Weiss discuss these questions and explains the goals of the BBA campaign. How to Handle Holiday Stress (2:01:13) Paul Jenkins, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist. He is the author of Pathological Positivity. He is a member of the American Psychological Association, the American Psychology-law Society, and the Utah Psychological Association. We face negative situations every day. Maybe today you were late to work or you got a parking ticket, or you realized you were out of milk. But negativity loves company and can be a downward spiral. Do you think it’s possible to be positive all the time? Dr. Paul Jenkins teaches us how we can better manage holiday stress.