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D-Day, Right to Repair, Big Tobacco (Originally aired June 6, 2019)

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Jul 24, 2019 10:00 pm

D-Day Hastened the End of WWII, But Deepened Cold War Tension (Originally aired June 6, 2019) Guest: Grant Madsen, Professor of History, BYU, Author of “Sovereign Soldiers: How the U.S. Military Transformed the Global Economy After World War II” The Invasion of Normandy –D-Day –happened 75 years ago. It was the largest seaborne invasion in history and laid the foundation for Allied victory in World War II. Break it, You Buy it: Right to Repair Laws Push to Make DIY Product Repair Cheaper and Easier (Originally aired June 6, 2019) Guest: Nathan Proctor, Director, Campaign for the Right to Repair at the United States Public Interest Research Group When you go to a phone store, you’ll see iPhones, Samsung Galaxies, and phone cases lining the walls. What you won’t see available for purchase are parts to fix phones. No screens, no circuit boards, no fix-it-yourself manuals. The Right to Repair Campaign at the US Public Interest Research Group says that picture is wrong. Tobacco Companies Use Social Media Platforms to Advertise (Originally aired June 6, 2019) Guest: Robert Kozinets, Professor of Marketing and Public Relations, University of Southern California Annenberg School Tobacco companies in the US and many other countries are not allowed to target teenagers with their advertising. But social media has opened up new ways to skirt that restriction. A two-year investigation by the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids uncovered global campaigns by Philip Morris and other leading tobacco companies to get their cigarettes trending in the Instagram feeds of young people. No Visible Bruises (Originally aired June 6, 2019) Guest: Rachel Louise Snyder, Associate Professor of Literature, American University, Author of “No Visible Bruises: What We Don’t Know About Domestic Violence Can Kill Us” If it was so bad that she knew he might kill her, why didn’t she just leave? That may be the most common question people ask about cases of domestic violence. And journalist Rachel Louise Snyder says it shows a fundamental misunderstanding of what the World Health Organization calls a “global health problem of epidemic proportions.” Here in the US, one in four women experience domestic violence. Nearly half of all women killed in America over the last decade were murdered by a current or former husband or boyfriend.  Reading at Home Can Make the Difference of a Million Words (Originally aired June 6, 2019) Guest: Jessica Logan, Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Studies, Ohio State University Story time is great for bonding with your kid. It’s also a key building block for reading skills. Children who are not read to during the first five years of life, show up to kindergarten with a huge gap in the vocabulary words they’ve been exposed to.