Big Data in 2016 Election, Financial Decisions, Roller CoastersTop of Mind with Julie Rose
- Oct 5, 2016
How Data Science Could Determine the 2016 Election Guest: Eric Siegel, PhD, Founder of Predictive Analytics World, Author of “Predictive Analytics: The Power to Predict Who Will Click, Buy, Lie, or Die” Polls show the race remains close and both major party candidates are historically unpopular. The next few debates will matter. So will campaign strategy “on the ground” – convincing on-the-fence voters to their camp and then making sure people actually vote on Election Day. A Giant Rift Underneath the American Midwest Guest: Doug Wiens, PhD, Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis Instead of the amber waves of grain in America’s bread basket, picture rolling waves of an inland sea. That was nearly the fate of the American Midwest. A billion years ago, a long geological rift snaking through modern-day Iowa, Minnesota and Michigan tried – but failed – to wrench North America apart. Hundreds of geologists around the country are part of a new collaboration to get a better look at the scar left behind by that failure – and because it’s deep underground, they’ve had to get creative. Link to a video. Making Good Financial Decisions for Retirement Guest: Scott M. Peterson, Founder of Peterson Wealth Advisors, Author of “Maximize Your Retirement Income: A Guide to Financial Decision Making at Retirement” Americans are notoriously bad about saving for retirement – more than half of us say we’ve got less than $25,000 socked away for the “Golden Years.” A lot of us say we’re banking on social security to carry us through retirement. Or we’re just planning to keep working and not retire. But Scott M. Peterson something even harder than saving for retirement right now is managing your money during retirement. The Apple Seed Guest: Sam Payne, Host of BYUradio’s “The Apple Seed” Sam Payne joins us in studio to share tales of tellers and stories. Roller Coasters Help Pass Kidney Stones Guest: David Wartinger, MD, Urologist, Professor at Michigan State University About one in ten people deal with kidney stones at some point in their life. These hard buildups of calcium in the kidney or urinary tract are extremely painful, and treatment options are limited: you can wait for it to pass or, if it’s big enough, schedule surgery to break it up. Or you could take a ride on a rollercoaster. No kidding. Why Abuse Survivors Keep Quiet So Long Guest: Chris Anderson, Advocate for Survivors of Abuse and Trauma, Member of the Board of Directors of the National Nonprofit Male Survivor When survivors of abuse decide to come forward, they may face a second form of trauma from the people who ought to support them – especially if it’s been many years since the abuse took place. People are prone to wonder, in these cases, why it took so long to tell someone? And maybe even wonder if it was really all that bad, given the victim waited years to come forward. Male survivors of childhood sexual abuse are particularly subject to this kind of doubt and skepticism – and they’re particularly inclined to wait many years before coming forward. Show More...