Trump Tax Returns, Antarctica Women, Testing Smoke
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 1205
- Nov 19, 2019 11:00 pm
- 1:40:43 mins
President Trump Wants the Supreme Court to Protect His Tax Returns (0:32) Guest: Ciara Torres-Spelliscy, Professor of Law, Stetson University College of Law, Author of “Political Brands” and “Corporate Citizen?” President Donald Trump is now turning to the highest court in the country to protect his tax returns from becoming public. Appeals courts have given approval for Democrats in Congress and the District Attorney in Manhattan to subpoena the President’s tax filings from his accounting firm. Last week, President Trump’s attorneys asked the Supreme Court to make the final call on this dispute. We’re waiting to see now whether the Supreme Court will take up the issue. Meantime, the President’s tax details will stay under wraps. Does the President have a right to privacy? Do his political opponents have a right to cut through that privacy? What about the American public? 50th Anniversary of First Women at the South Pole (18:08) Guest: Terry Tickhill Terrel Terry Tickhill Terrel was a19-year-old undergraduate student when she decided she wanted to go to Antarctica. Only problem, this was 1969. The US didn’t allow women to go Antarctica back then. But as luck would have it, that was about to change. That year she became part of the first all-female research team in Antarctica and the first women to reach the South Pole. The team arrived 50 years ago. NASA and NOAA’s FIREX-AQ Project Sends Scientists to the Sky to Study Wildfire Smoke (37:53) Guest: Carsten Warneke, Mission Scientist and Primary Mission Contact at NOAA’s FIREX-AQ Project As wildfires burn bigger and hotter across the US, what’s happening to air quality? When the massive Camp Fire was burning last year in California, people across the whole northern part of the state experienced dangerous breathing conditions because of the smoke. This year, a team of scientists from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration or NOAA flew planes right into wildfire smoke plumes to get a better handle on this growing form of air pollution. Prayer and Church Attendance Are Good for the Aging Brain (51:10) Guest: Zarina Kraal, Doctoral Candidate in Psychology at the University of Michigan Keeping the mind sharp is a challenge for all adults as they age. You can do crosswords or read books or take community classes to learn a new skill. Or, you can just go to church regularly. Something about attending church and praying privately seems to be linked with better memory and cognition for older adults. Don’t Get Suckered By Bogus Reviews When Shopping Online (1:02:35) Guest: Tommy Noonan the Founder of ReviewMeta.com With so many fake and poor-quality products for sale on Amazon, customer reviews are even more important. But can you trust them? Some sellers actually pay people to write bogus five-star reviews for them. I know we’re just talking about online shopping here. But this time of year, the stakes feel a little higher with all the money people are spending on holiday gifts. Plus if you get suckered by fake reviews and order something that turns out to be trash, it could be too late to find a replacement before Christmas. Harriet and Other Great Movies About Abolition of Slavery (1:19:55) Guest: Kirsten Hawkes, ParentPreviews.com It’s a rare instance when Hollywood brings us the story of an abolitionist who was a slave herself. Often the stories about ending slavery center on the white men and women who worked against it –in the US and the UK. But not Harriet –the new film about Harriet Tubman who escaped slavery and became a legendary “conductor” on the Underground Railroad.