Income Inequality, Psychology of Scary Films, Parent Previews

Income Inequality, Psychology of Scary Films, Parent Previews

The Matt Townsend Show - Season 5, Episode 258

  • Oct 28, 2016 4:00 pm
  • 2:25:14 mins

Why inequality is the most important economic challenge facing the next president (16:08) Dr. Steven Pressman is Professor of Economics at Colorado State University and Emeritus Professor of Economics and Finance at Monmouth University.  Immigration, the war on terror, trade, abortion, the economy, health care, criminal justice, and education are all real issues our country is facing. With only 10 days left until election day it seems focus has shifted to the moral failings of both candidates and taken away from real issues. Dr. Steven Pressman explains why he  believes , inequality to be the most important issue facing the next President. Why do we like watching scary films? (1:03:48) Dr. Tom Robinson is Associate Director for Graduate Studies in the School of Communications at BYU. He teaches advertising and specializes in account planning, advertising principles and advertising strategy and research. Halloween is here and there’s plenty to do to celebrate! Some people love the chills and thrills of sitting home in the dark and watching their favorite Halloween horror film. Dr. Tom Robinson shares his research into the psychology of why people love scary movies.  Parent Previews - Inferno (1:53:01) Rod Gustafson from Parent Previews joins the show to review the new Tom Hanks movie Inferno Liana Tan - Food Waste (2:06:04) When’s the last time you just stopped by a drive through to grab a burger when you were hungry? Or headed to the grocery store to replace the weeks- worth of groceries you left to rot in the back of the fridge? We live in a country where food is readily accessible… and we often take that for granted. Americans waste $165 billion in food each year! So our producer, Liana Tan, is going to enlighten us on 5 of her suggestions on how we can all help fight food waste. Revisited Movie Reviews - Wait Until Dark (2:20:55) In honor of Halloween we are revisiting scary movies of the past. Today's movie is Wait Until Dark

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