Immigrants and Education, Fraud, Robots Make Pizza
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 584
- Jun 29, 2017 11:00 pm
- 1:42:24 mins
Children of Immigrants Are America’s Future—and Right Now We’re Failing Them Guest: Daniel Connolly, Reporter, "The Commercial Appeal" newspaper in Memphis, Author of “The Book of Isaias: A Child of Hispanic Immigrants Seeks His Own America” Nearly one in four kids in America has at least one immigrant parent. Among them, Hispanics make up the largest group. Many have parents who came to the US illegally or overstayed a visa. In some cases, the children, themselves, are without legal status in the US. President Trump is still considering whether or not to end the Obama-era policy that gives work permits and protection from deportation to people who were brought to the country illegally as children. But in focusing almost solely on the legal status of immigrants in America, reporter Daniel Connolly says we’ve left their children to flounder. And given their numbers, we need them to succeed. See the book here. Pyramid and Ponzi Schemes (originally aired Nov. 22, 2016) Guest: Amy Oliver, Trial Attorney, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Salt Lake Regional Office Despite all the festive celebration that comes with the summer season, reconnecting with family and friends can also open the door to something less than celebratory—financial fraud. The savviest of fraudsters trade in affinity—they tap into you through someone you know and trust. So how can you avoid becoming a victim? If you know of anyone who might be participating in fraud, you can send a tip here, at the US Securities and Exchange Commission. Using Facebook to Discover the REAL You (originally aired March 14, 2017) Guest: Michal Kosinski, PhD, Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior, Stanford When you’re scrolling through your Facebook feed and casually clicking “like” on posts, you’re leaving digital tracks – footprints, as our next guest calls them. And while you may think you’re not revealing anything intimate about yourself, researchers have found that with the right computer algorithm, they can paint a picture of your personality, interests and political views that’s more accurate than your close friends could paint – and in some cases even more accurate than you could describe yourself. The possibilities here are both exciting and terrifying. Robot Pizza (originally aired March 29, 2017) Guest: Julia Collins, Co-CEO and Co-Founder of Zume Pizza Silicon Valley's latest pizza delivery service could put Domino's out of business with their secret ingredient: robots. At Zume Pizza, the owners have built what they call a “co-bot” environment where employees work alongside robots to streamline the pizza-making and delivery process. Once the human employees and robots have prepped the pizza, they load it in a delivery van that bakes the pizza on its way to the customer’s house. CNBC recently named Zume Pizza the most promising young start-up for 2017.