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Politics of the Korean Peninsula, Ageism at Work, Co-Housing

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Dec 10, 2019 11:00 pm
  • 1:36:12

South Korea’s Hopes for Unification Hinge on North Korea’s Nukes (0:31) Guest: Joon-yong Park, Consul General, Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in San Francisco Negotiations over North Korea’s nuclear weapons have been at a standstill for months. Meanwhile, North Korea has done a series of missile launches and threatened to resume nuclear weapons tests if the US doesn’t come back to the negotiating table by the end of the year. How Ageism is Defining the Work Experience for All Generations (16:12) Guest: Robert McCann, Ph.D., Professor of Management Communications, UCLA Anderson School of Management Look around the typical office in America and you’re likely to see a wide range of ages. The oldest Gen Z-ers now starting out in the workplace. The oldest Millennials are about to turn 40. Gen-Xers are filling out a lot of the management and executive suites alongside Baby Boomers who are delaying retirement in significant numbers. It’s a situation ripe for miscommunication and age-discrimination. Co-Housing: Modern-Day Communal Living (34:00) Guest: Karin Hoskin, Executive Director of the Cohousing Association of the US and Resident of Wild Sage, a Co-Housing Community Neighbors are a mixed bag for most people. We love ‘em, but man they can get on our nerves when they let their yard get messy or keep their dog outside all night barking. At least you can always put up a fence. We’re good at that in America. But some people do the opposite. They create co-housing communities where everyone shares common indoor and outdoor spaces, like kitchens and gardens. Trauma of the Parents (53:42) Guest: Randy Jirtle, Professor of Biology, North Carolina State University Did you know that life experiences of your parents and grandparents may be embedded in your genes? For example, a recent study of Civil War and US Census data found that the sons of soldiers held in particularly harsh prison camps during the war had shorter lives. We’re talking about the sons of the soldiers – sons who weren’t even alive during the war. How can that be that a father might pass his own emotional or physical trauma down to a child through his genes? (Orginally aired 10/24/19)  YouTube and the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (1:10:23) Guest: Robbie Bagley, Creator Behind the Channel “Working with Lemons” Kids love YouTube. Everybody knows that –including YouTube, which has spent years telling advertisers it’s the go-to site for reaching youngsters. And that’s exactly what landed YouTube in deep trouble with federal regulators. There are laws about what kinds of information you can collect on kids under the age of 13 without parental permission. YouTube has not been doing a good job following those laws. So, in September, the company settled with the Federal Trade Commission and New York State for $170 million and promised to change the way it makes money off content targeted at kids. Those changes are causing a big stir among YouTubers who make those videos. Some say their ad revenue will just dry up completely and they’ll stop creating content. Is this the end of Kids YouTube? No more videos of people unboxing toys? Or playing with dolls? Or playing Minecraft? Or re-enacting scenes from Disney cartoons? Advocating for Your Child’s Literacy Needs (1:28:21) Guest: Rachel Wadham, Host, Worlds Awaiting on BYUradio, Education and Juvenile Collections Librarian, BYU