Nancy Reagan, Disability Voting, Middle School Parenting
Top of Mind with Julie Rose
- Mar 8, 2016 10:10 pm
- 1:43:50 mins
Remembering the Reagans (1:03) Guest: Ambassador Gregory Newell, Reagan White House Special Assistant and Director of Presidential Appointments Nancy Reagan died of congestive heart failure over the weekend at the age of 94. Her funeral is scheduled for Friday. The Engineer Who Made Voting Possible for All (22:30) Guest: Juan Gilbert, PhD, Andrew Banks Family Preeminence Endowed Professor and Chair of the Computer & Information Science & Engineering Department at the University of Florida For most Americans in an election year, the primary barrier to casting a vote is mustering the motivation to get out and do it. Typically little more than half of people eligible to vote in the US, do it in a presidential election. People with disabilities are even less likely to vote, because the barriers they face go beyond self-motivation. For a person with limited sight or hearing or use of their arms, the act of voting itself can be intimidating – and even humiliating. Middle School Parenting (52:07) Guest: Suniya Luthar, PhD, Foundation Professor of Psychology at Arizona State University and Professor Emerita at Columbia University’s Teachers College You’d think toddlers or infants would be the toughest to parent. They cry, they scream, and the little ones won’t let you sleep through the night. However, recent research shows it’s middle schoolers, with their dismissive attitudes and rebellious tendencies, who wreak the most havoc on a parent’s well-being. We all remember how lonely and awkward those years were for us. But was it even worse for our moms? Worlds Awaiting (1:10:18) Guest: Rachel Wadham, Host Worlds Awaiting on BYUradio Worlds Awaiting is a new show here on BYUradio about fostering reading and discovery in children. It’s a show for grownups, and Ms. Wadham will help us to help those kids in our lives discover great literature and to learn to think critically about the world around them. Worlds Awaiting airs weekly on Saturdays at 1:30 pm EST here on BYUradio, Sirius XM Radio channel 143. Shakespeare’s First Folio (1:26:05) Guest: David Kastan, PhD, Professor of English at Yale University “Friends, Romans, countrymen… lend me your ears.” That famous line from “Julius Caesar,” one of Shakespeare’s most famous tragedies, might have been lost to history along with 18 other Shakespearean classics including Julius Caesar, Macbeth and As You Like It. They were saved for posterity by a couple of Shakespeare’s acting buddies who took the unusual step, shortly after his death, of publishing 36 of the bard’s plays in a rare collection known as The First Folio. Today, it’s common for drama lovers to have a collection of Shakespearean works bound in a single volume, but in the mid-1600s, such a publication was a rare honor for an artist - and not one that Shakespeare himself would have cared much about. To commemorate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, a copy of The First Folio is visiting all 50 states this year.