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New Nativists, Lonely Doctors, Baseball Cards

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Aug 21, 2019 10:00 pm
  • 1:40:34

The Money That Helped Sow the Seeds of President Trump’s Immigration Agenda Guest: Nicholas Kulish, Investigative Reporter, New York Times, “The New Nativists” Series Restricting both legal and illegal immigration to the United States has become a hallmark of the Trump Administration’s policies–and will be central to the President’s re-election campaign. In a New York Times series called “The New Nativists” reporter Nicholas Kulish is investigating the links between a handful of nonprofit organizations and wealthy donors who have helped sow the seeds of President Trump’s immigration agenda.  Loneliness Is Hurting Doctors, But Social Interaction Can Help Guest: Ameya Kulkarni MD, Cardiologist with Mid Atlantic Permanente Medical Group Reliance on technology is cutting short the amount of face-to-face time doctors spend with patients and with peers. While the technology can save time and money for patients, the lack of social interaction can leave many doctors feeling lonely, dissatisfied with their jobs, and burned out.  Baseball Card Collection is America’s Profitable Pastime Guest: Michael Osacky, President of Baseball in the Attic They’re still making baseball cards in 2019. That kind of surprises me, actually. But here’s a bit of news from the last few weeks that’s even more surprising –a signed baseball card for a White Sox prospect named Luis Robert sold at auction for $51,000. What makes this so incredible is that Robert doesn’t even play for the White Sox yet, instead he’s a 22-year-old recruit who hasn’t even batted in a major league game. Many people wonder about why baseball cards sell for so much money if they’re just a piece of paper with a picture on it and maybe an autograph. More importantly, if that card sold for $51,000, who’s to say that your grandparents’ box of Cracker Jack Cards won’t sell for more? Apple Seed Guest: Sam Payne of the Apple Seed Sam Payne shares a back to school story. A New Way to Counter the Generic Drug Shortage Guest: Dan Liljenquist, Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer for Intermountain Healthcare and Board Chair of Civica Rx Could there be anything more terrifying than to have a loved one in the hospital with a serious condition and the doctor says they don’t have the medicine required to save your loved one’s life? This is not just a problem in developing countries. Here in the US, virtually every hospital has had to delay surgery or come up with a treatment workaround because of chronic drug shortages–most of the time these are generic drugs, too. So, you’d think they’d be plentiful and cheap. A group of about 750 hospitals decided they’d had enough of those shortages and formed a nonprofit drug manufacturer to be their supplier. The nonprofit is called Civica Rx.  The Origins of Music Genre Guest: Charles Hughes, Director of the Lynne and Henry Turley Memphis Center, Rhodes College, Author of “Country Soul: Making Music and Making Race in the American South” Old Town Road by Lil Nas X–an African American musician. The song broke the record for the longest time in the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100 singles. Note that I didn’t say Hot Country Songs. There’s been a whole to-do over that. Billboard says Old Town Road doesn’t qualify as country, even though Billy Ray Cyrus sings on this popular remix. It’s just not country enough, says Billboard. But maybe it’s that Lil Nas X himself isn’t country enough?