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Muslim Ban is a Bad Idea, Clean Water Rule, Music in Prison

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Mar 15, 2017
  • 01:43:12

Why a Muslim Ban is a Bad Idea Guest: Frederick Gedicks, Professor of Law, BYU President Trump’s latest travel ban is scheduled to take effect Thursday, barring a court ruling. The president’s order temporarily blocks new visas for travelers from six countries that are majority-Muslim: Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. The measure also suspends refugee admissions for the next several months.  The President’s first attempt to do this was blocked by the court and criticized as a thinly-veiled ban on Muslims, which Trump called for during his campaign. The White House rejects that criticism, noting that both versions of the travel ban focus on nationality, not religion.  Farmers’ Concerns with EPA Water Rule Guest: Reagan Waskom, PhD, Director of the Colorado Water Institute and Water Center, Colorado State University Ranchers and farmers, particularly in the West, have been chafing under the Clean Water Rule, but they got some promised relief a couple weeks ago when President Donald Trump issued an executive order to urging the EPA to rescind or revise the rule.  How Technology Can Ruin Your Love Life Guest: Brandon McDaniel, PhD, Professor of Human Development and Family Science, Illinois State University How long has it been since you checked your phone? An hour? 15 minutes? Studies show that the average American checks their smartphone once every six-and-a-half minutes. This can create what our next guest calls “technoference,” and it is especially damaging to close relationships.  Apple Seed Guest: Sam Payne, Host of BYUradio's "The Apple Seed" Sam Payne joins us in the studio to share tales of tellers and stories. The Limon Dance Company Guest: Colin Connor, Artistic Director of the Limon Dance Company We sat down with Colin Connor, Artistic Director of the Limon Dance Company, when the company performed here on the BYU campus recently.  Carnegie Hall Goes Behind Bars Guest: Daniel Levy, Composer, Program Instructor with Carnegie Hall’s Musical Connections At Sing Sing Correctional Facility  – the notorious maximum security prison near New York City – a group of inmates is right now writing music compositions that will eventually be performed by professional musicians affiliated with Carnegie Hall. On a regular basis, these world-renowned artists carry their oboes, flutes and violins past the 30-foot-high concrete walls and razor-wire topped fences to sit down next to incarcerated men who’ve committed serious – often violent – crimes. Show More...

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