Children in Hot Cars, The Big Picture, Serengeti Rules
The Matt Townsend Show - Season 5, Episode 155
- Jun 29, 2016 4:30 pm
- 2:19:56 mins
Epidemic of Children Dying in Hot Cars (17:34) Dr. David Diamond is a professor of Psychology, Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology, Director, Neuroscience Collaborative Program and Center for Preclinical and Clinical Research on PTSD at the University of South Florida. Since 2004 over 300 children have died or suffered brain damage as a result of being left in hot cars. These heart wrenching accidents leave families and communities devastated, but they CAN be prevented. Dr. Diamond explains more about this epidemic, what causes parents to “forget” and how we can prevent future tragedies. Coaches Corner - Hold Judgment (43:06) Dr. Matt Townsend on why we should not be quick to judge others when tragedy strikes. The Big Picture (1:03:17) Dr. Christine Whelan is a clinical professor in the School of Human Ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is the author of the Book “The Big Picture: A guide to finding your purpose in life.” More than 86% of young adults say that making decisions in line with their purpose is what makes them an adult. But only 43% say they have a clear picture of what they want in life. How can millennials coming into their adulthood find their purpose and find a path that fulfills that purpose? Dr. Whelan explains. Serengeti Rules (1:48:00) Dr. Sean B. Carroll is an award-winning scientist, writer, educator, and executive producer. He is vice president for science education at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the Allan Wilson Professor of Molecular Biology and Genetics at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Have you ever wondered how there seem to be just the right amount of fish in the sea or just the right number of cells in our bodies? Has it ever crossed your mind how miraculous it all is? Is it chance or is there some sort of regulation behind it all? These seem like such simple, fundamental questions, but they have a huge impact on our lives. Dr. Carrol, joins us to discuss his book, The Serengeti Rules, and tell us how the discoveries of these profoundly important questions matter for our health and the health of the planet we depend upon.