Middle Class Economics, Food Councils, Printed Cars

Middle Class Economics, Food Councils, Printed Cars

Top of Mind with Julie Rose

  • Feb 9, 2015 10:00 pm
  • 1:44:23 mins
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"Middle Class" vs. "Trickle Down" Economics  Guest: Richard Evans, co-founder and co-director of the BYU Macroeconomics and Computational Laboratory and is one of the original nine members of the Utah Economic Council.  Community Food Councils Guest: Rick Morse  “We hear about how the average meal has traveled 2,000 miles to get to your plate. And ever since then there’s this growing interest—the value of healthy sustainable food systems.”  3D Printed Cars  Guest: Jean Paul Capin Gally  Local Motors is "...“aiming for highway ready certified vehicles by the end of the year.”  "We’re trying to reinvent the retail experience to buying a new car."  Families and Social Media Guest: Dr. Lynn Schofield Clark  “We live in this 24/7 world and work can always be done with a device in front of us. We need to be able to manage our use of social media. Parents can be so engrossed in their phones that they aren’t present with their children,” says Clark.  “We want to make sure to give young people the opportunity to take the lead and teach us what we don’t know.”  Parent Previews  Rod Gustafson and Kerry Bennett review Seventh Son, Jupiter Ascending and the new Spongebob movie.  “If Jupiter Ascending is for girls, Seventh Son is for boys.”  Relative Finder  Dr. Bill Barrett talks about BYU's innovative new family history app.  “We have got 10-15 undergrad students who are not afraid to think outside the box, who innovate and we encourage that. We give them interesting problems to work on and it’s proof that undergrads can come up with great things,” says Barrett.  “There is a market opportunity but there’s more to it than that, it is a genealogy tool,” says Mike Alder, director of BYU's Technology Transfer office.

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