AND Campaign, Dust, Autonomous Cars

Top of Mind with Julie Rose

  • Nov 1, 2019 10:00 pm
  • 1:40:41

Empowering Religious Voters to Ask for Change within Their Political Party (0:36) Guest: Justin Giboney, Founder and President of AND Campaign  Democrats are in full political shopping mode right now, looking for the right candidate to take on President Trump in 2020. The likely choices –Biden, Warren, Sanders, Buttigieg -present a quandry for primary voters who are more conservative on social issues, but also don’t see their values represented in President Trump. (Originally aired July 15, 2019) Dust is Deadlier than You Might Think (16:13) Guest: Gabriel Filippelli, Professor of Earth Sciences and Founding Director of the Center for Urban Health at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. Director, 360 Dust Analysis Project for the U.S. and Canada There’s a smell I always associate with this time of year –it’s not pumpkin spice or mulled cider. It’s the smell of hot dust coming from my vents as I crank the heater back on for winter. Dust is all around us –inside and outside the home. But we know surprisingly little about what it’s actually made of. An international collaboration of scientists is collecting samples to get at the truth about dust. NOTE -- They have a new website where you can send you samples: https://www.360dustanalysis.com/ (Originally aired July 9, 2019) Autopilot Really Does Not Mean You Can Take a Nap in Your Tesla (33:19) Guest: Matthew Avery, Director of Research, Thatcham Research The price to get the “full self-driving” feature on a new Tesla just went up a thousand bucks. But here’s the thing: There’s no such thing as self-driving car on the market today. Even though Tesla’s marketing its Autopilot system and Cadillac has Super Cruise and Audi has Traffic Jam Pilot. So if these aren’t self-driving cars, what are they, exactly? (Originally aired July 9, 2019) Pollution & Dementia (51:12) Guest: Nicolai Kuminoff, Associate Professor of Economics, Arizona State University There’s a kind of pollution called PM2.5, tiny particles in the air, just a fraction the width of a human hair. Their tiny size allows them to sneak past the body’s natural defenses and they’ve long been known to cause respiratory problems. But a new study now links these tiny particles with increased risk of dementia. (Originally aired Septemer 24, 2018) A Story of Friendship, Letters and Loss (1:07:19) Guest: Sarah Ruhl, Playwright, Professor at the Yale School of Drama, Co-author of “Letters from Max: A Book of Friendship” “When we find the right friend at the right time in our life, or the right teacher, or the right student, our lives are changed forever.” That’s a line from a New York Times essay by playwright Sara Ruhl. For her, that friend was Max Ritvo. Together they’ve published a series of letters and poems exchanged during the short four years they were acquainted. In 2016, Max died of bone cancer. He was 25. (Originally aired January 18, 2019)