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Economy and Election, Student Athletes, Art of Stillness

The Matt Townsend Show
  • May 7, 2015 1:00 pm
  • 2:17:49

Economy and Elections, Student Athletes (12:52) Dr. David Berri is a professor of Economics at Southern Utah University. Dave has over forty published papers in Sports Economics to go along with two books. He also was the president of the North American Association of Sports Economists. He brags he watched all 16 games in the 2008 winless Lions season. Dr Berri talks about how the state of the economy will go a long way to decide the election. He also talks about a recent study from the Pac-12 on how student athletes struggle in academics because of the time spent playing their sport. The Art of Stillness (58:30) Pico Iyer was born in Oxford, England, educated at Eton, Oxford and Harvard, grew up between medieval England and '60s California. Author of twelve books, contributor to roughly 200 magazines, writer of screenplays and liner-notes and introductions to 40 other books. He is the author of many books, among them, "The Art of Stillness." Mr. Lyer talks with Dr. Townsend about why stillness is a luxury. Recovering From a Crash and Walking Again (1:46:06) Abby Stephens was given this prognosis after a devastating crash, but she took the prognosis as a challenge and walks and gives motivational talks today -- more than 17 years later. Abby Stephens is a motivational speaker who encourages others to stay positive and find the good in all situations. She joins the show to share her amazing story.