• Jun 22, 2015 9:00 pm
  • 13:19

Guest: Mark VanDam, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in the Department of Speech & Hearing Sciences at Washington State University Spokane  One of the side-effects of the neurodegenerative disease known as Parkinson’s is quiet speech. Did you know that? People with Parkinson’s tend not to realize that they’re speaking softly, so conversations are peppered with “What’s that?” “Can you speak up?” Linguistics professor Mark VanDam at Washington State University Spokane is developing a wearable device that could remind people with Parkinson’s to speak up when they’re being too quiet.

Faith and Climate Change

21:10 MINS

Guests: Brigham Daniels, Ph.D., Professor of Environmental Law at BYU; George Handley, Ph.D., Professor of Humanities. The two are board members of the nonprofit “LDS Earth Stewardship”  Faith and the environment are Top of Mind today. The subtitle to Pope Francis’ sweeping essay released last week calling for global action to combat climate change is “On the care for our common home.” The Pope criticizes political corruption and rampant consumerism for degrading the earth. He blames humanity for climate change, but also writes that “We know that things can change. The Creator does not abandon us; he never forsakes his loving plan or repents of having created us. Humanity still has the ability to work together in building our common home.”

Guests: Brigham Daniels, Ph.D., Professor of Environmental Law at BYU; George Handley, Ph.D., Professor of Humanities. The two are board members of the nonprofit “LDS Earth Stewardship”  Faith and the environment are Top of Mind today. The subtitle to Pope Francis’ sweeping essay released last week calling for global action to combat climate change is “On the care for our common home.” The Pope criticizes political corruption and rampant consumerism for degrading the earth. He blames humanity for climate change, but also writes that “We know that things can change. The Creator does not abandon us; he never forsakes his loving plan or repents of having created us. Humanity still has the ability to work together in building our common home.”