Family & Lifestyle

Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria, Sports Villains, Kinder Children

The Matt Townsend Show
  • Nov 15, 2016 5:00 pm
  • 2:23:21

Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria (17:39) Dr. Valerie J. Harwood, Professor of Biology and Chair at University of South Florida. Dr. Harwood’s laboratory focuses on water quality and is best known for its work on microbial source tracking. One of Dr. Harwood’s major areas of expertise is microbial source tracking (MST), which endeavors to determine the source(s) of fecal pollution in water. Each year, scientist and doctors change flu vaccinations in order to protect people from the newest mutated strands of the flu.  The Flu and Cold season is in full swing and is expected to peak early in the New Year.  Bacteria, like viruses become more resistant to the medicine and treatments that we have today. How does bacteria and viruses become resistant and how are they introduced to the environment?  Dr. Valerie J. Harwood explains. Why Sports Fans Need Villains (1:05:13) Dr. Vassilis Dalakas is a professor of marketing at Cal State University San Marcos and also a visiting professor of sports marketing at the Sports MBA program at San Diego State University. His research examines social identity and sports fandom including a focus on topics relevant to rivalries, Schadenfreude, and sponsorships. November is a sports fan’s dream. The baseball season is wrapping up, basketball is starting up, football is in mid-season form, and hockey is ready to go. With every sport comes the favorite to win the title, and most recently, the villain. Dr. Vassilis Dalakas shares what makes a sports team a villain, and if that a title that can be passed around from team to team. Caitlin Thomas - Teach Millennials to Date (1:30:59) With our younger generations becoming more and more dependent on technology, we are seeing a decline in old social traditions. Caitlin Thomas is here with us this morning to talk about one social aspect of our culture that she thinks shouldn’t be forgotten and we should continue to pass down to our kids.  How to Raise Kinder, Less Entitled Kids (1:53:37) Julie Nelson (the "Child Whisperer") has a master's degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development. She teaches classes such as Applied Parenting and Marriage and Relationship Skills at Utah Valley University. Julie has written two books about parenting including Keep it Real and Grab a Plunger. She is here with us today to talk about How to raise kinder, less entitled kids.