Wicked Problems, Attitude on Health, Hearing and Life Lessons

The Matt Townsend Show - Season 1, Episode 1054

  • Dec 6, 2016 5:00 pm
  • 2:26:25 mins

Solving the World's Wicked Problems (18:45) Dr. Stephan Manning is an Associate Professor of Management at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. He is the co-founder of Organization and Social Change Research Group, an organization specializes in research around issues at the intersection of business and society. As economies and problems become more globalized, the answers and solutions to these changes become more complicated and unclear.  In policy research, these problems are termed, “wicked.”  Problems such as droughts, terrorism, and the refugee crisis demand our immediate attention, but there is no central authority to organize relief efforts.  Dr. manning offers us a different way to solve the world’s “wicked problems”. Effects of Attitude on Health (1:05:56) Dr. Ron Hager is an Associate Professor of Exercise Sciences in the College of Life Sciences at Brigham Young University. His area is expertise is Chronic Disease Prevention. Dr. Ron with some ideas on attitude effects our health. Caitlin Thomas - Top Gifts of 2016 (1:28:54) Christmas is the season of giving, and buying gifts give everyone in our life is where they joy of the holiday comes from. But sometimes, we don’t always know what to buy for those special people in our lives, so Caitlin Thomas is here with us today to tell us about some of the most desired gifts for this Christmas season.  Overcoming Lifes Challenges (1:53:38) Justin Osmond was diagnosed at the age of 2 with a 90% hearing loss, but after 12 years of intense speech and listening therapy, he is now a renowned motivational speaker and author of the book Hearing in My Heart. He has gone on to create the Olive Osmond Hearing Fund, an institution to raise money for kids with hearing loss, and to provide them with hearing aids. He also completed a 250-mile race to raise money for 25 children to receive hearing aids. Justin and his wife, Kristi have tried to have children, but after multiple treatments, they were still unable to become pregnant. Then just a few months ago, through an adoption service, they were able to adopt two baby girls. Justin and Krisiti share their story.