Technology News, More School, Facebook and Depression
The Matt Townsend Show - Season 4, Episode 81
- Apr 24, 2015 1:00 pm
- 2:15:56 mins
Technology News (11:56) Jay McFarland joins Dr. Matt to discuss the latest developments in technology and technology related news. Jay is a radio host whose career has taken him to Nevada and Dallas and now has him on the air with a daily show called The Browsers on KSL NewsRadio in Salt Lake City. In addition to his daily radio show Jay has also authored two books, "Freedom Ain't Free" and "Joyful Union," and he has created several popular apps and games for the iPhone and iPad devices. Jay and Dr. Matt talk about The Apple Watch and Googles new wireless service “Google Fi.” More School Leads to More Intelligence (57:35) Dr. David T. Baker is a professor of Educational Theory and Policy and Sociology at Penn State University College of Education. His research focuses on the impact of education on individuals and societies, international comparisons of school organization, academic outcomes and educational policies. His most recent book is "The Schooled Society: The Educational Transformation of Global Culture." D. Baker talks about intelligence and schooling and more schooling has influenced our society. Rod Gustafson: Parent Previews (1:21:32) Rod Gustafson from Parent Previews.com joins the show to look at what is new in theaters and on DVD. Dr Matt and Rod talk about The Age of Adeline and Taken 3. Social Media and Depression (1:44:12) Dr. Partick Ferrucci is a Professor in Department of Communication at Bradley University in Peoria, IL. He has a BA in sociology from Providence College, MA in journalism from Emerson College and PhD in journalism from University of Missouri's School of Journalism. Dr. Ferrucci has spent roughly nine years as a professional journalist covering music and other aspects of popular culture for newspapers and magazines, primarily in the northeast. His research examines the intersection of technology, economics and news. Today he talks about the effect social media like Facebook on an individuals mental health.