Russia Indictment, Make a List, Olympics in Virtual Reality
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 752
- Feb 21, 2018
- 1:43:56 mins
Making Sense of the Russia Indictment Guest: Eric Jensen, JD, Professor, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University A surprisingly detailed account has emerged of how – and why – Russia sought to disrupt the 2016 presidential election. Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller has indicted 13 Russian nationals and three Russian companies. Among other things, the indictment claims employees of a Russian company set up hundreds of fake social media accounts, bought ads on Facebook and Twitter, and got actual Americans to show up at rallies, with the goal of inflaming public opinions and suppressing voter turnout for Hillary Clinton. The Russians even allegedly hired a Hillary Clinton impersonator to dress in a prison uniform and sit inside a cage at a couple of political rallies. Make a List Guest: Marilyn McEntyre, Author, “Make A List: How a Simple Practice Can Change Our Lives and Open Our Hearts” Grocery lists, to-do lists, bucket lists – even a wish list for Santa – show clearly how itemizing stuff is a good way to get organized or get what you want. But have you ever thought about taking the format further? Maybe writing a list of “Things I’ve been Wanting Recently” or “Things I’m Concerned About” or “Ways to Show Your Love to Someone”? Author Marilyn McEntyre has turned list making into an art form and written a book about how the rest of us can try it too. http://marilynmcentyre.com/ Parent Previews: Black Panther, Early Man Guest: Rod Gustafson, Host, Parent Previews Black Panther: When T'Challa (Chadwick Boseman) inherits the throne of a small African country, he returns to his homeland only to have his role as king challenged. Relying on his powers as the Black Panther, he fights not just for the fate of his own nation, but also the future of the world. Early Man: Do you ever wonder how prehistoric man give way to the bronze age? Well, here is your answer. In the dawn of time, Early Man faced off against more advanced man -- in a winner-take-all game of football (soccer - if you're American). If that wasn't what you were expecting, then expect to be surprised by this stop-frame animation. Bonobos Can Teach Us about Ourselves Guest: Brian Hare, PhD, Associate Professor of Evolutionary Anthropology, Duke University When we say someone is a decent human being, we mean they care about others, pay attention to other people’s needs. That’s what makes us human, right? Well, yes. But we don’t have a monopoly on selflessness. Bonobos, a close relative of the chimpanzee, are also likely to help a stranger in need. What can we learn from them about our own instincts? SMART Parks Guest: Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris, Associate Provost for Academic Planning, Professor of Urban Planning, University of California, Los Angeles In the future, your neighborhood park might have sidewalks that generate electricity when you walk on them and keep the lights on. Concrete walls in the park might have the ability to heal themselves of cracks. Park benches might have plugs for charging phones and solar-powered trash cans might be able to alert maintenance when they’re full. Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris has compiled all the possibilities technology holds for public parks into a guide for city planners and park managers. Winners and Losers at the American Libary Association Awards Guest: Rachel Wadham, Host, Worlds Awaiting, BYUradio The winners of the Newbery and Caldecott awards. Watching the Olympics in Virtual Reality Guest: Blake Rowe, Olympics Implementation Manager, Intel Sports Intel has partnered with NBC to bring a virtual reality experience to Olympics fans. Users with virtual reality headsets can look up and down the ski slopes, not tied to one particular camera angle. Elements like zoom are on the horizon.