Bible in Public Schools, Eating Bugs, US Segregation
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 684
- Nov 17, 2017
- 1:42:47 mins
The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve Guest: Stephen Greenblatt, PhD, Professor of Humanities, Harvard, Author, “The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve” The fall of Adam and Eve from innocence when they ate the forbidden fruit and were kicked out of their garden paradise has impacted nearly every branch of human thought. It teaches us about our relationship to God, to each other, and to the natural world. Adam and Eve in the Ghent Altarpiece, 1432, by Jan and Hubert van Eyck source: wikipedia Why We Should Teach Bible in Public Schools Guest: Chuck Stetson, Founder, Essentials in Education The story of Adam and Eve has had a deep historical influence on Western thinking. But what about the future? In a multi-cultural democracy like the United States, even children raised by parents who claim to be Christian or Jewish may not be well-versed in the stories from the Christian or Jewish Bibles. Should they be? What about Muslims or Hindus who are growing up in America? What about children in non-Christian nations? What worth is knowing the Bible to them? Learn more about the campaign here. King David on Red Ground by Marc Chagall source: artnet.com Swap Your Burger for Bugs? (Originally aired Apr. 12, 2017) Guest: Mohammed Ashour, CEO and co-founder of Aspire Food Group There’s a new item on the US market that could change the way you snack. It’s salty and crunchy like potato chips, but with almost three times the amount of protein per gram that you would find in a T-bone steak. This power snack is an incredible source of calcium, fiber, and iron. It also happens to have six legs, two compound eyes, and a pair of wings. We're talking about crickets. More than two billion people around the world eat insects, including crickets, as part of their daily diet. However, despite the health benefits, most Americans just can’t get past the idea of a six-legged insect sliding down their throat. Aspire Food Group, a Texas-based food company, has taken on the challenge. Aspire’s two-part company goal is a simple, but lofty one: solve world Hunger and make insect-eating normal. To get your own crickets click here. Why Segregation is Returning to US Schools (Originally aired June 14, 2017) Guest: Derek Black, JD, Professor of Law, University of South Carolina Segregating schools by race has been illegal in the US for more than 60 years. But today, many of the gains made after that landmark Supreme Court ruling in Brown vs. Board of Education have disintegrated. Schools across America are steadily re-segregating along racial lines. The separation isn’t as explicit as it was in the Jim Crow South, when communities designated schools for white children and other schools for black children. But if the effect is the same and more than a third of US schools are now attended almost entirely by students of one race, is that acceptable? When the Movie Is as Good as the Book (Originally aired Sep. 6, 2017) Guest: Dennis Cutchins, PhD, Associate Professor of English, Brigham Young University "Murder on the Orient Express," based on Agatha Christie's novel, is getting a lot of press. Coming out this week is a film adaptation of the children’s novel "Wonder." Do the movies live up to the beloved books that inspired them? How often does a director ruin a great story in bringing it to the screen?