Prisoner Strikes, Penicillin Allergies, Megalodons
Top of Mind with Julie Rose
- Aug 30, 2018 9:00 pm
- 1:43:33 mins
Why Are Prisoners Striking Right Now? Guest: Nicole Lewis, Tow Reporting Fellow, The Marshall Project For several weeks, a group of inmates has been calling for a national prison strike to protest what organizers say are inhumane conditions inside the nation's prisons. So You Think You’re Allergic to Penicillin? You’re Probably Not Guest: Kimberly Blumenthal, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard University, Antibiotic Allergy Researcher, Massachusetts General Hospital Did you know that 90% of people who think they are allergic to penicillin, actually aren't? And that misunderstanding places them at much higher risk for serious, drug-resistant infections. If penicillin is one of the most effective antibiotics available, why are so many people avoiding it unnecessarily? The Real Megalodon Guest: Bretton W. Kent, PhD, Professor in the Department of Entomology, University of Maryland A giant, prehistoric shark is terrifying audiences right now in a movie called The Meg. he megalodon was real, but it’s still extinct, so if the movie gave you nightmares, rest easy. But what was the megalodon like? Lessons from the Suffragents on How to Be An Ally (Originally aired 9/13/17) Guest: Brooke Kroeger, Professor of Journalism, New York University Last year at the UN in New York, ten heads of state, ten global CEOs and ten university presidents – all men – gathered to draw attention to women’s rights and empowerment. Those thirty men are what the UN’s HeForShe initiative called “impact champions” – they included the Presidents of Iceland, Sweden and Japan, as well as the CEOs of Unilever, Barclays and McKinsey. If you wanted to be cheeky, you could call them “suffragents.” That’s how a group of prominent businessmen and politicians were known for their efforts to support women’s suffrage nearly 100 years ago. Using Genetic Testing in Law Enforcement (Originally aired 5/10/18) Guest: Sara Huston Katsanis, Instructor in Science & Society, Duke University The so-called Golden State Killer’s rape and murder spree back in the 1970s terrorized Californians and stumped police. For 30 years, the case ran cold. But last Spring, police arrested former cop Joseph DeAngelo. Investigators used DNA-matching technology and a public genealogy website to link DeAngelo to the killings. The technique police used offers new promise in solving cold cases, but it also raises some questions about privacy and ethics. Showcasing the Dignity of Indigenous People (Originally aired 5/29/18) Guest: Dana Gluckstein, Internationally Acclaimed Photographer, Author, “DIGNITY: In Honor of the Rights of Indigenous People” As a young woman in her twenties, Dana Gluckstein felt called to travel to remote places and photograph the people she calls “ancient ones.” She went not as a documentarian or journalist, but as a bridge between the modern world and disappearing cultures. The portraits of indigenous people she’s taken over decades are intimate and intense – and they’ve earned her international acclaim. More than 50 of the photos are currently on display at the BYU Museum of Art here in Provo through the end of September.