Refugees, World's Largest Telescope, Facebook, Marxism
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 186
- Nov 25, 2015 10:00 pm
- 1:42:59 mins
Refugees (1:04) Guests: Annette Harris, Social Service Program Supervisor for the Refugee and Immigrant Center at the Asian Association of Utah; Lina Sarah Wembi, Advocate for refugee resettlement and a former refugee herself, now a proud citizen of the United States Since the attacks in Paris, more than 30 state governors in the US have said they will not welcome any of the 10,000 Syrian refugees President Obama has committed to take by the end of next year. The Governors are concerned some of the refugees might be terrorists in disguise, yet the UN says almost half of all Syrians fleeing violence are children. Since January, about two thousand Syrians have been admitted to the United States and the State Department says 67 percent of them are women and young children. While state and federal leaders debate the fate of asylum seekers, let’s pause to consider a few questions: What happens once they do get here? Where do they live? How do they establish new lives? World’s Largest Telescope (26:11) Guest: Taft Armandroff, PhD, Giant Magellan Telescope Board Chair and Director of the McDonald Observatory at the University of Texas at Austin A gigantic telescope that will produce images ten-times sharper than the Hubble, is under construction in a remote desert of Chile. Astronomers say it could help unlock the secrets of how the universe formed and whether life exists on planets hundreds of light years away. Facebook Social Support (37:07) Guest: Brianna L. Lane, PhD, Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at New Mexico State University We write-off the whole Facebook Friend thing as shallow and empty. But there’s research to suggest it’s not. American Heritage: Marxism (51:42) Guest: Grant Madsen, PhD, BYU History Professor On this week’s American Heritage segment, we hear about the impact that Karl Marx had on economic theory. Joan of Arc Movie (1:15:01) Guest: Russell Holt, Writer, Director and Co-producer the new BYUtv film “Joan of Arc,” which premieres at 8 p.m. EST on BYUtv Joan of Arc is the subject of a new film produced BYUtv. It’s part documentary, part dramatic re-enactment. BYUtv’s Joan of Arc will premiere on Thanksgiving and be rebroadcast throughout the holidays. The story of the girl whose divine visions prompted her to help lead to the French to military victory and later led to her death as a martyr has been told before on screen. Native American Thanksgiving Dinner (1:28:01) Guest: Jerome Grant, Executive Chef at the Mitsitam Native Foods Café in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC Holiday food traditions are as powerful as the family stories we pass down from generation to generation, keeping our heritage alive. Keeping us connected to our roots. The storytelling power of food is precisely why it is the centerpiece of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian. At the museum’s Mitsitam Native Foods Café you can sample cuisine inspired by tribes across the country.