Talking about Sexual Harassment, Congress, Holiday Health

Talking about Sexual Harassment, Congress, Holiday Health

The Matt Townsend Show - Season 6, Episode 290

  • Dec 6, 2017 6:33 pm
  • 2:26:06 mins

The way we tell the story of Hollywood sexual assault and harassment matters (19:33)   Sarah Cook, Ph.D., a professor of Psychology at Georgia State University. The #metoo movement has brought major attention to the plight of women and all those who deal with sexual harassment. It has challenged how the world sees sexual harassment in our communities, in the news industry, and in Hollywood.  Here to speak more about this is Sarah Cook who has confronted the problem of sexual violence as an emergency room rape companion, a social worker, an advocate for initial passage of VAWA, a teacher, and a researcher. She discusses how we as a society talk about sexual assault and harassment. Harassment in the House (1:07:48) Enid Greene Mickelsen was the third woman and first Republican woman ever elected to Congress from Utah. Enid became the acting chair of the Utah Republican Party upon the resignation of Joe Cannon in November 2006 and was unanimously elected to serve as state party chair in February 2007. Today in our country, many individuals in Hollywood and Capitol Hill are coming forward to report sexual misconduct that has been going on for years. How can we change this culture of sexual harassment? Enid Mickelsen shares with us her experiences in the House of Representatives with sexual harassment and what can be done to change this problem.  How to stay healthy during the holidays (2:00:30) Judith Wurtman is the former director of the Research Program in Women’s Health at the MIT Clinical Research Center and founder of TRIAD, a Harvard Hospital weight loss center. The holidays are a great time to celebrate with cultural customs and family traditions, but some of those traditions include a whole lot of fat and sugar. If you eat every plate of cookies that is brought to your door, every homemade pie your mother makes, every secret recipe you find at the holiday parties, you may wind up spending Christmas in the emergency room or New Years on a treadmill. How can we stay healthy while still enjoying the flavors of the holiday season? Judith Wurtman helps us know how we can make sure that Santa is the only one gaining the holiday weight this year.

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How to stay healthy during the holidays

Dec 6, 2017

Judith Wurtman is the former director of the Research Program in Women’s Health at the MIT Clinical Research Center and founder of TRIAD, a Harvard Hospital weight loss center. The holidays are a great time to celebrate with cultural customs and family traditions, but some of those traditions include a whole lot of fat and sugar. If you eat every plate of cookies that is brought to your door, every homemade pie your mother makes, every secret recipe you find at the holiday parties, you may wind up spending Christmas in the emergency room or New Years on a treadmill. How can we stay healthy while still enjoying the flavors of the holiday season? Judith Wurtman helps us know how we can make sure that Santa is the only one gaining the holiday weight this year.

Judith Wurtman is the former director of the Research Program in Women’s Health at the MIT Clinical Research Center and founder of TRIAD, a Harvard Hospital weight loss center. The holidays are a great time to celebrate with cultural customs and family traditions, but some of those traditions include a whole lot of fat and sugar. If you eat every plate of cookies that is brought to your door, every homemade pie your mother makes, every secret recipe you find at the holiday parties, you may wind up spending Christmas in the emergency room or New Years on a treadmill. How can we stay healthy while still enjoying the flavors of the holiday season? Judith Wurtman helps us know how we can make sure that Santa is the only one gaining the holiday weight this year.