US-Mexico Border Crisis, Art Activism, Power of Color
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 1040
- Apr 2, 2019 10:00 pm
- 1:40:27 mins
US-Mexico Border Crisis and Other World Events Guest: Quinn Mecham, Professor of Political Science, Brigham Young University President Donald Trump has threatened to close the nation’s southern border if Mexico doesn’t stop the flow of Central American migrants coming into the US. The President also vetoed legislation from Congress that would have overturned his declaration of a national emergency to fund a wall on the border. Tackling Global Problems Through Art Guest: Daan Roosegaarde, Dutch Artist and Innovator, Roosegaarde Studios We hear all the time about big problems like rising sea levels, space debris, and light pollution. But when you’ve got kids screaming and work emails piling up, those problems are the last thing on your mind. Dutch artist Daan Roosegaarde gets that. His art helps people actually picture big problems – makes them easy to understand and even touch. Coral is the New Black: Exploring the Impact of Color Guest: Jill Pilaroscia, Founder, Colour Studio Some of our color preferences are personal, but there are also some biological responses that are more universal. Like, red, for instance, apparently makes your heart rate speed up a bit. Underage Marriage is More Common in America Than You Realize Guest: Fraidy Reiss, Founder/Director, Unchained at Last Over the last ten years, US Immigration and State Department officials says more than five thousand girls under the age of 18 have been brought to the US to marry an older man. Sometimes 20 or 30 years older. Immigration officials have also approved thousands of applications from underage girls living in the US to bring an older spouse to America. And it’s all perfectly legal under US immigration law and marriage laws in nearly every state. You probably thought child marriage only happens in far off places, didn’t you? A Call for Girls to Be Brave, Not Perfect Guest: Reshma Saujani, Founder and CEO of "Girls Who Code," Author of "Brave, Not Perfect" Dream big. Take risks. Don’t be afraid to fail. We’ve all heard successful athletes or business people saying stuff like that. But in your gut, do you believe it? And how do you overcome that almost primal fear a lot of us have about failure? How Summer Camp May Help Your Kids Guest: Daniel Richmond, Postdoctoral Research Associate in Youth Development, University of Utah The decision to send your kids off to summer camp isn’t as simple as it once was. A week or two in the woods is only one option. There’s robotics camp and coding camp and filmmaking camp, too. So how do you know you’ve found a good one? A place your kid will have fun and, most importantly, be safe?