Best 2019 Recipes, Cultural Food, Procrastination, Teaching Consent, Spirit Run, Girls Summit
The Lisa Show - Radio Archive, Episode 408
- Mar 4, 2020 1:00 pm
- 1:41:15 mins
Best Recipes of 2019 (0:00:00) Looking back, 2019 was a momentous year –2 women completed the first all-woman spacewalk, social justice protests shook the world, and we almost succeeded in storming Area 51. But aside from major world issues, there was also a lot going on in the food world in 2019. With online recipe blogs gaining more popularity than ever, we got to see (and taste) some pretty unique dishes. So, what were some of the best recipes of 2019? We invited Chef Todd Leonard to join us on the show today to discuss his personal favorite recipes of last year. The Importance of Cultural Food (0:17:30) When I see a yummy dish of Thai food in front of me, I sometimes feel like the old witch with the apple from Snow White: “One bite, and all your dreams will come true!” Food is literally a part of us. But not only does the food we eat fill our stomachs, it also plays a vital role in defining and preserving our diverse cultures. With us today to discuss the importance of cultural food is Megan Elias, Director of the Gastronomy Program at Boston University and editor of the Journal, Food, Culture & Society. Why We Procrastinate (0:35:04) I’ve come to the conclusion that the word “Deadlines” got its name because we feel dead by the time we meet them. Even though they’re put in place to help us be timely and efficient, many of us find ourselves procrastinating projects till the day they’re due instead of spreading them out over a period of time. Why do we put ourselves through such extreme stress and put things off until we have no choice but to run around like a maniac to finish them? Here to explain why procrastination is a result of more than just pure laziness is Dr. Timothy Pychyl. He is the author of “Procrastination, Health and Well-Being” and an internationally respected professor of Psychology. Teaching Consent (0:50:38) Even though consent is an important idea, it's often missing from many "birds and the bees" talks. This is an uncomfortable conversation to have with our kids, but making sure to include consent in the discussion about sex is important. It might even help prevent future sexual assault cases. So how can we approach this important conversation with our kids? Here to talk us through it is Dr. Elizabeth Schroeder, sex education expert and children’s counselor. Spirit Run (1:08:22) Noé Álvarez’s parents emigrated from Mexico to America to give Noé a better life, but his dad told him, “Never be like me. Like any of this. Get out while you can.” This catapulted him onto an unexpected path, where he joined the Peace and Dignity Journeys, a group of around a dozen Native American/First Nations runners who have embarked on an epic 6,000-mile trek from Alaska to Panama, sprinting through lands stolen from their ancestors. Here to tell us more about this today is Noé Álvarez himself. Girls Summit (1:25:04) From a young age, girls are asked, “what do you want to be when you grow up?” Most might say princess, pop star, or whatever their mom’s job might be because they’re unaware of the endless possibilities available to them. That’s why an organization in Provo, Utah created an annual event with the purpose of educating young girls about different careers and encouraging them to dream big. Tanei Atagi Henry is the founder of Provo Girls Summit, a career exploration event for girls ages 8-12. She’s with us to share how this summit has made a difference for the girls in her community.