• Jun 27, 2017 11:00 pm
  • 18:02 mins

Guest: Reed Wolfley, News Media student, BYU, Student Producer for Top of Mind Last fall, we had a conversation on Top of Mind with the donor organization, Be the Match about bone marrow transplants, which can save the lives of people suffering from certain types of leukemia, lymphoma, or blood disease. Our student engineer Reed Wolfley was working in the studio that day, running the sound controls. Something clicked for him and he decided to join the donor registry. To his surprise, Reed was quickly matched with a needy recipient and a little over a week ago, he flew across the country to donate bone marrow. So we’ve asked him in to talk about the process.

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Are Laptop Bans Really Effective?

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Guest: Sheldon Jacobson, PhD, Professor of Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Airplane security seems to be a moving target: when officials got wind that terrorists were cooking up explosives made of liquids and gels, along came the 3 oz carry-on limit. Then came the attempted underwear and shoe bombers, so now we have to take off our shoes and get a full-body scan to check our underwear before boarding a flight. Laptops already have to come out and be turned on for scanning. Recently, the US banned laptops in the cabin of flights coming from 10 airports in the Middle East. That prohibition may soon extend to all international flights in and out of the US. Do these widening bans on carry-on items make us that much safer? Where does it end?

Guest: Sheldon Jacobson, PhD, Professor of Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Airplane security seems to be a moving target: when officials got wind that terrorists were cooking up explosives made of liquids and gels, along came the 3 oz carry-on limit. Then came the attempted underwear and shoe bombers, so now we have to take off our shoes and get a full-body scan to check our underwear before boarding a flight. Laptops already have to come out and be turned on for scanning. Recently, the US banned laptops in the cabin of flights coming from 10 airports in the Middle East. That prohibition may soon extend to all international flights in and out of the US. Do these widening bans on carry-on items make us that much safer? Where does it end?