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Save the Government, Defending Processed Foods, Winter Blues

The Matt Townsend Show
  • Nov 7, 2017
  • 02:24:39

Government Plan to Save Themselves (9:11) Garrett M. Graff is a magazine journalist and historian, writes about politics, technology, and national security—helping to explain both where we’ve been and where we’re headed. He currently serves as the executive director of the Aspen Institute’s cybersecurity and technology program. Imagine there was a foreseeable tragedy that would wipe out the country.  What would the government do?  Do they have a plan to save the human race?  according to Garret M. Graff, author of Rock Raven: The Story of the U.S. Government’s Secret Plan to Save Itself-While the Rest of Us Die,  the government had a plan like this for the cold war, and not everyone would live.  Graff explains the details of the plan to save the government. In Defense of Processed Foods (1:07:48) Rob Shewfelt retired as a Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor of Food Science and Technology at the University of Georgia in 2013. He taught courses in Chocolate Science, Coffee Technology, Food Chemistry and Food Processing. His new book is In Defense of Processed Foods. His research focuses on tracing fresh fruits and vegetables from farm to market. When you want something healthy you tend to look for the words “organic” and “natural” on packaging at the grocery store. What many people don’t realize is that many foods with these labels are actually processed. “Natural” foods such as baby carrots are even disinfected with chlorine. Rob Shewfelt, an expert in food science, explains why processed foods shouldn’t get such a bad rep.  Liana Tan - Adulting (1:33:31) Sometimes it seems we’re all in a rush to grow up, but when you finally start getting there, you want to slow down. Being an adult can be freeing, but it also comes with a lot of responsibilities and surprises. One of our producers, Liana Tan, is discovering some of what it takes to be an adult and is going to share with us what she’s learned Winter Blues (1:55:48) Ron Hager, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Exercise Sciences in the College of Life Sciences at Brigham Young University. His area is expertise is Chronic Disease Prevention. As winter approaches and the days get shorter some people feel more unmotivated or maybe depressed. This is a condition known as seasonal affective disorder or more commonly known as the "winter blues". Dr. Hager explains what seasonal affective disorder is and how to beat the winter blues. Show More...

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