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Is Media Anti-Trump,Twitter and Employment, Caffeine Danger

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Jun 7, 2017
  • 01:42:09

Is the Mainstream Media Anti-Trump? Guest: Tom Patterson, Bradlee Professor of Government and the Press, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University Does the media have an anti-Trump bias? That's how President Trump sees it, certainly. He often complains about his unfair treatment at the hands of the mainstream media. An analysis of media coverage during President Trump's first 100 days in office suggests he's got a point. We talk to the author of a report from the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. Ghosts of Twitter Past Haunt Job Seekers Guest: Steve McDonald, PhD, Associate Professor, Director of the Graduate Program of Sociology at North Carolina State University When you post something to Facebook or Instagram, does it cross your mind how a future hiring manager might look it? What if you applied for a job and before you even got an interview, your social media posts were the first impression you made?  Hiring managers are turning to social media more and more as they evaluate job applicants. But without any clear guidelines on when and how such techniques are okay, there’s a lot of gray area.  Caffeine Can Kill Guest: Barbara Crouch, PharmD, Professor of Pharmacotherapy at University of Utah; Executive Director of the Utah Poison Control Center Caffeine perks you up and can give you the jitters if you overdo it, but did you know that at high enough concentrations it can be very dangerous – even deadly? Getting to that threshold is easier than you might think.  Apple Seed Guest: Same Payne, Host of BYUradio’s “The Apple Seed” American folktales. Bridges on the Verge of Collapse Guest: Madeleine Flint, PhD, Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Virginia Tech  Summer tourists hoping to drive scenic Highway 1 on the California coast will have to take a detour around the popular Big Sur cliffs. It’s there that, during the wettest rainy season on record, mudslides blocked the road and damaged the Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge, which remains closed until the end of September.  The road itself could take a year to fix. Engineering experts say bridges across the country are not being designed to meet the reality of today’s weather, wear and tear.  Courtroom Sketches from Famous Trials Guest: Bill Robles, courtroom sketch artist Charles Manson once looked right at him with disdain. Michael Jackson was so impressed with him, he asked for a meeting, and OJ Simpson struck him as incredibly arrogant. Our next guest is courtroom sketch artist Bill Robles and he’s drawn many of the most notorious criminals and biggest stars of the last half-century. When cameras aren’t allowed in court, Robles is there to document the drama. The Library of Congress has just acquired a trove of courtroom sketches, including many by Robles. They are on display until late October. His work is featured in the book “The Illustrated Courtroom: 50 Years of Court Art.” Show More...

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