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Debate, Why Clowns are Creepy, Work-at-Home Parenting

The Matt Townsend Show
  • Oct 20, 2016
  • 02:30:30
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Third Presidential Debate Recap (19:17) Joe Cannon is our Washington Insider. Joe served as an assistant administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from 1983-1985. Was a candidate for the U.S. Senate in 1992. He served as the Chairman of the Utah Republican Party from 2002 to 2006. He was named editor of the Deseret Morning News on December 8, 2006. Joe currently is the CEO of Fuel Freedom Foundation.  Joe and Dr. Townsend recap the Third Presidential Debate Why Clowns Creep Us Out (1:09:37) Dr. Frank McAndrew is a Professor of Psychology at Knox College. He is an evolutionary social psychologist whose research is guided by the simple desire to make sense of everyday life, and he is currently studying gossip, aggression, and creepiness. He appeared on our show earlier this year to discuss gossip as a social a skill. For the past couple of months’ sightings of people dress up as clowns has caused concern and panic. But aren’t clowns supposed to be fun? In some venues they make jokes and blow up balloon animals but in others they terrify people. Why is it that we are so terrified of clowns? Dr. McAndrews explains. Revisited Movie Reviews - Addams Family Values (1:33:21) In honor of Halloween we are revisiting scary movies of the past. Today's movie is Addams Family Values from 1993.  The Truth About Halloween Candy (1:36:47) Halloween is upon us folks. In another week and a half all of the neighborhood kids will be out and about trick-or-treating all dolled up in their costumes. We love it, they love it, but deciding what kind of candy you are going to give out will affect how many trick-or-treaters you get back next year. Caitlin Thomas joins us this morning to talk all about Halloween Candy and what we should give out this year.  Productivity Tips for Work-at-home parents (2:00:28) Nicole Carpenter is the best-selling author of "52 Weeks to Fortify Your Family: 5-minute messages"- a devotional book for LDS families, writes a syndicated column for KSL.com, and is the Founder of MOMentity.com - a blog and online community for overwhelmed mothers. Taking on the role of mom or dad can require a lot of time and effort. It becomes a new way of life. Parents always want to give the best to their kids and sometimes they feel that means sacrificing their own life ambitions. But that isn’t always the case. While it does require more time management and effort, balancing working from home and being a parent CAN be done. Nicole Carpenter with the info. Show More...

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