Civic Education, Success Inhibitors, Best Health

The Matt Townsend Show - Season 1, Episode 1102

  • Jan 31, 2017 5:00 pm
  • 2:33:26 mins

K-12 Civic Education (16:53) Dr. Peter Levine is the Associate Dean for Research and Lincoln Filene Professor of Citizenship & Public Affairs in Tufts University’s Jonathan Tisch College of Civic Life. His most recent book is We Are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For: The Promise of Civic Renewal in America, which he presented at BYU in Sept 2014. Today, a hearing committee will vote whether or not to confirm Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education. Regardless of the next Secretary’s qualifications, her first step should be to address the lack of civic education K through 12 students receive in the United States.  Civic education includes teaching bout rigorous debate, how to compromise, how to look over our political differences and enable citizens to find solutions to problems in our community and nation. Here to speak with us today is Peter Levin, an Associate Dean for Research and Lincoln Filene Professor of Citizenship & Public Affairs at Tufts University. Ditty Dental - Yapper Zapper (1:09:33) Long time show sponsor Ditty Dental debuts a new product to keep your kid from over doing any make-out sessions with their significant other ... The Yapper Zapper. Success Inhibitors (1:15:00) Nicolas Cole is a writer and essayist, and Top Writer on Quora. His work has been published in Time, Forbes, Fortune, Inc., The Huffington Post, Business Insider, and more. He is best known for writing true stories about self-development. He was named by Forbes as one of the Top 25 Marketing Influencers to watch in 2017. When it comes to "achieving success," the hardest thing for people to wrap their heads around tends to be the idea that small wins add up to big victories. It's a whole lot easier to imagine the end goal, the big celebration, than to think about each tiny step along the way it will take to get there. But there are negative things we all do that can keep up from achieving success. Nicolas Cole points out a few negative habits that we can all give up. Caitlin Thomas - Online Shopping (1:38:46) Have you ever tried to buy a product online, pay, and never get the product that you ordered? Have you ever had some stranger waste your time and energy when they hack into your online accounts? I think in this age of technology we have all experienced something similar to this. It’s frustrating, and can even be costly. Caitlin Thomas  shares her experiences as both an online buyer and seller, and to give us some tips on how to make better online decisions.  What’s the Best Thing (2:01:53) Dr. Ron Hager 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. We call him … The Health Evangelist. What is the best diet? What is the best exercise routine? Dr. Hager is asked these questions quite often and brings his answers to the show.