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VidAngel, Libraries, Ovary Removal, Digital Distraction

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Nov 16, 2016
  • 01:43:29

Vid Angel Gets Its Day in Court Guest: Peter Midgley, Director of the BYU Copyright Liscensing Office; Ty Turley-Trejo, Licensing Administrator, BYU Copyright Liscensing Office Family-friendly entertainment is harder to find on the networks and is definitely rare on cable channels. During the Presidential Campaign it was even hard to find family-friendly news broadcasts.  A streaming movie filtering service, VidAngel, believes the hunger for clean entertainment is so big it’s willing to go all the way to the US Supreme Court for it. Recently, the company raised $10 million from supporters to help fund that fight. Major Hollywood studios, including Disney and Warner Brothers, are hoping to see the company shut down long before that. On Monday, a federal judge heard several hours of arguments from both sides about whether or not to temporarily shut VidAngel down while the lawsuit plays out over copyright laws.  The Future of Libraries Guest: Miguel Figueroa, Director of the American Library Association Center for the Future of Libraries Today’s college students have lived their entire lives with access to the internet. Their whole lives they’ve been able to access almost any information they need online and have had, perhaps, less use for the library than any other generation. Books, even, are offered in electronic format to public library patrons. Risk of Chronic Health Problems After Removing Ovaries Guest: Dr. Walter Rocca, MD, Mayo Clinic Ovarian cancer is so deadly that doctors sometimes encourage women in need of a hysterectomy to have their ovaries removed as a precautionary measure. Women who test positive for the BRCA1 gene mutation, tied to breast and ovarian cancer, have been known to remove their ovaries as a preemptive strike. The actress Angelina Jolie is a prominent example.  A team of researchers at the Mayo Clinic have now concluded that having both ovaries removed carries significant risks for other diseases and that women under 50 should not have them removed unless they’re at high-risk for ovarian cancer.  Mobile Devices are Running Productivity Guest: Adam Gazzaley, MD, PhD, Professor of Neurology, Physiology, and Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco, Founding Director of the Neuroscience Imaging Center, Author of “The Distracted Mind: Ancient Brains in a High Tech World”  About two thirds of Americans have a smartphone. Because of this, we’ve become a nation of multi-taskers. We can answer emails in the middle of meetings, text while we’re at sports games, or create a spreadsheet while the kids play on the floor at our feet. But we’re really not as effective as we think we are at getting any one single task done. Convincing Young Adults to Invest Guest: Bryan Sudweeks, PhD, Associate Teaching Professor of Finance, BYU This past spring, a Harris Poll found that nearly 80% of millennials are not invested in the stock market. Citing a lack of money, crushing student debt or a lack of knowledge, young adults have been reticent to invest in stocks. What will their financial future hold for them and how can any of us, regardless of our age, know if we’re making the right investment decisions for our own situation? www.personalfinance.byu.edu Worlds Awaiting  Guest: Rachel Wadham, Host of Worlds Awaiting on BYUradio Worlds Awaiting is a show where the conversation is always about encouraging a love of reading and discovery in children. It’s a show for grownups who want to help the kids in their lives discover great literature and to learn to think critically about the world around them. Show More...

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