Louisiana Floods, Exhaustion, Kids and School

The Matt Townsend Show - Season 1, Episode 973

  • Sep 1, 2016 4:00 pm
  • 2:23:51 mins

Louisiana Floods (16:53) Dr. Craig E. Colten is currently a professor at Louisiana State University. Dr. Colten studies the geography of hazards and focuses on the range of urban flood hazards as well as community resilience.  The damages in Louisiana have been all over the news after a storm dropped two feet of rain on the local residents. This amount of precipitation was heavy and certainly a rare event. Professor Colten has spent some time studying this disaster and is here to speak with us today about how the suburban sprawl and poor preparation worsened the flood damage in Louisiana. History of Exhaustion (1:04:30) Dr Anna Katharina Schaffner is a Reader in Comparative Literature and Medical Humanities at the University of Kent in England. Her current research interests are situated in the fields of the medical humanities, cultural history, the history of psychiatry and psychoanalysis, and mind-body theory. Her book, Exhaustion: A History charts the forgotten history of exhaustion from classical antiquity to the present day, examining the role of exhaustion symptoms in syndromes including nervousness, depression, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and burnout. Dr. Schaffner shares her research. Ways We Sabotage Our Children's Success in School (1:51:54) Heather Johnson, M.S., has been an adjunct faculty member at Brigham Young University for nearly 10 years. She is passionate about teaching students the principles behind successful families and the importance of families spending time together. Heather shares with Dr. Matt how we can help and hinder our childrens success in school.