Alternative Facts, Bullying Harassment, Mannequin Challenge
The Matt Townsend Show - Season 1, Episode 1095
- Jan 23, 2017 5:00 pm
- 2:18:56 mins
Alternative Facts (17:26) 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 discuss the Inaugration and first weekend in office for President Donald Trump. Bullying and Sexual Harassment (1:01:35) Dr. Dorothy L. Espelage is Professor of Psychology at the University of Florida. Over the last 20 years, she has authored over 140 peer reviewed articles, five edited books, and 30 chapters on bullying, homophobic teasing, sexual harassment, dating violence, and gang violence. Her research focuses on translating empirical findings into prevention and intervention programming. Over the past two decades, the national media has given considerable attention to disturbing stories of youth suicides that have resulted in part from bullying. As a result of the greater awareness, scientists have gained a better understanding of what constitutes bullying, why some youth bully and why others are victimized. There is also a better understanding of the short- and long-term effects of bullying. What are the reasons for this recent spike in bullying, and are there other problems that go along with it? Dr. Espelage shares her research into the deep connection between bullying and sexual harassment and what we can do about it. Mannequin Challenge (1:47:09) Dr. Ellen Stockstill is an Assistant Professor of English at Penn State Harrisburg, and she specializes in the literature and cultural history of the Victorian period. Have you seen videos where it looks like everyone is frozen in place? It’s a pretty popular thing now for people to take a panning video of a group of people all standing still in a certain position. It’s called ‘the mannequin challenge’ and started out as just a funny internet video, but soon went viral and now celebrities have taken it on, advertisers, even local police stations. They do it to make videos that get their message across and that people will want to watch. But where did this idea even come from? Dr. Stockstill explains where the origins of this weird cultural fad may have come from.