Waking Up White, Kidnected, Meteorology History, Dorito Effect
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 132
- Sep 1, 2015 9:00 pm
- 1:44:03 mins
Waking Up White (1:07) Guest: Debby Irving, Author of "Waking Up White and Finding Myself in the Story of Race" What does it mean to be racist? Is it enough to say that you’re “colorblind” when it comes to skin color and then avoid the uncomfortable conversations that accompany race in America? Kidnected World (34:59) Guest: Jed Wells, Content Director of The Wonderment Project What helps produce sympathy in children for the needs of others, other children who live far away and in cultures widely different from our own? One on-line game company, Kidnected World has created a website called The Wonderment where kids become agents for good around the world. History of Meteorology (51:40) Guest: Peter Moore, Author of “The Weather Experiment: The Pioneers Who Sought to See the Future” It's hard to fathom a time when forecasts weren’t part of daily life and weather was considered more mystical than scientific. But, 150 years ago, the skies were God’s realm. Storms were divine punishment. Rainbows were heavenly blessings. The idea that man could understand the weather – let alone predict it - wasn’t just audacious, it was heretical. Dorito Effect (1:29:54) Guest: Mark Schatzker, Author of “The Dorito Effect: The Surprising New Truth About Food and Flavor” Why do we eat? Because our bodies need fuel or crave specific minerals? Do we eat for the pleasure of it? Because we like the taste? The natural purpose of flavor is to attract us to certain nutrients our bodies need. In his new book, “The Dorito Effect: The Surprising New Truth About Food and Flavor,” author Mark Schatzker says the natural purpose of flavor is to attract us to certain nutrients our bodies need. But through the magic processing and science, flavor has become divorced from nutrition.