What Republicans Could—or Should—Do About Trump

Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode undefined

  • Aug 8, 2017 11:00 pm
  • 21:53 mins

Guest: McKay Coppins, Staff Writer for The Atlantic, Author of “The Wilderness: Deep Inside the Republican Party's Combative, Contentious, Chaotic Quest to Take Back the White House” Republicans in Congress have a couple conundrums, including how to find enough votes to deliver on big promises such as repealing Obamacare or reforming taxes. But the elephant in the room is President Trump. How much could – or should – Republicans in Congress criticize Trump’s comments or behavior they find inappropriate? How much concern should they be expected to voice publicly over Russia’s meddling in the election and possible Trump campaign collusion? What’s wrong with Republicans in Congress keeping their heads down and just trying to get work done?

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The Benefits of Mental-Health Homework

15 MINS

Guest: Andrés Consoli, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Counseling, Clinical and School Psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara, Co-Author of “CBT Strategies for Anxious and Depressed Children and Adolescents: A Clinician’s Toolkit” If your child’s geometry teacher never assigned any homework assignments, you might start to wonder how she’ll ever master concepts like the Pythagorean theorem. Well, the same concept applies to mental health treatment for kids and teens: practice leads to mastery. Going to therapy one hour a week isn’t going to magically heal someone of their depression or anxiety. What happens between sessions is just as important – if not more so. That’s where a new workbook comes in. It’s designed as a handbook for therapists that includes lots of worksheets for kids and teens to do during therapy sessions and at home between meetings.

Guest: Andrés Consoli, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Counseling, Clinical and School Psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara, Co-Author of “CBT Strategies for Anxious and Depressed Children and Adolescents: A Clinician’s Toolkit” If your child’s geometry teacher never assigned any homework assignments, you might start to wonder how she’ll ever master concepts like the Pythagorean theorem. Well, the same concept applies to mental health treatment for kids and teens: practice leads to mastery. Going to therapy one hour a week isn’t going to magically heal someone of their depression or anxiety. What happens between sessions is just as important – if not more so. That’s where a new workbook comes in. It’s designed as a handbook for therapists that includes lots of worksheets for kids and teens to do during therapy sessions and at home between meetings.

Talking Apes

14 MINS

Guests: Dieter Steklis, PhD, Professor of Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences, University of Arizona; Netzin Steklis, MA, Lecturer, School of Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences, Department of Family Studies, and Human Development, University of Arizona Separating fact from fantasy in the Planet of the Apes movies. Could apes ever really learn to speak? Two different theories are circulating out there in the world of primatologists. One set of researchers thinks that, anatomically, apes won't ever be able to speak. Another group suggests that the structure of the vocal tracts has nothing to do with it and that any spoken ape language would be different from human speech but still function as a useful means of communication. Husband-and-wife primatolgists weigh in on the debate.

Guests: Dieter Steklis, PhD, Professor of Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences, University of Arizona; Netzin Steklis, MA, Lecturer, School of Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences, Department of Family Studies, and Human Development, University of Arizona Separating fact from fantasy in the Planet of the Apes movies. Could apes ever really learn to speak? Two different theories are circulating out there in the world of primatologists. One set of researchers thinks that, anatomically, apes won't ever be able to speak. Another group suggests that the structure of the vocal tracts has nothing to do with it and that any spoken ape language would be different from human speech but still function as a useful means of communication. Husband-and-wife primatolgists weigh in on the debate.

BYU's LawX Simplifies Law for the Masses

18 MINS

Guest: Kimball Parker, JD, Director of BYU LawX, Practicing Attorney at Parsons, Behle & Latimer Lawyers are expensive. And most people who are slapped with a lawsuit from, say, a debt-collection agency or a landlord, don’t have the money for an attorney or the expertise to fight their case in court. So most people just don’t respond to the lawsuit, which ends up in a judgment against them. Why isn’t there a TurboTax-like program for responding to a lawsuit? Filing a legal document with the court can’t be that much more complicated than filing taxes, can it?  Salt Lake City attorney Kimball Parker aims to find out. He’s heading up a new program in BYU’s Law School that will create technical solutions to legal problems. It’ll be a lab program called LawX.

Guest: Kimball Parker, JD, Director of BYU LawX, Practicing Attorney at Parsons, Behle & Latimer Lawyers are expensive. And most people who are slapped with a lawsuit from, say, a debt-collection agency or a landlord, don’t have the money for an attorney or the expertise to fight their case in court. So most people just don’t respond to the lawsuit, which ends up in a judgment against them. Why isn’t there a TurboTax-like program for responding to a lawsuit? Filing a legal document with the court can’t be that much more complicated than filing taxes, can it?  Salt Lake City attorney Kimball Parker aims to find out. He’s heading up a new program in BYU’s Law School that will create technical solutions to legal problems. It’ll be a lab program called LawX.