Health Care, Fixing a Toxic Work Culture, Infrastructure Spending
The Matt Townsend Show - Season 6, Episode 179
- Jul 29, 2017 4:00 pm
- 2:22:58 mins
Fixing Health Care (17:30) Dr. George Wang, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Many people believe that the only way to good national and personal health is to change current health care laws and traditional western medicine. The thing is there are many avenues to good health. Dr. George Wang received conventional medical training in the practice of Western medicine in medical school and residency. When his mother was diagnosed with breast cancer, he knew he had to do more to help her, in addition to the conventional surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. Dr. Wang has started a web site to help others share their stories of healing through non-traditional means at holistic healing stories. He is now certified in integrative medicine, acupuncture, and traditional Chinese medicine. Dr. Wang talks about his experience and shares his research with health care Fixing a Toxic Work Culture (1:05:02) Katina Sawyer, Ph.D., is a faculty member at Villanova University in the Psychology Department within the Human Resource Development graduate programs. She has a Ph.D. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology and in Women's Studies. A toxic workplace is not very fun. While some people enjoy going to work every day, others not only dread work but feel like it is killing them little by little. The rideshare service Uber’s toxic workplace culture prompted the board of directors to make a change in CEO. However, is a change of a CEO enough to change a toxic culture? Katina Sawyer explains how a change at the top of an organization may not be enough. Infrastructure Spending (1:53:17) Anna Nagurney, Ph.D., a professor of operations management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the Director of the Virtual Center of Supernetworks. Anna is the author or editor of 13 books, including the book, "Fragile Networks: Identifying Vulnerabilities and Synergies in an Uncertain World." The internet, road systems, and our cell phones all run on systems. With one major blow, an accident or another country can take down many of the things that we deem necessary for everyday life and national and personal security. But, what parts of the transportation and communications networks need to be invested in? Anna Nagurney explains the transportation and communications network needs the face the United States.