Family & Lifestyle
Alzheimer Research, Tourism Security, Tracking with SpotifyThe Matt Townsend Show
- Jul 15, 2015 1:00 pm
Alzheimer Research (12:11) Dr. Keoni Kauwe, an Associate Professor of Biology and head of the Bioinformatics program at Brigham Young University- his research with Alzheimer's has helped lead to the discovery of a rare genetic mutation that increases the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Today he talks about the disease, recent research, and the importance of increasing awareness. Tourism Security Challenges (55:07) Dr. Peter Tarlow, an expert specializing in the impact of crime and terrorism on the tourism industry. Since 1990, Tarlow has been teaching courses on tourism, crime & terrorism to police forces and security and tourism professionals throughout the world. He is the author of "Event Risk Management and Safety". Today Dr. Peter Tarlow talks about the danger that terrorism poses for tourism Good in the World: Hailey Fort with Hailey’s Harvest (1:23:38) 9 year-old Hailey Fort saw a homeless man in her community and started thinking of ways to help. Through donations she began building mobile sleeping shelters that cost around $300. Hailey also began a garden, Hailey's Harvest, which produced 128 points of produce in 2014 that she donated to feed the homeless. Kathy Aiken talks with Hailey and her mom about their efforts to help the homeless in their area. Technology News (1:40:00) Jay McFarland joins Dr. Matt to discuss the latest developments in technology and technology related news. Jay is a radio host whose career has taken him to Nevada and Dallas and now has him on the air with a daily show called The Browsers on KSL NewsRadio in Salt Lake City. In addition to his daily radio show Jay has also authored two books, "Freedom Ain't Free" and "Joyful Union," and he has created several popular apps and games for the iPhone and iPad devices. Jay and Dr. Matt talk about how kids react to the cell phone use of their parents and Matt’s new Apple Watch, Using Spotify and Netflix to track down criminals.