Wildfire Safety, International Disasters, Dunning-Kruger, Child's Perspective of 9/11, Weekend Review
The Lisa Show - Radio Archive, Episode 544
- Sep 11, 2020 12:00 pm
- 1:45:31 mins
Wildfire Safety (0:00:00) Over the last few years, we have seen an alarming increase in the number of wildfires happening in the US. In 2019 alone, wildfires burned 4.7 million acres nationwide, affecting the lives of both our loved ones and wild animal populations. And this year is no different. People living on the West Coast especially are looking up at apocalyptic, orange skies caused by the fires and smoke raging through their states. So how can we be fully prepared in case one of these fires reaches us? Joining us this morning is Daniel Leavell, an associate professor and extension forester at Oregon State University, here with us to share his expertise on wildfire safety. International Disasters (0:20:09) If you didn’t hear about it, last month a large amount of ammonium nitrate exploded in the city of Beirut, Lebanon, killing over a hundred people and leaving hundreds of thousands of people homeless. Now when things like this happen in our home country, there are easy things we can do to help—volunteer somewhere, sign a petition, or donate. But when a disaster happens across the world, action seems a little more difficult. We want to help—so what can we do? Here to give us her advice is Emily Brouwer, managing director for UNICEFUSA’s Northwest Region. The Dunning-Kruger Effect (0:35:46) We’ve all seen it—the drawn-out and poisonous debates on various social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter. This polarized interaction is comprised of 2 or more users who are each convinced of their own “correctness” and the superiority of their argument. Everyone thinks they’re always right. The truth is, we’re all wrong now and then. However, according to the Dunning-Kruger effect, the catch-22 is that we don’t recognize when we’re wrong. But why? And what’s the solution? Here with us to discuss the Dunning-Kruger Effect and how we can combat it is Professor of Psychology at the University of Michigan, Dr. David Dunning himself. 9/11 from the Perspective of a Child (1:09:27) As we sat and watched from afar, we couldn’t help but feel great pain for those close to the tragedy—the victims, the first responders, and the family members of all involved. Well today, we feel honored to speak with one of those people—someone whose life has been molded by the events of 9/11. We are meeting with Matt Bocchi, a man who was nine years old when his father died in the World Trade Center. His story begins with heartbreak and despair. But it is also full of lessons about how to find happiness and hope. We’re excited to hear from him. Weekend Review (1:30:02) Lisa and Richie talk about what there is to do this weekend, from new releases coming to streaming services to the New York Times Bestseller list.