FBI & Trump, Bionic Hand, Do Brain Lesions Make Criminals?
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 736
- Jan 30, 2018
- 1:42:52 mins
Is the FBI Out to Get Trump? Guest: Ryan Vogel, JD, Director of the Center for National Security Studies, Utah Valley University Republicans in Congress are split over whether or not they need to pass a law that would make it more difficult for President Trump to fire Robert Mueller, the special prosecutor hired by the FBI to look into Russian meddling in the election and whether the Trump campaign colluded in that. Both the New York Times and Washington Post have reported that Trump ordered Mueller fired last summer, but his White House attorney refused. President Trump and his allies insist the Russia probe is politically motivated by Democrats and that the FBI is out to get him. Star Wars Bionic Hand is Becoming a Reality Guests: Gil Weinberg, PhD, Founding Director, Georgia Tech Center for Music Technology; Jason Barnes, Musician, Amputee Prosthetic hands these days may look really natural, but they don’t move naturally. Typically, the wearer can only command it to do a few basic things, such as gripping an object. Jason Barnes, who is 28 years old, lost part of his right arm in an accident five years ago. He’s collaborated with Gil Weinberg and his new prosthetic hand can do some amazing things. Readers' Roundtable: News of the World, A Gentleman in Moscow Guest: Ann Edwards Cannon, Author, Staff, The King’s English Bookshop We discuss a couple books that have been customer favorites. Both take place in times when the world seems turned upside down to the main characters. Find out how they adapt and make peace with new realities. In Good Faith: A Jewish Storyteller Shares Her Faith Guest: Steven Kapp Perry, Host, "In Good Faith," BYUradio; Shonaleigh Cumbers, Storyteller If you haven’t had a chance to catch the new BYUradio show “In Good Faith,” we’ve got a treat for you now. Host Steven Perry interviews people of faith – Catholic, Buddhist, Jewish, Hindu—believers who are willing to share their personal experience with the sacred and the divine. You can catch the show on Sundays at noon ET. Here’s a sampling of his conversation with Shonaleigh Cumbers, who is a drut'syla, a storyteller in a Jewish tradition inherited from her late grandmother. Maze Runner 3 Guest: Rod Gustafson, Parent Previews In this third installment of The Maze Runner franchise, Thomas sets out on a quest to find the cure for The Flare, before the threatening disease becomes an epidemic. Do Brain Lesions Make Criminals? Guest: Michael Fox, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School, Co-Director, Deep Brain Stimulation Program, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center In 1966, a lone gunman named Charles Whitman perpetrated what’s often considered the first public mass shooting in modern America. He climbed a 300-foot tower at the University of Texas and shot 36 people, killing 14 of them before he was fatally shot by police. An autopsy found a tumor in Whitman’s brain, which some scientists believe may have contributed to his murderous behavior. We know that brain injuries and lesions can change someone’s personality, but can it make someone a violent criminal?