Gender Equality and Peace, Truth Commission, Over Prescribing

Gender Equality and Peace, Truth Commission, Over Prescribing

Top of Mind with Julie Rose

  • Aug 27, 2019 10:00 pm
  • 1:40:26 mins

Why Treatment of Women Is Crucial in War and Peace Guest: Eric Jensen, Professor of International Law, BYU J. Reuben Clark Law School A peace deal in Afghanistan appears imminent. The deal between the United States and the Taliban centers on withdrawing American troops from Afghanistan in exchange for a promise that the Taliban will prevent international terrorist groups from plotting on Afghan soil. And where does that leave the people of Afghanistan? In particular, the women who have enrolled in school and university and joined the workforce by the hundreds of thousands since the Taliban was forced out of Kabul in 2001? All of that was prohibited under Taliban rule. And today, women hold a larger share of seats in Afghanistan’s National Assembly than they do in the US Congress Maryland Truth Commission Guest: Joseline Pena-Melnyk, (Democrat), Member of the Maryland House of Delegates, Representing District 21 During the late 1800s and early 1900s, more than 4,000 African Americans were murdered by lynch mobs across the US. Most of the killings were never prosecuted. And most happened in the South. But Maryland recently became the first state to create a statewide commission to investigate lynching. It’s called the Maryland Lynching Truth and Reconciliation Commission. New Study Claims Majority of Antibiotics Prescribed from Dentists Are Unnecessary Guest: Katie Suda, Associate Professor of Pharmacy Systems, Outcomes and Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago Many people are afraid of the dentist, and for good reason –having someone else’s hands in your mouth and having drilling done on your jaw is never a good time. But researchers are discovering that maybe we should be less afraid of what happens in the dentist chair and more afraid of the little slip of paper we often walk out with –an antibiotic prescription. Pro-Democracy Protests Rock Moscow, but Putin Remains Unshaken Guest: Angela Stent, Director of the Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies and Professor of Government and Foreign Service, Georgetown University, Author “Putin’s World: Russia Against the West and With the Rest” Since mid-July, people have been protesting in the streets of Moscow. Two weeks ago, as many as 50,000 people rallied calling for fair local elections. Protest organizers hope an even larger group will gather this weekend. They’re focused on Moscow city elections schedule for September 9th. Vladimir Putin’s powerful political party has blocked opposition candidates from appearing on the ballot.  A New Life-saving Treatment for Ebola Guest: Steven Hatch, Associate Professor of Infectious Diseases and Immunology, University of Massachusetts Medical School The World Health Organization has announced an important breakthrough in the ongoing Ebola crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Researchers say they’ve found a treatment –some are event calling it a cure. Everyone with Ebola in the current outbreak will now be offered the new drugs. Worlds Awaiting: Reading eBooks Out Loud Guest: Rachel Wadham, host, Worlds Awaiting on BYUradio, Education and Juvenile Collections Librarian, BYU