ACA Replacement, Overdosing on Imodium, Problems of Uber

ACA Replacement, Overdosing on Imodium, Problems of Uber

Top of Mind with Julie Rose

  • Jul 25, 2017 11:00 pm
  • 1:42:39 mins
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Obamacare Is Not Failing, But It’s Not Perfect Either Guest: Sherry Glied, PhD, Dean of the Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, New York University Republicans in Congress are still trying to salvage a plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. That’s Plan A. Plan B is to repeal Obamacare and work on a replacement later. Republicans are struggling to get support for that, too. So, Plan C appears to be what President Trump has touted many times on Twitter - just let Obamacare fail on its own and Republicans and Democrats will have no choice but to come together and fix things.  Is Obamacare really destined to collapse? And why are Republicans having such a hard time agreeing on a plan to replace it? Imodium: The New Hydrocodone? Guest: Heather Miller, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Texas A&M There’s a drug—likely in your medicine cabinet—a potentially fatal opioid that some addicts are turning to. It’s not one of the usual suspects - oxycodone or hydrocodone. It’s actually the active ingredient in Imodium – you know the anti-diarrhea medication? Imodium and generic versions of it contain “loperamide” (low-PEAR-uh-mide). While the number of people overdosing on loperamide is still small, that figure is increasing according to new research published in the Journal of the American Pharmacists Association. Yale Uncovers New Hieroglyphs Guest: John Darnell, Professor of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Yale You might call them ancient Egyptian billboards. A joint expedition from Yale and Belgium’s Royal Museums of Art and History uncovered some of the largest and oldest hieroglyphs ever found, dating back over 5,000 years. Egyptologist John Coleman Darnell, a professor in Yale’s Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations led the expedition. The Car Wreck that is Uber Guest: Evan Rawley, PhD, Associate Professor of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship, University of Minnesota The ride-hailing company Uber needs some serious maintenance. Reeling from sexual harassment scandals and missing host of empty offices in the executive suite, including the CEO position, Uber needs a driver and a course correction, and soon.  Does the American Dream Die in Middle School? Guest: Erin Godfrey, PhD, Assistant Professor of Applied Psychology, Psychology and Social Intervention Program, New York University For children from economic and racial groups that tend to be at a disadvantage in society, middle school also appears to be a really critical time for understanding just how much things are stacked against them. A study of sixth, seventh and eighth graders showed disadvantaged youngsters who started off believing the world is fair and everyone has the same shot at success in life ended up falling farther into things like fighting, cheating and stealing as reality set in. It’s as if their optimistic view of the world turned into a serious liability when they learned the truth.  Worlds Awaiting: Harry Potter Guest: Rachel Wadham, Host of BYUradio’s “Worlds Awaiting” Rachel Wadham is the education and juvenile collections librarian here at BYU and host of Worlds Awaiting on BYUradio. It’s a show dedicated to encouraging a love of reading and discovery in children. It airs Saturdays at 1:30 p.m. Eastern and you can also hear it weekdays at 8:30 p.m. Eastern on BYUradio.

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