Learning Issues, Firefighters, Stormquakes

Learning Issues, Firefighters, Stormquakes

Top of Mind with Julie Rose

  • Oct 29, 2019 10:00 pm
  • 1:40:42 mins

How to Know if Your Child Has a Learning Disability (0:30) Guest: Dana Stahl, Author of “The ABCs of Learning Issues: A Practical Guide for Parents” With the school year well under way, you’ve probably already dealt with your fair share of kid stress over homework and tests. Or maybe it’s a constant fight because your child couldn’t care less. But how do you know when it’s gone past the realm of normal and there’s a learning or behavioral issue there? Firefighter’s Are at Risk for Suicide, But There’s Help Available (19:34) Guest: Jeff Dill, CEO and Founder of the Firefighter Behavioral Health Alliance When others run from danger, first responders run towards it. Our firefighters, policemen, and EMT’s put their lives on the line every day. But while they’re watching out for us, who’s watching out for them? According to the Ruderman Family Foundation, first responders are more likely to die by suicide than in the line of duty. And for firefighters, the numbers are particularly staggering because the Firefighter Behavioral Health Alliance estimates that only 40% of firefighter suicides are actually reported. Stormquakes (36:06) Guest: Wenyuan Fan, an Assistant Professor of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science at Florida State University You’ve heard of earthquakes. You’ve heard of storms. Now how about a “stormquake”? Sounds like a cheesy superhero name, but it’s actually a real geological phenomenon. Researchers just discovered last year that stormquakes exist. They occur when a hurricane and the ocean combine to create seismic activity. Don’t worry, stormquakes won’t be causing the apocalypse anytime soon, but they are shaking up what scientists thought they knew about Earth. Soil Causing Lead Poisoning in Children (51:08) Guest: Howard Mielke, Research Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Tulane University School of Medicine Gasoline with lead in it was phased out of the US by1996. But after decades of burning leaded fuels, all that lead didn’t just disappear. Now it’s settled into our soil and still impacting children’s health across the country. Anxiety Lingers After the Hawaii False Missile Alert is Resolved (1:09:01) Guest: Nickolas Jones, Postdoctoral Researcher in the Department of Psychology at Princeton University For 38 terrifying minutes, Hawaii residents thought a missile was headed their way on January 18th last year. They were told it was not a drill, only to find out a half an hour later that it had all been a mistake. There was no missile threat. But a new study shows that the fear and anxiety lasted much longer than 38 minutes. Some people even refused to believe that there really wasn’t a threat, no matter what officials said. Better Representing Seniors in Media (1:25:18) Guest: Martha Boudreau, Executive Vice President & Chief Communications and Marketing Officer at AARP Think of the last time you saw a person older than 50 in an advertisement. Most likely it was for some sort of medication or they were sitting on a park bench alone. Or you may not be able remember a recent advertisement with a senior in it at all. New research from the AARP shows that older people in media are usually depicted as dependent, disconnected, or sick. And that just doesn’t line up with the facts.