Family & Lifestyle
Clean Energy Economy, Value of Exercise, Screen CleaningThe Matt Townsend Show
- Aug 17, 2018 1:00 pm
Clean Energy Economy (16:41) Heidi Garrett-Peltier, Ph.D., is an Assistant Research Professor in the Political Economy Research Institute at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Her main area of research is the employment impacts of the transition to a low-carbon economy. Some politicians say that clean energy will generate jobs. Dr. Heidi Garrett-Peltier explains why this may or may not be true. Value of Exercise (1:01:23) Dr. Carson Smith is from the University of Maryland school of Public Health and is focused on understanding how exercise and physical activity affect human brain function and mental health. It is estimated that 5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s, and as the baby boomers continue to age that number is expected to rise. Currently the disease has no cure. Dr. Smith shares his research. Screen Cleaning (1:33:56) Jeff Simpson talks about movies and TV, helping you find family-friendly options. It's still hot outside, but school will be starting soon and the summer blockbuster season is over. Today Jeff and Cole give a Summer Movie Recap, talking about films that made them laugh, made them cry, and all-in-all made a lot of money.