RBG's Legacy, Fire Management, Prop Master
Top of Mind with Julie Rose
- Sep 23, 2020 8:00 pm
- 1:44:33 mins
From Consensus Builder to Famous Dissenter, a Look at RBG’s Legacy (0:31) Guest: Kimberly Robinson, Supreme Court Reporter, Bloomberg Law The late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is lying in repose at the Supreme Court. On Friday, she will be the first woman in history to lie in state at the US Capitol. During the final years of her life, Justice Ginsburg became a pop culture icon, a liberal justice famous for her powerful dissents. How did Justice Ginsburg become the “Notorious RBG” of her final years? The Ranger of the Lost National Park Posters (17:37) Guest: Doug Leen, "Ranger of the Lost Art", Founder of Ranger Doug Enterprises You know those vintage National Park posters you find at park visitor centers? They’ve got old-timey block print and drawings of iconic vistas in retro color combinations. These posters date back to the 1930s and if you’ve got one hanging on a wall, it’s probably thanks to Doug Leen. Historic Housing Practices Have a Warming Effect on Modern Neighborhoods (34:33) Guest: Jeremy Hoffman, Chief Scientist at the Science Museum of Virginia, Affiliate Faculty in Environmental Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University More than floods, fires, hurricanes or earthquakes, extreme heat is the weather disaster that’s caused the most deaths in the US in the last few decades. Within cities, heat can vary by several degrees. The hottest areas also often match up to areas that were once targeted by racially-discriminatory housing policies. The Secret Life of Movie Props (52:51) Guest: Scott Reeder, Prop Master for Film and Television There’s a guy on TikTok who’s got all these viral videos of him smashing stuff on his head, like a beer bottle. But the catch is that Scott Reeder makes props for movies. And all the stuff he’s smashing on his head only looks real. You’ll start seeing movies and TV shows differently, once you’ve seen Scott Reeder’s behind-the-scenes TikTok videos. A Century of Putting Out Fires Helped Create Today’s Wildfire Problem in America (1:13:12) Guest: Tom Harbour, Former Fire Chief at the US Forest Service, Owner of Wildfire Consulting Firm HarbourFire When it comes to wildfires in America, what we’re doing is not working. Federal agencies responsible for fighting fire–like the US Forest Service–have known that for decades, but changing course requires turning away from the ideas about fire that the Forest Service was basically founded on. Can Technology Solve India’s Toilet Problem? (1:29:38) Guest: Ben Fox Rubin, Senior Reporter, CNET News In India, having access to a toilet is not a given: one in four Indians lack regular access to a toilet. As a result, public defecation is a major public health concern for the government of India–and for a host of nonprofits and startups trying to come up with solutions.