Family & Lifestyle

Make Tech Last, Disabilities in Fashion, Talking Politics with Kids, Mini Book Club, Vote Early Day

The Lisa Show
  • Oct 22, 2020 12:00 pm
  • 1:45:34

Making Tech Last Longer (0:00:00) Technology is great. But just like anything else, it also has the tendency to break... eventually. And unfortunately, many of us don’t know how to fix our devices or know how to keep them from breaking so soon. We just run them hard until they start functioning like they were made in the 80’s. Pretty soon, we're headed back to the store to get a new battery or a new screen or even a new phone. But if we don’t want to have to buy brand new technology every year, what can we do to keep our devices running longer? Today, we’re joined by Kyle Wiens, the CEO of technology repair company iFixit. He’s here with us to talk about how to extend the life of your beloved technology. Disabilities in the Fashion Industry (0:19:05) You know when you have the right outfit on and you feel invincible? For some people with disabilities, finding clothing that makes them feel good about themselves can be a difficult task. Inclusivity in the fashion industry has gotten better, but that doesn’t mean there’s not more to do. Many people with disabilities have been breaking boundaries in the modelling and fashion industries. How can we help uplift their voices and be better allies, as able-bodied people? Here to tell us her thoughts on the subject is K. Shantel. Talking to Kids about Politics (0:52:46) Are you ready for the election? Because it’s just around the corner! Now, whatever your political leanings may be, I think we can all agree this election year has been particularly contentious. While it has left many adults fatigued and frustrated, it has attracted the attention of our kids who wonder what’s going on in our country these days. Many parents try to protect their kids from politics. But now might be the best time to teach them about this important aspect of government. So, how do you explain politics to your kids? Here to share her advice on the subject is Family Life educator Judy Myers-Walls. Mini Book Club: Books on Diversity (1:13:26) Rachel Wadham of BYU Radio’s Worlds Awaiting talks to Lisa and Richie about the best books that promote diversity. Vote Early Day (1:27:36) Something unique about this election year is the emphasis on voting early. In past elections, voting early was convenient, but this year it affects so much more. In fact, it is so important that MTV founded the first Vote Early Day—“a coalition of more than 2,300 organizations and businesses that joined together to spread the word about voting early and helping Americans make a plan to cast their ballots this election.” Here to tell us all about Vote Early Day and how we can participate is Maxwell Zorick, the Senior Director of Social Impact at ViacomCBS Entertainment.