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World Events, Fashion in National Archives, Tricycle Accident

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Oct 13, 2015 9:00 pm
  • 1:44:03

Three World Events That Matter (1:05) Guest: Quinn Mecham, Ph.D., Professor of Political Science at BYU  Over the weekend, suicide bombers killed about 100 people at a peace rally in Turkey’s capital Ankara. It’s the worst terror attack in Turkey’s modern history and the subsequent finger-pointing has exposed deep rifts in the nation’s politics. We’re discussing developments of the war in Syria, three potential peace deals, and the Nobel peace prize for Tunisia.  MRSA Research (22:52) Guests: Jacob Hatch, BYU Microbiology Student; Bradford Berges, Ph.D., Molecular Biology Professor at BYU  New York Giants tight-end Daniel Fells is currently in a hospital intensive care unit fighting a bacteria infection so severe, it may require the amputation of his foot and end his football career. MRSA, or Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus, is bacteria resistant to most antibiotics that treat staph infections. That’s why it’s so dangerous. It’s also a growing threat to patients with open wounds or weakened immune systems in hospitals and nursing homes. While researchers work to find new antibiotics that will fight MRSA, others are turning to alternative ways of tackling the bacteria.  The Apple Seed (42:13) Guest: Sam Payne, Host of BYURadio’s The Apple Seed  Sam Payne joins us in studio and captivates us with a new story.  Fashion in the National Archives (52:17) Guest: Kathy Woodrell, Decorative Arts Specialist in the Humanities and Social Sciences Division at the Library of Congress  Looking backward is the essence of an impressive collection of photos, magazines and other artifacts housed at the Library of Congress. Yes, apparently fashion is as important to archive as everything else in this country.  Early Intervention in the Classroom (1:07:21) Guests: Christian Sabey, Ph.D., and Cade Charlton, Ph.D., Instructors in the Department of Counseling Psychology and Special Education at BYU  In the beloved comic strip Calvin and Hobbes, there is always a dark cloud looming over recess: the bully, Moe, who steals Calvin's lunch money and his favorite toys and threatens general mayhem. Moe's behavior goes generally unchecked, and, as in so many other situations, the grown-ups in Calvin's world appear not to get what's going on.  What should be done about bullying, disrespect and other anti-social behaviors in the elementary school?  Tricycle Accidents and the ER (1:30:03) Guest: Hany Atallah, M.D., Chief of Emergency Medicine in the Grady Health System and Associate Professor at Emory University School of Medicine  Tricycles send upwards of 5,000 toddlers to the ER each year. They cause head injuries and damage to the bladder. Elbows are the most common fracture seen among these young patients. With three wheels, a tricycle is more stable than a bicycle and it’s supposed to be a lot safer for kids in the 1 to 3-year range. But a study of childhood injuries recently published in the journal “Pediatrics” paints a different picture.