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Brexit, Deadly Flu, Divorce and Degrees, Myers-Briggs

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Oct 9, 2018 11:00 pm
  • 1:42:12

Why No Deal is Better than a Bad Brexit Deal Guest: Nathan Gill, Member, European Parliament, Wales, UKIP The divorce date is six months away and the terms of the separation are still not clear. The next several weeks are crucial if Britain and the European Union are going to be able to come up with a plan that their parliaments can agree to and set in motion by the end of March. There are still major hang ups over trade and borders. And there are still very outspoken supporters of Brexit who have begun using the mantra “Leave Means Leave.” They want a clean, swift exit. Walking away with no deal – and the chaos that could bring to the UK – is better than a bad deal, they say. Getting Ready for Flu Season Guest: Dr. Tara Vijayan, MD, Infectious Disease, Physician and Assistant Professor, Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA It’s time to get the flu shot. And if you’re doubting whether or not you need it, consider that last year, the flu killed 80,000 Americans. That’s the highest death toll for influenza in the US in 40 years. Will this year’s flu be just as bad? Children with divorced parents less likely to receive bachelor’s degrees Guest: Susan Stewart, Professor, Sociology, Iowa State University Divorce can affect kids in lots of ways. One particularly lasting consequence may be the level of education a child ultimately achieves. Researchers at Iowa State University found that when you compare children of divorced parents to children of parents who stay married, the kids of divorce are half as likely to end up getting a bachelor’s degree or higher. Yourself In 4 Letters: The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Guest: Merve Emre, PhD, MPhil, Associate Professor of English, Oxford University, Fellow, Worcester College, Author, “The Personality Brokers” The most famous personality test in the world – the one that inspired all those crazy quizzes we take on social media – has a really surprising backstory. It was not developed by psychologists. The creators of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator were a mother-daughter team with no formal scientific training of any sort. But somehow their multiple choice test for sorting people into categories with four-letter codes like INTP or ESFJ has become the tool for companies, colleges, counselors - and even government agencies. The Myers-Briggs test has become a huge moneymaker – despite loads of criticism from the scientific community that it’s not really an accurate gauge of personality. Rising cost of insulin proving devastating for millions with diabetes Guest: Irl Hirsch, MD, Professor, Metabolism, Endocrinology, and Nutrition, University of Washington Insulin is a life or death matter for millions Americans with diabetes. In recent years, the price of insulin at the pharmacy has risen so steeply that as many as one in four patients have started rationing their supply, based on a survey of several hundred patients at Yale’s Diabetes Center. Taking less insulin than the body needs – or skipping injections on occasion - can lead to serious health consequences, and even death in a patient with diabetes. Why has the cost of insulin risen so steeply? Your Kid is Mad About Fortnite and Finsta. Here’s What You Need to Know Guest: Clint Bishop, director of marketing, BYU Broadcasting Let's get online and see what the kids are up to. There’s a lot parents not be aware of – or quite up to speed about – when it comes to what the tweens and teens are excited about in the digital world.