Celebrity Voices, Trust Factor, Exoplanets

The Matt Townsend Show - Season 1, Episode 1132

  • Mar 8, 2017 5:00 pm
  • 2:22:22 mins

Celebrity Voices and the First Amendment (17:02) Shontavia Johnson a Professor of Law at Drake University Law School. Her academic specialties include Intellectual Property, Entrepreneurship, Property, and Entertainment Law. Over 32 million people watched the Oscars last month, showing the great influence celebrities have on society.  Although the award season for movies and music has come to an end, the political statements and speeches that were given at these awards will live on.   Should celebrities and other public figures be able to talk about politics?   Makena Bauss - Men and Women as Friends (42:15) Can men and women be friends? If you are married can you have a friend of the opposite sex? Should you? If you are single can you be just friends and not develop romantic feelings? Producer Makena Bauss with the info. Trust Factor: The Science of Creating High-Performance Companies (1:05:22) Dr. Paul Zak is the founding Director of the Center for Neuroeconomics Studies and Professor of Economics, Psychology, and Management at Claremont Graduate University. He has degrees in mathematics and economics from San Diego State University, a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Pennsylvania, and postdoctoral training in neuroimaging from Harvard His latest book, Trust Factor: The Science of Creating High-Performance Companies, uses neuroscience to measure and manage organizational cultures to inspire teamwork and accelerate business outcomes. Paul Zak discussed his book and how to build companies and teams based on trust. Liana Tan - Millennials (1:28:57) Millennials, a term that usually refers to people born between 1980 and 2000. This generation is sometimes thought of as obsessed with electronics, convinced they are "special" and full of "entitlement and narcissism." Producer Liana Tan is tired of the stereotypes and tries to find common ground with older generations by building on shared experiences. Exoplanets and the Research (1:51:44) Dr. Darrin Raggozine is an assistant professor at Brigham Young University. Before that, he was an assistant professor at the Florida Institute of Technology. He has been the Science Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator on multiple NASA grants. Principal Investigator of multiple Hubble Space Telescope proposals/grants. His research has been done in the areas of Planetary Science, Astrophysics, Exoplanets, and Astrostatistics.  Just when we thought we knew all there was to know about space, Astronomers found at least seven Earth-sized planets orbiting the same star 40 light-years away. The findings were also announced at a news conference at NASA Headquarters in Washington. So, what does this mean and what things should we know and understand about these “exoplanets?” Darrin Ragozzine helps us all understand this new discovery a little bit better.