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New Travel Ban, Breakfast Feast, Kaleidoscope, Jeopardy!

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Sep 25, 2017 11:00 pm
  • 1:37:21

New Travel Ban and New Problems with North Korea Guest: Ryan Vogel, JD, PhD, Professor of International Law, Director of the Center for National Security Studies, Utah Valley University Last night, President Trump’s original travel ban on visitors from six Muslim-majority countries expired and he replaced it with a new ban that adds Chad, North Korea and Venezuela to the list. North Korea’s top diplomat, meanwhile, says his country now considers itself at war with the US and he blames President Trump for declaring it so on Twitter. Breakfast Feast Guest: Hana Kahleova, MD, Director of Clinical Research, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine The old adage that “breakfast is the most important meal of the day” continues to get support from nutritional research that finds it’s even helpful for weight loss. But that doesn't mean you can eat a big breakfast, then eat a decent lunch and a good-sized dinner. But that’s not the point at all, according to new research. What Ever Happened to Home Ec Class? Guest: Natalie Hancock, President, Utah Association of Family and Consumer Sciences and Director, Family and Consumer Sciences Education, Brigham Young University Students in middle school and high school today are expected to study reading, writing and arithmetic, just like they always have, but on top of the core basics, they’re also encouraged to study computer coding and foreign language at earlier and earlier ages. Electives like art, music and home economics (now called family sciences) can get squeezed out. And when budgets need to be cut, it’s ironically classes like family sciences  that teach students about personal finance, as well as cooking and sewing, that can be first on the chopping block. There's a lot to lose, though, by cutting family and consumer sciences. Giant Kaleidoscope Exhibit Guest: Aundrea Frahm, Contemporary Artist, “We Revolve Ceaseless” "We Revolve Ceaseless" recently opened at the Museum of Art here at BYU. It is a massive rotating triangular kaleidoscope with large mirrors on the three outer sides that reflect images of the day/night cycle onto the walls of the exhibit room. Viewers can put their heads into the kaleidoscope to see images of the seasons that rotate just like those fractured images in a toy kaleidoscope. We get viewers' reactions to the installation and speak with the artist herself about what it was like engineering art on such a large scale. The mirror dress that Ms. Frahm wore on opening night. Lego Ningago Guest: Rod Gustafson, Parent Previews Behind the Scenes of “Jeopardy!” Guest: Brandon Randall, Jeopardy! Winner and Brigham Young University student Have you ever found yourself slamming an imaginary buzzer on the arm of your couch while watching Jeopardy! at home, while thinking to yourself – “Man, I could clean up on this game!"? This story is just for you. Brandon Randall, a BYU student majoring in English, made it onto Jeopardy! over the summer and walked away with $43,000 in winnings.