Homeownership Politics, Proof of Heaven, Pushy Parent

The Matt Townsend Show - Season 1, Episode 869

  • May 3, 2016 4:00 pm
  • 2:25:09 mins

No Place Like Home: Wealth, Community and the Politics of Homeownership (15:48) Dr. Brian McCabe is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Georgetown University. Teaches courses on urban studies, neighborhood inequalities and quantitative methods for social research. For decades, owning a home has been a major status symbol, and for most Americans, it is the most important and largest financial investment of their lives. It also provides individuals and families with a sense of community. However, how have our nation’s various housing crises, changed the meaning of homeownership? And how has the need for perfectly crafted communities become a source of residential segregation? Dr. Brian McCabe, author of, No Place Like Home: Wealth, Community and the Politics of Homeownership. Dr. McCabe analyzes the challenges of homeownership as it continues to be the main drive for building wealth in the United States. Dr. McCabe shares his research involving the ideology of homeownership and community. Proof of Heaven (1:03:53) Dr. Eben Alexander, a renowned academic neurosurgeon. Do you believe in a life after death? Different religions paint different pictures of what it may look like, from heavenly angels to simply an abode of peace. Other religions don’t believe in a heaven that exists as a physical space. What would it look like to you? Our guest today is Dr. Eben Alexander, a renowned academic neurosurgeon who had a near-death experience and came back with a whole new perspective. Behind Every Great Kid is a Pushy Parent (1:52:03) Julie Nelson (the "Child Whisperer") has a master's degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development. She teaches classes such as Applied Parenting and Marriage and Relationship Skills at Utah Valley University. Dr. Matt and Julie talk about the benefits of being a pushy parent