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Everyday Rockstar, Chrononutrition, Officer Clemmons, Science Fiction, The Power of Music, Black Women in Sports, New Beginnings

The Lisa Show
  • Jul 8, 2020 10:00 am
  • 1:45:36

Everyday Rockstar (0:00:00) Lisa and Richie talk with this week’s Everyday Rockstar. You can send your nominations to Chrononutrition (0:06:45) Did you know that the timing of your meals may be more important than you think? A new health trend is on the rise called chrononutrition, a regiment that focuses on your body’s natural sleep schedule and eating when your hunger and internal rhythm line up just right. So what exactly do our internal clocks have to do with our diet? Joining us on the show today is Dr. Greg Potter, a doctor who focuses on chronobiology, here with us to discuss how when we eat may be just as important as what you eat. Officer Clemmons (0:19:33) Won’tyou be my neighbor? For many of us, those words bring to mind the image of Fred Rogers in a sweater and sneakers broadcasting messages of kindness, acceptance, and empathy as part of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. And those messages are just as important today. But Mister Rogers’ was also involved in a larger conversation about race. He challenged ideas of segregation, injustice, and inequality like, for example, in the famous pool scene where he washed his feet with Officer Clemmons, played by Francois Clemmons... the first African American actor to have a recurring role on a children’s television program. Francois’ book “Officer Clemmons: A Memoir” was recently released, and he joins us today to discuss his book, Mister Rogers, and his role as Officer Clemmons. Science Fiction: Dream or Prophecy (0:38:00) Science fiction books and movies are some of the most popular pieces of entertainment out there: consider Star Wars, Star Trek, and the Avengers just to name a few. They inspire us to dream about what our futuristic world might look like. Could we one day fly around the universe as part of our daily commute or use light sabers to fight off bad guys? Thinking about the technology that might someday exist is exciting! But even more exciting is seeing those gadgets from science fiction become reality like bionic hands for amputees or electric cars. But who is inspiring who? Do science fiction writers shape the future of technological advancement, or are they just good at predicting the future? To help us discuss this we’ve invited Charlie Jane Anders onto the show, a science fiction author, speaker, and journalist. The Power of Music (0:52:47) We all have our favorite comfort songs, songs that we like to listen to when we’re down. Maybe you like to listen to sad music so you feel validated in your feelings. Maybe you need an angry, heavy metal song you can scream along to. Or maybe you enjoy happy songs that pull you out of the gutter.  Whatever you choose to listen to for comfort—you can’t deny that music seems to have almost a magic power to help us feel better. Why is that? Here to talk with us all about how music can heal us and improve our mood is music therapist Brian Jantz. Onyx: Celebrating Black Women in Sports (1:15:51) The amazing black female athletes among us aren’t celebrated as often as they should be. These inspiring women tend to be overlooked. We’ve heard of Venus and Serena Williams as well as Simone Biles, but what about the many other women of color breaking records and doing great things on the court, the beam, or the field? One media company called GoodSport is working to change that. They’re highlighting the stories of black athletes on their latest program that comes out mid-July called Onyx: Celebrating Black Women in Sports. The host of the show, Monica McNutt, joins us today to discuss its mission and some of the stories. She’s the former captain of Georgetown University’s basketball team and a sports reporter. How Dark Times can Spark New Beginnings (1:28:16) We all face moments in our lives when we have to decide how we’re going to let a situation mold us. Will we let our trial by fire moments make us stronger and more refined or will we allow them to make us bitter and hopeless? Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent.” Likewise, I think nothing and no one in this life can make us give up or feel hopeless without our permission. So how do we push through dark times or even tragedies? Today, we’re speaking with author Brian P. Walsh about his experience as a young firefighter who experienced extreme trauma after getting caught in a burning building. He joins us to discuss how adversity can spark new beginnings.