UFOs and Trump's National Security Strategy, Bail Project, Couch Surgeon
Top of Mind with Julie Rose
- Dec 20, 2017
- 1:41:46 mins
Pentagon’s UFO Program and Trump’s National Security Strategy Guest: Eric Jensen, JD, Associate Professor of Law, Brigham Young University President Trump has unveiled his national security strategy – something all Presidents are required to do. Also a front page story in the New York Times over the weekend revealed the existence of something called the “Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program," which is on the lookout for aliens and UFOs. The Bail Project Guest: Ezra Ritchin, National Director of Operations, The Bail Project In America, you’re innocent until proven guilty. But there are hundreds of thousands of people – not yet proven guilty - who spent last night in jails across the country. They just couldn’t afford the bail set by a judge to avoid jail time, so they must wait behind bars – often for months, if not years – for their case to be resolved. As the months drag on, a large percentage of them will plead guilty – even if they’re innocent – just so they can go home. A national effort called The Bail Project is getting underway to prevent people from being forced to plead guilty because they can’t cover a bail of $2,000 or less. The Downside of "Clean" Food Guest: Ruth MacDonald, PhD, Professor of Food Science and Human Nutrition and Interim Senior Associate Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Iowa State University Healthy food bloggers and authors like Michael Pollan encourage us to steer clear of food that contains ingredients we can’t pronounce. Aim for "clean and simple foods" is the mantra. So, something that contains glutamic acid, histidine, methionine, phytosterols and 2-hydroxy-3-methylethl would be a definite no-go right? Except the food I’m describing is a banana. And not even a genetically modified one. Iowa State University food science and human nutrition expert Ruth MacDonald says it’s not just short-sighted, it’s dangerous, to get too carried away with the whole “no chemicals, no preservatives” thing. Program 60 Brings Senior Citizens Back to School Guests: Mark Bainbridge, participant; Lauren Evans, Program 60 Coordinator, The Ohio State University The thought has maybe occurred to you to go back to college, just to learn more about some of the topics you’re fascinated by. But the idea of doing all those assignments and taking all those tests probably has you second guessing yourself. Well, The Ohio State University has a genius solution targeted at retirees with the same inclination as you. Ohio residents over the age of 60 can attend university classes free of charge. The classes don’t count towards a degree, but the program participants also aren’t required to do any of the assignments. And it turns out to be a win for the seniors who enroll and the traditional college students taking the courses, too. The Couch Surgeon Guest: Sal Giangrande, Founder and Owner, New York Couch Doctor The last time you bought a couch, was there a moment when you almost couldn’t get it through the door or around the hairpin turn in the stairwell? Did you worry about how to get it into the room where you want it? That’s how people end up needing the services of Sal Giangrande – the New York Couch Doctor. He and his team dissect and reassemble hundreds of couches and other unwieldy pieces of furniture every year for New Yorkers who find themselves in a literal pinch. Learn more about his company here. How Not to Die Cookbook Guest: Michael Greger, MD, Author, “The How Not to Die Cookbook” This is the season when our best intentions to cut down on fat and sugar go out the window. But, there might be a few sneaky ways to work healthier fare into Christmas brunch or the New Year’s party spread. Michael Greger is a physician and author of the book “How Not to Die,” which advocates a plant-based diet. He’s now got a companion cookbook, so we thought it’d be the perfect time to ask for some tips on working a few healthy options into our holiday food.