NeuroMapper App Changes Brain Surgery

Top of Mind with Julie Rose

  • Nov 14, 2017
  • 17:08

Guest: David S. Sabsevitz, PhD, ABPP, Clinical Neuropsychologist, Associate Professor of Neurology, Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin Some types of brain surgery require the patient to be conscious during part of the procedure, so the surgeons can quiz the patient and make sure they’re not cutting into healthy parts of the brain that control speech or cognition. Neurology professor David Sabsevitz from Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin has created an app with a team of students at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee to make a surgeon’s interaction with the patient on the operating table more precise and effective.

Sexual Harassment at Work

17:22 MINS

Guest: Elaine Herskowitz, JD, principal of EEO Training & Consulting Services, former senior staff attorney at the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission The flood of troubling stories of men in business, entertainment, politics and the media harassing or assaulting women – and in some cases men and children – has many of us thinking about why such behavior persists. Many of the #MeToo stories involve men in positions of power forcing themselves on subordinates. Others involve what might be considered subtler harassment that has led female employees to feel uncomfortable or unvalued. This is despite the fact that most companies today have policies prohibiting sexual harassment and often mandatory harassment training for employees.

Guest: Elaine Herskowitz, JD, principal of EEO Training & Consulting Services, former senior staff attorney at the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission The flood of troubling stories of men in business, entertainment, politics and the media harassing or assaulting women – and in some cases men and children – has many of us thinking about why such behavior persists. Many of the #MeToo stories involve men in positions of power forcing themselves on subordinates. Others involve what might be considered subtler harassment that has led female employees to feel uncomfortable or unvalued. This is despite the fact that most companies today have policies prohibiting sexual harassment and often mandatory harassment training for employees.

Should We Memorialize Violence?

20:31 MINS

Guest: Kenneth Foote, PhD, Professor of Historical Geography, University of Connecticut, Author, “Shadowed Ground: America’s Landscapes of Violence and Tragedy” The sanctuary of the church in Sutherland Springs, Texas has been painted white and turned into a memorial to the 26 victims of the shooting that took place. White chairs and red roses have been placed in each spot where a victim fell. The pastor has said he may ultimately demolish the building.  In the aftermath of a tragedy, there is always a tension between remembering and forgetting. University of Connecticut historical geographer Ken Foote studies the way communities memorialize traumatic events. He says they can be an important part of the grieving and healing. They can also help us ask tough questions about what caused the violence – but Foote says we don’t often use memorials in that way, and it’s a missed opportunity.

Guest: Kenneth Foote, PhD, Professor of Historical Geography, University of Connecticut, Author, “Shadowed Ground: America’s Landscapes of Violence and Tragedy” The sanctuary of the church in Sutherland Springs, Texas has been painted white and turned into a memorial to the 26 victims of the shooting that took place. White chairs and red roses have been placed in each spot where a victim fell. The pastor has said he may ultimately demolish the building.  In the aftermath of a tragedy, there is always a tension between remembering and forgetting. University of Connecticut historical geographer Ken Foote studies the way communities memorialize traumatic events. He says they can be an important part of the grieving and healing. They can also help us ask tough questions about what caused the violence – but Foote says we don’t often use memorials in that way, and it’s a missed opportunity.