Why Trump’s Trade War is Hurting US Farmers, Surfers and Citizen Scientists, Eliminating Left Turns

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Aug 2, 2018
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Why Trump’s Trade War is Hurting US Farmers   Guest: Daniel Sumner, PhD, Frank H. Buck Jr. Distinguished Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California, Davis Yesterday, the Trump Administration proposed an even higher tariff than it had previously threatened on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods coming into the United States. Though Trump made a trade-war truce this week with the EU, escalation continues with China—and American farmers are feeling the effects of the retaliatory tariffs. Hang Ten For Oceanography  Guest: Phil Bresnahan, PhD, Senior Development Engineer, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego, Lead Engineer of the Smartfin Project. The ocean is a vital part of the health of our planet: holding oxygen and regulating temperature are just two of its many jobs. But its vital signs can be really hard to measure. That’s why oceanographers at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC-San Diego have enlisted surfers to take the pulse of the ocean, with a special surfboard fin embedded with sensors.  Left Turn Lanes Are Too Dangerous Guest: Grant Schultz, PhD, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Brigham Young University When you’re on a busy road and need to turn left into a business, that middle turn lane with the dotted yellow lines is a blessing. You can pull out of your own lane and safely pause to wait for a window to dart across oncoming traffic. But miscalculate and things can turn deadly in a flash. Left turns are a major cause of fatal traffic crashes, which is why engineers at BYU say the busiest roads should have concrete medians that keep people from turning left.  Remembering MLK’s Legacy (Originally Aired: 4/5/2018) Guest: David Garrow, Pulitzer-prize Winning Author of “Bearing the Cross” This year marked the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. What can we remember and learn from his life? Tick and Mosquito-Borne Illness on the Rise in US (Originally Aired: 5/7/2018) Guest: Sankar Swaminathan, M.D., Don Merrill Rees Presidential Endowed Chair, Professor of Medicine and Chief of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, University of Utah School of Medicine Last spring, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a report showing cases of tick and mosquito-borne illness like Lyme Disease, West Nile Virus and dengue fever had tripled in the US over the last decade. What does that mean for us? Jumping Along With The Trampoline Park Craze (Originally Aired: 5/14/2018) Guest: Case Lawrence, Founder and CEO, CircusTrix You may have seen one of these warehouses filled with trampolines and foam pits and swinging ropes—some even have Ninja Warrior-type obstacle courses and trapeze swings. The jump craze is serious business in the US right now and the largest trampoline park company in the world happens to be headquartered here in Provo. Show More...