Public Option, Power of Likability, Less TV This Summer
The Matt Townsend Show - Season 6, Episode 151
- Jun 27, 2017 4:00 pm
- 2:23:13 mins
Public Option (14:52) Jacob S. Hacker the “father of the public option” and a professor of Political Science at Yale University. He is the co-author of American Amnesia: How the War on Government Led Us to Forget What Made America Prosper. Secretary Tom Price of the US Health and Human Services is currently traveling the country as he tries to meet with business leaders and citizens to ensure them that they will not lose their health coverage. This listening tour coincides with the Republicans quick push to fix Obamacare. While politicians drag this process out, we need to ask an important question: Is there a simpler way to fix Obamacare? Jacob Hacker explains what The Public Option is an how it can bring some solutions for our national health care problems. Popular: The Power of Likability (1:06:52) Mitch Prinstein, Ph.D. is a husband, a father, board certified in clinical child and adolescent psychology, and serves as the John Van Seters Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, and the Director of Clinical Psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Popularity is a word that can bring to life memories of our teenage years. Mostly it involves feelings of insecurity, stress, and the desire to be liked, whether you were popular or not. Thankfully we can say that those years are behind and thank goodness we don’t have to deal with that anymore. Social psychologists would argue that it isn’t true. In his new book “Popular: The Power of Likability in a Status-Obsessed World” Dr. Mitch Prinstein addresses some of the misconceptions we have about “popularity”. More Play, Less TV This Summer (1:51:22) 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. Julie has written two books about parenting including Keep it Real and Grab a Plunger. Julie shares some tips on how to play more and watch less TV this summer.