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Executive v. Legislative, End to Recycling, Schizophrenia

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • May 14, 2019 10:00 pm
  • 1:40:46

Congress and White House in Stand-Off Over Investigations Guest: Chris Karpowitz, Professor of Political Science, Co-Director of the Center for the Study of Elections and Democracy, BYU; Grant Madsen, Professor of History, BYU Democrats who control the House of Representatives want to see the full, unredacted Mueller Report and documents that support the report’s conclusions. They’re threatening to hold US Attorney General William Barr in contempt if he fails to provide it. The Trump Administration is also resisting Congressional subpoenas for President Trump’s tax returns and other documents related to his businesses. Democrats in Congress say the White House is stonewalling their duty to conduct oversight of the administration. President Trump says it’s “presidential harassment” and an effort to distract from the good work he’s doing for the economy. The End of Recycling Guest: David Biderman CEO and Executive Director of SWANA (Solid Waste Association of North America) Now that recycling is ubiquitous and practically second nature for Americans, the system is falling apart. Cities used to be able to sell the paper, plastic and aluminum from our recycle bins and even turn a profit, occasionally. But now they’re more likely to have to pay someone to take it off their hands –which explains why many cities are resorting to just dumping recyclables in the landfill or burning them for electricity. When Cecilia Mcgough Was Diagnosed with Schizophrenia, She Sought to Help Others and Change the Perception of the Mental Illness Guest: Cecilia McGough, CEO and Founder of Students with Schizophrenia The first indication of schizophrenia often appears in young adulthood. That’s also when many are experiencing the stresses of college life. The combination can be lethal. It nearly was for Cecilia McGough who attempted suicide her freshman year in college. She was finally able to get a diagnosis and treatment for her schizophrenia. And then she turned to helping other young people overcome the stigma.  Charity Empowers Foster Youth by Teaching Filmmaking Skills Guest: Martin Johnson, Program Director at Kids in the Spotlight More than 440,000 children are currently in the US foster care system–and that number keeps going up every year. Foster kids have no stability, and are less likely to go to college, but a California non-profit program called Kids in the Spotlight hopes to build their confidence and success by teaching them filmmaking. Whistling Is More Than You Think Guest: Carole Anne Kaufmann –The Whistling Diva, Two-Time World Champion Musical Whistler Some people are into rock music. Others dig jazz. Some like classical. And other people whistle. Throughout the 20th century whistling was the skill to have -it was used in all sorts of music and there was even a school founded in San Francisco called the "Agnes Woodward School of Whistling." The art has since died away, but whistling activists have worked to keep it alive. Worlds Awaiting: Thick and Thin Conversations  Guest: Rachel Wadham, Education and Juvenile Literature Librarian at the BYU Library, Host of Worlds Awaiting