Canadian Elections, Healthy Happy Meals, Education in Africa
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 163
- Oct 22, 2015 9:00 pm
- 1:44:33 mins
Canadian Elections (1:03) Guest: Earl Fry, PhD, Professor of Canadian Studies in the Department of Political Science at BYU After nearly a decade in office, the incumbent Conservative Party Prime Minister was ousted by a Liberal with a famous last name this week. The outcome was such a surprise and the young new Prime Minister so photogenic that the story’s even landed in a few newspapers this side of the border. Healthy Happy Meals (23:21) Guest: Marie Bragg, PhD, CLinical Psychologist and Assistant Professor in the Section on Health Choice, Policy, and Evaluation at New York University Anyone who’s ever taken a child to a fast food restaurant knows how important those darn toys are in the kids meals. Little else seems to matter. Apples or fries? Milk or soda? Just get me that toy, is the look in a child’s eye standing at the counter of a McDonalds or a Burger King or a Wendy’s. How might we put that obsession to work for the health of our kids? Officials in New York City are trying. They’re considering a measure to limit calories, fat and sodium in Happy Meals and the like. Sign Language Education in Africa (38:06) Guest: Joshua Josa, Program Analyst at USAID’s Office of Education A recent UNICEF report found the number of children not enrolled in school is rising globally, partly because of conflicts like the one in Syria. But also because—particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa—there aren’t enough schools to keep up with the growing population of children. One consequence is that children with disabilities end up with no education options at all. The UNICEF report says targeted interventions are important to help those kids, particularly. Antibiotics (52:08) Guest: Maryn McKenna, Investigative Journalist Brand new research out of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health provides the strongest evidence yet that antibiotics in early childhood can contribute to weight gain. Gospel Music Library (1:20:42) Guest: Robert Darden, Professor in the Department of Journalism, Public Relations and New Media in Baylor University’s College of Arts & Sciences A distinctly American musical legacy is quickly disappearing—gospel on vinyl. Baylor University’s Black Gospel Music Restoration Project has embarked on the world’s largest initiative to identify, acquire, digitize and catalogue the music, which will eventually find a permanent home in the Smithsonian’s new National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC.