Trump and Rhetoric, Relative Race, Medical Error Related Deaths
The Matt Townsend Show - Season 1, Episode 875
- May 10, 2016 4:00 pm
- 2:20:36 mins
Trump and Rhetoric (16:59) Dr. Jennifer Mercieca, who studies political communication and presidential rhetoric, explains why Trump seems to be able to say things that others can’t. Dr. Mercieca an associate professor of Communication at Texas A&M. Week after week it seems there’s another story about a controversial statement made by Presidential candidate, Donald Trump. The remaining republican candidate has lined the campaign trail with countless prejudice remarks leaving many feeling ostracized and fearful of a possible Trump presidency. Dr. Mercieca explains why is it that Trump “get’s away with saying things other candidates can’t." Coaches Corner - When To Speak (40:55) Dr. Matt Townsend on knowing when to speak and when not to speak. How “saying it how it is” can lead to a lack of trust. Some subjects need to be handled without name calling. Relative Race (1:10:24) Dan J Debenham is the host of BYUtv’s new show, Relative Race. He is also the Principal and Vice President, LENZ-works Productions. Do you know who your fourth cousin twice removed is? What if he or she showed up at your front door one day? Do you think you’d look alike? What kinds of stories could you share? This kind of experience is at the forefront of BYUtv’s new show, Relative Race. Medical Error Related Deaths (1:48:40) Dr. Ron Hager is an Associate Professor of Exercise Sciences in the College of Life Sciences at Brigham Young University. Medical errors are said to claim more than 251,000 lives every year in the US. That is 700 per day and 6.9% of total deaths annually. Martin Makary, lead author and professor of surgery at the Jonhs Hopkins University School of Medicine said the deaths from medical error stem from bad doctors to breakdowns in communication. In an interview with the Washington Post Makary said, “It boils down to people dying from the care that they receive rather than the disease for which they are seeking care.” Dr. Ron Hager on what this study means for your next hospital stay.