Stand-Off over Marijuana, Teens Helping Strangers, Burglar Personality Types
Top of Mind with Julie Rose
- Jan 11, 2018
- 1:42:59 mins
Trump Administration Takes Aim at Marijuana in States Where It's Legal Guest: Daniel McConkie, JD, Assistant Professor of Law, Northern Illinois University Voters in eight states and the District of Columbia have legalized recreational marijuana use – most recently California, where the law took effect just last week. More than a dozen other states allow marijuana use for medical purposes in a fairly broad fashion. The problem is that federal law still says it’s illegal to grow, sell or use marijuana. And last week, US Attorney General Jeff Sessions gave federal prosecutors a green light to go after marijuana businesses in states that have legalized its use. This is a shift from the Obama Administration, which had federal prosecutors generally defer to state marijuana laws. Teens Who Help Strangers Have Higher Self-Esteem Guest: Laura Padilla-Walker, PhD, Professor, Family Life, Brigham Young University Here’s an ironic research finding – having higher self-esteem and being more selfless appear to be linked in teenagers. So for a young person to feel better about him or herself, they should do something for someone else. what3words: Your Unique Global Address Guest: Chris Sheldrick, Co-Founder, CEO, what3words GPS navigation has changed the way we find our destinations. Who even gives directions anymore? But what if you’re trying to find a house in a brand-new neighborhood that Google hasn’t mapped yet? Or what about those times when you’re in a huge crowd, trying to tell your friend where to find you? “I’m left of the speakers, about two-thirds back from the stage. I’m wearing a red shirt.” Or what if – and this is a lot more serious – what if, like billions of people in the developing world, you have no address. How do emergency services or deliveries find you? Without a precise address, you’re in some ways . . . invisible. Chris Sheldrick wants to give an address – a specific label - to every single location on Earth. A Story from the Late Thomas S. Monson Guest: Sam Payne, Host, The Apple Seed, BYUradio A story by the late Mormon prophet, Thomas S. Monson. Pioneering 18th Century British Women Guest: Jane Hinckley, Professor of Comparative Arts and Letters, Brigham Young University In the century that witnessed the American and French Revolutions, social revolutions also rocked England and led to dramatic changes for women. In the 1700s, women could more freely write, publish and participate in the public sphere than they ever could before. The women like Mary Wollestencraft and Frances Burney who seized these opportunities laid a foundation for their literary daughters—Jane Austen, the Brontes, Mary Shelley—whose fame would overshadow that of the women who came before them. Personality Profiling for Burglars Guest: Bryanna Fox, Former FBI Agent, Assistant Professor, Criminology, University of South Florida Every week, the agents on the popular TV show "Criminal Minds" on CBS develop profiles to try and help them catch a serial killer. The same concept works for catching serial burglars, too. Former FBI agent and criminology professor Bryanna Fox has identified four personality profiles of burglars. And once she trains police to recognize them, their arrest rate improves--a lot.