Transracial Adoption, Smart Health Care, Mass Shootings
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 1012
- Feb 21, 2019 11:00 pm
- 1:41:07 mins
Raising a Black Child in a White World Guest: Loki Mulholland, Documentary Filmmaker, “Black, White & Us”; Allison Schlichter, Parent and Co-Founder of the Children’s Equity League Your kids learned a lot about who they are and where they fit in society by watching and imitating you. But what if a child is so fundamentally different from his parents that he can’t learn to navigate the world by following their footsteps? That’s the bind transracial family faces. Up to a quarter of adoptions in the US every year are “transracial” –and most of those are white couples adopting a black child. In the new documentary, “Black, White & Us” several such couples talk candidly about how unprepared they were for the challenge. Why Don’t We Tackle Mass Shootings Like We Tackle Terrorism? (Originally aired February 27, 2018) Guest: Ari N. Schulman, Editor of the New Atlantis: A Journal of Technology and Society Last week, a man in Aurora, Illinois lethally shot five of his coworkers, and wounded 5 police officers that responded. The pace of mass shooting events is rising rapidly in the US. But what if there was a different way to think of shootings? What if we’re so busy blaming guns, or mental health, or lack of security in schools that we’re failing to see these mass shootings for what they actually are? And, that’s why they keep happening? Smart Medical Devices are Revolutionizing Healthcare (Originally aired November 13, 2018) Guest: Leslie Saxon, MD, Professor of Clinical Medicine, University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine, Director of USC Center for Body Computing Imagine if there was a prescription pill that could measure exactly when you took it and send that information to your smart phone to remind you when to take the next dose. Or maybe even alert your doctor if you’re not taking the medicine right and your health is at risk. The FDA has already approved a smart pill like this, developed through the work of the University of Southern California’s Center for Body Computing. This is Your Brain on Audiobooks (Originally aired October 23, 2018) Guest: Daniel Willingham, Professor of Psychology, University of Virginia Listening is in right now –whether it’s podcasts or the latest New York Times bestseller. The fastest growing segment of the publishing industry is audiobooks. And given how busy society has become, that makes perfect sense. You can listen while you do all the other stuff on your schedule. But how well do we actually catch and retain what we’re hearing as opposed to reading it in print?