What Everyone Should Know, Closing the Cultural Gap, Anxiety in Social Situations, Informed Voting, Being a Good Friend, Palindrome DaysThe Lisa Show
- Sep 10, 2019
What Everyone Should Know (0:00:00) We hit the streets to find out what people think are the things that everyone should know. Lisa and Richie talk through the things that they believe to be the most important for everyone to know as well. Closing the Cultural Gap (0:14:51) The United States of America has been described as a cultural melting pot. In most communities around the nation you can find people whose families are from all corners of the world. But are the many cultures found here actually “melting” together? Or are we too different from each other? Seconde Nimenya, author of “A Long Way to School,” experienced this melting pot first-hand when she moved from Africa to North America. She joins us to help us understand what the “cultural gap” in America is and how we can bridge it, Anxiety in Social Situations (0:33:20) You’re caught in the over-crowded grocery store and can feel a panic attack surfacing. What do you do? Over 40 million adults in the United States are affected by anxiety, but how many of us know how to handle it in social situations? Dr. Kristin Bianchi from the Center for Anxiety & Behavioral Change is here to teach us exactly what to do when we are caught feeling unexpectedly anxious. Informed Voting (0:50:37) Can you remember the first time you ever voted? That first time—and any time—is exciting, but it can also be a little scary and overwhelming at the same time. And with so many outlets for information about candidates these days, choosing who to vote for can be daunting. But it’s still important to vote—everyone who can, should! So what can we do to make sure that we’re placing our votes for people that we agree with and feel good about? No matter your political stance, Walker McKusick, national director of Vote Smart is with us to give us some tips. Strengthening Friendships (1:05:03) Do you have that friend that remembers your birthday every year, sends you encouraging texts,and is always there when you need them? We all want those friends, but in order to have those kinds of friends, we need to be that kind of friend. So, how can we be better and more encouraging to those around us? Shelley Meche'tte is a certified life purpose coach, dedicated to providing people with a successful purpose plan and personalized life strategies. We talk to her about a purpose plan we can make to become that friend everyone needs. Palindrome Days (1:24:51) Did you know that today marks the start of 10 Palindrome days in a row? Palindromes are words, phrases or sequences that can be read the same forwards and backwards. Depending on which format you use, palindromic dates can be rare! Professor Aziz Inan, an engineering professor from the University of Portland and an expert on palindromes, is with us today. He gives us the inside scoop on what makes these next 9 days once in a lifetime. Show More...