Impeachment, Soup and Malaria, Brown Skin Matters
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 1227
- Dec 19, 2019 11:00 pm
- 1:40:14 mins
The House Impeached President Trump, but It’s Up to the Senate to Remove Him from Office (0:42) Guest: Robert Adler, Distinguished Professor of Law and former Dean, University of Utah SJ Quinney College of Law; Michael Barber, Assistant Professor of Political Science, BYU President Donald Trump has been impeached by the US House of Representatives. While the vote was happening along party lines Wednesday night, the President was holding a campaign rally in Michigan where he said the Democrats: “Are declaring their deep hatred and disdain for the American voter. This lawless partisan impeachment is a political suicide march for the Democrat party. Have you seen my polls for the last four weeks?” So, what next? There’s Wisdom in Tradition: Some Soups Can Help Fight off Malaria (22:59) Guest: Jake Baum, Professor of Cell Biology and Infectious Diseases at the Imperial College London There’s that saying about feeding a fever and starving a cold. Or maybe it’s the other way around? For some reason lots of cultures have some sort of hot brothy soup that’s fed to sick people. It was mainly just for comfort, I thought. But what if there is something medicinal in that traditional chicken noodle or miso or matzo ball or pho? New Instagram Page Increasing Racial Representation for Medical Diagnoses (38:39) Guest: Ellen Weiss, Creator, “Brown Skin Matters” Instagram Account If your kid came to you with an unusual rash, you would probably google it first to see how serious it is before seeing a doctor. But if you’re a parent of a child of color, the search results may be disappointing. Most images online show skin conditions only on white patients. Problem is that skin conditions can look very different from one race to another, so parents and doctors may not to recognize a serious problem. Ellen Weiss is a mom who’s changing that –she started an Instagram account called Brown Skin Matters to that features skin conditions of all shades. Boxer, Pilot, Night Club Impresario, Soldier, Spy: The Incredible Life of Eugene Bullard (50:41) Guest: Phil Keith and Tom Clavin, Co-Authors of “All Blood Runs Red: The Legendary Life of Eugene Bullard –Boxer, Pilot, Soldier, Spy” He was the first African-American fighter pilot in history. He was also a boxer, a jazz drummer, and a Paris nightclub owner. He hung out with Josephine Baker, Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald. He fought in both world wars and spied for the French Resistance. One man did all of that –his name was Eugene Bullard. And while he was a national hero and a celebrity on the streets of France, he was a nobody in America. When he came back to the states after World War II, he ended up as an elevator operator at Rockefeller Square. Just a chatty, older African American with a slight French accent wearing a couple of military-looking medals on his jacket. That’s where a host for The Today Show discovered his story and Eugene Bullard finally got his fifteen minutes of fame in America on live TV. From start to finish, the life of Eugene Bullard seems like one long tall tale. How “The Wolf Whisperer” Trains Wolves for the Big Screen (1:25:40) Guest: Andrew Simpson, animal trainer, Instinct: Animals for Film It's a dark, winter-filled wood. A lone woman huddles by a fire. Her horse is skittish. Something's in the air. Something foreboding. She draws her sword and suddenly she’s surrounded . . . by a pack of snarling wolves -white, black, grey. Fangs bared. And the giant leader of the pack steps up. The woman is doomed. Or is she? That’s a scene from the HBO series Game of Thrones. And watching the clip the first time, I was sure the wolves for CGI. It’s all some green screen film magic. But it turns out they’re real and they belong to Andrew Simpson.