Migrant Family Policy, I Not We, Ethical Hair, Double Booking, Angel Gowns
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 924
- Oct 18, 2018 11:00 pm
- 1:44:01 mins
Caravans, Migration and Family Separation Guest: Kif Augustine-Adams, Professor, J. Reuben Clark Law School, BYU In the last three months, Border Patrol agents have seen a record number of migrant parents arriving with their children. That surge coincides with the end of the Trump Administration’s controversial policy of separating undocumented families at the border. So administration officials are now looking for a new way to deter families from attempting to enter the US illegally. A version of family separation may be on the table again. Using I Instead of We Guest: Grant Packard, Assistant Professor of Marketing, Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada Have you noticed the person who answers when you call a customer service will often say, “How can we help you?” rather than “How can I help you?” It’s a subtle difference with big implications according to research by marketing professor Grant Packard at Wilfrid Laurier University in Canada. The Hair Industry's Dark Side Guest: Dan Choi, Founder and Owner of Remy New York Human hair is a billion-dollar industry globally – and we’re not talking about styling or coloring it. We’re just talking about the buying and selling of hair itself. When a Hollywood star suddenly grows luxurious long locks overnight, it’s thanks to extensions made of real human hair cut off someone else’s head. The trouble is that even the fanciest salons don’t really know where the extensions and wigs they’re using have come from. There’s a whole range of unethical sourcing practices behind the hair trade that includes collecting hair from barbershop floors and taking advantage of desperately poor women in Asia and India. Entrepreneur Dan Choi started a company in 2017 to try and develop a fair trade standard for hair. It’s called Remy New York and he commonly pays women five or ten times what a typical hair trader would for their pony tail. Double Booking Double Trouble? (Originally aired October 18, 2017) Guest: Amanda Morris, MD, Anesthesiologist, Clinical Instructor, Stanford University This may have happened to you and you would have never known it - only about four percent of people are aware of the practice. Did you know that it’s not unusual for surgeons to schedule two surgeries at once? The procedures may overlap just a little – or maybe a lot. And surgeons don’t always tell their patients in advance how this will all go down. If they did, would you agree to it? DNA Storage (Originally aired June 27,2018) Guest: Luis Ceze, Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Washington. As a human race, we've used cave walls, tablets, scrolls, flash drives, and the "cloud" to store information. But even digital information, thousands of years from now, will be lost. Nature, on the other hand, has perfected a data storage system that can withstand all kinds of conditions for millennia: DNA. Angel Gowns (Originally aired May 24, 2018) Guest: Diane Dione, Founder and Executive Director of Angel Gowns Foundation (angelgownsbydiane.org) When Diane Dione’s daughter lost a baby who only lived one day, part of the heartbreak was having to shop for a dress to bury the tiny girl in. They nearly didn’t find anything small enough for her, and the trauma of those hours spent shopping in the happy, bubbly world of baby clothes stuck with Dione. So she turned her personal tragedy into a blessing for others with her non-profit “Angel Gowns,” where she and 300-some volunteers transform donated wedding dresses into tiny burial gowns that are given to parents who have lost a baby.