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SCOTUS and Cell Phones, Chefs and Food Waste

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Dec 1, 2017
  • 01:42:34

Will SCOTUS Protect Your Cell Phone Privacy? Guest: H.V. Jagadish, PhD, Bernard A. Galler Collegiate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Michigan If your smartphone’s always within reach, if you talk to Alexa and Siri more often than you talk to some of your real-life friends, then you should really care about the outcome of a case being considered by the US Supreme Court right now. It involves a guy named Timothy Carpenter who was convicted of helping rob a couple of Radio Shack and T-Mobile stores several years back. The FBI was able to close its case against Carpenter by getting cell phone call records and location information from his wireless company. The reason the Supreme Court is hearing this case is that the FBI got Carpenter’s data from his cell company without a warrant. Teaching Chefs to Prevent Food Waste Guests: Jonathan Deutsch, PhD, Professor, Culinary Arts, Center for Food and Hospitality Management, Drexel University; Kris Moon, Vice President, James Beard Foundation Food waste is a problem globally, for a lot of reasons. Here in the US, most of the food gets wasted on the consumer end: in our homes, in grocery stores and in restaurants. That last category of food wasters is the focus of a new initiative at the James Beard Foundation, which is a big name in culinary arts, as all the foodies listening right now will know. The James Beard Foundation is testing a new curriculum at Drexel University intended to teach chefs how to get the most out of their ingredients and waste less. Read More Foreign Literature Guest: Marlene Hansen Esplin, PhD, Assistant Professor, Comparative Arts and Letters, Brigham Young University Twenty years ago, you’d be hard-pressed to find quinoa, gelato or Indian naan bread in most mainstream US grocery stores, but now they’re all favorites in our home kitchens. Turns out it’s good to try new foods! And the same concept applies to literature. Americans rarely read literature translated from other languages, but we are missing out on real treats. Recommended Books in Translation: Muriel Barbery, “The Elegance of the Hedgehog” Clarice Lispector, “The Hour of the Star” Carlos Ruiz Zafón, “The Shadow of the Wind/The Angel’s Game/The Prisoner of Heaven” Valeria Luiselli, “Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in 40 Questions” Hideo Yokoyama, “Six Four” Edgogawa Rampo, “Japanese Tales of Mystery and Imagination” Mikhail Shishkin, “Maidenhair” Sabahattin Ali, “The Madonna with the Fur Coat” Abdelfattah Kilito , “Thou Shalt Not Speak My Language” Halldor Laxness, “Paradise Reclaimed”  Nellie Campobello “Cartucho” Oliver Pötzsch, “The Hangman’s Daughter”  Sources for finding more books in translation:,,    A DACA Recipient Speaks Out (Originally aired Sep. 27, 2017) Guest: Jose Franco, Recipient of DACA, BYU graduate Congress has a week to pass another funding bill to keep the government open. One of the sticking points is that some in Congress would like to tie it to a bill protecting so-called Dreamers. These are undocumented individuals brought to the US as children. Hundreds of thousands of them are currently protected from deportation and allowed to work legally because of the Deferred Action of Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. President Trump has ordered that program to end next March. Many in Congress would like to write DACA into law and worry waiting any longer will make it harder to do.  The Problem with Modern Philanthropy (Originally aired May 24, 2017) Guest: David Callahan, Founder and Editor of "Inside Philanthropy" and author of “The Givers: Wealth, Power, and Philanthropy in a New Gilded Age” A few weeks ago, big names like Bill Gates, eBay’s first president, Jeff Skoll, the Rockefeller Foundation and others founded “Co-Impact,” a charitable organization that focuses on pooling generous donations from wealthy donors in order to streamline philanthropy for global needs. This concept is popular now among other billionaires as well, including Mark Zuckerberg and Warren Buffett.  But author David Callahan warns of a dark side to such unprecedented generosity in American society. \` Project FeederWatch Needs You and Your Backyard Birdfeeder (Originally aired Feb. 22, 2017) Guest: Emma Greig, PhD, Project Leader of Project FeederWatch, Cornell University Lab of Ornithology If you or your kids can spend hours watching the visitors to your backyard birdfeeder, here is the perfect thing for you. Emma Greig runs Project FeederWatch at the Cornell University Lab of Ornithology, which collects data from citizen bird watchers all over the country for science. Bird lovers of any age - even school classes and scouting groups – can help.  The bird-watching season runs from November until about April, so it’s the perfect time to get started. For more information about FeederWatch click here. Show More...

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