COVID-19 Vaccine, Neurodiverse Theater, South Dakota Trusts
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 1302
- Apr 1, 2020 8:00 pm
- 1:40:12 mins
Uncertainty Over Cost and Access to Future COVID-19 Exposes Flaws in US Drug System (0:30) Guest: Robin Feldman, Arthur J. Goldberg Distinguished Professor of Law, Director of the Center for Innovation at University of California Hastings, Author of "Drugs, Money, & Secret Handshakes: The Unstoppable Growth of Prescription Drug Prices" A vaccine for COVID-19 is currently being tested on humans in Seattle, but it’ll be at least a year before it’s available publicly. Even then, it’s unclear who will be able to afford it. That all depends on how much the drug company that develops the vaccine decides to charge for it and how much of that cost health insurers will cover. You would think that a vaccine like this would be somehow made available to everyone regardless of cost – but that’s not how our system works, says Robin Feldman. Emotionally Intelligent Bosses (22:38) Guest: Zorana Ivcevic Pringle, Research Scientist for the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence If you’re working from home now, tensions might be high between you, your boss, and other coworkers. Remote working sure makes it easy for miscommunications to happen. But a new study out of Yale University shows that if supervisors recognize and acknowledge high emotions, employees are happier and more creative. And not just when we’re all in crisis. Community Theater for Neurodiverse Performers and Audiences (39:26) Guest: Karalyn Joseph, Student at Harvard University, Founder and Director of the Community of Actors Sharing in Theatre (C.A.S.T.). As a high school junior, Karalyn Joseph started a community theater program for people with disabilities. Today, Joseph is a junior at Harvard, studying theater and neuroscience and she continues to direct the C.A.S.T. Theatre group in her Pennsylvania hometown. Apple Seed (50:40) Guest: Sam Payne, Host, The Apple Seed, BYUradio Sam Payne waxes nostalgic on one of the best tricks on April Fool's Day. Prosecutors Are Using Rap Lyrics as Evidence in Court (1:03:05) Guest: Erik Nielson, Associate Professor of Liberal Arts, University of Richmond Gangsta rap is notoriously violent and vulgar, bragging about killing cops, shooting rivals, assaulting women, and selling drugs. It’s perhaps not surprising then, that lyrics like that have been used as evidence in hundreds of court cases charging rappers with crimes. But that’s not what happens to other types of artists – Johnny Cash didn’t get charged with murder for singing, “I shot a man in Reno just to watch him die.” Nobody called Francis Ford Coppola a mobster because he made “The Godfather” movies. Erik Nielson says using a rapper’s lyrics against them in trial is a violation of Free Speech – and it’s also racist. Why the Ultra-Rich Are Putting Their Money Into South Dakota (1:20:36) Guest: Oliver Bullough, Contributor to the Guardian, Author of “Moneyland: Why Thieves and Crooks Now Rule the World and How to Take It Back” Time was, the world’s super-rich would park their billions in a place like Panama, Switzerland or the Cayman Islands to avoid paying taxes. Today, they’re just as likely to send their money to the United States, and South Dakota is leading the way.