Better Ballots, Wonder can be harnessed, Busy mom Holidays

Better Ballots, Wonder can be harnessed, Busy mom Holidays

The Matt Townsend Show - Season 6, Episode 291

  • Dec 7, 2017 5:00 pm
  • 2:27:34 mins

Designing better ballots (21:23) Michael Byrne , Ph.D., is a Professor of Psychology and of Computer Science, Rice University. His areas of Interest include Human factors/human-computer interaction, computational modeling/artificial intelligence, statistics, cognition, decision-making, memory. With all the focus on the Russian interference in the 2016 election, there is a growing concern for the integrity of future elections. One threat that is receiving more attention is voting system usability. Does what actually gets recorded on to the ballots accurately reflect the will of the voters? Dr. Bryne explains his research into this problem. Why "What do you want to be when you grow up?" is the wrong question (1:09:18) Amy Schaffer is the creative director and co-creator of The Wonderment, a nonprofit digital platform and global community based in Salt Lake City where thousands of kids from over 25 countries have taken creative action to connect and impact communities all over the worl. Growing up, teachers and parents always asked me, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Even when we are adults, many of us still feel like we haven’t found what we want to be when we grow up. Amy Schaffer, who has given a TED talk about this question, claims that it is the wrong question to ask kids, and that instead we should be asking, “What do you wonder about?” She shares about why a sense of wonder is an essential trait not only for children, but also for everyone. Liana Tan - Pearl Harbor (1:30:33) It's Pearl Harbor Day — 76 years since Japan's surprise attack on Hawaii, killing 2,403 soldiers, sailors and civilians, and propelling the U.S. into World War II. Producer Liana Tan discusses this important day in history. How to Enjoy the Holidays as a Busy Mom (2:00:00) Jeanette Bennett is founder and editor-in-chief at Bennett Communications, where she primarily focuses on Utah Valley Magazine, BusinessQ Magazine, and Prosper Magazine. Jeanette earned a bachelor's and master's degree in journalism from BYU and has been a regular guest on HuffPostLive. Sometimes people step away from a job because of health issues, family emergencies, or other personal issues. Jeanette Bennett works with her husband and shares some ideas on how to work with a spouse or loved one.

Episode Segments

Why "What do you want to be when you grow up?" is the wrong question

Dec 7, 2017
21 m

Amy Schaffer is the creative director and co-creator of The Wonderment, a nonprofit digital platform and global community based in Salt Lake City where thousands of kids from over 25 countries have taken creative action to connect and impact communities all over the worl. Growing up, teachers and parents always asked me, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Even when we are adults, many of us still feel like we haven’t found what we want to be when we grow up. Amy Schaffer, who has given a TED talk about this question, claims that it is the wrong question to ask kids, and that instead we should be asking, “What do you wonder about?” She shares about why a sense of wonder is an essential trait not only for children, but also for everyone.

Amy Schaffer is the creative director and co-creator of The Wonderment, a nonprofit digital platform and global community based in Salt Lake City where thousands of kids from over 25 countries have taken creative action to connect and impact communities all over the worl. Growing up, teachers and parents always asked me, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Even when we are adults, many of us still feel like we haven’t found what we want to be when we grow up. Amy Schaffer, who has given a TED talk about this question, claims that it is the wrong question to ask kids, and that instead we should be asking, “What do you wonder about?” She shares about why a sense of wonder is an essential trait not only for children, but also for everyone.