Climate Change, Humility in Sports, Choosing The Right
The Matt Townsend Show - Season 1, Episode 1180
- May 3, 2017 4:00 pm
- 2:23:24 mins
Red States and Climate Change Policy (14:40) Rebecca J. Romsdahl, Ph.D., Professor of Environmental Science & Policy, University of North Dakota. Her research examines issues at the interface between environmental science and public policy. Some of her recent research topics include state and local government adaptation planning for climate change. The topic of Climate Change can lead to heated political exchanges. The new administration is making changes to the EPA and working to withdraw from international climate change agreements. With all of this happening on the national level, local governments are making decisions to address changes to the environment. It is not just liberal "Blue" States making changes ... conservative "Red" states are also addressing climate change. How are they making these public policy changes and how are they finding common ground with those who may not see climate change as a priority? Rebecca J. Romsdahl shares her findings. Makena Bauss - What Women Really Mean When We Call Our Friends ‘Close’ (44:01) What do people mean when they call someone a “Close” friend. How does that differ between men and women? Producer Makena Bauss shares the info. Mike Austin- Humility in Sports (1:08:10) Michael W. Austin, Ph.D., is a professor of philosophy at Eastern Kentucky University. Austin has published numerous books and journal articles related to ethics, philosophy of religion, philosophy of the family, and philosophy of sport. He speaks on these and a variety of other topics related to the connections between character and human fulfillment. NFL great Deion Sanders was quoted many times saying, 'They Don't Pay Nobody To Be Humble'. When it comes to sports and the way players are motivated by coaches and parents, it doesn't seem that the virtue of humility would be cultivated. Sports seem to lean toward self-promotion and ultimate confidence in one's own abilities leaving little room for humility. Michael Austin explains how sports can be a school for the virtue of humility. Choosing The Right Decisions in Life (1:51:06) Ayodeji Awosika is the author of “The Destiny Formula” book and founder of The Destiny Formula website. He is a personal development blogger, author, and freelance writer. His goal is to help as many people as possible use their talents and strengths to live purposeful and meaningful lives. Every day, we all make hundreds of decisions. We want to get the best results from our choices and end up in the best situation possible. But sometimes, we run into the problem of indecision. Too many options make it hard for us to narrow them down—and we suffer from not being able to choose correctly. Ayodeji Awosika explains his approach to decision making.