Climate-Change Refugees, Race Wage Gap, Rejection Therapy
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 460
- Jan 5, 2017
- 1:42:54 mins
Refugees Driven by Climate Change Guest: Somini Sengupta, New York Times United Nations Bureau Chief International attention of refugees these last several years has focused primarily on those fleeing war and violence in places such as Syria. A different group of so-called "economic migrants" tends to get less of our sympathy because it's easy to write them off simply as people looking to take advantage of better job prospects and public benefits in countries other than their own. Read Sengupta's report and see incredible drone footage here. For Middle-Class, Wage Gap Between Blacks, Whites is Large as it was in 1950s Guest: Kerwin Charles, PhD, Professor in the Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago Boosting jobs and economic growth are key promises of incoming US President Donald Trump. But the challenging thing about improving the US economy is that it looks different depending on your income, education level and a host of other factors. Your skin color matters, too. For example, Census and labor data have long shown that being a black man in America is a major disadvantage when it comes to employment and earnings. What Does it Take To Grow Crops in Space? Guest: Bruce Bugbee, PhD, Professor of Agriculture and Applied Sciences, Utah State University Soil, water, sun. It’s a pretty simple equation for growing a plant. But that equation gets a lot more complicated when you leave Earth and look to grow food in space – or on Mars. That’s where NASA hopes to be sending humans in another 15 years or so. Apple Seed: When Stories Change the World Guest: Sam Payne, Host of BYUradio's "The Apple Seed" Sam Payne joins us in the studio to share tales of tellers and stories. How Student Loans Lead to Higher Tuition Guest: Taylor Nadauld, PhD, Associate Professor of Finance, BYU Marriott School of Management Outside of mortgages, student loans are the largest form of debt in the United States, totaling more than 1.3 billion dollars. Even during the Great Recession, college tuition in the US continued to rise steadily. And evidence is mounting that federal student loan and grant programs meant to make college more affordable are actually doing the opposite – they’re prompting colleges to raise tuition. Overcome Fear of Rejection by Getting Rejected, A LOT Guest: Jia Jiang, Owner of RejectionTherapy.com, author of “Rejection Proof: How I Beat Fear and Became Invincible Through 100 Days of Rejection” While we’re making resolutions for the New Year, is there anything on your list that you’ve hoped for in the past but maybe didn’t have the nerve to really go for? Asking for a pay raise, perhaps. Or reaching out to that stranger you’re intrigued by? Fear of rejection keeps us from doing all sorts of things.