Workforce Trends, Music, Eye Nutrition, Mt. Everest Waste
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 38
- Apr 8, 2015 9:00 pm
- 1:44:32 mins
Workforce Future Trends (1:05) Guest: Beth McFarland, Director of Foundation Programs for the Society for Human Resource Management Foundation A lackluster employment report last week had economists worried about a slowdown, but new data released by the Labor Department on Tuesday offers detail that reveals a more hopeful outlook. The report shows job openings hit a 14-year high in February. Companies are clearly willing to add more workers after being slow to make such a commitment during much of the recovery. But there's a catch here - while companies advertised for new jobs at a quick clip, actual hiring was down. That would suggest that businesses are having trouble finding people with the right skills to fill those jobs - or they're not offering the right wages to attract applicants. Both are concerns that employers will have to deal with in the coming decades, according to a new report by the Society for Human Resource Management Foundation. What is Music? (20:55) Guest: Patrick Burke, professor of music at Washington University in St. Louis Why are tastes in music so diverse - and yet music is universal? What's good music and what's not? Better yet, what's music, and what's not? American Heritage: Positive and Negative Liberty (52:13) Guest: Grant Madsen, BYU history professor This is the weekly visit we have with BYU history professor Grant Madsen who shares insights with us as he teaches an introductory American History course this semester. Each week brings a new topic and a deeper understanding of how our nation was founded. Nutrition and Eye Health (1:17:16) Guest: Neal Adams, distinguished ophthalmologist, editor-in-chief of the journal Eye Reports, and the former chief of visual physiology of the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins "The Eye is a Window to the Soul" right? Ophthalmologist Neal Adams believes the eye is a window to the body, too - to systemic disorders like diabetes or blood pressure. Make sure to check out Dr. Adams' latest book, Healthy Vision: Prevent and Reverse Eye Disease through Better Nutrition. Mount Everest Biogas Program (1:30:59) Guest: Garry Porter, manager of the all-volunteer Mount Everest Biogas Program The peak season for climbers attempting to summit Everest is weeks away, so we turn our attention now to a growing problem on the famous mountain-poop. Some 14 tons of it are carried down the mountain from Everest Base Camp on the backs of local porters. They haul it in blue barrels and dump it into open pits at high-altitude village called, Gorak Shep. It stinks. It's contaminating the village's drink water. And until now there's been no progress on a solution to Everest's poop problem. The Mount Everest Biogas Program aims to convert all that human waste into fuel.