REWIND The Hoxne Hoard

REWIND The Hoxne Hoard

Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 829 , Segment 4

Episode: Education in Pakistan, Funeral Potatoes, Listening to the Bees

  • Jun 7, 2018 11:00 pm
  • 19:30 mins

(Originally aired 1/31/18) Guest: Peter Guest, PhD, Senior Lecturer in Roman Archaeology, Director of Postgraduate School of History, Archaeology and Religion, Cardiff University in Wales Decades ago, in a village called Hoxne, near Suffolk, England, a man set out with a metal detector to find his lost hammer in a field. He eventually found it, but first, he stumbled on the largest Roman treasure cache ever discovered in Britain. Archaeologists have been puzzling over the “Hoxne Hoard” ever since.

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Education Key to Security in Pakistan

13m

Guest: Tariq Banuri, PhD, Professor of Economics, Director of The U.S.-Pakistan Centers for Advanced Studies in Water, University of Utah, and Newly Appointed Commissioner of Pakistan’s Higher Education Commission Pakistan is the sixth most populous country in the world and an important partner for the United States in a region fraught with insecurity and terrorism. Since January, the US has been withholding security funding from Pakistan, hoping to pressure Pakistan to target terrorists on its soil who are killing Americans in Afghanistan. Pakistan has suffered from terror attacks, too – especially at schools where Taliban militants have killed hundreds in recent years. Why schools? Well, a strong education is fundamental to a country’s stability.

Guest: Tariq Banuri, PhD, Professor of Economics, Director of The U.S.-Pakistan Centers for Advanced Studies in Water, University of Utah, and Newly Appointed Commissioner of Pakistan’s Higher Education Commission Pakistan is the sixth most populous country in the world and an important partner for the United States in a region fraught with insecurity and terrorism. Since January, the US has been withholding security funding from Pakistan, hoping to pressure Pakistan to target terrorists on its soil who are killing Americans in Afghanistan. Pakistan has suffered from terror attacks, too – especially at schools where Taliban militants have killed hundreds in recent years. Why schools? Well, a strong education is fundamental to a country’s stability.

Funeral Potatoes and Doomsday Prep

19m

Guest: Mark Augason, President of Blue Chip Group and Augason Farms Wal-Mart did an ad campaign for a freeze-dried casserole dish recently that caused a lot of consternation. People were suddenly seeing ads on Facebook for “Funeral Potatoes” and wondering what kind of sick joke the store was playing. “Is Wal-Mart threatening me?” some mused. Why would a marketing team choose such a morbid name? Well, it was all just a misunderstanding. In Utah, Idaho and other Mormon enclaves, funeral potatoes are simply what you call a baked dish of potatoes, cheese and cream soup topped with cornflakes. It’s the edible embodiment of a warm hug – which is one reason they’re so popular at funeral receptions. Hence the name.

Guest: Mark Augason, President of Blue Chip Group and Augason Farms Wal-Mart did an ad campaign for a freeze-dried casserole dish recently that caused a lot of consternation. People were suddenly seeing ads on Facebook for “Funeral Potatoes” and wondering what kind of sick joke the store was playing. “Is Wal-Mart threatening me?” some mused. Why would a marketing team choose such a morbid name? Well, it was all just a misunderstanding. In Utah, Idaho and other Mormon enclaves, funeral potatoes are simply what you call a baked dish of potatoes, cheese and cream soup topped with cornflakes. It’s the edible embodiment of a warm hug – which is one reason they’re so popular at funeral receptions. Hence the name.

REWIND Travel as a Political Act

18m

(Originally 2/21/2018) Guest: Rick Steves, Author of “Travel As a Political Act: How to Leave Your Baggage Behind” Sometimes we consider vacation travel as a break from daily life - a way to relax, see cool things, eat good food. And often, Americans have a “Rick Steves Travel Guide” in their bag to make the logistics of the trip go smoothly. But if he’s being honest, Rick Steves doesn’t care so much about how well your trip goes logistically. He’s more interested in what you learn from your travel and how you put that to use. Rick Steves’ manifesto “Travel as a Political Act” calls for Americans to take vacations that are more challenging – maybe a little less consumed with eating and site-seeing, and more focused on understanding other cultures.

(Originally 2/21/2018) Guest: Rick Steves, Author of “Travel As a Political Act: How to Leave Your Baggage Behind” Sometimes we consider vacation travel as a break from daily life - a way to relax, see cool things, eat good food. And often, Americans have a “Rick Steves Travel Guide” in their bag to make the logistics of the trip go smoothly. But if he’s being honest, Rick Steves doesn’t care so much about how well your trip goes logistically. He’s more interested in what you learn from your travel and how you put that to use. Rick Steves’ manifesto “Travel as a Political Act” calls for Americans to take vacations that are more challenging – maybe a little less consumed with eating and site-seeing, and more focused on understanding other cultures.