Economic Value of Religion, Value of Exercise, Thrive Life

The Matt Townsend Show - Season 1, Episode 1025

  • Nov 2, 2016 4:00 pm
  • 2:27:14 mins

Value of Religion (19:52) Dr. Brian Grim is president president of the Religious Freedom & Business Foundation and an Associate Scholar at Georgetown University. He is a leading expert on the socioeconomic impact of restrictions on religious freedom and international religious demography. Earlier this month, 17 faith leaders from around America sent a letter to President Obama rejecting the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights’ report on religious freedom.   The Commission’s chairman questioned the societal worth of religious freedom, calling it a hypocritical code for discrimination, intolerance and racism.  But, what is the monetary worth of US religion?  The estimated annual worth of US religion is at $1.2 trillion and could be considered the 15th largest economy in the world.  Brian Grim explains the Value of Religion in America. FBI Truthiness (1:04:05) Dr. Matt Townsend talks with FBI Information Officer Jim Gophers about the reopened FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton's email. Value of Exercise (1:10:51) Dr. Carson Smith is from the University of Maryland school of Public Health and is focused on understanding how exercise and physical activity affect human brain function and mental health. It is estimated that 5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s, and as the baby boomers continue to age that number is expected to rise. Currently the disease has no cure. Dr. Smith shares his research. Liana Tan - Christmas Music (1:34:28) We’ve entered the time of year that just has one holiday after another. Have you heard any Christmas music on the radio today? It seems like as soon as Halloween is over, people just want to jump right into Christmas. You might’ve changed the station if you heard holiday music on the radio today, but our producer, Liana Tan, is an advocate for Christmas music and is going to tell us why we should give Christmas music before Thanksgiving a shot.  The Thrive Life (1:56:30) Thomas Winterman is a father, husband, therapist, school counselor, author, and blogger who lives in Panama City, Florida. He has worked in the mental health field for a number of years, mostly serving underprivileged children at a non-profit agency as both a social worker and a clinical counselor. It’s a new month and a great time to make new goals. Every minute you are changing into a new person, for the better or for the worse. Thomas Winterman discusses his book, “The Thrive Life,” and help us understand how to have that life we always dreamed of and find our best selves.