BYU Football, America and the Great War
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 580
- Jun 23, 2017 11:00 pm
- 1:41:43 mins
Tanner Mangum Talks Touchdowns and Mental Health Guest: Tanner Mangum, BYU quarterback Tanner Mangum burst on to the Cougar scene in a blaze of Hail-Mary glory in the fall of his freshman year, 2015. Then he stepped back to the bench and graciously backed up starting quarterback Taysom Hill the next year, earning praise for his positive attitude. But, Tanner Mangum may have made his biggest impression yet, off the field, when he posted on social media a few months back about his experience with anxiety and depression. Sports Watching: Live or Streaming Guest: Mikel Minor, Senior Coordinating Producer for BYUtv Sports Cable TV subscriptions are declining as more and more of us turn to internet streaming services like Netflix and Hulu. We don’t want to be forced to buy a bundle of cable channels we’ll never watch just to get the few we do watch. Streaming is cheaper, more customized and it’s on-demand. Plus, nobody seems to care anymore about tuning in at a set time every week to watch their favorite TV show live. But sports is different. Mikel Minor says “sports is the last bastion of appointment viewing.” Sitake Gets Ready for Season Two Guest: Kalani Sitake, BYU Football Head Coach Today is the day Cougar Football introduces itself to the media for a new season. Coach Sitake remembers the lessons he learned from Coach LaVell Edwards, describes his team's culture, opens up about new season pressure and shares insight on balancing family and football. America and the Great War Guest: Margaret Wagner, Author of “America and the Great War,” Senior Writer and Editor in the Library of Congress Publishing Office This year marks the 100th anniversary of America’s entry into World War I. That entry came three years after the war first broke out and fighting engulfed Europe. For three years, America resisted joining the fight, instead offering aid to both sides. Facing pressure from both sides to join the war, Americans in the early 1900s were asking the same question many are asking today: Is it really our job to police the world’s conflicts? To come to the aid of other democracies just because they’re democracies? Historian Margaret Wagner traces America’s path from neutral isolated nation to military power and defender of democracies abroad in her new book "America and the Great War."