War Powers, Shrimp Shells, Batman's Co-CreatorTop of Mind with Julie Rose
- Feb 20, 2019
Congress and President in Power Struggle Over War Powers Guests: Eric Jensen, Professor of International Law, BYU; Geoffrey Corn, Professor of International Law, South Texas College of Law, Houston e US House has taken the rare step of invoking something called the War Powers Resolution to try and force President Trump to withdraw US military support for the Saudis in the Yemeni Civil War. That conflict has been going on for four years –causing thousands of civilian deaths and a devastating famine. The Senate passed a similar condemnation our involvement in Yemen late last year and likely has the votes to approve the new one. Which means President Trump will either have to veto it or be forced to withdraw US support for the Saudis. He’s promised to veto and says Congress is overstepping its authority. All of this gets at some really important questions about who should be allowed to wage war on America’s behalf? Shrimp Shells May Be the Key to Renewable Energy Guest: Robin Rogers, PhD, Research Professor of Chemistry, University of Alabama, Founder of 525 Solutions If you're an American fan of shrimp, you probably take the shells off before you eat them. In the US, that outer layer usually gets thrown away or sold as fertilizer. But one chemist believes the shrimp shell may soon be worth \_more \_than the meat inside. Award-Winning Short Film Explores Abandoned Dreams Guest: Robert Machoian Graham, Professor of Photography at Brigham Young University A short film about a band called The Minors won an award at the Sundance Film Festival this year. The Minors is more of a dream than an actual band. In fact, it's a film about dreams, both old and young. The film is a very personal reflection by the director, and actually features his own children and his own father. Apple Seed Guest: Sam Payne Sam Payne shares a story Would you Quit Facebook for $1,000? Guest: Jay Corrigan, Professor of Economics, Kenyon College There always seem to be a few people in my Facebook feed threatening to delete their accounts for personal or political reasons. The latest is this new allegation that Facebook reveals people’s personal health information when they join a “closed group” dedicated to a certain disease. If we think Facebook is irresponsible or biased, you’d think it’d be pretty easy to dump it. But the site is a lot more valuable to us personally than a lot of people think. Fear and Humor Are Both Good Motivators (Originally Aired: 3/28/2018) Guest: Christofer Skurka, PhD Candidate, Communication, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Cornell University Comedians like Trevor Noah, Jimmy Kimmel, John Oliver and Seth Meyers are more and more a source of information. Their satire and sarcasm provoke viewers to question what’s going on in the world. How effective is humor in changing people’s minds and behaviors? The Secret Co-Creator of Batman Guest: Marc Tyler Nobleman, Author, “Bill the Boy Wonder: The Secret Co-Creator of Batman,” featured in Hulu’s “Batman and Bill” From the comic books to the campy TV cartoon to steady stream of blockbuster films, everybody knows Batman. And most know he’s the secret crime-fighting identity of billionaire orphan Bruce Wayne. Superfans also know the name Bob Kane, who got rich and famous as the creator of Batman. The sole creator, he insisted. But he wasn’t. There was another guy, named Bill Finger, who deserves just as much credit for Batman. Author Marc Nobleman has spent years trying to get justice for that guy. He wrote a book called, “Bill the Boy Wonder: The Secret Co-Creator of Batman.” Show More...