Balancing Media Bias, Level Up Your Life, Princess Effect

Balancing Media Bias, Level Up Your Life, Princess Effect

The Matt Townsend Show - Season 1, Episode 859

  • Apr 21, 2016 1:00 pm
  • 2:23:32 mins

Balancing Media Bias (16:02) Dr. Justin Buchler is a Professor of Political Science at Case Western Reserve University. He studies elections, political parties and Congress. With dozens of media outlets, American voters have more than their fair share of options on political coverage. Outlets like Fox news, CNN, MSNBC, are all seeking to give the latest report of the presidential election.  However, according to our guest today, Dr. Justin Buchler these “party-aligned \[outlets] make it difficult for voters to distinguish between valid criticism of one party and biased reporting from a partisan shill.” Dr. Buchler’s research, which uses game theory to show that under right circumstance “ A political party can make excessive demands in negotiations, lie brazenly, or otherwise behave in unusual and problematic ways…. Because journalists today are ill-equipped to stop it or bring attention to it.” Dr. Buchler shares his research. Level Up Your Life (1:02:54) Steve Kamb is the author of “Level Up Your Life: How to Unlock Adventure and Happiness by Becoming the Hero of Your Own Story”. He is the founder of nerdfitness.com. He has guest lectured at Google, Google Dublin, Facebook, TEDxEmory, and regularly speaks at Vanderbilt University. We all have heroes in literature, movies and video games. There are characters who have attributes and skills we wish we did. Our guest today, Steve Kamb, is the author of “Level Up Your Life”, a book that talks about how to become your own superhero. Princess Effect (1:49:51) Heather Johnson, M.S., has been an adjunct faculty member at Brigham Young University for nearly 10 years. She is passionate about teaching students the principles behind successful families and the importance of families spending time together. Heather and Dr. Matt talk about The Princess Effect and how to build a girl's self-esteem by focusing on accomplishment and ability instead of looks or appearance

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Balancing Media Bias

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Dr. Justin Buchler is a Professor of Political Science at Case Western Reserve University. He studies elections, political parties and Congress. With dozens of media outlets, American voters have more than their fair share of options on political coverage. Outlets like Fox news, CNN, MSNBC, are all seeking to give the latest report of the presidential election.  However, according to our guest today, Dr. Justin Buchler these “party-aligned \[outlets] make it difficult for voters to distinguish between valid criticism of one party and biased reporting from a partisan shill.” Dr. Buchler’s research, which uses game theory to show that under right circumstance “ A political party can make excessive demands in negotiations, lie brazenly, or otherwise behave in unusual and problematic ways…. Because journalists today are ill-equipped to stop it or bring attention to it.” Dr

Dr. Justin Buchler is a Professor of Political Science at Case Western Reserve University. He studies elections, political parties and Congress. With dozens of media outlets, American voters have more than their fair share of options on political coverage. Outlets like Fox news, CNN, MSNBC, are all seeking to give the latest report of the presidential election.  However, according to our guest today, Dr. Justin Buchler these “party-aligned \[outlets] make it difficult for voters to distinguish between valid criticism of one party and biased reporting from a partisan shill.” Dr. Buchler’s research, which uses game theory to show that under right circumstance “ A political party can make excessive demands in negotiations, lie brazenly, or otherwise behave in unusual and problematic ways…. Because journalists today are ill-equipped to stop it or bring attention to it.” Dr