Native American Thanksgiving, Doctor Burnout, Rwanda Heroes

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Nov 21, 2018
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A Native American Thanksgiving Menu Guest: Freddie Bitsoie, Executive Chef, Mitsitam Native Foods Café at the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian The only historical record we have an actual “First Thanksgiving” of any kind in 1621 involves the Pilgrims having a big party to celebrate their first successful harvest – shooting off guns and feasting for three days. And the Wampanoag Indians, who had a tenuous peace with the colonists, showed up to check out the commotion – maybe because the guns had them a little worried? They may have stuck around to see how things played out and cooked up a feast of their own. Some of those foods are likely on the menu at the Mitsitam Native Foods Cafe at the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian. For Thanksgiving, Executive Chef Freddie Bitsoie has prepared are special meal with indigenous ingredients and cooking methods.  The Historian Who Saved, and the Stole, Jewish WWII Archives Guest: Lisa Leff, PhD, professor of history, American University, author of "The Archive Thief: The Man Who Salvaged French Jewish History in the Wake of the Holocaust" Zosa Szajkowski is credited with saving a lot of Jewish historical documents that might have been destroyed in the Holocaust. But after the war, his “collecting," started to look a lot more like just plain stealing. How did a laudable mission become a troubling obsession? Doctor Burnout Can Harm Your Health Guest: Dike Drummond, MD, foujnder of  Nearly half of all physicians are experiencing burnout symptoms, a recent study by the Mayo Clinic found.Not only doesphysician burnout impact patient care and satisfaction, it’s also linked to higher physician substance abuse and suicide – with approximately 400 physicians taking their own lives in the United States per year (Harvard health link).What can be done to mitigate these negative effects? The Apple Seed: Kevin Kling Guest: Sam Payne Sam Payne, Host of BYUradio's The Apple Seed, shares a story by Kevin Kling dealing with family and loved ones, appropriate for those heading into this holiday weekend. What Rescuers During the Rwandan Genocide Tell Us About Becoming a Hero Guest: Nicole Fox, PhD, assistant professor of criminal justice, California State University, Sacramento In 1994 local leaders and live radio broadcasts in Rwanda were calling for all Hutu to kill Tutsi and over the course of just a few months up to a million people were murdered. But there were Hutu who risked their lives to rescue and shelter Tutsis. Interviews with some of those rescuers shed valuable light on the dynamics of heroism.  A Loved One's Guide for Dealing with Dementia Guest: Anne Kenny, MD, geriatrics and palliative care, author of “Making Tough Decisions about End-of-Life Care in Dementia” There are usually several family members who suffer alongside the dementia patient, and it is no easy task for them to get through the experience with their sanity and relationships intact. Anyone embarking on that journey could use a guide. Show More...