Hispanic Homeowners, Church Conversion, Childhood Trauma

Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 1169

  • Sep 30, 2019 10:00 pm
  • 1:40:44 mins

Hispanic Homeowner Foreclosures Helped Trump Win the White House in 2016 Guest: Jacob Rugh, PhD, Associate Professor of Sociology, BYU President Donald Trump has so far focused a fair amount of his re-election effort on Florida. It’s where he kicked off the campaign over the summer and where he spends a lot of his time away from the White House. Florida was key to the Trump Campaign’s victory in 2016 –Florida went Republican that year after two election cycles of supporting Democrat Barack Obama. BYU sociologist Jake Rugh has discovered that foreclosures among Latino homeowners in Florida helped turn the state red for Trump in 2016. The findings offer some insight for2020 President candidates. When a Church Changes Religions Guest: Ashima Krishna, Assistant Professor in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University at Buffalo When a church’s people abandon the building, what happens to it? In some instances, it gets sold to the highest bidder to be converted into office space and apartments. But in the poor parts of town where business isn’t doing well, boarded up churches sit deserted, neglected, and eventually fall into ruin or get demolished. Yet, architect and historic preservation planner Ashima Krishna recently noticed a trend in Buffalo, New York that could save these old buildings. Positive Childhood Experiences Can Counteract Childhood Trauma Guest: Ali Crandall, Assistant Professor of Public Health in the College of Life Sciences at Brigham Young University Traumatic childhood experiences, such as abuse or losing a parent, puts a kid at a higher risk of having poor health as an adult. But research at Brigham Young University shows that positive childhood experiences can counteract the negative ones in a more powerful way than previously thought. World Chase Tag is your favorite childhood game, taken to the next level Guest: Damien Devaux, Co-Creator of World Chase Tag The last time I played a really serious game of tag I was 14. All the kids in the neighborhood, inside and outside our house, dodging furniture, leaping off the porch. Mom and dad were gone. Babysitter was in charge. We were really into it –until my brother ran through the glass part of the screen door and nearly cut his arm off. 911, an ambulance and so many stitches that he’s still got a gnarly scar all the way up his arm. A couple of brothers from England have turned tag into a serious sport they’re hoping to make professional. They host tournaments all over the world. You have to be really nimble and fast to play at the level of World Chase Tag –that’s what they call it. Coping With Impostor Syndrome Guest: Jeff Bednar, Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior and Human Resources, BYU Marriott School of Business Apparently, a lot of people are walking around suffering from something called “impostor syndrome.” That’s what the experts say. But, honestly, I think imposter syndrome is just a fancy term for the way most of us feel when we start a new job or become a parent or get a new assignment at church. You fake that you know what you’re doing until you really do know what you’re doing. What We Can Learn from the Way Indigenous People Understood the Night Sky Guest: Duane Hamacher, Associate Professor of Indigenous Astronomy & Science at the University of Melbourne; Simon Cropper, Senior Lecturer at Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences, University of Melbourne The constellations we’re familiar with in the Northern Hemisphere were identified by the ancient Greeks based on their own mythology –Orion the god-like hunter and Scorpio the scorpion that slew him, Leo the Lion conquered by Hercules, Taurus the Bull, which is a form the god Zeus was said to have taken. What did other ancient cultures, on different continents, in different millennia, see in the night sky? Surprisingly, many of the same images and similar stories. How can that be?