Journalism's Day of Reckoning, #100LoveNotes, Big Soda
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 426
- Nov 18, 2016
- 51:47 mins
Journalism’s Day of Reckoning Guest: Kyle Pope, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of the Columbia Journalism Review A day of reckoning for journalists. That is what Kyle Pope, editor-in-chief of the Columbia Journalism Review, calls this moment. He says the failure of journalists to understand Donald Trump’s appeal and real potential for victory in the 18 months before the election stands “among journalism’s greatest failures.” 100 Love Notes Reborn Guest: Hyong Yi, Author of “The #100 Love Notes Project” The anniversary of a loved one’s death is typically a private affair for those who grieve. But as the first anniversary of his wife Catherine’s death approached, Hyong Yi feared the grief would overtake him. So, he decided to write their story as a series of 100 love notes – each just three lines long, written from her perspective and his. They’re whimsical, tender, and achingly poignant. We know this because on Nov. 20th of last year, Yi and his two children took the streets of Charlotte, North Carolina, where they live, to hand the notes out to strangers. The Love Notes went viral: They were translated into more than a dozen languages and covered by media outlets worldwide. Now, as the second anniversary of Catherine’s death approaches, Yi’s love notes have been paired with art commissioned by 17 artists and published in a book called, “The #100 Love Notes Project: A Love Story.” Why Soda Companies Sponsor Health Organizations Guest: Michael Siegel, MD, Professor of Community Health Sciences, School of Public Health, Boston University Coca-Cola sponsors the Olympics, the NBA, and the FIFA world cup. Has it ever struck you as odd that a maker of sugary drinks linked to obesity would sponsor athletes and organizations that focus on fitness and health? Public health researchers, at Boston University, set out to see just how wide these sponsorships go and what the consequences might be for our health. Their findings are published in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine.