Trade and Trump, Travel Vaccines, Con Artists
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 1071
- May 15, 2019 10:00 pm
- 1:40:27 mins
President Trump’s Approach to Trade is Unusual for America Guest: Charles Hankla, Professor of Political Science, Georgia State University Instead of signing a final deal last week, the US and China have escalated their trade war. On Friday, President Trump doubled tariffs on $200 billion-worth of Chinese products coming into the US. China retaliated with plansto tax $60 billion worth of American stuff –especially agricultural products. So now the Trump Administration is considering another bailout to soften the blow for American farmers struggling to sell their soybeans and such. And, President Trump has also begun the process of expanding US tariffs to cover everything that comes into the US from China. The Importance of Travel Vaccine Guest: Gary Brunette, Epidemiologist, Chief of the Travelers’ Health Branch, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention There are now more than 800 measles cases in 23USstates, so if you’ve got an unvaccinated child and you’re planning to do any summer travel, that’s something to think seriously about. The CDC recommends kids get one dose of the measles vaccine when they’re around one-year old and another when they’re four or five. If you’re traveling abroad with your kids, vaccinations are especially important –for you too. Why Con Artists are so Successful Guest: Maria Konnikova, Author of “The Confidence Game” I wonder if one of the reasons we like movies about con artists and grifters so much is that we’re sure we would never fall for a con. So, it’s fun and safe to watch charming Danny Ocean or Frank Abagnale dupe people. Well, psychologist Maria Konnikova has some bad news: You are not immune to being conned –and more importantly, you wouldn’t want to be immune. Konnikova spent three years studying con artists and then wrote a book called, “The Confidence Game.” And then she put that research to work becoming a professional poker player Apple Seed Guest: Sam Payne of the Apple Seed Sam Payne shares a story about the 150th anniversary of the Golden Spike. Treating and Preventing Motion Sickness Guest: James Ellzy, Practicing Family Physician in Washington, D.C., Director of the American Academy of Family Physicians For a lot of us, motion sickness is the major drawback to traveling. Boats are especially bad for me. But planes and cars can do it too, if there’s not enough air flow or I can’t see out the window. What tricks do you have for beating motion sickness? Museums Are Returning Artifacts to their Countries of Origin. But Maybe They Shouldn’t Be. Guest: Tiffany Jenkins, Author of “Keeping Their Marbles: how the treasures of the past ended up in museums...and why they should stay there.” Stroll through the British Museum in London, the Louvre in Paris or the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and you’ll see the history of many other cultures and countries on display. Many of these antiquities were acquired as spoils of war or plundered from palaces during colonial times or removed from ancient burial sites. Today there’s a movement to return those items to the places they came from.