• Jul 18, 2017 11:00 pm
  • 13:37 mins

Guest: Bruce Ellis, PhD, Professor of Psychology and Anthropology, University of Utah Children living in high-crime neighborhoods or extreme poverty are considered “at-risk” and in need of special intervention to help them overcome the problems that come with growing up in such a stressful environment. But University of Utah psychology researcher Bruce Ellis suggest that approach is like focusing on a half-empty glass, instead of acknowledging the other half that is actually full - of skills kids acquire from being in high-stress environments. He says nurturing those skills could offer benefits.

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The Search for a Muslim American Identity

21 MINS

Guest: Asma Uddin, JD, Director of Strategy, Center for Islam and Religious Freedom, founder, AltMuslimah.com When the media or non-Muslims talk of Islam, we tend to act as if there are just two Muslim communities: the terrorists and the non-terrorists. As if every peaceful Muslim living in the US is cut from the same cloth.  But, in fact, American Muslims are the most racially diverse religious group in the country. They’re Arab, African, African American, South Asian, European, Latino and White American – the list goes on. Many, but not all, are immigrants to the US. They have different cultures, speak different languages, and practice Islam in slightly different ways. So what does it mean to be a Muslim American?

Guest: Asma Uddin, JD, Director of Strategy, Center for Islam and Religious Freedom, founder, AltMuslimah.com When the media or non-Muslims talk of Islam, we tend to act as if there are just two Muslim communities: the terrorists and the non-terrorists. As if every peaceful Muslim living in the US is cut from the same cloth.  But, in fact, American Muslims are the most racially diverse religious group in the country. They’re Arab, African, African American, South Asian, European, Latino and White American – the list goes on. Many, but not all, are immigrants to the US. They have different cultures, speak different languages, and practice Islam in slightly different ways. So what does it mean to be a Muslim American?

Spam: The Unlikely Story

18 MINS

Guest: Ayalla Ruvio, PhD, Assistant Professor of Marketing, Eli Broad College of Business, Michigan State University Julie Rose knew she was in for a treat on Sunday nights growing up when her dad put on an apron and grabbed a spatula. Spam and cheese pancakes doused with maple syrup were his specialty. It was never clear why Frank Rose loved Spam so much … might have been from his days in the Air Force during the 70s. Or maybe he – like millions of people the world over – just bought into Hormel’s brilliant marketing, which has kept Spam on grocery shelves for 80 years.  Julie’s Dad’s Spam and Cheese Pancake Recipe \-Make regular pancake batter (Dad liked Bisquick and Krusteaz) \-Dice Spam and cheddar cheese into ½ inch pieces and add to prepared batter \-Cook pancakes on griddle \-Slather in butter and maple syrup!

Guest: Ayalla Ruvio, PhD, Assistant Professor of Marketing, Eli Broad College of Business, Michigan State University Julie Rose knew she was in for a treat on Sunday nights growing up when her dad put on an apron and grabbed a spatula. Spam and cheese pancakes doused with maple syrup were his specialty. It was never clear why Frank Rose loved Spam so much … might have been from his days in the Air Force during the 70s. Or maybe he – like millions of people the world over – just bought into Hormel’s brilliant marketing, which has kept Spam on grocery shelves for 80 years.  Julie’s Dad’s Spam and Cheese Pancake Recipe \-Make regular pancake batter (Dad liked Bisquick and Krusteaz) \-Dice Spam and cheddar cheese into ½ inch pieces and add to prepared batter \-Cook pancakes on griddle \-Slather in butter and maple syrup!