Wild Week in the Markets, Gambling Disorder, Conservative Take on Immigration
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 744
- Feb 9, 2018
- 1:41:59 mins
Wild Week in the Markets Guest: Ryan Law, Professor of Personal Finance, Director of the Utah Valley University Money Management Resource Center On Monday, the Dow plunged 700 points, which is a lot. And there’s been quite a bit of unsettled anguish in the markets all week. The weird thing is that the US economy is doing great – unemployment continues to fall, jobs are growing and wages are going up too – that last bit of news came Friday and apparently sparked Monday’s sell-off. Why would good economic news cause investors to freak out? Betting on Change Guest: Jeremiah Weinstock, Associate Professor of Psychology, Saint Louis University Investigators are still unsure what motivated a man to rain fire on a country music concert in Las Vegas last October, killing 58 and wounding hundreds of others. But, they’ve learned that the shooter was a serious gambler and they’re exploring whether that problem might be connected to the shooting. Scholars at more than 25 universities across the US say there’s too little research being done on the addictive nature of gambling and its effects on behavior. They’ve released an open letter calling on states and the federal government to put more resources toward learning how to prevent and treat gambling disorder. Cell Phones Help Teachers in Ghana Guest: Cade Dopp, Graduate Student, Instructional Psychology and Technology, Brigham Young University, and Founder, Educell Parents and teachers in America complain about bureaucracy in education, but in Ghana, teachers are required to submit handwritten daily lesson plans to their supervisors. So, when BYU student Cade Dopp won a prize from BYU’s Ballard Center to use technology to improve education, he began thinking about ways to streamline the workload of teachers over in Ghana. Learn more about Educell here. Conservative Take on Immigration Guest: Congressman Raúl Labrador, R, Idaho Republicans in Congress are poised to pass another short-term spending bill that will avert another government shutdown this week and allow for more time to work out a solution for the “Dreamers.” Those are, of course, the undocumented immigrants who were brought to the country as children. Some 800,000 of them are enrolled in a program created by President Obama called “DACA,” which allows them to study and work in the US without fear of deportation. That program will end in one month under President Trump’s order. Idaho Republican Congressman Raul Labrador is co-sponsor of a bill introduced a few weeks ago that mirrors President Trump’s immigration priorities. Exploitation of Black Labor after Slavery (Originally aired: Feb. 27, 2017) Guest: Kathy Forde, PhD, Associate Professor of Journalism, University of Massachusetts Amherst How to root out racial disparity in America’s justice system? Here’s what we know: African Americans make up 13 percent of the US population, but they account for 37 percent of the inmates in US prisons. Laws created during the tough-on-crime, War on Drugs era of the 1980s and 1990s are often blamed for America’s high incarceration, and for the disproportionate number of African Americans doing time. Historian Kathy Forde says the trouble dates back much further – to about a decade after the Civil War when thousands upon thousands of freed slaves were arrested on trumped-up charges and leased to private companies to keep the Southern economy afloat. They became slaves by another name. Show Tunes in the Studio (Originally aired: March 22, 2017) Guest: Frank Wildhorn, Songwriter and Composer of hit musicals such as “The Count of Monte Cristo,” “Jekyll and Hyde,” and “The Scarlet Pimpernel” For more than two decades, Frank Wildhorn has captivated audiences worldwide with his popular musicals including "Jekyll & Hyde," "The Scarlet Pimpernel," and "The Count of Monte Cristo," to name a few. Unlike many professional composers who started learning music around the same time they learned to talk, Wildhorn taught himself to play the piano as a teenager, and before he wrote for theater, he wrote a huge hit for pop star Whitney Houston.