It's Getting Harder to Become American, The Toymaker, Is Medicare Going Broke?
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 878
- Aug 15, 2018 9:00 pm
- 1:43:31 mins
It's Getting Harder to Become a US Citizen Guest: Charles Kuck, JD, Attorney, Kuck Baxter Immigration and Adjunct Professor at Emory Law School The Trump Administration has made its commitment to preventing illegal immigration very clear. But it’s also proposing changes that could make it harder for people to get green cards and become US citizens through proper legal channels. One change that has been leaked to the media and reported by a variety of news outlets would disqualify people from becoming a US citizen if they’ve ever received used a variety of public assistance programs, including food stamps or housing subsidies. How To Raise Funny Kids Guest: Peter McGraw, PhD, Associate Professor of Marketing and Psychology, University of Colorado Boulder Have you noticed how kids love to tell jokes? Granted they’re not always funny. And when kids are really little, the jokes usually don’t even make sense. But humor researcher Peter McGraw says parents should encourage their kids to be funny. Where No Radio Telescope Has Gone Before Guests: Brian Jeffs, PhD, Professor of Computer and Electrical Engineering, Brigham Young University, and Karl Warnick, PhD, Professor of Computer and Electrical Engineering, Brigham Young University. There is giant satellite dish as wide as three football fields set into a jungle-covered mountain in Puerto Rico. But it’s not for TV. It’s for receiving signals from deep space - maybe from extraterrestrials, but more likely from celestial objects can help us understand how our universe formed. The Apple Seed Guest: Sam Payne, Host of The Apple Seed Sam Payne of The Apple Seed shares a story and fiddle playing from Josh Goforth. Utah Retiree Makes a Million Toys For Charity Guest: Alton Thacker, Founder, Tiny Tim’s Foundation for Kids If you could have a million of anything, what would you choose? Alton Thacker decided he wanted a million toy cars. Not for himself, though. For sixteen years, Thacker – who is 82 – has led a team of volunteers who saw and sand and paint wooden toy cars for kids around the world. He calls it Tiny Tim’s Toy Factory - it’s in West Jordan, Utah and they just made their one-millionth car. More Information: firstname.lastname@example.org Is Medicare Going Bust? Guest: Jonathan Skinner, PhD, Professor of Economics, Dartmouth College Every month a chunk of money comes out of your paycheck for Social Security and Medicare, with the intent that the money will be used after you retire. But a recent federal report warned Medicare is running out of money. Who really pays for Medicare? And is it sustainable over time?