Congressional Term Limits, Holiday Movies, Kids Need to Play

The Matt Townsend Show - Season 1, Episode 1068

  • Dec 22, 2016 5:00 pm
  • 2:28:49 mins

Congressional Term Limits (18:21) Dr. Thad Kousser is Professor of Political Science and Department Chair at UC San Diego. He studies include American state and national politics, government reform, direct democracy, interest group influence, and the use of social media by politicians. The hashtag, “DraintheSwamp” is Trumps promise to enact term limits on Congress and to stop career politicians from clogging up and slowing down the political system.  What would it take to enact term limits?  Will term limits actually help America progress? Dr. Kousser share his thoughts. The Best Movies of Christmas (46:20) In an effort to help you save time by picking the best entertainment this holiday season Jeff Simpson shares his Top Christmas Movies. Parent Previews - Rogue One and Collateral Beauty (1:10:00) Rod Gustafson from Parent Previews joins the show to review the new movies La La Land and Sing Caitlin Thomas - Christmas Trivia (1:32:38) Christmas, it’s practically here! We are three days away from, I would say, the most anticipated holiday of the year. Our trees are up, stockings hung, and gifts are being wrapped… but how much do we actually know about the history of our favorite holiday? Caitlin Thomas is here with us to quiz me on the history behind Christmas.  Kids Need to Play Outside (1:56:54) Dr. Sandra Russ from Case Western Reserve University's Department of Psychological Sciences.  She is the author of “Pretend Play in Childhood: Foundation of Adult Creativity.” Have you ever stood in the doorway and just watched your child play out a story? Whether they’re playing with puppets or Barbies or action figures, it can be quite entertaining. But kids don’t just play pretend to keep their mind off of adult things, it is actually a vital part of their development. Watching your kids play can give you a lot of insight on your kid’s mind. Dr. Sandra Russ teaches us the importance of imaginative play and how we can foster it for our children.