North Korea's Promises, Chasing Men on Fire, Avengers: Infinity War
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 802
- May 1, 2018 11:00 pm
- 1:44:16 mins
Are North Korea’s Promises Different This Time Around? Guest: Eric Jensen, JD, Professor of International Law, BYU Law On Friday, Kim Jong Un became the first North Korea leader to set foot in South Korea. He shook hands – and even hugged – South Korea’s president Moon Jae-In. And the two leaders signed a declaration promising a “nuclear-free Korean Peninsula.” Next, President Trump is slated to meet with North Korea’s Kim – which will be another historic meeting. No sitting US president has ever met with a North Korean leader. Can these meetings actually lead North Korea to abandon the nuclear weapons program it has advanced quickly over the last year? Chasing Men on Fire Guest: Stephen G. Waxman, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Neurology, Neuroscience and Pharmacology, Director of the Neuroscience & Regeneration Research Center, Yale Medical School. "Author of Chasing Men on Fire: The Story of the Search for a Pain Gene" Chronic pain is more common than cancer, heart disease and diabetes combined. It affects 100 million adults in the US. But the existing medications to treat it are not effective in a lot of cases – and worse, they can be highly-addictive, as evidenced by the opioid overdose epidemic. So, there’s a pressing need to understand how pain works at a fundamental level. Why does tolerance for pain vary so widely? Why do some medications work for some people and not others? 12 Habits Holding Women Back at Work Guests: Sally Helgesen and Marshall Goldsmith, Authors of “How Women Rise: Break the 12 Habits Holding You Back from Your Next Raise, Promotion or Job” Almost half of the workers in America’s big businesses are women. But as you rise through the ranks of these companies, the percent of women narrows like you’re moving to the top of a pyramid. Only a quarter of executives are female and an even smaller percentage sit on corporate boards. And when you get to the top of the pyramid, fewer than 6 percent of CEOs in large American corporations are women. Discrimination is certainly at play. But leadership experts Sally Helgesen and Marshall Goldsmith say there are 12 habits common among women, that may also be holding them back. Ironically, these same habits worked to their advantage when they were at the bottom of the pyramid, but they’re a barrier to climbing higher. Parent Previews – Avengers: Infinity War Guest: Rod Gustafson, film critic, ParentPreviews.com It’s the super group to end all super groups – Iron Man, Dr. Strange, Spiderman, Captain America, Thor, Hulk, Black Panther, plus Star Lord and the rest of the Guardians of the Galaxy. And they’ve joined forces to face a new, powerful villain intent on – you guessed it – destroying the universe. The Short Story Dispenser Guest: Kristan Leroy, International Sales Director, Short Edition In any doctor’s office, pharmacy, airport… anywhere people have to wait, it’s the same scene: people hunched over their phones. But visitors waiting in the lobby of the Prudential Building in Boston, or the Edmonton International Airport in Canada or one of dozens of train stations in France have another option: there’s a vending machine that doles out short stories for free on strips of paper like a really long receipt at the grocery store. There are more than 150 of these story-dispensing kiosks around the world so far. They’re the product of a French publishing house called Short Edition. To find a Short Story Dispenser click here. To contribute your own story to the Short Story Dispenser, email email@example.com.