Putin's PR Beats Trump's, Fact Checking the Fact Checkers, Obesity Gut Bacteria
Top of Mind with Julie Rose
- Jul 16, 2018 11:00 pm
- 1:42:16 mins
How Putin Is Beating Trump at Public Relations Guest: Cynthia V. Hooper, PhD, Professor, Director, Russian and Eastern European Studies, College of the Holy Cross Coming out of President Trump's summit with Putin, the two leaders did not announce any specific agreements resulting from their private meeting, other than a commitment to work together on countering terrorism and nuclear proliferation. When pressed by several American journalists to acknowledge the conclusions of US intelligence agencies and directly criticize Russia for meddling in the 2016 election – or anything else, for that matter, Trump declined. Was the summit a win for Putin, or a loss for Trump? Slowing Down In An Accelerated, Technological Life Guest: Simon Gottschalk, PhD, Professor of Sociology, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Author, "The Terminal Self: Everyday Life in Hypermodern Times" The pace of life and work has accelerated drastically in the past 70 years. Even in the last 10 years since phones got smart, things have sped up. What are the consequences of being connected and on-call all the time? Can anything be done to slow it all down? Breaking the Food Waste Cycle Guest: Dana Gunders, Author of "Waste Free Kitchen Handbook," Founder of Next Course I bet there’s something in your fridge right now that’s perfectly edible, but you’ll end up throwing out because it expires, or starts to discolor, or falls on the floor, or just doesn’t sound good anymore. The average American throws away over $35 each month in the form of uneaten food—is there a better way? Who Fact-Checks the Fact-Checkers? Guest: Angie Holan, Editor, PolitiFact Fact checking has become so popular that major news outlets do it on Presidential speeches in real-time. Political campaigns fact-check their opponents’ claims. But how sure can we be that the people doing the fact checking are not biased? That they’re not looking more critically on one party than another? Parent Previews: Skyscraper, Hotel Transylvania 3 Guest: Rod Gustafson, Film Reviewer at ParentPreviews.com Former FBI Hostage Rescue Team leader and U.S. war veteran Will Ford is on assignment in China when he finds the tallest, safest building in the world suddenly ablaze, and he's been framed for it. In the third installment of the Hotel Transylvania series, a family of monsters embarks on a vacation on a luxury monster cruise ship so Dracula can take a summer vacation from providing everyone else's vacation at the hotel. Tech Transfer: Targeting Gut Bacteria that Promote Obesity Guests: Laura Bridgewater, PhD, Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Biology, Associate Dean, College of Life Sciences, Brigham Young University; Mike Alder, Director, BYU Technology Transfer Office Scientists are becoming more and more convinced that the bacteria living in your gut plays a central role in good health. There have also been studies that show the wrong mix of bacteria in your gut could make you more prone to obesity. So the question is, how can you kill the bad bacteria making you depressed or obese or allergic to certain foods, without killing all the good bacteria your body needs?