Census, Cotillion, NICU Sensors, Stereotypes
Top of Mind with Julie Rose
- Mar 11, 2019 10:00 pm
- 1:35:47 mins
Citizenship Question Stalls 2020 Census Guest: Hansi Lo Wang, National Correspondent, NPR Two federal judges have now ruled against the Trump Administration’s plan to include a question on next year’s Census that asks if the person being counted is a citizen of the United States. Why is such a simple question so controversial that the Supreme Court is planning to weigh in next month? Teaching Proper Etiquette and Social Grace Through Cotillion Guest: Ann Achiu Director of the Fairfax and Arlington Chapters of the National League of Junior Cotillions Kids as young as sixth-grade have spent the last five months learning to waltz and introduce themselves politely and sit up straight at dinner. The boys wear suits. The girls wear dresses –and sometimes even gloves, because there’s an old-timey feel to cotillion. The months-long etiquette course culminates with a fancy Spring ball. Did you know this tradition was alive and well in America? The Real Paleo Diet . . . Doesn't Exist Guest: Herman Pontzer, Associate Professor of Evolutionary Anthropology at Duke University The whole idea behind the "paleo" diet is that if we go back to eating like our hunter-gatherer ancestors, we won’t have all the obesity and diabetes and heart disease our modern lifestyle has brought. Makes total sense when you look at the few hunter-gatherer societies left on the planet today: They are in excellent health. But studying the diet and exercise of actual hunter-gatherer societies alive today paints a different picture of the kind of diet that "works." Wireless Sensors Now Let Parents Cuddle Their Children While Staying at NICU Guest: Amy Paller, Professor of Pediatrics and Chair of the Dermatology Department at Northwestern Medicine Having a baby in the newborn intensive care unit is scary and stressful for parents. Worse, all the wires hooked up to monitors keeping tabs on the baby’s vital signs get in the way of the way of physical bonding between a newborn and its parents. Researchers at Northwestern University have developed wireless sensors to solve this problem. How to Not Let Stereotypes Undermine Your Performance Guest: Russell McClain, Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, University of Maryland Carey School of Law We hear a lot about how stereotypes affect the way we treat other people. Even when you think you’re not affected by stereotypes, you probably are. Somewhere on a subconscious level, you’re making snap judgments about people based on their race or gender or religion. But how do you suppose stereotypes about you –about your race, gender or religion affect you? When you’re the only one like you in a group –the only woman, the only person of color, the only member of your faith–do you feel pressure to defy stereotypes? Potty Policies Guest: Steve Hodges, Pediatric Urology at Wake Forest University Medical Center Put yourself in the place of your child’s school teacher. You’ve got 30 or 40 kids in the class. You’ve got material to get through, order to maintain and short attention spans to wrangle. And every few minutes a new kid is asking to go potty. It’s no wonder, for the sake of order, teachers have rules about bathroom breaks. Besides, for all the teacher knows, that kid just wants to stretch his legs and doesn’t really need to pee. But forcing a child to "hold it" can have serious health consequences.