Is Russia Really a Threat?, Racism in the NFL, Internal Clocks
Top of Mind with Julie Rose
- Sep 27, 2017 11:00 pm
- 1:44:18 mins
Is Russia Really America's Big Bad Wolf? Guest: Ronald Suny, PhD, Professor of History, University of Michigan, Emeritus Professor of Political Science and History, University of Chicago, Senior Researcher, National Research University – Higher School of Economics in Saint Petersburg, Russia We’re going to build a space station on the moon together with Russia – that word came today. Throughout the turbulent history of US-Soviet relations, space was one area the rival nations found room to cooperate. Interesting that we’re seeing this new space collaboration announced at a time when political tension between the US and Russia is so high. We’ve been slapping diplomatic sanctions on each other in a kind of tit-for-tat. And each week brings new revelations of just how hard Russia worked to influence the 2016 election, spreading misinformation and even running ads on Facebook aimed at amplifying social and political divisions in America. Racial Stereotypes and the NFL Guest: Patrick Ferrucci, PhD, Assistant Professor of Journalism, University of Colorado Boulder There’s a lot of debate right now about whether or not a pro-football game is the place for political protest, and whether kneeling during the national anthem is an appropriate way to do it. If the protest is about racial inequality, an NFL game is, in some ways the perfect place, for it. Internal Clocks Keep Us Healthy Guest: Carrie Partch, PhD, Professor of Biochemistry, University of California, Santa Cruz The problem with jet lag is not just that you’re tired, it’s that, no matter how tired you are, your body won’t sleep when it’s nighttime. Your internal clock is all messed up. And that’s not just a metaphor. Almost every cell in your body has a timing mechanism – a clock – with the ability to affect your sleep, your weight and even how well medicine works for you. The Apple Seed: Stories and Tellers Guest: Sam Payne, Host, The Apple Seed, BYUradio Music During War Time Guest: Lauren Rebecca Sklaroff, PhD, Professor of History, University of South Carolina Bob Dylan, Pete Seeger and Joan Baez built their careers voicing the anti-war sentiment of the protest movement. But, as the new PBS documentary makes painfully clear, everything about the Vietnam War was complicated. And the same goes for the music of the era. A DACA Recipient Speaks Out Guest: Jose Franco, Recipient of DACA, BYU graduate The clock is ticking on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program – or DACA. It will expire under President Trump’s order in six months, unless Congress acts to protect the 800,000 undocumented young people who are currently able to work and study in the US without fear of deportation because of DACA. I’m joined in studio by one of those young people.