Synopsis: Domestic abuse is something many women and men will experience in their lives. We talk to two psychologists familiar with the subject about what kind of person perpetrates partner and domestic violence, what victims can do to remove themselves from the abuse, and how being a witness to or a victim of abuse affects the intimate relationship, children and the family dynamic.
Host: Gary Price. Guests: Dr. Shannon Karl, Associate Professor in School of Psychology at Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Dr. Jay Richards, forensic psychologist on the faculty of Washington University and Seattle University, author of the novel, Silhouette of Virtue.
Synopsis: Bringing a new baby into the home is a wonderful – and chaotic – experience, and it’s often made more chaotic when mom and dad have to rush back to work shortly after the child is born. Financial reasons and the stigma of staying home if you’re a man, keep parents away from their children at a time in their lives when they’re needed the most. We talk to an author – and a dad who fought for his rights – about why it’s important for employees to receive paid family leave to take care of new babies, sick relatives and elderly parents. He also explains why paid leave is good for business and the economy.
Host: Marty Peterson. Guest: Josh Levs, journalist, father of 3, author of the book, All In: How our work-first culture fails dads, families, and businesses – and how we can fix it together.
Synopsis: After World War I there was a great conflict in Turkey and many Christians and others were killed. The city of Smyrna was set ablaze and even more people had to run to the beaches just to escape the flames. Refugees poured into the city from towns and rural areas and soon there were tens of thousands stranded on the shore with nowhere to go. We’ll hear how governments and diplomats in the West all but ignored their plight, and how the efforts of one brave relief worker and a Navy commander finally brought the victims to safety.
Host: Marty Peterson. Guests: Lou Ureneck, Professor of Journalism at Boston University, author of The Great Fire: One American’s mission to rescue victims of the 20th century’s first genocide.
Synopsis: Many ecologists, farmers and members of the public are worried that non-native plants and animals are invading the U.S. and preventing native species from thriving. Much money and time is spent trying to rid the land of these aliens – often to no avail. But are these species present because they’re the only ones that can thrive in an area? Are they multiplying because of something bad we’re injecting into their environment? Are these aliens actually helping nature create a diverse and robust environment? And are those so-called native species of plants and animals really native? Our guests have some surprising answers to those questions.
Host: Gary Price. Guests: Fred Pearce, science journalist, researcher, and author of The New Wild: Why invasive species will be nature’s salvation. Tao Orion, permaculture educator, author of Beyond the War on Invasive Species: A permaculture approach to ecosystem restoration.
Synopsis: There has been a debate going on for decades over Social Security and it’s future. Sometimes we hear that it’s going to go bankrupt; other times politicians want to scrap part of it and have workers find commercial financial instruments for their retirement; still others want to cut money paid out to retirees, their survivors and the disabled. We talk to an author and researcher about his ideas on why Social Security is important, isn’t going broke, and how it can be expanded and funded with modest increases in the future.
Host: Gary Price. Guests: Eric J. Kingson, Professor of Social Work, Syracuse University, N.Y., author with Nancy J. Altman of the book, Social Security Works! Why Social Security isn’t going broke and how expanding it will help us all.
Synopsis: Hundreds of people die each year in boating accidents – and many of those can be prevented if the right equipment is on board and boating safety procedures are followed. We talk to two Coast Guard specialists about what you need to know and have on hand in your boat to make this summer’s boating safe and fun.
Host: Marty Peterson. Guests: Lt. Andrew Perodeau, U.S. Coast Guard 9th District Office of Law Enforcement, Great Lakes Hdqts., Cleveland, OH; Mike Baron, Recreational and Water Safety Program Mgr. U.S. Coast Guard 9th District in Cleveland, OH.
Synopsis: We’ve heard a lot about climate change and global warming over the past 20 years or so, but ironically people care about it less now than they did a decade ago! We talk to a researcher and author about how the framing of climate change can skew the message and create attitudes that affect how we think of global warming and how we become motivated – or not – to do something about it.
Host: Gary Price. Guest: Per Espen Stoknes, psychologist, economist, author of What We Think About When We Try Not to Think About Global Warming: Toward a new psychology of climate action.