September 29, 2018
The Pulse: How Schools Shape Health
School is a place where kids learn about health — everything from nutrition to avoiding STDs. But increasingly, schools across the country are taking a stronger role in health issues affecting students. They’re providing basic medical care and counseling, and even tackling major public health problems like traumatic stress. In this episode, we explore how health issues affect education, and the role schools should play in caring for kids’ health.
September 22, 2018
KQED Climate Summit Special
World leaders gathered in San Francisco, the week of September 10th, 2018, to discuss their climate change solutions. At the Global Climate Action Summit, city officials, CEOs and investors were expected to make new commitments for deep cuts in carbon emissions. On this program, we'll hear about what California and the world have achieved so far, what’s next, and the barriers to action.
September 15, 2018
America Abroad: Combating Extremist Ideology Since 9/11
It's been 17 years since 9/11, and 14 years since the 9/11 Commission released its recommendations on how to prevent future attacks. While much of the focus has been on military solutions, the commission also made recommendations on how to use diplomacy and soft power to prevent the growth of extremist ideology abroad. In this episode, we take a look at those recommendations, how the Bush and Obama administrations worked to implement them, and what lies ahead for the future.
September 8, 2018
With Good Reason: The Substance of Addiction
Many people worry that their children are tethered to their social media devices. Trevor Hoag says we shouldnt be using the language of addiction words like "hooked on their iphones" on young people.
Also, there are several medications on the market that can treat addiction. But Nassima Ait-Daoud Tiouririne says treating addiction with medication isn't as simple as just popping some pills. It takes a lot of careful study and a personalized treatment plan to get it right.
Plus, Nurses are often the first connection between patients and the healthcare system. Cathie Collins says that means nurses must be trained to see the signs of addiction and the possible pitfalls in recovery.
September 1, 2018
Intelligence Squared U.S.
Has Globalilization Undermined the American Working Class?
Globalization ushered in an era of free trade, fluid borders, and unparalleled corporate profits. But in the United States jobs are disappearing, and the American working class is losing ground. Is globalization to blame? Did the push toward global integration leave our most vulnerable populations behind, making them the losers of this grand experiment? Or is globalization being used as a scapegoat for a wider range of failed public policies and unprecedented advances in technology? The debaters are Thea Lee, Jason Furman, Jared Bernstein, and James Manyika.