Girls On The Run Orange County

Girls on the Run Orange County Board Member Amy Cook tells us how her organization is helping elementary and middle school girls develop essential skills. She has a longitudinal study fresh out to make her point(s). For upcoming events, and information about applying for board membership: https://girlsontherunoc.org/. Girls enrolled in the program will offer their own testimony on a future show that they will help produce. Watch in December for that program.

Not Your Parents’ Cruise Control AND Girls On The Run Orange County

UCI graduate engineering students at the Advanced Power and Energy Program, Van Wifvat and Blake Lane, take the fiction out of science fiction about ground transportation; slaying some myths and posting us on what’s brewing up about net zero and self driving vehicles. More details are available, where you could spend all week, at: http://www.apep.uci.edu/3/ and  http://www.apep.uci.edu/3/DEFAULT.ASPX. Correction: the earliest autonomous vehicle research was conducted on California’s Interstate 15, not Interstate 5.

Then (min 42:53), Girls on the Run Orange County Board Member Amy Cook tells us how her organization is helping elementary and middle school girls develop essential skills. She has a longitudinal study fresh out to make her point(s). For upcoming events, and information about applying for board membership: https://girlsontherunoc.org/. Girls enrolled in the program will offer their own testimony on a future show that they will help produce. Watch in December for that program.

Two Fine Minds about Our Brains

Calling all athletes reporting for practice! Returning to the show are James Hicks, UCI professor and Director at Center for Exercise Medicine and Sport Sciences; and Michael Yassa, UCI Professor of Neurobiology and Behavior, and Director of the Center for Neurobiology of Learning and Memory.  They take up their research along the continuum from the benefits to the hazards of exercise on brain health. Of concern are NFL bangs, the disparities of women in research trauma, and men versus women’s response to trauma and lots in between. Resources galore are available at: http://emssi.uci.edu/ and http://yassalab.org/.

Bears Ears and Manifest Hegemony

We contemplate sacred terrain with: Angelo Baca, Native American documentary filmmaker, and Matthew Campbell, Native American staff attorney with the Native American Rights Fund (http://www.narf.org/ ), as they take up their respective and varied efforts to preserve the recently designated Bear Ears National Monument in southeast Utah. They consider who is taking from whom, following the U.S. Interior Dept.’s recent closing of its comment period over the current administration’s intentions to roll back the 12/2016 1.35 million acre US Monument designation. If some of this makes you consider more deeply what is beneath the ground you live, work, and play upon; then mission partially accomplished.