Good News Friday // Snowden // Ants // Caterpillars // Coral // Kidnapping //
It is another glorious Good News Friday! Edward Snowden has had a crayfish named for him. There seems to be an ant invasion this year. Katherine provides tips for dealing with them and then notes that caterpillars have their own way of turning ants into slaves. Please be careful with coral. It could poison you. A man saw a couple at a bus stop that did not look right. He ended up averting a kidnapping.
Jim Milligan // Blue Letter Bible //
Jim is a guest that Katherine has been trying to get on for ages. Jim and Katherine discuss the history of the Blue Letter Bible site including the origin of the name and some cool tips and tricks for maximizing the information you get from the site.
China // Ghost Cities // After-Life // Rumors // Lies //
Katherine revisits and updates the story of ghost cities in China. China is one of two countries with massive consumption of cement and concrete. What are these ghost cities really for? One man has threatened to have his Bentley buried with him so he can drive in the after-life. China has started arresting people for spreading "rumors". Denying motherhood to correct spoiled behaviour?
Oliva Metcalf // Video Games // Addiction //
Olivia shares insights from her research into video gaming addiction. A must listen show.
Are schools an authoritarian conditing system? It seems so from the stories hitting the press. In the Belleville school system a highly rated and tenured teacher was suspended simply for answering student questions about the new surveillance system. That was not the only problem with the surveillance system. Another teacher was locked into a bathroom by the system and could only get help at the end of the school day.
Mark Bauerlein // Dumbest Generation // Nomophobia //
Mark and Katherine discuss the impact of electronic devices on kids today and how it is rendering them into the dumbest generation ever. Fear of being without your cell phone? Going to sleep with your phone instead of a teddy bear.
Google Me Gently
Where do you keep your brain?
Immaculate Machine - No such thing as the future
Leonard Cohen - The Future