Tuesday, August 6, 2013

AirTalk for Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Contact: Producers Joel Patterson, Jasmin Tuffaha, Fiona Ng. Karen Fritsche



Wednesday, August 7, 2013

11:06 –11:20

Topic: OPEN

Guest: TBA


11:20 -11:40

Topic: What is 'intensive therapy' for sexual harassment offenders?:


Guest: Robert Weiss, Clinical Social Worker and Founding Director of the Sexual Recovery Institute, which counsels people with a variety of problems, including sexual harassment offenders




Topic: What a clean or cluttered desk says about you: Is a messy desk a sign of genius or merely a sign of a messy desk? It’s probably somewhere in between, say researchers at the University of Minnesota. According to a couple new studies published in the journal Psychological Science, disorderly environments can represent a break from tradition, which can in turn inspire more creativity. But before you start throwing office files about, there are perks to being neat and orderly too. It turns out people who keep their desks organized, are more likely to be charitable and to eat better. Why? Well, being in a clean room seemed to encourage people to do what was expected of them, explains psychological scientist Kathleen Vohs. What else do our desks say about us? Can altering our environment, improve our performance? Will this data lead to greater understanding or spark bigger battles between co-workers with different styles?

Guest: TBA


12:06 – 12:20

Topic: OPEN

Guest: TBA


12:20 – 12:40

Topic: MRIs, opiates, and complicated surgeries: Are we over-treating back problems? [TEMP HEAD]


Guest: Dr. John Mafi, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center


Guest: TBA back surgeon


12:40 – 1:00

Topic: Americans are reaching for something other than a Bud.

Beer has lost its place as America's favorite alcoholic beverage, according to a new poll. Gallup says Americans are just as likely to drink a cold brew as they are to order a glass of red or white. Two decades ago, 47 percent chose beer and only 27 percent wine. Those between 18- to 29-year-olds who are non-white are particularly embracing wine as booze of choice. The beer industry has experienced a bifurcation in the last few years. On the one hand, sales for well-known entities like Budweiser, Bud Light and Miller Lite have seen a steep drop, but craft and craft-related brands have continued to see double-digit growth. Los Angeles seems to bear out this trend with new microbreweries cropping up every few months. Are you drinking more wine than beer? What's your favorite beer? Are you an imported beer person, a domestic beer drinker, or a home-brew devotee?



Guest: Pete Reid, publisher of Modern Brewery Age, a trade magazine for the beer industry



Guest: Jenny Zegler, beverage analyst at Mintel, a global market research firm. Her areas of research include both the beer industry and the craft beer market.



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