Vaccines, Sex Ed, and Loving Introverts: Feb 9-13 on JX
Vaccines are very much in the news of late, and Oregon's coming deadline for getting kids shots or removing them from school only adds to the headlines.
That's one of the featured interviews in this week of the Jefferson Exchange.
We'll also visit with "Dr. Wes" about consent-based sex education, and learn about how introverts approach love relationships. Yeah, some of us already know.
Here are the week's highlights so far:
Jefferson Exchange for February 9-13, 2015
Monday, February 9, 2015/8:00 Vaccination Exclusion Day In Oregon
The whole country is talking about vaccines and vaccine exclusions, now that measles cases are popping up all over. And it's one of the diseases we thought vaccines got rid of. Parents of public school kids in Oregon face a February 18th deadline to vaccinate their kids. We get medical and legal updates from the state's immunization program... about what's expected and allowed.
Monday, February 9, 2015/8:30 Prosthetics for the 21st Century
Watching a double-amputee run in the Olympics three years ago proved the quality of modern prosthetics. They are a far cry from the wooden legs of ages past. Forest Sexton is up on the state of the art in prosthetic technology. His company Spectrum O & P (Orthotics and Prosthetics) delivers the goods to people who need new limbs. He visits with details of the business.
Monday, February 9, 2015/9:00 Blending A Family With "More Love, Less Panic"
Claude Knobler and his wife already had two kids of their own when they decided to adopt a little boy from Ethiopia. In the process of trying to mold him as a human being, Claude realized the impossibility of trying to make a person turn out a certain way... even with his biological kids. He tells the story of realizing this in his memoir "More Love, Less Panic." Claude Knobler joins us to talk about the process of changing his parenting process.
Wednesday, February 11, 2015/8:30 VENTSday
Listeners are always welcome to phone or email The Exchange to join our discussions. But our weekly VENTSday segment puts the listeners front and center. We throw a pair of topics on the table, and let callers and emailers vent--politely--on those topics. Topics range from the global to the hyper-local, and all responsible opinions are welcome. We bring the topics, you bring the opinions. It's VENTSday on The Jefferson Exchange, and you participate by calling 1-800-838-3760 or emailing JX@jeffnet.org.
Wednesday, February 11, 2015/9:00 Consent-Based Sex Education
The plethora of news stories on campus sexual assaults should tell us something is missing from the sex education process. Kansas psychologist Dr. Wes Crenshaw says it's time to focus on consent-based sex education. He's bringing out a new book on the topic, and the challenges for both teens and parents in the age of the Internet. "Dr. Wes" joins us for a full exploration of the subject.
Thursday, February 12, 2015/9:00 Abraham Lincoln As The "Founders' Son"
Politicians love to talk about the founding fathers of America, even if they often misquote or misinterpret them. But what about the NEXT generation of leaders, after the founding fathers? Writer/historian Richard Brookhiser focuses on Abraham Lincoln, who he calls "Founders' Son" in his book by that title. Brookhiser visits the Exchange to talk about how much Lincoln relied on the work of the founding fathers. http://www.richardbrookhiser.com/book/founders-son
Friday, February 13, 2015/9:00 Valentine's Day Quietly: "Introverts In Love"
Finding another human being and falling in love sure looks easy in the movies. But in real life, it can be tricky indeed. Especially for people who are a bit reserved and less likely to put themselves out there. For them, there's the new book "Introverts In Love." Author Sophia Dembling writes the "Introvert's Corner" blog for Psychology Today online. She joins us with details on how introverts approach love relationships.