Top of Mind with Julie Rose

Series produced by BYUradio/KUMT/KBYU-FM

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Becoming better citizens, kinder neighbors and more effective advocates.

Each week we take a potentially divisive topic and go searching for perspectives on it that help us feel more empathy, more hope, and maybe a little challenged. We’re not trying to change your mind. We just think in a world that’s so divided, there’s power in thinking deeply about why we see things the way we do. We believe it can help us become better citizens, more effective advocates, and kinder neighbors. Hosted by award-winning journalist Julie Rose, the Top of Mind podcast is a production of BYUradio.


211 Pieces

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We’re exploring why America's childcare crisis is an equation we can't seem to balance.

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  • Added: Jul 03, 2024
  • Length: 52:50
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Americans are obsessed with crime. But most of us are safer today than we’ve ever been. What’s driving the disconnect in our perception of crime?

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  • Added: Jun 21, 2024
  • Length: 52:50
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What are the pros and cons of treating social issues - like violence, opioids, loneliness and obesity – as epidemics?

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  • Added: Jun 07, 2024
  • Length: 52:50
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Many Americans with white skin have begun to think explicitly about race and its consequences. What does it mean to be white in America?

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  • Added: May 24, 2024
  • Length: 52:51
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Floods are the most destructive natural disasters in the United States. Their damage is also the most preventable.

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  • Added: Apr 25, 2024
  • Length: 52:50
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Homelessness in America is at a 17-year high. Ending it feels impossible. But some communities are making headway. How?

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  • Added: Apr 18, 2024
  • Length: 52:51
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Why don’t more Americans vote in primary elections? Are open, partisan or closed primaries better for voter engagement?

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  • Added: Apr 11, 2024
  • Length: 52:50
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Teen mental health in America is getting worse. What role do medication, sleep and social media play?

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  • Added: Apr 04, 2024
  • Length: 52:50
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Tipping culture is changing in America. What’s driving tipflation and tipcreep – and what’s expected of consumers?

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  • Added: Mar 14, 2024
  • Length: 52:51
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The US is seeing an unusual spike in union activity and public support for unions. What does this moment mean for the future of labor in America?

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  • Added: Mar 07, 2024
  • Length: 52:50
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Government transparency is a basic tenet of American democracy. But openness in government always has a cost. What’s the right balance?

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  • Added: Feb 22, 2024
  • Length: 52:51
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American boys and men are falling behind. Have we accidentally overlooked their struggles?

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  • Added: Feb 15, 2024
  • Length: 52:50
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Between chronic absenteeism and shifting grading systems, we know many students lack motivation to learn. What can schools do differently?

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  • Added: Feb 08, 2024
  • Length: 52:50
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Is perspective-taking (the ability to see things from another’s point of view) the key to overcoming polarization in society?

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  • Added: Jan 25, 2024
  • Length: 52:50
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Native Americans are reclaiming their narrative. A new wave of research, activism, and representation is changing the conversation.

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  • Added: Dec 15, 2023
  • Length: 52:52
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We are reframing the debate about immigration. We think of immigration of being exclusively a permanent thing. Most of it, in fact, is intended to ...

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  • Added: Dec 08, 2023
  • Length: 52:51
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Fines and fees have become the default way we punish people; deterrence is the ultimate goal, but do fines actually deter bad behavior?

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  • Added: Nov 30, 2023
  • Length: 52:50
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Was America founded by divine intervention, or profit-seeking slaveholders, or noble men in pursuit of freedom? The angst over America's Founding s...

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  • Added: Nov 09, 2023
  • Length: 52:50
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Who should decide how stories and artifacts of a cultural heritage are shared? What's the difference between appropriation and appreciation?

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  • Added: Nov 02, 2023
  • Length: 52:53
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We all have English pet peeves (and judge people who break the rules). Why do we insist on proper English — and what does that say about us?

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  • Added: Oct 27, 2023
  • Length: 52:52
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