Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on December 4, 2017
4:00 – Social Science Apologetics: Virtue-Focused People and Decision-Making
It’s common knowledge that people tend to be better at solving other people’s problems than they are at addressing their own. But a new study finds that people who think, not in terms of what they personally feel or think they should do about their problems, but in terms of what attempting to live up to a particular set of virtues would have them do in response to a problem, are just as good at solving their own problems as they are helping others. We’ll get the details with Dr Greg Popcak
4:20 – I said “No,” he said “No Problem”
The ongoing sexual harassment allegation stories have sparked national conversations about proper relationships between men and women at home and in the workplace. During times like this it’s important to hear the stories of women who have been the victims of abuse and sexual assault. Jolene Underwood became pregnant as a result of an acquaintance rape and has experience firsthand the trauma and challenges that come with it. She joins us with her story.
5:00 – Da Vinci: Portrait of an Author, Artist, Inventor and more
Leonardo da Vinci produced two of the most famous paintings in history, but he was much more than an artist. His passion for science and technology led him to pursue innovative studies of a wide variety of fields, including anatomy, fossils, birds, flying machines, geology and weaponry. He refused to limit himself to a single field. Walter Isaacson joins us with an in-depth look at his life and work.