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THINK! America – Weekend of May. 26, 2018 – Show #1

Topics - May 26, 2018 - Show #1. Guest: Adam Russo, LCSW, Child & Family Therapist, Author -Unwritten Rules: Real Strategies to Parent Your Child Into a Successful Adult.

Topics and Guest – May 26, 2018 – Show #1

Why do Americans care about the Royals? America threw off The Crown, and fought a bloody war not to have allegiance to it. Still, Americans are fascinated with the Royals, as indicated by our recent intense interest in the Harry-Meghan wedding. Is it because England will forever be our “mum” and that we share history, laws, culture and language? Is it because this time (unlike with American
divorcee Wallis Simpson in 1936), the monarchy can finally come to accept a former American divorcee in Court? Perhaps it’s England that is becoming more “American” and thus, we’re more interested. This recent royal wedding gave American viewers a welcoming environment with its examples of American music sung within the ceremony and the selection of an American Bishop who gave the sermon. What do you think?

Recess is Best: Turns out, school recess is great for kids. And they need more of it. Duh, grandparents know this, but
apparently it takes science to convince “helicopter” parents. Brain scans have shown kids learn better after getting a break for physical activity and unstructured play. “If you want a child to be attentive and stay on task — if you want them to encode the information you’re giving them into their memory — you’ve got to give them regular breaks,” says Ohio State University pediatrician Bob Murray. Murray
helped write the American Pediatrics Association’s policy statement on recess. Why do our public schools ignore common sense mandates?

Interview: Adam Russo, LCSW, Child & Family Therapist, Author -Unwritten Rules: Real Strategies to Parent Your Child Into a Successful Adult. Topic:  Decision by Boy Scouts of America to change their name of Boy Scouts of America to Scouts: BSA.

Are you surprised to learn that U.N. member states only voted with the United States 31% of the time last year? That’s the number from the State Department’s annual report on voting records at the U.N. Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, is not happy about this, saying this is not an acceptable return on our investment. Further she reminded the Assembly, that the US would be taking names. The Trump Administration wants to ensure that our foreign assistance dollars – the most generous in the world – always serve American interests, and that we’re not taken for granted. The current U.N. regular budget calls for $5.4 billion over two years. By a formula based on the size of a country’s economy and other factors, America’s assessment is set at 22 percent, or about $1.2 billion. Japan contributes
the second highest with 9.68%, followed by China (7.921%). What would you consider an acceptable rate of return?