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31 minutes | Dec 30, 2021
Next Manned Space Mission: Moon, Mars or Venus? | EP33
Successfully landing the Perseverance rover on Mars and the first space flight by private companies has created some public excitement about space exploration. Can these achievements translate to renewed interest and support in manned space exploration? In this episode, APU professor Dr. Gary Deel talks to astrobiologist and planetary scientist Dr. Ramses Ramirez about his scientific modeling work aimed at better understanding the climate and habitability of Mars, Venus and other planets and exoplanets. Learn about the many challenges of planetary colonization, the role of private and public sector organizations to get there, and the continued need to build public excitement about the potential of space exploration. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
37 minutes | Dec 16, 2021
Is Free Will an Illusion? | EP34
Do people have control over their own actions? In this episode, APU’s Dr. Gary Deel talks to Dr. Bjorn Mercer about the existence of free will, free judgment, determinism, fatalism, and more. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
36 minutes | Dec 2, 2021
The Complexity of Immigration | EP32
Immigration stirs a lot of mixed feelings, even among those who emigrated from war-torn countries. In this episode, Dr. Gary Deel talks to APU business professor Irvin Varkonyi about his experience as a young boy fleeing Hungary with his family after World War II. Learn how his parents were Jews who survived being imprisoned in a Holocaust concentration camp, but upon returning to their Hungarian village experienced antisemitic threats. They escaped to Austria and eventually to the United States where they were able to build a life. Despite firsthand experience, hear the mixed feelings Irvin’s father had regarding current immigration policies and what steps need to occur to help people better understand the complexities surrounding immigration. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
29 minutes | Nov 18, 2021
Combating Human Trafficking in the Hospitality Industry | EP31
Identifying human trafficking in the hospitality industry can be difficult because of the constant influx of guests. However, 80% of sex trafficking victims are recovered from hotels and motels so it’s critical that hospitality staff are vigilant and highly trained to identify trafficking. In this episode, APU’s Dr. Gary Deel talks to Jessica Wickey about her efforts to educate hospitality students to recognize indicators of sex trafficking and labor trafficking. While sex trafficking gets more attention, labor trafficking actually involves a greater number of enslaved people working as housekeepers, cleaners, landscapers, cooks—often for third-party vendors that provide labor services to hotels and motels. Learn the key indicators of sex and labor trafficking and what to do if you suspect illicit activity. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
32 minutes | Nov 4, 2021
Infrastructure Innovations Drive Exciting Possibilities in Transportation and Logistics | EP30
Infrastructure may not seem like the most exciting topic, but the innovation and technical advancements involved in improving our nation’s transportation and logistics sector is revolutionary. In this podcast, Dr. Gary Deel talks to APU transportation and logistics professor Dr. Kandis Wyatt about the vast scope of what’s considered “infrastructure,” which is much more than roads and bridges. Learn about innovative technologies that could change the way we think of transportation like space flight, drones, artificial intelligence, electric vehicle infrastructure, wide-spread broadband internet, and much more. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
33 minutes | Oct 21, 2021
Preparing for the Automation Revolution with Skill Development
The automation revolution is upon us and may be accelerated by the current state of the economy, where there are more jobs in the market than humans to work them. In this episode, Dr. Gary Deel talks to APU business professor Dr. Eugene Kaufman about the robotics revolution and the integration of technology and artificial intelligence in the workforce. Learn why it’s increasingly important for young professionals to focus on developing skills throughout their working lives so they’re able to be flexible and adaptable to inevitable technological changes in the workplace. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
28 minutes | Oct 7, 2021
Should Humans Limit Advancements of Artificial Intelligence? | EP28
All artificial intelligence systems have bias because a human being programmed it. In this episode, Dr. Gary Deel talks to APU professor Dr. Oliver Hedgepeth about his 40+ years of experience working with AI systems and smart computers. Learn about the impressive advancements of this technology and the endless benefits for humans as well as the risks and threats of this technology. Also learn about the limitations of intelligence and why aiming for superhuman computer systems may not be in the best of humans. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
33 minutes | Sep 23, 2021
How Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Treatment Transforms Children with Autism | EP27
Children with autism or other behavioral disorders can make incredible progress through intensive behavioral intervention services. In this episode, APU’s Dr. Gary Deel talks to Mary Strittman, a certified behavior analyst, about her work providing applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy. Learn about this type of evidence-based therapy, how it’s used for children of all different abilities, and why it’s so important for everyone to know more about behavioral disorders to better understand the challenges and abilities of children. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
38 minutes | Sep 9, 2021
Can the Correctional System Change to Truly Rehabilitate Offenders? | EP26
If the purpose of the U.S. criminal justice system is to rehabilitate offenders, why are recidivism rates so high? In this episode, Dr. Gary Deel talks to Criminal Justice professor Dr. Michael Pittaro about what’s not working in the corrections system and what needs to change to help offenders reintegrate successfully into society. Learn about criminal justice reform efforts, the social and political issues that prevent systematic changes, discussion about capital punishment, and what other countries are doing to improve their correctional system. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
37 minutes | Aug 26, 2021
Supporting Graduate Students in Online Education | EP25
Starting a graduate program is a big step for students and there is a significant difference between undergraduate and graduate programs. In this episode, APU business professors Dr. Gary Deel and Dr. Ronald Johnson discuss strategies about how to provide support and mentorship to help graduate students succeed. Learn how they help build students’ confidence, use tools and technology in the classroom to improve engagement, and address the different needs of individual students. Also learn about opportunities that graduate students may not know about like authoring research papers with faculty members and joining professional organizations. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
47 minutes | Aug 12, 2021
Officers are Quitting. Can Policing Recover? | EP24
Across the country, law enforcement agencies are seeing an exodus of officers leaving the profession. Agencies are also receiving fewer, high-quality candidates applying to fill those positions. In this episode, APU’s Dr. Gary Deel talks to Criminal Justice program director Dr. Chuck Russo about the current state of law enforcement. Learn how agencies need to do a better job accurately representing the work of police officers to attract new and diverse recruits who have the right skillsets for the profession. Also hear discussion about topics like qualified immunity, body camera policies, training improvements, and more. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
44 minutes | Jul 29, 2021
Assessing Fraud in a Post-Pandemic World | EP23
The COVID-19 pandemic caused widespread changes for businesses across every industry. Did these rapid changes lead to more or new forms of fraud? In this episode, APU business professor Dr. Gary Deel talks to accountant and compliance expert Dr. Liz Yost about fraud cases and mitigation efforts. Learn about the fraud triangle, which identifies the need, opportunity and rationale that leads to fraud. Also learn how business leaders can prevent fraud through organizational culture, commitment to ethics, firm policies and procedures, and more. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
55 minutes | Jul 15, 2021
Is it Time to Reform the U.S. Government? | EP22
What would it take to reinvent American politics and create a new government model? In this episode, Dr. Gary Deel talks to APU political science professor Dr. Rob Mellen about the prospect of government reformation and what’s involved with holding a constitutional convention to institute change. Learn about the dangers of a constitutional convention that essentially has no rules, and understand the true fragility of America’s democracy as seen after the January 6 insurrection on the Capitol. Also learn how direct democracy can take place at the local level and why it’s so important for citizens to get involved in their local government to bring about true and impactful change to their communities. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
45 minutes | Jul 1, 2021
Technology Continues to Revolutionize Retail | EP21
When the barcode was introduced, it marked an incredible technological advancement for retailers. In this episode, Dr. Gary Deel talks to retail management professor Dr. Kevin Forehand about his 20 years of experience working in retail and entertainment. Learn about the adoption of technology including the growth of self-checkout lines and the testing of shopping carts equipped with technology that automatically calculates a customer’s purchase. Also learn how COVID-19 has accelerated the adoption of many of these technologies into the retail environment. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
50 minutes | Jun 17, 2021
Will COVID Change Our Collective Mental Psyches? | EP20
The COVID-19 pandemic affected all of us to varying degrees. Will it have lasting impacts on our collective psyches, mental health, psychological development, and socialization behavior? In this episode, Dr. Gary Deel talks to APU psychology professor Brendi Schramm about the fears and insecurity caused by COVID and how it has affected adults and children differently. Learn how adults and children have adapted to a virtual world of work, school, and daily tasks, but have been greatly impacted by the loss of in-person social connections and social interactions. Also learn tips about how to help children cope by understanding their love language, focusing on attachment styles, and finding ways to connect deeper with them. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
39 minutes | Jun 3, 2021
Vaccination Clinic Model Provides COVID-19 Vaccine to Underserved Communities | EP19
When the COVID-19 vaccine became available, there was concern it wouldn’t adequately reach underserved communities. In this episode, APU professor Linda Ashar talks to nurse and healthcare advocate, Dr. Anne Harty, about how providers came together to quickly mobilize volunteer-based vaccination centers in underserved areas in Sacramento County, California. Learn about partnering with local community-based organizations to ensure people who didn't have access to the internet or were undocumented could register for the vaccine, how the pop-up vaccination centers were developed to be scalable so anyone across the country could replicate it, and why the all-volunteer program was an ideal model for delivering the COVID-19 vaccine. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
45 minutes | Apr 8, 2021
Corporate Social Responsibility and the Capitol Insurrection | EP18
Corporate social responsibility, or CSR, is a way for companies to take a stance on social, environmental and political issues. In this episode, Dr. Gary Deel talks to APU business professor and lawyer Linda Ashar about what drives businesses to engage in corporate citizenship, the benefits, and the risks. Also, learn how businesses have increasingly taken public stances on political issues, including the insurrection and riots at the Capitol Building on January 6, and the effect such action can have on a company’s reputation and bottom line. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
33 minutes | Mar 25, 2021
Fostering Diversity Leads to Hope for Future Unity | EP17
Healing divisions and finding the common good that unites us is challenging for individuals and institutions. In this episode, APU Dean Dr. Marie Gould Harper talks to Edgardo Colón-Emeric, Director of the Center for Reconciliation at Duke Divinity School, about strategies to build equity, diversity and inclusion and how to counter resistance with patience and openness. Learn how supporting all forms of diversity, whether it’s diversity of backgrounds or diversity of thought, can provide a new perspective and bring hope for a better future of unity. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
16 minutes | Mar 11, 2021
Divorce Coaching: Support During a Custody Battle | EP16
Getting divorced is a life-changing event that can be extremely emotional and confusing for adults and children. In this episode, APU professor Dr. Kandis Wyatt talks to Danica Joan about the benefits of having a divorce coach, especially in child custody cases. Learn about the support role of a custody coach in helping parents navigate the difficult waters of custody battles and court proceedings to help the family come up with the best resolution possible. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
46 minutes | Feb 25, 2021
Insight into the World of Professional Motocross | EP15
Motocross has become an increasingly competitive and technical sport in the last 10 years. In this episode, APU’s Dr. Gary Deel talks to professional supercross racer AJ Catanzaro about turning pro when he was just 16 years old and how the sport has changed during his 10-year career. Learn about the evolution of course layouts with increasingly dangerous elements, technological changes to motorcycles and protective gear, and why he hopes electric motorcycles will soon be an option in professional racing. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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