Top of Mind

Series produced by BYUradio/KUMT/KBYU-FM

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Smart, informative conversations and interviews that go beyond mere headlines and sound bites.

Top of Mind goes in depth with experts to give you a greater understanding of what is going on beyond the headlines. Host Julie Rose is a seasoned broadcast journalist and interviewer. She has won multiple Edward R. Murrow awards for writing and regional news coverage. Julie and the Top of Mind team cover topics including politics, science, business, culture and more.


155 Pieces

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Do harm reduction methods prevent drug use long-term? Are they supposed to?

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  • Added: Mar 21, 2022
  • Length: 52:50
  • Purchases: 4
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What can we learn about this disconnect and make ourselves healthier in the process?

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  • Added: Mar 15, 2022
  • Length: 52:50
  • Purchases: 5
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Is race real? Two researchers say biological race is a myth, but that racism is very real.

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  • Added: Mar 08, 2022
  • Length: 52:50
  • Purchases: 5
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Chronic pain is hard to treat. Understanding the connection between the brain and pain could help.

Bought by KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., RADIOLEX, KOWS, GCR (Global Community Radio), KTNA and more


  • Added: Mar 01, 2022
  • Length: 52:50
  • Purchases: 7
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The pandemic has us recalculating risks in life. But risk assessment requires a lot of effort.

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  • Added: Feb 23, 2022
  • Length: 52:50
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Nearly half of people who leave prison will end up back behind bars. Why don't they stay out? And how would their lives be different if no criminal...

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  • Added: Feb 15, 2022
  • Length: 52:50
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Topic 1: How to protect schools from hackers trying to get children's information. Topic 2: Hundreds of space rocks and dust are falling through Ea...

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  • Added: Feb 08, 2022
  • Length: 52:50
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Topic 1: CDC researchers published data showing more than half of antibiotics prescribed in US hospitals are not consistent with guidelines for whe...

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  • Added: Feb 02, 2022
  • Length: 52:50
  • Purchases: 7
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Topic 1: Even amidst the pandemic, gun violence persisted across the US. Topic 2: What if we just gave newly-homeless people several thousand dolla...

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  • Added: Jan 25, 2022
  • Length: 52:50
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Topic 1: A psychiatrist breaks down what science can and can’t explain about experiences people report having on the threshold of life and death. T...

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  • Added: Jan 19, 2022
  • Length: 52:49
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Topic 1: Motherhood changes a woman, from her brain to the rest of her body. Topic 2: There are millions of women and girls who can’t afford the su...

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  • Added: Jan 19, 2022
  • Length: 52:42
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Topic 1: Illegal Gun Purchases Fuel Violent Crime in the US and Latin America; Topic 2: Chicken Nuggets From Chicken Cells

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  • Added: Jan 04, 2022
  • Length: 52:46
  • Purchases: 7
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Topic 1: Renewal Mill is trying to reduce food waste and greenhouse gases by transforming spoiled byproducts into something edible. Topic 2: Mitche...

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  • Added: Dec 28, 2021
  • Length: 52:51
  • Purchases: 8
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Topic 1: How do National Park officials decide which plants and animals to save as the climate changes? Topic 2: Imagine the harm a fake satellite ...

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  • Added: Dec 20, 2021
  • Length: 52:50
  • Purchases: 5
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Topic 1: For people with dementia, reflecting on past events in life is a form of therapy; Topic 2: We associate ghost stories with Halloween, but ...

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  • Added: Dec 13, 2021
  • Length: 51:50
  • Purchases: 8
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Topic 1: Print versus Digital; Topic 2: New Drug for Dwarfism Sparks Controversy; Topic 3: Cuisine Reinvented by the Global Diaspora

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  • Added: Dec 08, 2021
  • Length: 51:46
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Topic 1: NASA’s developed a plan to clean up orbit. Topic 2: For over 40 years, 8th-grade students at Schoenbar Middle School in Alaska have taken ...

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  • Added: Nov 30, 2021
  • Length: 51:50
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Topic 1: Before we had encrypted emails and security envelopes, people would protect their correspondence with fancy folding. Topic 2: How have J.R...

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  • Added: Nov 23, 2021
  • Length: 51:39
  • Purchases: 5
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Topic 1: A disease called Lewy body dementia is the second-most common type of degenerative dementia after Alzheimer's. But it's a lot less well-un...

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  • Added: Nov 17, 2021
  • Length: 51:46
  • Purchases: 4
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Topic 1: A new book details the financial, emotional, and social strain of incarceration on prisoners and the family members trying to care for the...

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  • Added: Nov 09, 2021
  • Length: 51:45
  • Purchases: 5