Call It Like I See It proves that news and social commentary does not have to be manipulative or sensationalist to be interesting, so join hosts James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana as they take a weekly look at notable news stories, opinion pieces, or products of our culture and break down what they see.
Supply Chain Issues and the Risk of Absolute Efficiency; Also, the FDA’s Attempt to Reduce Sodium Consumption
With supply chain and inflation issues taking hold in the economy, James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana discuss the how these issues reveal the incredible level of efficiency that the economy had previously operated with as well as what it will take to get things back on track (01:06). The guys also discuss the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s effort to try to cajole food companies and restaurants to all reduce sodium content in the foods (34:52).
Dave Chappelle’s “The Closer” and the Public Debate About What is Scientific Fact; Also, China’s Effort to Force Greater Assimilation of Minorities
The reaction to Dave Chappelle’s “The Closer” has included a lot of debate about what is scientific fact, so James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana consider whether this debate mirrors other disagreements over matters of science and if truth is being sought or if want to yell at each other (01:31). The guys also discuss China’s reported efforts to force greater cultural assimilation of ethnic minorities in order to build a national collective consciousness (25:02).
Debt Ceiling and Recognizing a New Normal; Also, Approaches to Living in Times of Uncertainty
Seeing all the handwringing over the debt ceiling and the so called “meteor headed to crash into our economy,” James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana consider whether politics surrounding the debt ceiling illustrate dysfunction or gamesmanship, and the extent to which this is just the new normal (01:17). The guys also discuss some findings on how living with high levels of uncertainty is difficult for us as humans (37:10).
Election Audits or Profiteering Schemes? Also, Can Leisure Time Reduce Happiness?
With Arizona’s partisan election review reportedly confirming what all the prior reviews said about the outcome of the 2020 election and appearing to be an (expensive) exercise in futility, James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana consider the extent to which the results of the 2020 election are being challenged to create a pretext to raise money and enrich friends (01:16). The guys also take a look at some recent research on whether the way we approach free time in our society actually reduces our happiness (39:39).
This is Your Society on Social Media; Also, Making Sense of Huge Changes in Average Height
James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana take a look at some of the revelations in the “Facebook files” series being published by the Wall Street Journal consider how our humanity in impacted by social media in ways that have serious effects on society (01:41). The guys also react to recent research on changes in the average heights of various societies (40:54).
Looking at How the Trauma from 9/11 Changed Society; Also, Why Dental Problems Are the Norm
Following the 20th anniversary of the September 11th attacks in the United States, James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana consider how the trauma experienced that day has affected Americans and American society and discuss the effectiveness of the nation’s response to the attack (01:21). The guys also take a look at some recent research on why modern humans by and large have so many problems with their teeth (35:01).
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