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Will rising interest rates cool California’s boiling housing market?

SoCal Housing + Mortgage Rates 4.11.22

As interest rates rise, mortgage applications do indeed decline. According to CNBC, mortgage demand is down 40% from a year ago. The low interest rates of the past two years have pushed up house prices. In Orange County, for example, the median home price is up about 30% compared to the pre-pandemic period. Some housing economists hope that rising interest rates will cool the housing market, but what does this mean for California regions? Logan Mohtashami, senior analyst for real estate news site housing cableand Richard Green, director and president of USC’s Lusk Center for Real Estatejoin Larry to discuss.

How the pandemic has wreaked havoc on our memory

The pandemic has upended many aspects of our lives, including our memory. Perhaps you’ve experienced brief moments of forgetfulness – and if so, you’re certainly not alone. A recent Wall Street Journal article addressed these trends, driven by the massive changes we are experiencing. All of these changes consume valuable cognitive energy, energy that could, if our lives were more stable, help us remember our neighbor’s name, or our favorite song, or what we ate for breakfast yesterday. . Another possible factor? A recent study from the University of California, Irvine found that our long-term and short-term memories compete for valuable space in our brains. This research was conducted in part by our guest, Sara Mednick, professor of cognitive science at UCI and author of the next book “The Power of the Downstate” (Hachette Go, 2022). Today on AirTalk, we’ll talk with Professor Mednick about his research, why it’s been easier to forget during the pandemic, and how our memories are affected by the changes we’re going through.

Female basketball players take advantage of name, image and likeness offers

None Women’s basketball 4.11.22

Growing number of female athletes are making a name for themselves on social media and taking advantage of new NCAA program interim policy which allows players to monetize their Name, Image and Likeness (NIL). Some of the most successful athletes in this field are college basketball stars, such as Aaliyah Boston of the University of South Carolina, Haley Jones of Stanford and Paige Bueckers of the University of Connecticut, who have signed major endorsement deals with everything from sneaker companies to hair care lines to Beats by Dre headphones. The legislation allows student-athletes to accept money for sponsorships and endorsements while maintaining their eligibility. This shift benefits companies trying to grow their brands; it also gives college female athletes something to fall back on when their playing days are over. Many understand that they may not have the same professional opportunities as their male counterparts when their athletic careers come to an end.

Today on AirTalk, we are joined by Stanford basketball player and 2021 NCAA champion haley jonesand professor of sports administration at Georgia State University Beth Cianfrone to discuss how female varsity athletes are capitalizing on this moment and preparing for post-college success.

You can check out Haley’s Instagram here and TikTok here.

A growing mental health crisis: how did we get here and what are the big challenges?

Mental Health How We Got Here 4.11.22

This week on AirTalk, we explore different aspects of a growing mental health crisis. According to a survey conducted by The New York Times, therapists and counselors across the country say more and more people are seeking help. These professionals also say they cannot keep up with the demand, which is a huge problem for those looking for resources and help right now. So how did we get here and how do we move forward? Mitch Prinstein, scientific director of the American Psychological Association and Rachel Roubein, national health reporter and author of The Health 202, a daily Washington Post newsletterjoin the program to discuss.

If you or a loved one need help, call National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. Los Angeles County maintains a 24 hour bilingual hotline at 800-854-7771.

COVID-19 AMA: Assessing your risk as cases rise, what the next COVID vaccine might look like, and more

In our continuing series on the latest medical research and COVID-19 news, Larry Mantle speaks with Dr. Kimberly Shriner, director of infectious diseases and prevention at Huntington Hospital in Pasadena.

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