Jul 9, 2020
Bragging, complaining, criticizing. Donald Trump’s rhetoric is a drastic departure from that of past U.S. presidents. Robert Rowland discusses Trump’s rhetorical departure and what it means for the 2020 election cycle. Rowland — a professor specializing in the rhetorical legacies of presidents Ronald Reagan and...
Jun 26, 2020
For individuals and families of color, carceral contact has long-lasting effects well after a traffic stop, arrest, conviction or prison sentence ends. Guest expert Brandon Davis explains that one of the most sinister outcomes of overpolicing is the resulting suppression of political power in communities of color.
Jun 17, 2020
Even though two of the last three U.S. presidents were elected without earning the popular vote, the Electoral College remains the method used for picking our national leader. Political scientist Paul Schumaker has written a book that details a strategy for replacing what he calls an antiquated system.
Apr 22, 2020
What are people getting wrong about school closures? Several things. Don't assume you can put a child in front of a computer and they will learn. Some students who don’t normally do well in school may actually do better in a new environment. Students' social and socioeconomic backgrounds have always been important,...
Apr 14, 2020
The last time we spoke with Anthony Fehr, it was before human-to-human transmission was confirmed, before the World Health Organization declared a global pandemic, before we all started living under stay-at-home orders. We wanted to talk again with the coronavirus researcher to find out what he’s thinking.