Sep 11, 2020
Of all the depictions of the military on screen — large or small — “Generation Kill” is the best portrayal of day-to-day life, according to Steve Leonard. The retired senior U.S. Army strategist knows a thing or two about the military and pop culture. He’s provided chapters to the books “Strategy Strikes...
Aug 12, 2020
The United States Supreme Court deemed it illegal for employers to discriminate against employees for sexual orientation or transgender status. In this episode, Kyle Velte, associate professor of law, explains why the SCOTUS ruling is a “landmark case that will transform the American workplace.” She also...
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.