40 episódios

Welcome to the UAlbany News Podcast, where we speak with faculty, staff and students on how their research is tackling today’s most challenging problems and issues.

This show is hosted and produced by Sarah O'Carroll, a Communications Specialist at the University at Albany, State University of New York, with production assistance by Patrick Dodson and Scott Freedman.

Have a comment or question about one of our episodes? You can email us at mediarelations@albany.edu, and you can find us on Twitter @UAlbanyNews.

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Welcome to the UAlbany News Podcast, where we speak with faculty, staff and students on how their research is tackling today’s most challenging problems and issues.

This show is hosted and produced by Sarah O'Carroll, a Communications Specialist at the University at Albany, State University of New York, with production assistance by Patrick Dodson and Scott Freedman.

Have a comment or question about one of our episodes? You can email us at mediarelations@albany.edu, and you can find us on Twitter @UAlbanyNews.

    Where Drones are Headed in 2020, with Michael Leczinsky and Don Berchoff

    Where Drones are Headed in 2020, with Michael Leczinsky and Don Berchoff

    Michael Leczinsky, a professor of practice in the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity (CEHC), and Don Berchoff, CEO and founder of TruWeather Solutions, join the series to share their predictions for what ethical and technological challenges the drone industry will face in the new year.

    TruWeather Solutions is a UAlbany-affiliated company that focuses on providing weather data and business analytics for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).

    • 15 min
    The Future of Democracy in Bolivia, with Gabriel Hetland

    The Future of Democracy in Bolivia, with Gabriel Hetland

    It’s been about a month since Evo Morales resigned as president of Bolivia following weeks of civil protests over disputed results of the country’s general election in October.

    After initially seeking asylum in Mexico, Morales flew to Argentina on Thursday to be granted refugee status.

    Gabriel Hetland, an assistant professor of Latin American, Caribbean and U.S. Latino Studies, shares his insights on the political crisis and why he believes the resignation was a military coup.

    • 25 min
    How a Traveling Salesman in the 1970s Became a Leading Opponent to the Death Penalty

    How a Traveling Salesman in the 1970s Became a Leading Opponent to the Death Penalty

    James Acker, a distinguished teaching professor at the School of Criminal Justice, and Brian Keough, head of the M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections & Archives, are among the founders of the University’s National Death Penalty Archive (NDPA).

    The NDPA contains a repository of publicly-accessible materials that track the history of capital punishment in the United States.

    Acker and Keough join the series to share about the digitization efforts of a collection by M. Watt Espy, a researcher who spent three decades of his life gathering and indexing documentation of legal executions for what would become the nation’s largest database on capital punishment.

    • 30 min
    The UK's General Election: What You Need to Know

    The UK's General Election: What You Need to Know

    Ahead of the UK's General Election this Thursday (on Dec. 12), we brought Timothy Weaver of Rockefeller College to the show to share what's at stake and what to look out for in the last three days of the campaign trail.

    • 20 min
    The Opportunity Zone Program: What 2019 Has Taught Us, with Timothy Weaver

    The Opportunity Zone Program: What 2019 Has Taught Us, with Timothy Weaver

    Rep. Rashida Tlaib introduced a bill on Nov. 22 to repeal the now controversial Opportunity Zone Program. Other politicians, including presidential candidate Bernie Sanders and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, have begun criticizing the tax incentive following reports from The New York Times and other media outlets on the high-profile beneficiaries of the program.

    We first spoke with political scientist Timothy Weaver last winter on the program and his major concerns with its potential repercussions. We’ve invited Weaver back to the series to share his insights on what 2019 revealed about the provision's effects on American cities and which of his predictions have already come true.

    • 23 min
    The Search for Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Off the West Coast, with Kevin Knuth

    The Search for Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Off the West Coast, with Kevin Knuth

    Kevin Knuth is an associate professor of physics whose research focuses on exoplanets, and quantum mechanics and relativity.

    He is a former computer scientist in the Intelligent Systems Division of NASA’s Ames Research Center in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he designed algorithms to analyze astrophysical data as well as earth science data from the Hubble Space Telescope.

    Knuth is preparing to lead a team of scientists to track unidentified aerial phenomena (UAPs) off the coast of California.

    • 16 min