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“COVID Conversations: Society, Politics and Economics amid the COVID-19 Pandemic” is a new podcast by the College of Arts & Sciences at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The podcast features sought-after, expert researchers on UNC’s faculty and the episodes will focus on immediate concerns driving headlines. The College of Arts & Sciences is UNC-Chapel Hill's largest academic unit.

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“COVID Conversations: Society, Politics and Economics amid the COVID-19 Pandemic” is a new podcast by the College of Arts & Sciences at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The podcast features sought-after, expert researchers on UNC’s faculty and the episodes will focus on immediate concerns driving headlines. The College of Arts & Sciences is UNC-Chapel Hill's largest academic unit.

    COVID and the Costs of Partisanship

    COVID and the Costs of Partisanship

    Political scientist Marc Hetherington returns to the podcast to discuss his ongoing research on people’s views on the pandemic and the ways in which their political views are tied.

    Hetherington is the Raymond Dawson Distinguished Bicentennial Professor of Political Science at UNC-Chapel Hill, is an expert in polarization in American politics.

    “COVID Conversations: Society, Politics and Economics amid the COVID-19 Pandemic” is a new podcast by the College of Arts & Sciences at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill hosted by Jonathan Weiler and Matthew Andrews. The podcast features sought-after, expert researchers on UNC’s faculty and the episodes will focus on immediate concerns driving headlines. covidconversations.unc.edu
    Learn more about the UNC College of Arts & Sciences at college.unc.edu and follow on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube at @unccollege.

    • 47 min
    Race, COVID and the Fine Arts

    Race, COVID and the Fine Arts

    World-renowned opera singer Karen Slack talks about the intersection of performing arts, the coronavirus and race. Slack also talks about the importance of using her own voice as a Black woman.

    Slack, a soprano, has recently performed in Verdi's AIDA with Austin Opera, the West Coast premiere of Terence Blanchard's Champion and more.

    “COVID Conversations: Society, Politics and Economics amid the COVID-19 Pandemic” is a new podcast by the College of Arts & Sciences at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill hosted by Jonathan Weiler and Matthew Andrews. The podcast features sought-after, expert researchers on UNC’s faculty and the episodes will focus on immediate concerns driving headlines. covidconversations.unc.edu
    Learn more about the UNC College of Arts & Sciences at college.unc.edu and follow on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube at @unccollege.

    • 53 min
    Black Communities and Pandemics

    Black Communities and Pandemics

    Anthropologist Karla Slocum joins hosts Jonathan Weiler and Matthew Andrews to discuss the impact of the coronavirus on Black communities. With her research in Black towns and communities, Slocum notes the intersections of these communities, structural racism, and access to health care in light of the pandemic. Slocum is a distinguished professor of anthropology and the director of the Institute for African American Research at UNC-CH.

    “COVID Conversations: Society, Politics and Economics amid the COVID-19 Pandemic” is a new podcast by the College of Arts & Sciences at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The podcast features sought-after, expert researchers on UNC’s faculty and the episodes will focus on immediate concerns driving headlines. covidconversations.unc.edu

    Learn more about the UNC College of Arts & Sciences at college.unc.edu and follow on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube at @unccollege.

    • 42 min
    Infectious Diseases from AIDS to COVID-19

    Infectious Diseases from AIDS to COVID-19

    Infectious disease expert Dr. Myron Cohen discusses the beginnings of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the COVID-19 disease with hosts Jonathan Weiler and Matthew Andrews. Cohen has studied infectious diseases, including AIDS, for 40 years, and also discusses the ways communities have tried to tackle new pandemics. Cohen is the Yeargan-Bate Eminent Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology at the UNC-Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health and School of Medicine.

    “COVID Conversations: Society, Politics and Economics amid the COVID-19 Pandemic” is a new podcast by the College of Arts & Sciences at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The podcast features sought-after, expert researchers on UNC’s faculty and the episodes will focus on immediate concerns driving headlines. covidconversations.unc.edu
    Learn more about the UNC College of Arts & Sciences at college.unc.edu and follow on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube at @unccollege.

    • 47 min
    When Does Social Distancing Become Social Isolation?

    When Does Social Distancing Become Social Isolation?

    Psychology and neuroscience professor Mitch Prinstein discusses the impact of the pandemic and social distancing efforts on mental health.
    “COVID Conversations: Society, Politics and Economics amid the COVID-19 Pandemic” is a new podcast by the College of Arts & Sciences at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The podcast features sought-after, expert researchers on UNC’s faculty and the episodes will focus on immediate concerns driving headlines. covidconversations.unc.edu
    Learn more about the UNC College of Arts & Sciences at college.unc.edu and follow on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube at @unccollege.

    • 49 min
    Youth Caregivers and the Hidden Defenders of Vulnerable Families

    Youth Caregivers and the Hidden Defenders of Vulnerable Families

    Geography professor Elizabeth Olson discusses the challenges that youth caregivers face in the United States and around the world, and how their situations may be more exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
    “COVID Conversations: Society, Politics and Economics amid the COVID-19 Pandemic” is a new podcast by the College of Arts & Sciences at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The podcast features sought-after, expert researchers on UNC’s faculty and the episodes will focus on immediate concerns driving headlines. covidconversations.unc.edu
    Learn more about the UNC College of Arts & Sciences at college.unc.edu and follow on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube at @unccollege.

    • 56 min

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