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No Jargon, the Scholars Strategy Network’s weekly podcast, presents interviews with top university scholars on the politics, policy problems, and social issues facing the nation. Powerful research, intriguing perspectives -- and no jargon. Find show notes and plain-language research briefs on hundreds of topics at www.scholarsstrategynetwork.org/nojargon.

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No Jargon, the Scholars Strategy Network’s weekly podcast, presents interviews with top university scholars on the politics, policy problems, and social issues facing the nation. Powerful research, intriguing perspectives -- and no jargon. Find show notes and plain-language research briefs on hundreds of topics at www.scholarsstrategynetwork.org/nojargon.

    Episode 206: Creating Inclusive Campuses

    Episode 206: Creating Inclusive Campuses

    Over the last few decades, minority enrollment at America’s colleges has increased exponentially. These institutions, many predominantly white, like to tout enrollment rates as evidence of their commitment to racial diversity. But do these numbers tell the whole story? Professor Bedelia Richards details how black students still frequently experience discrimination on campus, what this means for their education and wellbeing, and how universities can make change to help create more inclusive campuses.

    • 28 min
    Episode 205: Black Teachers Wanted

    Episode 205: Black Teachers Wanted

    America is getting more diverse, and that means more children of color are students in our schools. But teachers are still overwhelmingly white, so many of these students rarely see teachers who look like them. Professor Michèle Foster tells the little-known story of why America lost many of its black teachers, what that means for students, and what can be done to change things.

    • 20 min
    Episode 204: Battling the Opioid Crisis

    Episode 204: Battling the Opioid Crisis

    We are living in the midst of an epidemic. Over the past 15 years, the number of Americans dying from opioid-related overdoses has skyrocketed. Facing a mounting death toll, policymakers have proposed solutions from needle exchanges to reducing the availability of prescription opioids. But the crisis seems to rage on. Professor Keith Humphreys digs into how we got here, what we know about which policy responses actually work, and what might be next in the never ending fight against addiction.

    • 28 min
    Episode 203: Realizing Democracy

    Episode 203: Realizing Democracy

    What should the next 10 or 20 years look like in the US? Many Americans say we need to go back to the future. They want to restore something, or protect something they’re worried the United States is losing. And that’s not just the Make America Great Again crowd. But others argue that it’s not time to restore democracy -- it’s time to realize democracy. Dr. K. Sabeel Rahman explains what it would take to make America’s democracy work for everyone and why the time for big, structural change is now

    • 28 min
    Episode 202: The Fight for Climate Justice

    Episode 202: The Fight for Climate Justice

    Last year, climate change took center stage. With presidential candidates releasing bold plans, massive protests across the globe, and ever more dire reports coming out of the United Nations, this issue is getting attention unlike ever before. Doctor Fernando Tormos-Aponte discusses where climate organizing stands now, how some organizers are focusing on justice and equity in their work, and how this is all playing out in Puerto Rico after the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria in 2017.

    • 31 min
    Episode 201: Death by a Thousand Cuts

    Episode 201: Death by a Thousand Cuts

    No one likes to believe they would be on the wrong side of history. Most of us prefer to think that in times of crisis, we would do the right thing -- we wouldn’t be complicit in evil. Yet every day, individuals just doing their jobs make decisions that harm people. Professor Ashley Nickels lays out how organizational decisions and structures can lead to real acts of evil, how this played out in Flint, Michigan, and what can be done to prevent tragedy before it strikes.

    • 25 min

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