24 episodes

What does it mean to be human? The Critically Human Channel explores human experience around the world and throughout time, with topics that range from the search for beauty to the quest for power. Join us in discovering concerts, interviews, lectures, and cutting-edge research projects that record, reflect, and express human solidarity, conflict, and transcendence. Presented by UC Merced's Center for the Humanities.

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What does it mean to be human? The Critically Human Channel explores human experience around the world and throughout time, with topics that range from the search for beauty to the quest for power. Join us in discovering concerts, interviews, lectures, and cutting-edge research projects that record, reflect, and express human solidarity, conflict, and transcendence. Presented by UC Merced's Center for the Humanities.

    • video
    Is Parental Leave Costly for Parents and Co-Workers?

    Is Parental Leave Costly for Parents and Co-Workers?

    In this program, Heather Royer, Ph.D., discusses the challenges and benefits of parental leave, including the impact on families, companies, the labor force and the economy. Series: "Critically Human" [Health and Medicine] [Humanities] [Business] [Show ID: 38278]

    • 36 min
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    Conversation with Mariachi Arcoiris de Los Angeles

    Conversation with Mariachi Arcoiris de Los Angeles

    Mariachi Arcoiris de Los Angeles prides itself on being the world's first LGBTQ mariachi band. Their tight, energetic, and intricate sound has been honed by the work they've had to do to navigate the typically hypermasculine and heteronormative world of mariachi as gay and trans musicians. The band has performed at numerous gay and transgender pride events as well as in the #SchoolsNotPrisons tour for the California Endowment. They have been featured multiple times on Univision morning shows, and in the Smithsonian Folklife magazine. Series: "Critically Human" [Humanities] [Arts and Music] [Show ID: 38287]

    • 41 min
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    Reading Old Age

    Reading Old Age

    A look at reading old age with Dr. Louise Aronson, a leading geriatrician, writer, educator, professor of medicine at UCSF and the author of the New York Times bestseller and Pulitzer Prize finalist Elderhood: Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, and Reimagining Life. Series: "Critically Human" [Health and Medicine] [Humanities] [Show ID: 37077]

    • 38 min
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    Conversation with Sallyswag

    Conversation with Sallyswag

    Sweden is mostly known internationally for being a pop music powerhouse, but they also have an equally vibrant folk and world music scene less well known to the outside world. Sallyswag is a 9-woman band that has taken that scene by storm, weaving together its roots in dance hall, Balkan, R&B, Swedish folk, hip-hop, and afro-beat to create an entirely original sound that's been electrifying audiences since their foundation in 2014. They took home the Newcomer of the Year award at the 2015 Swedish Folk and World Music Gala for being a "refreshing sucker punch" (approximate translation) and have been performing to rave reviews on their national circuit ever since. Series: "Critically Human" [Humanities] [Arts and Music] [Show ID: 38283]

    • 34 min
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    Conversation with SuddenRush

    Conversation with SuddenRush

    These five siblings got their start playing in various bands in the Vancouver music scene before joining together to form SuddenRush. Their sound is a seamless blend of Hmong sentimental song style and epic country rock, which works so well together it's surprising more people haven't thought to do it. The band had a break-through hit with their song "Mi Noog" in 2007, and has remained popular with Hmong audiences in Canada and the US ever since. Series: "Critically Human" [Humanities] [Arts and Music] [Show ID: 38285]

    • 35 min
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    Lost for Words: A Medical Humanities Approach to Understanding Speech Disorder

    Lost for Words: A Medical Humanities Approach to Understanding Speech Disorder

    Our ability to speak helps us define who we are and how we process the world around us. Strokes have both physical and mental impacts, especially when they impede our ability to speak. In this program, Brian Dolan, Ph.D., talks about his research on the importance of speech, including talking to oneself, and the challenges that can follow a stroke. Series: "Critically Human" [Health and Medicine] [Humanities] [Show ID: 37076]

    • 33 min

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