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Join host Carol Castiel each week as she and two advocates from the world of politics, culture, public policy, or academia debate and discuss a critical issue in the news.  This program brings depth, perspective, and insight to the world around us.

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Join host Carol Castiel each week as she and two advocates from the world of politics, culture, public policy, or academia debate and discuss a critical issue in the news.  This program brings depth, perspective, and insight to the world around us.

    SCOTUS Strikes down Affirmative Action in College Admissions - August 11, 2023

    SCOTUS Strikes down Affirmative Action in College Admissions - August 11, 2023

    Given the legacy of slavery and discrimination in the United States, race-conscious admissions have shaped US higher education since the civil rights movement of the 1960s. However, in one of the final rulings of its current term, the conservative majority on the US Supreme Court struck down the use of race as a factor in college admissions, overturning decades of precedent. On this encore edition of Encounter Professor of Law at the University of Michigan, Elise Boddie, and Legal fellow and manager of the Supreme Court and Appellate Advocacy Program at the Conservative Heritage Foundation, Zack Smith, spar over the pros and cons of this landmark decision and discuss with host Carol Castiel, its ramifications for opportunity and diversity on college campuses and in the workplace across the United States.

    • 25 min
    Mass Shootings: Gun Debate in America - August 04, 2023

    Mass Shootings: Gun Debate in America - August 04, 2023

    In this Encore Presentation of Encounter, host Carol Castiel talks with Dave Workman, spokesperson for the Second Amendment Foundation, and Nick Wilson, senior director for Gun Violence Prevention at the Center for American Progress, about the factors contributing to gun violence, the political impediments to more effective safety legislation and areas of common ground.

    • 25 min
    Africa Update: Niger Coup, Russia-Africa Summit, US-Africa, Sudan - July 28, 2023

    Africa Update: Niger Coup, Russia-Africa Summit, US-Africa, Sudan - July 28, 2023

    Michelle Gavin, former US Ambassador to Botswana and senior fellow in Africa studies at the Council on Foreign Relations and Susan Stigant, Director of Africa Programs at the U.S. Institute of Peace discuss the military coup in Niger, the Russia-Africa Summit, the conflict in Sudan, and US-Africa relations with host Carol Castiel.

    • 25 min
    The Politics of Defense Spending - July 21, 2023

    The Politics of Defense Spending - July 21, 2023

    Host Carol Castiel talks with Jim Kessler, vice president for policy at Third Way and John Fortier, resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute about a potential second federal indictment of former President Donald Trump, the politicization of the National Defense Authorization Act by House Republicans and the ramifications of a possible third-party candidate by a group called No Labels on the 2024 presidential contest.

    • 25 min
    NATO Summit Analysis - July 14, 2023

    NATO Summit Analysis - July 14, 2023

    Catherine Sendak, director for Transatlantic Security and Defense at the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA), and Will Pomeranz, Director, Kennan Institute at the Wilson Center, discuss the results and ramifications of the much-anticipated NATO Summit in Vilnius with host Carol Castiel.

    • 25 min
    Analysis: SCOTUS Strikes down Affirmative Action in College Admissions - July 07, 2023

    Analysis: SCOTUS Strikes down Affirmative Action in College Admissions - July 07, 2023

    Given the legacy of slavery and discrimination in the United States, race-conscious admissions have shaped US higher education since the civil rights movement of the 1960’s. However, in one of the final rulings of its current term, the conservative majority on the US Supreme Court struck down the use of race as a factor in college admissions, overturning decades of precedent. On this edition of Encounter Professor of Law at the University of Michigan, Elise Boddie, and Legal fellow and manager of the Supreme Court and Appellate Advocacy Program at the conservative Heritage Foundation, Zack Smith, spar over the pros and cons of this landmark decision and discuss with host Carol Castiel, its ramifications for opportunity and diversity on college campuses and in the workplace across the United States.

    • 25 min

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