Lawrence Talks is a podcast dedicated to exploring local events and introducing philosophical and humanities topics to the general public.
Lawrence Talks Podcast S2 Ep. 28
On this episode of Lawrence Talks: Professor Emeritus of KU’s School of Public Affairs and Administration, as well as a former mayor of Lawrence, John Nalbandian joins me to discuss his time in public office and the task force he is chairing that will have implications for how Lawrence elects its mayor and commissioners. Plenty of questions can be raised regarding the available options for reform. We do our best address them.
Lawrence Talks Podcast S2 Ep. 27
In this episode of Lawrence Talks, I sit down with Kim Criner Richie (City of Lawrence Sustainability Office) and Marlin Bates (K-State Research and Extension) about the city's current Lawrence Listens survey for responses over the future of our agro-economic opportunities. Kim and Marlin discuss how they hope to implement consumer feedback into actionable policies to improve opportunities for consumers and producers to connect. Further, the effort is just one of many opportunities for citizens to share their thoughts on what the future of Lawrence will look like.
Lawrence Talks Podcast S2 Ep. 26
On this episode of Lawrence Talks, Mackenzie Clark, a local Lawrence journalist, joins me to discuss the aims of local journalism, failures in traditional news media outlets, and how she hopes The Lawrence Times addresses these concerns while also giving local readers another choice in where they go for the news.
Lawrence Talks Podcast S2 Ep. 25
In this episode, we are joined by PhD student and Project Manager of LDC Public Health's COVID Testing effors, Ruaa Hassaballa. As a graduate student, Ruaa explores the intersection of justice, equity, and public health. Our conversation covers a number of topics including Hassaballa's interest in public health, her thoughts on how public health is connected to justice and equity, and her current efforts overseeing COVID testing in Lawrence and Douglas County.
Lawrence Talks Podcast S2 Ep. 24
In this episode of Lawrence Talks, we explore the intimate relationship journalists have with their craft and the stories they tell. Although many news consumers hold disfavorable opinions of journalists and the media generally, few know what actually goes on behind the scenes, inside the newsroom, inside the minds and methods of journalists. In order to provide a multifaceted view of the news and how it's produced, we sit down with 5 local journalists so that for once, we get their side of the news.
Lawrence Talks Podcast S2 Ep. 23
On this episode of Lawrence Talks, we are back with another COVID related episode. This time however, we are looking forward. Specifically, we sit down with KU Philosophy Professor Armin Schulz, whose work involves applying evolutionary principles and tools to economic phenomena and visa-versa. Armin joins me to discuss what evolutionary biology has to say about the future of work life, and whether COVID might have any lasting effects in this social dynamic.