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The Media and Social Change Lab (MASCLab) is a hub for multimodal and digital scholarship that explores the relationship between media and social change. Our podcast tells stories of real-world learning at lab member research sites and beyond.

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    • 5.0 • 15 Ratings

The Media and Social Change Lab (MASCLab) is a hub for multimodal and digital scholarship that explores the relationship between media and social change. Our podcast tells stories of real-world learning at lab member research sites and beyond.

    (Re)Search for Solutions Episode 6: Guns and the Criminal (In)Justice System

    (Re)Search for Solutions Episode 6: Guns and the Criminal (In)Justice System

    Episode 6 of (Re)Search for Solutions takes a hard look at how in some cases, communities, especially communities of color, are harmed by efforts claiming to be in service of stopping gun violence. We look at one of the most well-known examples of discriminatory policing, “Stop and Frisk,” and how these types of ineffective practices become legitimized.

    Sonali interviews Ekow Yankah, a Professor at the Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University, and Sarah Lustbader, a public defender in New York City, about criminal law and policing as they relate to gun violence. Iesha Sekou, the CEO and founder of Street Corner Resources, also paints a picture of the profound effects gun violence has on communities.

    Visit the episode 6 page on researchforsolutions.com for transcripts and other resources.

    Production Team: Azsaneé Truss, Joe Riina-Ferrie, Sonali Rajan, and Lalitha Vasudevan
    Editing: Azsaneé Truss with the help of the (Re)Search for Solutions team
    Special thanks to Joe for mastering this episode!
    Music: “Research Area” by Poitr Pacyna
    Website: ResearchforSolutions.com

    The views expressed in this episode are solely those of the speaker to whom they are attributed. They do not necessarily reflect the views of the faculty, administration, staff or Trustees either of Teachers College or of Columbia University.

    • 29 min
    Season 4, Episode 2: Alone Together: Sounds of the Pandemic

    Season 4, Episode 2: Alone Together: Sounds of the Pandemic

    In this episode, Katie Newhouse introduces our series on sounds of the pandemic. She stitches together short sound collages submitted to our group project by Gabby Zhou, Kyle Oliver, and Shoshana Gottesman.

    Talk to us on Twitter @MASCLab!
    Check out masclab.org/podcast for the episode transcript and to learn more!

    Produced and edited by Katie Newhouse.

    The views expressed in this episode are solely those of the speaker to whom they are attributed. They do not necessarily reflect the views of the faculty, administration, staff or Trustees either of Teachers College or of Columbia University.

    • 10 min
    Season 4, Episode 1: The #JustLit Project Tackles Racial Literacy

    Season 4, Episode 1: The #JustLit Project Tackles Racial Literacy

    Introducing: Season 4 of the MASCLab podcast!

    MASCLab alum Azsaneé Truss chats with a few members of the #JustLit Project team: Katie Harlan-Eller, Noelle Mapes, and Jenice Mateo-Toledo, and the founder of the project, Professor Detra Price-Dennis. She discusses how they’ve gone about curating multimodal sets of resources for K-12 teachers, specifically those they curated around the topic of racial literacy.

    Talk to us on Twitter @MASCLab!
    Check out masclab.org/podcast for the episode transcript and to learn more!


    Produced and edited by Azsaneé Truss
    Music: Grandma's Impala by Sarah, The Illstrumentalist

    The views expressed in this episode are solely those of the speaker to whom they are attributed. They do not necessarily reflect the views of the faculty, administration, staff or Trustees either of Teachers College or of Columbia University.

    • 26 min
    (Re)Search for Solutions Episode 5: Security Studies And Guns

    (Re)Search for Solutions Episode 5: Security Studies And Guns

    What if we considered gun violence as an issue of national security? Increasingly, terrorist groups, and specifically white supremacist extremist terrorists, have been turning to guns as instruments of terror for attacks in the United States.

    Sonali sits down with Lou Klarevas, political scientist and author of Rampage Nation: Securing America from Mass Shootings, to talk about the intersection of gun violence and security studies. They discuss how and why most deadly terrorist attacks in the United States are now perpetrated using firearms. And she talks with Colin Clarke, a Senior Research Fellow at The Soufan Center about the rise of white supremacist extremist terrorism in particular. Finally, she talks with her sister, Anjana Rajan, who has worked on designing an approach to identifying and preventing attacks by white supremacist extremists using cryptography as a fellow at The Aspen Institute. Listen to find out more about the intersection between gun violence research and national security.

    Visit the episode 5 page on researchforsolutions.com for transcripts, links to work by Lou, Colin and Anjana, and other resources.

    The views expressed in this episode are solely those of the speaker to whom they are attributed. They do not necessarily reflect the views of the faculty, administration, staff or Trustees either of Teachers College or of Columbia University.

    • 24 min
    (Re)Search for Solutions Episode 4: This is Our Lane

    (Re)Search for Solutions Episode 4: This is Our Lane

    In 2018, the NRA tweeted, “Someone should tell self-important anti-gun doctors to stay in their lane,” in response to a paper released by the American College of Physicians (ACP) about Reducing Firearm Injuries and Death in the United States. Soon after, medical professionals from around the country responded with their stories using the hashtag #ThisIsOurLane.

    Episode 4 of (Re)Search for Solutions reflects on the crucial role emergency medicine physicians, who are on the front lines of responding to firearm injuries, play in developing solutions.

    We spoke with Dr. Megan Ranney, an emergency physician and faculty at Brown University and co-founder of the AFFIRM Research collective. She tells us how AFFIRM includes the perspectives of more than 40,000 healthcare professionals, public health experts, and researchers to find ways to reduce gun violence. Additionally, Dr. Ameera Haamid, an emergency medicine physician at Cook County Hospital in Chicago and the Assistant Medical Director of the Chicago West EMS System, as well as Dr. Garth Walker, an emergency medicine physician at Jesse Brown Veteran Affairs Medical Hospital in Chicago and a health equity fellow with the Northwestern Emergency Department and Northwestern Buehler Center for health economics and policy, share their experiences treating gun violence victims.

    Talk to us on Twitter using the hashtag #R4S!
    Learn more about AFFIRM and find additional resources on the webpage for this episode: researchforsolutions.com/episode-4

    Production Team: Azsanee Truss, Joe Riina-Ferrie, Sonali Rajan, and Lalitha Vasudevan
    Editing: Azsanee Truss with the help of the (Re)Search for Solutions team
    Music: “Research Area” by Poitr Pacyna
    Website: ResearchforSolutions.com

    The views expressed in this episode are solely those of the speaker to whom they are attributed. They do not necessarily reflect the views of the faculty, administration, staff or Trustees either of Teachers College or of Columbia University.

    • 28 min
    Season 3, Episode 2 - What is Media Literacy?

    Season 3, Episode 2 - What is Media Literacy?

    What is media literacy? And more importantly, why does it matter? MASCLab member Azsaneé Truss has a conversation with TC Professor and MASCLab co-director Ioana Literat about media literacy.

    Production Team: Azsaneé Truss, Ahram Park
    Editing: Azsaneé Truss
    Music: Grandma's Impala by Sarah, The Illstrumentalist

    You can find more media literacy resources at NAMLE.net

    • 16 min

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Social Change Champion!

The stories are interesting and original! Love listening about impactful research and real-world challenges their guests are working on!

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Great podcast!

Happy to have this out in the world. Real stories, real voices.

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Enjoyed all episodes!

The episodes are short but super interesting! I like learning about new research and so far all the topics have been really engaging.

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