Welcome to the Graph, Pepperdine Graphic Media's news podcast. Listen to in-depth insights on some of Pepperdine's most prominent stories. Hosted by Ivy Moore and Lindsey Sullivan.
A Journalist & A Survivor Reflect on the Inner Workings of A Sexual Assault Investigation
In this episode, former Graphic reporter and alumna (2020) Channa Steinmetz reveals the inner workings of her years-long reporting on a workplace sexual assault allegation within Pepperdine’s Department of Public Safety. The investigation occurred in Spring 2019 — the article later published in Spring 2020. The article states that no report was ever made to law enforcement, and alleged assaulter "John Smith" faced no legal charges. Although the university cleared Smith of all allegations, the report raises questions about how the department conducts internal investigations and the role this plays in the Student Disciplinary Committee’s decision making. Later in the episode, reported survivor "Jane Doe" reflects on her journey to healing and finding forgiveness. Featured music: "Profound-Mystery-Master" by John Bartmann, "Four Years" by Monplaisir, "Sweet Me" by Loyalty Freak Music, and assorted by Jeremy Zerbe.
Loneliness has been labeled an epidemic by scientists in many places around the globe. College-aged students are particularly feeling the effects of loneliness, of which have been exacerbated by a world turned remote due to COVID-19. In this episode, we speak with Psychology Professor Khanh Bui, Religion Professor Ron Highfield and Health, Wellness and Resilience Education Program Coordinator Stacey Lee Gobir about the causes of loneliness, the effects in college students and what the antidote may be. Featured music: “Great Expectations” by Kai Engel, “11,600 Years Ago” by Blear Moon, and “Lost City III” by Crowander.
What a Supreme Court Case Ruling Means for Churches in California
In this episode, podcast assistant and news writer Joe Allgood reports on a Supreme Court case ruling that states California can not continue to ban in-person religious services completely. We hear about three different churches and how they are responding to the ruling: University Church of Christ (UCC), Conejo Valley Church of Christ and Shepherd Church. We also learn what restrictions remain. Featured music: “Snowmen” by Kai Engel, “Pure Water” by Meydän and assorted by Jeremy Zerbe.
Sustainability at Pepperdine
In this episode, Pepperdine gets a new Director for the Center for Sustainability, Ricky Eldridge, and we check in with the President of Green Team, Scottie Sandlin, to hear her take on practical sustainability solutions for our campus and about the dynamic between Green Team and the Center for Sustainability. "The Graph” is hosted and produced by Lindsey Sullivan and Ivy Moore with help from Joe Allgood. Featuring music: "Sweet They" by Loyalty Freak Music.
A Year Later, A Partial Return
When Pepperdine received the green light from LA county to partially reopen its doors, students took to the campus they had missed for nearly a year. In this episode, news editor Ashley Mowreader shares her experience reporting on the campus reopening and what this means for the Pepperdine community. Featured music: “Somewhere Nice” and “Umlungo” by John Bartmann, "Great Expectations" by Kai Engel and "Pure Water" by Meydän.
Student Journalists & The 2020 Election
After a long week spent reporting on this year's highly contested election, the student journalists at PGM open up about what it was like to report on such an election that endured beyond the evening of Nov. 3, all the way into the weekend. Hosted and produced by Lindsey Sullivan and Ivy Moore. This episode was recorded remotely and edited by Ivy Moore. Featured music: "Adventure," "Pacing," "Starlight," and "Algorithms" by Chad Crouch. Sound bites from NBC and The Wall Street Journal.
Wow! The content and production are so incredible. It blows any other college radio podcast out of the water and paves a new way for students’ voices to be heard. A much needed podcast in the Pepperdine community and beyond. Excited to see how this grows!!
This is a really well done podcast. The first episode covers a topic important to Pepperdine and sheds light to it in a clear way. I am excited for more episodes to come out. Keep up the good work.