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For the politics-curious who need more context and explanation to understand the news.

The Politics Classroom Professor Floros

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For the politics-curious who need more context and explanation to understand the news.

    2022.29: Voices of UIC

    2022.29: Voices of UIC

    In The Classroom: I have the joy and privilege of speaking with many UIC faculty and students about what makes UIC special, and why they've chosen to make it home. Thank you to all who participated in the episode. I look forward to many more episodes in 2023!

    Photo by Marvin Meyer on Unsplash

    Intro & Outro Music: Three Goddesses by Third Age

    Transition Music: You Cool! by Ends of the Earth

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    • 57 min
    2022.28: Inside Look at Campaigns in Illinois

    2022.28: Inside Look at Campaigns in Illinois

    In the Classroom: Ryan Hurley, Regional Director for the Illinois Senate Democratic Fund

    Topics: Nov. 8 election; election day for a campaign staffer; paying campaign staff; post-Covid campaigning; the power of texting

    Photo by Andrew Adams on Unsplash

    Intro & Outro Music: Three Goddesses by Third Age

    Transition Music: Viral by Sweet Sammy

    • 59 min
    2022.27: A Grumpy Old Man's Take on Politics

    2022.27: A Grumpy Old Man's Take on Politics

    In the Classroom: Professor emeritus Chris Mooney, UIC Political Science

    Topics: November 8 election; election judging; ranked choice voting; ballot initiatives around the country; effects of redistricting overreach; billionaires playing politics in Illinois

    Photo by Niranjan _ Photographs on Unsplash

    Intro & Outro music: Three Goddesses by Third Age

    Transition music: Truffle Shuffle by Tiger Gang

    Podcast website: www.thepoliticsclassroom.org

    • 58 min
    Not this week

    Not this week

    Brief explanation for why there is no full episode this week.

    Photo by Aleksandar Cvetanovic on Unsplash

    • 2 min
    2022.26: Franken-episode

    2022.26: Franken-episode

    Bits and pieces of previously unaired interview fragments, strangely stitched together with spooky results.

    In the Classroom: Professors Cedric Johnson & Juan Albarracín and student panelists Hiba, Olivia, Meghna, and Sam

    Intro and Outro Music: Three Goddesses by Third Age

    Transitions by Soundstripe

    Photo by freestocks on Unsplash

    Full episode with Professor Johnson

    Full episode with Professor Albarracín

    Full episode with student panel

    • 59 min
    2022.25: Around the World - Leadership Edition

    2022.25: Around the World - Leadership Edition

    In the Classroom: UIC Political Science student panel comprised of Hiba, Sam, Meghna, and Olivia

    Topics: Protests in Iran, Brazil's elections, coup in Burkina Faso, death of Queen Elizabeth II

    Intro & Outro Music: Three Goddesses by Third Age

    Transition Music: Ticky Tacky by Rhythm Scott

    Episode Cover Art: Gaël Gaborel - OrbisTerrae on Unsplash

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    • 54 min

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