Podcast by Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs at Brown University
ADHD: Who Gets Diagnosed, Who Gets Overlooked, and What It Means for Kids’ Education
School is about more than just the subjects kids are supposed to learn, it’s an essential part of their social and emotional growth. This is something we all know, but sometimes take for granted. Or at least we did -- until last year.
The Covid-19 pandemic made all too clear that educational success, mental health, and our environments are inextricably linked. And nowhere is this connection more apparent than in conversations around ADHD, or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
On this episode, Sarah Baldwin ’87 talks with Jayanti Owens, assistant professor of sociology and international and public affairs at Watson, about how this highly common, often misunderstood condition is diagnosed and treated. Jayanti's 2020 paper, "Social Class, Diagnosis of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, and Child Well-Being" which we discuss, recently won the 2021 Outstanding Publication Award from the American Sociological Association's Section on Disability and Society [https://bit.ly/3hEdSPx]. We’ll also look at what these issues can teach us about the complex relationship between kids’ mental health and their success in school -- a topic which, after this past school year, is sorely in need of a rethink.
Less to Lean On: Epilogue
This is the epilogue in a special series from Trending Globally exploring the housing crisis in the United States, and in Rhode Island in particular. The crisis has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, but as we showed in this series, it’s a problem that has been with us for much, much longer.
On this episode, we introduce you to the Brown students and alumni who made this podcast possible through their research, experience, and expertise. We explore why they became interested in housing in the first place, what they learned from making the podcast, and what issues they still wrestle with when it comes to the problem of housing in America.
Contributors to this podcast include students from Brown University and the media collective Signs of Providence. You can learn more about their organization here: [evicted-in-ri.com/#/]
You can listen to Parts 1-4 of Less to Lean One here: [soundcloud.com/watsoninstitute/sets/less-to-lean-on-housing]
To learn more about the Watson Institute's other podcasts, visit: [watson.brown.edu/news/podcasts]
Reporting on Race in a Year of Racial Reckoning
Between Covid-19 and America’s racial reckoning over that past 12 months, there’s never been a more important time to understand how race and racism affect both the reporting and the consumption of news in America. In the leadup to Juneteenth, Watson held an event exploring these issues with some of the leading voices covering race today: New York Times reporter John Eligon and CNN Senior Correspondent Sara Sidner. They were interviewed by former President of CNN Jon Klein ’80. It was a fascinating event that we thought our listeners at Trending Globally would love, so on this episode we’re broadcasting an edited version of their conversation.
[Link to video of their full conversation forthcoming]
You can read a transcript of this episode here: [https://drive.google.com/file/d/1QZWcis5385gDbqZS_5C8BRI-yl2fCuAA/view?usp=sharing]
What Exactly Is 'Bidenomics'?
On this episode, we’re sharing one of our favorite conversations from another podcast produced by the Watson Institute: ‘The Rhodes Center Podcast,’ hosted by political economist Mark Blyth. Mark recently talked with economist and Brown professor John Friedman about 'Bidenomics': what it is, what it isn't, and what it can tell us about our precarious economic recovery.
You can watch the video of John and Mark's full conversation here: [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brxJXr7V1dE]
You can subscribe to the Rhodes Center Podcast here: [https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-rhodes-center-podcast/id1436607891]
You can read a transcript of this episode here:[https://drive.google.com/file/d/1bNZH_pXo54ImSiwRiEfJxRsR_L7oEd_f/view?usp=sharing]
Do America’s Political Parties Need Couples Therapy? (And Other Questions About Democracy)
In the past 6 months (or maybe the last 5 years) Americans have been thinking about democracy and its fragility in entirely new ways. At the same time -- whether we’re talking about Poland, Turkey, or India -- it feels like democracy is on the edge around the world. But how big are these threats to democracy, actually? And how helpful is it to talk about all these different countries' experiences in the same discussion?
On this episode Sarah Baldwin '87 talks with Rob Blair, a political scientist at Watson and founder of the Democratic Erosion Consortium. He’s been thinking about all these questions, and thankfully he has answers.
You can learn more about the Democratic Erosion Consortium here: [https://www.democratic-erosion.com/]
You can learn more about Watson’s other podcasts here: [https://watson.brown.edu/news/podcasts]
You can read a transcript of this episode here: [https://drive.google.com/file/d/1BilnjHGXlg8n2cbmjErS7TFTXwErhlxu/view?usp=sharing]
'Unlearning Race' with Thomas Chatterton Williams
On this episode, Watson Economics Professor Glenn Loury talks with writer Thomas Chatterton Williams. Williams’s 2010 memoir ‘Losing My Cool: Love, Literature, and a Black Man’s Escape from the Crowd,’ combined cultural criticism with his own personal story of falling in (and out) of love with hip hop culture growing up. His 2019 book ‘Self Portrait in Black and White: Unlearning Race,’ continued his exploration of issues at the intersection of race, culture, family, and his own story. Whatever your views, he and Glenn's discussion will be sure to challenge your assumptions about race, class, and identity in America.
You can learn about and purchase 'Losing My Cool' here: [www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/30424…0143119623/]
You can learn more about and purchase 'Self Portrait in Black and White: Unlearning Race' here: [https://www.penguinrandomhouse.ca/books/617884/self-portrait-in-black-and-white-by-thomas-chatterton-williams/9780393608861]
You can read a transcript of this episode here: [https://drive.google.com/file/d/1o1BgSLfw03l5_ti8lxZFYfipOusT-k0Z/view?usp=sharing]
Great show, talks about issues the LAMEstream media won't. This show aims to inform while CNN, MSNBC (and ofc fox) aim to obfuscate.
Connecting Farmers and Food
Very interesting and informative. Sarah Baldwin, as usual, is a great host!!!
Thoughtful and thorough. I always come away having learned something new. And Sarah Baldwin is a wonderful host!