On day 5 of “Washington College Week” on The Academic Minute, Jennie Carr, Assistant Professor of Biology, describes her work at the College’s River and Field Campus studying the nesting and feeding behavior of field sparrows. Carr’s long-term study is helping learn the factors that contribute to nest failure for the birds, whose population has declined 65 percent from 1966 to 2010.
On Day 3 of “Washington College Week” on The Academic Minute, Bill Schindler, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Eastern Shore Food Lab, talks about how our ancestors were far better at choosing and preparing a healthier diet than today’s humans. The Academic Minute is published in Inside Higher Ed and airs on public radio stations across the country.
On Day 2 of “Washington College Week” on The Academic Minute, Melissa Deckman, Chair and Professor of Political Science, discusses how young women are more involved in politics and more engaged in civic issues than in the past, potentially fundamentally changing the political landscape.
“Washington College Week” of the Association of American Colleges and Universities’ “Academic Minute” starts off with Aaron Lampman, Chair and Associate Professor of Anthropology, explaining research that he and students are doing into the perception of risk of sea level rise in the most vulnerable communities on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. The Academic Minute is published in Inside Higher Ed and airs on public radio stations across the country.
Christine Wade, Professor of Political Science and International Studies and an editor of Latin American Politics and Development, 9th edition, is interviewed about the ongoing crisis in Nicaragua on the podcast “Two Weeks Notice: Understanding Latin American Politics.” Wade talks about the generalized chaos that is consuming the country, which is disrupting people’s everyday lives, in addition to the extensive violence and arguments between the government led by President Daniel Ortega and the opposition alliance over who is responsible.
Melissa Deckman, Chair and Professor of Political Science, is interviewed on WYPR’s “Roughly Speaking” with Dan Rodricks, about how and why a majority of white evangelical Christians has continued to maintain and even grow its support for President Donald Trump, despite the revelations about Trump’s alleged affair with adult film star Stormy Daniels, questions about his business dealings, and doubts about his moral compass.
The lack of women in Maryland’s congressional seats is the topic of this talk by Melissa Deckman, Chair and Professor of Political Science, on the Maryland News Network. At the state level, she says, Maryland ranks fairly high nationally, with about a third of the seats in the General Assembly occupied by women.
Bill Schindler, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Eastern Shore Food Lab, is interviewed on the Irish podcast “With Relish” about his work at University College Dublin and returning to the real roots of food. He talks about the Eastern Shore Food Lab and how the Food Evolutions project is helping inform that. Schindler’s portion of the interview begins at 24:05.
Christine Wade, Professor of Political Science and International Studies and author of Captured Peace: Elites and Peacebuilding in El Salvador, is interviewed on Two Weeks Notice: A Latin American Politics blog, about the situation in Honduras after the controversial 2017 presidential election.
WWL Radio host Tommy Tucker in New Orleans interviews Melissa Deckman, Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science, about the #MeToo movement and its political effects. Deckman says that although the #MeToo movement represents a powerful cultural change, she does not believe the Republican-controlled Congress will do anything to pursue an investigation into allegations from women against Donald Trump that he sexually assaulted or molested them before he became president.
Christine Wade, Professor of Political Science and International Studies, is interviewed on the BBC World Service NewsHour about the continuing turmoil in Honduras since the the presidential election remains in dispute. She says although international election monitors are on site in Honduras, there are demands to nullify the election or do a total vote recount due to polling irregularities. The segment runs from 14:00 to 18:05.
Andrew Oros, Professor of Political Science and International Studies and author of Japan’s Security Renaissance, joins Japan political expert Tobias Harris, Vice President of Teneo Intelligence, at the Harvard Program on US-Japan Relations to discuss Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s past five years.
Christine Wade, Professor of Political Science and International Studies and an expert on Latin American politics, is interviewed on the BBC World Service NewsHour about the election results in Honduras. Wade says that the apparent win by Salvador Nasralla, who appeared to be gathering enough votes to oust strongman President Juan Orlando Hernández, was a rejection not only of Hernández but the corruption and impunity that is endemic in the Honduran political system. Wade’s interview begins at 9:40 in the broadcast and ends at 12:50.
Bill Schindler, director of the Eastern Shore Food Lab at Washington College and associate professor of anthropology, is interviewed by Nick Redding of Preservation Maryland in this PreserveCast podcast on “Primitive Technology and Food of the Future.” Redding points out that historic preservationists often think about history only through the lens of buildings or historic sites, whereas Schindler comes at it from a whole different angle.
Aaron Krochmal, associate professor of biology, is featured on National Public Radio’s Academic Minute. Krochmal discusses his ongoing work studying Eastern painted turtles and how they learn migration paths.
Andrew Oros, author of Japan’s Security Renaissance and professor of political science and international studies, is featured on this BBC World Service program about the changing face of the military in Japan. Oros joins three other contributors in this discussion led by the BBC’s Owen Bennett Jones.
Andrew Oros, professor of political science and international studies and the author of Japan’s Security Renaissance, gave a talk at the Wilson Center in Washington, D.C., about the US-Japan alliance in the context of the North Korea threat.
Wil Haygood, the Patrick Henry Writing Fellow at the Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience, is interviewed on the Kojo Nnamdi Show on WAMU reflecting on the life, work, and legacy of comedian and civil rights activist Dick Gregory.
A project led by Anthropology Chair and Associate Professor Aaron Lampman was featured on WYPR, after news editor Joel McCord traveled to Smith Island with Kirsten Webb ’18 and Hayley Hartman ’18 to hear them interview local residents about the effects of high water on Smith Island. The interviews are part of a summer project that the students conducted on perception of risk as it relates to sea level rise on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.
Melissa Deckman is interviewed on WMAL about Gov. Larry Hogan’s decision to join other governors opposing his party’s “skinny” healthcare repeal. Deckman, professor of political science, says she was not surprised by the move, noting that Hogan understands that a majority of his constituents are not in favor of the GOP health care plan.
Political science Professor Melissa Deckman is interviewed on WMAL about Maryland Rep. John Delaney’s decision to run for president in 2020. Deckman notes that Delaney, a Democrat, “really hasn’t been a leader within the Democratic party. He’s been, I think, more of a maverick.”
Melissa Deckman, chair of the political science department, weighs in on “Roughly Speaking,” the podcast by the Baltimore Sun’s Dan Rodricks, about the false equivalents of the Trump presidency and “the levels of duplicity and frankly stupidity coming from this White House,” especially in light of last week’s revelations about the Trump campaign’s Russian connection through Donald Trump Jr.
Andrew Oros, professor of political science and international studies, has been traveling the world this summer on a tour with his well-received and timely new book Japan’s Security Renaissance. In this Council on Foreign Relations “Asia Unbound” podcast, Oros discusses the evolving role of Japan’s military under President Shinzo Abe and what the future holds for the country’s national security posture.
Melissa Deckman, chair of the Department of Political Science and author of Tea Party Women, is interviewed on Dan Rodricks’ “Roughly Speaking” for the Baltimore Sun, about President Donald Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey and his release of classified information to Russian officials in the Oval Office.
Bill Schindler, chair of the Department of Anthropology, is interviewed on New Zealand’s “The Hits” program about primitive technologies and how he and his family incorporate them into their lifestyle.
Bill Schindler, chair of the Department of Anthropology, is interviewed on Radio New Zealand about his classes in primitive technologies, his teaching philosophy, and how our human past should inform our present and future.
Bill Schindler, chair of the Department of Anthropology, is featured in this “On Point” interview on National Public Radio. He and students Eden Kloetzli ’17 and Mike Whisenant ’16 talk about Schindler’s primitive technology class and the value of learning how our ancestors hunted, made tools, and prepared their food.
Bill Schindler, chair of the Department of Anthropology and primitive technologies and foodways expert, talks with host Robb Wolf about foraging for food and the evolution of the human diet on this edition of The Paleo Solution podcast.
Christopher Baylor, a visiting assistant professor in political science, is interviewed on WNYC’s “This Week in Politics” about the history and purpose of the electoral college and moments in our history where the popular vote and electoral vote diverged.
Melissa Deckman, chair of the Department of Political Science, talks with Orlando Crowcroft of the International Business Times UK podcast “In the Field” about America’s reaction in the weeks since Donald Trump was elected president. She says diehard Democrats are still in shock at what has happened, while even Republicans who had been against Trump are now backing him because of the opportunities they have with a Republican in office. She also discusses Trump’s cabinet picks, and the surge in hate speech and the voice of white nationalists.
In his Latin American politics blog “Two Weeks Notice,” Greg Weeks talks with Christine Wade, associate professor of political science and international studies, about the elections in Nicaragua.
The work of Michele Volansky, chair of the Department of Theatre & Dance, is featured on this “On TAP” podcast about her examination of the presidential campaign and the nature of democracy as a live, theatrical event. Volansky’s segment begins at 6:15.
History professor and presidential historian Richard Striner is interviewed by Dan Rodricks about the 2016 presidential election, saying it could be a catastrophic year for the GOP or a progressive breakthrough. He also says the GOP has become a “corrosive” force in American politics that needs to re-evaluate its purpose and policies.
John Conkling, professor of chemistry emeritus and former executive director and technical director of the American Pyrotechnics Association, is interviewed by National Public Radio’s Ari Shapiro about how the sounds of fireworks are designed.
College President Sheila Bair is interviewed about the growing issue of bank overdraft fees and how just 8 percent of consumers pay 75 percent of such fees—often students and people who are the least able to pay for them.
English and creative writing professor Bob Mooney discusses Bloomsday, Chestertown’s celebration of Irish writer James Joyce’s novel Ulysses.
Political science professor Melissa Deckman is interviewed length about Donald Trump’s attitude toward women, as well as the role of women in the presidential race, both Hillary Clinton as the Democratic frontrunner and women voters themselves. Deckman’s interview begins at 2:28:20 and ends at 2:43:10.
Political science professor Melissa Deckman discusses the women who support Donald Trump and talks about new book Tea Party Women.
Adam Goodheart, director of the C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience, is featured on the “Reader’s Review” discussing author Elizabeth Strout’s My Name is Lucy Barton.
Melissa Deckman talks about the battle between Chris Van Hollen and Donna Edwards for the Democratic Senate seat being vacated by longtime Senator Barbara Mikulski.
College President Sheila Bair discussed the health of U.S. banks and renewed debate over “too big to fail” banks.
Bill Schindler, associate professor of anthropology, is featured in the podcast Born Primal, talking about his experience in filming National Geographic Channel’s “The Great Human Race.”
Political science professor Melissa Deckman talks about Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan’s upcoming State of the State Address and his legislative goals for the coming session.
The State of Things, 12/01/2015
Professor Brendon Fox, director of Peter and the Starcatcher, talks with WUNC’s Frank Stasio on The State of Things.