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.