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COVID and the Costs of Partisanship

September 30, 2020

Political scientist Marc Hetherington returns to the podcast to discuss his ongoing research on people’s views on the pandemic and the ways in which their political views are tied. Hetherington is the Raymond Dawson Distinguished Bicentennial Professor of Political Science … Read more

Race, COVID and the Fine Arts

September 15, 2020

World-renowned opera singer Karen Slack talks about the intersection of performing arts, the coronavirus and race. Slack also talks about the importance of using her own voice as a Black woman. Slack, a soprano, has recently performed in Verdi’s AIDA with … Read more

Black Communities and Pandemics

September 1, 2020

Anthropologist Karla Slocum joins hosts Jonathan Weiler and Matthew Andrews to discuss the impact of the coronavirus on Black communities. With her research in Black towns and communities, Slocum notes the intersections of these communities, structural racism, and access to … Read more

Infectious Diseases from AIDS to COVID-19

August 13, 2020

Infectious disease expert Myron Cohen discusses the beginnings of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the COVID-19 disease with hosts Jonathan Weiler and Matthew Andrews. Cohen has studied infectious diseases, including AIDS for 40 years, and also discusses the ways communities … Read more

Youth Caregivers and the Hidden Defenders of Vulnerable Families

June 4, 2020

Geography professor Elizabeth Olson discusses the challenges that youth caregivers face in the United States and around the world, and how their situations may be more exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Transcript Jonathan Weiler: Welcome to another episode of “COVID … Read more

Politics, Polarization and the Pandemic: How a crisis tests beliefs

April 30, 2020

Marc Hetherington, Raymond Dawson Distinguished Bicentennial Professor of Political Science at UNC-Chapel Hill, is an expert in polarization in American politics. With hosts Jonathan Weiler and Matthew Andrews, Hetherington talks about a recent poll about attitudes of government policies in … Read more