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Host Harry Kreisler welcomes William Cronon, Research Professor of History, Geography, and Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin, for a discussion of the challenges of historical scholarship. Reflecting on his formative experiences, Cronon, a former President of the American Historical Association, discusses the influence of his parents, his education, and the culture and environment of Wisconsin. He analyzes the essential features of a liberal arts education, the importance of storytelling in history, the implications of the digital revolution for research and teaching, and the contribution of environmental history to the environmental movement. He concludes with advice to students as they prepare for the future.

E. Randol Schoenberg, the grandson of the composer Arnold Schoenberg, is an expert in handling cases involving looted art and the recovery of property stolen by the Nazi authorities during the Holocaust. He tells the story here of his most prominent case, "Republic of Austria v. Altmann" which resulted in the successful return of six paintings by Gustav Klimt, including the "Golden Lady," to their rightful owners. Recorded on 05/06/2015.

UCSB faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students discuss what we have learned over the last six years from research about what worked in stimulating achievement among Black children and what challenges African American learners face. Keynote speakers Na'ilah Suad Nasir from UC Berkeley and Tyrone Howard from UCLA. Moderated by UC Santa Barbara Professor Jeffrey Stewart.

On the occasion of San Diego Opera's West Coast premiere of GREAT SCOTT, Nicolas Reveles engages composer Jake Heggie in a lively conversation about the work's conception. Known for his landmark modern classics DEAD MAN WALKING and MOBY DICK, Heggie's newest work concerns Arden Scott, an international opera star who returns to her hometown with the intention of saving the ailing company that started her career. However, her homecoming coincides with the home team's first National Championship. GREAT SCOTT sparks some interesting questions around how we perceive the Arts and what purpose they serve today. Recorded on 12/10/2015.

Investigative journalist Bob Woodward and former White House aide Alex Butterfield join Michael Bernstein for a conversation about Butterfield's decision to reveal the existence of tape recordings that eventually led to Richard Nixon's resignation from the presidency.

In the first session of a day-long conference on modern Mexico, a panel of economists, political scientists and journalists assess Mexico's challenges and opportunities as it attempts to regain momentum after the tumult of the last three years. Panelists include: Carlos Capistran, Chief Mexico Economist, Bank of America Merrill Lynch; Pablo Chico Hernandez, Division Director, Grupo Carrix; Leonardo Curzio, News Director and Anchor, Primera Emision, Enfoque Noticias; and Paz Consuelo Marquez-Padilla, Professor, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM). Chris Wilson, the Deputy Director of the Mexico Institute at the Wilson Center, moderates. Mexico Moving Forward is hosted by the Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies at the School of Global Policy and Strategy, UC San Diego. Recorded on 10/30/2015.
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