Featured This Month
Founded by the late Sally Ride, Tam O'Shaughnessy and three others to inspire young girls and boys to consider careers in STEM, Sally Ride Science is now housed at UC San Diego, offering opportunities for middle and high school students to embrace science in fun settings. Featured here is the Sally Ride Science Junior Academy, where students from throughout San Diego participate in creative workshops led by UC faculty and graduate students, along with the Tritons for Sally Ride Science, a group of UCSD undergraduates who are committed to carrying on the legacy of Sally Ride.
Author and journalist Krista Tippett, host of the NPR program "On Being," describes wisdom as the "imprint one's life has on others." She shares this and other insights from her latest book, "Becoming Wise," in a compelling interview with Dean Nelson, founder of the Writer's Symposium by the Sea at Point Loma Nazarene University.
Author and Boston University law professor Pnina Lahav discusses her forthcoming biography, "Golda Meir: Through the Gender Lens." She explores the first and only woman prime minister of Israel, and her complex relationship with her role as a female leader in a man's world. During the course of her legal career, Pnina Lahav has published nearly 50 journal articles and three books, including the critically acclaimed 'Judgment in Jerusalem: Chief Justice Simon Agranat and the Zionist Century'. Recorded on 11/12/2017.
The ACLU is committed to civil rights and civil liberties issue. David Cole, National Legal Director of the ACLU and Georgetown law professor, explores what Trump's first year as president tells us about about constitutional law and the future of civil liberties and civil rights in the United States. David Cole was named Legal Director of the American Civil Liberties Union in 2016. He oversees approximately 1,400 civil liberties lawsuits, both state and federal. Recorded on 02/22/2018.
Political scientist Amy Lerman explores the roots of why trust in government has declined over time even as its performance has improved around the country. She gives examples of how some services are evaluated differently, based on whether they were perceived as being run by public or private organizations. To change these negative attitudes, Lerman suggests that public officials do a better job at explaining what governments do in this conversation with Henry E. Brady, Dean of the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley.