Events and Issues – 21st Century – Podcasts & Media


Collected podcasts & videos about political, economic and social issues and events during the 21st Century.

 

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A Long View of Policing in America

How we understand policing in the United States depends not only on what issues we focus on but also how far back we look. In this episode of History Talk, hosts Leticia Wiggins and Patrick Potyondy sit down with the historians Marcus Nevius, Lilia Fernandez, and Clay Howard to take a longer and broader view of the matter.

Origins, History Departments at The Ohio State University and Miami University

America’s Infrastructure Challenge

On this episode of History Talk, panelists Steven Conn, Bernadette Hanlon, and Clay Howard discuss the history of public investment in American infrastructure, how it has reached such a perilous state, and what it can tell us about changing conceptions of the common good.

Origins, History Departments at The Ohio State University and Miami University

Buying American Elections?

In the wake of the 2012 Citizens United ruling by the Supreme Court, Americans have worried over whether money really should equal free speech. Join hosts Leticia Wiggins and Patrick Potyondy as they ask guests Paula Baker, Marc Horger, and Steven Conn about the influence of dollars on the ballot box in U.S. history.

Origins, History Departments at The Ohio State University and Miami University

Fault Lines: The Urban-Rural Divide in America

Explore the history of rural-urban conflicts with hosts Brenna Miller and Jessica Blissit as they speak with three experts on rural-urban relations: Steven Conn, Clay Howard, and Mark Partridge.

Origins, History Departments at The Ohio State University and Miami University

Honduras, Temporary Protected Status, and U.S. Policy

On this episode of History Talk, we zero in on Honduras, as hosts Brenna Miller and Jessica Viñas-Nelson speak with two experts, Professors Dana Frank and Katherine Borland, to learn why so many Hondurans are seeking refuge in the U.S., the political, economic, and social challenges faced by people living in Honduras, and the dynamics of migration and U.S. foreign policy at the heart of today’s debates.

Origins, History Departments at The Ohio State University and Miami University

Jefferson Cowie on Deindustrialization, Trade, and the 2016 Presidential Election

On this episode of History Talk, host Patrick Potyondy interviews Jefferson Cowie, the James G. Stahlman Chair in the Department of History at Vanderbilt University. Cowie has written extensively on American economic, racial, cultural, and political history, and is the author most recently of The Great Exception: The New Deal and the Limits of American Politics.

Origins, History Departments at The Ohio State University and Miami University

Native Sovereignty and the Dakota Access Pipeline

History Talk takes a look at the long-term patterns of Native American relations with the U.S. government. Hosts Jessica Blissit and Brenna Miller and guests David Nichols, Christine Ballengee Morris, and Daniel Rivers discuss the specific environmental and sovereignty concerns surrounding construction of the DAPL, as well as how this issue fits into the larger history of Native American treaties, resistance, and protests.

Origins, History Departments at The Ohio State University and Miami University

North Korea: The Myth of a Hermit Kingdom

In this episode of History Talk, hosts Brenna Miller and Jessica Blissit speak with three experts on North Korea: Deborah Solomon, Mitchell Lerner, and Youngbae Hwang. Westerners tend to think of North Korea as an isolated “Hermit Kingdom” led by crazy dictators, but what is the view from inside Pyongyang?

Origins, History Departments at The Ohio State University and Miami University

Russia and the World

In this episode of History Talk, hosts Jessica Blissit and Brenna Miller talk to two experts – Stephen Norris and Gerry Hudson – about the Russian perspective on world affairs and the role that power, prestige, and influence play in shaping the country’s foreign objectives.

Origins, History Departments at The Ohio State University and Miami University

The EU: Past, Present, and Future

On this episode of History Talk, Patrick and Mark sit down with Donald Hempson, Lauren Henry, and Chris Otter to discuss the history of the European Union, an organization that has united Europeans in ways that were almost unthinkable a century ago.

Origins, History Departments at The Ohio State University and Miami University

The Long History of #MeToo

On this episode of History Talk, hosts Jessica Vinas-Nelson and Brenna Miller invite three experts -”Professors Treva Lindsey, Kimberly Hamlin, and Martha Chamallas – to discuss the social and legal histories of sexual assault and harassment in the US, past movements to fight it, and how the conversations going on today fit into the broader story of gender and sexual equality.

Origins, History Departments at The Ohio State University and Miami University

The Long View of Sports Protests

While many lament the entrance of politics into their Sunday football, we speak with three historians and sports fans—Hasan Jeffries, Robert Bennett, and Marc Horger—to discuss the long history of sports protests, why they are so controversial, and the historical issues at the heart of today’s conversation.

Origins, History Departments at The Ohio State University and Miami University

The Politics of Immigration in American History with Andrew Gyory

In this episode we talk with historian Andrew Gyory about the reasons that immigration became such a powerful political issue in the late 19th century, and how studying this period of history can help us better understand the politics of immigration in 2017.

Episode 68; The Road to Now

The War on Terror

This month, John Mueller, Andrew Bacevich, and Peter Mansoor discuss the War on Terror (a.k.a. the war formerly known as the War on Terror), the US response to terrorism following 9/11. In separate interviews, our guests address the origins of the war on terror and how it has developed over time; how the campaign against terror fits into broader historical patterns of US statecraft; and how public perceptions of terrorism have changed (or haven’t changed) since the events of Sept. 11, 2001.

Origins, History Departments at The Ohio State University and Miami University

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