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No Jargon

Series produced by Shira Rascoe

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No Jargon, a weekly podcast from the Scholars Strategy Network, presents interviews with top university scholars.

No Jargon, a weekly podcast from the Scholars Strategy Network, presents interviews with top university scholars on the politics, policy problems, and social issues facing the nation. Powerful research, intriguing perspectives - and no jargon.

For more, visit www.scholars.org


18 Pieces

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Many transgender Americans report being denied a job because of their identity, but that’s just one result of the discrimination they face. Profess...

  • Added: Jun 21, 2017
  • Length: 25:45
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Since the North American Free Trade Agreement, American processed foods have flooded the Mexican food market -- with dramatic effects on people’s ...

  • Added: Jun 14, 2017
  • Length: 26:18
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As Congress and the Trump Administration roll back environmental protections, some communities are especially harmed. But Professor David Konisky e...

  • Added: Jun 07, 2017
  • Length: 25:59
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What do Iran’s elections and Trump’s international trip mean for the nuclear deal and U.S.-Iran relations? Professor Kevan Harris discusses the his...

  • Added: May 31, 2017
  • Length: 25:55
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Quality of healthcare for women in jail varies widely, but it is the only place in the U.S. where they have a legal right to it. Professor Carolyn ...

  • Added: May 25, 2017
  • Length: 25:18
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Social security, health insurance, and unemployment insurance help Americans through life’s ups and downs. Benjamin Veghte explains the benefits an...

  • Added: May 19, 2017
  • Length: 24:39
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Food stamps, Social Security, and Medicaid are not the only, or even the largest, social welfare programs in America. Professor Suzanne Mettler rev...

  • Added: May 10, 2017
  • Length: 23:45
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In the 1900s, dictators rose to power across Europe as democracies fell to fascists and communists. History Professor Timothy Snyder argues that de...

  • Added: May 10, 2017
  • Length: 29:53
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Title IX protects against sexual assault and gender discrimination at universities. Celene Reynolds discusses the state of Title IX today, and how ...

  • Added: May 10, 2017
  • Length: 21:51
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Changing public opinion and high costs have death sentences in decline in America. Professor Frank Baumgartner explains that when they do happen, r...

  • Added: Apr 21, 2017
  • Length: 28:31
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Poverty can persist in the same communities for generations, especially communities of color. Professor Darrick Hamilton walks through the policies...

  • Added: Apr 21, 2017
  • Length: 27:15
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Development efforts in American cities often push out long-term residents and communities of color. Zeroing in on Baltimore, Professor Brandi Bless...

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  • Added: Mar 31, 2017
  • Length: 22:05
  • Purchases: 1
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Development efforts in American cities often push out long-term residents and communities of color. Zeroing in on Baltimore, Professor Brandi Bless...

  • Added: Mar 29, 2017
  • Length: 21:27
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As charter school debates play out at the local level, out-of-state donors are contributing millions of dollars to school board campaigns in cities...

  • Added: Mar 15, 2017
  • Length: 19:39
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Rollbacks on federal regulations will put American’s food at risk. Professor Adam Sheingate explains the risks to consumers and the prospects for f...

  • Added: Mar 13, 2017
  • Length: 23:21
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Protests that turn violent have been a constant throughout American history. Professor Ashley Howard explains their origins, and how new laws, poli...

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  • Added: Mar 06, 2017
  • Length: 26:10
  • Purchases: 1
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The outsized influence of money in U.S. politics is a problem. Sean McElwee and Professor Tabatha Abu El-Haj describe how donors skew policy and ho...

  • Added: Mar 06, 2017
  • Length: 38:13
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As the federal government ramps up deportation efforts, myths about sanctuary cities are widespread. Professor Tom Wong shows how local sanctuary p...

  • Added: Mar 06, 2017
  • Length: 28:46