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2021

Art and Activism: the Life and Works of Dr. Margaret T. Burroughs

Author: Wanawat Wechakit Program of Study: LL.M. Law School  Do you think art and activism are conflicting? Let’s find out in this podcast how these two concepts, when combined, can transform the society in a unique way through the works and life of a poet, writer, teacher, reformer, artist and above all an activist: Dr. Margaret T. Burroughs “Woman”...
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2020

Who Owns the Past? The Oriental Institute and Beyond

Author: Caglayan Bal Program of Study: Humanities, Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations Western museums, as modern “cabinets of curiosity”, are legitimized spaces of colonialism and can end historical injustice only through repatriation.   Transcript follows after references.   References: About the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago. (n.d.). Retrieved September 14, 2020, from https://oi.uchicago.edu/ Hunt, T. (2019, June...
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2020

Mies: a Star of the German Diaspora in Chicago Architecture

Author: Roberto Albores Gleason Program of Study: Harris MPP In today’s podcast, I will talk about a fantastic story that has influenced Chicago architecture. Mies van der Rohe: a Star of the German Diaspora. How can a middle-aged immigrant become a breakthrough in Chicago’s history?      Transcript follows after references.   References: What We Know About Diasporas and Economic...
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2020

Racial Disparities in Healthcare: Prevalence in Chicago During COVID Times

Author: Shubhashree Pani Program of Study: PSD Chemistry   Racial discrimination in the healthcare sector in the US has been on the spotlight since a while. In this podcast, we will explore how it translates to disparities during the pandemic situation in Chicago and worldwide and possible measures to tackle it. .   Transcript follows after Reference.   References:...
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2020

Traffic Jams in Chicago

Author: Maolin Wang Program of Study: PSD Chemistry   The traffic situation in Chicago has gradually deteriorated in recent years and it has become the top three congested cities in the US. What are the reasons for it, what impact will it bring to the public and how can people deal with it? Transcript follows after references References ...
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2020

Beyond August 9th Downtown Looting: Mending Interracial Wounds

Author: Dwi Cahyo Ardianto Program of Study: Harris MPP   The Magnificent Mile Looting has its roots in the centuries of discrimination, but policies could help counteract its underlying problem. Transcript follows after references   References Music: Stefan Kartenberg. Little Jam. Retrieved from http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/JeffSpeed68/61299 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8618423/Downtown-Chicago-reopens-cleanup-wake-widespread-looting-hundreds-overrun-Magnificent-Mile.html https://www.costar.com/article/2044913864/chicago-halts-construction-on-developments-in-business-district-after-looting https://new.finalcall.com/2020/08/12/a-police-shooting-targeting-of-a-tourism-mecca-increase-threats-stress-and-a-citys-sense-of-crisis/ https://abcnews.go.com/US/downtown-chicago-reopens-cleanup-wake-widespread-looting/story?id=72302970 https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/10/us/shooting-chicago-looting.html https://www.economist.com/united-states/2020/08/15/chicago-civil-unrest-and-inequality https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/04/us/george-floyd-video-funeral.html https://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2019/08/19/riots-flare-in-manokwari-after-racist-attack-on-papuan-students-in-surabaya.html https://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2019/08/20/jokowi-to-visit-papua-west-papua-after-riots.html Democracy Now. 2020. “No rights whatsoever”:...
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2020

Youth Homelessness in Chicago and the U.S.: Debunking the Myths

Author: Jieyi Chen Program of Study: Harris MPP https://inhabitat.com/squarechange-builds-housing-for-homeless-children-one-donated-square-foot-at-a-time/ photo by Shutterstock (2015)   In 2018, 6,475 kids under 18 years old were homeless in Chicago according to Chicago Coalition for the Homeless. This podcast concerns the severity of youth homelessness in Chicago and the United States, why things become like this and how to tackle it.   Transcript...
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2020

Eustasio Rosales: Chicago’s First Hispanic Composer

Author: Daniela Pérez Giraldo Program of Study: Harris MPP   Small Blurb Introducing the Topic and Main Idea Eustasio was a Colombia Opera Singer, who arrived at Chicago in 1900. He developed his music career in the city, reaching that the Chicago Symphony Orchestra played some of his work. The podcast explores the immigration barriers that Eustasio dealt with...
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2020

Chicago’s Effort to Support Local Restaurants under the Pandemic

Author: Tingjuan Yang Program of Study: Harris MPP   Picture Source: https://www.bikecitizens.net/food-couriers-employment-gig-economy/   On May 12, 2020, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced new rules that require all food delivery apps to disclose a full breakdown of the cost of each order. How do these first-in-the-nation rules ensure proper supports for local businesses during this time of crisis?   Transcript...
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2020

Reconnecting the Communities by the Great Chicago Rivers

Author: Ninging Lin Program of Study: Harris MPP Chicago rivers are just like a lens, through it, we can see Chicago’s problems and they also have the capacity to address problems such as segregation and inequality if people leverage this city-wide asset properly, it requires joint efforts from residents, elected officials, activists, planners and investors.   Transcript follows after...
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