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Episode 27: Covid Conversations #4: Orchestral Musicians – Cleveland Orchestra Cellist Mark Kosower and Berlin Philharmonic Violist Matthew Hunter

This episode of Covid Conversations, a podcast series from the OSU Center of Folklore Studies, features two world-class musicians from two of the world’s greatest orchestras about their approaches to live-streamed performances and concerns regarding hand sanitizer with respect to their musicianship and instruments.

Episode 26: Covid Conversations #3- Quilt Makers and Quilting Group Organizers – Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi (West Chester, Ohio) and Felicity Khan (South Africa)

This episode of Covid Conversations, a podcast series from the OSU Center of Folklore Studies, features a discussion between two quilters and quilting group organizers--one based in Southwest Ohio and the other outside Cape Town in South Africa.

Episode 25: Covid Conversations #2- Dancers and Teachers of Argentine Tango – Jessica Tupa and Monica Maria Fumagalli

This episode of Covid Conversations, a podcast series from the OSU Center of Folklore Studies, features a discussion between two dancers and teachers of Argentine tango about the impact of the pandemic on the performance and teaching of Argentine tango, a dance in which closeness—of dance partners, students, and audiences—is a necessary feature.

Episode 24: Perfecting Democracy- Why It Matters- Dr. Kevin Mattson

On this week’s episode of Perfecting Democracy, Ron Bryant interviews Dr. Kevin Mattson about political divisions and culture wars in America. Dr. Mattson is a professor of contemporary history at Ohio University. He has made numerous media appearances, including The Colbert Report, NPR, C-SPAN, and Fox News.

Episode 23: Perfecting Democracy- Why It Matters- Dr. Hasan Kwame Jeffries

In this week’s episode, Ron Bryant interviews award-winning author and historian Dr. Hasan Kwame Jeffries. Dr. Jeffries is an Associate Professor of History at Ohio State University and the author of Bloody Lowndes: Civil Rights and Black Power in Alabama’s Black Belt. Alongside Ron Bryant, Dr. Jeffries discusses how race and racism influence voting in the United States.

Episode 22: Covid Conversations #1 - Wordsmiths and Artists – Omopé Carter-Daboiku and Alinah Azadeh

Covid Conversations is a new podcast series from the OSU Center for Folklore Studies. The first episode features a discussion of the connections between land and identity with two wordsmiths and artists– of Dayton, Ohio, and from Lewes in the southeast of England.

Episode 21: Perfecting Democracy- Why It Matters- Dr. Barbara Palmer

On this week’s episode of Perfecting Democracy, Ron Bryant interviews Dr. Barbara Palmer about the role and history of women in electoral politics. Dr. Palmer is a professor of political science at Baldwin Wallace University. She has appeared on numerous media programs and is the author of Women and Congressional Elections: A Century of Change.

Episode 20: Perfecting Democracy- Why It Matters- Contested Elections

In this Episode, broadcast journalist Ron Bryant discusses disputed elections with Christie Weininger and Dr. Dustin McLochlin. Christie is the Executive Director of the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, and Dustin is a historian and curator at the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center. Together, they lend their expertise on arguably the most contested presidential election in American history, the Hayes v. Tilden election of 1876.

Episode 19: Director of Photography at the Cincinnati Enquirer Cara Owsley

Our guest in this episode is Cara Owsley who is Director of Photography at the Cincinnati Enquirer and a national award-winning visual journalist, including as photojournalist and photo editor for the Enquirer’s 2018 Pulitzer Prize winning "Seven Days of Heroin" project. Cara is also on the board of the Visual Task Force with the National Association of Black Journalists.

Episode 18: Perfecting Democracy- Why It Matters- Interview with Ron Bryant and Dr. La Trice Washington

In this episode, broadcast journalist Ron Bryant discusses American democracy and the Electoral College with Dr. La Trice Washington. Dr. Washington is an Associate Professor of American Government at Otterbein University and the author of Political Scandals: The Consequences of Temporary Gratification. Dr. Washington lends her expertise to help us understand why the founders created the Electoral College, how it affects our elections, and the college's future in our democracy.

Episode 17: Ohio University Journalism Students

Our guests in this episode are Destiniee Jaram and Jack Boden. Both are undergraduate students in the journalism program at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, and they share their perspective on the profession for which they are preparing themselves.

Episode 16: Perfecting Democracy- Why It Matters- Interview with David Giffels

"Perfecting Democracy—Why it Matters” explores the history of civic engagement in the United States. In this episode, we bring together award-winning broadcast journalist Ron Bryant, and Akron based journalist and author of Barnstorming Ohio: To Understand America, David Giffels. Together they discuss how Ohio’s unique past and regional identities have shaped electoral engagement across the state.

Episode 15: Mark Curnutte, Reporting, and Race

Mark Curnutte has been on the faculty of Miami University in Oxford Ohio for the past several years where he teaches courses on journalism and social justice. He is also a multi-award-winning career newspaper journalist who has reported extensively on social issues of race, class, poverty, homelessness, and immigration, including for the Cincinnati Enquirer where he worked 25 years. Over 80 of the articles he wrote for the Enquirer are reproduced in his most recent book: “Across the Color Line: Reporting 25 Years in Black Cincinnati."

Episode 14: Report for America Reporters

This episode of the Real Issues: Real Conversations podcast is about Report for America. In it, we hear from some of the project’s 2020-2021 Ohio-based corps members who all began their new jobs during June of 2020.

Episode 13: Jen Miller and the League of Women Voters of Ohio

Our guest in this episode is Jen Miller who is the Executive Director of the League of Women Voters of Ohio which is also 100 years old this year. Jen discusses the history and current work of the League and also reflects on what suffrage means today

Episode 12: Tim Feran and the Landscape of Local Newspapers in Ohio

This episode’s guest is writer and reporter, Tim Feran, talks about the landscape of local newspapers in Ohio.

Episode 11: Neenah Ellis and Luke Dennis of WYSO

Luke Dennis, who has a background in arts and music administration, is WYSO’s General Manager. Neenah Ellis, who was Luke’s predecessor in that role, is a multi-award-winning radio documentary maker of several decades standing. Amongst other subjects, they talk about the value of local reporting, about a project specifically designed to support that which is called Report for America, and about the COVID-19 pandemic.

Episode 10: Dr Treva Lindsey- Women of Color and Universal Suffrage

In this episode, Dr Treva Lindsey discusses the role that women of color have played in the struggle for the right to vote both before the 19th Amendment was passed and since. Dr Lindsey is an Associate Professor of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the Ohio State University and author of Colored No More: Reinventing Black Womanhood in Washington, D.C.

Episode 9: Ladies First- A Century of Women’s Innovations in Comics and Cartoon Art

The guests in this episode of the podcast are Caitlin McGurk, Associate Curator of Outreach & Engagement and Assistant Professor at The Ohio State University’s Billy Ireland Cartoon Museum and Library, and Columbus OH-based writer, editor, and scholar Rachel Miller. McGurk and Miller are joint curators of a Billy Ireland Cartoon Museum exhibit called Ladies First which celebrates “A Century of Women’s Innovations in Comics and Cartoon Art.”

Episode 8: Dr Kimberly Hamlin- The National American Woman Suffrage Association

Our guest in this episode is historian Dr Kimberly Hamlin who talks about the history of the suffrage movement, the National American Woman Suffrage Association, and about ongoing issues concerning voting rights today.

Episode 7: Patti Gallagher Newberry- U.S. Presidents Past and Present and the Press

In this episode – which was recorded in late March, 2020 - Gallagher Newberry discusses the fluctuating and sometimes fraught relationship between U.S. Presidents past and present and the press. She also addresses issues concerning fake news and offers tips on developing discernment with regard the value of media output.

Episode 6: Poet and Playwright David Hassler and the Kent State Shootings

The episode includes an interview with poet and playwright David Hassler who discusses his play “May 4th Voices: Kent State, 1970” which is based on the university’s oral history archive. It also features Mindy Farmer, who is Director of the May 4 Visitor’s Center on the Kent State campus.

Episode 5: Susan Trollinger – Rebels in Corsets

Susan Trollinger - professor of rhetoric and writing at the University of Dayton, Ohio - is the guest on this podcast, in which she discusses some of the rhetorical devices deployed by women fighting for the right to vote.

Episode 4: Barbara Palmer – From Mrs. Satan to Madame Speaker: 150 Years of Ohio Women Running for Public Office

This episode’s guest is Barbara Palmer - a professor of political science at Baldwin Wallace University – and she is talking about the history of women running for public office both specifically in the state of Ohio and more generally. The interview was recorded on October 11th, 2019.

Episode 3: Not Far from Me- Stories of Opioids and Ohio

Join a conversation between Ohio Humanities Executive Director Pat Williamsen and Ohio University professors Daniel Skinner and Berkeley Franz as they discuss their new book Not Far from Me: Stories of Opioids and Ohio.

Episode 2: Stephanie Hinnershitz - Phyllis Schlafly and the Equal Rights Amendment

Stephanie Hinnershitz - professor in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at Cleveland State University - is the guest on this podcast, in which she discusses the history of the Equal Rights Amendment, including Phyllis Schlafly’s very effective campaign against its ratification during the 1970s.

Episode 1: Mindy McGinnis on her book “Heroine”

Rachel Claire Hopkin talks with Ohio author Mindy McGinnis about her new book, "Heroine."

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