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Civil Discourse

Website: https://drexel.edu/the-civil-discourse
Next Airing: Tue, Mar 2nd, 2021 at 4:00 AM on UEN-TV

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The Civil Discourse is an interview series featuring high-profile and renowned guests in conversation across difference. Building on the legacy of over 15 years of The Drexel InterView, this reimagined series explores controversial topics in the spirit of civil discourse, respectable intellectual debate, and greater cultural understanding. Join high-profile and renowned guests in discussion with Host Paula Marantz Cohen to explore a spectrum of opinion and experience.

Episodes:

  • Jeffrey Selingo

    Jeffrey Selingo is a higher education expert, former top editor for The Chronicle of Higher Education, and the author of several books including Who Gets In and Why: A Year Inside College Admissions. In this episode of The Civil Discourse, Selingo and Host Paula Marantz Cohen test the climate of academic trends such as preferential admissions practices and the push for online learning alternatives.

    Next Airing: Tue, Mar 2nd, 2021 at 4:00 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:29:00
    Usage rights: 12/16/2020 to 12/15/2023
  • Nikole Hannah-Jones

    Nikole Hannah-Jones is a Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and investigative journalist for The New York Times Magazine, reporting on civil rights and racial injustice. She is the creator and director of The 1619 Project, an initiative of The New York Times now in collaboration with Oprah Winfrey to reframe American history in light of slavery and the immeasurable contributions of Black Americans. In this episode of The Civil Discourse, Hannah-Jones and Host Paula Marantz Cohen discuss related topics including school segregation, reparations, and shifting perceptions and trends in journalism.

    Next Airing: Thu, Mar 4th, 2021 at 8:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:29:00
    Usage rights: 12/23/2020 to 12/22/2023
  • Ali Velshi

    Ali Velshi is a cosmopolitan television correspondent and economics journalist. A longtime field journalist for NBC News, he previously held posts at CNN and Al Jazeera America. He is the author of books and magazine columns on financial well-being, as well as the host of the MSNBC news program Velshi. In this episode of The Civil Discourse, Velshi and Host Paula Marantz Cohen delve into the role of journalists to bear witness and hold to account those in power in a democratic society, particularly during the COVID-19 global pandemic and uprising over systemic racism and civil injustice.

    Length: 00:29:00
    Usage rights: 12/9/2020 to 12/8/2023
  • Bari Weiss

    Bari Weiss is a former staff writer and editor for The New York Times and author of the book How to Fight Anti-Semitism. In this inaugural episode of The Civil Discourse, Weiss discusses the global threat of White supremacy, the dangers of political neutrality, and anti-Semitic implications of the BDS movement.

    Length: 00:26:44
    Usage rights: 10/28/2020 to 10/27/2023
  • David L. Katz

    Dr. David L. Katz is a preventive medicine specialist, physician, health journalist, co-author of How to Eat, past President of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, and Founding Director of the Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center. In this episode of The Civil Discourse, Katz and Host Paula Marantz Cohen examine the importance of healthy lifestyle practices in the face of the COVID-19 global pandemic and social determinants of race, ethnicity, and class.

    Length: 00:29:00
    Usage rights: 12/2/2020 to 12/1/2023
  • Donna Riley

    Dr. Donna Riley leads Engineering Studies at Purdue University and is author of two landmark academic texts, including Engineering and Social Justice. In this episode of The Civil Discourse, Riley and Host Paula Marantz Cohen examine gender norms in STEM fields, engineers' responsibility to address the global climate crisis, and the way in which Riley's guidebook can be a tool to effect social change through science.

    Length: 00:26:41
    Usage rights: 11/18/2020 to 11/17/2023
  • Emily Wilson

    Dr. Emily Wilson is a MacArthur and Guggenheim Fellow, a classical studies professor at the University of Pennsylvania, and the first woman to translate Homer's The Odyssey into English. In this episode of The Civil Discourse, Wilson and Host Paula Marantz Cohen explore the depths of translation and social themes in Homer's masterpiece, as well as the way in which the text takes on new meaning in the face of evolving social standards.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 11/25/2020 to 11/24/2023
  • Larry Krasner

    Larry Krasner is District Attorney of Philadelphia and the subject of national attention for his progressive and controversial approach to criminal justice reform. In this episode of The Civil Discourse, Krasner and Host Paula Marantz Cohen discuss his work to address systemic racism and contentious police, law enforcement, and sentencing practices.

    Length: 00:26:42
    Usage rights: 11/4/2020 to 11/3/2023
  • Project Home and Housing Rights Advocacy

    Sister Mary Scullion is Executive Director of Project HOME in Philadelphia, an organization she co-founded to foster independent living, employment, and education for those like former peer specialist and resident Rashann Stevens. In this episode of The Civil Discourse, Sister Mary and Stevens talk with Host Paula Marantz Cohen about their own encounters with homelessness, as well as insight into how society can overcome persistent challenges on a local, national, and global level.

    Length: 00:26:45
    Usage rights: 11/11/2020 to 11/10/2023

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