In this episode, Prof. Jeffrey Ogbar, Director of the Center for the Study of Popular Music, talks about the art and lasting influence of Little Richard, and we travel back to the 1940s, when a UConn professor was on trial after being accused of anti-American views – although not the ones you may be imagining. […]
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This week, we meet the UConn Woodsmen, one of the most distinctive and interesting student clubs on campus; we learn from Prof. Christopher Vials why a new anthology about the history of anti-fascism is so timely; and we ponder the call letters for UConn’s very first radio station and consider the career of its founder, […]
This week, we meet UConn 360 student worker Maxine Philavong ’20 (CLAS); we learn about the UConn Gaming Club from Ryan Marsh ’20 (ENG); PhD candidate Rebecca Rowe discusses her research on the ways in which characters in animated films and television shows can affect girls’ ideas about body image; and we try, unsuccessfully, to […]
This week, UConn engineering students get Hartford’s iconic Keney Memorial Clock Tower chiming once again; Prof. Bart Roccoberton Jr. reflects on his work with UConn’s world-famous puppetry program; and the gang tries to solve a mystery regarding the identity of the first woman to attend classes at the university.
It’s almost Father’s Day, and Prof. Kari Adamsons, an expert on fatherhood, gives us some perspective on how family roles are changing; visiting scholar Katherine Jewell talks to us about the growth and development of college radio; and we learn why there’s an asterisk on the list of UConn presidents.
This week, Prof. John Redden talks about breaking down the invisible barriers between faculty and students; Prof. Fiona Vernal tells us about the long (and ongoing) struggle for affordable housing in the Hartford region; and we journey back to the 1890s to survey life at Storrs for the first women to attend classes at the […]
This week, we visit a UConn Science Salon where the weighty topic of “fake news” is dissected, talk with Broadway star Terrence Mann about spending the summer at the Connecticut Repertory Theatre, and get to know Homer Babbidge, the man rather than the library. Listen to the full UConn Science Salon, “Elevating the Conversation: How […]
Join us this week as we talk to Prof. Robert Thorson about his new guide to the Walden of Henry David Thoreau and A Dime Back’s Tyler Wilkinson about what it’s like to cover UConn sports as a fan. We also delve into the history of UConn’s mascot, and solve a decades-old mystery about the […]
What a show we have for you this week! Join us as we tour the famed Steinway & Sons piano factory to learn how UConn is becoming a “Steinway school,” and what that means for our School of Fine Arts. We also talk to Erika Skoe, assistant professor of speech, language, and hearing sciences, and […]