blog posts Do labor laws need to be modernized with rise of gig economy? Mar 1, 2021 8:00 am1667 views The Protecting the Right to Organize Act would be the most significant revision of U.S. labor law since 1947, says Michael LeRoy, an expert in labor law at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Don't forget portion control when filling MyPlate Mar 23, 2009 9:00 am12 views A Minute With™... Karen Chapman-Novakofski, a professor of food science and human nutrition Don't forget portion control when filling MyPlate Jun 14, 2011 9:00 am53 views A Minute With™... nutrition professor Karen Chapman-Novakofski Don't let more frequent tornado warnings lull you into complacency Apr 3, 2006 9:00 am35 views A Minute With™... Ed Kieser, the chief meteorologist at WILL AM-FM-TV Do people go hungry because 20% of US corn crops are used for ethanol? Feb 3, 2009 9:00 am15 views A Minute With™... plant biology professor Evan DeLucia Do politics or protests have a place in sports? Sep 28, 2017 12:30 pm7521 views A U. of I. professor who specializes in the history of sports says it’s not realistic to see sporting events as free of politics or protest Do summer jobs provide lifelong benefits for teens? Jun 11, 2018 8:30 am735 views University of Illinois Extension educator Kathy Sweedler, whose focus area is consumer economics, spoke recently with News Bureau education editor Sharita Forrest about what teens can gain from summer jobs. Do voters ever learn anything from campaign commercials, or are the ads all just so much mudslinging? Sep 26, 2008 9:00 am39 views A Minute With™... Scott Althaus, a professor of political science and of communication Do we really know what's driving income inequality? Jun 6, 2016 8:30 am867 views Rethinking inequality and its causes: A Minute With™ sociologist Kevin Leicht Drought, crop insurance, and farm profitability Aug 8, 2012 9:00 am63 views A Minute With™... Gary D. Schnitkey, an agricultural economist Dual-earner families, gender roles, and the economic recession Nov 8, 2010 9:00 am1244 views A Minute With™... Amit Kramer, a professor of labor and employment relations Educational challenges for Illinois' growing Latino population Oct 13, 2006 9:00 am52 views A Minute With™... Jorge Chapa, the director of the UI's Center on Democracy in a Multiracial Society Education reform: Demanding proof of performance from Illinois teachers May 6, 2011 9:00 am15 views A Minute With™... Chris Roegge, the executive director of the Council on Teacher Education Efforts to 'control' the Mississippi River and modern flooding Jun 3, 2011 9:00 am1350 views A Minute With™... Marcelo Garcia, an expert in river hydrology Election recap: Illinois elected a Republican governor, but Democrats retain the legislature Dec 5, 2014 9:00 am59 views A Minute With™... Christopher Z. Mooney, the director of the Institute of Government and Public Affairs and the W. Russell Arrington Professor of State Politics on the Springfield campus. Experts expect a difficult flu season and the return of H1N1. What can students and the campus do to prepare? Aug 11, 2009 9:00 am21 views A Minute With™... Robert D. Palinkas, M.D., the director of the McKinley Health Center Extravagant weddings vs. the struggling economy Jun 2, 2008 9:00 am16 views A Minute With™... Cele Otnes, a marketing professor Facebook, 'soft surveillance,' and the Millennial Generation Oct 2, 2006 9:00 am29 views A Minute With™... Noshir Contractor, a professor of speech communication and of psychology Farewell, Cassini: What have we learned about Saturn? Sep 14, 2017 2:00 pm676 views Astronomy professor Leslie Looney talks about NASA’s Cassini satellite, which will descend into Saturn’s atmosphere tomorrow, twenty years after it's launch Fast food jobs: 'Degraded' work, or just low-pay? Oct 15, 2013 9:00 am64 views A Minute With™... Marc Doussard, a professor of urban and regional planning Federal authorities recently announced indictments in the largest cybercrime ring ever discovered. How does NCSA help police gather critical evidence? Aug 18, 2008 9:00 am74 views A Minute With™... Von Welch and Randy Butler, the co-directors of the Cybersecurity Directorate Federal budget deal offers some welcome stability for research Feb 3, 2014 9:00 am10 views A Minute With™... Peter Schiffer, a professor of physics and the vice chancellor for research Fewer college students are graduating on time, and it's costing plenty Dec 8, 2010 9:00 am10 views A Minute With™... Jennifer Delaney, a professor of educational organization and leadership Fewer college students are graduating on time, and it's costing plenty Dec 10, 2014 9:00 am14 views A Minute With™... Education professor Jennifer A. Delaney, an expert in higher education funding Five years after the Arab Spring: Despair, but also hope Jan 21, 2016 11:15 am1038 views A Minute With...™ Asef Bayat, sociologist and Middle East expert Four years later, what effect has expanded video gambling had on Illinois? Oct 24, 2016 9:30 am1990 views Giveaways to gambling interests in Illinois have robbed state coffers of billions of dollars, says John W. Kindt, an emeritus professor of business and legal policy at the University of Illinois. Gather the family for the holidays (but leave old conflicts in the past) Dec 19, 2011 9:00 am19 views A Minute With™... Leanne Knobloch, a professor of communication Gay adoption at the Supreme Court Jan 5, 2016 10:00 am514 views A Minute With...™ Sara R. Benson, an expert on sexual orientation and the law Germany transformed under Nazis in 100 days. Do we understand why? Aug 20, 2019 10:00 am17341 views With world leaders gathering Sept. 1 to mark the 80th anniversary of the start of World War II in Europe, U. of I. history professor Peter Fritzsche describes how Germans came to embrace Nazi rule, especially in Hitler’s first 100 days. Gettysburg at 150 (Vicksburg, too): Neither a turning point in the Civil War Jun 25, 2013 9:00 am1182 views A Minute With™... Civil War historian Bruce Levine 'Girl With the Dragon Tattoo' a window into modern Sweden Dec 14, 2011 9:00 am332 views A Minute With™... Professor Anna Westerstahl Stenport Given the stagnant economy, why is the number of bankruptcies falling? Jan 3, 2012 9:00 am21 views A Minute With™... law professor Robert M. Lawless Giving up a summer vacation to save money? Try these tips first... May 4, 2009 9:00 am19 views A Minute With™... Kathy Sweedler, a consumer and family economics educator with University of Illinois Extension Good cause, tough sell: Michelle Obama's 'Let's Move' campaign Feb 17, 2010 9:00 am350 views A Minute With™... Grand jury leaks and the Ferguson, Missouri, case Oct 9, 2014 9:00 am20 views A Minute With™... Andrew D. Leipold, the Edwin M. Adams Professor of Law, who is an expert on criminal law and the judicial process Greece elects a parliament but remains divided over austerity measures Jun 19, 2012 9:00 am17 views A Minute With™... political scientist Kostas Kourtikakis Haiti still faces crises two months after devastation Mar 19, 2010 9:00 am10 views A Minute With™... Rob Olshansky, a professor of urban and regional planning Harry Potter and the Fantasy Genre: Can the hero end up dead? Jul 17, 2007 9:00 am57 views A Minute With™... Betsy Hearne, a professor emerita of library and information science Has fantasy sports crossed the line to become another form of online gambling? Oct 9, 2015 10:00 am1447 views A Minute With...™ John Kindt, expert on business and legal policy Has higher education failed to prepare primary and secondary teachers? Jul 1, 2013 9:00 am48 views A Minute With™... Chris Roegge, the executive director of the Council on Teacher Education HathiTrust ruling puts legal boundaries on digitized books Oct 16, 2012 9:00 am12 views A Minute With™... Kyle Rimkus, preservation librarian Have we gone too far trashing politics? Sep 8, 2020 10:00 am680 views We’ve gone too far in trashing politics, no matter how much the campaign season may prompt us to do so, says Ned O’Gorman, a communication professor at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Politics is a good thing, but our views of politics have become “twisted.” His recent book “Politics for Everybody” argues for “authentic politics” that focus on different people getting along and working things out, not winner-take-all. HBO's "The Newroom': Will journalists be portrayed as heroes or goats? Jun 18, 2012 9:00 am42 views A Minute With™... journalism professor and former radio reporter Matthew Ehrlich Holiday giving (and buying) for a cause Dec 3, 2010 9:00 am53 views A Minute With™... Michelle Shumate, a professor of communication House adjourns with no action: What's next for pension reform in Illinois? Jun 5, 2012 9:00 am37 views A Minute With™... House prices have been falling since 2006. When will they begin to rebound? Mar 11, 2009 9:00 am26 views A Minute With™... economist Daniel McMillen How and why WWI started is still debated Jun 26, 2014 9:00 am295 views A Minute With™... political science professor John Vasquez How are anthropological studies of witchcraft relevant today? Oct 27, 2008 9:00 am3929 views A Minute With™... anthropology professor Alma Gottlieb How are drones changing warfare, threatening security? Apr 30, 2018 9:45 am4383 views A U. of I. professor discusses drones and the implications of their use in terrorism and warfare. How are Illinois birds faring? Sep 24, 2019 8:00 am3158 views According to a new study reported in the journal Science, bird populations in North America have experienced a troubling decline in the past five decades. The scientists estimate the continent has lost close to 3 billion birds, roughly 29% of their total numbers in 1970. Senior wildlife ecologist Thomas J. Benson of the Illinois Natural History Survey discusses the status of birds in Illinois with News Bureau life sciences editor Diana Yates. Benson leads the Critical Trends Assessment Program, which monitors the biological condition of the state’s forests, wetlands and grasslands, and collects data on plants, birds and arthropods.