blog posts Will a U.S. Supreme Court ruling finally close the marriage equality debate? Jan 22, 2015 4:45 pm33 views University of Illinois law professor Sara R. Benson Will a U.S. Supreme Court ruling finally close the marriage equality debate? Aug 28, 2013 9:00 am19 views A Minute With™... law professor Sara R. Benson Will anything ever change for the Kurds? Nov 7, 2019 12:00 pm1448 views A U. of I. specialist on Middle Eastern politics explains why Kurds often feel they have “no friends but the mountains,” why they’re a political threat to Turkey’s president and motivations for the recent Turkish attack on the Kurds in Syria. Will a coronavirus vaccine be a cure-all? Aug 25, 2020 8:15 am2920 views Global health authorities are frantically pursuing a vaccine against the novel coronavirus in the hope that it will allow everyone to get back to a pre-COVID-19 reality ASAP. Thomas O’Rourke, a professor emeritus of community health, says those expectations are probably overblown. Will 2011 be the year of the global food crisis? Jan 26, 2011 9:00 am32 views A Minute With™... Darrel Good, a professor of agricultural and consumer economics Why you should pay attention to the Apple-Samsung court case Aug 23, 2012 9:00 am15 views A Minute With™... business professor Deepak Somaya Why you should factor driving into your weight loss plan Jan 8, 2016 10:00 am1068 views A Minute With...™ Sheldon Jacobson, expert on data science Why we may not realize the sacrifices made by veterans Nov 5, 2014 9:00 am535 views A Minute With™... Scott Althaus, a professor of political science and of communication, and the director of the university's Cline Center for Democracy, whose research examines the dynamics of popular support for war Why we haven't seen the last of the fast-food workers' strikes Sep 23, 2013 9:00 am10 views A Minute With™... Steven Ashby, a professor of labor and employment relations Why we can expect to see more activity like the recent solar flares Mar 14, 2012 9:00 am13 views A Minute With™... Jonathan Makela, a professor of electrical and computer engineering Why the time is right to allow women in combat Jan 25, 2013 9:00 am48 views A Minute With™... John Lynn, an emeritus professor of history Why the NBA lockout could be in a long, bitter dispute Jun 29, 2009 9:00 am12 views A Minute With™... labor and law professor Michael LeRoy Why the NBA lockout could be a long, bitter dispute Oct 10, 2011 9:00 am61 views A Minute With™... labor and law professor Michael LeRoy Why the NBA lockout could be a long, bitter dispute Nov 20, 2007 9:00 am10 views A Minute With™... labor and law professor Michael LeRoy Why the International Criminal Court is likely to face more criticism as it tries a Congolese rebel commander Jul 1, 2015 10:00 am281 views A Minute With...™ University of Illinois law professor Patrick Keenan Why the Greek debt crisis threatens the global economy Jul 7, 2011 9:00 am51 views A Minute With™... political scientist Kostas Kourtikakis Why the federal budget is not like your family budget Aug 15, 2011 9:00 am27 views A Minute With™... Anne Villamil a professor of economics and of finance Why the deck is stacked against a democratic Afghanistan Oct 15, 2009 9:00 am16 views A Minute With™... José Antonio Cheibub, a professor of political science Why the calls for defunding police? Jun 11, 2020 2:00 pm2584 views Calls for defunding or even abolishing the police in the wake of George Floyd’s death may sound radical to many, but the idea is not new, says A. Naomi Paik, a professor of Asian American studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Why the 2005 law making it harder to file bankruptcy should not be considered a success Jan 18, 2007 9:00 am78 views A Minute With™... Robert M. Lawless, an Illinois professor of law Why should kids get summers off? Jun 7, 2010 9:00 am143 views A Minute With™... Carolyn Shields, a professor of education Why schools should move from traditional to 'balanced' calendars Jun 22, 2006 9:00 am2069 views A Minute With™... Carolyn Shields, the head of the department of educational organization and leadership Why same-sex marriage proponents will eventually succeed Dec 9, 2009 9:00 am16 views A Minute With™... law professor David Meyer Why reducing black carbon is an essential - and relatively easy - first step in the fight against global warming May 15, 2009 9:00 am34 views A Minute With™... civil and environmental engineering professor Tami Bond Why public reaction to unlimited corporate political donations may come later Oct 7, 2010 9:00 am43 views A Minute With™... political scientist Tom Rudolph Why not have one national primary election for presidential nominees? Feb 16, 2016 10:45 am3593 views A Minute With...™ Mattias Polborn, professor of economics and political science Why New York City's ban on super-size sodas makes sense Sep 14, 2012 9:00 am35 views A Minute With™... Dr. Margarita Teran-Garcia, a pediatrician and a professor of food science and human nutrition Why more inspections are not the way to increase food safety Oct 5, 2011 9:00 am38 views A Minute With™... Bruce Chassy, a professor of food science and human nutrition Why legalizing gambling on professional sports is a bad idea Sep 11, 2014 9:00 am210 views A Minute With™... John Kindt, a professor emeritus of business and legal policy Why laws restricting bathroom access to transgender people won't work May 26, 2016 11:30 am1358 views A Minute With...™ Robin Fretwell Wilson, director of the Program in Family Law and Policy Why is the Social Security Administration planning no cost of living increase for the first time in more than 30 years? Aug 27, 2009 9:00 am7 views A Minute With™... elder law expert Richard L. Kaplan Why is the Social Security Administration planning no cost of living increase for the first time in more than 30 years? Oct 1, 2009 9:00 am34 views A Minute With™... law professor Richard L. Kaplan Why is there so much turmoil in the financial markets? Aug 10, 2007 9:00 am11 views A Minute With™... Michael S. Weisbach, a Stanley C. and Joan J. Golder Professor of Finance Why is the number of fatal motorcycle crashes increasing? Sep 1, 2006 9:00 am30 views A Minute With™... John Sudlow, project coordinator for the free Motorcycle Rider Program at Illinois Why is the NFL team in Washington, D.C., changing its name? Jul 21, 2020 9:00 am1598 views The NFL team in the nation’s capital will no longer be the Redskins. It’s the highest-profile retirement of an American Indian name by a sports team in decades, says Jay Rosenstein, an Illinois professor of media and cinema studies. His documentary on the use of American Indian mascots in sports aired in 1997 and he has closely followed the issue since. Why is raising the debt ceiling a key to stabilizing the economy? Jul 1, 2011 9:00 am14 views A Minute With™... J. Fred Giertz, a professor of economics Why Illinois – and many states – may seek a waiver to No Child Left Behind Nov 1, 2011 9:00 am10 views A Minute With™... Katherine Ryan, a professor of education Why hunger, proverty would deepen if Ivory Coast collapses into civil war Mar 31, 2011 9:00 am53 views A Minute With™... geography professor Thomas Bassett Why has violence erupted now between Israelis and Palestinians? May 20, 2021 9:15 am1271 views A leadership vacuum and political maneuvering by both Israel and the Palestinians are fueling the violence between the two, said Rachel S. Harris, a professor in the Program in World and Comparative Literature and in The Program in Jewish Culture and Society. Why has the Vatican invited Anglicans to join the Catholic Church, and what does that imply? Nov 11, 2009 9:00 am55 views A Minute With™... anthropology professor Andrew Orta Why has the bloody race riot in Springfield 100 years ago been largely forgotten? Aug 14, 2008 9:00 am133 views A Minute With™... Clarence Lang, a professor of history and of African-American studies Why has Putin's Napoleonic 'cold charisma' made him so popular in Russia? Oct 9, 2015 11:30 am2969 views A Minute With...™ Richard Tempest, professor of Slavic languages and literatures Why has it been so difficult to stabilize Japan's damaged nuclear reactors? Mar 28, 2011 9:00 am105 views A Minute With™... Rizwan Uddin, a professor of nuclear, plasma, and radiological engineering Why food insecurity still hasn't decreased in the U.S. Sep 24, 2015 8:45 am491 views A Minute With...™ U. of I. agricultural economist Craig Gundersen Why employers, employees should frequently discuss ethics Feb 25, 2013 9:00 am29 views A Minute With™... C.K. Gunsalus, a professor emerita of business administration Why do we need a health care equity law? Jun 3, 2021 8:30 am727 views The Illinois Health Care and Human Services Reform Act has potential to address root causes of health disparities and foster health equity through provisions such as implicit bias training and community health workers, says Illinois professor Ruby Mendenhall. Why do so few community college grads transfer to elite colleges? Mar 18, 2019 1:00 pm1020 views Eboni Zamani-Gallaher, the director of the Office of Community College Research and Leadership at the University of Illinois, discusses why so few community college students transfer to selective colleges and universities. Why don't they just legalize my office Super Bowl pool? Jan 18, 2008 9:00 am1246 views A Minute With™... law professor Christine Hurt Why does the FDA want to test milk for more drugs? Mar 23, 2011 9:00 am134 views A Minute With™... Why does the census matter? What are the challenges this time? Mar 2, 2020 10:00 am634 views The 2020 census kicks into high gear this month with information arriving in millions of mailboxes. A professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign who also chairs a U.S. Census Bureau advisory committee explains why the census matters and describes challenges in making it work.