blog postsWhat can fans of 'Doctor Who' expect with a woman in the lead role?Jul 31, 2017 6:00 am681 views Lynne M. Thomas, the incoming head of the Illinois' Rare Book and Manuscript Library, says one thing has been consistent about 'Doctor Who' – it keeps changing with the timesIf the Rio Olympics had a soundtrack? Samba!Jul 29, 2016 11:00 am670 views A Minute With...™ Marc Hertzman, expert on the history of sambaFarewell, Cassini: What have we learned about Saturn?Sep 14, 2017 2:00 pm653 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 Are law enforcement agencies abusing civil asset forfeiture?Apr 13, 2017 8:45 am651 views The controversial practice of civil asset forfeiture gets a well-deserved bad rap, says U. of I. law professor and criminal law expert Kenworthey Bilz.What now with gerrymandering? Are algorithms part of the answer?Jun 20, 2018 1:00 pm647 views The Supreme Court “punted” this week on the issue of partisan gerrymandering, but left the door open to future action. An Illinois professor hopes her research can be part of the solution.Should Pell Grants be used to fund college courses for prison inmates?Jun 10, 2015 12:00 pm646 views A Minute With...™ Rebecca Ginsburg, director of Illinois' Education Justice ProjectHow has the portrayal of African Americans in advertising changed over the last century?Feb 26, 2008 9:00 am644 views A Minute With™... Jason Chambers, a professor of advertisingDoes President Trump’s tax reform plan add up?Sep 28, 2017 10:45 am643 views President Trump’s much-hyped tax overhaul plan is tantamount to a 'tax-reform wish list,' said Richard L. Kaplan, an internationally recognized expert on U.S. tax policyWill free SATs improve higher-education equity in Illinois?Aug 5, 2016 10:45 am642 views The state superintendent of education said providing the SAT for free would promote equity in higher education. Education professor Eboni Zamani-Gallaher isn't so sure.What's in the Paris climate agreement?Dec 15, 2015 2:00 pm640 views A Minute With...™ Atul Jain, expert on atmospheric carbon and climate changeWill the White House continue to use photos as a social media tool?Dec 20, 2016 1:45 pm629 views The role of White House photography changed significantly under President Obama, with the pictures no longer just for history.How does Iran view the nuclear deal?Aug 13, 2015 3:45 pm623 views A Minute With...™ Behrooz Ghamari-Tabrizi, expert on the Middle EastWhat makes Merapi such a dangerous volcano?Jun 14, 2006 9:00 am622 views A Minute With™... Midwest volcanologist and geology professor Susan W. KiefferCould a citizenship question alter the 2020 census results?Apr 2, 2018 8:45 am619 views A citizenship question on the 2020 census could add to existing undercounts, says an Illinois professor who serves on a Census Bureau advisory committeeJFK's inaugural speech still stirring, memorable at 50Jan 18, 2011 9:00 am616 views A Minute With™... John Murphy, a professor of communicationWhat is Anthony Kennedy’s legacy as a Supreme Court justice?Jul 5, 2018 8:30 am615 views Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy has been the court’s “pivot point” between its liberal and conservative elements since Sandra Day O’Connor’s retirement in 2006, said Vikram Amar, dean of the University of Illinois College of Law and the Iwan Foundation Professor of Law.Can states choose whether to accept Syrian refugees?Nov 18, 2015 12:00 pm611 views A Minute With...™ Michael LeRoy, immigration law expert Do summer jobs provide lifelong benefits for teens?Jun 11, 2018 8:30 am603 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.Could France be the next chapter in a populist surge?Apr 25, 2017 2:15 pm600 views Marine Le Pen, a far-right candidate in France’s presidential race, could have significant future influence, says the associate director of the European Center at Illinois.'Red Tails': Why the story of the Tuskegee Airmen is still importantFeb 1, 2012 9:00 am599 views A Minute With™... Sundiata Cha-Jua, a professor of history and of African American StudiesIs entrepreneurship the solution to poverty in Arab countries?Feb 16, 2017 12:30 pm590 views A U.N. report calls for empowerment of young adults in Arab countries through education reforms that better prepare them for employment. An Illinois social anthropologist takes issue with the planWill Venezuela need a massive relief effort?Jul 8, 2016 9:00 am586 views A Minute With...™ political scientist Damarys CanacheWhat effect will Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony have on the #MeToo movement?Oct 5, 2018 1:30 pm578 views The lasting impact of Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee will be the image of a lone woman speaking truth to power, says Lesley Wexler, a University of Illinois law professor who studies anti-discrimination law.How would Hillary Clinton’s education plan affect college students and indebted borrowers?Aug 9, 2016 12:45 pm577 views Spiraling tuition rates at U.S. colleges and universities, and mounting concern about student loan debt, have made college affordability a key policy objective for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.After two fiscal years without a budget, what’s next for the state of Illinois?Jul 14, 2017 8:45 am576 views "...fixing the major problems that Illinois has – both in policy and in finances – is going to require the governor to work in cooperation with rather than in opposition to the majorities in the General Assembly, and vice versa"Is Obamacare worth fixing?Apr 5, 2017 3:00 pm573 views Tom O'Rourke, a professor emeritus of community health at Illinois, has spent much of his professional career examining the nation's health care system. He spoke with News Bureau Life Sciences Editor Diana Yates about the prospects for Obamacare.What can we learn from the first close-up look at Pluto via NASA's New Horizon probe?Jul 10, 2015 12:15 pm571 views A Minute With...™ Charles Gamme, a professor of astronomy and physicsWhat do voters need to hear from the GOP, Democratic conventions?Jul 18, 2016 12:15 pm571 views A Minute With...™ John Murphy, professor of communication and an expert on political rhetoricWhat might the future of Medicare look like under a Trump presidency?Dec 9, 2016 12:00 pm569 views It remains uncertain that plans being floated to privatize Medicare by Speaker of the House Paul Ryan will have the support of President-elect Donald Trump, says Richard L. Kaplan, the Peer and Sarah Pedersen Professor of Law at Illinois.Why America's aging population needs to think about preventing fallsMay 23, 2016 3:45 pm566 views A Minute With...™ Jacob Sosnoff, professor of kinesiology and community healthHow should we remember Robert Kennedy today?May 17, 2018 9:00 am561 views Presidential candidate Robert Kennedy, assassinated 50 years ago, was prone to blunt talk that often made him controversial, says an expert on political rhetoric.How will LGBT issues affect the 2016 election? An interview with Robin Fretwell WilsonSep 22, 2016 10:15 am557 views Although Americans overwhelmingly support nondiscrimination protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, no state has enacted significant new legislation protecting them against discrimination in housing, hiring and public accommodations since 2008, says Robin Fretwell Wilson, the Roger and Stephany Joslin Professor of Law and the director of the Program in Family Law and Policy at the University of Illinois College of Law.Why are global CO2 emissions on the rise again?Nov 21, 2017 12:00 pm557 views The annual Carbon Budget report found that fossil fuel emissions are on the rise again in 2017, says atmospheric sciences professor and report contributor Atul JainIs democracy on the wane in Turkey?Apr 19, 2017 9:00 am555 views A recent vote on constitutional changes may mean Turkey is headed even further from its one-time status as a model for Islamic democracy.Senior citizen financial exploitation growing with the swell of retiring baby-boomersOct 12, 2015 11:15 am547 views A Minute With...™ Matthew Andres, director of the Elder Financial Justice ClinicWhat should we expect from Donald Trump’s inaugural address?Jan 13, 2017 9:00 am544 views Communication professor John Murphy, who studies presidential rhetoric, says the inaugural address traditionally carries a message of unifying the country, which may be even more important this time.What can be done about coercive control in abusive relationships?Oct 8, 2015 2:30 pm534 views A Minute With...™ Jennifer Hardesty, expert on intimate partner violenceWith the demise of the Obamacare repeal-and-replace bill, what’s next for health care?Mar 27, 2017 3:00 pm532 views With the demise of the American Health Care Act all but rendering health care reform a moribund issue, tax reform likely will present its own challenges for President Trump and Congress, says Professor Richard L. Kaplan.What are the conditions for a constitutional crisis?Feb 22, 2017 8:00 am528 views Constitutional crisis scenarios have yet to occur under Trump, U. of I. law dean and constitutional scholar says.How the British royal family's brand is changingMay 12, 2015 4:15 pm501 views A Minute With™...Cele Otnes, expert on marketing and advertisingInterpreting the recent discovery of two massive near-Earth supernovasApr 8, 2016 10:30 am499 views A Minute With...™ Brian Fields, expert on near-Earth supernovasWhat should we know about the white working class?Oct 20, 2016 11:30 am489 views Descriptions of the white working-class often paint a one-dimensional picture, whereas the reality is more complex, says Illinois sociology professor Monica McDermott, the author of “Working-Class White.”Latinos on TV: Where are they? And when should we laugh?Aug 9, 2018 10:15 am482 views Professor Isabel Molina-Guzman’s new book examines the role of Latinos in TV sitcoms, as well as the changing form of the genre in a “post-racial” television era.Are you ready for the solar eclipse?Aug 11, 2017 8:30 am482 views Astronomy professor Leslie Looney on what will it look like on – and off – the "path of totality."Should states be in the lottery business?Sep 5, 2017 1:00 pm482 views A major downside to record-breaking lottery jackpots is that money flows from poorer communities into the hands of one incredibly lucky person, said Craig Lemoine, the director of the Financial Planning Program at the College of ACES.'Positive illusions' in romantic relationshipsDec 16, 2014 9:00 am477 views A Minute With™... Brian Ogolsky, a professor of human development and family studies, who studies romantic relationshipsReading between the lines of oral arguments: Supreme Court considers same-sex marriageMay 11, 2015 11:45 am463 views A Minute With™...Sara Benson, an expert on sexual orientation and the lawHumans have a history of contributing to, adapting to climate changeApr 1, 2015 11:45 am458 views Lisa Lucero, expert on Mayan history and author of "Changing the Atmosphere: Anthropology and Climate Change"Contemporary comics: More than superheroesApr 5, 2016 9:15 am458 views A Minute With...™ Carol Tilley, professor and one of six judges of the Will Eisner Comic Industry AwardsHow does racial discrimination impact users of online dating websites?Oct 26, 2018 3:15 pm457 views University of Illinois social work professor Ryan Wade explores the prevalence and impact of racialized sexual discrimination on sexual networking websites used by gay or bisexual men of color.