blog postsWhat should we make of the ‘68 Chicago Democratic Convention now?Aug 14, 2018 10:15 am950 views A U. of I. political historian looks back 50 years at the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago.Would a universal basic income in the U.S. reduce inequality?Jun 22, 2016 1:00 pm941 views A Minute With...™ labor expert Robert BrunoRoseanne and NFL protesters: What are their speech rights?May 31, 2018 8:45 am936 views When an employer credibly cites harm to its business interests or reputation from employee speech, the employee has very little legal recourse if they’re fired because of it, said University of Illinois labor and employment relations professor Michael LeRoy, an expert on employment law.Five years after the Arab Spring: Despair, but also hopeJan 21, 2016 11:15 am930 views A Minute With...™ Asef Bayat, sociologist and Middle East expertWould a laptop and tablet ban enhance air travel security?May 17, 2017 9:30 am924 views Computer science professor Sheldon H. Jacobson discusses the proposed Department of Homeland Security ban of laptop and tablet computers in the passenger cabins of certain flights.Will it take shuttered schools to force a budget compromise in Illinois?Jun 9, 2016 10:30 am922 views Illinois budget impasse: A Minute With…™ Christopher Z. Mooney, expert on Illinois politicsIs our flood insurance model broken?Sep 8, 2017 8:30 am915 views Craig Lemoine, the director of the Financial Planning Program at the College of ACES, discusses the flood insurance market in light of Hurricane Harvey losses.'Star Wars' and the coming of age of special effectsDec 1, 2015 10:15 am914 views A Minute With...™ Julie Turnock, a professor of media and cinema studiesHow is Illinois contributing to gravitational wave research?Oct 6, 2017 8:45 am902 views Illinois research scientist, NCSA Gravity Group leader Eliu Huerta Escudero on what gravitational waves are, how they were discovered, and the huge data processing effort behind the breakthroughHow could public education change under the Trump administration?Dec 2, 2016 10:00 am901 views Sarah Lubienski, a professor of curriculum and instruction at Illinois, spoke recently about the possible future of public schools under the Trump administration.Are global carbon emissions increasing or decreasing?Nov 22, 2016 11:30 am899 views Illinois atmospheric scientist Atul Jain was among the many scientists worldwide who contributed data to the Global Carbon Budget 2016, providing new data on atmospheric carbon concentrations, emissions and trends. How to improve your chances for a perfect March Madness bracketMar 9, 2016 12:00 pm886 views A Minute With...™ bracketology expert Sheldon JacobsonWhat's next for pension reform in Illinois?May 21, 2015 12:15 pm877 views A Minute With™...John D. Colombo, pension reform expertHow is higher education making college degrees more attainable?Aug 29, 2018 8:30 am875 views Eboni Zamani-Gallaher, the director of the Office of Community College Research and Leadership at the University of Illinois, discusses initiatives that are making college degrees attainable for more students.Is fusion energy around the corner?Dec 22, 2015 2:00 pm865 views A Minute With...™ U. of I. nuclear engineer Daniel AndruczykA close look at Hillary Clinton's New College Compact proposalAug 27, 2015 11:45 am860 views A Minute With...™ Jennifer Delaney, expert on higher education financeDo we really know what's driving income inequality?Jun 6, 2016 8:30 am843 views Rethinking inequality and its causes: A Minute With™ sociologist Kevin LeichtWhat can be learned from 3-D mapping of groundwater?Jun 27, 2016 10:00 am837 views A Minute With...™ Illinois State Geological Survey director Richard BergHow do sexual assault survivors fare?Jan 31, 2018 8:00 am830 views Whether or not survivors share their stories publicly, they often carry lifelong scars associated with being sexually traumatizedWhat are the challenges of providing services for children with mental illnesses?Aug 12, 2016 9:00 am826 views Wynne Korr, dean of the School of Social Work at the University of Illinois, discusses the challenges of diagnosing and providing treatment for this vulnerable population in light of the state's financial problemsWill targeted marketing bring an end to ‘Super Bowl of advertising’?Jan 24, 2018 11:45 am821 views Targeted marketing threatens to end the 'Super Bowl of ads' and to further erode privacy, says an Illinois advertising professor.What is driving Congress to potentially change Medicaid?Jan 6, 2017 9:30 am819 views Professor Richard Kaplan discusses the impetus behind congressional leaders’ desire to change Medicaid, the health insurance program with more than 74 million enrollees in the U.S.How might teaching inclusive history affect the educational, social climate in Illinois' public schools?Jun 26, 2018 9:00 am812 views Leslie K. Morrow, the director of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Resource Center, discusses the impact that a proposed law could have on the curricula and students in Illinois public schools.Why does atmospheric chemistry research matter?Aug 29, 2016 12:15 pm784 views On Aug. 26, the National Academy of Sciences released a report on the future of atmospheric chemistry research in the U.S. Illinois civil and environmental engineering professor Tami Bond was among the contributors‘Blurred Lines’ and ‘Stairway to Heaven’: Copyright lawsuits in popular musicApr 26, 2016 4:00 pm775 views A Minute With...™ Paul Heald, expert in patent, copyright and international intellectual property lawShould the age for required minimum distributions from retirement accounts be raised?Sep 6, 2018 1:00 pm775 views Changes to the age for required minimum distributions from retirement accounts could be made after the 2018 mid-term elections, said Richard L. Kaplan, an internationally recognized expert on tax policy and retirement issues, and the Guy Raymond Jones Chair in Law at Illinois.Does revoking professional licenses prompt borrowers to repay student loans?Dec 11, 2017 3:45 pm764 views Even though several states have these regulations on the books, they’re really a last resort for collecting student loan debt, says Professor Angela LyonsWhat should be done about long delays for security checks at airports?May 17, 2016 2:15 pm756 views A Minute With...™ Sheldon Jacobson, expert on aviation securityHow long could Illinois' budget impasse last?Dec 10, 2015 10:30 am755 views A Minute With...™ Christopher Z. Mooney, Director of the Institute of Government and Public AffairsHow does 'Mad Men' help us understand '60s culture?Apr 21, 2015 1:00 pm754 views Robert Rushing, an Illinois professor of comparative and world literatureWhat is the Gulf of Mexico 'Dead Zone' and how can it be reduced?Aug 6, 2015 12:00 pm753 views A Minute With...™ Brian Miller, director of the Illinois-Indiana Sea GrantDoes tax reform bill spell trouble for higher education?Nov 28, 2017 8:45 am746 views Higher education finance expert Jennifer Delaney talks about the possible ramifications for college students and their families of tax reform proposals being considered by the U.S. Senate What the true story of the Essex - the inspiration for 'Moby-Dick' - teaches us todayDec 9, 2015 9:30 am732 views A Minute With...™ Jamie Jones, who is writing a book on the literature, art and culture surrounding the whaling industryHow should the Supreme Court rule on gerrymandering?Sep 26, 2017 8:45 am726 views An Illinois professor says a gerrymandering case before the Supreme Court could have profound effects on U.S. democracy and suggests a technological solution.Can you really be both overweight and malnourished?Mar 21, 2015 2:45 pm725 views A Minute With...™ Leia Kedem, Illinois Extension's 'Moderation Maven'How will the state's funding suspension affect the Autism Program of Illinois?Apr 10, 2015 3:30 pm712 views Linda Tortorelli, resource coordinator for the Autism Program (TAP) of Illinois on the Urbana campusWhat factors might explain children's poor performance on Illinois' new standardized tests?Oct 19, 2015 11:30 am703 views Sarah McCarthey, director of teacher education in the College of Education at the University of Illinois, discusses the preliminary results of Illinois' standardized test scores for the state's schoolchildren.Is the future of hurricane forecasting in danger?Sep 20, 2017 8:00 am694 views Satellites that help forecast hurricanes require constant upkeep and frequent replacement, but budget cuts have left the future of hurricane monitoring satellites in doubtWhat keeps women from reporting sexual harassment?Dec 12, 2017 10:30 am691 views Women often don’t report sexual harassment because grievance procedures frequently take on the feel of litigation, an Illinois professor says.100 years of relativity: How has Einstein's theory shaped modern physics, astronomy?Nov 24, 2015 9:45 am688 views A Minute With...™ U. of I. physicist Stuart ShapiroWhat can fans of 'Doctor Who' expect with a woman in the lead role?Jul 31, 2017 6:00 am677 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 timesWhen veterinarians become crime scene investigatorsJun 17, 2016 1:45 pm675 views A Minute With...™ veterinary diagnostic laboratory professor Adam SternWhat parents can do to assure a successful school yearAug 27, 2015 9:45 am675 views A Minute With...™ Eva Pomerantz, expert on children's motivation in schoolIf the Rio Olympics had a soundtrack? Samba!Jul 29, 2016 11:00 am663 views A Minute With...™ Marc Hertzman, expert on the history of sambaAre black bears and other large predators returning to Illinois?Jun 23, 2014 9:00 am657 views A Minute With™... Peggy Doty, who provides educational programs about coexisting with large predators for the University of Illinois Extension.Farewell, Cassini: What have we learned about Saturn?Sep 14, 2017 2:00 pm649 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 Should Pell Grants be used to fund college courses for prison inmates?Jun 10, 2015 12:00 pm640 views A Minute With...™ Rebecca Ginsburg, director of Illinois' Education Justice ProjectWill free SATs improve higher-education equity in Illinois?Aug 5, 2016 10:45 am640 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 changeAre law enforcement agencies abusing civil asset forfeiture?Apr 13, 2017 8:45 am637 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.