blog postsWhat can be learned from 3-D mapping of groundwater?Jun 27, 2016 10:00 am825 views A Minute With...™ Illinois State Geological Survey director Richard BergIs fusion energy around the corner?Dec 22, 2015 2:00 pm822 views A Minute With...™ U. of I. nuclear engineer Daniel AndruczykHow should universities handle controversial speech?Aug 30, 2017 8:30 am806 views The proper way to register dissent with speech one finds offensive doesn’t involve blockades or threatening violence. It’s more speech, says lllinois law dean Vikram AmarWhat is driving Congress to potentially change Medicaid?Jan 6, 2017 9:30 am803 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.What are the challenges of providing services for children with mental illnesses?Aug 12, 2016 9:00 am786 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 problemsAre global carbon emissions increasing or decreasing?Nov 22, 2016 11:30 am784 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. Vietnam War at 50: What has been the legacy of Agent Orange?Sep 5, 2017 11:30 am756 views A historian looks at the Vietnam War herbicide Agent Orange and how it changed ideas about war wounds and the cause of birth defects.‘Blurred Lines’ and ‘Stairway to Heaven’: Copyright lawsuits in popular musicApr 26, 2016 4:00 pm752 views A Minute With...™ Paul Heald, expert in patent, copyright and international intellectual property lawWhy does atmospheric chemistry research matter?Aug 29, 2016 12:15 pm750 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 contributorsHow long could Illinois' budget impasse last?Dec 10, 2015 10:30 am749 views A Minute With...™ Christopher Z. Mooney, Director of the Institute of Government and Public AffairsCan you really be both overweight and malnourished?Mar 21, 2015 2:45 pm723 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 pm707 views Linda Tortorelli, resource coordinator for the Autism Program (TAP) of Illinois on the Urbana campusWhat should be done about long delays for security checks at airports?May 17, 2016 2:15 pm703 views A Minute With...™ Sheldon Jacobson, expert on aviation securityWhat is the Gulf of Mexico 'Dead Zone' and how can it be reduced?Aug 6, 2015 12:00 pm689 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 am689 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 Do politics or protests have a place in sports?Sep 28, 2017 12:30 pm666 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 protestIs the future of hurricane forecasting in danger?Sep 20, 2017 8:00 am662 views Satellites that help forecast hurricanes require constant upkeep and frequent replacement, but budget cuts have left the future of hurricane monitoring satellites in doubtIf the Rio Olympics had a soundtrack? Samba!Jul 29, 2016 11:00 am659 views A Minute With...™ Marc Hertzman, expert on the history of sambaWhat parents can do to assure a successful school yearAug 27, 2015 9:45 am658 views A Minute With...™ Eva Pomerantz, expert on children's motivation in schoolWhat can fans of 'Doctor Who' expect with a woman in the lead role?Jul 31, 2017 6:00 am655 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 timesShould Pell Grants be used to fund college courses for prison inmates?Jun 10, 2015 12:00 pm636 views A Minute With...™ Rebecca Ginsburg, director of Illinois' Education Justice ProjectWhat's in the Paris climate agreement?Dec 15, 2015 2:00 pm633 views A Minute With...™ Atul Jain, expert on atmospheric carbon and climate changeAre you vulnerable to newly discovered online security risks?Jan 8, 2018 3:15 pm632 views Nearly everyone is. And the culprits, Meltdown and Spectre, could wreak havoc on personal security if ignored, says computer science professor Chris FletcherWill free SATs improve higher-education equity in Illinois?Aug 5, 2016 10:45 am630 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.When veterinarians become crime scene investigatorsJun 17, 2016 1:45 pm626 views A Minute With...™ veterinary diagnostic laboratory professor Adam SternWhat the true story of the Essex - the inspiration for 'Moby-Dick' - teaches us todayDec 9, 2015 9:30 am619 views A Minute With...™ Jamie Jones, who is writing a book on the literature, art and culture surrounding the whaling industryHow does Iran view the nuclear deal?Aug 13, 2015 3:45 pm618 views A Minute With...™ Behrooz Ghamari-Tabrizi, expert on the Middle East100 years of relativity: How has Einstein's theory shaped modern physics, astronomy?Nov 24, 2015 9:45 am618 views A Minute With...™ U. of I. physicist Stuart ShapiroWhat factors might explain children's poor performance on Illinois' new standardized tests?Oct 19, 2015 11:30 am611 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.Farewell, Cassini: What have we learned about Saturn?Sep 14, 2017 2:00 pm605 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 Will the White House continue to use photos as a social media tool?Dec 20, 2016 1:45 pm604 views The role of White House photography changed significantly under President Obama, with the pictures no longer just for history.Can states choose whether to accept Syrian refugees?Nov 18, 2015 12:00 pm602 views A Minute With...™ Michael LeRoy, immigration law expert Does President Trump’s tax reform plan add up?Sep 28, 2017 10:45 am599 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 Venezuela need a massive relief effort?Jul 8, 2016 9:00 am586 views A Minute With...™ political scientist Damarys CanacheWhat keeps women from reporting sexual harassment?Dec 12, 2017 10:30 am585 views Women often don’t report sexual harassment because grievance procedures frequently take on the feel of litigation, an Illinois professor says.Could France be the next chapter in a populist surge?Apr 25, 2017 2:15 pm575 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.What do voters need to hear from the GOP, Democratic conventions?Jul 18, 2016 12:15 pm570 views A Minute With...™ John Murphy, professor of communication and an expert on political rhetoricAre law enforcement agencies abusing civil asset forfeiture?Apr 13, 2017 8:45 am569 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 can we learn from the first close-up look at Pluto via NASA's New Horizon probe?Jul 10, 2015 12:15 pm569 views A Minute With...™ Charles Gamme, a professor of astronomy and physicsIs Obamacare worth fixing?Apr 5, 2017 3:00 pm558 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.How would Hillary Clinton’s education plan affect college students and indebted borrowers?Aug 9, 2016 12:45 pm558 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 am556 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"Why America's aging population needs to think about preventing fallsMay 23, 2016 3:45 pm554 views A Minute With...™ Jacob Sosnoff, professor of kinesiology and community healthWhat might the future of Medicare look like under a Trump presidency?Dec 9, 2016 12:00 pm551 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.How should the Supreme Court rule on gerrymandering?Sep 26, 2017 8:45 am548 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.What should we expect from Donald Trump’s inaugural address?Jan 13, 2017 9:00 am536 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.Is democracy on the wane in Turkey?Apr 19, 2017 9:00 am536 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.Does revoking professional licenses prompt borrowers to repay student loans?Dec 11, 2017 3:45 pm531 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 LyonsHow will LGBT issues affect the 2016 election? An interview with Robin Fretwell WilsonSep 22, 2016 10:15 am527 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.With the demise of the Obamacare repeal-and-replace bill, what’s next for health care?Mar 27, 2017 3:00 pm523 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.