75 years later, why did Germans follow the Nazis into Holocaust? Aug 26, 2014 9:00 am257946 views A Minute With™... Peter Fritzsche, a historian of modern Germany Western media's stereotypes of Indian culture Sep 1, 2010 9:00 am45649 views A Minute With™... Rini B. Mehta, a professor of comparative and world literature Can people take a livestock drug to treat a deadly virus? Sep 2, 2021 10:00 am39380 views Taking large or multiple doses of the anti-parasitic drug ivermectin can cause a toxic overdose, and humans should not take forms intended for animal use, says Illinois veterinary medicine expert Dr. Jim Lowe. Making a homemade COVID mask? Study explains best fabric choices May 1, 2020 9:45 am36088 views Health authorities believe COVID-19 spreads by the transmission of respiratory droplets, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends homemade cloth face coverings for use in public spaces. Starting today, Illinois joins many other states in requiring people to wear masks while out. However, initial uncertainty regarding the masks’ effectiveness in reducing exhaled droplets leaves some people unsure or skeptical of their usefulness during the current COVID-19 pandemic. Mechanical science and engineering professor Taher Saif spoke with News Bureau physical sciences editor Lois Yoksoulian about a study that he and his graduate students, Onur Aydin and Bashar Emon, performed on the effectiveness of common household fabrics for use in homemade masks. 'Race': A historian looks at Jesse Owens' impact on Germany and the U.S. Feb 17, 2016 8:15 am30678 views A Minute With...™ Peter Fritzsche, expert on Nazi Germany When a minor becomes pregnant, must schools notify the parents? Jun 28, 2010 9:00 am25379 views A Minute With™... Sandra Kopels, a lawyer and social worker Did news coverage turn Americans against the Vietnam War? Sep 5, 2017 11:30 am21628 views News coverage of the Vietnam War did not have the effect on popular support that many believe, says a University of Illinois researcher. Germany transformed under Nazis in 100 days. Do we understand why? Aug 20, 2019 10:00 am19729 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. How former slaves established schools and educated their population after the Civil War Feb 12, 2007 9:00 am18006 views A Minute With™... Christopher Span, a professor of educational policy studies Antibiotic-resistant infections in pets: What now? Oct 3, 2017 8:30 am17967 views Rates of antibiotic-resistant infections in companion animals are rising at an alarming rate. An Illinois veterinarian discusses what can be done about it. Is it safe to fly during the coronavirus pandemic? Apr 1, 2020 8:00 am17426 views Sheldon H. Jacobson discusses the risks of air travel during the pandemic and what preventive measures airports and passengers can take. Superfluidity: what is it and why does it matter? Dec 20, 2018 8:45 am16111 views 2018 marks the 80th anniversary of the landmark physics discovery of superfluidity. News Bureau physical sciences editor Lois Yoksoulian asked University of Illinois physics professor and 2003 Nobel Prize winner Anthony Leggett about the significance of the historic finding. Can employers legally require employees to vaccinate against COVID-19? Dec 7, 2020 8:30 am13175 views In most cases, an employer could require an employee to receive a COVID-19 vaccination. While that might seem like a violation of an employee’s personal freedom, “No one has a legally enforceable right to a specific job,” says Michael LeRoy, an expert in labor law and labor relations at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. The movie 'Selma': Historically correct, if not historically accurate Jan 14, 2015 9:00 am11522 views Just say the name "Selma," and anyone who knows the history of the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s will know what you mean. It was on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in that Alabama city almost 50 years ago (March 7, 1965) that peaceful marchers were beaten back with billy clubs wielded by state and local lawmen. Captured on network television news, it would become known as "Bloody Sunday." The movie "Selma," which opened nationwide last Friday (Jan. 9), tells the story of that day and events before and after, which would prompt passage of the Voting Rights Act that summer. Sundiata Cha-Jua, a professor of history and of African-American studies at Illinois, teaches courses on both the civil rights movement and African-Americans in film. He talked about the film and the history with News Bureau social sciences editor Craig Chamberlain. Why is the use of hypersonic missiles in the Russia-Ukraine conflict significant? Mar 22, 2022 8:15 am11407 views The U.S. recently confirmed that the Russian Ministry of Defence fired a hypersonic ballistic missile to destroy an underground arms depot in western Ukraine. This event marks Russia’s first use of the Kinzhal ballistic missile in this war and the first known use of a hypersonic missile in combat. Mechanical science and engineering professor Kelly Stephani spoke with News Bureau physical sciences editor Lois Yoksoulian about the significance of this technology. How does parents' methamphetamine use affect their children? Aug 7, 2006 9:00 am10950 views A Minute With™... Wendy Haight, a professor of social work Can Biden pass comprehensive immigration reform? Feb 15, 2021 8:00 am10623 views One of the Biden administration’s first acts was to send Congress the U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021, a long-promised immigration reform bill. But any legislative action on comprehensive immigration reform will face significant headwinds in the Senate, says Lauren R. Aronson, an associate clinical professor of law and the director of the Immigration Law Clinic at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign College of Law. The ethical dilemmas inherent in school social work Jul 6, 2010 9:00 am9459 views A Minute With™... Sandra Kopels, a lawyer and social worker Are President Biden's vaccine mandates lawful? Sep 20, 2021 9:00 am9412 views The expansive new set of vaccination requirements issued by the Biden administration affecting the federal workforce will likely be upheld by the courts, but the mandate emanating from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is on shakier legal ground, says Michael LeRoy, an expert in labor law and labor relations at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. How is Illinois contributing to the Event Horizon Telescope Project? Apr 10, 2019 8:15 am9350 views The Event Horizon Telescope Project announced that it has captured the first image of a black hole. The feature is located at the center of Messier 87 – a giant elliptical galaxy in the constellation Virgo. News Bureau physical sciences editor Lois Yoksoulian spoke with University of Illinois physics and astronomy professor Charles Gammie, who heads up the theory working group for the large, multi-institutional collaboration. What are the guiding principles of 'environmental sustainability'? Apr 14, 2008 9:00 am9184 views A Minute With™... William C. Sullivan, a professor of landscape architecture Do politics or protests have a place in sports? Sep 28, 2017 12:30 pm8664 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 How do July 4 celebrations affect wildlife? Jun 30, 2021 8:00 am8413 views Celebrating the nation’s Independence Day with fireworks is an enduring tradition, but fireworks can be a source of distress and danger to wildlife. Dr. Sam Sander, a clinical professor of zoo and wildlife medicine at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, spoke with News Bureau life sciences editor Diana Yates about how fireworks affect wildlife and the environment, and how to minimize the risks. What do Russians hope to gain from U.S. elections interference? Mar 12, 2020 10:15 am8227 views Russia is trying to sow disruption and division around the U.S. presidential election in order to promote its own geopolitical interests. What is driving the high suicide rate among farmers? Dec 12, 2022 8:00 am7580 views Mental health outreach programs for farmers also need to provide services for their teens, who have similar rates of anxiety and depression, said agricultural and biological engineering professor Josie Rudolphi. What protections do no-show workers have during a pandemic? Mar 26, 2020 6:45 am7452 views The U.S. government can take measures to ensure that essential workers such as health care workers report to their jobs, but forced labor isn’t allowed under the Constitution, says U. of I. labor expert Michael LeRoy. How has Twitter changed news coverage? Oct 22, 2015 11:30 am6479 views A Minute With...™ Alecia Swasy, professor of business journalism How are anthropological studies of witchcraft relevant today? Oct 27, 2008 9:00 am6446 views A Minute With™... anthropology professor Alma Gottlieb JFK's inaugural speech still stirring, memorable at 50 Jan 18, 2011 9:00 am6368 views A Minute With™... John Murphy, a professor of communication How has the portrayal of African Americans in advertising changed over the last century? Feb 26, 2008 9:00 am6298 views A Minute With™... Jason Chambers, a professor of advertising Why are so many states trying to limit transgender rights? Jun 14, 2022 8:15 am6036 views The increasing number of bills aimed at limiting transgender rights is part of the rise in authoritarianism in the U.S., said Toby Beauchamp, a professor of gender and women’s studies. What explains the continuing appeal of Super Bowl advertisements? Feb 11, 2022 10:00 am5885 views The Super Bowl remains one of the few programs where people aren’t skipping the ads, says a University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign business professor and consumer marketing expert. How effective have economic sanctions been against Russia? Apr 20, 2022 8:00 am5558 views Sanctions imposed against Russia and Belarus may only have meaningful consequences in the longer term, says Taisa Markus, an expert in securities law. What can we learn from JFK about presidential speechmaking? Jan 24, 2019 9:45 am5269 views An Illinois professor looks at presidential speechmaking through one of its more-eloquent practitioners, John F. Kennedy. Who was Kennewick Man? Jun 23, 2015 12:00 pm4926 views A Minute With...™ U. of I. anthropology professor Ripan Malhi How are drones changing warfare, threatening security? Apr 30, 2018 9:45 am4824 views A U. of I. professor discusses drones and the implications of their use in terrorism and warfare. Can birthright citizenship be taken away? Nov 1, 2018 12:45 pm4619 views In adopting the 14th Amendment, Congress unambiguously intended that the children of immigrant workers would have birthright citizenship in the U.S., said University of Illinois labor and employment relations professor Michael LeRoy, an expert on immigration and employment law. How does society impact the benefits and challenges of technology? Dec 8, 2021 11:15 am4558 views Technology is a big part of life. In India, for example, street vendors and rickshawallahs use cellphones, the internet and Aadhar cards – 12-digit identification numbers given to every citizen of India based on their biometric and demographic data. However, charismatic gurus and superstition still thrive in India. In the new book "Reluctant Technophiles: India’s Complicated Relationship with Technology,” University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign electrical and computer engineering professor Rakesh Kumar provides an account of India’s often contradictory relationship with technology. News Bureau physical sciences editor Lois Yoksoulian spoke with Kumar about these contradictions, and how India’s situation is both unique and universal. Are black bears and other large predators returning to Illinois? Jun 23, 2014 9:00 am4517 views A Minute With™... Peggy Doty, who provides educational programs about coexisting with large predators for the University of Illinois Extension. What is the coronavirus spreading across the globe? Jan 23, 2020 10:30 am4502 views The first case of a novel strain of coronavirus has been confirmed in the United States. Virologist Leyi Wang, a professor of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois, discussed the outbreak of the new strain with News Bureau biomedical sciences editor Liz Ahlberg Touchstone. Are science laboratories truly inclusive if not accessible to service-dog handlers? Feb 16, 2021 8:15 am4477 views According to a new commentary in Disability and Health Journal, people with disabilities who rely on service dogs often are prohibited from bringing their working dogs into teaching and research laboratories. This one barrier can stop them from pursuing careers in science, says Joey Ramp, a researcher in the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology and lead author of the commentary. Ramp spoke about the issue with News Bureau life sciences editor Diana Yates. What does a 1960s epidemic tell us about Zika? Aug 18, 2016 10:30 am4453 views With its easy-to-miss symptoms and link to birth defects, the Zika virus is very similar to German measles (rubella), according to history professor Leslie Reagan What challenges are professors and college students facing with the migration of classes online? Mar 26, 2020 8:00 am4381 views School of Information Sciences instructor Melissa Wong offers suggestions for how professors and college students can adapt to online learning. Could the social distancing of COVID-19 revolutionize online learning and higher education? Mar 25, 2020 9:00 am4333 views Professors Mary Kalantzis and Bill Cope, who teach only online courses and develop learning technologies, discuss the potential impact of social distancing on postsecondary distance learning. What's new with the plague? More than you might think Apr 23, 2020 10:00 am4328 views Pandemics of the past are getting new attention, among them the plague of the 14th century. Known as the Black Death, it was medieval, European, bubonic and spread by rats – at least that’s what most of us think. Much of that needs adjustment, however, in large part due to discoveries of the past decade, says Carol Symes, a professor of medieval history at Illinois. How common are December tornadoes in the US and why are they so dangerous? Dec 14, 2021 8:00 am4314 views The Dec. 10 tornado outbreak that devastated parts of the mid-Mississippi Valley has left many wondering if winter tornadoes are a new weather threat to consider in the United States. University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign atmospheric sciences professor and department head (Robert) Jeff Trapp spoke with Illinois News Bureau physical sciences editor Lois Yoksoulian about this and other details about the timing and geography of tornadoes that we might expect in the future. Why has Putin's Napoleonic 'cold charisma' made him so popular in Russia? Oct 9, 2015 11:30 am4269 views A Minute With...™ Richard Tempest, professor of Slavic languages and literatures Why schools should move from traditional to 'balanced' calendars Jun 22, 2006 9:00 am4167 views A Minute With™... Carolyn Shields, the head of the department of educational organization and leadership Why is a past attempt to ban 'Beloved' from a high school curriculum a political issue now? Nov 10, 2021 8:30 am4144 views Emily Knox, a professor in the School of Information Sciences and the author of “Book Banning in 21st-Century America,” said societal issues, such as changing racial demographics and disagreements over how to teach the history of race, prompt challenges to certain kinds of books. What happens when the coronavirus mutates? Jan 5, 2021 8:15 am4109 views New mutations to the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 are emerging, including a more-infectious variant first found in the United Kingdom, even as vaccines containing bits of viral genetic material are beginning distribution. In an interview, crop sciences professor Gustavo Caetano-Anollés discusses viral mutation and what it could mean for vaccinations.