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  • Surveying the Human Cost of War with Dr. Michael Fine

    Air Dates: August 15-21, 2022 When Russian forces invaded Ukraine earlier this year, Dr. Michael Fine was outraged—like a lot of Americans.  So he traveled to see first-hand the human cost of this war. Dr. Michael Fine serves as the Chief Health Strategist for the city of Central Falls, R.I. and as a family physician with a practice in Rhode Island.  He is the author of several books, including “Health … Read More

  • Shedding Light on the Dark Dynamics of Hollywood and Beyond with Winnie M Li

    Air Dates: August 8-14, 2022 Of all the hashtag social movements, #MeToo has proven among the most enduring—for its truth, for the power imbalance it revealed, and because so many women had the courage to speak out.  Winnie M Li told her story in her first novel.  Now, in her second novel, she tells another about appearance, reality, and the facades that dominate public life, whether in the film industry … Read More

  • Nuala Pell Leadership Program Selects Fellows for 2022-2023 Academic Year

    NEWPORT, RI—Twelve rising sophomores, juniors and seniors at Salve Regina University have been selected as fellows for the Nuala Pell Leadership Program for the 2022-2023 academic year.  Named in honor of the late Nuala Pell, wife of Sen. Claiborne Pell and an avid supporter of public service, the program is made up of a select number of diverse, high-achieving student fellows at Salve Regina. The Nuala Pell Leadership Program facilitates … Read More

  • Science and its Role in Public Life with Elena Conis

    Air Dates: August 1-7, 2022 We grow up being educated on the power of science to explain the physical world.  But Dr. Elena Conis offers a more complex view of the role of science in public life—and the stories and understanding it offers all of us as we grapple with everything from pesticides, to vaccines, and climate change. Conis is a writer and historian of medicine, public health and the … Read More

  • Social Media, Social Fragmentation and What’s Next with Jonathan Haidt

    Air Dates: July 25-31, 2022 The long arc of history bends towards greater and more complex levels of cooperation.  But Jonathan Haidt says that over the last 10 years American society has become ever more fragmented—all thanks to the rise of social media. Haidt is the Thomas Cooley Professor of Ethical Leadership at New York University’s Stern School of Business and a social psychologist whose research focuses on morality and … Read More

  • Aging and End-of-Life Care: A Firsthand Account with Dave Iverson

    Air Dates: July 18-24, 2022 Caring for a sick or aging loved one can be an uncertain journey filled with every emotion—from love and devotion to anger and frustration.  Dave Iverson pulls back the curtain on the decade he spent caring for his elderly mother to offer a modern love story with insights and meaning for anyone who is a caregiver or anyone who has ever loved. Iverson is a … Read More

  • Katie Langford Joins Pell Center as Associate Director

    Newport, RI—Katie Langford has been named the new Associate Director of the Pell Center at Salve Regina University.  An experienced researcher and writer, Langford joins the Pell Center at the start of its 25th anniversary year.  In her principal role, she will direct the Pell Center’s research agenda, contributing her own scholarship and supporting the work of fellows affiliated with the Pell Center. Langford brings a wealth of experience with … Read More

  • Exploring the Social History of Tuberculosis with Vidya Krishnan

    Air Dates: July 11-17, 2022 Infectious disease has shaped the course of human history—and, as the last couple of years remind us, it continues to do so.  Vidya Krishnan puts the focus on more than just the viruses and bacteria that cause illness, she turns our attention to societal factors like race, gender, and class to understand the anti-science rhetoric and politics that shape so much of the modern world … Read More

  • Examining Race, Class and Food in the American South with Joseph C. Ewoodzie Jr.

    Air Dates: July 4-10, 2022 Food is central to the daily existence of Americans, whether we are growing it, shopping for it, preparing it, or consuming it.  Dr. Joseph C. Ewoodzie, Jr. argues that, for many, food intersects with race and class to help form our identity as individuals. Ewoodzie is an associate professor of sociology and the Vann Professor of Racial Justice at Davidson College.  He uses qualitative research … Read More

  • Convicted and Condemned with Keesha Middlemass

    Air Dates: December 30, 2019-January 5, 2020 Rebroadcast Dates: June 27-July 3, 2022 With less than 5 percent of the planet’s population, the United States houses 22 percent of the world’s prisoners. The challenges of navigating that system don’t end when the convicted felon completes his or her sentence.  Keesha Middlemass shines a light on the substantial barriers felons face when they try to reenter society.   Middlemass is a ... Read More