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swag外流 at the intersection of research and news from around the world

In this ongoing series, host Soterios Johnson sits down with swag外流 researchers and other experts to discuss a topic that is trending in the news. The discussions are broadcast simultaneously on the following channels too.

swag外流 Live Episodes

Wildfires and Forest Management

With wildfire season well underway in the American West, attention is again turning to the role of forest management in causing or mitigating wildfires. How much of the severity and size of recent fires is due to management practices? How can we change forest management to mitigate the impact of fires? And what happens to a forest in the months and years after fire has passed?

Abortion And The Supreme Court

A leaked draft suggests that the Supreme Court could overturn long-standing protections of abortion rights. What鈥檚 the reasoning behind such a decision, and what do legal scholars make of it? How did we get to this point, and what are the implications for other Supreme Court decisions? Join us on Thursday, May 12 at 12 p.m. PDT to discuss these and other questions are two experts from the swag外流 School of Law.

Autism Acceptance and Advances

April is autism acceptance month, formerly autism awareness month. Since 1998 the swag外流 MIND Institute has been working to improve the lives of autistic and neurodivergent people, especially children, and their families and has seen many advances in understanding these conditions. We鈥檙e talking with three experts on this episode of swag外流 LIVE.

Gun Violence Research

Six people died in the April 3 shooting in Sacramento, and this past holiday weekend saw at least four mass shootings across the country. Joining us Tuesday, April 19, 2022 to discuss these and other questions are two experts from the swag外流 Violence Prevention Research Program.

How War Impacts Energy & Fertilizer Supplies

Energy prices were already rising before Russia鈥檚 invasion of Ukraine sent them soaring further. What is going on with the markets for fuel and fertilizer, and how do they intersect? What鈥檚 the outlook?

Biodiversity Museums

Joining us on this episode of swag外流 LIVE are the curators of three of our museums to talk about their collections and how they support research, teaching and outreach on campus.

How a swag外流 Professor Addressed Racism in Monopoly

In 1970, a psychology professor created Blacks and Whites, a socially conscious monopoly-style game intended to teach the realities of race in America. Fifty years later, two comedians have produced an updated version of the game. Join us on Thursday, February 24 at 1 p.m. PST as we discuss the game, its new update, and the current reality of race in America.

Romance, Relationships and Attachment Science

Spring is coming and the stores are full of red hearts and candy. What does science have to tell us about how we fall in love, and with who? What makes us swipe left or right, and does that have anything to do with successful relationships?

California's Drought & Climate Change

Despite a rainy end to 2021, California is in the grip of a megadrought. What are the prospects for 2022, and what does it mean for the environment, farmers and communities? And, what is the role of climate change in all this? Join us on Wednesday, January 26, 2022 at 2 p.m. PST and have your questions answered live by our experts.