This week, Raphael Murillo interviewed Professor Sheldon Garon of Princeton University about the
impact of the earthquake and ensuing tsunami in Japan. They talked about the portrayal of the event
in the American and international media, and more general about the response of the Japanese
government to the crisis.
Click here for the segment on Japan (the full episode, which aired on Monday, March 28, included
live commentary on the situation in Libya)
This week’s episode delved into the Middle East, North Africa and the Arab world, and tried to make sense of what’s going on. Rafael Grillo talked to professors from Princeton University and George Washington University.
Click here to listen to the story.
A quick note: WPRB News will not be broadcasting its usual content next week on account of Spring Break here on campus. Do be sure to tune into The Week In Review with Read Langan at 6:30 this coming Monday!
From Discourse, Sunday April 5 at 12:30 pm EST, an interview with physicist and author Tony Rothman about his latest book, Sacred Mathematics. Rothman reads from his book and examines how Japanese mathematics flourished, along with other strains of national culture, during Japan’s pre-19th century period of isolation from the west. Produced by Nikki Leon.
From Discourse, Sunday April 5 at 12:00 pm EST, Marriage and the Mormons, part one of the series Marriage, Law, and American Society, produced by Sophie Jin.
In this installment, Jin sits down with Slate contributor and Princeton University Historian Neil J. Young to discuss how Mormon political involvement in passing Proposition 8 is part of a long legacy of Mormon political involvement that includes action in the 1970′s against (and in some cases, for) the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment. Young also explains how Mormon theology and history set the conditions for this involvement.
Interview Extra (online only): Dissent within the Church of the Latter-Day Saints
WPRB News returns today, Sunday, March 29th, with a double edition of Discourse:
At 12:00 pm, WPRB correspondent Yihe Dong speaks with philosopher Daniel Cloud about the links between human evolution and everything from crisis in Russia to America’s economic crisis. Cloud is the Cotsen Postdoctoral Fellow at Princeton University.
Then, at 12:30 pm, News Director Nikki Leon sits down with Civil War historian James M. McPherson to discuss the life of Abraham Lincoln, McPherson’s latest biography of the late President, and the frenzy that has surrounded the bicentennial of Lincoln’s birth. McPherson is George Henry Davis ’86 Professor Emeritus of United States History at Princeton University, and has received the Pulitzer Prize for his Civil War history, Battle Cry of Freedom. (Originally aired Febrary 22, 2009)
Next week, from 12-12:30, WPRB News will debut the first in a two-part series on American Law, Marriage, and Proposition 8. Then, at 12:30, Tony Rothman will speak about his latest book, Sacred Mathematics, a history of Japanese mathematicians and Buddhist temples.