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World War II (part 1)

World War II (part 1)

March 24, 2020

 

The Second World War (1939-1945) was one of the bloodiest conflicts in history and resulted in decisive shifts of global powers. To discuss the war, Jeff Frederick is joined by faculty from the History Department: Robert Brown, Bruce Dehart, and James Hudson.

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Agriculture

Agriculture

February 15, 2020

Soil, water, pollinators ... how do these impact our ability to grow food?  Jeff Frederick discusses Agriculture with faculty from the Department of Biology: Maria Pereira, Rita Hagevik, Amber Rock, and Brian Sales.

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Great Musical Theatre

Great Musical Theatre

January 31, 2020

Music, lyrics, song and dance...  what are the essential elements of a great musical theatre production? Jeff Frederick, Nathan Thomas and Katie DeFiglio (UNC Pembroke Music Department) discuss musical theatre and the work behind creating a mesmerizing stage production.

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Helping 21st-Century College Students Succeed

Helping 21st-Century College Students Succeed

December 19, 2019

Are today's college students different from those of the past? What challenges do freshmen face today? Dean Frederick discusses these and other thought provoking questions with UNCP administrators: Teagan Decker, interim Dean of the Esther G. Maynor Honors College; Engle Revels, Director of Admissions; Nicolette Campos, Director of the Accessibility Resource Center; and Beth Holder, Dean of the University College.

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The Future of Broadcasting

The Future of Broadcasting

November 26, 2019

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Ever wonder what goes on behind a television or news camera during a broadcast? Get the inside scoop in this episode on the future of broadcasting. Dean Jeff Fredrick is joined by faculty and staff in the UNCP Mass Communication Department:  Cle Cousins, Jamie Litty, Sally Ann Clark, and Chuck Lowery.

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More Mysteries of the Human Body

More Mysteries of the Human Body

November 14, 2019

Ever wonder about the incredible mechanics of the human body? Do you know your eyeball is immune privileged?  Dean Frederick discusses the awe-inspiring and resilient nature of the human body with Crystal Walline and Courtney Carroll (Biology), and Todd Telemeco (College of Health Sciences). 

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Great Works of Art

Great Works of Art

September 18, 2019

What elements make a work of art great and how can we learn to appreciate art more? These questions and others are discussed by Dean Jeff Frederick and a panel of UNC Pembroke Art Department faculty: Nancy Palm Puchner, Colleen Ringrose, Robert Epps, and Richard Gay. 

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Changes in Higher Education

Changes in Higher Education

August 19, 2019

In the 1970's, male college students vastly outnumbered the females enrolled; whereas today there are over 2 million more women than men attending college. This and other changes in higher education are discussed by Dean Frederick and his panel of guests: Charles Jenkins, Professor of Education and former UNC Pembroke Provost and Chancellor; Ralph Steeds, Professor Emeritus and printmaker; and Sara Oswald, Senior Lecturer in the Department of English, Theatre and Foreign Languages.

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Rural Poverty

Rural Poverty

July 31, 2019

American Dream notions of social mobility notwithstanding, many people face difficulties that make it hard to climb out of poverty. What obstacles exist, and how do experts study this important social issue?  Dean Jeff Frederick is joined by Dr. Tamara Savage (Social Work) and Dr. Bryan Robinson (Vice Chancellor of Advancement) to discuss the topic.

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Bio Tech Research

Bio Tech Research

June 25, 2019

Bio Tech research has far reaching implications for treating conditions such as Alzheimer's Disease. In this episode, Dean Frederick is joined by Dr. Karen Farizatto, a research assistant professor at the UNCP Biotechnology Research and Training Center, who talks about research and teaching in Biotechnology. 

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