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Communication Matters: The NCA Podcast
48 minutes | Jun 3, 2021
NCA Book Award Winners: Highlight of Terrorizing Gender and Homeland Maternity
This episode highlights two books that received awards at last year’s convention. Mia Fischer discusses Terrorizing Gender: Transgender Visibility and the Surveillance Practices of the U.S. Security State, winner of NCA’s 2020 Diamond Anniversary Book Award, and Natalie Fixmer-Oraiz addresses Homeland Maternity: U.S. Security Culture and the New Reproductive Regime, winner of NCA’s 2020 James A. Winans-Herbert A. Wichelns Memorial Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Rhetoric and Public Address.
58 minutes | May 20, 2021
Journal Reviewing as Mentorship
This episode addresses journal reviewing as mentorship and some related issues in journal editing with Devika Chawla, the incoming Chair of NCA’s Publications Council; Mary Stuckey, a past editor of NCA’s Quarterly Journal of Speech, and two veteran reviewers: Denise M. Bostdorff and Rebecca de Souza.
38 minutes | May 6, 2021
Anti-Asian Hate Speech and Discrimination
Hear from Communication professors Zhuo Ban, Richie Hao, and Ali Na about anti-Asian hate speech and discrimination, including the rise in violence and xenophobia related to the COVID-19 pandemic and strategies to address these issues.
70 minutes | Apr 29, 2021
BONUS: NCA Public Program - The Future of Education: Identifying Challenges and Opportunities in Pandemic
In this bonus episode as part of NCA’s 2021 public programming series, entitled “Communication & Resilience: COVID in Contexts,” this episode will focus on how COVID-19 has brought changes to education and how those changes create challenges but also present opportunities for digital learning moving forward.
48 minutes | Apr 22, 2021
State of the Communication Ph.D.
Hear from Communication professors Ellen Gorsevski, Robert Mejia, and Wei Sun about the state of the Communication Ph.D. How have our programs fared during the COVID-19 pandemic? What is the job outlook for Communication graduates? This episode’s guests will address these questions and many more.
62 minutes | Apr 8, 2021
Book Highlight - The New PhD: How to Build a Better Graduate Education
Hear from the authors recently released book, The New PhD: How to Build a Better Graduate Education, Leonard Cassuto and Robert Weisbuch, about the state of graduate school today and the possibilities for reforming graduate education.
63 minutes | Mar 25, 2021
Regional Communication Associations
Hear from the four regional communication associations: the Central States Communication Association, Eastern Communication Association, Southern States Communication Association, and Western States Communication Association about the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on their association and more.
50 minutes | Mar 18, 2021
Public Health Communication, Vaccine Rollouts and More
Hear from three health communication scholars: Katharine J. Head, Christy J.W. Ledford, and Xiaoli Nan on how public health communication about the COVID-19 virus has changed from nearly a year ago and the insight that communication research can offer into public health communication strategies related to the vaccine.
56 minutes | Mar 11, 2021
Hear from Professors Karen Kangas Dwyer, Pat Gehrke, Suzy Prentiss, and Joshua Westwick about issues related to communication apprehension, including speech anxiety, and how these issues affect both students and professionals.
26 minutes | Feb 14, 2021
BONUS: Valentine’s Day Episode – COVID and Interpersonal Relationships
Hear from Interpersonal Communication scholars Liesel Sharabi and Stephanie Tom Tong about the effects that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on our relationships, including the differences in our use of dating apps and the acceleration of romantic relationships.
54 minutes | Feb 11, 2021
In honor of Black History Month, hear from Professors Reynaldo Anderson and Lonny J. Avi Brooks about topics related to Afrofuturism, including definitions of Afrofuturism, examples of Afrofuturism, the importance of Afrofuturism today, and how Afrofuturism can be incorporated in the Communication classroom.
45 minutes | Jan 28, 2021
Hear from four scholars of presidential rhetoric: Stephen Browne, Theon Hill, John Murphy, and Allison Prasch as they address some historical inaugural addresses, as well as President Biden’s recent address.
49 minutes | Jan 14, 2021
Virtual Martin Luther King, Jr. Project
Hear from the project’s North Carolina State University principal investigators Drs. Victoria Gallagher, Derek Ham, and Keon Pettiway about the vMLK project which recreates one of Dr. King’s iconic speeches through digital technology.
43 minutes | Nov 25, 2020
Hear from Professors Jason Edward Black, Daniel A. Grano, and Abraham Khan on a variety of topics within sports communication, including the health risks associated with playing football, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic; issues with sports mascots, particularly the Washington football team’s recent name change; and political activism by athletes related to the Black Lives Matter movement.
63 minutes | Nov 12, 2020
Conversation with NCA Second Vice President Candidates
Hear from the two candidates running for NCA Second Vice President: Professor Walid Afifi of the University of California, Santa Barbara, and Professor Bonnie Dow of Vanderbilt University. Afifi and Dow will each share their experience and vision for NCA.
31 minutes | Oct 29, 2020
Virtual 106th NCA Annual Convention Update
Hear from NCA First Vice President David T. McMahan about some highlights of the upcoming NCA 106th Annual Convention as thousands of scholars will attend the fully virtual 2020 convention to engage in deep discussions on many topics related to communication.
57 minutes | Oct 19, 2020
BONUS: VEEPs 2020: Kamala Harris vs. Mike Pence
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, this fall’s public programs will be reimagined as a special series of the Communication Matters podcast. In this bonus episode, hear from Karrin Vasby Anderson, Darrian Carroll, Sumana Chattopadhyay, Kimberley Hannah-Prater, Shawn J. Parry-Giles, Kristina Horn Sheeler, Mary Douglas Vavrus, and Tammy R. Vigil on the topic of Vice Presidents 2020: Kamala Harris vs. Mike Pence.
45 minutes | Oct 15, 2020
Family Communication and COVID-19
Hear from Professors Jeffrey Hall, Mei-Chen Lin, and Jordan Soliz about the impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on communication in families and romantic relationships.
53 minutes | Oct 9, 2020
BONUS: Communicating about the Role of Race and Social Change in Politics
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, this fall’s public programs will be reimagined as a special series of the Communication Matters podcast. In this bonus episode, hear from Glenn Bracey, Josue David Cisneros, Lisa A. Flores, and Isaac Hale on the topic of communicating about the role of race and social change in politics.
55 minutes | Oct 1, 2020
Civil Rights Episode
Hear from Professors Robin M. Boylorn, Maegan Parker Brooks, and Armond Towns about civil rights, the passing of the civil rights generation, the new civil rights generation, and issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
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