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Moraine Valley Community College Library Podcast
73 minutes | Oct 20, 2021
Island Life and Sustainable Development
Afro-Caribbean Social Entrepreneur, Nichole Murray Broome will discuss the effects of climate change on Barbados, Guyana, and the Caribbean region while also outlining grassroots efforts to take action for the future.
71 minutes | Oct 14, 2021
Blame it on the media: The erosion of trust and truth, and what we can do about it
Communications and Journalism professor Lisa Couch and Information Literacy Librarian Tish Hayes focus on practical ways to improve our own “fake news” filters and recognize truth amidst overwhelming amounts of misinformation.
57 minutes | Oct 13, 2021
Carpool the Remix: Creation of the PiggyBack Ride Share network
Founder of the PiggyBack network, Ismael El-Amin, will discuss the development of the PiggyBack network which is a way for parents to share rides to and from schools and activities.
49 minutes | Oct 6, 2021
Native Plants: Foundation of our Ecosystem
We will discuss how native plants, insects and birds interconnect to maintain our food supply, water, air quality, climate etc.
75 minutes | Oct 1, 2021
Getting sucked down the rabbit hole: Tribes, filter bubbles, identity fusion, and conspiracy theories
In this talk, we will focus on those predispositions and shortcuts that make us vulnerable to falling for conspiracy theories and misinformation.
53 minutes | Sep 27, 2021
Climate Reality: Catalyzing Solutions to the Climate Crisis
Faculty member Jana Svec is a trained Climate Reality presenter. She will outline the challenges of climate change as well as consider potential solutions.
78 minutes | Sep 27, 2021
Vaccine and Mask Mandates: Balancing Liberty and Public Safety during a Pandemic
We will also explore current tensions between efforts to protect the public with mask and vaccine mandates and concerns over infringements of personal freedom.
20 minutes | Sep 23, 2021
021-2022 FPAC Season Preview: Music, Dance, and More
Tommy Hensel, Director of MVCC's Fine and Performing Arts Centers discusses the arts during covid, planning for the new season, and offers highlights of upcoming performances.
24 minutes | Apr 30, 2021
Medical Career Paths: Nephrology study and treatment of the kidneys with Dr. Alexander Alonso
Dr. Alexander Alonso presents a talk on Nephrology which focuses on the functions of the kidneys. He talks about his path to this unique profession and the benefits of the job.
58 minutes | Apr 22, 2021
Virtual Coffeehouse and Poetry Event
We celebrate National Poetry Month by featuring student poets. We also have student musical guests.
82 minutes | Apr 16, 2021
How might psychology helps us understand the rise of extremism and belief in conspiracy theories?
Join psychology professors Mitchell Baker, Dr. Laura Lauzen-Collins, and Nick Shizas as they explore psychology concepts that help us better understand the rise of extremism and belief in conspiracy theories.
79 minutes | Apr 9, 2021
Examining the relationship between pandemics, extremism, mistrust
Join history professors Merri Fefles-Dunkle, Josh Fulton, and Jim McIntrye as they explore the role of the state throughout history to help us understand the connection between pandemics and the rise in extremism, mistrust, and rejection of authorities.
71 minutes | Apr 8, 2021
Covid-19 Vaccines: The Science and the Psychology
Faculty members discuss the biology, public health aspects, and the psychological factors around the Covid-19 vaccines in the United States. This panel is organized by the MVCC Library.
83 minutes | Mar 4, 2021
Blame it on the media: The erosion of trust and truth
Join Communications and Journalism professor Lisa Couch and Information Literacy Librarian Tish Hayes in this timely and important discussion.
45 minutes | Feb 26, 2021
Revisiting the Past and Looking to the Future: Equity and Inclusion 1919-2021
Special guest Dr. Tracy Crump, Associate Professor of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice at St. Xavier University.
45 minutes | Feb 23, 2021
The Divine Nine: the History and Discussion of Black Greek Letter Organizations
Greek Organization members Misty Williams and Philip Davis sat down with Moraine Valley students via WebEx and PowerPoint to provide background about their respective organizations and the other Divine Nine organizations.
76 minutes | Feb 18, 2021
Civil unrest in the U.S. Is the worst behind us or ahead of us?
Our panel of experts examines the landscape of the past year, potential domestic threats in the future, and police and community relations.
83 minutes | Feb 18, 2021
An Interview with Haki R. Madhubuti: Taught by Women and other Writers
Haki R. Madhubuti is a poet, publisher, and public intellectual. He is the found of Third World Press which is the largest, independent, African-American owned press in the United States.
62 minutes | Feb 12, 2021
Uncover 1919: A Discussion of Eve Ewing's 1919
The MVCC Black Student Association holds an in-depth discussion of “1919” by Eve L. Ewing.
61 minutes | Feb 10, 2021
Was it really a year like no other? 2020 in Historical Context
MVCC history faculty discuss 2020 and how it stacks up in history.
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