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“Off Press” — The Podcast of LMU Magazine
29 minutes | Aug 18, 2021
Episode 41: Paul Krumpe
Paul Krumpe, head coach of LMU men’s soccer, heads into the 2021 season with perhaps the strongest team he has fielded in his 24-year tenure. Krumpe talks about a squad that brings back almost everyone from last year’s championship season and his expectations for his team’s performance this year.
29 minutes | Feb 16, 2021
Episode 40: Ernesto Colín
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted far more than the day-to-day operations of America’s schools. “What happened here is that the pandemic has revealed the fissures that we have in education settings and amplified all of them,” says Ernesto Colín, Loyola Marymount University professor of education. Colín talks about what we’ve confronted and what we’ve learned.
30 minutes | Nov 24, 2020
Episode 39: Jason Bentley ’92
Jason Bentley ’92 says his stint as general manager of KXLU, LMU’s independent radio station, occurred during “the golden age of college rock.” Bentley went on to greater fame as a KCRW DJ and music director. Here he talks about his days in the KXLU studios and his new podcast, The Backstory, featuring interviews with artists.
21 minutes | Nov 5, 2020
Episode 38: Karen Bass
With votes nearly tallied, U.S. Rep. Karen Bass, chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, describes changes she expects in a possible Biden presidency and a new Congress.
30 minutes | Nov 4, 2020
Episode 37: Justin Levitt and Michael Genovese
The voting is over, and now the election is about counting, counting and counting. Justin Levitt, election law expert at LMU Loyola Law School, and Michael Genovese, LMU expert on the presidency, discuss the state of the 2020 election and what’s ahead in the next presidential term.
29 minutes | Oct 28, 2020
Episode 36: Sean Dempsey, S.J.
Catholic voters, whose ballots were crucial in 2016, may sway the 2020 presidential election. But, says Prof. Sean Dempsey, S.J., the days when Catholics voted as a bloc are long gone. Today, they span the political spectrum, and, Dempsey says, candidates should find out what they care about.
33 minutes | Oct 23, 2020
Episode 35: Chaya Crowder
“The Republican Party has made little to no attempt to historically appeal to Black voters since the passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act,” says Prof. Chaya Crowder in describing why Black voters, especially Black women, are the backbone of the Democratic Party.
32 minutes | Oct 16, 2020
Episode 34: Stefan Bradley
With the Biden-Trump presidential battle threatening to sweep most national issues from the nation’s radar, Prof. Stefan Bradley discusses what he sees at stake for Black Americans in the 2020 election.
32 minutes | Oct 7, 2020
Episode 33: Carol Costello
As Election Day approaches, the White House turns into a virus hot zone and political incivility deepens. Carol Costello, former CNN anchor, discusses America’s diseases of body and spirit — and what she’s doing about them.
29 minutes | Oct 1, 2020
Episode 32: Allan Ides and the SCOTUS Nominee
If Amy Coney Barrett is confirmed as a Supreme Court justice, her impact may be shaped by her relationship with Chief Justice John Roberts, says Allan Ides, LMU Loyola Law School professor. Ides, who clerked for Justice Byron White, shares an inside view of the Barrett nomination.
31 minutes | Sep 24, 2020
Episode 31: Justin Levitt and Election 2020
Justin Levitt, constitutional law professor at the LMU Loyola Law School, may be one of the few election law and voting rights experts who does not expect an electoral apocalypse to overwhelm Election Day on Nov. 3.
29 minutes | Sep 2, 2020
Episode 30: Michael Genovese
Prof. Michael Genovese, a leading expert on the presidency, discusses the upcoming presidential election, which will present voters with a stark choice and promises to be as unpredictable as it will be momentous.
31 minutes | Jun 16, 2020
Episode 29: Sean Kennedy '86, LLS '89
In May, an LMU Loyola Law School suit was rejected that would have forced the release of more juveniles in detention who are at risk for the coronavirus. Sean Kennedy, director of the LLS Center for Juvenile Law and Policy, explains why the decision is a failure of juvenile justice.
31 minutes | Jun 11, 2020
Episode 28: Sung Won Sohn
The rapid, global onset of the coronavirus pandemic slammed economies around the world. Sung Won Sohn, LMU professor of finance and economics, discusses signs of hope in a stark U.S. and California economic forecast.
32 minutes | May 29, 2020
Episode 27: Tom Plate
U.S. relations with China — from the COVID-19 crisis to democracy protests in Hong Kong — may shape the November 2020 presidential election. Tom Plate, LMU professor and Asia expert, talks about foreign policy disputes and pragmatism in dealing with a superpower.
35 minutes | May 28, 2020
Episode 26: Fernando Guerra and Brianne Gilbert
When the Leavey Center for the Study of Los Angeles surveyed L.A. residents this spring about Mayor Eric Garcetti's leadership in the COVID-19 crisis, they documented overwhelming support across the board.
30 minutes | May 14, 2020
Episode 25: Shira Shafir '99
The coronavirus has caused more than 80,000 deaths in the United States in just four months. Shira Shafir ’99, professor of epidemiology, warns that as in the 1918–19 influenza epidemic a second wave of infections in the COVID-19 crisis could cause more deaths than the first.
27 minutes | May 1, 2020
Episode 24: David Offenberg
The COVID-19 shutdown has slammed the film industry, causing delayed movie releases, closed theaters and widespread unemployment for workers. David Offenberg, an expert in entertainment finance, describes the devastating impact on financing, creation, production and employment in a crucial L.A. industry.
30 minutes | Apr 7, 2020
Episode 23: Chilembwe Mason '98, M.D.
The COVID-19 crisis is now straining health services in several U.S. regions. In the third of our series on the pandemic, Chilembwe Mason, M.D., who is an emergency medicine physician in Bronx, New York, describes the overwhelming needs he is facing on the front lines and the pressures on the medical staff who are responding as best they can.
24 minutes | Apr 2, 2020
Episode 22: Stan Johnson
"I don't want to be anywhere where there's no pressure," says Stan Johnson, new head coach of the LMU men's basketball team. "That's not fun; pressure is a privilege." Johnson talks about the recruiting challenge during the COVID-19 crisis, when face-to-face contact with student athletes and their parents is out of the question.
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