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On Good Authority
19 minutes | 13 days ago
How to eat better for the planet
Food production accounts for about a quarter of all greenhouse gas emissions across the globe. Yet, diet is often overlooked as an important factor in climate change. Tulane nutritionist Diego Rose found that if we changed our diets by swapping out just one item each day, Americans could greatly reduce our carbon footprint from food. He discusses how food choices affect the environment and ways people can make their diets healthier — for themselves and the planet.
19 minutes | a month ago
Voices of New Orleans
A New Orleans native may ask you where you went to high school and who your mama is. Those are ways we create connections around the city. Another way we identify New Orleanians is by our accents. Nathalie Dajko, associate professor of anthropology at the School of Liberal Arts and researcher of New Orleans accents, discusses the origin of the semi-famous yat accent, the myriad of influences on local dialects, and why they may eventually disappear.
17 minutes | 2 months ago
COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy
Black Americans are more likely to die from COVID-19, yet communities of color are falling behind in the nation’s vaccine rollout. One of the nation’s leading experts in health disparities, Thomas LaVeist, dean of Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, talks about vaccine hesitancy in the Black community, what can be done to increase confidence in the vaccine, and how the pandemic has exposed long standing health inequities in the United States.
17 minutes | 2 months ago
A nation of lonely hearts: Cardiovascular health in a pandemic
Leading cardiologist Dr. Keith Ferdinand at Tulane University School of Medicine talks about how stress and social isolation from the pandemic may be undermining our heart health, what researchers are learning about how Covid-19 affects the heart and what people at any age should know about keeping their hearts healthy.
20 minutes | 3 months ago
Game Stopped: How meme stocks are upending Wall Street
GameStop came roaring back from the ‘90s over the course of a few short days in January of 2021. How did GameStop become the hottest stock overnight and the talk of Wall Street? Tulane business professor Peter Ricchiuti talks about how the meme stock came to be, what the fallout will look like, and the future of small investors going forward. Peter is also the founder of Burkenroad Reports and host of the business podcast “Out to Lunch.”
18 minutes | 3 months ago
The 15 White Coats
Sydney Labat and Rachel Turner, third-year students at Tulane School of Medicine and co-founders of an organization called The 15 White Coats, discuss why they decided to become physicians, the meaning of being a Black physician, and their viral photograph, taken in front of a former slave quarter, that symbolized Black excellence.
14 minutes | 3 months ago
COVID’s Impact on New Orleans Musicians
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, New Orleans musicians have borne the brunt of living in an economy where live music poses a threat to public health. Melissa Weber, curator of the Hogan Jazz Archive with Tulane University Special Collections, discusses how musicians are adapting and how this may impact New Orleans musicians’ legacies.
17 minutes | 4 months ago
Being Your Best Health Advocate
From routine checkups to end of life wishes, our health care doesn’t have to depend on a stranger in a white coat. Dr. Jacey Jones, academic hospitalist and assistant professor of clinical medicine in the Tulane Section of General Internal Medicine, shares how to approach medical visits and ensure we play an active role in our health and wellness.
20 minutes | 4 months ago
Food for Thought: changing your food mindset
How can we make and implement better, healthier habits as we continue to navigate pandemic life in 2021? To figure that out, Heather Nace, Director of the Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine at Tulane University talks about tips and tricks to help make successful, sustainable changes to your diet.
18 minutes | 5 months ago
Hit Me with Your Best Shot: Are Americans ready to roll up their sleeves for a COVID-19 vaccine?
When will most people have a realistic shot at getting their first doses of a COVID-19 vaccine? And will Americans trust the science behind a fast-tracked process to get them to market as soon as possible to end a public health crisis? Health economist Charles Stoecker, a vaccine policy expert at Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, talks about the five leading COVID-19 vaccines and answers questions about what the rollout will look like — and whether the end of the pandemic is in sight.
17 minutes | 5 months ago
Climate Change: Resilience Is Not Enough
Wildfires in the west, a very active hurricane season, and repeated flooding from sea level rise: climate change has recently made significant headlines in an already unprecedented year. Jesse Keenan, a leading scholar on climate change and the built environment with Tulane’s School of Architecture, discusses how climate change impacts our lives and the importance of adaptation.
20 minutes | 6 months ago
Talkin’ Turkey with an Epidemiologist
Is it safe to bring friends and family together for the holidays in a pandemic? Epidemiologist Susan Hassig answers COVID-19 safety questions about how to plan for Thanksgiving, what to consider for travel and holiday gatherings and whether this should be the year for Zoom celebrations. Read more from Dr. Hassig about winter and managing COVID-19 risks.
11 minutes | 6 months ago
Special Edition: Election Law & The Presidential Race
Several states are still counting ballots and the results will determine who leads the U.S. for the next four years. Tulane constitutional law expert Stephen Griffin explains what is happening now and how the 2020 race could change future elections.
18 minutes | 6 months ago
No Rest for the Weary: 2020 Insomnia is Real
How much is anxiety impacting our sleep habits and what can we do to combat those endless sleepless nights? Tonya Hansel in the Tulane School of Social Work gives tips for incorporating healthy sleep habits into our bedtime routine. For more information on healthy habits, check out these self-care resources.
15 minutes | 7 months ago
Kids, COVID and Halloween
Pediatrician and child and adolescent psychiatrist Dr. Lauren Teverbaugh discusses why celebrating milestones like Halloween are still important, how to talk to your family about celebrating safely and brainstorming new traditions during COVID. To learn more about Dr. Teverbaugh’s work, visit: https://news.tulane.edu/pr/tulane-child-psychiatrist-named-robert-wood-johnson-clinical-scholar
22 minutes | 7 months ago
Pandemic Pivot: How to make big changes when the world shifts
Julia Lang is the associate director of career education and life design at the Phyllis M. Taylor Center for Social Innovation and Design Thinking at Tulane. Her class “Taylor Your Life” helps students learn how to plan a fulfilling life and career. The same principles in her course are in “(Re) Designing Your Life in a post COVID-19 world,” her step-by-step guide to making big decisions in uncertain times. Click here to read her guide, which includes the worksheets she mentions in the podcast. To learn more about her life design class, visit: https://taylor.tulane.edu/life-design/.
18 minutes | 7 months ago
What are conspiracy theories? Who buys into them? In confusing times like a global pandemic are we more susceptible and willing to believe in them? A discussion with Geoff Dancy, associate professor of political science at Tulane who teaches a course about conspiracy theories, answers questions about how we process information and why people are willing to believe.
15 minutes | 7 months ago
Is COVID-19 Immunity Possible?
Researchers are discovering that COVID-19 antibodies can vanish in as little as two months after infection. What does that mean for those who’ve recovered and efforts to find a vaccine? A discussion with virologist Bob Garry and immunologist James McLachlan about what we’ve learned about antibodies and why the innate immune system may be more important in fighting off the virus than first realized.
1 minutes | 7 months ago
Introducing On Good Authority
In this podcast, we’ll take you into the minds of Tulane experts. From climate change to coronavirus—we’ll check in with a good authority on the subject. What’s the latest on Covid-19? We’ll check in with Tulane scientist who are researching it. Has your whole life been overhauled? Our expert in design thinking has a checklist to navigate big changes. These are just a few of the fresh topics we’re planning. From researchers in the field to scientists working in our labs, On Good Authority connects you to a world of expertise at Tulane University.
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