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February 28, 2020

Episode #50: The Partisan Professoriate with Mitchell Langbert

Peter Wood

Peter Wood and Mitchell Langbert explore recent research on the political affiliations of university professors and also the internal contradictions of John Dewey's progressive education....

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February 13, 2020

Episode #49: Affirmative Action and Disaggregated Selection with George Dent

Peter Wood

Let's face it: race will play a role in college admissions for the foreseeable future. But what is the best way for it to be a factor? Peter Wood sits down with NAS Board Member George Dent to dis...

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December 13, 2019

Episode #48: Debunking Howard Zinn with Mary Grabar

Peter Wood

A People’s History is easily one of the most common and popular history books in America, why? What makes this revisionist history so appealing? Listen in as Peter and Mary Grabar attempt to ans...

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December 6, 2019

Episode #47: Presidential Candidates On Higher Education with Rachelle Peterson

Peter Wood

Rachelle Peterson and Peter Wood discuss where the presidential candidates stand on higher education.

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November 21, 2019

Episode #46: Lincoln Redux: Race and American History with Lucas Morel

David Randall

In this episode, David Randall and political scientist Lucas Morel discuss Morel's response to the lead essay of the New York Times' 1619 Project, as well as strategies for countering the ...

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November 14, 2019

Episode #45: Seth Forman on the Middle Class

Peter Wood

Seth Forman, the managing editor of NAS’s journal Academic Questions, joins Peter W. Wood to discuss the relationship between higher education and the middle class.

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November 7, 2019

Episode #44: After Action Report on SFFA v. Harvard with Dennis Saffran

Peter Wood

Just a few weeks ago, federal district judge Allison Burroughs issued a decision in Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA) v. Harvard, ruling that Harvard was not guilty of racial discrimination and affi...

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October 31, 2019

Episode #43: Lincoln on the Golf Course

Peter Wood

In this episode, Peter Wood is joined by NAS Board of Directors member Tom Klingenstein to discuss Abraham Lincoln, multiculturalism, the liberal arts, and "the golf shot heard round the acad...

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October 30, 2019

The Vote to Abolish Racial Discrimination in Washington State

Peter Wood

In this special episode, Peter Wood is joined by Linda Yang of Washington Asians for Equality, the leading organization in the fight against Referendum 88. 

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October 25, 2019

Episode #42: From Myanmar with Love

Peter Wood

In this episode, I’m joined by Craig Klafter, a legal historian, Rector Emeritus of the American University of Myanmar, international scholar, and fellow alumnus of John Silber’s administr...

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