Featured This Month
In this candid and heartwarming interview, Tam O'Shaughnessy, the life partner of the late astronaut Sally Ride, describes her long relationship with the first American woman in space. From their days on the teen tennis circuit in California through Sally's historic flights on the Space Shuttle Challenger to their parallel academic careers and later, founding their own company, Tam tells how their deep friendship blossomed over time into a romance that ended with Sally's death from cancer in 2012. As the Executive Director of Sally Ride Science@UC San Diego, Tam continues to inspire girls to embrace STEM, and shares her profound pride as the sponsor of the newly commissioned R/V Sally Ride, the first Naval academic research vessel ever named for a woman, now operated by the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego.
How did Zionist immigrants to early 20th century Palestine conceive of their new Arab neighbors, and how did the Arab natives make sense of the Jews arriving on Palestine's shores? Drawing on his book Defining Neighbors: Religion, Race, and the Early Zionist-Arab Encounter, Jonathan Marc Gribetz argues that this fateful encounter was initially imagined very differently from the way it ultimately developed. The Late Ottoman period in Palestine was no utopia, but exploring this moment reveals that today's hardened dividing lines are far from timeless; they have a fascinating history. Recorded on 11/06/2016.
The documentary Free CeCe confronts the culture of violence surrounding transwomen of color. Director Jacqueline (Jac) Gares and Documentary Subject CeCe McDonald discuss the process of making the film with Lal Zimman, UCSB Department of Linguistics. Recorded on 05/10/2017.
Events at Standing Rock from April 2016 to February 2017 altered the media landscape. To discuss that aspect of the opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline are some of the organizers of the opposition and indigenous media makers. Panelists: John Bigelow, Paula Antoine, and Myron Dewey. Moderator: Todd Darling. Recorded on 05/19/2017.