Prof. Don Fullerton discusses what falling crude oil prices mean for consumers as well as the global economy with News Bureau business and law editor Phil Ciciora.
How much did we really know about veterans' sacrifices when they were being made? When the casualties were coming on the battlefield? A study of war coverage over the last century shows we knew very little, says Scott Althaus, professor of political science and of communication. Althaus spoke with News Bureau social sciences editor Craig Chamberlain.
Scotland and the United Kingdom seemed bound for a breakup Sept. 18, but by a 55-45 percent vote, the Scots rejected independence. Prof. Brian Gaines has taught British politics and supervised a program that sent undergraduates to intern in the British Parliament. Gaines discussed the independence vote with News Bureau social sciences editor Craig Chamberlain.
Sept. 1 marks 75 years since Germany invaded Poland, beginning WW II, and historians still debate what caused the German people to follow the Nazis into conquest and the Holocaust. Prof. Peter Fritzsche, a historian of modern Germany, has written several books based in part on the letters and diaries of average Germans, from before and through Nazi rule and the war. He spoke with News Bureau social sciences editor Craig Chamberlain.
Anthropology Prof. Ellen Moodie spent much of the 1990s and early 2000s collecting stories of violence and crime in El Salvador’s capital city following the country’s civil war. She has continued to follow the conditions there, as well as in neighboring Guatemala and Honduras, the other primary sources of these immigrants. Moodie spoke with News Bureau social sciences editor Craig Chamberlain.