Podcasts

  • Local Government Fiscal Health

    Thomas Ivacko, Interim Director of CLOSUP, and Debra Horner, CLOSUP Project Manager, joined the Wolverine Caucus on Tuesday, Feb. 25 to discuss the long-term fundamental trends identified in the Michigan Public Policy Survey, along with local leaders’ concerns about the future.

  • Poverty Solutions launches stimulus check website

    U-M Poverty Solutions wants to make sure Michiganders receive their stimulus payments as soon as possible, so they’ve created the Coronavirus Stimulus Payment website. In this episode of Michigan Minds, H. Luke Shaefer, director of Poverty Solutions and the Hermann and Amalie Kohn Professor of Social Justice and Social Policy, shares some of the important information on the new site.

  • Organ Donation Policy

    Each year in the United States, about 7,500 people die while waiting for organ transplants— and that number is expected to increase in coming years as demographics shift. In this episode of Michigan Minds, Neehar Parikh, a transplant hepatologist and assistant professor at Michigan Medicine, discusses organ donation policy in America.

  • Michigan Minds: Increasing Student Civic Engagement

    The University of Michigan’s Edward Ginsberg Center for Community Service and Learning is committed to equipping students, faculty, and staff across campus with the knowledge, skills, and commitment to socially responsible civic engagement. In this episode of Michigan Minds, Mary Jo Callan, Director of the Ginsberg Center, discusses the importance of promoting civic education on college campuses and beyond.

  • Michigan Minds: Child and Family Public Policy

    Joseph P. Ryan, PhD, Professor of Social Work and Co-Director of the Child and Adolescent Data Lab (CADL), joined the Wolverine Caucus on Jan. 28 to discuss how using data to drive policy can improve outcomes for vulnerable children, adolescents, and their families. The Wolverine Caucus is a forum held in the state capital where alumni, policymakers, and the public can hear from University of Michigan faculty experts and engage in an enlightening discussions on topics that impact society.

  • One Minute for Your Mind

    While mental health is discussed more in the media today, there is still stigma around it — particularly in the black community. In this episode of Michigan Minds, University of Michigan assistant professor Riana Elyse Anderson, PhD, discusses how a video series is helping to reduce that stigma. 

  • Michigan Minds: Organ Donation Policy

    Each year in the United States, about 7,500 people die while waiting for organ transplants— and that number is expected to increase in coming years as demographics shift. In this episode of Michigan Minds, Neehar Parikh, a transplant hepatologist and assistant professor at Michigan Medicine, discusses organ donation policy in America.

  • Michigan Minds: U-M history professor on US Iranian relations

    Recent events have brought up many questions about the relations between Iran and the United States. Juan Cole, PhD, Richard P. Mitchell Collegiate Professor of History at the University of Michigan College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, studies the history and ongoing politics in the Middle East. In this episode of Michigan Minds, Cole explains the relationship between the US and Iran over the past few decades and the possible implications of the current turmoil.

  • Michigan Minds: Pets and Chronic Pain Management

    Can pets help with pain? Researchers at the University of Michigan say “Probably.” A recent study showed that there are a number of ways older adults with chronic pain perceive that their pets are helpful to managing pain.

  • Michigan Minds: ZEUS laser

    The University of Michigan will soon be home to the most powerful laser in the United States. ZEUS, a three-petawatt system that will be built at U-M, is funded with $16 million from the National Science Foundation. “It’ll be the highest power laser in the United States and one of a new generation of lasers around the world,” said Karl Krushelnick, director of the Gérard Mourou Center for Ultrafast Optical Science at U-M, in this episode of Michigan Minds.