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Should College Athletes Be Paid?

February 6, 2020

College athletics is a $14 billion dollar-industry, but student athletes have never been paid. Now, California says that should change. How the state's Fair Pay to Play Act could remake college athletics across the country.   Guests: Liam McMahon, Ma...

January Update

January 31, 2020

The major climate disaster burning through Australia. Macalester’s new sustainability coordinator. And, what you can expect from the podcast this semester. This is a new series from the Groveland team: Five minutes every month abo...

December Update

December 13, 2019

A federal judge rules to uphold affirmative action. The Board of Trustees vote to rename Neill Hall. And how The Mac Weekly’s reporting this semester shows the power of local news. This is the first episode of our new series: Fi...

Climate Change, Part 3: What You Can Do

December 6, 2019

We all play a part in contributing to climate change, and we can all play a part in stopping it. The big question is how. Today, two perspectives on the best way to fight climate change. This is part three of our series on th...

Climate Change, Part 2: What We Talk About When We Talk About the Environment

November 22, 2019

A lot of people think about climate change as a universal issue. But it's also a civil rights issue—and that's something the mainstream environmental movement is starting to recognize. This is part two of our series on the cl...

How Renaming Failed at the University of Minnesota

October 31, 2019

A white supremacist former president. A building named after him. The question of whether or not to keep that name. This is the story of Neill Hall here at Macalester. But it’s also the story of Coffman Memorial Union, just a...

Climate Change, Part 1: What You Need to Know

September 27, 2019

Hundreds of demonstrations around the world led by students. Days later, an urgent UN summit in New York. Both with one focus. This is part one of three episodes on the climate emergency: What you need to know about the current st...

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