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All Things Grinnell

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All Things Grinnell tells stories of Grinnell, past, present, and future. Features interviews with students, faculty, alumni, staff, community members, and visiting speakers, discussing research, campus life, and current issues of cultural, economic, social, and political significance.

All Things Grinnell tells stories of Grinnell, past, present, and future. Features interviews with students, faculty, alumni, staff, community members, and visiting speakers, discussing research, campus life, and current issues of cultural, economic, social, and political significance.

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United States

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All Things Grinnell tells stories of Grinnell, past, present, and future. Features interviews with students, faculty, alumni, staff, community members, and visiting speakers, discussing research, campus life, and current issues of cultural, economic, social, and political significance.

Language:

English

Contact:

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Episodes

Once and Future Grinnell – Ep. 9: Financial Sustainability

5/20/2021
President Anne F. Harris discusses the strategic planning principle of financial sustainability with Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations Jaci Thiede and Chief Investment Officer Jainen Thayer.

Duration:01:00:55

Once and Future Grinnell – Ep. 8: Health and Well-Being

5/13/2021
President Anne F. Harris discusses the strategic principle of health and well-being with members of the Student Health and Wellness Student Advisory Council, Molly Nelson ’21 and Kate Kwasneski ’21.

Duration:01:00:09

Once and Future Grinnell – Ep. 7: Health and Well-Being

5/6/2021
President Anne F. Harris discusses the strategic principle of health and well-being with Dean of Health and Wellness Terry Mason and Interim Vice President of Human Resources Jana Grimes.

Duration:01:00:45

Once and Future Grinnell – Ep. 6: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

5/4/2021
President Harris continues to discuss the strategic principle of diversity, equity, and inclusion with Chief Diversity Officer Schvalla R. Rivera.

Duration:01:00:55

Once and Future Grinnell – Ep. 5: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

4/22/2021
President Anne F. Harris discusses diversity, equity, and inclusion with the leadership team from the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Mark Levandoski, Marc Reed, Vrinda Varia, and Autumn Wilke.

Duration:01:00:06

Once and Future Grinnell – Ep. 4: Educational Excellence and Continuity

4/15/2021
President Anne F. Harris discusses educational excellence and continuity with Dean for Student Success and Academic Advising Joyce Stern and Student Government Association Vice President for Academic Affairs Ashton Avelin ‘22.

Duration:01:00:41

Once and Future Grinnell – Ep. 3: Educational Excellence and Continuity

4/12/2021
President Anne F. Harris talks with Dean of the College Elaine Marzluff about the strategic principle of Educational Excellence and Continuity.

Duration:01:00:05

Once and Future Grinnell – Ep. 2: Community

4/2/2021
President Anne F. Harris discusses strategic planning and the principle of community with Joe Bagnoli, VP for Enrollment, and Fernando Villatoro ’22, president of the student government association.

Duration:01:00:03

Once and Future Grinnell – Ep. 1: Community

3/26/2021
President Anne F. Harris talks with Associate Professor Caleb Elfenbein and VP of Community Engagement and Strategic Planning Monica Chavez-Silva about the community principle of strategic planning for Grinnell College.

Duration:01:00:03

The Artist's Scalpel

9/25/2020
Artist Jean-Ulrick Désert joins us for a conversation about the power and responsibility of art. How do we confront hatred in the world? Creativity is not the easiest response, but it might be necessary. Désert uses common and recognizable objects from everyday life, but presents them with a poetic twist meant to interrupt expectations—and to create space for dialogue in the place of discomfort. Is he changing the world with his art? He wouldn't go that far, but he might be planting...

Duration:00:42:19

Music: Dartanyan Brown's Perfect Sport

9/10/2020
Dartanyan Brown has been on a quest "to find sounds and vibrations that are healing to people or motivating to people." In liberal arts fashion, that quest has meandered with Dartanyan through careers in journalism, music, technology, and education. Listen to this conversation with the Iowa Rock n' Roll, Blues, and Jazz Hall of Famer for some musical healing and inspiration. In April 2019, he graced Grinnellians with his first performance in Iowa in 40 years.

Duration:00:47:55

Just Food for a Just World

8/26/2020
There has never been a fair, just, or healthy food system in the United States of America. So how do we get there? LaDonna Redmond starts off the third season of the podcast with a long overdue episode on the connection between food and racial justice. From the beginning, the United States of America has relied on exploitative labor practices (and the consequent creation of a racial caste system) to produce food and other agricultural products. A national leader in food activism, Redmond...

Duration:00:29:32

Either/Or

4/24/2020
Alex Reich ‘11 joins us to discuss his time at Grinnell, his Watson Fellowship journey, and the dangers of black and white thinking, especially in relation to our global food systems. As a student at Grinnell, Reich majored in biology, helped start EcoHouse, ran cross country and track, and even starred in one of the most popular Titular Head films. After graduating he spent a year in the Arctic on a Watson Fellowship, learning about how Arctic indigenous peoples were adapting to climate...

Duration:00:47:39

Martha Graham Cracker: A Different Kind of Drag

4/9/2020
Dito Van Reigersberg visited Grinnell to perform his heralded Martha Graham Cracker Cabaret drag show. On this episode, Ben Binversie '17 talks with Dito about his hairy-chested drag persona and how she challenges him and the audience to grow and explore. Dito found a home in the performance space, embracing its radical possibilities to push us outside our comfort zones and express emotions and thoughts in a way that transcends the normal rhythms of daily life. Dito and Martha encourage us...

Duration:00:47:16

Pink Neighbor

3/27/2020
There's a party, and everyone's invited! We launch into the universe of Pink Neighbor with Erik Jarvis '12 and Katie In '13, two Grinnell alums who came back to live in Grinnell after graduation and become a staple of the creative community here in town. Together they form the band Pink Neighbor, and they both have solo projects and pursue other artistic endeavors. On this episode, they share their musical journeys, the ethos behind their creative projects, and why they decided to make...

Duration:01:03:40

Written in Stone: Toni Morrison

3/5/2020
This episode is dedicated to the late Nobel laureate and Pulitzer Prize-winning author, editor, and teacher, Toni Morrison. Ben Binversie '17 talks with Shanna Benjamin, Johanna Giebelhaus '96, and President Raynard S. Kington about the legacy of Morrison, whose name will be the first in a new series of names to be engraved on the walls of the new Humanities and Social Studies Center. Kington and Benjamin discuss the radical importance of Morrison in amplifying black women's voices and...

Duration:00:57:24

Dealing Hope

2/20/2020
Hasan Davis shares his story of becoming a "hope dealer," overcoming challenging circumstances, learning disabilities, and numerous setbacks to find his path. Along the way, various people inspired him to see a version of himself that he could not, and now he brings that message of hope to people, especially youth, through work in schools and the criminal justice system. Davis wields the power of stories to engage in difficult discussions about the history of slavery and racism in this...

Duration:01:07:10

Marching for Climate Action

1/31/2020
We talk with with Ed Fallon, former Iowa legislator and founder of Bold Iowa, about marching for climate action and creating awareness of the climate crisis in the presidential primaries. After spending over a decade in the Iowa House of Representatives, he organized and participated in marches across the country for climate action, and founded Bold Iowa to oppose the Dakota Access Pipeline. Being in Iowa during caucus season, Fallon sees an opportunity and responsibility to elevate...

Duration:00:23:21

Voting Rights: Devil in the Details

1/16/2020
Doug Hess '91, assistant professor of political science, has researched the National Voter Registration Act basically since it was passed by Congress in 1993. The law was intended to advance voting rights by requiring states to incorporate registration opportunities into the application process for a motor vehicle license and many types of public assistance. States were supposed to implement the law by 1995, but as we enter 2020, many aspects of the policy have stalled or been neglected....

Duration:00:42:18

The Spaces in Between

12/19/2019
On this episode, we talk with Anya Grundmann '89, the vice president of programming and audience development at National Public Radio. Once upon a time, she was a wide-eyed Grinnell College student, exploring her passion for music and throwing herself into the wide-ranging learning experiences of the liberal arts. The same spirit of exploration which informs so much of the NPR ethos can also be traced back to her time at Grinnell. From Grinnell to the world of public radio, and back, we also...

Duration:00:49:46