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Introducing Pomona College Sagecast: In Season 1 of our podcast, we’re talking with Pomona College faculty members about how they came to study what they study, teach what they teach and love the field they love. Recorded in the studios of KSPC, Pomona’s FM (88.7) radio station, this weekly podcast offers our extended community a chance to listen in on vibrant intellectual conversations—whether on the train, in the car, at the gym or at home. Join us for the podcast each week for a new conversation with one of Pomona’s exceptional teacher-scholars.

Introducing Pomona College Sagecast: In Season 1 of our podcast, we’re talking with Pomona College faculty members about how they came to study what they study, teach what they teach and love the field they love. Recorded in the studios of KSPC, Pomona’s FM (88.7) radio station, this weekly podcast offers our extended community a chance to listen in on vibrant intellectual conversations—whether on the train, in the car, at the gym or at home. Join us for the podcast each week for a new conversation with one of Pomona’s exceptional teacher-scholars.
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Introducing Pomona College Sagecast: In Season 1 of our podcast, we’re talking with Pomona College faculty members about how they came to study what they study, teach what they teach and love the field they love. Recorded in the studios of KSPC, Pomona’s FM (88.7) radio station, this weekly podcast offers our extended community a chance to listen in on vibrant intellectual conversations—whether on the train, in the car, at the gym or at home. Join us for the podcast each week for a new conversation with one of Pomona’s exceptional teacher-scholars.

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Episodes

PAYS with Danny Ta '22 and Ezequiel Estrada '20

7/24/2019
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The Pomona College Academy for Youth Success (PAYS) program has been a Pomona College staple for over 15 years. The summer program enrolls up to 90 local high school students (30 rising sophomores, 30 rising juniors, & 30 rising seniors) and seeks to support them in preparing for admission to selective and highly selective colleges and universities. We select a new class of 30 ninth graders (rising sophomores) every May. PAYS participants engage in a thought-provoking combination of...

Duration:00:54:48

Summer Undergraduate Research Projects with Ian Poveda '21 and Pauline Bekkers '21

7/10/2019
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Rising Juniors Ian Poveda '21 and Pauline Bekkers '21 join us to talk about their experience doing research on campus through the SURP program. Hosted by: Mark Wood and Patty Vest Audio Engineering by: Erica Tyron/KSPC Produced by: Jeff Hing Transcripts: https://www.pomona.edu/sagecast/transcripts

Duration:00:58:58

A Cappella Groups with Spencer Louie '19 and Lindsay Chu '21

6/26/2019
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Spencer Louie '19 and Lindsay Chu '21 join us to talk about the long standing Pomona College tradition of a cappella groups. Hosted by: Mark Wood and Patty Vest Audio Engineering by: Erica Tyron/KSPC Produced by: Jeff Hing Transcripts: https://www.pomona.edu/sagecast/transcripts

Duration:00:57:26

The Value of Gap Years with Danny DeBare '22 and Sophie Schnell '22

6/12/2019
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Rising Sophomores Danny DeBare '22 and Sophie Schnell '22 join us to talk about their experiences with taking gap years before enrolling at Pomona College. A rising trend amongst high school graduates, Danny and Sophie talk about the benefits and challenges of taking a year off of school to work, volunteer, travel, or take part in some intensive experience between high school and college. Hosted by: Mark Wood and Patty Vest Audio Engineering by: Erica Tyron/KSPC Produced by: Jeff...

Duration:00:56:24

From the Marines and Army to Pomona with Jordan Petersen ’19 and Travis Werling ’21

5/29/2019
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Veterans Jordan Petersen and Travis Werling share how their military service as a linguist and musician respectively shaped their lives and their experience as non-traditional students at Pomona. Hosted by: Mark Wood and Patty Vest Audio Engineering by: Erica Tyron/KSPC Produced by: Jeff Hing Transcripts: https://www.pomona.edu/sagecast/transcripts

Duration:01:21:26

The Psychology and Biology of Stress Response with Professor Nicole Weekes

5/1/2019
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Professor of Neuroscience and Psychology Nicole Weekes has always been interested in the brain and how we can experience similar things, yet react differently. In this episode, she shares how one eye-opening class in college shifted her plans away from becoming a psychotherapist and led her to career in academia. Hosted by: Mark Wood and Patty Vest Audio Engineering by: Erica Tyron/KSPC Produced by: Jeff Hing Edited by: Jeremy Snyder '19 Transcripts:...

Duration:01:02:18

From Classical Music to the Toy Piano with Professor Genevieve Lee

4/24/2019
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Grammy-nominated pianist and Professor of Music Genevieve Lee is a versatile performer who has been teaching at Pomona since 1994. In this episode, she traces back her beginnings in classical music and shares about her discovery of new music and instruments such as the toy piano. Hosted by: Mark Wood and Patty Vest Audio Engineering by: Erica Tyron/KSPC Produced by: Jeff Hing Edited by: Jeremy Snyder '19 Transcripts: https://www.pomona.edu/sagecast/transcripts

Duration:00:49:35

The Artist Behind the Industrial Engineer With Professor Sandeep Mukherjee

4/17/2019
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The Los Angeles-based artist, Sandeep Mukherjee, draws from his background in the sciences and his roots in Pune, India, to inspire his technique, choice of materials and process. In this episode, the Guggenheim Fellowship recipient shares about his journey from engineering to art and reflects upon how his work and career have evolved. Hosted by: Mark Wood and Patty Vest Audio Engineering by: Erica Tyron/KSPC Produced by: Jeff Hing Edited by: Jeremy Snyder '19 Transcripts:...

Duration:00:39:18

Intervention and Prevention of Addictive Behaviors in Ethnic Minorities with Professor Guadalupe Bacio

4/10/2019
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A clinical psychologist and a researcher, Professor Guadalupe Bacio aims to understand the patterns and consequences of alcohol and drug use in immigrant adolescents. In this episode, she discusses her path into academia as a first-generation college student and her drive to address health disparities among ethnic minority youth. Hosted by: Mark Wood and Patty Vest Audio Engineering by: Erica Tyron/KSPC Produced by: Jeff Hing Edited by: Jeremy Snyder '19 Transcripts:...

Duration:00:54:09

The Politics of Dance with Professor Tony Shay

4/3/2019
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Who else but Professor of Theatre and Dance Anthony Shay can say their career was launched by a personal invitation from the Shah of Iran? The creator of more than 200 choreographies, Shay studies the music and dance of the Middle East and Eastern Europe. In this episode, he discusses the political and cultural power of dance. Hosted by: Mark Wood and Patty Vest Audio Engineering by: Erica Tyron/KSPC Produced by: Jeff Hing Edited by: Jeremy Snyder '19 Transcripts:...

Duration:01:16:08

The Humanistic Side of Mathematics with Professor Gizem Karaali

3/27/2019
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As a mathematician, Associate Professor of Mathematics Gizem Karaali strives to bridge the perceived gap between math and the humanities. In this episode, she discusses her experience teaching provocative first-year seminars at Pomona and shares her thoughts about how math education could be improved. Hosted by: Mark Wood and Patty Vest Audio Engineering by: Erica Tyron/KSPC Produced by: Jeff Hing Edited by: Jeremy Snyder '19 Transcripts: https://www.pomona.edu/sagecast/transcripts

Duration:01:04:41

Health Equity, Technology and Environmental Justice with Professor Guillermo Douglass-Jaimes

3/20/2019
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Growing up in a polluted neighborhood of Los Angeles, Assistant Professor of Environmental Analysis Guillermo Douglass-Jaimes was inspired to study the environmental determinants of health in urban areas. In this episode, he discusses his winding path to academia, environmental inequities in Brazil and the U.S. and how they impact the health of urban residents. Hosted by: Mark Wood and Patty Vest Audio Engineering by: Erica Tyron/KSPC Produced by: Jeff Hing Edited by: Jeremy Snyder...

Duration:01:08:14

Rock ’n’ Roll and James Joyce with English Professor Kevin Dettmar

3/13/2019
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What does Irish modernism have in common with pop music? Not much, according to English Professor Kevin Dettmar, except for his own fascination with both. In this episode of Sagecast, Dettmar discusses such questions as why rock ’n’ roll has been declared dead so many times over the years and how readers should approach James Joyce’s challenging masterpiece, Ulysses. Hosted by: Mark Wood and Patty Vest Audio Engineering by: Erica Tyron/KSPC Produced by: Jeff Hing Edited by: Jeremy Snyder...

Duration:01:02:35

From the Classics to Manga with Japanese Professor Lynne Miyake

3/6/2019
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Professor of Japanese Lynne Miyake discusses her wide-ranging interests in Japanese literature and culture, spanning more than 1,000 years from the classical Tale of Genji to its modern translation into Manga, the graphic novels that have become ubiquitous in Japanese culture. Hosted by: Mark Wood and Patty Vest Audio Engineering by: Erica Tyron/KSPC Produced by: Jeff Hing Edited by: Jeremy Snyder '19 Transcripts: https://www.pomona.edu/sagecast/transcripts

Duration:01:11:16

Immigration, Citizenship and Brexit with Professor Erica Dobbs

2/27/2019
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Assistant Professor of Politics Erica Dobbs studies political involvement and access to social protections among immigrant communities. In this podcast, she discusses a range of timely topics, from the ways in which political representation and social protections are being redefined in a globalized world to the key role of Ireland in Britain’s ongoing Brexit crisis. Hosted by: Mark Wood and Patty Vest Audio Engineering by: Erica Tyron/KSPC Produced by: Jeff Hing Edited by: Jeremy Snyder...

Duration:01:13:28

Oil, Immigration and Latin America with Professor Miguel Tinker Salas

2/20/2019
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As a native of Venezuela and a student of Mexican politics, Professor of History and Chicano and Latino Studies Miguel Tinker Salas brings both a wealth of personal experience and a depth of scholarly expertise to the political and social issues facing Latin America today, including such questions as: How did oil-rich Venezuela become an economic basket case, with inflation topping a million percent? And what should we expect from Mexico’s new political leadership? Hosted by: Mark Wood and...

Duration:01:01:42

Language and Identity with Professor Nicole Holliday

2/12/2019
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How does language shape our identity and our perception of others? Join us for a conversation with Linguistics Professor Nicole Holliday about this topic and others, including her own journey into the world of language, linguistic discrimination in our criminal justice system, the role of citizen linguists and the “code-switching” of former President Barack Obama. Hosted by: Mark Wood and Patty Vest Audio Engineering by: Erica Tyron/KSPC Produced by Jeff Hing Edited by: Jeremy Snyder...

Duration:00:52:18