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Welcome to "Beyond Your News Feed: Understanding Contemporary Politics" a new podcast sponsored by the Providence College Political Science Department. Host William Hudson, Political Science Department Chair, and colleagues will provide expert analysis of current political events and issues, delving more deeply into their causes and consequences than can be found in typical media sources.

Welcome to "Beyond Your News Feed: Understanding Contemporary Politics" a new podcast sponsored by the Providence College Political Science Department. Host William Hudson, Political Science Department Chair, and colleagues will provide expert analysis of current political events and issues, delving more deeply into their causes and consequences than can be found in typical media sources.
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Welcome to "Beyond Your News Feed: Understanding Contemporary Politics" a new podcast sponsored by the Providence College Political Science Department. Host William Hudson, Political Science Department Chair, and colleagues will provide expert analysis of current political events and issues, delving more deeply into their causes and consequences than can be found in typical media sources.

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English


Episodes

The Supreme Court: A Review of last year’s term and preview of the coming year

9/12/2019
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In this episode, PC political science professor, Paul Herron, provides a review of the key Supreme Court cases decided in the 2018-2019 term, including important ones about the Census and partisan gerrymandering. He also discusses what to expect this year.

Duration:00:56:55

Understanding Recent Israeli Elections

5/4/2019
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We unpack with PC Professor Ruth Ben-Artzi why and how Benjamin Netanyahu won the recent Israeli election and his victory’s implications for Israel and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Duration:00:52:57

Turkish Politics Today in the Erdogan Era

4/6/2019
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Professor Gizem Zencirci of the PC political science department joins us to analyze Turkish politics today and the rise of President Recep Erdogan and his Justice and Development party. We examine tensions between secularism and Islam in Turkey’s past and present, Erdogan’s conflict with the Gulenist movement and its connection to the 2016 aborted coup, the conflict with the Kurds, and Turkey’s foreign policy.

Duration:00:45:52

Chinese Politics Today

2/22/2019
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Professor Susan McCarthy of the PC political science department discusses how China has become an economic and geo-political power in today’s world. In a wide ranging discussion of economics, politics, culture, and human rights in today’s China, she notes the challenges the country faces and its current President Xi Jinping’s role in addressing them.

Duration:00:45:31

Analyzing the 2018 Midterm Elections and What Happens Now

11/20/2018
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Now that the 2018 Midterm elections are over and the votes counted, we review the results their implications. Professors Adam Myers and Matt Guardino, who provided previews of the election in earlier podcast episodes, return with their observations on the election and its impact. They discuss who won, who lost and why. Podcast host William Hudson and his two guests also have a lively conversation about the Democratic majority in the House of Representatives and how best it can build on the...

Duration:00:41:47

Media, News Coverage, and the 2018 Midterms

10/30/2018
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Dr. Matt Guardino of the Providence College political science faculty shares his insights on a variety of subjects, including the persistent importance of mainstream news media, the impact of social media on news consumers and news reporters, and the challenges journalists face today’s dynamic communications environment. A former newspaper reporter, Dr. Guardino has been on the political science faculty since 2011. The host of Beyond Your Newsfeed is Dr. Bill Hudson, the department’s chair.

Duration:00:37:59

Latino/a Voters and Candidates

10/11/2018
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This episode of Beyond Your News Feed features Dr. Anthony Affigne of the Providence College political science faculty. In an interview conducted by his colleague, Dr. William Hudson, Dr. Affigne shares information about demographics, trends, and electoral characteristics related to Latino/a voters in the United States. He discusses key Congressional races where that voter group may have a significant impact on the outcome, and several Latino/a candidates who are emerging on the national...

Duration:00:34:17

The 2018 Midterm Elections: A Preview

8/29/2018
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In the premiere episode of "Beyond Your News Feed: Understanding Contemporary Politics,” Providence College Political Science Department Chair, Dr. Bill Hudson, interviews his faculty colleague, Dr. Adam Myers. Dr. Meyers is an expert on American political parties and elections, and he shares information and insights relative to the 2018 midterm election. Topics include party control of Congress, U.S. House and Senate races, state gubernatorial elections, and the importance of local primary...

Duration:00:37:14