Hear from some of the inspiring individuals who are shaping the field of preservation in the United States. Learn about their preservation philosophies, inspiration, and accomplishments. Episodes will touch on advocacy, laws and regulations, preservation planning, intangible aspects of historic preservation stewardship, and more. Explore why preservation matters to our podcast guests, how it can make a difference in improving the future quality of life for people in communities around the country, and what links preservation to this year's history in the making—from the pandemic to protests on social inequality and racism. This first Preservation Profiles series celebrates the National Preservation Institute's 40th anniversary as a training program in historic preservation and cultural resource management. It is hosted by Jane I. Seiter, Ph.D., and produced by Hannah Hethmon for Better Lemon Creative Audio.
DEMOCRACY IN DANGER
All over the world, liberal democracy is getting turned upside-down. Autocratic leaders are using populist appeals, the partisan media, and the power of their offices to short-circuit deliberation and consensus. They are flouting the rule of law, unleashing the police and the military on their own people, suppressing dissent, and adopting openly hostile strategies to suppress voting rights and hinder fair elections. Racism, nativism and new technologies are combining to polarize citizens and promote extremist politics. And here in the United States, in 2020 — amid a pandemic, an economic crisis and a historic election year — many of these same trends are increasingly on display. Democracy in Danger, from the University of Virginia’s Deliberative Media Lab, takes on this global context, exploring what this illiberal turn means and what can be done about it. Can we save democracy — and make it work better? Join hosts Will Hitchcock and Siva Vaidhyanathan as they talk to leading scholars, writers and thinkers about the most pressing challenges facing government of, by and for the people and consider the historical trajectories that produced them. Each week Siva and Will address a different topic, from populism and xenophobia to the dark web and the role of social media in the democratic process. The series runs from July 2020 through the election cycle and beyond. New episodes post on Tuesdays. Subscribe to the show wherever you get your podcasts and tweet us your thoughts @UVAMediaLab.
THE HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDER
Democracy and the rule of law are coming under growing strain , while those who stand up to abuses of power and human rights violations face intimidations and physical attacks. Governments shamelessly mobilise institutions, state-controlled media, as well as organised right-wing groups, to silence and suppress their struggle for freedom. Against the odds, Human Rights Defenders continue their fight and this podcast series aims to relay their voices to the wider world. From activists to academics, independent journalists and human rights lawyers, we’ll hear about their experiences of defending our fundamental rights from the frontlines. Why they committed their lives to their cause; what have been the main obstacles in their journey; what support should be provided to victims; how to effectively monitor and communicate violations, as well as a general outlook on the human rights situation in their region, are some of the many topics we will cover with guests.
COMMON SENSE HISTORY
History can give us clear answers to specific questions we have today, if we would only look. From the Roman Republic to the Viking expansion to the Irish Famine and more, join historian John Leazer as he sets off on an enjoyable trek through our colorful past to search for common sense insights to modern day problems.
SURF STORIES BY FLORIDA SURF FILM FESTIVAL
In both Q and A and narrative format, we will hear stories from local surfers, filmmakers from around the world, and inspiring and/or charismatic folks who have a story to share. John Brooks and Kevin Miller will host in-person and Zoom-recorded chats.