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Evan Friss (James Madison University)
In the late nineteenth century, Americans caught bicycle fever. Evan Friss is the author of The Cycling City, about the 1890s when American cities were home to more cyclists than anywhere else in the world.
An Animated Life
“Tuck” Tucker (Longwood University)
Veteran animator “Tuck” Tucker talks about illustrating many of the most popular cartoons in recent times, including Spongebob Squarepants, Hey Arnold!, The Ren and Stimpy Show, and The Simpsons.
College Sports and Academic Sanctions
Carray Banks (Norfolk State University)
The NCAA has doled out more academic sanctions to historically black colleges and universities than to other institutions. Carray Banks hopes to make college sports more equitable.
The Disappearing Lake
Skip Watts and George Stephenson (Radford University)
There’s a scene in the 1987 film Dirty Dancing when a dance instructor lifts his young student in a beautiful lake at sunset. Today, that lake is disappearing and Skip Watts and George Stephenson are studying why.
Planning for Sea Rise
Ray Toll (Old Dominion University)
Virginia’s shoreline is expecting a sea level rise of as much as three feet or more by 2060. Ray Toll is leading a comprehensive local response to the flooding that will be used as a model for the rest of the nation.
Behind the Big Game Reserves
Stephen Macekura (Indiana University)
The earliest environmentalists weren’t tree-huggers – they were hunters and colonialists. Historian Stephen Macekura traces how African conservation has been closely tied with colonialism and development.
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Carray Banks made great points in their segment. I agree that large institutions like Penn State who have the ability to allocate resources for their Morgan Academic Support Center for Student Athletes have an advantage. As a Penn State alum I was happy to hear Jack Ham and Rosey Grier names mentioned. But as a Pittsburgh Steelers fan as well, I could easily identify that Jack Lambert did not attend Penn State. So a shout out to Kent State where Mr Lambert did attend!