Episodes

Episode 44

May 11, 2022 - 20

How businesses can push back effectively against ‘fake news’

In an era of clickbait headlines and “deep fakes,” any company can quickly be victimized by a wrong, even malicious story or social media post. Ron Culp and Matt Ragas of DePaul's Public Relations and Advertising program join the podcast to discuss ways that businesses can protect their reputations without getting into mudslinging.

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Episode 43

April 26, 2022 - 12

Doug Bruno on Title IX’s 50-year impact on women’s sports

The women’s basketball coach talks with DePaul Download about how Title IX, the federal civil rights law that removed barriers for women in education, has improved women’s athletics.

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Episode 42

April 8, 2022 - 24

DePaul Law strengthens the pipeline to law school and the legal profession

On April 7, the U.S. Senate confirmed the first African American woman on the U.S. Supreme Court. This, however, isn’t the only legal arena where historically underrepresented groups are struggling to break through. Dean Jennifer Rosato Perea discusses how the College of Law is addressing these systemic challenges by strengthening the pipeline for underrepresented students into law school and the legal profession itself.

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Episode 41

March 8, 2022 - 20

Why the "Harry Potter" fandom endures

A DePaul study abroad trip is returning to explore places in the United Kingdom that inspired scenes in the “Harry Potter” series.

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Episode 40

February 22, 2022 - 23

‘Completing the narrative’: Training the next generation of journalists to cover diverse communities

Reducing gun violence in Chicago’s Austin neighborhood, coping with the trauma of incarceration by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and building a hospitality worker unionization movement – these are the stories young and early-career journalists are sharing on the Change Agents podcast. Award-winning producer and Diversity Faculty Fellow in DePaul’s Center for Communication Engagement Judith McCray leads the project, which pairs journalists with activists from the communities they’re covering. McCray joins the podcast to talk about this reporting technique, training reporters to build relationships and trust, and the evolving discussion of objectivity in journalism.

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Episode 39

February 8, 2022 - 17

How the pandemic expanded access to global learning opportunities

One DePaul student assisted a Spanish film company in producing a documentary about the pandemic. Another helped an Irish nonprofit analyze social and emotional support needs for the refugees they serve. They did this— without having to fly around the world— through the international global internship program. GianMario Besana, associate provost for global engagement, joins DePaul Download to discuss how new programs born out of expediency during the pandemic have expanded access and transformed global learning opportunities.

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Episode 38

January 25, 2022 - 16

Sports Marketing 101: What we can learn from the upcoming Olympics and Super Bowl

The Super Bowl is happening right in the middle of the winter Olympic games. While the pandemic has helped change watching habits, sports are still one of the reasons we watch live TV. Andy Clark, the director of the Sports Business Program at DePaul, joins the podcast to discuss these events, what they tell us about the power of sports, and the lessons they hold for business students.

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Episode 37

January 11, 2022 - 16

Helping Women-Led Businesses Thrive in a Pandemic-Strained Economy

While businesses across Chicago and the country closed their doors due to the challenges of the pandemic, all the ventures the Women in Entrepreneurship Institute supports have continued to thrive. DePaul Download talks with WEI Director Abigail Ingram and WEI Board Chair Joan Hannant about the success of the institute and navigating the current economic climate. LISTEN.

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Episode 36

November 16, 2021 - 19

Entryway for Empathy: Exploring Personal Stories in the Courageous Dialogue Series

Hearing personal stories can create a deeper understanding of racism and systemic oppression, says DePaul professor and documentary filmmaker Chi-Jang Yin. She joins the podcast to discuss a series of videos she produced, titled the Courageous Dialogue Series, interviewing students, faculty and staff about their experiences.

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Episode 35

November 2, 2021 - 16

Behind the scenes: A look at the new Opera Hall

After being delayed by the pandemic, DePaul’s new Sasha and Eugene Jarvis Opera Hall will host its premier performance of La Calisto on November 12 and 14. DePaul Download takes you behind the scenes with Harry Silverstein, the director of the DePaul Opera Theatre and chair of musical performance in the School of Music. LISTEN.

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