Current Issues and Politics

2018 Obermann conversation Photographing the Latina/o Experience in Iowa - Social Activism, Research, and Policy

Recorded November 7, 2018


Jeremy Swanston, Gerta Bardhoshi, Miriam Alarcon Avila, two University of Iowa scholars who have used PhotoVoice, a community-based participatory research...

Current Issues and Politics Obermann Conversations

Obermann Conversations Program: The U.S. / Mexico Border in Context.

Recorded by December 6, 2018


Lina-Maria Murillo, Rene Rocha, Kristy Nabhan-Warren, Yolanda Rivera 

Obermann Conversation about the current situation at the U.S. / Mexico...

Current Issues and Politics Obermann Conversations

2018 Obermann Conversation: Gerrymandering and Voter Rights

Recorded Oct. 25, 2018

How is voting restricted in our country in lawful ways? Political scientist Tracy Osborn, grassroots organizer Sharon Lake, and Andrew Bribriesco—president and legal...

Current Issues and Politics Obermann Conversations

2018 Witching Hour - How Capitalism Is Designed to Kill (Most of) You

Recorded Oct. 13, 2018

Shawn Sebastian, co-director of the Fed Up Campaign and an attorney at the Center for Popular Democracy, explores how institutionalized racism, decline of...

Current Issues and Politics Witching Hour

2018 Witching Hour Festival - Whose Dreams Are These?

Recorded Oct. 12, 2018

Big Ears Festival managing director Carissa Stolting, former Hancher executive director Wally Chappell, and Flyover and Middle of Nowhere founder Simeon Talley...

Current Issues and Politics Witching Hour

DNA Interest Group: Predicting your traits

Recorded September 25, 2018


In the past decade there has been an explosion of studies surveying genetic risk for thousands of traits and diseases. These studies allow users of...

Current Issues and Politics DNA Interest Group

DNA Interest Group: Inclusion Improves Medical Genetics

Genetic data have revolutionized how we diagnose medical conditions; however, as more companies like 23andMe offer reports on personal health and disease it is important to recognize their...

Current Issues and Politics DNA Interest Group

Cutting Your Cable

Jen Eilers from Adult Services discusses the pros and cons of cutting your cable, and what alternative options are available to replace your cable.

Recorded on August 18, 2018 at the Iowa...

Current Issues and Politics

Geodes! Iowa's Mysterious State Rock

Ray Anderson and Marv Houg from the Cedar Valley Rocks and Minerals Society share the secrets of this most mysterious of rocks.

This program is part of ICPL's 2018 Adult Summer Reading...

Current Issues and Politics

DNA Interest Group: DNA - Your partner in crime?

Eric Tvedte, graduate assistant at the UI Department of Biology, discusses the history of genetic testing in criminal cases, and how DNA and genealogical data can be combined to crack cold cases (...

Current Issues and Politics