Repair, Part I

Season 2, Episode 6

Repair, Part I

What comes next? In this episode, we talk to an undergrad and grad student about their research, how institutions have perpetuated racial hierarchies, and the work that remains.

Repair, Part I • Season 2, Episode 6

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This season, we’ve spoken to experts about how institutions have perpetuated racial hierarchies. Higher education is no exception. In our final two episodes, we’re talking to students and faculty about the work that comes next. This episode features an undergraduate student whose research with the Penn and Slavery Project reveals truths about the relationship between higher education and the perpetuation of scientific racism and a graduate student whose work on bioethics and philosophy of race can offer insights on health disparities and how we might address them.

Guests

Carson Eckhard, C’21

Ian Peebles, doctoral candidate in philosophy

Host

Alex Schein

Producer

Lauren Rebecca Thacker

Editor

Alex Schein

Interviewers

Susan Ahlborn, Jane Carroll

Illustration

Adriana Bellet

Music

Theme music by Nicholas Escobar, C’18

Additional music by Blue Dot Sessions

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Beyond the COVID-19 Crisis

In March 2020, the UN Secretary General described COVID-19 as the most challenging crisis the world has seen since WWII. As the year draws to a close and the pandemic lingers on, we explore what life beyond crisis might look like.

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The worldwide scale and scope of discontinuity, loss, and uncertainty has made the year of the pandemic like no other in recent memory. How are we processing this moment, and how do we move forward? In this episode, we talk to three students, who share how the COVID crisis has reshaped their undergraduate experience at Penn and their visions for the future. We also hear from a professor of English on the parallels between the traumas of the early 20th century and our current challenges, and an expert in the science of resilience offers her thoughts on coping with crisis.

Guests

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Samira Mehta, C’21

James Nycz, C’21

Karen Reivich, Director of Resilience and Positive Psychology Training Programs, Penn Positive Psychology Center

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Host

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Producer

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Editors

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Illustration

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