Cortina Podcasts – Listen Up! On BLUJ radio on Tuesday and Thursday mornings in February

Hello Cortina!

Last semester, the students in Cortina’s Composition class wrote, recorded, and edited podcasts about social justice issues. The podcasts include interviews with campus and community members, scholarly research, personal thoughts, reflections, and witty banter.

Throughout the month of February, they will be broadcast on Creighton’s student-run radio station, BLUJ radio.You can listen by  tuning in to BLUJ radio 7-9am Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the month of February. If you can’t listen then, the podcasts will also be available to download. I am working with BLUJ radio on how to host them, and will let you know as soon as I find out.

The broadcast schedule is below! They are a great way to inform yourself about social justice and get to know your fellow Cortinians! Enjoy!

Tuesday Feb. 3

Smiley Kotob and Kyle Armstrong, Racism in the Modern World

Where does racism come from? Where does racism come from and what does it look like internationally?

Joey Wichep and Avelyss Roman, Misrepresentation of Minorities

What is it like to be a minority on Creighton’s campus? What are some of the beliefs people have about minorities on campus?

Shannon Mulcahey and Sheri Tochiki, Judging a Book by its Cover: The Real Truth about What’s Inside the Pages

What are some of the stereotypes students encounter at Creighton and how does it affect our educational experience?


Thursday, Feb. 5

Loriana Harkey and Kara Harvey, Striving vs. Surviving: Breaking Barriers

How do people feel about homelessness on Creighton’s campus? How do we break down barriers between ourselves and the people around us?

MaryAnn Rigo and Michelle Doyle, Hunger in America

What are the effects of hunger in America and what can we do about it?

Summer Nguyen, Jade Cameron, Natalie Lang, OMGMOs: Genetically Modified Organisms

Who controls our food supply? What are GMOs and why should we care?


Tuesday, Feb. 10

Eithne Leahy and Linh Tranh, Sudanese Refugees in the Omaha Community

What is the political situation in Sudan? What is life like for Sudanese refugees in Omaha?

Amy Dusselier, Delaney Peterson, and Jeni Obman, Dependent Adult Abuse

What is dependent adult abuse? Why does it concern us as Creighton students and what can we do about it?


Thursday, Feb. 12

Anna Gerze and Kaylee Zhang, Love is Love, No Matter What

What are some of the views of same-sex marriage around the world?

Ed Nunez and Sarah Guntz, The Care of a Community

What does it mean that Creighton recently extended benefits to spouses in same-sex marriages? Why did Creighton do this and how does it affect the campus community?


Tuesday, Feb. 17

Arash Hamidi and Peyton Schneider, Ending the Cycle of “Who Cares?”

How do issues like politics, immigration, climate change affect us as Creighton students and why should we care about them?

Cristina Marquez and Tommy Walther, Alcohol in the College Lifestyle

Why do college students drink? What causes and contributes to the drinking culture on college campuses?

Alex Banketov and Kareim Bakhsh, The Psychological Effects of Bullying

How does bullying continue to affect us as adults? What is the psychological effects of bullying on “bullies” and “victims” of bullying?


Thursday, Feb. 19

Rachel O’Neal and Kate Albrecht, Chemical Allure

What kind of chemicals are in the beauty products we use every day? What are the effects of these chemicals on our bodies?

Katherine Crowley and Maggie Cooper, What’s in Your Diet?

How does the food we eat relate to our everyday lives? How can our food connect us to our mind, body, and spirit?


Tuesday, Feb. 24

Mateo Le Noir and Calvin Senteza, Anonymity Online

What does it mean that people can be totally “anonymous” online? How does online anonymity affect the way we communicate on campus?

Carly Kenney and Katie Rasmussen, Gender Inequality on College Campuses

What are some ways that gender inequality is important on Creighton’s campus? Why should you care about feminism?

Mary Elizabeth Yeh and Sarah Kort, Sex Trafficking in the Omaha Community

What is sex trafficking? How does it affect us here in Omaha and what can you do about it?


Thursday, Feb. 26

Sydney Kidd and Katie Riedell, Gay Rights and Human Rights in Today’s Society

Why did Creighton University extend benefits to same-sex couples? Why is this a human rights issue?

Sydney Lynch and Matthew Tran, Historically Black Colleges and Universities

What role do Historically Black Colleges and Universities play in the lives of American college students? How do they work to achieve educational inequality?

Vincent Salazar and Kaylee Stankus, The American System and Pay Inequality

What are the causes and effects of pay inequalities in the United States?

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