Shaheed Tawheed (Birmingham, Alabama)
Hailing from Birmingham, Alabama, rapper and activist Shaheed Tawheed is one half of the hip-hop duo, Shaheed Tawheed and DJ Supreme, on the label Communicating Vessels. They say they don't fit the mold of most typical dirty south artists, as they are practitioners of traditional boom-bap hip-hop. They released two early LPs: Health Wealth and Knowledge of Self and Scholar Warrior (The Remix Album), which showcases Shaheed’s lyrical prowess and DJ Supreme’s soulful production. As a group, Shaheed and DJ Supreme have shared stages with Atmosphere, Jurassic 5, the Jungle Brothers, Brother Ali, Raekwon, DJ Shiftee, Scarface and Stalley. Their albums include guest appearances from artists like Akil the MC (of Jurassic 5), Amir Sulaiman, and W. Ellington Felton. Their most anticipated album to date was Knowledge Rhythm and Understanding and The Art of Throwing Darts Prequel, released on Communicating Vessels.
Interviewed by Holly Hobbs, 09/22/2020.
The Indiana University Digital Preservation Service Planning Project, a collaborative effort involving the IU Bloomington Libraries, the IUPUI University Library, and UITS, and was launched on July 24, 2020 to address two significant needs. First, as a growing number of campus units acquire and create digital collections, there are increased opportunities for variations in practice and the duplication of resources and effort to maintain these materials. Second, while IU has successfully preserved digital collections for decades, current solutions do not always align with emerging professional best practices. The project will respond to these issues by documenting functional and technical requirements appropriate to the IU community as well as exploring funding and governance models that would support a university-wide service. Upon completion of the project in January 2021, the team plans to seek approval to move forward with the implementation of their recommendations. This presentation will provide an overview of the project goals and deliverables as well as updates on current work. Attendees are encouraged to bring questions and provide feedback.
Jacob and Emily talk through the record-breaking catastrophic hurricanes Eta and Iota, which hit Central America only two weeks apart. We zero in on the why and the what now that could lead to a more resilient future.
‘The Ixil helping the Ixil’: Indigenous people in Guatemala lead their own Hurricane Eta response
Storm Eta damage pushes small, indigenous farmers in Central America into hunger
Humanitarian emergency in Central America
Now deep in the holiday season, even in 2020, we have much to celebrate. But, in the U.S. especially, celebration can lead to a spike in emissions and waste from travel (despite CDC recommendations), obligatory gift-giving, temporary decorations, and feasts.
In this episode, we don't tell you to sit alone in a dark room and gnaw on the stems from your windowsill herb garden. Mental and physical health are inseparable and important, so we outline ways to think and act more sustainably while still having a wonderful holiday time.
Priya Cooks a Minimal-Waste Thanksgiving
Reducing food’s environmental impacts through producers and consumers
Composting Is Way Easier Than You Think
Shanahan, James, Yan, Harry, Torres-Lugo, Christopher
The 2020 election will likely be on our minds for some time. But how did we get here? Dean Shanahan speaks with Harry Yan and Christopher Torres-Lugo, two graduate students who are researching election interference.
Yan and Lugo work at IU’s Observatory on Social Media, known familiarly as OSoMe, or “awesome.” The three discuss detecting bots, online election narratives, how the field is becoming more polarized— and what we might learn from it all.
Securing research data, especially meeting new and stricter regulatory and other cybersecurity requirements, is becoming a challenge for both researchers and campus units at IU that support research. To help them navigate this complex landscape, IU is launching SecureMyResearch, a collaborative effort by the Center of Applied Cybersecurity Research (CACR), the Information Security division within the Office of the Vice President for IT, and UITS Research Technologies. Its goal is to accelerate research by empowering researchers with a resource that reduces both their cybersecurity and compliance burden and risk to regulated and open research data at IU. This presentation will describe SecureMyResearch and how it aims to weave research data security and compliance into the institutional fabric.
IU alumnus Bob Shanks made his name as a New York television producer, helping to launch shows like “Good Morning America” and “20/20.” He passed away this month, and in his honor we bring you a conversation from 2016, when Shanks returned to the Media School to accept a Distinguished Alumni Award.
Host Jim Shanahan talked with Shanks about his path to New York from Lebanon, Indiana. We hear how he parlayed proximity into a seat at the table, moving from waiting on executives to calling the shots at some of New York’s most well-known shows. This is Part 1 of a 2-part series.
IU alumnus Bob Shanks passed away last month, and in his honor we bring you Part 2 to a conversation from 2016, when Shanks returned to the Media School to accept a Distinguished Alumni Award.
Host Jim Shanahan talked with Shanks about his triumphs and tragedies in the pressure-cooker comedy scene in New York, and
what it was like to produce the classic prank show "Candid Camera." We also hear about the decision to pause entertainment during national emergencies like the Kennedy assassination, and when the show must go on. This is the second in a two-part series.
Shannon Heaton (Medford, Massachusetts)
Deeply rooted in Irish traditional music, Boston-based flute player/singer/composer Shannon Heaton has appeared on stages with duo Matt & Shannon Heaton, and with other traditional performers from around the world, including dancers Kieran Jordan and Kevin Doyle, Tokyo-based tricolor, and guitarist/singer Keith Murphy. As ambassador of the tradition, Shannon hosts the culture podcast Irish Music Stories, and her free Tune of the Month video series and instructional books cater to students of Irish music. Stretching from pure traditional music, Shannon also composes for winds, strings, and piano in various contexts. Heaton received a 2016 Artist Fellowship from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Live Ireland named her Female Artist of the Year in 2011 and 2010, and Irish American News named her 2009 Female Musician of the Year.
Interviewed by Tamar Sella, 09/24/2020.
Indiana's state Department of Education has begun announcing plans for what the start of the 2020-2021 school year will look like. And the state's many school corporations are making their individualized plans to teach and keep children safe. We talked with Jill Shedd, Indiana University's assistant dean for teacher education, about what the classroom experience may be like for young learners this fall.
The legacy of environmental (in)justice stretches beyond the commencement of the industrial revolution, and according to long-time community organizer Peggy Shepard, it remains among the greatest challenges of the next generation. This episode, we discuss the definition of environmental justice, how it tends to play out for regulators, and examples of communities around the world standing up for fair distribution of environmental burdens.
Shin-Yi Yang (Cambridge, Massachusetts)
Shin-Yi Yang is a musician and educator based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She plays both guqin and guzheng, and is the founder of the Boston Guzheng Ensemble and Boston Qin Society. She is a two-time winner of the Traditional Arts Apprenticeship given by the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s Folk Arts and Heritage Program, and recipient of the 2008 Chinese Culture Connection Award. She has performed in the greater Boston area, and given performances and lecture demonstrations in venues including Yale University, New England Conservatory, and multiple museums. As a contemporary musician, she has premiered compositions and performed with ensembles such as IIIZ+ in venues including the 38e Rugissants Festival. A native of Taiwan, Shin-Yi has studied guzheng and guqin with teachers including Wang Ruey-Yuh, Tzay-Pyng, and See-Wah, and is a graduate of the National Taiwan Academy of Arts and the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.
Interviewed by Tamar Sella, 10/26/2020.
Shoenberger, Elisa, Fresco, Nancy, Ivanov, Petr, Miles, Emily, Shanahan, James
On the long list of lives changed by Arctic warming are sled dogs. This episode, we're featuring a story by Elisa Shoenberger that dives into how the sport of mushing is changing along with the climate. We also dip into our vault to take another look at the 2019 Arctic fire season, from Alaska to Siberia, from fire ecology to the politics of air quality.
2:00 - Sled dog feature by Elisa Shoenberger
10:15 - Nancy Fresco
15:00 - Petr Ivanov
Dr. Greg Siering is the director for the Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning at Indiana University - Bloomington and he joins us to talk about emerging best practices in teaching remote and hybrid classes, building community with students in a virtual setting and the services that CITL provides to faculty.
Machine learning's potential to assist in climate change mitigation and adaptation is vast, but as with any developing technologies, so are the challenges. In this episode, we talk with journalist David Silverberg and Parity CEO Brad Pilgrim about the ways we can use and improve artificial intelligence to fight climate change from all directions.
Sims Delaney-Potthoff (Madison, Wisconsin)
Mandolin virtuoso and vocalist Sims Delaney-Potthoff is one of the founding members of the multi-award-winning trio, Harmonious Wail. The group plays Americana-infused Gypsy Jazz and takes their listeners on a ride via the music of the Hot Club sounds of Parisian cafes, to the deepest blues of the Memphis Delta, to the heartfelt folk scenes across every-town-America. This harmonious clique are sublime entertainers, great educators, and lifters of spirits. As stewards of the Gypsy Jazz genre, they have established the Midwest Gypsy Swing Fest, held twice a year in Madison, Wisconsin. They also offer to take the fest on the road as a special concert package. They have mastered a plan on how to bring amazing Gypsy Jazz All Stars from around the world and place them in front of concert audiences throughout the United States.
Interviewed by Raquel Paraíso, 09/02/2020.