As the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA, last month, in many ways, the gay rights movement seems to be pushing forward faster than many had anticipated. Some are already turning toward other complex issues, like gender. This month’s Western Skies brings a variety of community perspectives on an […]

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Colorado College English professor and Canadian, Steven Hayward presents a primer of sorts for fed-up Americans who’ve proclaimed, for myriad reasons, that they’ve had it with America and now they’re moving to Canada.

Steven Hayward is a novelist and short story writer born in Toronto, Canada. The eldest of two brothers, he attended […]

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Colorado College Economics and Business Professor, Lt. Col. Jim Parco (Ret.) presents a micro lecture on the relationship between the perception of the warrior ideal and the argument against the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell.

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Colorado College Sociology Professor C.J. Pascoe discusses the roots of bullying and its relationship with the enforcement of masculine stereotypes in young men and boys.

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Marion Hourdequin, associate professor of Philosophy at Colorado College discusses the ethical problems inherent in developing a scheme of geoengineering to ameliorate the effects of climate change.

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Colorado College Economics Professor Daniel Johnson unveils the economic model he devised to predict the number of Olympic Medals participating countries can expect to win. Johnson’s model has demonstrated astonishingly high accuracy rates since its inception in 1998. Learn how it all began and how it works by watching the micro lecture, below.

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Alex Ilyasova, English professor at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs examines the gender dynamics of power and masculinity via the framework of the Dykes on Bikes trademark case.

If you’re interested in any and all things motorcycle – Ilyasova is hosting the 2nd Annual International Journal of Motorcycle Studies Conference […]

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Colorado College assistant Spanish professor, Daniel Arroyo-Rodriguez, presents a microLecture on how film and literature have helped recuperate the historical memory of the Spanish Civil War. Arroyo-Rodriguez received his BA in Philology from the University of Seville, in Spain, and his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Department of Romance Languages […]

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Colorado College associate professor of comparative literature and German, William Davis, presents a microLecture on how philosophy and literature interact with and are amplified by one another.  Davis uses as an example the Romantic era philosophers and poets endeavoring to make sense of the transitory nature of life.

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Colorado College Philosophy professor Rick Furtak examines Danish philosopher Soren Kierkegaard’s role in establishing a philosophical framework dealing with aspects of the human experience that defy quantification and the importance of scrutinizing the emotional response in search of existential truth.

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Colorado College Psychology professor and member of the American Psychological Association Task Force on the Sexualization of Girls, Tomi-Ann Roberts explores the issue of the sexualization of girls and women in our society.
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Heidi Lewis, Riley Scholar-in-Residence in the Feminist and Gender Studies department at the Colorado College explores the way African-American homosexual males have been depicted on television from the 80’s to the present day.

NOTE: The above video contains adult subject subject matter and themes, viewer discretion is advised.

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News

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May 26, 2018 | NPR · A prolific fundraiser who had held the confidence of the Board of Trustees, Nikias faced mounting opposition from faculty who demanded his resignation.
 

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May 25, 2018 | NPR · Researchers said the discovery of pharmaceuticals and illicit drugs in local harbors is not uncommon, but the agency noted that this is the first time that oxycodone has been found in shellfish.
 

May 25, 2018 | NPR · President Trump’s pardon this week of boxer Jack Johnson is his latest grant of clemency to a prominent figure. It’s an example of his hands-on approach to pardons.
 

Arts & Life

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May 25, 2018 | NPR · The writer/director has turned a Neil Gaiman short story into a film starring Nicole Kidman and Elle Fanning. It follows an alien exploring the 1970s punk music scene of Croydon, England.
 

May 25, 2018 | FA · We listen back to excerpts from Roth’s interviews about The Plot Against America and Everyman. Roth died Tuesday at age 85. He spoke with Terry Gross seven times over the years.
 

Amazon Prime Video
May 25, 2018 | FA · As the story goes, on Valentine’s Day 1900, several students and their teacher slipped away from a holiday picnic and never returned. Amazon’s new six-part TV miniseries explores the legend.
 

Music

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May 25, 2018 | NPR · This week’s Piano Jazz from 1998 remembers lyric soprano Barbara Cook, a Broadway star, staple of the New York cabaret scene and favorite of audiences around the world.
 

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May 25, 2018 | NPR · The Scottish-born musician, still busy writing music, celebrates her 90th birthday on May 27.
 

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May 25, 2018 | NPR · The song joins a legacy of tepid songs required to accomplish too much in too little time.
 

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