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Consume with care: the social and environmental implications of the US avocado craze

by Olivia Olson

Whether blended into smoothies, drizzled with balsamic vinegar, or mashed into guacamole, one feature remains constant: America’s love for avocados. With an extensive array of health benefits, an increase in Latino population, and a delicious buttery flavor―not to mention their social media trendiness―our avocado consumption has unsurprisingly skyrocketed in recent years …

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The Model Thinker

If models of the world are all wrong, why are they critical to understanding our complex world? Page’s book entreats readers to push to me clear about how they think about the world.

Today, host Pamela Clouser McCann discusses the book The Model Thinker with guests Jeffery A. Jenkins and James Lo.

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Commander in Cheat

Does Reilly make the case for using golf as a metaphor for President Trump’s governance?

Listen to the latest episode as host Lisa Schweitzer is joined by Anthony W. Orlando, David Sloane, and Richard Green to discuss Rick Reilly’s Commander in Cheat.

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Consume with care: the social and environmental implications of the US avocado craze

by Olivia Olson

Whether blended into smoothies, drizzled with balsamic vinegar, or mashed into guacamole, one feature remains constant: America’s love for avocados. With an extensive array of health benefits, an increase in Latino population, and a delicious buttery flavor―not to mention their social media trendiness―our avocado consumption has unsurprisingly skyrocketed in recent years …

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Who Fears Death

In today’s episode, we discuss Nnedi Okorafor’s Afrofuturist novel Who Fears Death.Joining host Aubrey Hicks for this discussion are Marisa Turesky and David Sloane.

Joining host Aubrey Hicks for this discussion are Marisa Turesky and David Sloane.

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Pamela Ban

Jeff Jenkins talks with Pamela Ban, UC San Diego about her recent research. First, she looks at how policy outcomes might change as Congress has a bit more gender representations. Then they discuss the revolving door and lobbying – how the cool off period has affected the lobbying industry. Finally, she thinks about how to use empirical data from newspapers to think about political power.

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State of Resistance

Another bonus episode! Host Lisa discusses Professor Manuel Pastor’s latest book, State of Resistance. The book looks at the last several decades of economic, social, and environmental transformations in California. Pastor then looks to the future to ask what these transformations can predict for the larger United States.

To listen to the Bedrosian Book Club discussion of State of Resistance click the arrow in the player on this post. Or you can download it and subscribe through ApplePodcastsSoundcloudGoogle PlayStitcher or your favorite podcasting app!

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