Episode 32 of Through the Gates aired via SoundCloud and iTunes Tuesday, October 4.
This week, Through the Gates host Janae Cummings talks with Prof. Bernard Fraga and Prof. Sandra Shapshay about their work on the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge, a national voting initiative focused on improving democratic engagement on college campuses, increasing student voter participation rates, and graduating students with a lifelong commitment to being informed and active citizens. Fraga is an assistant professor of political science and Shapshay is an associate professor of philosophy and director of IU’s PACE program.
In the interview, Fraga and Shapshay share reflections on research and personal observations of student voting dynamics, as well as the possibility of IU and the “ALL IN” initiative empowering students to more fully participate in civic life.
Second, in a Hoosier Five segment, Cummings speaks with Professor Amjad Ali Khan, a virtuoso and master teacher of the Indian sarod, a fretless cousin of the sitar. In the segment, Khan discusses the instrument and his musical background, as well as his upcoming performance performing his sarod Concerto Samaagam at Auer Hall on Thursday, Oct. 6. Listeners will also hear clips of Khan teaching “Fundamentals of Indian Classical Music” to his class at the Jacobs School of Music and hear reflections from one of his students.
Through the Gates: IU This Week is a collaboration of the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President and The Media School in the College of Arts and Sciences. All episodes are available through SoundCloud and iTunes, or on the Media School website.