36: Soda Tax

Today we’re joined again by PhD candidate Jakina Debnam to talk about sugar-sweetened beverage (soda) taxes in Berkeley, Philadelphia and elsewhere. We talk about who these taxes affect the most and the reactions to the taxes from their local populations. We also talk about how similar taxes may be levied on other goods. Hosted by Yudong Rao, Elaine Qiu, and Professor David Just.

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33: Sweatshops

Today we’re joined by Professor Nancy Chau of Cornell University to talk about her research on sweatshops. Hosted by Yudong Rao, Elaine Qiu, and Professor David Just.

32: Data Privacy

For this episode we are joined by PhD candidate Joy Wu and Professor Aija Leiponen to discuss data privacy; how it is collected, who possess it, and should we have more power to choose how it’s disclosed. Hosted by Elaine Qiu, Yudong Rao, and Professor David Just.

31: Social Capital

Professor Lindon Robison of Michigan State University joins us today to discuss his pioneering research on social capital. Hosted by Yudong Rao, Elaine Qiu, and Professor David Just.

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28: Quinoa Craze

We are joined today by Professor Marc Bellemare of the University of Minnesota to talk about his research on the recent price spike in quinoa due to its rising popularity in many western countries as a ‘health food’ and how this rise as a viable export economically impacts those who traditionally grow and consume it. We also discuss how food staples become staples and why only eating food that indigenous to your region isn’t necessarily a good practice. Hosted by Ceren Karacasu, Yudong Rao and Professor David Just.