Emory Jackson and the Black Press

This week, The Rostrum spoke with Kimberly Mangun, assistant professor of communication and author of “A Force for Change,” which examined the career of Beatrice Morrow Cannady, an editor, and publisher who advocated for civil rights in Portland, Oregon. We discussed her new book on Emory Jackson, a newspaper editor in Birmingham, Alabama during the civil rights era. We get into Jackson’s contributions to the black press, Mangun’s process of researching and writing the book, and how the civil rights era reflects our contemporary world.

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Photo: https://blackpast.org/perspectives/emory-o-jackson-birmingham-world-and-fight-civil-rights-alabama, Public Domain

Student Success Advocates

This week on The Rostrum, we interviewed April Ollivier and Tramaine Jones, Student Success Advocates at the University of Utah, about the role they play in helping U students deal with obstacles and pursue their goals. They discuss the common problems students face, the support they offer students, and why higher education is such a critical time of growth and development.

Student Success Advocates website: studentsuccess.utah.edu/

Floodlights: Olympic Legacy

This week on The Rostrum we are airing our second episode of Floodlights. We are talking with Megan Hulse, executive editor of The Daily Utah Chronicle, who has been investigating the legacy of the 2002 Olympic Games in Utah through the history of the Hoberman Arch and the Olympic Cauldron.

Article: http://dailyutahchronicle.com/2018/03/01/slow-government-neglects-olympic-legacy-salt-lake-city/

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Floodlights: Performing Arts Building

The week on The Rostrum, we are doing something a little different. In partnership with The Daily Utah Chronicle, K-UTE is launching a new investigative podcast called Floodlights. The show will be an in-depth interview with The Chronicle’s student journalists discussing their investigation into an issue on the U of U campus.

To kick things off we are talking with Jaycen Eggleston who has been investigating the Performing Arts Building on campus, and its problems as a learning environment.

Article: http://dailyutahchronicle.com/2017/12/05/chilling-state-us-arts-buildings/

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Photo: Adam Fondren

Free Speech on Campus

This week on The Rostrum, in light of the ongoing debate around First Amendment rights on campus, we sat down with the U’s resident free speech expert, Dr. David Vergobbi. We discuss the First Amendment, where it came from, what it protects, and what it means in our modern society.

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