July 29 – Alight Funding Refugees & A Writer’s Tale

Ellen DanielsAOS, Charlottesville, Talk

Guests:
Christine Mahoney, co-founder of the Alight Fund, which is empowering refugee entrepreneurs to grow small businesses in displacement-effected zones. Her new book is “Failure and Hope: Fighting for the Rights of the Forcibly Displaced.” She is Professor of Public Policy and Politics at the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy and Director of the Social Entrepreneurship at the University of Virginia.… Read More

July 15 – Wrongful Convictions; Making Whiteness

adminAOS, Talk

Guests:
Deirdre Enright, director of the Innocence Project Clinic at the University of Virginia School of Law. The clinic investigates wrongful convictions of inmates throughout Virginia. You also may know Deirdre from her appearances on the viral podcast, Serial.… Read More

July 1 – Cosmonaut Fan Mail, Gender Politics & Protest, and Beekeeping

Ellen DanielsAOS, Charlottesville, Talk

We spoke to Kate Seidel, who did her Columbia University dissertation on the fan mail sent to Russian Cosmonauts in the 60’s; University of Virginia Professor Paromita Sen on “Gendered Violence and Mobilized Populations: Citizens Taking to Gendered Streets”; and we heard about all things bees — from hive to honey— from beekeeper Kent Rademacher, President of the Central Virginia Beekeepers Association.Read More