Today's World & History from OSU's Origins

Today's World & History from OSU's Origins

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The Fate of Crimea, the Future of Ukraine, Part II

The crisis between Ukraine, Russia, and the European Union/United States continues to dominate headlines with fears of a second cold war or worse emerging. In Part I of this podcast double-feature, we discussed Crimea’s rich and varied history. Join hosts Leticia Wiggins and Patrick Potyondy for Part II as they talk with Trevor Brown and Rudy Hightower, both from OSU’s Glenn School of Public Affairs, about Ukraine’s struggles to achieve democracy in the post-Soviet era.

Photo by Nessa Gnatoush

— Podcast posted April 20, 2014

Filed under Trevor Brown Patrick Potyondy Leticia Wiggins Rudy Hightower Ukraine Crimea Glenn School of Public Affairs democracy post-soviet era

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Young people who regularly smoke pot show brain abnormalities: study 

Now that studies are showing pot-smoking may change brain chemistry, we think back to why the drug was illegalized in the first place, with Stephen Siff’s “The Illegalization of Marijuana: A Brief History.”

Filed under Marijuana smokers brains drug mind motivation emotion history Stephen Siff Illegalization of Marijuana History Origins OSU

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Pay It Forward Proposal Could Help Students Afford College

This new proposal claims that it will help the education crisis. Economic historian Lawrence Bowdish provides a history of student loans for Origins, “The Kids Aren’t Alright: The Policymaking of Student Loan Policy.” Check out how student aid’s been treated historically.

Filed under Student Loans Education Lawrence Bowdish The Kids Aren't Alright Origins OSU History

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History Talk: The Fate of Crimea, the Future of Ukraine, Part I

The world has been electrified these past weeks by the explosive events in Ukraine: a dramatic political revolution in Kyiv’s Freedom Square, the surprise annexation of Crimea into Russia, and rising tensions between Russia and the United States/European Union that are reminiscent of the darkest of Cold War days. Join hosts Leticia Wiggins and Patrick Potyondy as they talk with Myroslava MudrakSergei Zhuk, andOrigins editor Nick Breyfogle about Crimea’s rich and varied history, how Crimea was absorbed into Russia, and what the future holds for Ukraine and the Crimean peninsula.

Photo by Nessa Gnatoush

— Posted on April 10, 2014

Filed under Crimea Ukraine History Talk Kyiy Leticia Wiggins Patrick Potyondy myroslava mudrak sergei Zhuk Nick Breyfogle