August 2020

Archive — audio news about IU research and creative activities

Find an archive of audio briefings about IU research news, insights, discoveries, and creations below.

Law enforcement oversight, and climate change

August 28, 2020 — A new study by IU researchers finds the scope of citizen oversight of police can determine the effectiveness in decreasing violent crime and IU scientists from the Environmental Resilience Institute are learning what’s in the question “how’s the weather?” View a text transcript of the audio.

Preparing new teachers to enter the workforce, and teaching outside

August 26, 2020 — An IU professor is working to teach future educators how to become antiracist, and two IU researchers say teaching outside may help combat COVID-19 while providing an in-person education. View a text transcript of the audio.

Working from home and political ads

August 24, 2020 — IU researchers give tips on avoiding burnout while working from home and researchers at the IU Kelley School of Business find political ads do not have a negative effect on non-political ads. View a text transcript of the audio.


COVID annoyances and helping essential workers

August 21, 2020 — IU researchers provide tips for dealing with annoyances of COVID-19 safety measures and one IU researcher is working to help essential workers cope with the pandemic. View a text transcript of the audio.

Voting fraud and mental health during the pandemic

August 19, 2020 — IU political scientists discuss the misconceptions around voting by mail and an IU researcher discusses the latest CDC survey that shows impact of COVID-19 on Americans’ mental health. View a text transcript of the audio.

Food intolerance and acts of kindness

August 17, 2020 — Indiana University research helps make a distinction between food intolerance and allergies and the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy emphasizes the importance of kindness. View a text transcript of the audio.

Marking the Americans with Disabilities Act and youth and opioids

August 14, 2020 — An IU researcher discusses the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and researchers at the IU School of Public Health release a study on youths and opioids. View a text transcript of the audio.

Long-term symptoms of COVID-19 and managing stress

August 12, 2020 — An IU researcher is studying apparent long-term symptoms of COVID-19, plus learn some simple steps you can take to minimize stress. View a text transcript of the audio.

Murder hornets may be here to stay, and more

August 10, 2020 — An IU scientist discusses the possibility of murder hornets making a permanent residence in the U.S., and researchers at the Kinsey Institute release their latest study on unsolicited sexting and sending of nude photos. View a text transcript of the audio.


COVID-19 is hitting Indiana nonprofits hard -- Plus non-COVID-19 health care visits declined dramatically

August 7, 2020 — IU researchers discuss the negative impact COVID-19 is having on Indiana nonprofits and a new study shows non COVID-19 health care visits have declined dramatically during the pandemic. View a text transcript of the audio.

Students at dilapidated schools face added risks as schools reopen, plus an ‘infodemic’ of COVID-19 misinformation is spreading broadly across Twitter

August 5, 2020 — For low-income students, their families, and their teachers, the risks of school return are even greater due to the age and condition of their school facilities, and COVID-19 isn't the only thing spreading broadly, so is low-credibility information about it. View a text transcript of the audio.

Mandating masks and looking to the past to understand the Black Lives Matter Movement

August 3, 2020 — IU researchers discuss government's power to mandate masks, plus IU's Eric Kyere gives a historical perspective to the Black Lives Matter movement. View a text transcript of the audio.