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Exceptions for COVID-19 vaccine, plus coping with mental illness

September 7, 2020 — IU has been chosen for a Phase III COVID-19 vaccine trial, an IU researcher discusses if there will be exemptions for a COVID-19 vaccine, and one IU athlete is working to destigmatize mental illness, particularly among male athletes. View a text transcript of the audio.

 

Generosity and beauty, plus COVID-19 in jails

September 4, 2020 — IU researchers have confirmed that people who give philanthropically are seen as more attractive, and learn about IU researchers who are studying COVID-19 in jail populations. View a text transcript of the audio.

Effects on health from increased cleaning and disinfecting and the role of social services in policing

September 2, 2020 — A new study by IU researchers finds cleaning and disinfecting have reached new levels of intensity during the coronavirus pandemic, but what is that doing to our health? And the IU School of Social Work says social workers can play an important role alongside policing with a goal of partnership that supports both law enforcement and community needs. View a text transcript of the audio.

 

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.

Partnerships with bankrupt companies could be double-edged sword for investors - Plus, IU president says the U.S. should not stop investing in scientific research

July 31, 2020 — IU researchers discuss the choices investors must make when deciding to bet on a bankrupt company, and Indiana University's president talks about the need for the U.S. to continue to invest in scientific research. View a text transcript of the audio.

IU researcher Jessica Calarco discusses pod-style learning for kids -- plus, IUPUI researchers are helping endangered bats find a home

July 29, 2020 — IU sociologist Jessica Calarco discusses how pandemic school pods may lead to more inequity in schools, and IUPUI researchers are helping endangered bats find a home. View a text transcript of the audio.

IU study shows Indiana coronavirus infections may be 10 times more than what's being reported -- Plus researchers working on predicting the next outbreak

July 27, 2020 — An IU study shows Indiana coronavirus infections may be 10 times more than what's being reported and some IU researchers are working on being able to predict the next wave of the virus. View a text transcript of the audio.

Planning for the fall semester

July 24, 2020 — IU experts discuss upcoming school openings and what we can do to support students and teachers. View a text transcript of the audio.

Discrimination in ridesharing services -- Plus, researchers turn to copper to make reusable face masks to help fight COVID-19

July 22, 2020 — IU researchers find discrimination still prevalent in ridesharing services, plus learn how copper may be used to help in the fight against COVID-19. View a text transcript of the audio.

A new fitness routine -- Plus how business can adapt to pandemic-driven consumer changes

July 20, 2020 — IU researchers discuss how our fitness routines have changed and how businesses can adapt to a pandemic-driven business world. View a text transcript of the audio.

IU experts talk about the start of the school year

July 17, 2020 — IU experts offer guidance to parents struggling with the decision to allow their children to return to school. View a text transcript of the audio.

Looking at climate change's affect on people of color -- Plus young people and coronavirus

July 15, 2020— IU researchers are examining the impact of climate change on people of color and why young people are struggling with social distancing. View a text transcript of the audio.

How chatbots can help fight COVID-19 -- Plus new research on how your job may (literally) be killing you

July 13, 2020 — Find out how chatbots help medical providers and patients during the pandemic plus how your job may be shortening your life expectancy. View a text transcript of the audio.

 

COVID-19 impact on low-income households — Plus kids' exposure to lead in drinking water and how cleaning house boosts our health

July 10, 2020 — Hear what Indiana University is doing to fully understand coronavirus impacts and promote the health of kids and ourselves. View a text transcript of the audio.

 

Preparing for the start of the school year – Plus the Latest COVID-19 Research

July 8, 2020 — Hear what Indiana University is doing to help teachers and others prepare for a return to school, evaluate the negative mental health impacts of the pandemic, and identify ways to stay safe if visiting grandparents this summer. View a text transcript of audio

 

Using origami to create face masks - Plus the impact of the pandemic on African Americans and privacy concerns around contact tracing

July 6, 2020 — The impact of the pandemic has spotlighted countless issues from mask-wearing to health inequities to digital privacy. View a text transcript of audio

 

Using robots for social distancing - Plus the impact of the pandemic on people's sexual behavior

July 3, 2020 — IU researchers are studying a variety of ways to make connections during socially distainced times. View a text transcript of audio

 

Developing new applications for PPE – Plus IU's Latest COVID-19 Research

July 1, 2020 - Also in this episode, the particular challenges faced by mothers during the pandemic and ways to stay safe during summer travel.
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