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Students’ stances on Israel recently became a big campaign issue in the undergraduate student council elections at UCLA. We look at why, and why some students are left feeling unfairly penalized. Next up, we introduce our new parenting segment, “We Need to Talk About the Children” with Slate podcaster and dad Mike Pesca. Then we discuss trigger warnings on educational material: Should universities warn students about potentially offensive material in books or films used in the classroom? And finally, scientists say it’s now too late to stop the melting of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet. What will the world look like if sea levels rise 10 feet?

Banner Image: Wilson Plaza at UCLA

Producers:
Andrew Walsh
Christian Bordal
Matt Holzman
Jolie Myers
Anna Scott

Middle East Politics at UCLA 18 MIN, 42 SEC

UCLA just held student government elections. But the big campaign issue wasn’t cafeteria food, student housing or smoking on campus; it was Israel. Activists asked all 30 student council candidates to sign a pledge swearing off educational trips sponsored by three pro-Israel lobbying groups. Seventeen of them did, and now the ones who didn’t say they’re being unfairly penalized.

Guests:
Jared Sichel, Jewish Journal (@TheSichel)
Gabriel Levine, UCLA student
Berky Nelson, UCLA

More:
Joint Statement on USAC Ethics
UCLA pro-Palestine groups gain ground with pledge signings
UCLA student court hears case against students who accepted Israel trips

We Need to Talk About the Children 9 MIN, 4 SEC

Middle East politics at UCLA, trigger warnings, rising sea levels, and our new parenting segment "We Need to Talk About the Children."

Guests:
Mike Pesca, Slate (@pescami)

Trigger Warnings on Campus 14 MIN, 3 SEC

Middle East politics at UCLA, trigger warnings, rising sea levels, and our new parenting segment "We Need to Talk About the Children."

Guests:
Marc Blecher, Oberlin College
Bailey Loverin, UC Santa Barbara student

More:
‘Trigger Warnings’ Open Up a Dialogue
Oberlin Amends its Trigger-Warning Policy

Visualizing Global Warming 5 MIN, 48 SEC

Middle East politics at UCLA, trigger warnings, rising sea levels, and our new parenting segment "We Need to Talk About the Children."

Guests:
Ben Strauss, Climate Central (@ben_strauss)

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