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Then & Now

Then & Now connects past to present, using historical analysis and context to help guide us through modern issues and policy decisions. Then & Now is brought to you by the UCLA Luskin Center for History and Policy. Then & Now is produced by Maia Ferdman and David Myers, and features original music by Daniel Raijman.


University in Crisis: Disruption, Response, and Transformation During the Young Administration at UCLA 46:38 06/22/2022
Guns, Violence, and the Law: A Conversation with Professor Adam Winkler 39:41 06/10/2022
Student Debt as a Civil Rights Issue: A Conversation with Dalié Jimenez and Jonathan Glater 49:45 05/31/2022
What Can International Law Do? A Conversation about the International Legal Order and Russia-Ukraine with Anna Spain Bradley 46:30 05/09/2022
The End of Abortion Rights in the United States? A Conversation with Cary Franklin in the Wake of the Leaked Alito Opinion 28:30 05/04/2022
30 Years Later: A Conversation on the 1992 LA Uprisings with Brenda Stevenson and Kent Wong 42:04 04/25/2022
Breaking the Deadlock in Israel Palestine: The New Plan for a Holy Land Confederation 88:13 04/11/2022
The History of Racism and the Quest for Racial Justice at UCLA 43:44 03/30/2022
Understanding Ukraine Past and Present: A Conversation with Jared McBride 40:54 03/17/2022
Ghosts of the Past in the Russian Invasion of Ukraine: Conversations with Historians Benjamin Nathans and Arch Getty. A Special Two-Part Episode 57:22 03/02/2022
Deadlock in Israel-Palestine: How to Imagine a Better Future? Part 2 94:06 02/28/2022
The Transformation of Academic Labor: Past as Prologue at the UC 48:27 02/14/2022
Revisited - The Black Athlete as "Racial Project": A Conversation on Race, Politics, and Sports with Ben Carrington 57:33 02/07/2022
Why are Live Guns Used on Film Sets? A Conversation on the Death of Halyna Hutchins and the Fight for Labor Rights on Set with Kate Fortmueller 47:55 01/24/2022
Native American Studies, Land, and the Quest for Justice: A Conversation with Mishuana Goeman 49:06 01/10/2022
Regulating the “Oldest Profession”: A Conversation on Policy Approaches to Sex Work with Manisha Shah 49:13 12/13/2021
Is the Age of Roe v. Wade Over? A Conversation on the Long Legal Fight over Abortion with Cary Franklin 58:56 12/06/2021
Deadlock in Israel-Palestine: How to Imagine a Better Future? Part 1 96:05 11/29/2021
Revisited - Distinct Histories, Shared Struggles: A Conversation with Prof. Kyle Mays about Indigenous Peoples Day 40:50 11/15/2021
Vaccine Mandates Past and Present: A Conversation with Dorit Reiss 42:49 11/01/2021
What is Afropessimism? A Conversation with Frank Wilderson 72:51 10/18/2021
Leadership, Legacy, and Looking Ahead: A Conversation with Mayor Eric Garcetti 51:17 10/04/2021
What We Knew Then and What We Know Now: A Conversation about the COVID-19 Pandemic with Dr. Sharon Balter 37:53 09/20/2021
A Firsthand Account of a California Recall Election: A Conversation with Governor Gray Davis 51:32 09/02/2021
Revisited - Political Polarization, Civility, and Deliberative Democracy: A Conversation with Carolyn Lukensmeyer 50:34 08/23/2021
Revisited - How did Los Angeles become the “Homeless Capital” of the United States? 65:07 08/09/2021
Revisited - How Endangered is the Right to Vote? A Conversation on the Past and Future of Voting Rights in the United States with Franita Tolson 50:53 07/26/2021
Revisited - The Banality of Evil and the Murder of George Floyd: A Conversation with Robin Kelley 48:55 07/12/2021
Reimagining the American West: A Conversation with Autry Museum CEO Stephen Aron 42:10 06/29/2021
Fighting the First Wave: A Conversation on the Global Pandemic with Peter Baldwin 51:56 06/14/2021