A class at Armstrong State University in Savannah teaches students about the music of OutKast. As part of our Lessons from Left Field series, we talk with professor Regina Bradley and two of her students: Anthony Scott and Gabby Nichols.
The showdown between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton is all but official as the nomination phase of election season winds down. Trump has successfully navigated past the misgivings that many had about his campaign and has earned a great deal of political power in the process. Savannah State University professor Robert Smith has observed Trump’s political ascension and fashioned a college course around the braggadocios businessman.
What people experience as minorities in America can vary based on gender, sexual orientation, religion or ethnic group. But sometimes there are overlaps in these narratives. A new class at Spelman and Morehouse Colleges explores relations between African-Americans and Asian-Americans through the lens of history.
Rebecca Kumar teaches the class called "How Does It Feel To Be A Problem?" We chat with her and two of her students who say their own experiences as African-Americans have shed a light on similar struggles facing Asian-Americans.
As scientists struggle to understand the threat posed by Zika virus, there's another viral infection that's a known danger in pregnancy and that harms 100,000 babies a year, even though it has been preventable with a vaccine since 1969.
The disease is rubella, or German measles. Like Zika, the rubella virus often causes either a mild rash or no symptoms at all.
As part of our Lessons from Left Field series, we take a look at a new animation class at the Savannah College of Art and Design that uses the Harlem Globetrotters as character inspiration for a special project. Students are tasked with helping develop a new animated series based on the team, which recently relocated its headquarters to metro Atlanta. We talked about the class with Harlem Globetrotter Moose Weekes, SCAD students Scott Kalison and Carlos Soler, and SCAD's director of sponsored projects Lee Todd.