UGA School of Public and International Affairs

Athens News Matters: Abolish the Electoral College?

Nov 13, 2020

 A growing number of people say the Electoral College should be abolished, and that the President should be elected by popular vote. So, why do we have an Electoral College, and is it time to do away with it? We sit down with Dr. David Cottrell Assistant Professor in UGA's School of Public and International Affairs, and Pat Rosentiel from the National Popular Vote Compact to get their takes on the Electoral College and how it impacts our democratic system.

Vaccine Avoidance

Jan 10, 2020

Vaccination: public health miracle, or toxic risk? Health officials list vaccination among the most important public health developments, but pockets of upper middle class, generally well educated mothers are increasingly hesistant to vaccinate their children. In this segment, Program Director Chris Shupe and Classic City Science Producer Kodiak Sauer revisit an interview with Professor David Bradford, UGA’s Busbee Chair in Public Policy, to talk about the public health risk of vaccine avoidance.

Teena Wilhelm, Associate Professor of Political Science in the University of Georgia School of Public and International Affairs, joins Chris Shupe to talk about the first gun law case to be heard by the US Supreme Court in ten years.