Editor's note: The is a narrative piece written by a KCSU volunteer. The fatigue of living through a screen has not gotten any easier. As much as I have adapted to functioning virtually, I get the sense that a large part of the life I once led is missing. Besides having nowhere to go, I feel like I lost my friends twice in the past year: Once when I returned back to Colorado … [Read more...] about Hope in a pandemic; isolation, digital friendships
Arts & Culture
Communication studies professor Eric Aoki has explored the notion of community through ethnographic research in the small town of Biola, California, located in the heart of the Central Valley. He talks with "Speaking Well" host Greg Dickinson about the ways in which communication defines community, the forces that reshape our understanding of it and approaches to exploring … [Read more...] about Community, conversation, difference with Eric Aoki
Irish crosses on gravestones in an Irish cemetery January 2020. Anna Schwabe | KCSU FM How much do you know about traditional, or trad, Irish music? From instruments to dances, take our quiz to test your trivia knowledge. You might learn something new! Today is St. Patrick's Day, which started as a rather solemn religious holiday. Emigrants to the U.S. began the more … [Read more...] about How much do you know about Irish music?
The Troubles were a time of tension for all people living in Northern Ireland. Irish Nationalists (Republicans) were fighting for Northern Ireland to leave British rule and unite the island of Ireland, while the Irish Unionists (Loyalists) were fighting to stay in the United Kingdom. This was notably a divide of religion, as members of the Irish Republican Army were … [Read more...] about How musicians tackled the Northern Ireland Troubles
Film and media studies scholar from Colorado State University Kit Hughes connects virtually with host of Speaking Well, Greg Dickinson as they both explore the rise and role of corporate TV and other influencers that shape the way we consume and share information. … [Read more...] about The rise, role of workplace media with Kit Hughes