Category: PRI Public Radio International

A former US military officer warns that efforts to target ISIS shouldn’t ‘hijack’ US policy

PRI’s The World Andrew Bacevich, College of Arts & Sciences President Barack Obama is turning to Congress to authorize an expansion of military action against ISIS… Expert quote: “The notion that if ISIS is defeated all will be well, that’s wrong. ISIS is a symptom of a much larger problem. ISIS is not the problem.” View […]

Why energy independence doesn’t actually mean much at all

PRI’s The World Robert Kaufmann, College of Arts & Sciences “We are as free from the grip of foreign oil as we’ve been in almost 30 years,” said President Barack Obama in his State of the Union Speech on Tuesday night. But what do these words actually mean in practice?… Expert quote: “There’s more oil floating around in the […]

More mothers are choosing ‘home’ when deciding where they want to give birth

PRI Public Radio International Eugene Declercq, School of Public Health A study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows a small but growing number of American women are giving birth outside of hospitals… Expert quote: “In the mid-2000’s, there was a bit of a surge in childbirth activism. Women are asking questions about the way birth […]