Category: The Common Thread Archives

Common Thread Episode 10 – Fly Over States

February 27th, 2013 0 comments

Guest: Luke Rebecchi

The Common Thread kicks off the semester with two fantastic new cohosts, Howard DePass and Will Clapp, to discuss drones. Listen as guest Luke Rebecchi weighs in on the controversy over using drones domestically, ethical considerations and just how transparent the government should be.

Common Thread Episode 9 – Global Citizens

December 11th, 2012 0 comments

Special Guests: Howard dePass Jr. and Will Clapp

Description: WTBU regualar Will Clapp and Posse Scholar Howard dePass Jr., who’s currently abroad in London, join The Common Thread to discuss global feelings about President Obama’s recent reelection, how politics are perceived abroad, and the concept of personal freedom affecting election issues.

Common Thread Episode 8 – Sanctions and Sacrifices

November 9th, 2012 0 comments

Guests: Jack Goldberg, Kareem Chehayeb, Jay Jones

The Common Thread welcomes Jack Goldberg, a pro-Israel senior, Kareem Chehayeb of BU’s Anti-War Coalition, and Jay Jones of Umoja to debate the US-Iranian Conflict and how effective sanctions really are.

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Common Thread Episode 7 – Crisis Mode

November 7th, 2012 0 comments

Special Guest: Judy Smith

BU alumna and the country’s top crisis management advisor, Judy Smith, sits down with The Common Thread to discuss her work on high profile scandals, ways in which you can protect your reputation, and just how she became the inspiration for ABC’s latest hit show, Scandal.

Episode 6 – Blame it on the Alcohol

April 10th, 2012 0 comments

Guest: Liz Douglas

Manager of Health Programs at Student Health Services Liz Douglas guest stars on The Common Thread to discuss college alcohol culture, how to be safe while drinking and what their most outrageous drinking stories are.

Episode 5 – The Color of Hate

March 30th, 2012 0 comments

Episode 5

Sociology Professor Dr. Ruha Benjamin joins The Common Thread to discuss how racism is perceived in America, the Trayvon Martin case, and the controversy over African-American actors in The Hunger Games.

Special Guest: Dr. Ruha Benjamin

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Episode 4 – How Invisible are the Children?

March 26th, 2012 0 comments

Episode 4

Amanda, Tarif and Greg explore the recent controversy surrounding the Invisible Children organization, the political situation in Uganda, and how the internet is changing social activism.

Episode 3 – Moving On

March 5th, 2012 0 comments

Episode 3

The Common Thread sits down with the Howard Thurman Center Assistant Director Raul Fernandez to discuss his move to the Student Activities Office, what his goal for the Center was and who the sexiest person in the HTC is.

Episode 2 – Gender? I Hardly Know Her!

February 24th, 2012 0 comments

Episode 2

The Common Thread discusses sexuality and gender with The Vagina Monologues Producer Trish Garrity and LGBTQ activist Ileana Tauscher. Listen in to hear these college students talk about female sexuality, the sexuality spectrum, gender roles and biases as they prepare for Boston University’s annual Vagina Monologues show this weekend!

Episode 1 – Campus Hookup Culture

February 21st, 2012 0 comments

Episode 1

The Common Thread tackles college hookup culture, whether students really want relationships, and the four G’s of men at BU.