Affirmative action, Black cats, Paranormal activity

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The U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C. Thomas Hawk (CC BY-NC 2.0)

A law professor takes us through the latest Supreme Court arguments on affirmative action. Then, a folklore professor explains how black cats became associated with Halloween. Later, we talk to a Wisconsin paranormal researcher about legends from the area.

Featured in this Show

  • What's at stake in Supreme Court affirmative action case

    The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments over a case challenging affirmative action. We’ll explore what the latest case is arguing and what it could mean for college admissions.

  • When black cats became a symbol of Halloween: Addressing the symbolism, history of black cats

    Black cats are sometimes used as a symbol of Halloween, whether that’s as a symbol of bad luck or as part of a light-hearted Halloween theme. A folklorist joins us to talk about the history of black cats and Halloween and why they became connected with the fall holiday.

  • Dare to be paranormal: Legends from the Midwest

    We talk about infamous and legendary dares from around America’s heartland with a Wisconsin paranormal researcher.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Tyler Ditter Technical Director
  • Lorin Cox Producer
  • Emilie Burditt Producer
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Tanya Washington Hicks Guest
  • Simon Bronner Guest
  • Chad Lewis Guest

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