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Then & Now

UCLA Luskin Center for History and Policy

Then & Now connects past to present, using historical analysis and context to help guide us through modern issues and policy decisions. Then & Now is brought to you by the UCLA Luskin Center for History and Policy.Then & Now is produced by Maia Ferdman and David Myers, and features original music by Daniel Raijman.

Recent Episodes

Analyzing the Aftermath: A Post-Election Conversation with Lorrie Frasure, Lynn Vavreck, and Zev YaroslavskyNovember 16, 2020 Episode artwork Special Pre-Election Episode: 2012, 2016, 2020. A Long View on Next Tuesday's Presidential Election Featuring Lynn Vavreck and Zev YaroslavskyOctober 29, 2020 Episode artwork African American Women’s Definitions of Success: A Conversation on Homemade Citizenship with Koritha MitchellOctober 19, 2020 Episode artwork Distinct Histories, Shared Struggles: A Conversation with Prof. Kyle Mays on Indigenous Peoples DayOctober 12, 2020 Episode artwork The Past, Present, and Future of Traffic Congestion in Los AngelesOctober 05, 2020 Episode artwork Political Polarization, Civility, and Deliberative Democracy: A Conversation with Carolyn Lukensmeyer September 21, 2020 Episode artwork Are Jews White? A Conversation on Race, Erasure, and Sephardic History with Devin NaarSeptember 08, 2020 Episode artwork AnnouncementAugust 31, 2020 Episode artwork Women's Political Empowerment in the U.S. Since the 19th Amendment: A Conversation with Ellen DuboisAugust 24, 2020 Episode artwork Cruel, Unusual, and Overcrowded: A Conversation on California Prisons with Sharon DolovichAugust 17, 2020 Episode artwork Is the U.S. Entering an Authoritarian Era? A Conversation with Samuel Moyn and Vera EidelmanAugust 10, 2020 Episode artwork Mass Incarceration, Mass Deportation, and the Persistence of White Supremacy: A Conversation with Kelly Lytle HernándezAugust 03, 2020 Episode artwork "On The Basis of Sex:" A Conversation about the Supreme Court and LGBTQ Rights with ACLU Legal Director David ColeJuly 27, 2020 Episode artwork Reimagining Israel-Palestine: A Conversation with Peter Beinart on American Jews, Israel, and the the Principle of Equality for AllJuly 20, 2020 Episode artwork The Woman Worker, Reproductive Labor, and the ILO: A Conversation with Eileen BorisJuly 13, 2020 Episode artwork The Black Athlete as "Racial Project": A Conversation on Race, Politics, and Sports with Ben CarringtonJuly 06, 2020 Episode artwork Pride, Progress, and Power: A Conversation with Bamby SalcedoJune 29, 2020 Episode artwork Bella Abzug, Feminism, and Resistance Politics Today: A Conversation with Leandra ZarnowJune 22, 2020 Episode artwork Who Counts in the Age of Corona? A Conversation on Latinx Health with David Hayes-BautistaJune 16, 2020 Episode artwork 400 Years of Racism, Myth, and Hope: Historical Perspectives on our Current Moment with Prof. Brenda StevensonJune 11, 2020 Episode artwork Collecting, Curating, Corona and the Black Experience of the American West: A Conversation with Tyree Boyd-PatesJune 09, 2020 Episode artwork The Banality of Evil and the Murder of George Floyd: A Conversation with Robin KelleyJune 04, 2020 Episode artwork All is Not Well in the Golden State: The Scourge of White Nationalism in Southern CaliforniaJune 02, 2020 Episode artwork Bending toward Justice? The Arc of Human Rights over the Past 70 Years: A Conversation with Prof. Tendayi AchiumeMay 26, 2020 Episode artwork How to Act—and Not Act—in Public Health Crises: A Conversation with Dr. Linda RosenstockMay 18, 2020 Episode artwork