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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

​Is the University an Agent of Change? A Conversation with Historian Eddie ColeMarch 01, 2021 Episode artwork What is the role of a public historian?: A Conversation with Anthea Hartig February 15, 2021 Episode artwork Addressing the Intersection of Homelessness & Mental Health: A Conversation with Dr. Jonathan SherinFebruary 01, 2021 Episode artwork Insurrection, White Nationalism, and the Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.: A Conversation with Robin D. KelleyJanuary 20, 2021 Episode artwork Picking Favorites: U.S. Foreign Aid and Favored Minorities in IraqJanuary 11, 2021 Episode artwork The Evolution of Hate Crimes and the Fight Against Them: A Conversation with Robin TomaDecember 28, 2020 Episode artwork How Did We Get Here? The Current State of the Republican Party: A Conversation with Mike MurphyDecember 14, 2020 Episode artwork How did Los Angeles become the “Homeless Capital” of the United States?November 30, 2020 Episode artwork 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