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Episode 10: Dr. James Goodnow Pt. 1 (Great Decisions)

Description: Interview with Dr. James Goodnow for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) podcast. In this episode, Susan sits down with Dr. James Goodnow, Adjunct Professor of International Studies at UNT, to discuss a special series of discussions he's offering for OLLI at UNT this semester as part of the nationwide Great Decisions global affairs program. Dr. Goodnow explains how these discussions work and also talks with Susan about his academic background, how he became involved with OLLI at UNT, and his personal experiences traveling around the world.
Date: February 15, 2019
Creator: Supak, Susan & Goodnow, James D.
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

Special Episode: 2020 Census 101 with Jennifer Pope and Marq Youngblood

Description: Interview with Jennifer Pope and Marq Youngblood for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) podcast. In this episode, Susan speaks with two representatives of the U.S. Census Bureau about the importance of the 2020 Census. Jennifer Pope, Partnership Specialist for the Dallas Regional Census Center, talks with Susan about the history of the U.S. Census and the crucial information it generates for states and local communities. Marq Youngblood, Regional Recruiting Coordinator for the Denver/Dallas Region, discusses some of the exciting job opportunities that are available with the Census in 2020.
Date: January 15, 2020
Creator: Supak, Susan; Pope, Jennifer & Youngblood, Marq
Partner: University of North Texas

Episode 14: Dr. Milan Reban

Description: Interview with Dr. Milan Reban for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) podcast. In this very special episode, Susan sits down for an extended conversation with Dr. Milan Reban. This episode was recorded on March 15, 2019, exactly 80 years to the day since Nazi troops descended on Dr. Reban's hometown. Dr. Reban shares vivid memories of his childhood in Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia during World War II, as well as the aftermath of the war and its impact on his own life and that of his family. Dr. Reban also discusses the courses he's taught for OLLI at UNT, many based on his own powerful life story, and how he first became involved with our program.
Date: March 15, 2019
Creator: Supak, Susan & Reban, Milan
Partner: University of North Texas