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The PioPod

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The PioPod is produced by The Pioneer Log, Lewis & Clark College's independent, student-run newspaper. Artwork by Raya Deussen.
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COVID Recap, Student Athlete Experience and Summer Housing
Hey, Pios! Welcome back to The PioPod. In this episode, we will be talking to News Editor Venus Edlin, giving us a recap of LC’s handling of COVID 19, and Arts Editor Aubrey Roche about summer housing and Campus Living’s housing mandate. We’ll also be hearing a conversation between Public Relations Manager Alex Barr and student athletes Daelon Floyd and Erik Schaftlein about the divide between student athletes and the rest of the student body. This episode will feature a voicer from Sports Editor Aidan D’Anna about southern states restricting trans students from sports. Things may have changed by the time you hear this.
35:33
April 30, 2021
Vaccine Clinic Cancelled, Joe Becker and Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield
Hey, Pios! Welcome back to The PioPod. In this episode, we will be talking to News Editor Venus Edlin about LC’s vaccine clinic being cancelled, and fellow News Editor Isabel Rekow about this year’s commencement speaker, Ambassador Linda Thomas Greenfield. We’ll also be hearing a conversation between Arts Editor Kamryn Ford and Associate Vice President for Public Affairs and Communications Joe Becker about his decision to leave LC. This episode will feature voicers from staff writer Tor Parsons about the college’s newest concentrations in data science and cybersecurity, and Opinion Editor Adelaide Kaiser about Taylor Swift’s rerecording of Fearless. Things may have changed by the time you hear this.
31:10
April 9, 2021
LC Budget, Matt Wuerker and Salary Freezes
Hey, Pios! Welcome back to The PioPod! We have some juicy stories to share with y’all today. We will be talking with the Editor in Chief Nic Nerli about LC’s current budget crisis, and listening to News Editor Venus Edlin interview LC Alum Matt Wuerker, a Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoonist and founding staff member of Politico. We are also chatting with staff writer Nathan Oakley about the salary freezes LC faculty and staff are experiencing. Given the complexity of our main segments, this episode will not feature any voicers, but be sure to check out our next episode for those stories. Things may have changed by the time you hear this.
47:36
March 19, 2021
Philip Zimbardo, Third Culture Kid Symposium, and Gender Studies Symposium
Welcome back to The PioPod! On today's episode, we will be talking with Backdoor Editor Mackenzie Herring about psychologist Philip Zimbardo and his lecture to LC students. We are also chatting with News Editor Isabel Rekow about the Third Culture Kid Symposium, as well Phoenix Bruner and Kendall Arlasky, the co-chairs for this year’s Gender Studies Symposium. This episode will feature voicers from News Editor Venus Edlin, discussing this year’s virtual commencement, and staff writer Nicole Nagamatsu sharing what workout videos you should check out on Youtube.
32:55
March 5, 2021
Extending Senior Year, Jobs and Internships and Honoring Black History Month
Hey, Pios! Welcome back to The PioPod! As you probably noticed, this episode, which was supposed to be released last Friday, has been released today due to last week’s winter storm. We, the editorial board, hope you are all safe and sound and have been recovering swiftly. In today's episode, News Editor Venus Edlin will be talking about how the college is allowing this year’s senior class to extend their undergraduate career. We are also chatting with staff writer Amelia Doyle on how to land a job or internship, and staff writer Nathan Oakley, explaining how Portland sports’ teams are honoring Black History Month. This episode will feature voicers from Arts Editor Aubrey Roche, sharing how the beloved Platteau is running this semester, and Sports Editor Aidan D’Anna, describing how LC plans to reconstruct Templeton.
29:08
February 22, 2021
COVID on Campus, the Inauguration and Graffitied Academic Buildings
Hey, Pios! Welcome back to The PioPod! In today's episode, we will be talking with News Editor Isabel Rekow about the rise in COVID cases on campus, and staff writer Marco Dregni about the graffiti seen on academic buildings. We will also hear Editor in Chief Nic Nerli interview Sports Editor Henry Goodier about his experience at the Inauguration. This episode will feature voicers from staff writer Tor Parsons, discussing the goldfish found in LC’s pond, and staff writer Jillian Jackson paying tribute to the passing of LC Law Professor Jeff Jones.
33:09
February 5, 2021
Election Results, Portland Trail Blazers player C.J. McCollum and Sex Positivity
Welcome back to The PioPod! In our last episode of the semester, Jillian Jackson shares how the General Election impacted the LC community. Ariel McGee discusses CJ McCollum, a guard for the Portland Trail Blazers, and his new web series on political activism. Then, Caitlin Chow-Ise describes their Instagram account, @thes3xtalk, promoting dialogue on sex positivity. 
34:26
November 13, 2020
PioPolling, Frank Manor House and the General Election
Welcome back to The PioPod! In this week's episode, News Editor Jacob Muscarella shares the results of PioPoll: U.S. Presidential Election. Web and Social Media Manager Alex Barr describes her spooky late night tour of Frank Manor House. Then, Editor-in-Chief Nic Nerli tells us what local, state and congressional elections we should keep an eye on over the course of election night. 
41:35
October 30, 2020
Student Support Services, College Outdoors and The Corbett House
Welcome back to The PioPod! In this week's episode, Jillian Jackson interviews the director of Students Support Services and the president of the Disabled Student Union, asking how online classes have impacted students' learning. Features editor Maddy Cox explains how College Outdoors has modified their trips using COVID safety precautions. And our Web and Social Media Manager, Alex Barr, shares the history of The Corbett House on the graduate campus. 
29:04
October 15, 2020
Fall 2020 Study Abroad, Prof. Suparna Chahdry, and Remembering RBG.
Welcome back to The PioPod! In this week's episode, Jillian Jackson, a regular contributor to The Pioneer Log, interviews the Dean of Spiritual Life Mark Duntley, talking about how he responded to his study abroad trip being cancelled. Opinion editor Bella Met interviews Prof. Suparna Chahdry, one of two new faculty members joining the International Affairs Department. And Director of Broadcasting Charlotte Powers closes out the show paying tribute to the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. 
29:13
October 2, 2020
LC Budget, Title IX & Disarm PSU
Welcome back to The PioPod! After a summer hiatus, Director of Broadcasting Charlotte Powers interviews three student journalists at The Pioneer Log on the state of Lewis & Clark's finances, changes to Title IX and the disarming of Portland State University police.
26:09
September 18, 2020
Working at LC
In the 9th episode of The PioPod, we spoke with three people who work some of the jobs that help LC function. Listen to a speech by Marc Anthony at the February 26th Phonathon workers' rights rally as well as interviews with Caitlin Chow-Ise, a student employee at the Bon, and Juan Morales, the Watzek night librarian Music by Miles Saxty and artwork by Raya Deussen. The PioPod is produced by The Pioneer Log. Editing by Mateo Kaiser. Hosting by Negasi Brown.
37:27
March 9, 2020
Sustainability at LC
In the 8th episode of The PioPod, Lewis & Clark's sustainability analyst intern, Nicole Godbout goes over the STARS assessment and reveals some concerning gaps in the availability of crucial data. Then LC's Sustainability Director, Amy Dvorak reveals some developments and future plans for sustainability at LC. And lastly, Students Engaged in Eco Defense (SEED) president Lauren Walker talks about how students were the linchpin in getting LC to divest from fossil fuels.
55:56
February 21, 2020
Commentary on the Iran Crisis
In the seventh episode of the PioPod, senior lecturer in the International Affairs department and former advisor to the Shah of Iran Cyrus Partovi comments on the ongoing situation in Iran. We also hear from Abdo Al Rayyis, an international student from Iraq and the host of Abdo's LateShow. Music by Miles Saxty and artwork by Raya Deussen. B-roll sourced from The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. The PioPod is produced by The Pioneer Log. Editing by Mateo Kaiser. Hosted by Negasi Brown.
33:02
February 7, 2020
Speech and Debate at LC
In the sixth episode of The PioPod, Lewis & Clark College's Director of Speech and Debate, Joe Gantt, speaks about the history and success of LC's speech and debate team. Then Kenneth Leja '21 will give an overview of the events in speech followed by two members of LC debate, Anthony Kolshorn '21 and John Ropp '22 debating over whether or not the US should invest in renewable energy sources.
43:44
February 6, 2020
Exploring Research Methods Through Art
In the fifth episode of The PioPod, art history major and Piolog’s Arts Editor Tyler Short interviews Artist in Residence Roz Crews about the interactive exploration of diverse research methods in the Hoffman Gallery. Then Amelia Eichel interviews art and philosophy double major Sara Gallagher on research methods used in the 2019 Studio Art Senior Group Exhibit.
32:47
February 6, 2020
Discussions on Technology at LC
In the third episode of The PioPod, Ochuko Akpovbovbo, Stephen Baker and Quinn Vinlove discuss a new events app that they created for Lewis & Clark College. Then Associate Professor of Computer Science Peter Drake, Associate Professor of Philosophy Joel Martinez and philosophy major and computer science minor Lauren Keegan '20 discuss the ethics of artificial intelligence at LC.
37:03
February 6, 2020
Changes to Student Life at LC
In the first episode of The Lewis & Clark Pioneer Log's new podcast, The PioLog, our host Negasi Brown gives an overview of announcements and events from this week. Then Amelia Eichel '20 interviews Vice President of Student Life Robin Holmes Sullivan on her plans to redesign LC to improve student life.
22:17
February 6, 2020
Political Science Professor on the Impeachment Inquiry
In the second episode of The PioPod Negasi Brown goes over some announcements and events happening around Lewis & Clark College. Then LC students recount their experiences at the Global Climate Strike and the Climate Strike for Immigrant justice. Then Political Science major Jacob Muscarella '21 interviews Political Science Professor Ben Gaskins about the impeachment inquiry into President Trump.
24:39
February 6, 2020
Careers for Pioneers
Learn about the career opportunities awarded to Lewis & Clark undergraduate students at the annual Opportunity Fair in an interview with Employer Relations Coordinator Amanda Wheaton.  Hanna Merzbach interviews Niels Marquardt, LC's first Diplomat in Residence on how LC students can venture into a career abroad. And lastly, LC dropout, Aidan Rankin-Williams talks about his decision to leave college to pursue an exciting blockchain startup that he cofounded called GameCoin Labs.
42:07
February 6, 2020