Political Science

America's Great Divide: From Obama to Trump, Episode 1 114 min.

Episode 1 traces how Barack Obama’s promise of unity collapsed as increasing racial, cultural and political divisions laid the groundwork for the rise of Donald Trump.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2020

America's Great Divide: From Obama to Trump, Episode 2 114 min.

Episode 2 examines how Donald Trump’s campaign exploited the country’s divisions and how his presidency has unleashed anger on both sides of the divide.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2020

The Poison Squad 111 min.

Based on the book by Deborah Blum,The Poison Squad tells the story of government chemist Dr. Harvey Wiley, who took on powerful food manufacturers and their allies. Following Wiley’s unusual experiments and tireless advocacy, the film charts the path of the forgotten man who laid the groundwork for U.S. consumer protection laws, and ultimately the creation of the FDA.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2020

Targeting El Paso 54 min.

FRONTLINE examines how El Paso became Trump's immigration testing ground, and then the target of a white supremacist. Through interviews with border patrol agents, militias, local advocates, and migrants, this is the inside story from the epicenter of the border crisis.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2020

Anti-Zionism Is the New Anti-Semitism: A Debate 83 min.

Anti-Semitism, or hostility to Jews, has pervaded many parts of the world to varying degrees for centuries. When attacks on Jews turned violent in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, some Jews formed a movement, known as Zionism, to create a separate homeland for the Jewish people. After the Holocaust resulted in the murder of 6 million Jews during World War II (1939–45), Zionists founded the...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2020

It’s Time to Expand Nuclear Power: A Debate 103 min.

Nuclear power produces approximately 10 percent of the world's energy supply but has for decades sparked controversy among scientists, citizens, and politicians. Supporters of nuclear power argue that it is environmentally safe and an effective means of reducing greenhouse gases and combating climate change. Wind and solar power have a role to play, they contend, but are not sufficient to meet the...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2020

Two Cheers for Two Parties: A Debate 93 min.

The two-party system has dominated American politics for more than 150 years, with Democrats and Republicans vying for office on both the national and local levels. With partisanship and polarization soaring in the United States in recent years, however, the two-party system has come under increasing fire. Critics argue that the two-party system runs contrary to the intent of the nation's founders...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2020

World Systems Theory 20 min.

World Systems Theory originated in the work of the late Immanuel Wallerstein, and before him, from the related theory of development: "Dependency Theory." This program discusses how these theories explain the inequality between richer and poorer nations, providing an important corrective to both classical development perspectives and Marxist ones. It traces the history of how the underdeveloped na...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2020

New! Walk the Walk 28 min.

This film showcases a unique college class where students go beyond talking about possible solutions to the problems facing American society to implementing actual policy changes that get at their root causes. Over a 12 year period, the film follows classes as they try to solve devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina; successfully raise the minimum wage in San Jose, California; and develop policie...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

East Lake Meadows 105 min.

In 1970, a public housing community was opened in Atlanta called East Lake Meadows. But as public housing was abandoned and stigmatized, it became nearly uninhabitable. In the mid-1990s, it was bulldozed to make way for mixed-income housing. Through the stories of former residents, this film raises questions about poverty and limited housing opportunity for African Americans.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2019