Conversations

Deluge and Drought

During the past several months, California’s skies have unexpectedly opened up and drenched the state with rainfall. Prof. Joseph Reichenberger discusses whether the state’s multi-year drought finally is over.

Sushi Scam

Fish fraud — species substitution — can occur anywhere in the fish supply chain: where they are hooked, processed, or even served at a restaurant in your neighborhood. Prof. Demian Willette documented mislabeling of fish in sushi in more than two dozen L.A. restaurants.

America’s Muslims

Anti-Muslim rhetoric and prejudice became a hallmark of the recent U.S. presidential election. Amir Hussain, professor of theological studies, counters myths, lies and stereotypes as he discusses the long history of Muslims in America.

Kate Micucci ’03 Makes Her Mark

Kate Micucci — smart, witty, musical, artistic, funny — could make a living five different ways. We interviewed Kate about funny songs, love, the creative process and the pressure of making a living solely by one’s wits and talent.