Kristen Meinzer

Kristen Meinzer appears in the following:

How Integrated Education Began at the University of Texas at Austin

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Last week, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Fisher v. University of Texas. It’s a case that could bring an end to affirmative action, if the plaintiff, white student Abigail...

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University of Texas Students Weigh in on Affirmative Action

Thursday, October 18, 2012

The Supreme Court is currently considering the case of Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, which centers on whether affirmative action should play a role in student admission. Th...

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Colleges Roll Voter Registation Into Freshman Orientation

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Every Four years, college campuses are bombarded with volunteers trying to get register young voters to vote. However, this year many of these volunteers found that many of the stud...

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One Tough Neighborhood, Two Friends, and Thousands of Photos

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

We’ve seen the rough, urban neighborhood documented thousands of times by photojournalists dating all the way back to Jacob Riis in the 1800s. Over and over again, the images appear t...

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Movie Date: Dr. Demento, Waterbeds, the Ayatollah Khomeini, and 'Argo'

Friday, October 12, 2012

In this week's Movie Date podcast, Kristen shares her memories of the Ayatollah Khomeini and waterbeds while Rafer reminisces about Dr. Demento and parody music. It's all in honor of the new Ben Affleck-directed movie - based on real events - "Argo." They also talk a bit about "Seven Psychopaths" and Mahatma Gandhi.

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David Thomson on 'The Big Screen'

Friday, October 12, 2012

It’s Friday, when we talk about movies on the Takeaway. And today, rather than focus on a specific new release, we’re looking at the big picture. From silent films to youtube videos, ...

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What Falling Feels Like

Thursday, October 11, 2012

This week, extreme athlete Felix Baumgartner embarks on a 23-mile free fall, with the hope of breaking the sound barrier. What will he be facing? And what does falling feel like to the rest of us less-extreme athletes?

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Does the College Recruitment Brochure Depict Diversity Dreams or Realities?

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Most of us have seen those brochures, featuring four to seven kids of various skin tones on the cover. But what goes into making them? Are the kids real, or just models? And is the di...

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Creations, Myths, and the Untold Story of Marvel Comics

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Good guys, bad guys, and enforcers of the American way. No, we’re not talking about politics. We’re talking about comic book heroes! And specifically those from the multi-billion doll...

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The Real Life Story of the Fake Movie Designed to Rescue American Hostages in Iran

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

In 1979, as the Iranian Revolution was in high gear, militants took over the U.S. embassy in Tehran, holding 52 Americans hostage. While the United States negotiated the release of th...

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In Defense of a Shorter Maternity Leave

Monday, October 08, 2012

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is facing plenty of heat for returning to her job only two weeks after giving birth. But there are new moms who’ve taken even shorter maternity leaves. Denise ...

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Lee Daniels on "The Paperboy"

Friday, October 05, 2012

Academy Award-nominated director Lee Daniels talks about negative reviews, standing ovations, Nicole Kidman doing her own make-up, and his strange genre-bending new movie "The Paperboy"

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Movie Date: 'Taken 2'

Friday, October 05, 2012

Rafer and Kristen have learned a lot from movies over the years. But it's quite possible that no movie will ever teach them more than this weekend's big release, "Taken 2," starring Liam Neeson. In this week's podcast, Rafer and Kristen go over ten of the lessons they learned from the action thriller.

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New Movie Releases: 'Taken 2,' 'The Paperboy'

Friday, October 05, 2012

Each Friday, the Movie Date team gives their take on the weekend's big movie releases. Rafer Guzman and Kristen Meinzer are the hosts of Movie Date. In addition to hosting the podcast...

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Plunging Currency and Protests in Iran

Thursday, October 04, 2012

Yesterday, hundreds of demonstrators flooded the streets of Tehran, chanting anti-government slogans and setting garbage cans on fire. The cause of the protests: money.

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Why We Care About Jimmy Hoffa

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

This past week, Detroit and much of America held its breath, waiting to find out if the newest lead on Jimmy Hoffa’s disappearance would reveal the truth. Thirty-seven years later, wh...

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Don't Mention It: The War On Drugs with Eugene Jarecki

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

This election season the candidates have focused their message on the employment and the middle class. These issues are no doubt important, but what is the hyper-focus on economy leav...

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Election 2012: When the Enthusiasm Fades

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Sometimes we’re madly in love with our candidates, but sometimes that love fades. That's been the case for Hermene Hartman, an Obama supporter from Chicago.

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Exploring Asian American Comic Book Artists and Imagery

Monday, October 01, 2012

Seventy years ago, half of all Americans read comic books, and much of what they saw were stereotypical images of Asian kamikazes, gurus, temptresses, and lotus flowers. How did Asian...

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The Best High School Movies

Friday, September 28, 2012

In honor of our weeklong series on education, we want to hear your favorite high-school-based movies. In the spirit of our series, we're going to stick with movies that take place at public schools.

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