Learn Something New on the UNC Press Presents Podcast

Learn something new or find your next read on the UNC Press Presents podcast. The podcast, produced in partnership with the New Books Network, features authors talking about their books & areas of expertise. In this post we’re highlighting some of our recent episodes but you can browse all episodes on the UNC Press Presents webpage, or wherever you get your podcasts.

Learn more about Empty Fields, Empty Promises: A State-By-State Guide to Understanding and Transforming the Right to Farm by Loka Ashwood, Danielle Diamond, Allen Franco, Aimee Imlay, and Lindsay Kuehn

Since their adoption, there has yet to be a comprehensive analysis of what Right to Farm laws do and who they benefit. Empty Fields, Empty Promises offers the first national analysis and guide to every state’s right-to-farm laws to help readers track and navigate their local and regional legal landscape.

Robin Judd in conversation with Paul Lerner on her new book Between Two Worlds: Jewish War Brides After the Holocaust

In Between Two Worlds Historian Robin Judd, whose grandmother survived the Holocaust and married an American soldier after liberation, introduces us to the Jewish women who lived through genocide and went on to wed American, Canadian, and British military personnel after the war.

Tune in for a conversation with Sarah Parry Myers, author of Earning Their Wings: The WASPs of World War II and the Fight for Veteran Recognition, and Miranda Melcher

Established by the Army Air Force in 1943, the Women’s Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) program opened to civilian women with a pilot’s license who could afford to pay for their own transportation, training, and uniforms. Sarah Parry Myers offers a history of this short-lived program and considers its long-term consequences for the participants and subsequent generations of servicewomen and activists.

In this episode Max Felker-Kantor, author of DARE to Say No: Policing and the War on Drugs in Schools, is in discussion with Jeffrey Lamson

Max Felker-Kantor has assembled the first history of DARE, which began in Los Angeles in 1983 as a joint venture between the police department and the unified school district. He shows how policing entered US schools and framed drug use as the result of personal responsibility, moral failure, and poor behavior deserving of punishment rather than something deeply rooted in state retrenchment, the abandonment of social service provisions, and structures of social and economic inequality.