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May 7, 2021 @ 8:45 am

We greet our new co-host Halee and say goodbye to Dane (PAEP 56)

In this episode, we welcome Halee Fisher as the new co-host of the Purdue Ag Econ Podcast. Ken and Halee chat with past co-host, Dane Erickson, about highlights from his Boilermaker experience, the benefits he received from working as an undergraduate researcher with Dr. Carson Reeling, the challenges/opportunities he faced applying to grad school during COVID, and his future plans as a master’s student.

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April 21, 2021 @ 2:03 pm

Inside the field of Environmental Economics with Dr. Carson Reeling (PAEP 55)

Ken and Dane talk with Dr. Carson Reeling about the field of Environmental Economics. Topics discussed include the economics behind bear and deer hunting permits, using economics as a tool for conservation, finding the value of things which exist outside traditional markets, and the “Purdue energy.” 

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March 26, 2021 @ 7:51 am

Our unconscious influence on self-reported data, with Dr. Nicole Olynk-Widmar (PAEP 54)

Ken and Dane talk with Dr. Nicole Widmar about the role self-reported data plays in our increasingly data-driven world, from eating habits to COVID-19. Dr. Widmar shares insights on Social Desirability Bias, or the ways we unconsciously influence self-reported data to portray ourselves in a better light than reality.

 

 

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February 8, 2021 @ 11:00 am

Ken and Dane talk with Food and Agricultural Economist, Dr. Jayson Lusk (PAEP 53)

Dr. Ken Foster and Dane Erickson start the Spring 2021 semester by speaking with Purdue Ag Econ Department Head and Distinguished Professor, Jayson Lusk.

Lusk is a food and agricultural economist who studies "what we eat and why we eat it." He has been listed as one of the most prolific and cited food and agricultural economists of the past two decades.

The trio discuss changes in the Ag Econ Department, food insecurity in the time of COVID, and the increasingly "virtual" job market.

 

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November 10, 2020 @ 3:06 pm

Development Economics Chat with Purdue Ag Econ’s Dr. Kajal Gulati (PAEP 52)

Ken and Dane talk with Dr. Kajal Gulati, Purdue Ag Econ’s newest professor and expert in Development Economics. Dr. Gulati shares with insights into problems and opportunities in rural development around the world in the wake of the Coronavirus Pandemic.

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October 5, 2020 @ 8:54 am

Building Your Professional Brand and Competing in the Virtual Job Market (PAEP 51)

Ken and Dane speak with Purdue alum Ernie Humphrey (CEO of Treasury Webinars) about preparing for virtual interviews, building your professional brand, and staying connected to Purdue as an alum.

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September 30, 2020 @ 2:35 pm

Purdue chosen to host the North Central Regional Center for Rural Development (PAEP 50)


In the 50th Agricultural Economics Podcast, Ken and Dane visit with Drs. Maria Marshall and Michael Wilcox about Rural Development and the relocation of the North Central Regional Center for Rural Development (NCRCRD) to Purdue. What NCRCRD is and what it means for Purdue.

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September 22, 2020 @ 9:09 am

Addressing Issues of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Part 2: Racism in Our Society (PAEP 49)

Part 2 of 2: Last summer was socially challenging and not only because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The violent death of George Floyd and others of color at the hands of police and the subsequent protests around the country remind us that we have not yet fully implemented the ideals of our country’s founding documents.  Ken and Dane chat with Professor Pamala Morris, Assistant Dean and Director of Multicultural Programs in Purdue’s College of Agriculture, about systemic racism, what it’s like to be black in America today, and what we can all do to improve our world.

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September 16, 2020 @ 2:29 pm

Addressing Issues of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Part 1: Purdue’s Activity (PAEP 48)

The summer of 2020 was socially challenging and not only because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The violent death of George Floyd and others of color at the hands of police and the subsequent protests around the country remind us that we have not yet fully implemented the ideals of our country’s founding documents. Ken and Dane chat with Professor Pamala Morris, Assistant Dean and Director of Multicultural Programs in Purdue’s College of Agriculture, about some of the actions Purdue and the College of Agriculture are taking to address these challenges.

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August 12, 2020 @ 10:47 am

Protect Purdue Chat with Provost Jay Akridge (PAEP 47)

Dr. Ken Foster and Dane Erickson talk with Purdue Provost Jay Akridge about the challenges and plans for residential learning at Purdue this fall. 

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