Experts on today’s news

Jennifer Gorman on Arizona Supreme Court abortion ruling

The Arizona Supreme Court ruled that an abortion law on the books from 1864 – enacting a near total ban on abortion – is enforceable in the state today.

Jennifer Gorman, a senior lecturer in psychology whose primary area of research is women’s reproductive health, is available for interviews to discuss the implications of this ruling. 


Chris Torres on First-Ever National Drinking Water Standard

The Biden administration finalized strict limits on “forever chemicals” in drinking water. Officials say this will reduce exposure for 100 million people and help prevent thousands of illnesses, including cancers.

The rule is the first national drinking water limit on toxic PFAS, or perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances, which are widespread and long lasting in the environment.

Chris Torres, an expert in U.S. environmental policy is available to discuss.


Mara Suttmann-Lea on Next Steps in Race for the White House

With Nikki Haley out of the running, it’s gearing up to be a rematch of the 2020 election.

For in-depth analysis and commentary on this evolving political landscape, connect with assistant professor of government, Mara Suttmann-Lea.


Maggie Redfern on Is it time to start tending the garden and lawn?

Connecticut College Arboretum Director, Maggie Redfern is an expert on native plant gardening and the importance of healthy pollinator habitats.

She can speak to what New Englanders may and may not want to consider doing in their gardens and lawns during the unusually warm weather.


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Eric Fleury on Israel and Hamas at war

In the wake of a large-scale attack by Gaza militants leaving hundreds of Israelis dead, Israel has responded with retaliatory airstrikes and declared war on Hamas.

Eric Fleury, assistant professor of government and international relations, is an expert on U.S. foreign policy and international relations. He is available to discuss the Israel-Hamas conflict and the American government’s support of Israel.