Considering the chances of making it to the professional level among student athletes, do the benefits outweigh the risks of sports injuries? Many student athletes may have physical side effects later in life as a result of their playing days. Correspondent Cristian Ponce introduces us to both sides of the debate. A doctor and sports specialist discuss the reality of these types of injuries and the student athletes will discuss why they think the risk of injury and everything else associated is worth it. Hosted by Bob Rucker, Director of the San Jose State School of Journalism and Mass Communications.
Tattoos catch attention. But the placement of the art is can determine job opportunities. Many people are able to keep their ink in view, but it’s banned in some workplaces. Equal Time Correspondent Vanessa Gongora examines the logic behind the rules that force some tattoo wearers to cover up. Hosted by Bob Rucker, Director of the San Jose State School of Journalism and Mass Communications.
This episode of Equal Time discusses the drug scene at music festivals. Certain drugs, especially Molly and Ecstasy, have recently made a serious appearance in concerts. Raves, more specifically, have received backlash for having more injuries and deaths relating to this topic. This episode will include a police officer, representatives from the San Jose State Event Center, and students who enjoy raves. Topics are the stereotypes that raves hold, the precautions venues take, and the legal consequences these drugs may have. Hosted by Bob Rucker, Director of the San Jose State School of Journalism and Mass Communications.
California has been in a state of drought emergency since January of 2014, we have seen long periods of little rain fall, government mandated water usage reduction, and depleting ground water. The biggest issue is not that we don’t have any water, but rather we have not properly conserved water. Equal Time correspondent Jessica Munday, dives into the topic of water conservation and what the county and the San Jose State campus is doing to help the situation. This Equal Time episode will touch on the uses of water for individuals and their ability to help the effort, the ideas of recycled water and purified water, as well as industrial and irrigation conservation efforts. Hosted by Bob Rucker, Director of the San Jose State School of Journalism and Mass Communications.
The Martin Luther King Jr. Library is one of the largest public libraries in California and has won several national awards. Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, It’s the home to San Jose State students. However, the library is also a popular gathering place for homeless people. Some SJSU students are not happy with sharing the library, but others say the homeless have the same right as the students because it’s a public place. In this episode of Equal Time correspondent Estephany Haro will show the adversities that homeless people have to overcome inside the MLK library and how the students and the homeless are able to co-exist.
As mixed martial arts has grown to become a popular practice sport, some people are reexamining the safety risks. Fighters who participate expose themselves to punches to the face, limbs twisted out of joints and suffocation from a headlock. In this episode of Equal Time fighters, coaches and their loved ones share their personal experiences on getting injured and causing injury. Correspondent Justin San Diego discusses if the risk is worth the reward. Hosted by Bob Rucker, Director of the San Jose State School of Journalism and Mass Communications.
Many people remain confused about the definition of a drag queen. Is it a job? A gender preference? Or an art form? A plethora of drag acts have emerged following the success of Rupaul’s Drag Race on the Logo TV network. These performers are redefining the new face of drag. By being able to artistically and sexually express themselves drag queens have become role models for many LGBT people. Correspondent Justin San Diego show us that many of these queens face judgment, but if they can rise above it they can become a hero in their community. Hosted by Bob Rucker, Director of the San Jose State School of Journalism and Mass Communications.
In this episode of Equal Time we explore our universe, both the known and unknown. Recently, scientists verified the detection of gravitational waves and what that discovery could mean to understanding our universe. First predicted by Albert Einstein 100 years ago, this phenomenon is believed to be a key component for scientists to understand how it all began. Could they finally recreate or see the Big Bang? Correspondent Matthew Dziak has the extended coverage of new astronomy discoveries in a mysterious universe. Hosted by Bob Rucker, Director of the San Jose State School of Journalism and Mass Communications.