The Baldy Center Podcast 2021 - 2022

Tha Baldy Center.

The Baldy Center Podcast highlights UB faculty research and perspectives on current issues and events. We focus on UB's interdisciplinary scholars of law, legal institutions, and social policy.

Spring 2022: Season 4

Fall 2021: Season 3


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Edgar Girtain.

Edgar Girtain, Podcast Fall 2021 Host/Producer 

Podcast Host/Producer

Edgar Girtain is host/producer of the 2021-22 Edition of The Baldy Center Podcast. He is a PhD student in the music department at SUNY Buffalo, where he studies with David Felder. Girtain is a director of the Casa de Las Artes at the University of Southern Chile (UACh), and president of the Southern Chilean Composers Forum (FoCo Sur). Girtain is an eminent composer, pianist, and writer of his own biographies. His diverse areas of work are often collaborative, cross-disciplinary, and international in ambition if not in practice. 

Executive Producers

Samantha Barbas
Professor, UB School of Law; Director, The Baldy Center

Caroline Funk 
Associate Director, The Baldy Center

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Pre-Season Trailers

The Fall 2021 Season of The Baldy Center Podcast presents episodes about climate change, the opiod crisis, major league sports,  the 'adventure of thinking', and more.  The Spring 2022 Season features episodes about online sports betting and arbitration, the Civil Rights Movement, music and the Great Migration, Marxism, and the Supreme Court, among other topics.

Welcome to Season 4 of The Baldy Center Podcast, produced at the University at Buffalo. This spring, we return with new episodes about Marxism and the Civil Rights Movement, music and the Great Migration, the Supreme Court, sports betting and arbitration, and more.

Trailer transcript: Have you ever wondered how Marxism intersected with the Civil Rights Movement? Or how a cello can tell the story of the Great Migration? Or how legal briefs make it to the Supreme Court? Or how sports betting arbitration works in Brazil?

All of this, and more, is brought to you by scholars from across the University at Buffalo and beyond in season four of the Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy Podcast. I’m your host, Edgar Girtain. Stay tuned for more.