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Independent Study

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True. Smart. Fearless. Independent Study brings you thoughtful — and thought-provoking — audio stories from Charlottesville, Va.With an ethnographic eye and documentary voice, we make experimental radio in a learning lab led by a University of Virginia anthropologist. Join host Sarah Alberstein and staff as we explore all kinds of social issues and subcultures at UVa and beyond.Independent Study is distributed by Teej.FM, WTJU's podcast network.

Latest Episodes

Committed

All it took was a phone call. Next thing she knew she was at a hospital, in the psych ward. Independent Study kicks off its new season with a look at how and why, year after year, thousands of people are involuntarily committed. We trace the personal stories of two UVa students — including our new producer — and ask some tough questions about mental health and the legal system surrounding it.

29 MIN2019 MAR 30
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Committed

Debtor's Prison

Join us for the last episode of this season of Independent Study as we explore a local story involving discrimination, the law and drivers licenses.

25 MIN2017 JUN 10
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Debtor's Prison

Hangin' with Mama

​What if everything really does happen for a reason? What if people don't stop living once they die?In this episode of Independent Study, ​we're taking a look at a very special relationship between a grandmother and her granddaughter — we're hangin' with Mama.

15 MIN2017 APR 30
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Hangin' with Mama

Death in a Hospital

E"We put death in a hospital." Let's begin with a frank conversation with death's colleague. How does working alongside death affect one's understanding of mortality? How do cultural norms around death influence the way we deliver emergency medical care? Sarah Alberstein explores these questions and more in this inaugural episode of Independent Study.

13 MIN2017 FEB 21
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Death in a Hospital

Independent Study Preview

Coming up on the first episode of Independent Study: a rendezvous with death and emergency medicine. Founding producer and host Sarah Alberstein will be spending the night shadowing an EMT and finding out some frank truths about life and death.

52 s2017 FEB 7
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Independent Study Preview
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Latest Episodes

Committed

All it took was a phone call. Next thing she knew she was at a hospital, in the psych ward. Independent Study kicks off its new season with a look at how and why, year after year, thousands of people are involuntarily committed. We trace the personal stories of two UVa students — including our new producer — and ask some tough questions about mental health and the legal system surrounding it.

29 MIN2019 MAR 30
Comments
Committed

Debtor's Prison

Join us for the last episode of this season of Independent Study as we explore a local story involving discrimination, the law and drivers licenses.

25 MIN2017 JUN 10
Comments
Debtor's Prison

Hangin' with Mama

​What if everything really does happen for a reason? What if people don't stop living once they die?In this episode of Independent Study, ​we're taking a look at a very special relationship between a grandmother and her granddaughter — we're hangin' with Mama.

15 MIN2017 APR 30
Comments
Hangin' with Mama

Death in a Hospital

E"We put death in a hospital." Let's begin with a frank conversation with death's colleague. How does working alongside death affect one's understanding of mortality? How do cultural norms around death influence the way we deliver emergency medical care? Sarah Alberstein explores these questions and more in this inaugural episode of Independent Study.

13 MIN2017 FEB 21
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Death in a Hospital

Independent Study Preview

Coming up on the first episode of Independent Study: a rendezvous with death and emergency medicine. Founding producer and host Sarah Alberstein will be spending the night shadowing an EMT and finding out some frank truths about life and death.

52 s2017 FEB 7
Comments
Independent Study Preview
the END
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