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The Rundown introduces a new host, Eric Diaz, in his inaugural episode. Eric interviews Dr. Joe Ueng, Professor of Finance and Chair in the Department of Economics and Finance at the University of St. Thomas-Houston Cameron School of Business. Eric and Dr. Ueng discuss what happened with GameStop shares and Wall Street in January and if something like that can happen again. Dr. Ueng talks about understanding the Stock Market and the health of the economy, and he describes the importance of personal finance as a social justice issue.

 

Joe Chieh-Chung Ueng, Ph.D., CFA

‘Dumb Money’ Is on GameStop, and It’s Beating Wall Street at Its Own Game: NY Times 

UST Cameron School of Business 

Host Isabel Garcia talks with Alumnus Jose Bolivar '14, Academics Program Manager for Houston Independent School District Emerge Program, and his former student, current UST junior and computer science major Fernando Quintero. Jose was Fernando's teacher in high school and encouraged him to apply to UST because of the benefits of a Catholic, liberal arts education. After helping Fernando receive the same scholarship Jose had while at UST, the two formed a bond that continues to allow them to strive to impact others through education and liberal arts.

 

UST Alumni 

Houston Independent School District Emerge Program 

UST School of Education and Human Services 

Larry Payne sits down with Amy Auzenne, Pastoral Associate for Evangelization and Formation at St. Ignatius of Loyola Catholic Church in Spring, TX, to discuss the USCCB document Open Wide Our Hearts and talk about how her suburban community at St. Ignatius is opening themselves to encounter - learning to see, hear and love their neighbor.

Alex Yemeck, host, sits down with Cimela Kidonakis ’09, a UST Alumna and documentary filmmaker to talk about faith, filmmaking, and how UST prepared her for the unconventional career path she has taken. She shares her experience of filming a documentary about the apparitions in Medjugorje, Bosnia and  Herzegovina. She also talks about her newest documentary, Where There is Darkness, about a priest who was murdered in Florida. Finally she teases a project she worked on with Gerard Butler.

In this episode of BOLD, Alex Yemeck talks to UST Alumna and graduate student, Brianna Amaya about her work in producing "Not Born to Hate" a three part video series about Race, Racism and Culture in America. Part 1 - Reconciling Race with Students will be out soon.

Amaya shares her experience growing up, the importance of education in her life and why she decided to study philosophy. Finally she shares what prompted her to pursue this important video project and what she hopes comes from it.

Alex Yemeck speaks with Judge Michael Landrum '73, a judge in the 164th district court, about the tension in the judicial system. Landrum explains the difference between a civil case and a criminal case, how that relates to recent court cases regarding police brutality and what steps need to be taken in order to restore a sense of trust in the judicial system across the nation. He also touches on his re-election campaign and lays out how running for a position in the judicial system differs from running for office in the executive and legislative systems.

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