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Reel Review features engaging conversations about film and television with interesting folks and USC experts from across disciplines (public policy, governance, theatre, and cinema) to look at visual storytelling, media literacy, diversity, and the public good.

Hosted by Erroll Southers, Reel Review reminds us that film and TV are powerful and passionate mediums that not only entertain, but reflect and comment on our society. Culture, policy, and politics affect our everyday lives, ideas about how we live, and how we live together. It also influences what we watch, as well as what we take away from those programs.

We want to be smarter about the images and stories we see, and how we can be better together.

Feb 13, 2020

We’re deviating from our normal episode structure today ... we’ll be channeling our inner Leslie Knope to celebrate Parks & Recreation and Galentine's Day.

We all re-watched season 2 episode 16 of Parks & Rec to prepare - but we’re public service nerds, so we can't contain ourselves to just one episode.

Listen as host Aubrey Hicks is joined by Chrysa Perakis, Donnajean Ward, Jovanna Rosen and Prof Nicole Esparza to share our joy of women’s friendships and Leslie Knope’s love of work for the public good.