In The Media - Archive 2005

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NPR's All Things Considered, Dec. 18: Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and Sanford Institute journalism professor William Raspberry talks about his career as he retires from the Washington Post, where he started as a teletype operator 43 years ago.

(Raleigh) Triangle Business Journal, Dec. 14 -- The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation will fund a four-year initiative by the Duke University Center for Health Policy aimed at helping state leaders expand programs to help the uninsured. Also News 14 Carolina.

Philip Cook , ITT Professor of Public Policy and co-author of "The Winner-Take-All Society," discusses the political implications of a report on world wealth in the June 10 San Francisco Chronicle.

Charles Clotfelter, Z. Smith Reynolds Professor of Public Policy Studies, talks about the implications of a revised Census Bureau estimate of the number of uninsured Americans on public radio’s April 26 Marketplace. Link to audio

In the April 20 USA Today, a 2001 study on gentrification in Boston by Assistant Professor of PPS and Economics Jacob Vigdor was cited, which found that a poor resident living in a gentrifying neighborhood was less likely to move. Vigdor discussed the irrationality of the prevalent feeling of dislike towards gentrification.

Assistant Research Professor of PPS Christopher Conover appeared on WUNC-91.5 FM’s public affairs program “The State of Things” on April 18 to discuss poverty, health insurance and wellness. Listen (mp3) or (RealMedia)

On April 13, Associate Professor of PPS and History Robert Korstad appeared on WUNC-91.5 FM’s program “The State of Things” to talk about what has changed for poor people in North Carolina over the past 40 years, as part of the station’s series, “North Carolina Voices: Understanding Poverty.” Listen (mp3) or (RealMedia)

On March 25, Z. Smith Reynolds Professor of PPS Charles T. Clotfelter appeared on WUNC-91.5 FM’s program “The State of Things” to discuss the proposed N.C. lottery.
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On March 3, Associate Professor of PPS and History Robert Korstad appeared on WUNC-91.5 FM’s program “The State of Things” to discuss a union organizing campaign at R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. in Winston-Salem, the company’s response and the history of union organizing in North Carolina. (RealMedia)

On February 4, Donald Taylor, assistant professor of PPS and community and family medicine, Center for Health Policy, Law, and Management, was quoted in a USA Today article that while undoing the harm from smoking is not immediate, the earlier one starts, the better. A smoking study he co-authored with Dr. Truls Ostbye, professor of community and family medicine was also cited.

In a Feb. 3 article in The Christian Science Monitor, Sanford Institute Director Bruce Jentleson commented that in her first foreign trip to Europe and the Middle East, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice would emphasize diplomacy and cooperation among allies.

In a Jan. 31 Christian Science Monitor article, ITT/Terry Sanford Professor of PPS Philip Cook said a handgun ban in San Francisco will not prevent criminals from obtaining guns.

Salon.com quoted Eugene C. Patterson Professor of the Practice of Journalism and PPS Susan Tifft Jan. 12, saying that talk-show host and syndicated columnist Armstrong Williams’s acceptance of $240,000 from the Department of Education before conducting a flattering interview with Education Secretary Rod Paige showed that “he should stick with P.R.”