In The Media - Archive 2009

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The PBS NewsHour. Dec. 29. Associate Professor of Public Policy David Schanzer discusses the cost-effectiveness of investing in screening devices to combat terrorist attempts on airplanes with host Gwen Ifill.

The Washington Post. Dec. 29. A former illegal immigrant, now a citizen, acts as a "cultural concierge," helping more recent immigrants assimilate to the U.S. said Jacob Vidgor, professor of public policy.

The News and Observer. Dec. 28. Professor of Public Policy Philip Cook discusses the findings in his new study that the death penatly costs the state of North Carolina nearly $11 million a year.

Duke Today. December 17. Research by Associate Professor of Public Policy Kate Whetten shows that orphans are a viable option for some children in Asia and Africa.

Fox Business News. Dec. 16. Professor of Public Policy James Hamilton talks about his research into personality traits and their impact on decision-making for his book "You Are What You Choose."

Durham Herald-Sun. Dec. 16. Visiting Lecturer Christopher Gergen launches a new social entrepreneur program called Bull Durham Forward. Gergen runs the Entrepreneurial Leadership Initiative within the Hart Leadership Program at Sanford.

WUNC 91.5. Dec. 10. Professor of Public Policy Jay Hamilton discusses his new book "You Are What You Choose" on radio show "The State of Things."

The New York Times. Dec. 2. Assistant Professor of Public Policy Donald H. Taylor comments on the effect of cuts to home health care proposed as part of the health care reform bill.

The Washington Times. Dec. 2. Visiting Lecturer Christopher Gergen the growing trend for political advocacy by philanthropic groups.

WUNC 91.5. Associate Professor of Public Policy Kate Whetten discusses the rise of HIV/AIDS in the Deep South on World AIDS Day on the radio show "The State of Things."

Reno Gazette-Journal. Nov. 22. Professor of Public Policy Philip Cook discusses the success of interlock devices in reducing repeat drunk-driving incidents.

U.S. News & World Report. Nov. 17. This article about "the green consumer" applies the analysis of personal traits from the new book You Are What You Chose by James Hamilton, professor of public policy, and Scott deMarchi.

Time. Nov. 12. James Hamilton, professor of public policy, and Scott de Marchi discuss their new book You Are What You Chose in this Q&A.

The New York Times. Nov. 12. Joel Fleishman, professor of public policy, comments on the trend of foundations spending down their endowments.

The Chronicle of Philanthropy Nov. 12. Professors of Public Policy Edward Skloot and Joel Fleishman comment on the new Social Impact Exchange, a first-of-its-kind forum aimed at increasing conversation about social philanthropic efforts.

Wisconsin Public Radio Nov. 10. Donald Taylor, Assistant Professor of Public Policy, called in to the Joy Cardin Show to discuss the latest in the health care reform debate: the bill recently passed in the House of Representatives. Now it moves on to the Senate, where Taylor predicts it will have obstacles to overcome.

UNC-TV Nov. 9. The documentary, "North Carolina Giving," narrated by Amb. James Joseph, professor of public policy, explores philanthropy across the state.

NPR Nov. 3, William Darity, Professor of Public Policy and African and African-American Studies, comments on the impact of the recession on the economic outlook for African Americans. Darity is organizing a summit of black economists at UNC and Duke to discuss this economic climate.

The Grio Oct. 30. Professor of Public Policy and African and African-American Studies William Darity, in collaboration with Darrick Hamilton, discuss Federal Reserve Chief Ben Bernanke's comments regarding the disparity in wealth between races.

The (Raleigh) News & Observer Oct. 30. Assistant Professor of Public Policy Donald Taylor's latest in a series of columns. In it, he discusses the limits of a public option in the bill introduced to the Senate by Majority Leader Harry Reid.

Los Angeles Times, Oct. 20. Professors of Public Policy Charles Clotfelter, Helen Ladd, and Jacob Vigdor's study on educational achievement cited in the Times' value-added research project.

Los Angeles Times, Oct. 19. Professor of Public Policy and Economics Helen Ladd comments on 'value-added' teacher evaluations.

KUER 90.1, Oct 19. Assistant Professor of Public Policy Don Taylor discussing policies about end-of-life care.

Billboard, Oct. 19. A new study by Assistant Professor of Public Policy Marc Bellemare and Andrew Holmberg of the Dept. of Justice examines how music piracy by college students is influenced by three factors: price, punishment and morality.

The Genomics Law Report, Oct. 19. Research Professor of Public Policy Robert Cook-Deegan discusses how the rapid pace of research in geonomics is outpacing law and social concerns.

The (Raleigh) News & Observer, Oct. 13. Susan Haga, assistant research professor for the Institute for Genome Sciences and Policy and public policy, discusses some of the ethic issues surrounding the practice of taking blood samples from newborn babies in this Op-Ed.

WUNC 91.5 Oct. 12. Philip Bennet, professor of the practice of journalism and public policy was a guest on the show "The State of Things," talking about the moral and ethical dilemmas journalists face as government watchdogs and how newspaper reporters can work to stay relevant in the digital age.

The (Raleigh) News & Observer, Sept. 25. Assistant Professor of Public Policy Don Taylor examines the Baucus bill as part of his ongoing series of commentaries on health care reform.

The New York Times, Sept. 21. Professor of Political Science and Public Policy Peter Feaver is quoted in the article "Good Will, but Few Foreign Policy Benefits for Obama."

The Chronicle of Higher Education, Sept. 21, Visiting Professor of the Practice in the DeWitt Wallace Center for Media and Democracy John Burness discusses the current state of Study Abroad programs in American universities.

WPR, Sept. 17. Don Taylor, assistant professor of public policy, discusses the implications of the Senate Finance Committee bill for health care reform with Wisconsin Public Radio host Joy Cardin.

The American Prospect, September 16.  William "Sandy" Darity, Arts and Sciences Professor of Public Policy, is the co-author of this article on "Race, Wealth, and Intergenerational Poverty" examining the persistent wealth gap between white and blacks and Latinos.

NPR, Sept. 14, Professor of Political Science and Public Policy Peter Feaver discusses the timeline of the war in Afghanistan.

New York Times blog, “Room for Debate” September 10. "What Was Missing in Obama’s Speech?" Assistant Professor Don Taylor suggests Medicare can be a vehicle for compromise in health policy reform.

The New York Times, August 31. Senior Associate Dean Phil Cook and Maeve Gearing, PhD candidate at the Sanford School, proposed, that with proper oversight and coordination, the ignition interlock could be an extraordinarily effective way to prevent drunk-driving recidivism.

The Washington Times, August 26.  Visiting Lecturer Chrisopher Gergen discusses programs that college offer students to promote leadership and engagement with their local communities.

WUNC 91.5 FM, August 18.  Professor of Public Policy Jake Vigdor was a guest on the program "The State of Things," discussing the impact of recent budget cuts on education in the state.

The News Hour, July31. Assistant PPS David Schanzer was a guest on The News Hour, discussing domestic security issues in the wake of the arrest of suspected terrorists in North Carolina., July 27. Assistant PPS Don Taylor's Interview on WRAL News, listing his Helath care Commentaries.

Duke Today, July 27. Professor Frank A. Sloan and Professor Kevin A. Schulman, Co-Author article, "Putting the reform back into Health care Reform".

North Carolina Public Radio (WUNC), July 23. James T. Hamilton, professor of public policy and director of the DeWitt Wallace Center for Media and Democracy, was interviewed by Host Frank Stasio, on his radio show "The State of Things", on new business model for newspapers.

Duke News, July 1.  A Q&A with Dean Bruce Kuniholm about Sanford's transition from Institute to School.

The New York Times, June 24 Kathryn Whetten, associate professor of PPS, discusses how little is know about orphan care in Tanzania and other parts of Africa.

Duke News, June 24.  Duke announces new Board of Trustees members, including Sanford alumni Sunny Kantha., June 4. Phillip Bennett, who will join Sanford in the fall as the Eugene C. Patterson Professor of the Practice of Journalism and Public Policy, discusses how the nonprofit model could lead to solutions for the field of journalism., June 3. Professor of PPS Jay Hamilton, director DeWitt Wallace Center for Media and Democracy, discusses his program's new approach to saving journalism through new hires, conferences and research.

NPR, May 28. In an interview with NPR, Professor of PPS Jay Hamilton, director of the DeWitt Wallace Center for Media and Democracy, discusses four things consumers look for in a newspaper., May 15. Sanford Professor of PPS and Political Science Bruce Jentleson writes, "What happens in Las Vegas may stay in Vegas, as the old advertising mantra goes, but what happens in nation-states doesn't stay inside those states." Political instability in Pakistan has potential global impact, as does the failed Somali state; weaknesses of some countries "pose a viral threat ..."

Education Week, May 6. Public Policy student Adrienne Ziluca ('09) wrote this op-ed supporting continued funding for arts in education as part of her PPS 121 (Reporting Public Policy) coursework.

The Washington Post, May 3.  James T. Hamilton, director of the DeWitt Wallace Center for Media and Democracy, and professor of PPS, points out the growing perception of media bias.

The Diamondback, April 15.  Philip J. Cook, Associate Director of Sanford, advocates on behalf of a growing movement to lower the legal drinking age., April 2. Giovanni Zanalda, visiting professor of PPS, discusses the parallels of the current economic situation to the banking crisis in Sweden in the early 1990s, when the government moved agressively to nationalize the failed banks.

USA Today, March 18.  James T. Hamilton comments on the transformations of the newspaper industry in the wake of the closing of several major daily papers.

WUNC 91.5 FM, March 11.  Nasim Fekrat, an Afghani journalist and media fellow at the DeWitt-Wallace Center for Media and Democracy, was a guest on "The Story." He discusses why he believes so deeply in freedom of expression that he's willing to risk his life.

Duke News, Feb. 27. PPS Professor Giovanni Zanalda is teaching a course on the history of financial and monetary crises, including commentary on current events, just as the United States experiences one of the most challenging in its history.

The New York Times' Caucus Blog, Feb. 10. A raft of documentaries about Barack Obama's 2008 campaign and election are in the works, including one by Durham resident Ariel Rogers. Rodgers focused on the group "Durham for Obama", and features PPS Professor Gunther Peck in the film.

Duke News, Feb. 16. Gregory Morrison, a PPS and history major, has been selected to deliver the sermon at Duke Chapel on Sunday, Feb. 22, at 11 a.m.

The Chronicle, Feb. 10. Journalism legend and former Los Angeles Times editor John Carroll spoke with The Chronicle as part of the Ewing Lecture on Ethics and Journalism at the Sanford Institute. To listen to an exclusive interview with Carroll, click here

Gulfnews, Feb. 9. With relations between Syria and the United States beginning to thaw, an article on how the two nations can rebuild positive relations quotes PPS professor Bruce Jentleson, who recently met with Syrian president Bashar Al-Assad as part of a US Institute for Peace delegation.

The Chronicle, Feb. 3. The Chronicle presents a Q&A with PPS Professor Bruce Jentleson about his recent meeting with Syrian president Bashar Assad in Damascus. Jentleson talks about Syria’s relationship with Iran, the country’s reaction to Barack Obama, and its support of Hamas and Hezbollah.

The Chronicle, Jan. 14. PPS professor Don Taylor, head of the Benjamin N. Duke Memorial Scholarship program, discusses the scholarship's efforts to compete more effectively with the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill's renowned Morehead-Cain Scholarship. Both grants are aimed at students from the Carolinas, and 12 to 15 Benjamin N. Duke Scholars are named each year.

PBS News Hour with Jim Lehrer, Jan. 9.  William “Sandy” Darity, Professor of PPS, African and African American Studies, and Economics, explains why warnings of the economic crisis were ignored.

The Volokh Conspiracy, Jan. 5-9. In a series of blog posts, ITT/Sanford Professor of Public Policy Phil Cook, currently on sabbatical, writes about the positive effects that raising the excise tax on alcohol could have for all Americans. Cook begins with a brief history of alcohol legislation in the United States, and then argues the merits of a higher excise tax and of lowering the drinking age.