Archive for the ‘Duke Lacrosse Alleged Rape’ Category

Duke Lacrosse Players Arrested

Tuesday, April 18th, 2006

Host Frank Stasio speaks with Leoneda Inge, reporter at North Carolina Public Radio – WUNC, live from the Durham County Courthouse where two Duke University lacrosse players have been arrested. Also, we ask two legal scholars, Irving Joyner of N.C. Central University’s School of Law, and Richard Myers from UNC-Chapel Hill’s School of Law, about the legal complexities of the case. (12:00)

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College Sports Culture

Wednesday, April 12th, 2006

In his novel, “I Am Charlotte Simmons”, author Tom Wolfe chronicled the boorish and immoral activities of student-athletes at fictional DuPont University. Now, in another Wolfeian case of life imitating art, Duke University finds itself in the middle of a case of improper, unethical, and possibly illegal acts perpetrated by its men’s lacrosse team. Has the culture of major college sports harmed the educational mission of universities? Host Frank Stasio speaks with Bill Friday, former president of the UNC system and former chair of the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics; Craig Kocher, director of religious life at Duke University; and Brad Wolverton, sports editor at the Chronicle of Higher Education, about the culture of big-time college sports and its affect on campus life. Listener Call-in. (45:00)

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Reaction To DNA Results

Tuesday, April 11th, 2006

A day after DNA results came back negative for members of the Duke lacrosse team accused of raping a N.C. Central University student, we look at where the case is now. First, host Frank Stasio speaks with Leoneda Inge, reporter at North Carolina Public Radio – WUNC, from the campus at N.C. Central University. The University is hosting a public panel discussion, which includes Durham district attorney Mike Nifong. We also speak with Richard Myers, associate professor of law at UNC-Chapel Hill, about what happens to the case now. (12:00)

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Duke Lacrosse Updated

Thursday, April 6th, 2006

Host Frank Stasio speaks with Jessica Jones, reporter at North Carolina Public Radio – WUNC about the latest developments in the case of the alleged rape of an African-American woman by members of the Duke men’s lacrosse team. (6:00)

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Continuing Reaction

Tuesday, April 4th, 2006

Tensions are growing in the wake of an alleged rape of an African-American woman by members of the Duke University lacrosse team last month. The anger has boiled over into at least one violent encounter: last Friday, a Duke student says he was assaulted at a restaurant drive-thru. How are the Duke and Durham communities responding to the potential for increased violence? Host Frank Stasio speaks with Michael Palmer, director of community relations at Duke, and Bill Bell, mayor of Durham. Also, we take a closer look at how national and local media are covering the incident with Bob Ashley, editor of the Durham Herald-Sun, and Ken Rogerson, research director at the DeWitt Wallace Center for Media and Democracy. Listener Call-In. (40:00)

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