Archive for August, 2005

Lottery And Gambling

Wednesday, August 31st, 2005

North Carolina Gets A Lottery: Host Frank Stasio speaks to North Caorlina Public Radio — WUNC Capitol Reporter Laura Leslie about the legislature’s last minute approval of a lottery. (6:00)

Portrait of Gambling: Now that NC has a lottery are we officially a state full of gamblers? Haven’t we always been? Host Frank Stasio Duke speaks with Duke University economist and political scientist Mike Munger; Bo Bernhard, director of Gambling Research at The University of Neveda Las Vegas; and Michael Platt of the Departments of Neurobiology and Medical Anthropology at Duke for a discussion of gambling in our economy, our culture, and our nature. Listener Call-In. (51:00)

Lottery and Gambling

Funding Stem Cell Research

Tuesday, August 30th, 2005

A bill to use state funds to support stem cell research did not pass during this session of the North Carolina General Assembly. If a proposed study bill passes, however, a committee will look into the issue before the next time legislators meet. Supporters say state funding is the best hope for scientific advances in stem cell research. Those opposed to stem cell research say state funding gives a mandate to a morally objectionable scientific practice. Frank Stasio leads a conversation about the funding of stem cell and other ethically sensitive research. Guests include: Mark Binker, reporter for the Greensboro News and Record; Suzanne Kirby, professor of pathology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Robert Cook-Deegan, director of the Center for Genome Ethics, Law, and Policy at Duke University; and Tad Pacholczyk, director of education at the Catholic Bioethics Center. Listener Call-In. (59:00)

Stem Cells

Resegregation in NC Schools

Monday, August 29th, 2005

North Carolina’s million-plus elementary and secondary students are now back in school. Those schools have been legally desegregated since the landmark Brown vs. Board of Education case in 1954. But is that truly how it is in North Carolina? Is desegregation the same as integration, and, is integration the best thing for our schools? Host Frank Stasio speaks with Reverend William Barber from Goldsboro; John Charles Boger, a co-editor of the new book “School Resegregation: Must the South Turn Back?” (UNC Press/2005) and a professor of Law at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; and Charles Clotfelter, a contributor to the book and a professor of Public Policy and Economics at Duke University. (50:00)


Truth and Reconciliation II

Monday, August 29th, 2005

Host Frank Stasio speaks with North Carolina Public Radio – WUNC reporter Rusty Jacobs about the testimony given to the Greensboro Truth and Reconciliation Commission over the weekend. (6:00)

Truth and Reconciliation

Mike Munger

Friday, August 26th, 2005

Earlier this week, the North Carolina Board of elections ruled that the Libertarian Party will no longer be recognized as an official political party. The ruling instantly turned 13,000 registered Libertarians across the state into unaffiliated voters. One of them was Mike Munger, chair of the political science department at Duke University. (6:00)