Culture and Society (page 3)

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    Becki Gray Discusses Coronavirus with WUNC’s Jeff Tiberii

    Last week, JLF’s Becki Gray made her regular appearance on North Carolina Public Radio WUNC with host Jeff Tiberii. Becki joined Rob Schofield from the N.C. Justice Center. This episode covered all the ways North Carolina could be affected by the Coronavirus. Gov. Cooper declared a state of emergency…
    Brenee Goforth, March 19, 2020
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    Community Response is Crucial During Coronavirus

    The Coronavirus has everyone talking about how the government should respond, but it is important to remember that our communities can respond too. In his recent research brief, JLF’s Joe Coletti shares what people have been doing to help their communities in this difficult time. Coletti writes: Nextdoor is filled…
    Brenee Goforth, March 19, 2020
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    Martin Center column highlights art’s importance

    Michael Pearce writes for the Martin Center about why art matters. What do conservatives want to conserve? Clearly, conservatives everywhere desire the preservation and maintenance of the good things belonging to their various cultures that have been passed down from previous generations to their present time. That desire also…
    Mitch Kokai, March 18, 2020
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    Doesn’t fit the narrative!

    A scholarly paper released last week finds “No evidence of any systematic bias against manuscripts by women in the peer review process of 145 scholarly journals.” From the Abstract: This article examines gender bias in peer review with complete data on 145 journals in various fields of…
    Jon Guze, March 4, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Carolina Journal Online reports on its seven new N.C. Press Association awards. Amy Cooke’s Daily Journal reflects on lessons learned during her first month in the Land of the Long Leaf Pine.
    Mitch Kokai, February 28, 2020
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    “It’s time to bring back the big tables.”

    That’s the final line of a recent essay by David Brooks about the breakdown of American families. The line refers back to the nostalgic scenario that Brooks describes at the beginning of the essay: The scene is one many of us have somewhere in our family history: Dozens…
    Jon Guze, February 13, 2020
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    Money and action in civil society

    A recent essay provided as examples of reclaiming civil society: “an independent voter organizing project…[that] ultimately elected a progressive woman as a county commissioner in a conservative rural county.” So much for civil society as neighbors helping neighbors and the lesson of the Good Samaritan who used his own money…
    Joseph Coletti, January 30, 2020