Ways & Means "Shorts"

Series produced by Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University

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Ways & Means is a podcast featuring bright ideas to improve society. These "shorts" are designed for a radio audience.

Each Ways & Means podcast episode combines personal stories and pioneering public policy research. Ways & Means "Shorts" are 3-minute stories for a radio audience.

The Ways & Means podcast is hosted by journalist Emily Hanford.

Ways & Means is produced by the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University.
http://www.waysandmeansshow.org/

E-mail us: Carol Jackson (carol.m.jackson@duke.edu)


10 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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From the Ways & Means podcast, the story of how gerrymandering got out of hand ... and what’s being done to change it.

  • Added: Oct 10, 2018
  • Length: 03:28
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This election cycle is being billed as another “Year of the Woman” … with a record number of female candidates running for office. Despite increasi...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio and WAMC


  • Added: Oct 09, 2018
  • Length: 02:59
  • Purchases: 2
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Today, women outnumber men on college campuses, but that wasn't always the case. Before the 1960s, colleges routinely used gender quotas to suppres...

Bought by WAMC and WRST-FM Oshkosh


  • Added: Apr 13, 2018
  • Length: 04:17
  • Purchases: 2
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New economic research reveals how difficult it is for some people to gain wealth in America, even when they do everything right.

  • Added: Oct 09, 2018
  • Length: 03:08
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Research shows that when people are reminded that they are parents, they are more likely to be concerned about climate change.

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio


  • Added: Apr 03, 2019
  • Length: 03:15
  • Purchases: 1
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Research with commuters in Durham, NC shows what gets them to leave their cars behind and take alternate transportation.

  • Added: Apr 03, 2019
  • Length: 03:18
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A research teams treks the Himalayas to investigate why tapping rivers for power works in some places, but not others.

  • Added: Apr 03, 2019
  • Length: 03:36
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The question of whether and how to compensate descendants of people formerly enslaved in the United States has hung over the country since the end ...

Bought by KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: May 28, 2020
  • Length: 03:21
  • Purchases: 1
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More than 1,800 newspapers nationwide shut down or drastically downsized in the last 15 years. Many cities or towns now exist in “news deserts” – p...

  • Added: May 28, 2020
  • Length: 03:12
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Afterschool programs can provide students with additional education opportunities. But a Duke University researcher says these programs can also u...

  • Added: May 28, 2020
  • Length: 02:59