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- '2020 Election information and endorsements
(for NC Council of State and statewide judicial races)
- 'Boys & Sex' Reveals That Young Men Feel 'Cut Off From Their Hearts'
Fresh Air, with Terry Gross, Jan 7, 2020
Author Peggy Orenstein's new book, Boys & Sex, is based on extensive interviews with more than 100 college and college-bound boys and young men across the U.S. between the ages of 16 and 22 on intimacy, consent and navigating masculinity. They spanned a broad range of races, religions, classes and sexual orientations.
- 'Girls & Sex' And The Importance Of Talking To Young Women About Pleasure (37 min)
Fresh Air, with Terry Gross, March 29, 2016
While researching her new book, Girls & Sex, Peggy Orenstein spoke with more than 70 young women between the ages of 15 and 20 about their attitudes and early experiences with the full range of physical intimacy.
She says that pop culture and pornography sexualize young women by creating undue pressure to look and act sexy. These pressures affect both the sexual expectations that girls put on themselves and the expectations boys project onto them.
- *Exhibit at the 42nd Annual Minority Health Conference
This page is a supplemental one for the exhibit "table" at the virtual conference on February 26, 2021
- *Government data to drive fact-based discussion
USAFacts is a not-for-profit, nonpartisan civic initiative providing the most comprehensive and understandable government data. We provide accessible analysis on US spending and outcomes in order to ground public debates in facts.
- *Internet Archive - National Emergency Library
The Internet Archive provides a collection of books that supports emergency remote teaching, research activities, independent scholarship, and intellectual stimulation while universities, schools, training centers, and libraries are closed.
- *Morehouse College Memorial Service - video recording (1 hr 46 min)
- *The Dr. William ‘Bill’ Jenkins Health Equity Lecture - June 7, 2021
The Dr. William (Bill) Jenkins Health Equity Lecture honors Bill Jenkins PhD, MPH, MS (1945 – 2019) and recognizes his outstanding legacy of innovative public health action, dedication to the elimination of health disparities, and efforts to promote the highest ethical standards in public health practice during his CDC tenure and in academia. The 2021 Dr. William ‘Bill’ Jenkins Health Equity Lecturer is Dr. F. DuBois Bowman, a distinguished researcher whose scholarship focuses on mental health and neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and depression. He is Dean of the University of Michigan School of Public Health and a tenured professor of biostatistics.
- *The West Has a Resentment Epidemic
Roberto Stefan Foa, Jonathan Wilmot; Foreign Policy, September 18, 2019
Across the West, the main trigger of populism has been the growing inequality—and hostility—between urban and rural regions.
- 2019 APHA Epidemiology Section Special Session: William 'Bill' Jenkins Memorial
Slides (two sets) plus audio and video recordings (see "2019 APHA Epidemiology Section")
- Addressing racism: do theory & methods matter? (65 min.)
- A great civilization brought low by climate change (and, no, it’s not us)
Clea Simon, Harvard Gazette, February 28, 2020.
Speaking on “The Ancient Maya Response to Climate Change: A Cautionary Tale” at the Peabody Museum on Thursday, February 27, 2020, Arizona State University Professor Billie L. Turner II discussed how climate change — likely made worse by unchecked development — brought low one of the great civilizations of our hemisphere over a thousand years ago.
- Alder Stone's course on complexity, emergence, and most everything else
"Addressing our existential, planetary crisis via complexity, ecology, geosciences, bushcraft, arts & video to promote the emergence of new views of nature, Earth & life"
- Bloomberg News Killed Investigation, Fired Reporter, Then Sought To Silence His Wife
David Folkenflik, NPR Morning Edition, April 14, 2020
Six years ago, Bloomberg News killed an investigation into the wealth of Communist Party elites in China, fearful of repercussions by the Chinese government. The company successfully silenced the reporters involved. And it sought to keep the spouse of one of the reporters quiet, too.
- For Sama (84 min.)
PBS Frontline Season 2019: Episode 17
In a time of conflict and darkness in her home in Aleppo, Syria, one young woman kept her camera rolling — while falling in love, getting married, having a baby and saying goodbye as her city crumbled.
Directed by Waad al-Kateab and Edward Watts, the award-winning documentary unfolds as a love letter from al-Kateab to her daughter — Sama.
For Sama is produced by Channel 4 News/ITN Productions for Channel 4 and WGBH/FRONTLINE. The directors are Waad al-Kateab and Edward Watts. For Sama is filmed and produced by Waad al-Kateab. The senior producer is Dan Edge (FRONTLINE). The executive producers are Raney Aronson-Rath (FRONTLINE), Ben de Pear, Nevine Mabro & Siobhan Sinnerton (Channel 4), and George Waldrum (ITN). Transcript available.
- Get Back to Where You Once Belonged
WBEZ This American Life, episode 694, February 14, 2020
People looking everywhere to find a place—any place—where, for once, they don't have to be the odd man out.
Prologue: Emanuele Berry and Ira Glass watch a Soviet film from 1936. A bizarre cameo of an African American baby in an all-white crowd makes Emanuele wonder about what it’s like to be black in a country with so few black people. (7 minutes)
Act One: Black in the USSR, by Emanuele Berry
Yelena Khanga grew up in Russia knowing almost no other black people. Emanuele Berry asks Yelena what that was like. As Emanuele learns about it, she realizes something about being black in America, too. (22 minutes)
Act Two: Nowhere Man, by Jeremy Raff
Raul felt like he had found his spot in the world: a job he was good at, a group of people he liked and admired. And then he got kicked out. Kicked out in this way he didn’t even know was possible. Reporter Jeremy Raff explains. (28 minutes) A version of this story appears in The Atlantic.
- Hidden FDA Reports Detail Harm Caused By Scores Of Medical Devices
By Christina Jewett. Photos by Heidi de Marco. Kaiser Health News, March 7, 2019
The Food and Drug Administration has let medical device companies file reports of injuries and malfunctions outside a widely scrutinized public database, which leave doctors and medical sleuths in the dark.
The FDA has built and expanded a vast and hidden repository of reports on device-related injuries and malfunctions, a Kaiser Health News investigation shows. Since 2016, at least 1.1 million incidents have flowed into the internal “alternative summary reporting” repository, instead of being described individually in the widely scrutinized public database known as MAUDE, which medical experts trust to identify problems that could put patients in jeopardy.
- Humans Are Speeding Extinction and Altering the Natural World at an ‘Unprecedented’ Pace
Brad Plumer, New York Times, May 6, 2019
Humans are transforming Earth’s natural landscapes so dramatically that as many as one million plant and animal species are now at risk of extinction, posing a dire threat to ecosystems that people all over the world depend on for their survival, a sweeping new United Nations assessment has concluded. (report summary is in this folder)
- Inaugural Paul A. Godley Health Equity Symposium, March 5, 2020
Proposals Due January 31, 2020
The UNC School of Medicine, the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, and the UNC Center for Health Equity Research are hosting the Inaugural Paul A. Godley Health Equity Symposium to highlight and encourage health equity research, promote collaboration and networking, and encourage strategic planning and partnerships at the UNC School of Medicine.
We invite research abstract submissions from UNC faculty, staff, and students advancing health equity in our North Carolina communities. Proposals (by January 31, 2020) should be focused on research on the epidemiology, diagnosis and treatment outcomes, or elimination of health disparities through community-based research.
- Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump made at least $82 million in outside income last year while serving in the White House, filings show
Amy Brittain, Ashley Parker and Anu Narayanswamy; Washington Post, June 11, 2018
Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, the president’s daughter and son-in-law, brought in at least $82 million in outside income while serving as senior White House advisers during 2017, according to financial disclosure forms released Monday.
- NY Times - ‘Absolutely No Mercy’: Leaked Files Expose How China Organized Mass Detentions of Muslims
The Xinjiang Papers
More than 400 pages of internal Chinese documents provide an unprecedented inside look at the crackdown on ethnic minorities in the Xinjiang region.
Austin Ramzy and Chris Buckley, New York Times, Nov. 16, 2019
The report was discussed on NPR's The Takeaway on Nov. 19, 2019, https://www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/takeaway
- Public Health Epidemiology Careers Podcast
Website created by Dr. Charlotte Hughes Huntley, social entrepreneur; epidemiologist, and scholar practitioner with a passion for helping others. Her podcast has interviews with epidemiologists about how they entered into and advanced into their careers. The series includes interviews with Rosalie Aguilar, Jane Fadesere, Monique Brown, Heather Flattery, Haley Greene, Jasmine Ward, Sandy Asari-Hogan, Bridgette Hempstead, Noel Barengo,
Mobolaji Ogunsakin, Rania Milleron, Tamiko Prescod, Toby Levin, Anthony Pothoulakis, Catherine Troisi, Misozi Houston, Angela Arder, ..., Oscar Alleyne, .., Eric Pevzner, ..., Laurie Elam-Evans, and many more (as well as dydactic podcasts about careers, networking, APHA, and other topics).
- Put Away The Jade Eggs And Garlic: This Doctor's 'Vagina Bible' Separates Fact From Fiction
WBUR On Point, Meghna Chakrabarti speaks with OB-GYN and New York Times columnist Dr. Jen Gunter, author of The Vagina Bible.
"It’s enraging that faking orgasms to satisfy a man’s sexual script has not been confined to the trash heap of bad history. Studies tell us that up to 67 percent of women who have experienced penile-vaginal intercourse have faked orgasms. All for reasons painfully familiar to me: not wanting to hurt my male partner’s feelings, knowing I won’t be listened to, feeding his ego or simply wanting the sex to end.
- Racism: Science and Tools for the Public Health Professional
New book from APHA Press
- Reveal - Development arrested (55 min.)
From Reveal, the Center for Investigative Reporting. Co-produced with PRX. Nov. 16, 2019.
In Mississippi, Jim Crow era laws result in a high rate of black kids charged as adults
Written by Ko Bragg; reported by Ko Bragg and Melissa Lewis. Includes transcript and Ko Bragg’s article: Bound by Statute: In Mississippi, Jim Crow era laws result in a high rate of black kids charged as adults.
- Secret Service has paid rates as high as $650 a night for rooms at Trump’s properties
David A. Fahrenthold, Jonathan O'Connell, Carol D. Leonnig and Josh Dawsey; The Washington Post, Feb. 7, 2020
President Trump’s company charges the Secret Service for the rooms agents use while protecting him at his luxury properties — billing U.S. taxpayers at rates as high as $650 per night, according to federal records and people who have seen receipts.
Those charges, compiled here for the first time, show that Trump has an unprecedented — and largely hidden — business relationship with his own government. Trump’s company says it charges only minimal fees.
- Sleuths in the Archives
Kim Weaver Spurr, Carolina Arts & Sciences, the magazine of UNC’s College of Arts & Sciences, Spring 2020, https://magazine.college.unc.edu/
Fifteen students in historian James Leloudis’ Honors undergraduate research seminar spent last semester in the University Archives, probing letters, financial ledgers and other records, to understand how the institution survived financially, in part, from the sale of enslaved people.
- Wait ... Isn't All Epidemiology Social Justice?
A zine of collected thoughts and visions about possibilities for our discipline. From the UNC-CH Epidemiology and Justice Student Group. Vol. 1, fall 2019.
- What Is the Role of White Leaders in Philanthropy in Dismantling White Supremacy?
Hosted by Edgar Villanueva, Principal - Decolonizing Wealth Project + Liberated Capital. Guests:
Nick Donohue, President & CEO, The Nellie Mae Education Foundation
John Palfrey, President, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Hilary Pennington, Executive Vice President of Programs, Ford Foundation
Vanessa Daniel, Executive Director of the Groundswell Fund
- What’s in a Name? Ghostly Spirits, Spinning Science to Sell Drugs, Stalk the Medical Literature
Myron Levin, FairWarning, November 6, 2019
An associate professor at Georgetown University Medical Center, Adriane Fugh-Berman was contacted in 2004 by a medical communications firm working for drug maker AstraZeneca with a proposition: Would she like an author credit on a forthcoming article to be submitted to a journal?
- WTVD - Chapel Hill friends seek to bridge racial divide with new book "If you were not Black" (10 min)
Steve Daniels, WTVD, February 25, 2021
Brenda Womble and Curtis Jackson felt a calling to write a coffee table book titled "If you were not Black". They hope it will help white America understand the Black experience.
"This book is about the inside knowledge of the Black experience, past, present, and it seeks to bridge the gap of the racial divide in America," said Womble.
This report is based on an interview conducted earlier in February; this webpage has FOUR embedded videos, each about 2 minutes in length including ads.)
The book is available from https://omegatheatrics.com/product/if-you-were-not-black/
- ‘Someone’s Gotta Tell the Freakin’ Truth’: Jerry Falwell’s Aides Break Their Silence
Brandon Ambrosino, Politico, Sept. 9, 2019
More than two dozen current and former Liberty University officials describe a culture of fear and self-dealing at the largest Christian college in the world.