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Ways and Means features bright ideas for how to improve human society. The show is produced by the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University.

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    • 4.9 • 44 Ratings

Ways and Means features bright ideas for how to improve human society. The show is produced by the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University.

    Live: Climate Whistleblowers

    Live: Climate Whistleblowers

    Live event for Duke Energy Week 2020. Guests:

    Hilton Kelley, Goldman Environmental Prize winner. A former Hollywood stuntman, Kelley returned home to Port Arthur, Texas to battle for environmental justice.

    Karen Torrent of The National Whistleblower Center and Duke Prof. Tim Profeta discuss the new Climate Risk Disclosure Lab initiative.

    Co-hosts: Journalist Lindsay Foster Thomas; Prof. Deondra Rose of Polis: Duke Center for Politics; Duke Master of Public Policy student Raffi Wineburg.

    • 29 min
    Short Takes: Sandy Darity

    Short Takes: Sandy Darity

    In this “Short Takes” episode, host Deondra Rose talks with Prof. Sandy Darity for a continued discussion of reparations. Jentleson's work was the topic of the Ways & Means Podcast episode: Reparations: How it Could Happen.

    This season of Ways & Means is supported by Polis, the Center for Politics at Duke University. 

    This season of Ways & Means is supported by Polis, the Center for Politics at Duke University. 

    • 5 min
    Reparations: How it Could Happen

    Reparations: How it Could Happen

    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 of the Civil War. It’s getting new traction in the 2020 election. Duke Professor William "Sandy" Darity has created a Reparations Planning Committee to flesh out the details of how a reparations program would work.

    This season of Ways & Means is supported by Polis, the Center for Politics at Duke University

    • 21 min
    Short Takes: Bruce Jentleson

    Short Takes: Bruce Jentleson

    In this “Short Takes” episode, host Deondra Rose talks with Bruce Jentleson about his research into great political leaders, specifically Nelson Mandela, in his book, The Peacemakers: Leadership Lessons from 20th Century Statesmanship. Jentleson's work was the topic of the Ways & Means Podcast episode: Secrets of Great Political Leadership. 

    • 11 min
    Secrets of Great Political Leadership

    Secrets of Great Political Leadership

    What makes a great political leader in a deeply divided time, and what can we learn from one of the most striking examples in American history? Listen to the story of Nelson Mandela and learn about the surprising strategies that made his leadership work.

    This season of Ways & Means is supported by Polis, the Center for Politics at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy. Find out more at polis.duke.edu

    • 16 min
    Welcome to Our New Host, Lindsay Foster Thomas

    Welcome to Our New Host, Lindsay Foster Thomas

    Today, we're announcing a new chapter in Ways and Means - we have a new host!

    Lindsay Foster Thomas is a content director at WUNC and has worked at NPR's Marketplace, On Second Thought at Georgia Public Broadcasting with host Celeste Headlee, and was also part of the national production team at WAMU that launched NPR's 1A with founding host Joshua Johnson.

    We're beyond excited to have her with us. Welcome, Lindsay!

    • 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
44 Ratings

44 Ratings

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Via Scene on Radio

I was listening to the podcast Scene on Radio and he suggested this podcast. I have listened to only two episodes and I’m excited to hear more! This podcast adds value to my life!

CMGAOfficial ,

Versatile and Diverse

Love listening to this podcast while doing busywork; they keep everything so fresh to the point where each episode presents a new spin on policy for me.

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Very insightful

Let’s be honest, we live in some pretty unique times. This podcast is extremely well produced and insightful. Discussing public policy can be boring, this podcast is everything but! Not just for policy wonks, Ways & Means is a must listen.

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