White households in Boston have a median net worth of about $247,000 dollars. The median net worth of a Black household in Boston is a mere $8 dollars. Inequality like this is a national issue, and we’re dedicating this season of the podcast to the topic. What could have been done, and what could still […]
Premieres March 3 The ARC of Justice: Moving from Here to Equality The Ways & Means podcast series Arc of Justice responds to the need for Acknowledgement, Redress and Closure (ARC) to remedy historical injustices that have been faced by Black Americans. Many believe we live in a post-racial society, yet economic data suggests otherwise. For every […]
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, and now a Duke researcher has assembled a team to determine how such a program could be enacted.
What makes a great leader during a deeply divided time? And what can we learn from one of the most striking examples of leadership in history? We look at the story of Nelson Mandela and some of the surprising strategies that made his leadership work.
A look at why local news is struggling, why that matters for democracy and what can be done about it.
On this episode of Ways and Means we ask – how did the gun control movement become a force in American politics — after being overshadowed for so long by the NRA? In a word: money.