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Media Mention May 5, 2020

Race and the pandemic

LBJ's Peniel Joseph talks with WNYC's Brian Lehrer about racial disparities in the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and about his book, "The Sword and the Shield: The Revolutionary Lives of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr." (Basic Books, 2020).

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LBJ's Peniel Joseph discusses race and the COVID-19 pandemic on WNYC's Brian Lehrer Show
Media Mention May 4, 2020

70% of Texas prisoners tested have the coronavirus. Experts say it's time for more testing and fewer inmates.

Some of the nation's biggest COVID-19 outbreaks have been in prisons and jails, and they can quickly spread to surrounding communities. Are Texas prisons doing enough to protect inmates, staff and the public? "Until they start doing mass testing, I don't think they’re going to get a hold of the

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Media Mention May 4, 2020

COVID-19 spreading like wildfire in Texas prisons, experts call for mass testing

"So many people in custody are saying that they are surrounded by people who are ill, that they don't feel like they will get the appropriate medical treatment that they need if they start feeling sick," said LBJ's Michele Deitch. She "believes

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Media Mention May 4, 2020

What's behind states' differing approaches to reopen economies?

NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to LBJ's Donald Kettl about how state competition during the coronavirus crisis could lead to lasting changes.

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Media Mention May 4, 2020

Opinion: The coronavirus pandemic is fracturing our notion of a truly united states in America

"Since the outbreak of the coronavirus, the political battles between the White House and the nation's Democratic governors have been almost as fierce as the virus's assault on the nation," writes LBJ's Donald Kettl. "With luck, we'll get the

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Media Mention May 1, 2020

The future of European governance in a post-COVID world

In this episode of "Horns of a Dilemma," Paul Edgar, the associate director for the Clements Center at the University of Texas at Austin, hosts a wide-ranging discussion about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on European governance. LBJ's Lorinc

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Media Mention May 1, 2020

New campaign school aims to get more Texas women to run for office

Women are nearly half of the workforce in the U.S. and are shouldering much of the frontline work during the coronavirus pandemic, according to an analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data from The Associated Press. But they're not always calling the shots because, when it comes to politics, they're still underrepresented compared with men. That's why the new LBJ Women's Campaign School at the University of Texas at Austin aims to get more women to run for office or to run political campaigns.

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Media Mention April 30, 2020

In under two weeks, Texas jails see 340% increase in inmates testing positive for COVID-19

In less than two weeks, the number of Texas jail inmates testing positive for COVID-19 increased by 340 percent. LBJ's Michele Deitch said that’s one reason many people are calling for the release of low-level offenders or inmates awaiting

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Media Mention April 28, 2020

Immigration suspension: All hat and no cattle?

The Trump administration's proclamation that it would suspend immigration is a "drastic policy shift ... [that] is not supported by the substantial body of empirical research that maintains immigration can have a positive impact on U.S. workers, writes LBJ's

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Media Mention April 28, 2020

Local governments can't overrule state order for reopening businesses in Texas

The LBJ School's Sherri Greenberg helps explain how Gov. Abbott's reopening decision impacts local governments. "If the governor comes in and says, 'No, we're going to at an earlier date, open up restaurants, 25%,' then that is the law, right

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