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What the story of Soul City, N.C., can teach us about fixing systemic economic racism

Aug 19, 2020
Civil rights leader Floyd McKissick set out to create a town, aided by government funding, that would showcase Black capitalism. Professor Devin Fergus explains why the story is relevant today.
Civil rights leaders including Floyd McKissick, second from left, at the White House with President John Kennedy in 1963. McKissick led the Congress of Racial Equality and later founded Soul City.
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Arlan Hamilton: Changing venture capitalism, diversifying business

Jan 8, 2020
"I feel like there is a great mission here and I won't stop until I am obsolete and I'm not needed."
Backstage capital founder, Arlan Hamilton.

U.S. suicides are on the rise but funding, research lags

Jun 18, 2018
As people mourn the recent deaths of Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade, researchers say the growing public health crisis deserves more attention.
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Will federal funding fix help prevent forest fires?

Jun 5, 2018
The Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources is holding a hearing on the 2018 Wildland Fire Outlook and Wildland Fire Management Programs today. This comes just a few months after a so-called “fire funding fix” was included in the omnibus spending bill. Last year the costs to fight wildfires exceeded $2 billion. Click the […]

As President Trump heads to California, an update on money for the border wall he wants with Mexico

Mar 12, 2018
President Donald Trump plans to visit California this week. He’s expected to stop in San Diego to take a look at prototypes for a border wall with Mexico. But the big question still looms: How much will it cost, and will Congress fund it? Click the audio player above to hear the full story. 

States scramble to continue funding federal health program for low-income kids and pregnant women

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Nov 27, 2017
States get creative as they await Congress to reauthorize funding for CHIP which ran out in September.

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The role of accelerators in upping diversity in tech

Nov 10, 2017
Michael Seibel, Y Combinator's first African-American partner, makes the case for talented minorities founding startups instead of working for someone else.
“What's amazing about YC is ... you don't have to know anyone, so there isn't some type of old boys' club," says Michael Seibel, a Y Combinator partner.
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What we don't know about gun violence

Oct 6, 2017
And how funding for gun violence research could make a difference.
Semi-automatic rifles are seen for sale in a gun shop in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 4, 2017. 
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Federal funding bill sets the table for Trump

Dec 9, 2016
The incoming administration pushes for shorter-term funding.
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump leaves following meetings at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., Nov. 10.
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