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Podcast episode explores how the Census impacts public health

Apr 3, 2020

Decisions about where to build hospitals and how to allocate emergency medical equipment are critical during a pandemic, and driven by a source you might not expect. This week’s episode of the Democracy Works podcast, produced by the McCourtney Institute for Democracy and WPSU, examines the role…

How Do We Make Evidence Have an Impact? Podcast

Oct 2, 2019

The latest episode of the "Ask the Experts" series features Max Crowley, assistant professor of human development and family studies and director of SSRI’s Evidence-to-Impact Collaborative. 

Penn State podcast series covering issues impacting democracy

Jun 18, 2019

Penn State podcast series covering issues impacting democracy Penn State’s The McCourtney Institute for Democracy has crafted an intellectual podcast series, Democracy Works, to highlight issues in American democracy. Instead of bipartisan debate, the series addresses problems from a broader…

Conference, podcast examine school segregation 65 years after Brown decision

May 6, 2019

In the Brown v. Board of Education decision, Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren wrote that integrated public education was an important part of a democratic society and the "very foundation of good citizenship." Integrated schools, the court argued, would expose children to new cultures and…

Ashton Verdery featured on Methodology Center podcast

Dec 11, 2018

Methodology Minutes, the new Methodology Center podcasts, provides updates on the Center’s methods, applications, and events. The 15 to 30 minute podcasts feature assistant professors, the Center’s Directors, research associates and more. They cover secondary data analysis, issues with collecting…
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Van Hook talks U.S. census on McCourtney Institute podcast

May 8, 2018

The next U.S. census won’t happen until 2020, but it’s already a hot topic of conversation as controversy builds over a proposed question on citizenship.  Jennifer Van Hook, Roy C. Buck Professor of Sociology and Demography in the College of the Liberal Arts, recently discussed the implications of…