Dean of the Sanford School of Public Policy
Public policy professor Phil Bennett, a former managing editor of The Washington Post and PBS’ FRONTLINE, produced a documentary that looks at the life stories of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Rather than interviewing the candidates, the filmmakers talked with the people around them to better understand where they come from and what’s shaped them. Bennett discusses the documentary, which aired last night on PBS, with Sanford Dean Kelly Brownell.
Phil Bennett and Kelly Brownell in the Policy 360 podcast
Last week, Philadelphia became the first major U.S. city to adopt a tax on carbonated and sugary drinks. Proponents of the tax promoted both its health benefits and its ability to raise money for early education, parks and other civic initiatives. “When history looks back on this, Philadelphia will be seen as what launched a much broader wave of these taxes," says Sanford dean Kelly Brownell.
There’s a new effort to get people with differing political viewpoints talking civilly to each other in North Carolina, called the N.C. Leadership Forum. Participants are meeting at the Sanford School throughout 2016 to consider the question: How can we enable more North Carolinians to earn enough to support their families?
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In their fight against added sugar in our foods, public health advocates are taking pointers from another battle -- the campaign against tobacco. New evidence suggests sugar, like tobacco, is addictive and harmful to long-term health. Kelly Brownell, the dean of Duke’s Sanford School of Public Policy, says the two fights have a lot in common.
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Kelly Brownell, dean of the Sanford School of Public Policy, is hosting a new podcast to examine important policy issues of the day. In a recent episode, Brownell talks with Gene Dodaro, the comptroller general of the United States and head of the U.S. Government Accountability Office, about what issues the government should be thinking about, including keeping up with technology and the availability of water.
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