In the News: February 2012

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(cites Sarah Ovaska, Policy Watch)
 
"Some call for tighter controls on for-profit colleges," WSOC-TV, Feb. 28, http://www.wsoctv.com/news/news/special-reports/some-call-tighter-controls-for-profit-colleges/nK7Td/
(quotes Chris Fitzsimon)
 
"Sunday morning post: Five essays on poverty," Exile on Jones Street, Feb. 26, http://www.exileonjonesstreet.com/2012/02/26/sunday-morning-post-five-essays-on-poverty/
(cites Truth & Hope tour)
 
"Reality Check: Gubernatorial candidate Bill Faison's TV add promises," NBC-17, Feb. 26, http://www2.nbc17.com/news/2012/feb/27/reality-check-gubernatorial-candidate-bill-faisons-ar-1977049/
(cites NC Budget & Tax)
 
"GOP's education 'accomplishments'," Greenville Daily Reflector, Feb. 26, http://www.reflector.com/opinion/fitzsimon/fitzsimon-gops-education-accomplishments-964993
(Chris Fitzsimon op-ed)
 
"Letter: Note local campaign financing," Greenville Daily Reflector, Feb. 26, http://www.reflector.com/opinion/letters/letter-note-local-campaign-financing-964999
(cites Chris Fitzsimon)
 
"Fitzsimon on the bizarre state of the education debate," Winston-Salem Journal, Feb. 26, http://www2.journalnow.com/news/opinion/2012/feb/26/wsopin02-chris-fitzsimon-column-the-bizarre-state--ar-1969870/
(Chris Fitzsimon op-ed)
 
"NC Republicans: Our schools are better than Mississippi!", Fully Myelinated, Feb. 25, http://fullymyelinated.wordpress.com/2012/02/25/nc-republicansour-schools-are-better-than-mississippi/
(cites Chris Fitzsimon)
 
"Announcement of the Second Leg of the Truth and Hope Tour of Poverty in NC," Citizen James, Feb. 23, http://citizenjames72.blogspot.com/2012/02/statement-read-by-nc-naacp-president-at.html
(cites poverty tour)
 
"Group releases plan for NC economic recovery," Public News Service, Feb. 22, http://www.publicnewsservice.org/index.php?/content/article/24942-1
(cites NC Budget & Tax Center)
 
"Rob Schofield accusing Wake County Superintendent Tony Tata of spreading 'an outrageous set of lies'," Raleigh News & Observer, Feb. 22, http://blogs.newsobserver.com/wakeed/rob-schofield-accusing-wake-county-superintendent-tony-tata-of-spreading-an-outrageous-set-of
(cites Rob Schofield)
 
"Tough Times in Rural North Carolina," South by North Strategies' Policy Points, Feb. 21, http://www.sbnstrategies.com/archives/9942
(cites NC Budget & Tax)
 
"Budget cuts strain our community," Fayetteville Observer, Feb. 21, http://www.fayobserver.com/articles/2012/02/21/1159022?sac=fo.opinion
(cites NC Justice Center)
 
"It's time to end a 'cuts-only' approach," Raleigh News & Observer, Feb. 20, http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/02/20/1863521/its-time-to-end-a-cuts-only-approach.html
(Edwin McLenaghan op-ed)
 
Edwin McLenaghan interview on budget cuts, WPTF, Feb. 21
(no link available)
 
"GOP rush to privatize demeans our public assets," Greensboro News & Record, Feb. 20, http://www.news-record.com/content/2012/02/17/article/gop_rush_to_privatize_demeans_our_public_assets
(Chris Fitzsimon op-ed)
 
"GOP-driven philosophical shift," Greenville Daily Reflector, Feb. 20, http://www.reflector.com/opinion/fitzsimon/fitzsimon-gop-driven-philosophical-shift-938065
(Chris Fitzsimon op-ed)
 
"The forgotten hole in the Republican budget," Winston-Salem Journal, Feb. 18, http://www2.journalnow.com/news/2012/feb/18/wsopin02-chris-fitzsimon-column-the-forgotten-hole-ar-1943435/
(Chris Fitzsimon op-ed)
 
(Rob Schofield interview)
 
"Debt collection abuses cry out for new rules," USA Today, Feb. 16, http://www.usatoday.com/news/opinion/editorials/story/2012-02-16/debt-collectors-buyers-FTC/53123220/1
(cites NC Justice Center work)
 
"US OKs later cap on NC insurer profits, overhead," Greenville Daily Reflector, Feb. 16, http://www.reflector.com/ap/statef/us-oks-later-cap-nc-insurer-profits-overhead-916863
(quotes Adam Searing)
 
"Big City: Poverty in the land of plenty," The Carrboro Citizen, Feb. 16, http://www.carrborocitizen.com/main/2012/02/16/big-city-poverty-in-the-land-of-plenty/
(cites NC Justice, poverty tour)
 
(cites Truth & Hope Tour of Poverty)
 
"If John Brooks is running, can John Ingram be far behind?" Raleigh News & Observer, Feb. 14, http://projects.newsobserver.com/node/23852
(cites Harry Payne)
 
Donna Martinez show, Feb. 15
(Jeff Shaw interview)
 
"Food service workers fighting for a higher minimum wage," North Carolina News Network, Feb. 14, http://www.ncnn.com/business/7693-food-service-workers-fighting-for-a-higher-minimum-wage
(cites NC Justice Center)
 
Food service workers press conference, WRAL TV, Feb. 13, no link available.
 
"Framing Numbers Visually," Demos' Public Works Messaging Memo, Feb. 2012, http://www.publicworkspartners.net/NC-Public-Structures.pdf
(cites BTC infographic)
 
"New report looks at 'tipped' workers," WUNC, Feb. 14, http://wunc.org/programs/news/archive/Sli021412_Tipped_Workers.mp3/view
(Sabine Schoenbach interview)
 
"Report: Food-service job pay among lowest,' Winston-Salem Journal, Feb. 13, http://www2.journalnow.com/business/2012/feb/14/no-headline-found-in-xml-ar-1926675/
(cites NC Justice Center)
 
"Salisbury man attends AARP North Carolina conference," Salisbury Post, Feb. 13, http://www.salisburypost.com/News/021312-Jerry-Shelby-attends-conference-qcd
(cites Bill Wilson)
 
"Raise the minimum wage!", Bill LuMaye Show on WPTF, Feb. 13, http://billlumaye.blogspot.com/2012/02/raise-minimum-wage.html
(Jeff Shaw interview)
 
(cites NC Justice Center)
 
"Mortgage Settlement Promises Reform of Banks' Bad Behavior," Huffington Post, Feb. 10, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/09/mortgage-settlement-bank-reform_n_1266428.html
(quotes Rochelle Sparko)
 
(quotes Adam Linker)
 
"Obama's technocrat approach hurts poverty fight," My San Antonio, Feb. 9, http://www.mysanantonio.com/opinion/commentary/article/Obama-s-technocrat-approach-hurts-poverty-fight-3205438.php
(cites Truth & Hope tour)
 
"More on Catholics & govt. mandated birth control," Bill LuMaye Show on WPTF, Feb. 9, http://billlumaye.blogspot.com/2012/02/more-on-catholics-govt-mandated-birth.html
(Jeff Shaw interview)
 
"Statewide 'Out of Control' tour stops in West Asheville," Mountain Xrpess, Feb. 9, http://www.mountainx.com/article/40266/Statewide-Out-of-Control-tour-stops-in-West-Asheville
(cites Rob Schofield)
 
"Big City: Scenes from a Poverty Tour, Part 3," The Carrboro Citizen, Feb. 9, http://www.carrborocitizen.com/main/2012/02/09/big-city-scenes-from-a-poverty-tour-part-3/
(cites NC Justice Center, poverty tour)
 
"In North Carolina, exodus of women lawmakers is more than a coincidence," Facing South (Institute for Southern Studies), Feb. 8, http://www.southernstudies.org/2012/02/voices-in-north-carolina-exodus-of-women-lawmakers-is-more-than-a-coincidence.html
(Chris Fitzsimon op-ed)
 
"The Faces of Poverty Special," WNCU 90.7, Feb. 7, http://www.wncu.org/music-news/black-history-month-specials-on-wncu/
(Poverty tour)
 
"An 'Out of Control' tour comes to Fayetteville tonight," Fayetteville Observer, Feb. 7, http://blogs.fayobserver.com/peoplesbusiness/February-2012/An--Out-of-Control--tour-comes-to-Fayetteville-ton
(cites NC Policy Watch)
 
"Duke Energy Raises Rates in NC," Appalachian Voices' Front Porch blog, Feb. 6, http://appvoices.org/2012/02/06/duke-energy-raises-rates-in-nc/
(quotes Al Ripley)
 
"Poverty focus of town hall meeting," Durham Herald-Sun, Feb. 6, http://www.heraldsun.com/view/full_story/17416013/article-CAMPUS-BRIEFS--Feb--7
(cites NC Justice Center, poverty tour)
 
"Panel hears from sanitation workers," Greenville Daily Reflector, Feb. 6, http://www.reflector.com/news/panel-hears-sanitation-workers-901015
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)
 
"NCCU to host poverty forum," The Durham News, Feb. 5, http://www.thedurhamnews.com/2012/02/05/v-print/211035/campus-briefs.html
(cites NC Justice Center, poverty tour)
 
(Chris Fitzsimon op-ed)
 
"Poverty, right before our eyes," Southern Pines Pilot, Feb. 5, http://www.thepilot.com/news/2012/feb/05/poverty-right-before-our-eyes/
(Gene Nichol op-ed, Poverty Tour)
 
"Election talk starts with money," Greenville Daily Reflector, Feb. 5, http://www.reflector.com/opinion/fitzsimon/fitzsimon-election-talk-starts-money-900849
(Chris Fitzsimon op-ed)
 
"Parties and movements on marriage equality," Blue NC, Feb 4, http://www.bluenc.com/parties-and-movements-marriage-equality
(Cites NC Justice Center)
 
"Abortion & the Obama administration," Bill LuMaye Show on WPTF, Feb. 3, http://billlumaye.blogspot.com/2012/02/abortion-obama-administration.html
(Rob Schofield interview)
"Big City: Scenes from a Poverty Tour, Part 2," The Carrboro Citizen, Feb. 2, http://www.carrborocitizen.com/main/2012/02/02/big-city-scenes-from-a-poverty-tour-part-2/
(cites NC Justice Center, poverty tour)
 
"Restructuring after the Great Recession," The Charlotte Post, Feb. 2, www.thecharlottepost.com/index.php?src=news&srctype=detail&category=News&refno=4344
(cites NC Justice Center)

“Incentives must be paired with caution,” Winston-Salem Journal, Feb. 2, http://www2.journalnow.com/news/opinion/2012/feb/02/wsopin01-editorial-incentives-must-be-paired-with--ar-1881141/
(cites BTC)

“Legislators discuss repealing estate tax,” WUNC, Feb. 2, http://wunc.org/programs/news/archive/trr020112.mp3/view
(Edwin McLenaghan interview)

(quotes Edwin McLenaghan)
 
"Which path for McCrory?" Salisbury Post, Feb. 1, http://www.salisburypost.com/Opinion/020112-edit-mccrory-qcd
(cites Chris Fitzsimon)
 
Lockwood Phillips Viewpoints, Feb. 1, http://www.wtkf107.com/viewpointsradio.html
(Jeff Shaw interview)

Also see clips from January 2012, December 2011, November 2011, October 2011, September 2011, August 2011, July 2011, June 2011, May 2011, April 2011, March 2011, February 2011, January 2011, December 2010November 2010October 2010September 2010August 2010, July 2010June 2010, May 2010, April 2010, March 2010February 2010January 2010, December 2009, November 2009, September 2009, August 2009, July 2009, June 2009, May 2009, April 2009, March 2009, February 2009 and January 2009.