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Lunch Links: Voter fraud, the power of journalism, and an anti-fracking anthem (video)
Posted By Clayton Henkel On April 7, 2014 @ 1:34 pm In Lunch Links | Comments Disabled
It’s multiple-meeting-Monday, so let’s just dive right in to today’s belated Lunch Links.
First, a couple of must reads: The Institute for Southern Studies has a fascinating look at Who’s driving North Carolina’s latest voter fraud hysteria? 
Next up, many people are remembering Chuck Stone, who died over the weekend at 89, as a tenacious trailblazer. Brush up on his legacy by reading his obit in The Washington Post and this piece in the Philadelphia Inquirer .
Mother Jones  has an interview with Thomas Nazario, the author of Living on a Dollar a Day: The Lives and Faces of the World’s Poor . The moving images by Renée C. Byer  remind us of the power of photojournalism.
Continuing on the subject of great storytelling, 60 Minutes correspondents Steve Kroft and Lesly Stahl will speak Tuesday evening as part of the Bryan Series at Guilford College .
What else are we watching this week?
The NC Budget & Tax Center is out with a new report  today that finds ensuring all drivers have a driver’s license, regardless of their immigration status, can improve public safety and provide an economic boost to our state.
The Joint Legislative Education Oversight Committee meets tomorrow where members will hear several presentations including one on Read To Achieve Summer Reading Camps. For more background on that controversial law, check out this piece  by Policy Watch education reporter Lindsay Wagner.
We’re a little more than a month away from the short legislative session, and many veteran educators are still wondering if they will see a raise this year. Rep. Grier Martin weighed in this weekend on News and Views  with Chris Fitzsimon:
Education funding will also be front and center Friday when the UNC Board of Governors meets. NC Student Power Union will be outside petitioning the board to reduce tuition and increase financial aid  incrementally so that, by 2020, the incoming class of all NC public universities will graduate free of student debt.
Also on Friday, bluesy folk rocker Marc Black  promises to deliver an upbeat concert to benefit the work of the Frack Free NC Alliance.  Black is perhaps best known for his anti-fracking movement anthem “No Fracking Way.”
And we’ll leave you with one final reminder with today’s lunch links: Those wishing to vote in the May primary must be registered to vote by this Friday, April 11 .
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URLs in this post:
 Who’s driving North Carolina’s latest voter fraud hysteria?: http://www.southernstudies.org/2014/04/whos-driving-north-carolinas-latest-voter-fraud-hy.html
 The Washington Post : http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/charles-s-stone-jr-journalist-and-professor-dies-at-89/2014/04/06/94d1684a-bdda-11e3-b195-dd0c1174052c_story.html
 Philadelphia Inquirer: http://www.philly.com/philly/obituaries/20140407_Chuck_Stone__89__legendary_Daily_News_columnist.html?c=r
 Mother Jones: http://www.motherjones.com/mixed-media/2014/04/living-on-a-dollar-a-day-photos-renee-byer-thomas-nazario
 Living on a Dollar a Day: The Lives and Faces of the World’s Poor: http://www.amazon.com/Living-Dollar-Day-Worlds-Edition/dp/1593720564
 Renée C. Byer: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renee_Byer
 Bryan Series at Guilford College: http://bryanseries.guilford.edu/
 new report: http://www.ncjustice.org/sites/default/files/BTC%20Brief%20-%202014%20Licensing%20All%20Drivers.pdf
 this piece: http://www.ncpolicywatch.com/2014/03/20/students-teachers-grapple-with-read-to-achieve-law/
 News and Views: http://www.ncpolicywatch.com/2014/04/07/rep-grier-martin-discusses-education-funding-and-increasing-services-for-n-c-veterans/
 Image: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IG3bMW9mZXY
 petitioning the board to reduce tuition and increase financial aid: https://www.facebook.com/events/371723772969531/
 Marc Black: http://www.marcblack.com/web3/biography/
 Frack Free NC Alliance.: http://frackfreenc.org/
 Image: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5bBw2zK3Lw
 must be registered to vote by this Friday, April 11: http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/04/07/3763664/final-voting-registration-deadline.html?sp=/99/102/105/135/
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