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Roundup of News from the Kettering Foundation

NCDD has been working closely with the Kettering Foundation recently, including playing a role in this past week’s Public Voice 2013, and we wanted to share more of what Kettering has been up to over the past few months…

Kettering FoundationA Public Voice 2013: Framing the Public Deliberation on Budget Issues
On June 5, Washington policymakers and representatives from the deliberative democracy network will meet at the National Press Club for a working meeting.

Do Partisan Elites Polarize the Public?
KF research associate David McIvor recently analyzed a paper in the American Political Science Review that asks whether partisan-polarized environments can affect how citizens come to judge public issues.

Pat Harbour Interviewed on WBOK 1230AM in New Orleans
Listen to Pat Harbour discuss her new book with radio host Gerod Stevens on WBOK 1230-AM’s Good Morning Show.

KF to Collaborate on Developing Deliberative Decision Making in Israel
KF has an exciting new opportunity to test deliberative decision making in a new and challenging environment –Israel

“Will It Be on the Test?” Cited in Washington Post
The Washington Post’s education blogger, Valerie Strauss, looks at recent studies analyzing school closures.

Research on Journalists’ Role in Democracy
Talia Stroud of the University of Texas is embarking on a study for KF focusing on the current attitudes of journalism students toward citizens and citizenship.

Gun Regulation Prey to Same Distrust of Government as Other Major Public Issues
On “This Week with George Stephanopoulos,” conservative columnist Peggy Noonan made an observation that echoes a finding that KF has found in much of its research about citizens’ judgment on major issues.

You can find the details of all these items on the Kettering Foundation’s news page.

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Andy Fluke is the co-founder of NCDD and currently provides creative support to many of NCDD's publications and events. He also works with a handful of other NCDD members on a variety of projects as consultant and designer. More about his work can be found at www.andyfluke.com.

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