Robin Washington is a longtime transportation writer, particularly focused on the evolving technology and social impacts of driverless cars over the past two years, writing for The Boston Globe, WIRED, WGBH, and Wisconsin Public Radio. A Fellow in Science Broadcasting Journalism at WGBH TV Boston, Washington has lectured at Harvard, MIT, Brown, and dozens of other academic institutions, and has been an adjunct faculty member at both Northeastern University and Emerson College. Throughout his career, Washington has appeared on NPR, MSBNC, Fox News, ABC News, CNN, and the BBC.
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We’re still with Newscast this week, with producers Robert Garcia and Dave Pignanelli guest editing this resource. Robert recommended the sources for this week and here’s what he had to say about them:
“Our two sources of the week are both recipients of prestigious MacArthur Foundation grants to further research into issues affecting the physical and psychological well being of residents of urban areas of the United States.
Cecily Hardaway is studying the effects of household and community violence on young people.
Vince Wang is studying the effects of concentrations of poverty in urban areas, ultimately seeking to help low income families find better places to live that offer opportunity and hope.
In a year filled with news about violence and soaring urban murder rates, Cecily and Vince offer the potential of substantive insight identifying both causes and solutions in regard to the challenges facing residents of the nation’s distressed urban areas.”
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