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AU Newsmakers 10.11-10.18, 2019
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Castro Keeps Beating the Drum on Police Shootings, an Issue Some Say Other Candidates Are Ignoring
Director of the Antiracist Research & Policy Center Ibram X. Kendi spoke to The Washington Post about Democratic candidates and the issue of police violence. Kendi said, “It is not enough to condemn police violence. I want to hear a substantial policy debate about how to curb police violence.” James Thurber, distinguished professor of public affairs, spoke to TIME Magazine. Ralph Sonenshine, assistant professor of economics, spoke to InsideSources about Sen. Bernie Sanders's economic proposals, and Capri Cafaro, executive-in-residence in the School of Public Affairs, spoke to Sinclair Broadcasting Group about rumors that former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg may enter the 2020 race. (10/16, 10/15)

How Netflix Opened the Floodgates With Its Statement on Abortion Rights
Russell Williams, distinguished artist-in-residence in the School of Communication, spoke to CNN Business about Netflix's stance on abortion rights. Williams said, “Netflix has built a reputation and marketed themselves as being very director-oriented, creative-oriented, content-oriented. It's part of the reason everyone wants to come there.” (10/16)
Vitruvian Man: Da Vinci Piece to Go on Display in Louvre
Senior Professorial Lecturer of Arts Joanne Allen spoke to the BBC about Leonardo DaVinci's ‘Vitruvian Man,' which is going on display at the Louvre Museum. Allen said, “It is a very well-finished pen-and-ink drawing completed to express a concise intellectual idea, not a sketch of a scientific observation or a preparatory drawing for a painting.” (10/19)
If Trump Was Really Interested in Fighting Corruption in Ukraine, Why Start With Unfounded Claims About the Bidens?
MSNBC spoke with Keith Darden, associate professor in the School of International Service, about President Trump's strategy regarding Ukraine. Darden said, “If you want to look for the top criminals, on some level, in the Ukrainian system, it's really the upper echelon of that government, not a side player like Hunter Biden.” (10/11)
The Meaning of Indigenous People's Day
Elizabeth Rule, postdoctoral fellow in the Critical Race, Gender, and Culture Studies Collaborative, discussed the meaning of Indigenous Peoples' Day on WAMU-FM's The Kojo Nnamdi Show. Rule said, “What I really appreciate about Indigenous Peoples' Day is that it's moving the narrative from one focused on those atrocities and on that violence to one that actually celebrates indigenous people's strength, resilience, diversity and the fact that our cultures are still here.” Rule also spoke to The Baltimore Sun. Richard Dent, associate professor of anthropology, discussed Indigenous Peoples' Day with WTOP-FM Online. (10/14)
The Nationals May Be Poised for a Financial Breakthrough. Winning the World Series Would Make It so Much Easier.
School of Professional and Extended Studies Instructor Matt Winkler spoke to the Baltimore Business Journal about the financial significance of The Washington Nationals advancing to the World Series. Winkler said, “The cascade effect of momentum can really capture a city, and we saw it with the Caps.” (10/11) This story may require a subscription to view.
What You Should (and Shouldn't) Store in a Safe Deposit Box
Caroline Bruckner, managing director of the Kogod Tax Policy Center, spoke to WUSA9 about policies around safety deposit boxes. Bruckner told WUSA9 that the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 eliminated taxpayer's ability to deduct investment expenses, such as safety deposit box rentals. (10/14)
Don't Call Her AOC: An Insurgent Campaign in Texas Is Energizing a New Latinx Community
Assistant Professor of Sociology Ernesto Castaneda spoke to Refinery29 about how current events have mobilized members of the Latinx community to run for political office. Castaneda said, “The mass shooting in El Paso targeting Mexicans will mobilize immigrants, new citizens, and U.S.-born Latin people to organize and come out and vote in the next federal elections in unprecedented levels because they realize the stake of elections when openly anti-immigrant candidates are running.” (10/15)

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"Online, consumer" news refers to online news outlets and blogs such as Huffington Post, NY Times
Both charts are based on the week's Newsmakers highlights only, not total AU Mentions for the week
Both charts are based on the week's Newsmakers highlights only, not total AU Mentions for the week

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