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Looking Forward and Back with Chris Spatola

Guest podcast! Host Max Rego chats with ESPN college basketball analyst and SiriusXM host Chris Spatola about a bunch of topics on another preseason edition of the pod. Chris talks about his relationship with Coach K, joining Duke's staff in the late 2000s and the Blue Devils' upcoming campaign. Many thanks to Chris for joining. Recorded October 19, 2021 Producer: Max Rego


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Was a Duke heiress a murderer?

In 1966, billionaire tobacco heiress Doris Duke ran over and killed one of her employees. Now, a new book and a new eyewitness argue the death was no accident. Reporter Sana Pashankar discusses the story, which you can read at chron.it/dorisduke. Then, the co-editor of North Carolina Central University's student newspaper talks about NCCU campus life this fall. Chronicle Recess Editor Tessa Delgo gives an overview of what's going on in the arts at Duke, including exhibits and film screenings you might want to check out. Spooky season is here, and the scariest thing of all is that midterm season won't seem to end. Hope you have Halloween plans to take your mind off that upcoming exam. Host and producer: Matthew Griffin Graphic designer: May Fu October 19, 2021.


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Low turnout for Durham primary, major mayoral candidate suspends campaign

Durham voted in its municipal primary last week. But only 10% of Durhamites voted, and a major mayoral candidate dropped out afterwards. Chronicle Editor-in-Chief Leah Boyd breaks down the primary results and shares how you can vote in Durham’s upcoming general election. Then, Chronicle reporter Chloe Nguyen talks about what the end of the CDC’s eviction moratorium means for Durham. She fills listeners in on how the arrival of big companies like Google and Apple impacts Durham’s housing market and how experts view the state of eviction in Durham. After that, Chronicle Sports Editor Jake Piazza lays out the COVID-protocol for Duke basketball and the Cameron Crazies. He also shares an update on Duke football and men’s and women’s soccer. So, uh, can we get another fall break? Excited to see a bunch of old folks reliving their glory days this parents’ weekend. Host and producer: Jake Sheridan Graphic designer: May Fu October 12, 2021.


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Reflections on a Long-Delayed Commencement

The Class of 2020 finally got an in-person commencement on Sunday, 16 months after they celebrated with a virtual ceremony due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Student speaker Sabrina Sabrina Maciariello talks about her experience at commencement, the themes of grief woven into her speech and her advice for current students. Features Managing Editor Alison Korn talks about problems the Mitchell-White House, a Cultural Living and Learning Community designed to provide a safe residential space for Black students, has had with Duke administration. Enterprise Editor Chris Kuo talks COVID-19 policy — and what Cameron Indoor Stadium might look like this year. It's almost fall break. You've got this! Host and producer: Matthew Griffin Graphic designer: May Fu September 28, 2021


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Duke football vs. Kansas preview

Our Sports Editor Jake Piazza and Sports Features Editor Alex Jackson bring you The Chronicle's weekly Duke football preview, this time as the Blue Devils welcome Kansas to Durham for a 4 p.m. kickoff Saturday.


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A-Lively and Well (The Chronicle's Duke Basketball Podcast)

Host Max Rego, along with Evan Kolin and Shane Smith, react to five-star 2022 center Dereck Lively II committing to the Blue Devils in a statement recruiting victory for incoming head coach Jon Scheyer. They talk about what it means for the program in the post-Coach K recruiting era, Lively's fit on the potential 2022-23 roster and more. Recorded September 21, 2021 Producer: Max Rego


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Heck of a Housing Overhaul

What does Duke's new residential college system, which will roll out next fall, mean for campus life? Why won't the University have selective housing sections after the 2022-23 academic year? Editor-in-Chief Leah Boyd breaks down the QuadEx system. Also, DSG President Christina Wang describes what the student government is working on this year. Reporter Adejuwon Ojebuoboh talks about how the Duke, Durham and Triangle communities are welcoming Afghan refugees. Midterm season will be here before you know it. Time to start reviewing your notes! Host and producer: Matthew Griffin Graphic designer: May Fu September 21, 2021


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Duke's Forbes rank falls, Outgoing Durham Mayor Steve Schewel reflects

Durham Mayor Steve Schewel has lead the Bull City for four years. But the mayor isn’t seeking re-election and will be leaving City Hall after Durham elects his successor in November. He joins DukeWeek to talk about what he’s most proud of from his time in office, how Durham has changed over the last four years and what challenges the city faces going forward. Listen to this week’s show to check out the exclusive interview. News Editor Anna Zolotor breaks down Duke’s slide in the Forbes 2021 top colleges rankings. She explains what the rankings measure and what the drop means for Duke. Features Managing Editor Alison Korn talks about the student effort to create an ethnic Studies department and increase representation for Native American, Latino and Asian American folks in courses and faculty. Uh, is it fall break yet? Host and producer: Jake Sheridan Graphic designer: May Fu September 14, 2021.


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Bridging the Gap Episode 4

Welcome back to Bridging the Gap, a collaboration between The Bridge and The Chronicle, two student publications at Duke. Listen to Episode 4, the second part of our exploration of environmental justice and eco-experiences at Duke. Host Cameron Oglesby talks about the gaps that exist in environmental spaces at Duke and at large when it comes to inclusion and representation of individuals of diverse racial or socio-economic backgrounds.


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Bridging the Gap Episode 5: Analyzing Representation and Coverage

This episode will focus on a history of The Chronicle itself, particularly regarding representation and how that has impacted our coverage of marginalized groups. We’ll be focusing on Black students in this episode, but it is important to acknowledge that students of other backgrounds may have different perceptions of The Chronicle and its coverage. Hosted by Managing Editor Nadia Bey.


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End of an Era (The Chronicle's Duke Basketball Podcast)

Host Shane Smith, along with Evan Kolin and Max Rego, react to Wednesday's announcement that Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski will retire after the 2021-22 season. They run through Coach K's career, including his first few seasons at Duke, his greatest accomplishments and more. Recorded June 2, 2021 Producer: Max Rego


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Summer Roundup (The Chronicle's Duke Basketball Podcast)

Host Max Rego, along with current sports editor Jake Piazza and former sports editor Evan Kolin, discuss a handful of topics on an offseason edition of the podcast. They talk about the recently released non conference schedule for Duke, the 2022 recruiting class and a whole lot more. Recorded August 9, 2021. Producer: Max Rego


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Diversity, Discomfort, and Discrimination: Part 2

This is Part 2 of our exploration of Discrimination at Duke. Today we present discrimination as a nuanced issue manifesting across identities, including gender, race, and nationality. It is multi-faceted and as diverse as the students dealing with it. Hosted and produced by Cameron Oglesby Contributing editors: Sofia Molina, Erin Blanding


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Diversity, Discomfort, and Discrimination: Part 1

Welcome to the inaugural episode of Bridging the Gap, a collaboration between The Bridge and The Chronicle, two student publications at Duke University. Listen to Part 1 of our Discrimination episode, a session on diversity and what diversity often means emotionally for those students on campus who have dealt with the sort of discrimination or marginalization we often like to think doesn’t happen at Duke. Today, we hear from students at different points in their Duke career as they dive into feelings of isolation set off by negative interracial interactions. Hosted and produced by Cameron Oglesby Contributing editors: Sofia Molina, Erin Blanding


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Diversity within The Chronicle, the impacts of rising COVID-19 cases

Enterprise Editor Chris Kuo discusses the "chaotic, bewildering journey" some students faced after testing positive for COVID-19. Duke Regional Hospital President Katie Galbraith sheds light on how rising COVID-19 cases affect the local health-care system. Managing Editor Nadia Bey talks about the history of representation within The Chronicle and how that has impacted coverage of marginalized groups. Drop-add is over. Hope your classes are going well.


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Star Duke professor Dan Ariely faces allegations of research fraud

Editor-in-Chief Leah Boyd talks about allegations of research fraud concerning star Duke professor Dan Ariely. Dean of Students John Blackshear breaks down how COVID-19 will affect life at Duke this semester. DukeWeek co-host Matthew Griffin shares what he saw at first-year move-in. Happy first week of class. Hope you get off the waitlist. Host and producer: Jake Sheridan August 24, 2021.


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Duke COVID-19 outbreak sparks new mask rules, vaccine made employment condition

Managing Editor Nadia Bey goes over the new mask, dining and gathering rules and the employee vaccine mandate put in place after over 350 Duke students and staff tested positive for COVID-19. Duke University Press marketing designer Dan Ruccia talks about the press workers' efforts to unionize as vote results approach. Sports Editor Jake Piazza shares an update on the ACC's new multi-conference alliance, Duke Football's 2021 prospects and the way student-athletes are reacting to new rules allowing them to profit off of their image and likeness. This is the first week where classes are actually hard. Hope you test negative. Host and producer: Jake Sheridan August 30, 2021.