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    Gene Nichol was featured in "Hungry for Answers," a WRAL documentary on food insecurity in North Carolina. Our state has the tenth highest food insecurity rate in the country, and the second-highest child food insecurity rate. "Hungry for Answers" features the story of food insecurity from the mouths of food bank goers, public servants, and other experts.
  • WRAL ON THE RECORD, January 2014
    Professor Nichol interview with WRAL's David Crabtree in the wake of the 50th anniversary of the War on Poverty. The interview covered many poverty-related topics, including national and state poverty levels, successes in ameliorating poverty among our older population, high poverty rate among children (especially African American children), and many others.
  • UNC-TV BLACK ISSUES FORUM, August 17, 2013
  • UNC-TV NC People, April 27, 2012


  • WCHL Community Forum, Poverty: Hunger and Wages, April 23, 2015
  • THE STATE OF THINGS, November 2013
    Professor Nichol joined Legal Aid of North Carolina client, Ashley Quinones, and chair of Legal Aid's Board of Directors, Charles Holton, to discuss issues of access to the civil justice system. Represented by Legal Aid, Ms. Quinones, initially denied a needed kidney transplant by Medicaid, appealed her case and received the life-saving care she needed. Ms. Quinones was not able to afford an attorney and credits Legal Aid for their fervent advocacy on her case.
  • THE STATE OF THINGS, August 7, 2013
    Gene Nichol talks about the legacy of Julius Chambers, famed civil rights attorney.
  • WFAE, July 10, 2013
    Gene Nichol on Charlotte's NPR affiliate station, discussing poverty in North Carolina with Fannie Flono of the Charlotte Observer and Mac Legerton, executive director of the Center for Community Action.
  • THE STATE OF THINGS, June 4, 2013
    Gene Nichol discusses policy and poverty with Brian Balfour of the Civitas Institute and host, Frank Stasio.


News & Observer Series: Seeing the Invisible

Seeing the Invisible is a yearlong series of monthly articles in the News & Observer examining the faces and issues behind the rising poverty numbers in North Carolina. Please join us in exploring stories of poverty in our state.

Inspired by the News & Observer series, Professors Luisa Deprez and Sandy Butler have launched a similar effort in Maine. Read their series in the Bangor Daily News.

You can purchase the entire "Seeing the Invisible" series for your Kindle for less than four dollars on

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