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Barlow's Beat

Barlow Herget is a commentator and host on SGR Today. He has been a commentator on UNC public radio and an instructor in continuing education at Duke University. Herget was a Nieman Fellow ('70) at Harvard University, has worked for the Daily Press of Paragould, Ark., the Detroit Free Press, and the News & Observer of Raleigh. His articles have appeared in The Atlantic, The New York Times and numerous other publications. Have something to say to Barlow? Contact him by email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  



King's vision stuck in 'third world' conditions PDF Print E-mail
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By Barlow Herget   
Thursday, 23 January 2014 00:00

Barlow Herget, like Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., had great hopes for an economically and socially integrated America as a high school student at the outset of the Civil Rights Revolution of the 1950s and 1960s.  Herget admits he was wrong in expecting such change would come in 10 or 15 years, and he now believes progress for what has become third world status for many American blacks must come more from their own community and leaders.

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Not forgotten, not forgetting PDF Print E-mail
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By Barlow Herget   
Wednesday, 15 January 2014 17:00

Barlow Herget says the country hasn't forgotten the wars in Afghanistan or Iraq.  The U.S. spent $2 billion in Afghanistan in last two years.  And Americans are not forgetting the deception that got us into Iraq and the mistake in thinking we could impose democracy on Afghans who aren't ready for it.

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Supplements: buyer beware PDF Print E-mail
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By Barlow Herget   
Wednesday, 08 January 2014 15:40

Barlow Herget says research shows that many of the dietary supplements people take to fulfill their New Year's resolutions aren't what they advertise to be.  Without FDA oversight and manufacturer indifference, it's buyer beware when putting these pills in your mouth.

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Fight or flight plan PDF Print E-mail
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By Barlow Herget   
Thursday, 02 January 2014 14:15

Kay Hagan, will she fight or waffle?  Barlow Herget advises the Democratic senator to borrow from Harry Truman's game plan; give'em Hell.

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Listen to the music PDF Print E-mail
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By Barlow Herget   
Wednesday, 25 December 2013 09:21

Barlow Herget believes that religiously inspired music marks many of the beautiful hymns and carols of Christmas and when the season and troubles of the world mount, he advises, listen to the music.

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State reaps what GOP sowed PDF Print E-mail
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By Barlow Herget   
Wednesday, 18 December 2013 00:00

Barlow Herget finds that as the smoke clears from the ideological GOP agenda in North Carolina, the consequences are coming into focus, notably in education, justice system.

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Mandela' appeal PDF Print E-mail
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By Barlow Herget   
Wednesday, 11 December 2013 15:59

Barlow Herget says Mandela put greater good first over personal desires.

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