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Mary Graham on the West Wing Weekly Podcast

March 2017

Mary Graham talked about her latest book "Presidents' Secrets: The Use and Abuse of Hidden Power" (Yale University Press, 2017) on the West Wing Weekly podcast. Listen to the podcast here.
 

Mary Graham on PBS Newshour

March 2017

Mary Graham talked about her latest book "Presidents' Secrets: The Use and Abuse of Hidden Power" (Yale University Press, 2017) with PBS Newshour Weekend producer and correspondent Christopher Booker. Watch the interview here
 

Video of Mary Graham at Roosevelt House

March 2017

On March 6, 2017 Mary Graham talked about her new book "Presidents' Secrets: The Use and Abuse of Hidden Power" (Yale University Press, 2017) at Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College in New York. Watch a video of the event.
 

Graham Discusses Presidential Secrecy with Harvard Gazette

March 2017

Mary Graham talked about her career spent researching transparency and her latest book "Presidents' Secrets: The Use and Abuse of Hidden Power" (Yale University Press, 2017) in a recent Harvard Gazette interview. Read the interview here
 

Mary Graham on Kera FM Think

March 2017

Mary Graham talked about her latest book "Presidents' Secrets: The Use and Abuse of Hidden Power" (Yale University Press, 2017) with Think's host Krys Boyd on Kera FM in Texas. Listen to the interview here
 

The Secrets of the Oval Office

February 2017

Peter Kann, a former CEO of Dow Jones and Pulitzer Prize winner, reviewed Mary Graham's latest book "Presidents' Secrets: The Use and Abuse of Hidden Power" (Yale University Press, 2017). Read Kann's review, "The Secrets of the Oval Office," on the Wall Street Journal. 
 

Mary Graham on WBUR Here and Now

February 2017

Mary Graham talked about her latest book "Presidents' Secrets: The Use and Abuse of Hidden Power" (Yale University Press, 2017) with Here and Now's host Jeremy Hobson. Listen to the interview here
 

The Problem with Presidential Secrecy

February 2017

Ambassador Norm Eisen and Mary Graham talked about presidential secrecy at a recent JFK Jr Forum event. Archon Fung moderated the discussion. Eisen suggested that darkness is an "enabling factor for corruption," affecting policy-making and resulting in poor policies that can harm the public. Graham, author of the book "Presidents' Secrets: The Use and Abuse of Hidden Power" (Yale University Press, 2017), noted that secrecy, not transparency, has been the norm for presidents and observed that only three presidents embraced transparency: George Washington, and, to a lesser extent, Gerald Ford and Barak Obama. The Harvard Gazette covered the event, read more here.
 

Watch Forum on Presidential Secrecy

February 2017

Watch here a recent Forum discussion on presidential secrecy, with Norm Eisen, Mary Graham and Archon Fung.
 

A Look at the Effectiveness of Menu Labeling

July 2016

Rui Zhang, Transparency Policy Project research assistant, takes and in-depth look at menu labeling. She finds that labeling induces restaurants to add healthier options, but the impact on consumers' choices is less clear. Some studies indicate a moderate effect in curbing the number of calories purchased, others find limited or no effect. Zhang also discusses ways to make menu labeling more effective, such as using exercise-equivalent labels or using colors like green, yellow and red to distinguish low and high calorie foods. Read her Harvard Ash Center's Challenges to Democracy blog post. 
 

Our Testimony on OSHA's Injuries and Illnesses Transparency Rule

June 2016

In May, the Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued a final rule requiring workplaces with more than 250 employees and smaller establishments in high-risk industries to electronically report injuries and illnesses to OSHA. Some of the data will be shared with the public on OSHA's website to trigger safety improvements and inform workers, administrators and the general public. Elena Fagotto, TPP's Director of Research, submitted a written testimony to the House's Subcommittee on Workforce Protections hearing discussing the rule's impact on workers and employers. The testimony explains how shedding light on injuries and illnesses could make American workplaces safer by stimulating competition and mutual learning within the industry and by helping OSHA target its resources. Read the testimony

 

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