diversity http://wrkf.org en Drive For Diversity, NASCAR's Commitment To Race http://wrkf.org/post/drive-diversity-nascars-commitment-race On Sunday, the K&N Pro Series East begins down in New Smyrna Beach, Fla. And if the track and pit look a little more diverse than they have in the past, that's in part because of a NASCAR program designed to entice different communities to try out the sport.<p>Market research says NASCAR's bread-and-butter fan base is about 60 percent male and 80 percent white, mostly from the Southern and Midwestern states. Sat, 15 Feb 2014 22:00:00 +0000 Karen Grigsby Bates 22640 at http://wrkf.org Drive For Diversity, NASCAR's Commitment To Race Conversation About 'SNL' And Diversity 'Just Getting Started' http://wrkf.org/post/conversation-about-snl-and-diversity-just-getting-started It may seem, now that <em>Saturday Night Live</em> has hired a black female <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2014/01/06/showbiz/nbc-snl-sasheer-zamata">cast member</a> and two black female <a href="http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/saturday-night-live-adds-two-669180">writers</a>, that the conversation about diversity on TV's most influential comedy show is over.<p>But it's just getting started.<p>That's because the surprise move by <em>SNL</em> executive producer Lorne Michaels to actually address criticisms about the lack of diversity on NBC's storied late-night franchise brings with it Sat, 11 Jan 2014 18:13:20 +0000 Eric Deggans 21164 at http://wrkf.org Conversation About 'SNL' And Diversity 'Just Getting Started' Fox Says Diversity Leads To Good Ratings And Better Business http://wrkf.org/post/fox-says-diversity-leads-good-ratings-and-better-business It's easy, when writing about network TV, to be cynical.<p>For example, when I heard the Fox network had been holding annual conferences on diversity, telling top show producers their casts and crew had to feature more people of color, I remained skeptical. What's the catch, I wondered?<p>Turns out, the network began talking about diversity as a business imperative about three years ago, shifting the conversation to the need for TV programing that reflects the multicultural reality of today's world to keep younger viewers. Wed, 13 Nov 2013 21:38:00 +0000 Eric Deggans 18776 at http://wrkf.org Fox Says Diversity Leads To Good Ratings And Better Business In New Orleans And Nationally, A Growing Number Of Charter Schools Aspire To Be 'Diverse By Design' http://wrkf.org/post/new-orleans-and-nationally-growing-number-charter-schools-aspire-be-diverse-design <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper wide" data-caption="Students at Morris Jeff Community School in New Orleans, one of the small, but growing number of charter schools that are trying to be racially and economically diverse." data-attribution="Credit John McCusker / The Advocate" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wwno/files/styles/placed_wide/public/201311/charterphoto1.jpg" alt="" /><a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wwno/audio/2013/11/CarrDiverseChartersNov4.mp3" class="asset-audio">In New Orleans And Nationally, A Growing Number Of Charter Schools Aspire To Be Wed, 06 Nov 2013 20:40:54 +0000 Sarah Carr 18467 at http://wrkf.org In New Orleans And Nationally, A Growing Number Of Charter Schools Aspire To Be 'Diverse By Design'