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THE Journal - Nov. 17, 2015
"4 Thought-Provoking Tools for Persuasive and Argumentative Writing"
The author wrote, "All the content [at ProCon.org] is freely available and meticulously sourced and cited, and each issue is presented in a pro/con format... With so much misleading, biased and inaccurate information in the news, ProCon.org is a welcome gold mine of objective content that promotes independence and critical thinking."
Vice - Nov. 5, 2015
"The DEA Chief Just Called Medical Marijuana a 'Joke'"
The author wrote, "A review of medical studies on the efficacy of pot compiled by the policy research site ProCon.org found that of 60 peer reviewed studies conducted since 1990, 40 percent have shown it to be effective, six percent found it to not be effective, and 13 percent were inconclusive."
"Washington, Oregon, Colorado and Alaska plus the District of Columbia already allow the sale of pot for recreational and medicinal use. Nineteen states allow pot sales only for medicinal reasons, according to ProCon.org, a nonprofit, nonpartisan group that researches controversial issues."
AM 870 - Oct. 25, 2015 Sunday Morning Newsmakers Host Larry Marino interviewed ProCon.org CEO Jay Rakow. Marino said of ProCon.org, "It is an interesting website that seems to lay out both sides of an issue. This is an interesting resource for folks who don't a topic or want to learn more about it."
Santa Barbara News-Press TV - Aug. 6, 2015
"Around the World TV"
Alan Thicke spoke about his role as an ambassador for ProCon.org, saying "It's a charity, nonprofit website that everybody should access in this political year especially."
WIBC 93.1 FM - July 29, 2015
"Would Lowering Corporate Taxes Decrease Unemployment?"
Peter Dunn, host of Pete the Planner, interviewed ProCon.org President and Managing Editor to discuss the pros and cons of lowering cooperate taxes. In his blog entry featuring the interview, Dunn wrote: "It's a question many have asked. This is a divisive issue with people strongly vocal on either side. When it comes to these sorts of issues, I call up my buddy Kamy Akhavan of ProCon.org. I love his site, and I seriously appreciate his knowledge on both sides of these types of issues."
Fox 11 Los Angeles - July 24, 2015
"Alan Thicke: Procon.org"
Celebrity ambassador Alan Thicke talked with Fox 11 Los Angeles about ProCon.org and spilled some details about possible upcoming projects for our website.
101.9 The Wave - June 22, 2015
"Kevin Hilley & The Wave Wake Up - Alan Thicke Interview"
Alan Thicke, star of Unusually Thicke and Growing Pains, talked about ProCon.org in a radio interview: "It's a nonprofit, charitable website, it's educational, but don't let that scare you because it's also interactive and fun... It's perfect if you're writing an essay or if you just want to be the smartest person in the room. ProCon.org, check it out."
KATT Rock 100.5 FM - June 19, 2015 Rick & Brad Morning Show interview with Alan Thicke
Alan Thicke, star of Unusually Thicke and Growing Pains, talked about ProCon.org in a radio interview: "ProCon.org... is designed stimulate critical thinking by providing two sides to every issue... It's ideal for teachers or students or anybody who just wants to back up their conversation with facts."
FOX 29 San Antonio - May 18, 2015
"Medical Marijuana Special"
An interview with ProCon.org President and Managing Editor Kamy Akhavan was featured in a 24-minute special about the pros and cons of medical marijuana.
Education Week - May 5, 2015
"Do YOU Deserve Tenure?"
The author wrote, "According to Procon.org, tenure has benefits and pitfalls like, 'protecting a person's personal and political freedoms within a job, promoting risk taking without fear of firing, complacency due to job security, challenging requirements for dismissal of poor, unqualified teachers, etc'."
Lifehacker - Mar. 27, 2015
"What Marijuana Actually Does to Your Brain and Body"
The author wrote, "And Procon.org's analysis of 60 peer-reviewed studies on medical marijuana found 68% of them concluded treatments were positive for the conditions treated."
Santa Monica Daily Press - Jan. 8, 2015
"Educational Website ProCon.org Increases Readership." The article included an interview with President and Managing Editor Kamy Akhavan, and stated in part: "ProCon.org has announced that it surpassed 20,000,000 annual readers in 2014, a 22.1% increase over 2013. The free educational website has seen steady growth since launching in July 2004."