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A five-time Emmy winning SNL comedy writer/producer, joins a four-time #1 NYT bestselling author, a three-time highest-rated national progressive radio host, a two-time Grammy winning artist, and a former US Senator. So, it gets a little crowded in the booth when Al talks public policy and sometimes political comedy with notable guests. Think “The Daily” without the resources of the NYTimes.
 
American Wonk is the signature podcast of FREOPP, the Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity. On the show, FREOPP President Avik Roy explores the most important national issues of our time—like the economy, health care, technology, pandemics, and the Supreme Court—with the experts and political leaders who know them best.
 
America's costly and complicated health care system is faces an enormous burden: fixing the flaws the pandemic has revealed in our health care system. Addressing these flaws will require us to tackle hard questions with no easy answers. It will require Tradeoffs. Long-time health care reporter Dan Gorenstein hosts an examination of health care, policy, and people; and the weighty decisions we all find ourselves faced with.
 
Experts shape our world. Sometimes for the better, sometimes for the worse. In every big story, you’ll find one; you’ll find a researcher, scientist, engineer, planner, policy wonk, data nerd, bureaucrat, regulator, intellectual, or pseudointellectual. Their ideas are often opaque, unrecognized, and difficult to understand. Some of them like it that way. On Cited, we reveal their hidden stories.
 
Take a step back from noisy political debates and tune in to rich conversations on India and the world. The Pragati Podcast is a weekly talkshow on public policy, economics and international relations. Science-geek-turned-policy-wonk Pavan Srinath talks to scholars and experts on everything from India's unique genetics to why China isn't really trying to take over the world. New episodes out every Thursday. The Pragati Podcast is the titular podcast of the online magazine Pragati, and has a ...
 
We're not your average education podcast. Whether you're a teacher, parent, education wonk, or concerned citizen, this is your place to learn about the hottest issues affecting education, like reform, teaching tips, policy, and more. Your three hosts, Robby, Pete, and Casey, rarely agree. That's what makes it fun. What we do share is a profound commitment to improving education. Tune in: http://edsnotdeadpc.libsyn.com/ Want more? Check out our blog and website at http://edsnotdead.com!
 
Welcome to WONKED. We’re the next generation of politics and we’re all about talking policy. Tune in to hear us cut through the canned talking points and rhetoric — we’ve combed through all the working papers for you. Join the Harvard College Democrats for some progressive, policy-based conversations with experts and activists — all in pursuit of the solutions that’ll move our country forward.
 
The Plancast is a volunteer organized podcast developed by a group of Elizabeth Warren for President 2020 supporters. This pod is not affiliated or paid for by the Elizabeth Warren for President 2020 Campaign. The Plancast is meant to be a resource for all Elizabeth Warren 2020 supporters and undecided voters in the 2020 Democratic Primaries. Join us and an expert in their respected field every week as we breakdown one of Elizabeth Warren’s awesome plans!
 
On Asia Inside Out, experts and guests of the Asia Society Policy Institute take you beyond the policy headlines to provide an insider’s view on regional and global affairs. Featuring interviews with with informed observers and decision-makers from across the Asia-Pacific region, Asia Inside Out gives you a fresh take on Asian politics and policy. Subscribe today, and find an archive of our episodes below.
 
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The pandemic forced dentists across the country to shut down last spring. We talk with one dentist about what that meant for her business, her patients, and what it’s been like to open back up. Guest: Stacey Van Scoyoc, DDS, General Dentist, Co-Owner, Bloomington Family Dental Find additional resources and a full transcript of today's episode on ou…
 
Activist and entrepreneur Evan Nison speaks with hosts Jordan Wellington and Andrew Livingston about how their home state of New Jersey as well as New York as legalizing marijuana, as well as some of the work he’s done and is doing through his PR company NisonCo. Produced by Shea Gunther.By Weed Wonks
 
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration faces a costly and consequential decision over whether to approve a controversial new Alzheimer’s drug. Guest: Caleb Alexander, Professor of Epidemiology and Medicine, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health View the transcript for today's episode: https://tradeoffs.org/2021/06/03/the-fdas-pressure-pack…
 
Casey Siddons, Robby Dodd, and Peter Crable breakdown the implications for schools regarding Erica Dhawan's new piece: Why the hybrid workforce of the future depends on the geriatric millennial Casey Siddons then takes on the interview with Sebastian Turbot, who is the CEO and Chief Curator of eko6, a Canada-based consultancy that guides government…
 
Is it possible to push back on China's many forms of aggression without rivalry or racism? What Wu-Tang teaches us about solidarity and capitalist critique. Israel's occupying Palestine, so let's talk about terrorism. Why alliance reassurance rarely makes sense. Chris Clary Tweet: https://twitter.com/clary_co/status/1395448568983523328 Seva Gunitsk…
 
New national guidelines say millions more Americans should get screened for lung cancer. The test can save lives, but it's inaccessible to many and harmful to some. How should we balance the promise and perils of lung cancer screening? Guests: Otis Brawley, MD, Professor of Oncology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Lisa Carter-Harris, P…
 
With about one-third of Americans still not convinced they need to be vaccinated for COVID-19, many employers are debating whether to require their workers to get vaccinated. We dig into the research to help employers weigh the pros and cons. Guests: Sayeh Nikpay, PhD; Tradeoffs Contributing Research Editor; Associate Professor of Health Policy and…
 
On today’s episode of American Wonk, Avik Roy talks to Congressman Jim Banks of Indiana, Chairman of the Republican Study Committee and author of a pathbreaking health care reform bill called the Hospital Competition Act. Should the GOP shed it’s big business reputation to help kitchen table voters? More on the Hospital Competition Act here. After …
 
Michelle Walker, patient advocate and director at Mothers Advocating Medical Marijuana for Autism, speaks with host Jordan Wellington about her journey as a cannabis activist and the work she’s done to change medical cannabis policy for the better in Colorado, Texas, and on the national level. Produced by Shea Gunther.…
 
Peter, Robby, and Casey talk about the Chris Stewart piece: "Yes, America is Racist, no you shouldn't teach my kids if you disagree." https://educationpost.org/yes-america-is-racist-no-you-shouldnt-teach-my-kids-if-you-disagree/ Peter and Casey also interview Adeola Whitney, CEO of Reading Partners, a national nonprofit that mobilizes communities t…
 
In this special live episode, policy experts and employers debate the best way to improve the health insurance that 150 million Americans get through work. This session was part of “The Promise of Health Reform and a Public Option in a Biden Administration,” a virtual conference put on by the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics at the Unive…
 
Why socialists aren't "very liberal." The far right's war on critical race theory is a bigger deal than you think. Why everyone loves to throw shade at New Zealand. The histrionics of the Taiwan debate. The truth about Van's interview on the Quincy Institute. North Korea policy is going nowhere. Ken Schultz Tweet: https://twitter.com/KSchultz3580/s…
 
For our 1st episode as a media partner with the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE), we bring on Gregg Behr, who was recently featured on their panel for "How to Build a Learning Ecosystem (https://fb.watch/5oiyeDhZpj/). Gregg is the founder and co-chair of Remake Learning and is also the author of "When You Wonder, You're Learning" Mister…
 
Racism against people of Asian descent is not a new problem, but it’s been exacerbated lately by politicians using racist rhetoric to describe the coronavirus. Asians in America are now facing a dual pandemic: a heightened fear of racist abuse, from verbal slurs to physical assault, on top of all the anxiety of living through COVID-19. A conversati…
 
The American Jobs Plan has been touted by Vice President Kamala Harris as the biggest jobs investment since World War II. But how exactly will we pay for $2 trillion in new spending on infrastructure, green energy, housing, and education reform? Do the benefits of increased spending outweigh the proposal’s impact on deficits and tax rates? Last wee…
 
The dudes discuss Samantha Hedges' new piece in Discourse Magazine: Social Justice Is Now the Fourth Purpose of Public Schools and All Four Are in Conflict: https://www.discoursemagazine.com/culture-and-society/2021/04/21/social-justice-is-now-the-fourth-purpose-of-public-schools-and-all-four-are-in-conflict/ We also interview Robert Pondiscio (@rp…
 
On May 1st, Texas will hold a special election to fill the seat of late U.S. Congressman Ron Wright, who passed away in February from COVID-19. The contentious, all-party election has 23 candidates vying for the seat, including Rep. Wright’s widow Susan. One of the Republican candidates, Michael Wood, joins Avik Roy, President of FREOPP, to discuss…
 
Cited is no more. We had a great run — over 100 episodes, major awards, and stories we are really proud of — but it’s time to move on. Still, Cited’s legacy lives in through the new projects our team makes, including Crackdown and Darts and Letters. Today, we celebrate Cited and play you a recent episode of Darts & Letters called Derailed: The Cris…
 
Despite President Biden’s campaign promise to create a public option, the policy has been missing from his first 100 days in office. A handful of states, however, are forging ahead with public option legislation. Guests: Heather Howard, Princeton School of Public and International Affairs Sabrina Corlette, JD, Georgetown University Dig deeper into …
 
Why the Biden administration is performing its rivalry with China. What the Afghanistan withdrawal decision says about global punditry. Why UFOs might not be as sexy as Van hopes they are. Theories for avoiding war. Winners may write history, but that doesn't make it right. Creating a talent pool for progressive technocrats. How to think about the …
 
After nearly a decade of sky-high prices, generics have sent the price of the HIV prevention drug PrEP plummeting. What kept it so expensive for so long, and will the price drop help us finally eradicate HIV? Guests: Robin Feldman, Professor of Law, UC Hastings; Director of the Center for Innovation Tahir Amin, Co-Executive Director, I-MAK Oni Blac…
 
Oregon Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D) joins hosts Jordan Wellington and Andrew Livingston to talk about the ongoing push to reform federal cannabis policy, this week’s vote on the SAFE Banking Act, and the legacy of friend and marijuana activist Steve Fox, who passed away last week at the age of 53. Produced by Shea Gunther.…
 
P. Diddy is an oligarch who was bad for hip-hop...and now he's exploiting BLM. How Washington pundits became Xi Jinping's hype man. Why FONOPs are a silly way to send a message. Favorite feminist movies. Also this episode: Why is there no DMZ in international relations? Tanvi Madan Tweet: https://twitter.com/tanvi_madan/status/1380552263589113858?s…
 
On today’s episode of Covid in 19, Scott Immergut of Ricochet and Avik Roy talk about a new FREOPP report that ranks the pandemic performance of 31 countries, including the U.S. Which countries have moved up and down in the rankings, which country is number 1, and why is Europe having such a tough time? All that and more starting now. Measuring the…
 
The Global North owes the Global South progressive economic policies, not aid. The essential (?) fascism of security clearances. Why it's wrong to make international-relations paradigms into ideologies. The tragic history and propagandizing about the third offset strategy--or, the origins of American militarism today. The China Cold War question. J…
 
President Biden wants to spend $400 billion to help older and disabled Americans get health care at home as part of his $2 trillion infrastructure proposal, a huge investment in an often neglected part of the health care system. Guests: Howard Gleckman, Senior Fellow, Urban Institute Rachel Werner, MD, PhD, Executive Director, Leonard Davis Institu…
 
Al and Ali discuss what brought us here, where we are, and what we need to do going forward. A list of organizations that humanely helps immigrants at the Southern Border: El Paso: The Annunciation House Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center McAllen: Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley Arizona Kino Border Initiative…
 
If an "Indo-Pacific strategy" can't cope with the Syria risk in Myanmar, then what good is it? Why the history of Cold War liberalism tells us not to pin domestic renewal on the China threat. Why Chinese air incursions against Taiwan DO NOT signal invasion. What's going on in Asian studies at Georgetown. Japan's role in a Taiwan conflict. The lost …
 
This is the final episode of the Pandemic Pass mini-series all about how we can best emerge as a school system stronger and better than before. This episode, Siddons is joined by his friend/colleague Serenity Moore to interview the incomparable Zaretta Hammond. Moore and Siddons ask Zaretta about deficit thinking and the premature determination of …
 
As gun violence surges, researchers are using new federal funding to search for solutions. Emmy Betz, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Director of the Firearm Injury Prevention Initiative, University of Colorado Jonathan Jay, DrPH, JD, Assistant Professor of Community Health Sciences, Boston University Autumn Parkin, gun owner…
 
The dudes discuss the LA Times piece on the "educational mess" we now find ourselves and what it will take to get back. https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2021-03-23/post-pandemic-educational-mess The guys also interview Dr. Leslie Fenwick who is the dean emeritus of Howard University’s School of Education, about HBCUs, supporting our students o…
 
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