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Best Public Affairs podcasts we could find (updated April 2020)
Best Public Affairs podcasts we could find
Updated April 2020
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Tune in every week to catch interviews with the liveliest voices from literature, the arts, sciences, history, and public affairs; reports on cutting-edge works in progress; long-form narratives; and compelling excerpts from new books. A podcast from The American Scholar magazine. Hosted by Stephanie Bastek.
 
Moyers & Company was a weekly hour of compelling and vital conversation about life and the state of American democracy, featuring some of the best thinkers of our time. A range of scholars, artists, activists, scientists, philosophers and newsmakers bring context, insight and meaning to important topics. The series occasionally included Bill Moyers' own timely and penetrating essays on society and government. (2012-2015)
 
Houston Matters is a radio program airing weekdays at 9 am and 7pm on Houston Public Media News 88.7 FM in Houston. During each hour, we’ll investigate the issues and ideas, people and places that make Houston…well…Houston! We’ll talk about current events, politics, education, health care, the environment, business, transportation, arts and culture, literature, sports and leisure. But we also hope that what we do each day on Houston Matters serves as the beginning of a conversation — one we ...
 
Very Public Affairs is a regular update, examination and exposé of the latest trends and developments in how public affairs is managed in large organisations globally. Each episode examines an aspect of best practice in corporate public affairs internationally, providing insight and guidance to public affairs practitioners working in corporations, connecting public affairs practitioners with ideas and practical insights to assist, support and inspire them, and the organisations. This is the ...
 
New for 2016! This audio-only podcast from BillMoyers.com offers compelling and vital conversation about life and the state of American democracy, featuring some of the best thinkers of our time. A range of scholars, artists, activists, scientists, philosophers and newsmakers bring context, insight and meaning to important topics, like the 2016 Election. Subscribe to the podcast for an audio version of this Web-only series.
 
Each week, the International Spy Museum will offer a new SpyCast featuring interviews and programs with ex-spies, intelligence experts, and espionage scholars. The SpyCast is hosted by Dr. Vince Houghton, historian and curator at the International Spy Museum. Dr. Houghton specializes in intelligence, diplomatic, and military history, with expertise in the late-WWII and early-Cold War eras. The International Spy Museum in Washington, DC is the only public museum in the U.S. solely dedicated t ...
 
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It’s challenging to conduct a US Census in the best of times, but during a health crisis, the Bureau is charting new territory. Today we speak with Denver’s deputy regional director about what’s changed since COVID-19, and why the short, nationwide questionnaire is so important – especially now. Plus, a feature on anti-government militia attitudes …
 
Brain diseases are now the world's leading source of disability. The fastest growing of these is Parkinson's: the number of impacted patients has doubled to more than six million over the last twenty-five years and is projected to double again by 2040. Harmful pesticides that increase the risk of Parkinson's continue to proliferate, many people rem…
 
Randy Fiveash is the director of the Connecticut Office of Tourism. Randy is responsible for leading the state’s marketing, strategic planning and development efforts to build tourism as a significant economic driver. Together we discuss virtual experiences (e.g., virtual tours and exhibits, animal webcams, videos series, streaming performances) an…
 
Socio-economic equality and rights have historically been marginalized in the human rights system but remain a front of racial discrimination. Panelists will engage with this history, identify contemporary patterns, and reflect on the analytical benefit of combining TWAIL (Third World Approaches to International Law) and CRT (Critical Race Theory).…
 
The Rideau Canal is the oldest, continuously operating lock system in the world. And while many people associate it with of skating on it in winter in Ottawa, it actually flows there from as far away as Kingston. Now, TVO presents a four-hour, so-called slow cinema documentary called "Tripping the Rideau Canal," taking viewers on a 27-kilometre por…
 
We hope that you and your family are safe and well as you continue to practice social distancing and washing your hands! Our AV Round Table pundits reflect on their time at home and share information from their individual professions on ways to cope with the coronavirus pandemic. Join Alvean Lyons, Daun Hester, Carol Pretlow and Allison Moore for s…
 
On Thursday's Houston Matters: The Galveston County Health District is opening its first free COVID-19 drive-thru testing site today for people at high risk of contracting the virus. The county currently has more than 280 confirmed COVID-19 cases and five deaths. We learn more about the site and the county's response to the virus. Also this hour: H…
 
With overwhelmed hospitals, limited testing and a staggering death rate, and a prime minister in intensive care, how will Britain turn its coronavirus curve? In this Second Serve Mark Kenny talks to UK-based experts Sophia Gaston and Elizabeth Ames. After four years of a divisive and damaging debate around Brexit, Britain has now been hit hard by t…
 
Our special edition of Houston Matters weekdays at 3 p.m. addresses your questions and concerns about coronavirus as a public service to our listeners. In this edition, host Ernie Manouse is joined for the first half by Dr. Hana El Sahly: Associate Professor of Molecular Virology & Microbiology and Medicine – Baylor College of Medicine Principal In…
 
Health-care workers now comprise one in 10 known Ontario COVID-19 cases. Do they feel as protected as possible while executing their work? How can Canada ensure the safety of those fighting this disease on the frontlines? The Agenda discusses the immediate and future need to protect health-care workers with Dr. Sohail Gandhi, president of the Ontar…
 
What are the possibilities or limitations of imagination? Whether it's memory, creativity, hallucinations, or imaginary friends, the inner workings of our minds are complex. Jim Davies, director of Carleton University's Science of Imagination Laboratory, sheds light on this in his book, "Imagination: The Science of Your Mind's Greatest Power."…
 
How are witch hunts and Capitalist economies linked? Silvia Federici, wrote the ground breaking book, Caliban and the Witch, in 2004. In the book she argues that the witch hunts of the fifteenth century were a necessary pre-condition for Capitalism to flourish. Today, witch hunts are still happening, in places like East Timor, India and Cambodia. F…
 
On Wednesday's Houston Matters: More than 30 residents and staff at the LaPorte Healthcare Center, an assisted living facility, have tested positive for the coronavirus. With that news and other stories of outbreaks at nursing homes, we discuss the challenges of limiting further spread in such facilities. Also this hour: How does a crisis of this m…
 
George Scialabba is a prolific critic and essayist known for his incisive, wide-ranging commentary on literature, philosophy, religion, and politics. He is also, like millions of others, a lifelong sufferer from clinical depression. In How To Be Depressed (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2020), Scialabba presents an edited selection of his mental…
 
Just over a year ago, the last payment went out for Ontario's basic income pilot project. The program, introduced by the previous government, was cancelled by the new Conservative government before it had run its course. Now, because of the ongoing pandemic, the federal government has launched the CERB - the Canada Emergency Response Benefit. And t…
 
This week, Christians and Jews mark some of the most sacred holidays on their calendars: Easter and Passover. And later this month, Ramadan begins for Muslims. However, the current restrictions on gathering mean there won't be any church or worship gatherings. Here to reflect on how their communities intend to deal with this, and also how religious…
 
Our special edition of Houston Matters weekdays at 3 p.m. addresses your questions and concerns about coronavirus as a public service to our listeners. In this edition, host Ernie Manouse is joined by Dr. Jill Weatherhead, an assistant professor of tropical medicine and infectious diseases at Baylor College of Medicine. In the second half, Dietrich…
 
If you’re a local business owner, it’s time to get your pencils out. Zacharia Levine, Grand County’s Community & Economic Development Director, joins the newscast to announce a new local grant for Moab area businesses affected by the COVID-19 health crisis. He also overviews several state and federal loan programs. Plus, news from the Navajo Nation…
 
On Tuesday's Houston Matters: Our region has had more than its fair share of disasters and emergencies in recent years -- from floods to chemical facility accidents. So what lessons from those experiences are coming in handy as the region deals with the coronavirus pandemic? Angela Blanchard, who helped set up and run emergency shelters during her …
 
On this episode of New Books in Language, Dr. Lee Pierce (she/they) interviews Dr. Amy Koerber (she/hers), Professor at Texas Tech University, on the groundbreaking book From Hysteria to Hormones: A Rhetorical History (Penn State University Press, 2018). Filled with fresh takes on classical rhetorical theories, From Hysteria is an engaging explorat…
 
How are Canada's penal institutions dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic? Fears of the virus spreading in correctional facilities has some advocates calling for the release of lower-risk offenders. The Agenda discusses the issue with Lee Chapelle, president of Canadian Prison Consulting, an advocacy and reform-based firm; Kim Pate, an independent sen…
 
Reports of domestic violence are spiking in countries around the world as people are staying indoors to prevent the spread of COVID-19, trapping some victims with their abusers. The Agenda explores this issue with Silvia Samsa, executive director of Women's Habitat; Pamela Cross, legal director at Luke's Place Support and Resource Centre in Durham …
 
Our new special edition of Houston Matters weekdays at 3 p.m. addresses your questions and concerns about coronavirus as a public service to our listeners. On today’s edition: Dr. Jon Stevens, Chief of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and Chief of Outpatient Services at The Menninger Clinic, talks with host Ernie Manouse about the mental health impact…
 
Securing childcare is a challenge even in the best of times for many parents. But what do you do when schools and some daycares are shuttered in the middle of a health crisis? Today on the news we talk local and state resources with Emily Campbell of the Grand County COVID-19 Task Force childcare subcommittee. Plus, hear about other resources with …
 
Welcome to our short-form series - What The? We answer over 96,000 questions every year on social media. That’s a lot. This short-form series will tackle some of our most frequently asked questions or interesting topics that don’t need a full podcast.Episode 13 deals with the little-known history of Las Vegas divorce ranches. Today Las Vegas is one…
 
On Monday's Houston Matters: We bring you the latest updates on the coronavirus pandemic and its effect on Greater Houston from Dr. Umair Shah of the Harris County Public Health. Also this hour: We learn how the recently-passed Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act affects both K-12 and higher education. Plus, a local family la…
 
The right to decision making is important for all people. It allows us to choose how to we our lives – both on a daily basis, and also in terms of how we wish to express ourselves, to live in accordance with our values and desires. However, the right to make decisions has been, and continues to be, routinely denied to people with disabilities – som…
 
Our expert panel discusses whether the coronavirus pandemic will lead to major, permanent changes in Australia’s society and economy. While the immediate devastation of COVID-19 in Australia and around the world is far from over, what are the likely impacts of the pandemic on our political and economic future? Will any economic ‘snapback’ be enough…
 
Anita K is a certified Executive & Life Coach and author of "Behaving Bravely: How to Mindshift Life's Challenges" . The title says it all--all of us can use a bit of shifting our mind during a challenging time--which is one description of our current reality. It's tough to do on our own, so to have a coach, collaborate with friends (virtually) we …
 
Chicagoans have become familiar with how COVID-19 is spread from person to person and what types of safety measures they should be taking during this time. But WBEZ has gotten several questions from pet owners who are wondering about the risks to their furry friends, things like--are cats and dogs susceptible to the virus and who will care for my p…
 
As local media companies scrambled to stay in business this week, the giant German publisher of our most important magazines pulled the plug on them - and about 250 jobs - with no warning. It claimed the COVID-19 crisis - and the government's handling of it - had made its business "untenable." Does that stack up? And is it really all over for our m…
 
In a time where live music events are cancelled for public safety, and even jamming in the same room with friends is risky, Moab’s music community is trying to figure out how to stay connected. Local musicians have seen their spring gigs evaporate, so they are re-adjusting to a new reality, one with virtual tip jars and mutual creative sessions via…
 
Almost everyone is dealing with difficult circumstances right now as a result of COVID-19. But for those dealing with addiction, it's presenting complex challenges, including jeopardizing hard won sobriety and recovery. Eastern Ontario Hub journalist David Rockne Corrigan talks about his work covering vulnerable populations during the pandemic.…
 
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