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DARPA’s podcast series, "Voices from DARPA," offers a revealing and informative window on the minds of the Agency's program managers. In each episode, a program manager from one of DARPA’s six technical offices—Biological Technologies, Defense Sciences, Information Innovation, Microsystems Technology, Strategic Technology, and Tactical Technology—will discuss in informal and personal terms why they are at DARPA and what they are up to. The goal of "Voices from DARPA" is to share with listene ...
 
60-Second Civics is a daily podcast that provides a quick and convenient way for listeners to learn about our nation's government, the Constitution, and our history. The podcast explores themes related to civics and government, the constitutional issues behind the headlines, and the people and ideas that formed our nation's history and government. 60-Second Civics is produced by the Center for Civic Education. The show's content is primarily derived from the Center's education for democracy ...
 
GovLove is a podcast about the people, policies and profession of local government. From Mayors and City Managers to interns and everyone in between, we interview the people making a difference in their communities to learn about the great work being done at the local level. GovLove is brought to you by Engaging Local Government Leaders (ELGL).
 
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If you work in the Government acquisition world, this podcast is for you. (not just for Contracting Officers!) Kevin and Paul discuss how the size of the requirement (among many other factors) impacts the choice of vehicle that the government uses to buy. Learn the four primary ways the government buys and how early communication improves acquisiti…
 
Breaking bread, building bridges. Joshua Barr, Director of Civil & Human Rights at the City of Des Moines, Iowa, joined the podcast to discuss his work with the City, including his Emmy Award-winning documentary. He talked about the engagement and policy work the City has done around equity, including their Bridging the Gap initiative and a cultura…
 
Building better cities. William Fulton, the Director of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research at Rice University, joined the podcast for a wide ranging conversation about development, planning, and land use in Houston, Texas. He talked about the market forces in an environment with low regulation and sprawl, plus how gentrification is occurring i…
 
If you work in the Government acquisition world, this podcast is for you. (not just for Contracting Officers!) What does “Color of Money” mean? Kevin and Paul describe why the color of money matters and what goes on behind the scenes in a government acquisition as a result of the appropriation type. Learn the different types of appropriations and h…
 
Rebuild with purpose. Kip Eideberg, Sr. Vice President at the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), joined the podcast to talk about infrastructure and manufacturing. He shared results from AEM's recent Infrastructure Vision 2050 report and the need for federal infrastructure investments to be targeted at States and local governments. He al…
 
Audacious goals and clean energy. John Morrill, Division Manager for Innovation & Sustainability at Fairfax County, Virginia, joined the podcast to talk about sustainability and energy efficiency. He discussed the strategies needed to implement local government sustainability plans and the goals associated with them. John also talked about the ener…
 
The John Peter Zenger case provided an early example of jury nullification, which means that a jury reaches a verdict of not guilty, despite overwhelming proof that the defendant committed a particular act, because the jury believes that the law making the act a crime is immoral or wrong. Center for Civic Education…
 
If you work in the Government acquisition world, this podcast is for you. (not just for Contracting Officers!) The federal government uses different tools to learn about industry capabilities and get feedback on acquisition strategies and plans. Kevin and Paul explain the uses for and differences between RFIs, DRFPs, and RFPs and why all are valuab…
 
New stressors associated with the pandemic could increase the number of people seeking services for mental health and substance use issues. But this potential increase also highlights longstanding questions about the availability of behavioral…By Government Accountability Office
 
Students helping cities. Victoria Caster, Water Conservation and Sustainability Coordinator at the City of Peoria, AZ, and Steve Russell, Program Manager of Project Cities at Arizona State University, joined the podcast to talk about student-led sustainability plans. They discussed projects that students with Project Cities have completed, like in …
 
COVID-19 changed how people use the U.S. Postal Service. While the postal service was in higher demand during the pandemic, it also saw financial losses and fewer on time deliveries. As the pandemic begins to slow, what is the state of the postal…By Government Accountability Office
 
This year, GAO celebrates its 100th anniversary. To commemorate our centennial, we are recording a series of podcasts about our history as an agency, and our contributions to public policy and program oversight. Today, we talk with three GAO experts…By Government Accountability Office
 
How relief funds are being spent. Michael Hotard, Director of Operations at CivicPulse, and Kevin Kearney, City Manager of the City of Bradbury, California, joined the podcast to talk about COVID-19 relief funding for local government. They discussed the key findings of CivicPulse's survey on past and future COVID-19 relief spending. They also shar…
 
Voices from DARPA podcast, Scott Wierzbanowski, a program manager since 2016 in the agency’s Tactical Technology Office, recounts how he came of age in a family of test pilots and then embraced the mission of fostering technologies for amplifying the capabilities of airmen, their aircraft, and other defense assets in the sky. Recorded in March 2021…
 
If you work in the Government acquisition world, this podcast is for you. (not just for Contracting Officers!) Special guest William Randolph joins Kevin to talk targeting and business development through the analogy of hunting, fishing, and farming. Listen and learn why all three are necessary to build and sustain a business in the GovCon world. _…
 
The Land Bank Dollar Sale. Brian Platt, City Manager for the City of Kansas City, Missouri, joined the podcast to talk about the Land Bank Dollar Sale. He shared other creative things the City is doing to expand housing options for the unhoused community. Brian discussed starting a new Housing Department within the City. He also shared lessons lear…
 
Today we kick off a miniseries on freedom of expression, part of our continuing examination of the rights protected by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. On today's podcast, we present five arguments in favor of freedom of expression. Center for Civic Education
 
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