Best Policy podcasts we could find (Updated October 2018)
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If Then: is a show about technology, society, and power. Each week, Slate‘s April Glaser and Will Oremus take you on a lively tour of the tech news that actually matters, from fake news in your Facebook feed to the algorithms that want your job to the Uber drivers who want a job with benefits. With news-making interviews of key tech-industry figures, fascinating academics, and top tech journalists, they explore not only how the technology that’s shaping our world works, but the ideas, ideolo ...
 
A podcast about foreign policy and world affairs. Every Monday we feature long form conversations with foreign policy journalists academics, luminaries and thought leaders who discuss the ideas, influences, and events that shaped their worldview from an early age. Every Thursday we post shorter interviews with journalists or think tank types about something topical and in the news.
 
The Healthcare Policy Podcast website features audio interviews with experts on current or important health care topics. While there are any number of healthcare-related podcasts and other online programming these offerings typically present a vested interest viewpoint. My podcasts are produced independently, i.e., without any conflicts of interest and moreover are intended to help you better understand the inter-section between research and policy analysis and political realities. Among oth ...
 
Welcome to 2 Docs Talk, the podcast about healthcare, the science of medicine and everything in between. Join cohosts Kendall Britt, MD and Amy Rogers, MD for a 15 minute check-up on current issues in medicine and health policy. The doctor is always in.
 
The energy world is in the midst of its greatest upheaval in a generation, redefining long-held geopolitical relationships with profound impacts on the global economy and environment. How do we balance the priorities of economic growth, energy security, and environmental sustainability? The Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University is a leading resource for research and discussion that gets beyond the polarization that threatens to overwhelm the energy debate. In each episode of ...
 
Timely and engaging discussions about advances in clinical research and practice, biomedical science, public health, and health policy.
 
Welcome to the GW Center for Healthcare Innovation & Policy Research (CHIPR) Podcast series! Formerly known as the Office of Clinical Practice & Innovation, join us weekly as Dr. Jesse Pines interviews innovative leaders in the healthcare industry about how they are changing healthcare.
 
CFR’s Religion and Foreign Policy Program serves as a resource for the faith community, bringing together congregational and lay leaders, religion scholars, and representatives of faith-based organizations for conversations on issues at the intersection of religion and global affairs.
 
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The Policy Shop
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A podcast at the University of Melbourne, Australia. The Policy Shop is where national and global public policy is examined. Guests include Nobel laureates Sir Angus Deaton and Harold Varmus, writer Germaine Greer, author and academic Michael Ignatieff, former UN under-secretary, Baroness Valerie Amos, and Big Data entrepreneur Anthony Goldbloom. Listed by iTunes as new and noteworthy, subscribe for the latest episodes.
 
Straight Talk MD is a podcast that examines current hot-button healthcare issues from the informative and unconventional point of view of Dr. Frank Sweeny. With over twenty-five years of experience as a medical doctor, he approaches the latest and greatest topics with a skeptical mind, presenting all the information, so you can decide for yourself.
 
The Development Policy Centre is a think tank for aid and development policy based at Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University. We undertake independent research and promote practical initiatives to improve the effectiveness of Australian aid, to support the development of Papua New Guinea and the Pacific island region, and to contribute to better global development policy. Our events are a forum for the dissemination of findings and the exchange of new ideas. You ...
 
Listen to in-depth weekly analysis of US oil policy news from our senior editors covering the Capitol.
 
Foreign Policy Focus is a podcast hosted by me, Kyle! It covers current events overseas and how those events affect you at home. While US military operations in the Middle East seem like they are on the other side of the world, they have real impacts on the everyday lives of Americans. Wars are the most costly of all US government actions and politicians use them to strip away rights of Americans. Knowing what your government is doing around the globe will give you insight into what they are ...
 
Welcome to the official free Podcast from SAGE for Social Work & Social Policy. SAGE is a leading international publisher of journals, books, and electronic media for academic, educational, and professional markets with principal offices in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, and Singapore.
 
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Energy Policy Now
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Energy Policy Now offers clear talk on the policy issues that define our relationship to energy and its impact on society and the environment. The series is produced by the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy at the University of Pennsylvania and hosted by energy journalist Andy Stone. Join Andy in conversation with leaders from industry, government, and academia as they shed light on today's pressing energy policy debates.
 
The Poverty Research & Policy podcast is produced by the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP) and features interviews with researchers about poverty, inequality, and policy in the United States.
 
Harvard Law School's Criminal Justice Policy Program brings you a series of in-depth conversations with the people on the front lines reforming the criminal legal system. Hosted by Schuyler Daum.
 
Policy Options is a digital magazine published by the Institute for Research on Public Policy (IRPP) in Montreal, Quebec. It features daily articles on issues of public policy by contributors from academia, research institutions, the political world, the public service and the non-profit and private sectors. We’re committed to introducing our listeners to a diversity of viewpoints on the important public policy challenges of our time. Twitter: https://twitter.com/IRPPFacebook: https://www.fa ...
 
The Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) is the nation's leading organization working to end the war on drugs. We focus on legalizing marijuana; criminal justice reform and ending draconian prison sentences for drugs; harm reduction policies that prevent overdoses and save lives; and we educate the public about drugs while dispelling popular myths and misinformation. Our host, Tommy McDonald, has been on DPA’s media team for 12 years and worked in journalism and radio before coming to DPA, and he’ll b ...
 
Listen to a selection of EPRS policy podcasts here. An in-depth look at different topical EU policy areas based on objective authoritative and independent research.
 
Hosted by Dan Runde, William A. Schreyer Chair and Director, Project on Prosperity and Development, Building the Future explores topics at the intersection of global development, foreign policy, and national security. In each episode, Dan sits down for a discussion with a leading expert from government, the private sector, and international organizations to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the world today.
 
Podcast by Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
 
Golau features some of Wales finest commentators discussing politics, policy and polling in Wales and the world.
 
The Tax Policy Podcast is the official podcast of the Tax Foundation, a non-partisan, non-profit research organization that has monitored tax policy at the federal, state and local levels since 1937. Our economists welcome your feedback via email: podcast@taxfoundation.org.
 
"War is the health of the State"- Randolph Bourne
 
A propos d' OCP Policy CenterOCP Policy Center est un Think Tank marocain « policy oriented », qui a pour mission de contribuer à approfondir les connaissances et à enrichir la réflexion autour de questions économiques et de relations internationales revêtant un enjeu majeur pour le développement économique et social du Maroc, et plus largement pour celui du continent Africain. A cet effet, le Think Tank s’appuie sur des productions analytiques indépendantes et un réseau de partenaires et de ...
 
The Anchor Institute presents, How to Make a City, a comprehensive and commonsense guide to city making. Join your hosts Tia Williams and Janet Scouten as they explore best practices and inspiring stories in government, business, development, design, and the arts in small and midsized cities worldwide.
 
Podcast by Israel Policy Forum
 
Subscribe to the WashingTech Tech Policy podcast for an inclusive look at tech policy. Join Joe Miller for the week's tech policy news plus the most diverse array of policy-related interviews with tech policy influencers from around the globe.
 
The Theater of Public Policy explores big ideas using improvisational comedy. We invite smart people to talk about the issues of the day and a team of improvisers brings them to life. Presented here, are the interviews from these shows.
 
Understanding India and her place in the world in different ways. Tune into ThoughtSpace, the Centre for Policy Research’s podcast, and delve deeper into the important issues of our time: accountability, sanitation, urbanisation, land rights, climate change, technology and society, environmental law, state capacity, infrastructure, social conflict, great power politics, identity politics, election studies, and more.
 
Podcast by Providence Magazine
 
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Drug Policy Facts
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News and information about US and international drug control policies, presented by Doug McVay and Common Sense for Drug Policy
 
"War is the health of the State"- Randolph Bourne
 
Mixed audio and video content from the Institute for Policy Innovation (IPI), a conservative, free-market public policy think tank. Supply-side economics, tax cuts, entitlement reform, deregulation. We advocate lower taxes, fewer regulations, and a smaller, less-intrusive government.
 
Looking for smart policy ideas for a growing world? Subscribe to the Mercatus Policy Download for all policy, no punditry, and a path forward. Looking to connect with a scholar you heard on the Download? Email host Chad Reese at creese@mercatus.gmu.edu. Here's to growth!
 
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Tech Policy Grind
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On Tech Policy Grind we talk about the most pressing issues at the intersection of law and technology. We interview friends and fellows of the Internet Law and Policy Foundry about their interests in the tech policy world. From artificial intelligence and algorithmic justice, to cybersecurity, digital civil liberties and more - join us twice a month as we hammer out the latest in tech law and policy, right here! The Internet Law and Policy Foundry - www.ilpfoundry.us
 
Cliniomics is a weekly health policy commentary from Lab Coat Innovations, LLC
 
The energy world is in the midst of its greatest upheaval in a generation, redefining long-held geopolitical relationships with profound impacts on the global economy and environment. How do we balance the priorities of economic growth, energy security, and environmental sustainability? The Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University is a leading resource for research and discussion that gets beyond the polarization that threatens to overwhelm the energy debate. In each episode of ...
 
Listen to our monthly analysis of how rules and regulation impacts global commodities markets.
 
The Bologna Institute for Policy Research (BIPR) is the research division of the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Europe. Its purpose is to promote problem-centered, interdisciplinary research in international policy by drawing upon the global network of SAIS faculty, students and scholars. BIPR SeminarCasts are made available to the public with the goal of providing a pivotal forum for thought and debate in international public policy.
 
The American Constitution Society for Law and Policy is a national organization comprised of lawyers, law students, scholars, judges, policymakers, and other concerned individuals working to ensure that fundamental principles of human dignity, individual rights and liberties, genuine equality, and access to justice enjoy their rightful, central place in American law. The Stanford Law School chapter was founded in 2004 and is one of the largest student chapters in the nation.
 
Vote Pro Pot-Cast explores the many facets of cannabis in American society - the people who use it, the healthcare applications of it, the myths surrounding it, and the laws that govern it. You’ll hear candid discussions, news items, and diverse opinions presented in a way that is informative, entertaining, and sometimes a little irreverent. And when the opportunity comes for you to act on it, you’ll be ready to make an informed choice.
 
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Policy Forum Pod
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Policy Forum Pod is the podcast of Policy Forum.net - Asia and the Pacific's platform for public policy debate, analysis and discussion. Policy Forum is based at Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University.
 
Straight Talk MD is a podcast that examines current hot-button healthcare issues from the informative and unconventional point of view of Dr. Frank Sweeny. With over twenty-five years of experience as a medical doctor, he approaches the latest and greatest topics with a skeptical mind, presenting all the information, so you can decide for yourself.
 
Interviews with Scholars of Public Policy about their New Books
 
Zach Rhoads, host of "The Social Exchange", interviews members of the group Families For Sensible Drug Policy http://www.fsdp.org
 
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In the framework of the next long-term EU budget for 2021-2027, the Commission is proposing a new, €9.2 billion programme to build up digital capacity and infrastructure and support a digital single market. It will operate mainly through coordinated and strategic co-investments with the Member States in the areas of advanced computing and data, ...…
 
The European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) was created in 2006 to finance active labour market policies targeting workers who have lost their jobs because of trade adjustment. The fund was subsequently modified in 2009 to cover major structural changes triggered by the economic and financial crisis. The rules of the EGF are laid down in E ...…
 
On FPF #260, I explain how the war on drugs impacts US foreign policy and countries around the world. Prohibition is proven to be a failed policy that leads to black market violence. In some countries, the black market created by drug prohibition is so massive it can corrupt and destabilize the entire political and justice systems. I also discu ...…
 
Australia's policy-making machinery is currently undergoing something of a mechanical inspection. Earlier this year, then-Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced a major Independent Review of the Public Service “to ensure the APS is fit-for-purpose in the years and decades ahead”. On this week’s podcast, we find out where the APS is well-oile ...…
 
This week, Dan is joined by Romina Bandura, Senior Fellow with the Project on Prosperity and Development and the Project on U.S. Leadership in Development at CSIS. They discuss her new report on the Future of Global Stability: The World of Work in Developing Countries. By 2030, there will be more than 3 billion people under the age of 25 years ...…
 
An ongoing Ebola Outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has sickened over 250 people, and resulted in over 130 deaths as of October 18. Now, the DRC is experienced in handling Ebola outbreaks. A separate outbreak in the country's Equateur province was rather quickly and effectively contained. 33 people died, but it could have been much wo ...…
 
In this podcast, we take a closer look at an issue, which in numerous different ways, influences agricultural development around the world. The topic in question is land tenure security. In addressing the issue, Dr. Isabelle Tsakok explains how land tenure security affects agricultural development in developing countries in depth.…
 
L'agriculture intelligente face au climat (AIC) est une approche qui permet de définir les mesures nécessaires pour transformer et réorienter les systèmes agricoles dans le but de soutenir efficacement le développement de l'agriculture et d'assurer la sécurité alimentaire face au changement climatique. Dans ce podcast, Dr. Isabelle Tsakok nous ...…
 
On this week’s If Then, Will Oremus and April Glaser discuss the continuing saga that is Facebook’s effort to fix itself--ideally, without breaking everything else. On Friday, the company finally released more information about the huge hack that it announced last month, which affected nearly 30 million people. They’ll talk about what was stole ...…
 
In a conversation with 660 AM – The Answer's Mark Davis, IPI president Tom Giovanetti compares the backgrounds and ideas of two very different women in politics, talks the latest on November's midterm elections, and discusses which house of Congress is more important for conservative action.
 
Comedian and activist Sam Spadino joined me this week. We spoke about his latest attempt to ask Donald Trump the simple question, “Who is Jeffrey Epstein”? Sam talked about his arrest at a Trump rally in Rochester, Minnesota. He talked about actually happened and set the record straight. We discussed his time in jail and the the charges brought ...…
 
Comedian and activist Sam Spadino joined me this week. We spoke about his latest attempt to ask Donald Trump the simple question, “Who is Jeffrey Epstein”? Sam talked about his arrest at a Trump rally in Rochester, Minnesota. He talked about actually happened and set the record straight. We discussed his time in jail and the the charges brought ...…
 
On FPF #259, Will Porter joins the show to cover the Turkish/Russian agreement that has delayed the Syrian offensive of rebel-held Idlib. The agreement had a deadline for all rebels to be out of the buffer zone by October 15th. The deadline has passed, but Russia, Syria, and Turkey continue to work towards implementing the agreed steps. Will ex ...…
 
Jeff Weaver, campaign manager for the 2016 campaign of US Senator Bernie Sanders for President of the United States, presents his book, How Bernie Won: Inside the Revolution That's Taking Back Our Country -- and Where We Go from Here [https://www.amazon.com/How-Bernie-Won-Revolution-Country/dp/1250144752]. Weaver was also the campaign manager f ...…
 
Dr. Joshua Walker of the Eurasia Group sits down with Providence's managing editor Drew Griffin to discuss Japan, China and North Korea, as well as the precarious state of US relations with Turkey.
 
Petra Molnar joined us to discuss her new paper which looks at the human rights impact of automated decision-making and immigration. Bio Petra Molnar (@PMolnar) is a refugee lawyer and researcher based in Toronto, Canada. She is a former refugee settlement worker who has researched forced migration issues in Canada and internationally including ...…
 
After more than a year of debating federal tax cuts, a return to trillion dollar deficits, and the fiscal condition of the federal government, you might think there’s not much more to say about fiscal solvency in the US. Of course, for those who follow state policy issues, there is still plenty to discuss spread out among 50 state government bu ...…
 
IPCC lead climate author Oliver Geden talks about how politicians view the IPCC’s 1.5 degree report, and implications for climate action. --- On October 8ththe Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released its report on Global Warming of 1.5 degrees. The report describes expected environmental, economic and social impacts brought by 1.5 de ...…
 
In this Episode, we present lively discussions about some rather off-beat news items, including A ban on cannabis gummies in Washington state The health benefits of juicing raw cannabis New government research into marijuana as a treatment for PTSD Federal judge enforces non-discrimination of cannabis patients The first cannabis-derived drug to ...…
 
There is a growing wave of anti-rationalism that has been destroying respect for expertise and undermining our institutions, preventing rational debate. It is spreading an epidemic of misinformation, which threatens to weaken the very foundations of our democracy. Tom Nichols, a Professor of National Security Affairs at the U.S. Naval War Colle ...…
 
There is a growing wave of anti-rationalism that has been destroying respect for expertise and undermining our institutions, preventing rational debate. It is spreading an epidemic of misinformation, which threatens to weaken the very foundations of our democracy. Tom Nichols, a Professor of National Security Affairs at the U.S. Naval War Colle ...…
 
On FPF #258, I discuss how some close US allies have terrible human rights records. Recently, Egypt imprisoned a girl for discussing being sexually harassed in public, Israel has detained an American student for supporting BDS, and the UAE has held a UK researcher in solitary confinement for five months. Many of these countries are committing l ...…
 
Australia’s Banking Royal Commission has uncovered countless stories of greed and illegal behaviour in the country’s financial sector, and has revealed a deeply ingrained corporate culture within the country’s banks. The Commission’s interim report was released on 28 September, and it poses 693 policy related questions, chief among them “why di ...…
 
Dans ce podcast avec Alain Antil, chercheur et responsable du Centre Afrique subsaharienne de l'Ifri, l’auteur expose les défis fonciers dans les espaces ruraux africains. Qu’il s’agisse de terrain à bâtir ou de terre à cultiver, le défi pour de nombreux pays africains est de taille : Comment peuvent-ils sécuriser la propriété privée ? Le systè ...…
 
On October 2, Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi walked into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, seeking to retrieve some marriage documents relating to his upcoming wedding. He never came out. Turkish authorities believe he was tortured and murdered by Saudi intelligence officers sent to kill him. This incident has profoundly shaken Saudi Arabia's ...…
 
On FPF #257, I discuss the resignation of US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley. Haley has used her platform at the UN to promote violence. I highlight some of Haley's worst statements as Ambassador to the UN, including the Great Return March Protests, allegations of Iranian support for the Houthi, and lies about Assad using chemical weapons. Lin ...…
 
From Bill Gates to the United Nations, everyone wants to end poverty. But what does ‘poverty’ actually mean – beyond simply having a low income? How does it affect men and women differently? And do policymakers working to tackle the problem really understand the experiences of the people they’re trying to help? This week on Policy Forum Pod, ho ...…
 
IPI's resident scholar Dr. Merrill Matthews guest hosts the nationally syndicated talk show Point of View, assessing with Wade Emmert the political landscape and the latest poll numbers preceding the historic 2018 midterm elections.
 
My guest today Ivo Daalder served as the United States ambassador to NATO under President Obama from 2009 to 2013. He is now the president of the Chicago council on foreign relations and he is the co-author, with James Lindsey, of the new book, The Empty Throne: America's Abdication of Global Leadership. The book offers a comprehensive accounti ...…
 
From Ochelli.com Michael Swanson, former hedge fund manager who runs the financial website WallStreetWindow.com, has a Masters Degree in American History and is the author of the book The War State: The Cold War Origins Of The Military-Industrial Complex And The Power Elite Joins us to discuss Tragedy and Hope with only a vague mention of Carol ...…
 
From Ochelli.com Michael Swanson, former hedge fund manager who runs the financial website WallStreetWindow.com, has a Masters Degree in American History and is the author of the book The War State: The Cold War Origins Of The Military-Industrial Complex And The Power Elite Joins us to discuss Tragedy and Hope with only a vague mention of Carol ...…
 
On this week’s If Then, Will Oremus and April Glaser discuss the latest data spill in Silicon Valley: It’s Google this time. And it’s time to talk gadgets again. This week Facebook announced its second foray into the hardware space with the Portal and Portal Plus—essentially a smart display for making video calls, equipped with an AI camera and ...…
 
Frequent guest and friend of the show Robbie Martin joined me this week. We started off by discussing Reddit’s recent quarantining of 23 subreddits. We focused on their quarantine of the 9/11 Truth subreddit. We talked about the specific language that was used for 9/11 Truth about misinformation, and that the fact that no other quarantines spec ...…
 
Frequent guest and friend of the show Robbie Martin joined me this week. We started off by discussing Reddit’s recent quarantining of 23 subreddits. We focused on their quarantine of the 9/11 Truth subreddit. We talked about the specific language that was used for 9/11 Truth about misinformation, and that the fact that no other quarantines spec ...…
 
In an interview with Mike Siegel on Genesis Communications Network, IPI's Dr. Merrill Matthews discusses the escalating political violence across the nation, the new U.S. trade deal with Canada and Mexico, and the continued trade war with China.
 
A path forward for innovation policy, a Policy Options podcast. Innovation has become an essential element of policy conversations about economic growth. But given trends like globalization, technological change and population aging, how exactly will it help boost the economy?Peter Nicholson joins the podcast to talk about why innovation policy ...…
 
On FPF #256, I discuss new Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh's foreign policy. I explain how Kavanaugh's positions on presidential war powers are dangerous. Kavanaugh supports the Patriot Act, ignoring international treaties, and federal officials violating American's Constitutional rights. I also update Iran, Afghanistan, and Korean Peace. ...…
 
The criminalization of cannabis was a foundational pillar of the New Jim Crow. Now, the decriminalization of cannabis might just make a small number of white and privileged folks really rich. Shaleen Title is working to make sure that the burgeoning cannabis market in Massachusetts is one that accounts for and corrects that inequity.…
 
This month, Christian Szurko of the Dialog Centre returns, joining Jon and Pearse in this informative, witty, and often hilarious discussion. They start with the idea of how communication is used – or, rather, misused – as a means of control in recruitment and indoctrination, and the impact this has in the recovery of those leaving authoritaria ...…
 
This month, Christian Szurko of the Dialog Centre returns, joining Jon and Pearse in this informative, witty, and often hilarious discussion. They start with the idea of how communication is used – or, rather, misused – as a means of control in recruitment and indoctrination, and the impact this has in the recovery of those leaving authoritaria ...…
 
As guest host of the nationally syndicated radio talk show Point of View, IPI's Dr. Merrill Matthews discusses the new movement among conservatives to push for criminal justice reform with Marc Levin, Vice President of Criminal Justice Policy at the Texas Public Policy Foundation.
 
Sean Perryman: How to Promote Diversity & Inclusion in Tech (Ep. 157) How do the internet sector's efforts to improve diversity and inclusion in tech align with its broader policy agenda? Sean Perryman joined us to discuss. Bio Sean Perryman (https://www.linkedin.com/in/seanperryman/) is the Director of Diversity and Inclusion Policy and Counse ...…
 
What role did elderly Britons have in shaping the twentieth-century welfare state? In her new book, Aging in Twentieth-Century Britain (University of California Press, 2018), Charlotte Greenhalgh offers a compelling portrait of a segment of Britain’s twentieth-century population that has, to date, received limited scholarly attention. Mobilizin ...…
 
As natural gas has grown in importance as a fuel for electricity generation, have gas pipelines become the electric grid’s Achilles heel? A cybersecurity expert discusses the risk posed by the grid’s growing dependence on gas. --- Natural Gas fuels a third of the nation’s electricity generation, and the strong economics of natural gas are likel ...…
 
In this Episode, we bring you the latest Cannabis News. Here are some of the stories we’ll discuss. How NOT to advocate for change. The Trump administration’s secret Marijuana Policy Coordination Committee. Traveling with weed on commercial airlines. Major biotech firm secures millions of dollars for cannabis research. Rundown of which industri ...…
 
This fall, education policy researchers released Getting Down to Facts II [http://gettingdowntofacts.com], a major report on preK-12 education in California. The findings reveal that reforms adopted since the original report was released in 2007 have put California on the right track, but funding challenges and student achievement gaps remain. ...…
 
Tess Newton Cain interviews Sean Dorney, who was a Foreign Correspondent with the ABC for four decades, about his experiences in the Pacific and significant changes in the region, including in Australian reporting.
 
John Thompson, ETH in Zurich, Switzerland, discussed "Trump, Theodore Roosevelt, and the Politics of US Foreign Policy" as part of the American Foreign Policy Series.
 
The future of smoking in Australia seems to be up in the air. Last week North Sydney CBD announced plans to go smoke free, a decision that comes on the back of Big Tobacco’s failed attempt to get around Australia’s ban on vaping in public places. Regulations on smoking and other vices raise questions about not only the use of public space, but ...…
 
My guest today, Nicola Banks, is a lecturer in global urbanism and urban development at the University of Manchester. She has conducted some pioneering research on the role of the NGO sector in global development. Some of her findings, including that development NGOs be more politically engaged, are being adopted and tested by some major aid ag ...…
 
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