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Is capitalism the engine of destruction or the engine of prosperity? On this podcast we talk about the ways capitalism is—or more often isn’t—working in our world today. Hosted by Vanity Fair contributing editor, Bethany McLean and world renowned economics professor Luigi Zingales, we explain how capitalism can go wrong, and what we can do to fix it. Cover photo attributions: https://www.chicagobooth.edu/research/stigler/about/capitalisnt
 
Mind of State is a podcast where politics and psychology meet. Each episode features lively commentary on current events, policymakers, and the body politic, and how we have arrived at this moment, as observed through both a political and psychological lens. We explore how "mind" impacts "state" — and vice versa. Tune in, as co-hosts Betty Teng and Jonathan Kopp engage in nuanced conversation with experts from the worlds of politics and psychology as well as others from related fields who ha ...
 
If you are interested in democracy, governance, poverty eradication, and climate change, this is your go-to podcast for a deeper understanding of the politics of global development. Our world is facing a double challenge: to eradicate hunger and poverty and to stabilize the global climate. We are constantly warned that as the adverse impacts of climate change will only worsen soon, we must redouble our focus and energy in promoting a sustainable development agenda. Many also urge us to trans ...
 
In their books "Freakonomics," "SuperFreakonomics" and "Think Like a Freak", Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner explore "the hidden side of everything," telling stories about cheating schoolteachers and eating champions while teaching us all to think a bit more creatively, rationally, and productively. The Freakonomics Radio podcast, hosted by Dubner, carries on that tradition with weekly episodes. Prepare to be enlightened, engaged, perhaps enraged, and definitely surprised.
 
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/IRPP Facebook: https://www.f ...
 
This series features brief discussions with leading China experts on a range of issues in the U.S.-China relationship, including domestic politics, foreign policy, economics, security, culture, the environment, and areas of global concern. For more interviews, videos, and links to events, visit our website: www.ncuscr.org. The National Committee on U.S.-China Relations is the leading nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that encourages understanding of China and the United States among citize ...
 
The University of Bath podcasts are a series of public lectures available to download for free. Enhance your understanding of subjects ranging from how babies develop to the workings of the universe. Learn from academics and business and industry experts. The University of Bath is a leading UK insitution. We offer a distinctive blend of research-led teaching, an outstanding graduate employment record and personal development opportunties.
 
A policy podcast based in the Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford. Formerly called 'A Look at the Issues', the podcast is produced by students reading for a Master of Public Policy at the School. The podcast explores contemporary policy challenges that policymakers face all over the world, and taps into the rich diversity of policy experience and insights of the student body and faculty. The show is hosted by Suta Kavari, researched and edited by Jasmina Bide and Shevi ...
 
Amplifying ideas that fly below the radar. We talk environmental and social justice, arts, culture, community-building and urban issues with featured guests. This podcast is produced by SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement as a part of our Knowledge Democracy Project @ 312 Main — encouraging the meaningful exchange of ideas and information across communities. Hosted and produced by: Am Johal Paige Smith Rachel Wong Fiorella Pinillos Kathy Feng Visit our website for archived audio and ...
 
Out of sight, out of mind. We don’t see the greenhouse gas emissions from livestock farming when we bite into a hamburger. We don’t see the groundwater leaching from landfills after the garbage truck turns the corner. We don’t see a planet suffering from human exploitation —rather a convenient resource, ready to give and be acknowledged once every 365 days. The Happy Earth Day podcast offers an alternative way of understanding the consequences of our everyday actions via a series of intervie ...
 
*The course Understanding Chinese Politics was offered to CSIS staff and interns in July of 2014. Lectures were given by Christopher K. Johnson, Bonnie Glaser and Matthew Goodman as described by the topics below. Supplemental materials have been included with this iTunes U course for additional context and knowledge. China’s Domestic Politics: Chris Johnson, CSIS Senior Adviser and Freeman Chair in China Studies, analyzes Chinese President Xi Jinping’s rapid consolidation of power and its im ...
 
What is the future of work? The New World of Work explores how technologies like automation, robotics, and artificial intelligence are shaping how we work, where we work, and the skills and education we need to work. Featuring conversations with experts from the McKinsey Global Institute and thought leaders from the public and private sectors, this series will help business leaders, policymakers, and organizations understand what changes are afoot and how we can prepare today for a future th ...
 
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The post North Carolina state AFL-CIO communications director Jeremy Sprinkle reflects on the desperate need for law and policymakers to pay more attention to the struggles of average working people appeared first on NC Policy Watch.By Clayton Henkel
 
The inability of Congress to enact any meaningful legislation on immigration during the past quarter-century has left the United States with a long-outdated immigration system that works for very few, leaving the president with enormous influence and control over U.S. immigration policy. While President Obama’s decision to protect DREAMers via the …
 
Why would Xi invade and is the Taiwanese military up to the challenge? Paul Huang, freelance journalist, Fletcher School grad and fellow at the Taiwanese Public Opinion Foundation joins to discuss. Please consider supporting ChinaTalk and/or offering me gainful employment! If you want to get in touch, just email at jorschneider@gmail.com or message…
 
On this episode, we look back on some of our favourite Policy Forum Pod moments ahead of this year’s Australian Podcast Awards. Over recent weeks, the Policy Forum Pod team has been busily preparing our submission for the Australian Podcast Awards. In this time, we’ve had the chance to listen back through some of our favourite moments on the pod si…
 
Faranak Farzan works at a fascinating intersection of engineering and neuroscience — innovating technological solutions to mental health issues like depression and addiction. Using the concept of brain plasticity, Faranak speaks to host Am Johal about how technological interventions can help the brain to rewire itself. She delves into the exciting …
 
As we start a new season of Capitalisn't, we welcome our new co-host, Vanity Fair contributing editor Bethany McLean. Academics tend to think journalists are too driven by anecdotes and journalists tend to think that academics are irrelevant. But in our new season, we hope to combine these two expertises to illuminate the ways capitalism is and isn…
 
Studying the role of institutions and their evolution often helps us better understand political and economic development in countries all over the world. And one such key institution is the legislature, which plays a critical role in democratic consolidation by providing a stable system of horizontal accountability. Legislatures craft legislation,…
 
Click to listen to episode (4:19) Sections below are the following: Transcript of Audio Audio Notes and Acknowledgments Images Sources Related Water Radio Episodes For Virginia Teachers (Relevant SOLs, etc.) Unless otherwise noted, all Web addresses mentioned were functional as of 9-18-20. TRANSCRIPT OF AUDIO From the Cumberland Gap to the Atlantic…
 
Click to listen to episode (4:21) Sections below are the following: Transcript of Audio Audio Notes and Acknowledgments Images Sources Related Water Radio Episodes For Virginia Teachers (Relevant SOLs, etc.) Unless otherwise noted, all Web addresses mentioned were functional as of 9-11-20. TRANSCRIPT OF AUDIO From the Cumberland Gap to the Atlantic…
 
From Mister Rogers to radioactive frogs, Below the Radar dives into the nuclear imaginary with SFU Associate Professor of Sociology Lindsey Freeman as she recounts the atomic culture she was brought up in. In this episode, Lindsey is in conversation with Am Johal about her new book, “This Atom Bomb in Me,” a reckoning with our nuclear past that res…
 
The author of "It Was All a Lie: How the Republican Party Became Donald Trump" talks about the evolution of his party and what that means going forward. See more from Jonathan Capehart: https://www.washingtonpost.com/people/jonathan-capehart/?utm_source=podcasts&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=cape-up Read more from Washington Post Opinions: https…
 
In episode three of our ‘Making the invisible, visible’ bonus series, Aarti Betigeri chats with Dr Helen Suich about what research through the Individual Measure of Multidimensional Poverty project has revealed about patterns of poverty in South Africa. Poverty in South Africa has historical roots, with the prospects of the majority of the populati…
 
FE News caught up with WorldSkills UK CEO Neil Bentley Gockmann and NCFE CEO David Gallagher about the Centre of Excellence and the potential impact on the FE Ecosystem. Many people may not understand what the Centre of Excellence actually is, so Neil and David both break down what the Centre of Excellence (CoE) is, and how the CoE will help delive…
 
Voting rights attorney Hilary Harris Klein of the Southern Coalition for Social Justice discusses practical tips for North Carolinians looking to make sure their votes get counted. The post Voting rights attorney Hilary Harris Klein of the Southern Coalition for Social Justice discusses having a voting plan this election season appeared first on NC…
 
Voting rights attorney Hilary Harris Klein of the Southern Coalition for Social Justice discusses practical tips for North Carolinians looking to make sure their votes get counted. The post Voting rights attorney Hilary Harris Klein of the Southern Coalition for Social Justice discusses having a voting plan this election season appeared first on NC…
 
The post UNC Chapel Hill associate journalism professor Paul Cuadros discusses the economic impact of COVID-19, and NC’s fast-growing Latinx population appeared first on NC Policy Watch.By Clayton Henkel
 
Adam Tooze is my favorite economic historian. After writing a handful of books on the 1920s and Nazi economics, he's now turned his eye to the present day, taking on the financial crisis and US-China relations. In this conversation, we get into What we can learn from the diplomatic and economic modes of 1920s and 30s Why Nazi legal theory resonates…
 
Leilani Farha has a long history of advocacy around poverty and housing, in Canada and beyond. She is in conversation with Am Johal following her tenure as the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Housing, a post that saw her travelling the world to connect with people who were struggling with inadequate and precarious housing or homel…
 
In this webinar, hosted by the Institute for Policy Research (IPR) and School of Management Centre for Governance, Regulation and Industrial Strategy, Professor Leslie Budd discusses the ESA European Exploration Envelope Programme (E3P), and the prospect of Space 4.0 transforming Europe’s regions and their economic governance.This webinar took plac…
 
A new Parliament is fast approaching, and the Trudeau government’s COVID plans will soon be put to the test. We don’t yet know what’s in next week’s Speech from the Throne, but we do know one major change the government’s introducing: the transition away from the Canada Emergency Response Benefit and toward Employment Insurance and a trio of new be…
 
In this webinar, hosted by the Institute for Policy Research (IPR) and Department of Social and Policy Sciences, Stephen Muers discusses culture and values in politics and policymaking; his experience in government; and what lessons can be learned.This webinar took place on 7 September 2020, as part of the MSc Public Policy online residential.…
 
How can we make sense of the tumult and tragedy of this moment – the loss of lives and jobs from the COVID-19 pandemic, the societal tensions borne of systemic racial injustice, the worsening climate crisis, and the final stretch of a volatile presidential campaign? Join us, as Dr. Pauline Boss applies her groundbreaking concept of “ambiguous loss”…
 
@FENews chat with @GillianKeegan, Under Secretary of State for Apprenticeships and Skills, about #TLevels We unpack T Levels, particularly with the pilot T Level programmes starting this September, many learners would be starting the first T Levels this week. Gillian chats about how the Covid pandemic has affected T Level delivery, particularly the…
 
As the international community addresses numerous development challenges, we must often pause, reflect, and ask: Do good intentions lead to good results? If so, when? And how? There are innumerable development agendas and a multitude of stakeholders involved in saving lives as well as promoting long-term development in many developing countries. Wh…
 
Finding a lack of space for experimentation and play in Vancouver’s theatre scene, New(to)Town Collective formed to provide accessible, low-barrier physical theatre training to the community. Our host, Am Johal speaks to two of the collective’s founding artists and alumni of SFU’s School for the Contemporary Arts, June Fukumura and Anjela Magpantay…
 
In episode two in our ‘Making the invisible, visible’ bonus mini-series, Janet Hunt and Sharon Bessell join us to get behind the data from the Individual Measure of Multidimensional Poverty project, and discuss what this tells us about the gendered dimensions of poverty. For 12 years, researchers from Crawford School of Public Policy have been work…
 
The post Catawba College political scientist Prof. Michael Bitzer on the state of the presidential race and the unprecedented challenges that come with conducting a national election in the midst of a health pandemic appeared first on NC Policy Watch.By Clayton Henkel
 
The post Catawba College political scientist Prof. Michael Bitzer on the state of the presidential race and the unprecedented challenges that come with conducting a national election in the midst of a health pandemic appeared first on NC Policy Watch.By Clayton Henkel
 
The post North Carolina state AFL-CIO communications director Jeremy Sprinkle reflects on the desperate need for law and policymakers to pay more attention to the struggles of average working people appeared first on NC Policy Watch.By Clayton Henkel
 
From Wednesday, 16 September 2020, A Look at the Issues, your monthly policy discussion will become Oxford Policy Pod. In Season 2, Join Suta Kavari every week as he speaks to leading experts in public policy from the Blavatnik School of Government and the University of Oxford, analysing and debating some of the most pressing policy challenges we f…
 
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