Best Publicpolicy podcasts we could find (Updated March 2019)
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5 on 45
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5 on 45 presents you with real-time commentary and analysis from experts at Brookings about the 45th POTUS, his administration, and Congress.
 
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Who Gets What?
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Distribution of goodies in our society is determined by families, firms, and governments. Attempts to change how rewards and punishments, benefits and costs, are spread through the population cause conflict. The hosts are an economist, Morton Marcus, and a financial advisor, John Guy. Expect whimsy.
 
Podcast of the Rio Grande Foundation that addresses public policy issues facing New Mexico.
 
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Red Taped
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Join Andy and Larry— two nearing middle-aged, mid-level bureaucrats—as they drink, ramble, and finally read the books they should have read in grad school.
 
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Moving the Needle
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University of Pennsylvania faculty discuss novel research-based insights that have the potential to change the way we approach complex economic dynamics that underpin policy decisions. Based on the B-School for Public Policy seminars in DC, each 20-minute, studio-quality interview covers a different issue in business and economics.
 
Jill Schwieters talks with healthcare executives and professionals to discuss the latest in industry news, policy and strategy.
 
An audio book club. Our geeks read and discuss new and classic works in the policy field – fictional and non. Social justice, tech, politics, policy … we cover it all and more. Let's think about what is at the heart of being a citizen in America. Sponsored by the USC Bedrosian Center http://bedrosian.usc.edu/ Check out our other podcasts at: http://bedrosian.usc.edu/podcasts/ Recorded at the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy http://priceschool.usc.edu
 
A show for people who love good debates on divisive issues by serious people but think moderators just get in the way. We put interesting people on opposite sides of table separated only by a chess clock. We let them introduce the subject. We let them introduce each other. We give them equal time, and then we let them have at it.
 
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Paul and Wally discuss the end of the 2019 legislative session. What happened and what does it mean for New Mexico, especially the Four Corners and rural New Mexico which were directly attacked by a Legislature that focused on urban issues in New Mexico's biggest cities.
 
Senior Fellow William Frey uses U.S. demographics and voting records to explain why the Democratic Party chose Milwaukee as the site of the 2020 DNC convention over other contenders like Miami and Houston, and discusses the potential impacts this decision may have on minority voters and candidates. Listen to Brookings podcasts here or on iTunes ...…
 
Paul interviews Dean Stansel, a professor at Southern Methodist University. Stansel is the author of the Fraser Institute's "Index of Economic Freedom of North America" which ranks US states (and Canadian provinces and Mexican states) on economic freedom. In this episode, however, Paul talks to Dean about his "Metropolitan Area Economic Freedom ...…
 
If you are seeking a paradigm shift that creates synergy and results in an unprecedented win-win situation, this episode will be 7th heaven for you. This week we review the leadership classic, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Stephen Covey. We also test the effectiveness of bottom shelf whisky, mee ...…
 
Paul and Wally discuss passed and pending legislation including HB6 (tax increases), HB85 (outlaws county and local right to work), HB489 (renewable fuel standard and securitization), plus marijuana, minimum wage and more. A new WalletHub report on looks at the tax burden in New Mexico on low and high earners. Paul takes a look at some problema ...…
 
Senior Fellow Michael O’Hanlon discusses President Trump’s $750 billion defense budget request for the upcoming fiscal year and recommends more efficient spending with the goal of creating a more modern and ready—but not larger—force. Listen to Brookings podcasts here or on iTunes, send email feedback to bcp@brookings.edu, and follow us and twe ...…
 
Howeypolitics.com, a thorough, popular, award-winning internet news service in Indiana, was started by Brian, an inevitable evolution of journalism that started with his grandfather, then his father, then a news clipping service, and, now, daily and weekly emailed newsletters, by subscription, plus a web site with several dozen contributors. An ...…
 
Attorney and utility expert Germaine Chappelle returns to the podcast to discuss SB 489 the Energy Transition Act. This legislation just passed the New Mexico Senate (although it had not when we recorded earlier in the week) and it would mandate 50% of all electricity generated in New Mexico be "renewable." The bill would also shut down the San ...…
 
Having created and served a half dozen festivals of film, Craig Prater arrived in Indianapolis to make ours even more world class. Craig is first a believer in the positive power of film, and, second, in the opportunities afforded by Indianapolis. In less than three years, he has created a festival of short films and a "cultural journey" (films ...…
 
Paul and Wally discuss the 2019 legislative session including a tax bill (HB6), right to work preemption (HB85), the complex and massive electric industry bill (SB489), the tabling of HJR1 that would increase distributions from the Land Grant Permanent Fund for early childhood programs and more. Other topics include New Mexico's rank on Freedom ...…
 
Jung Pak, a senior fellow and the SK-Korea Foundation Chair in Korea Studies at Brookings Institution’s Center for East Asia Policy Studies, discusses the lessons learned from the second summit between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and outlines suggestions for future U.S.-North Korean diplomacy. Listen to Brookings podcast ...…
 
Natan Sachs, director of the Center for Middle East Policy at Brookings, explains the recent charges against Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu and how they could affect the upcoming elections there. Listen to Brookings podcasts here or on iTunes, send email feedback to bcp@brookings.edu, and follow us and tweet us at @policypodcasts on Twitter.…
 
On this episode Paul sits down with Stanley Liebowitz, a professor of economics at University of Texas at Dallas. Liebowitz is co-author of a report which reconsiders the issue of state education rankings. Dr. Liebowitz shares why he sees the issue of education rankings as critical and how they often mismeasure the real impacts of education sys ...…
 
Senior Fellow John Mukum Mbaku discusses the results of the Nigerian presidential election, which declared incumbent Muhammadu Buhari the winner and have been rejected by opponent Atiku Abubakar. He explains the importance of this election to the prosperity of Nigeria and the international issues it has been outspoken on. Listen to Brookings po ...…
 
David Horth, Chief Executive Officer of Indyhumane, talks about services, philosophies, and his personal journey to becoming head of the largest humane society in Indiana.
 
Senior Fellow Molly E. Reynolds discusses the vote in the House of Representatives’ against President Trump’s national emergency declaration for border wall funding, explains the procedures behind this congressional review process, and predicts what will happen next. Listen to Brookings podcasts here or on iTunes, send email feedback to bcp@bro ...…
 
On this week's podcast Paul and Wally discuss the Albuquerque City Council's action (or lack thereof) on its plastics ban and a defeat for New Mexico's new Land Commissioner on increasing royalty payments. Since Texas is the "model" for Commissioner Garcia-Richard, Gessing encourages New Mexico's political leaders to consider other policies in ...…
 
It will be funny, he said. It is an easy read, he said. We’ve earned a little light-work, he declared. This week your hosts get hypnotized and led down an oyster-crab infested rabbit hole. We also complain about the outbreak of live music in the DC suburbs, review bureaucrat fashion trends, and travel via chicken wings to Korea...Don’t worry we ...…
 
This week, our guest is Erik Decker, Chief Security and Privacy Officer at the University of Chicago Medicine. We discuss the WannaCry incident that shut down the NHS in the UK and more importantly focus on the key learnings that came from that experience which happened just over a year ago. We also talk about the importance of and his framewor ...…
 
Paul talks with Daniel Libit of NMFishbowl.com. NMfishbowl.com is Daniel's project that covers the University of New Mexico athletics department from a watchdog journalistic perspective. Paul discusses numerous issues related to Daniel's activities including lawsuits to gain access to UNM Foundation and Lobo Club documents under New Mexico’s In ...…
 
The idea of brand identity extends beyond the corporate world. Countries are also brands, and a country’s brand, like a corporate brand, is economically powerful. A positive country brand brings money and economic growth to it through tourism, foreign direct investment, and foreign trade; conversely, a negative country brand is economically cos ...…
 
Journalist, author, playwright, and, at one time, stand-up comedian, Lou Harry, talks about journalism. The discussion includes the four tenants of the code of ethics of The Society of Professional Journalist.
 
Body Horror: Capitalism, Fear, Misogyny, Jokes by Anne Elizabeth Moore This month, Lisa is joined by Marisa Turesky, Chris Redfearn, and Aubrey Hicks to discuss Body Horror, a book of essays on the interaction between the abnormal, frail, resilient, squishy bodies of women and the world, from journalist Anne Elizabeth Moore. Warnings: spoilers, ...…
 
Amazon pulls the plug on NYC. What happened? How generous were those subsidies? How do they stack up compared to what New Mexico gives the film industry? Should young people leave New Mexico or stick it out? ABQ City Council is expected to vote on plastic bag ban on Wednesday. The Rio Grande Foundation is fighting yet another battle against tho ...…
 
Paul Gessing sits down with Trent England to discuss efforts in the New Mexico Legislature to make New Mexico nearly irrelevant in US presidential elections. Paul and also discuss minimum wages and Trent's "bird's eye view" of the minimum wage hikes that happened in Washington State where he used to work. Trent is a newly-minted adjunct scholar ...…
 
Following up on last week's podcast with retired city planner Clarke Kahlo we talk about specific projects: trees on Crown Hill Cemetery, public art on the scenic canal walk, park space on the canal, trees on streets, and the new White River visioning project proposed by developers and tourism advocates. Volunteer citizen action resulted in can ...…
 
Paul and Wally give one more quick recap of the APS tax hike vote. Specifically, the APS bureaucracy has attacked the Rio Grande Foundation. What does it all mean? With everything else going on, the Foundation had an op-ed on Albuquerque's proposed plastic ban. Paul and Wally discuss the details. The Foundation put together a chart illustrating ...…
 
This week two bearcats walk into a bar to wrestle with a green turtle and leave with bleeding eardrums— I am still not sure what Andy said during the past hour but I am sure it was heartfelt. We also get our hopes smashed by a panda, get needlessly nostalgic over forgotten sodas (Coke 2, Crystal Pepsi, Upper 10, and Super Mario Bros?) and find ...…
 
This episode features Mark Hamill, CEO of the Naked Headhunter. Our discussion focuses on finding and retaining the best talent for your organization with the changing landscape of the gig workforce, leading Millennials and the continued need to see more women in leadership roles. Mark is an expert in helping organizations across the globe unde ...…
 
Fellow Samantha Gross discusses the Green New Deal, spearheaded by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, explaining that the ambitious proposal reads more like guidelines for an ideal society than a policy proposal. Listen to Brookings podcasts here or on iTunes, send email feedback to bcp@brookings.edu, and follow us and tweet us at @policypodcasts on Twi ...…
 
Paul and Wally give a short update on the results and the Albuquerque Public School mil levy and bond election and what it may mean for future policy and elections. Paul then talks with Edward Timmons, PhD of the Knee Center for the Study of Occupational Regulation about his published research that addresses how occupational licensing may be en ...…
 
Retired city planner Clarke Kahlo describes his volunteer activity intervening in the city planning process. He identifies development proposals that are not appropriate, gathers information, organizes opposition, and appeals to decision-making government bodies. Morton argues that all proposed developments should be more widely publicized. He ...…
 
Senior Fellow Eswar Prasad discusses David Malpass, the Trump administration’s nominee for president of the World Bank, the consequences for the World Bank’s effectiveness, and recommends that the World Bank executive board nominate additional candidates. Listen to Brookings podcasts here or on iTunes, send email feedback to bcp@brookings.edu, ...…
 
On episode 66 of Tipping Point New Mexico Paul and Wally discuss the APS tax vote which will be concluded on Tuesday. If people still haven't voted, they can do so by dropping their ballot off at the Bernalillo County Clerk's Office. One notable special interest group looking to cash in on the vote is contractors and architects. An opinion piec ...…
 
A recording at Rio Grande Foundation's Albuquerque Luncheon with Former Independent Counsel Ken Starr on January 23, 2019. Ken talks about topics related to his book, Contempt: A Memoir of the Clinton Investigation.
 
Senior Fellow Frank A. Rose provides an overview of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty, the reasons behind the Trump administration’s withdrawal from the agreement, and the priorities for creating a new arms control framework in its place. Listen to Brookings podcasts here or on iTunes, send email feedback to bcp@brookings.edu, ...…
 
Paul and Wally have a very special opportunity to sit down with former independent counsel Kenneth Starr. Starr was the speaker at an RGF luncheon later that day. Paul and Wally ask Starr about his personal background and political philosophy in addition to the relevance of his work in the 1990s to so much of what is happening today.…
 
Tom Battista has led an eclectic life. Starting with development of bakeries, restaurants, and even a viewing area called Idle, Tom found time to stage manage for Maria Carey, David Bowie, and Jimmy Buffett. People management is his expertise, his way of being. Sweeping up at the restaurant, finding homes for employees, identifying talent, resp ...…
 
On this week's episode Paul and Wally discuss legislation (HB 85) being put forth by Rep. Damon Ely to both stop local governments from adopting Right to Work ordinances and to allow forced union membership. Wally and Paul discuss issues with the bill and how it would undermine the efforts of RGF and others alongside with local governments to i ...…
 
by Sophocles, Paul Woodruff (Translator) This month, Lisa is joined by Carla Della Gatta and Richard Green to discuss the timeless play by Sophocles: Antigone. The play has clear connections to political struggles we face thousands of years later. The struggle between law and norm, the struggle to define what the state can control, and more. Li ...…
 
It is only during that brief transition between a late-night and an early-morning that life’s weightiest questions become apparent, such as: Does drinking an ultra-light beer make you ultra-unlikable? Is the opening theme to Unsolved Mysteries the scariest music of all time? Could a woke as f**k mouse steal your college girlfriend? Do mice even ...…
 
After 35 days of a partial shutdown, Senior Fellow Molly E. Reynolds discusses President Trump’s decision to reopen the federal government for three weeks and previews what to expect from upcoming negotiations to fund the border wall. Listen to Brookings podcasts here or on iTunes, send email feedback to bcp@brookings.edu, and follow us and twe ...…
 
Paul and Wally sit down with Carol Wight of the New Mexico Restaurant Association. Her organization represents the restaurant industry across New Mexico. Carol explains that her industry is battling big-government across New Mexico including mandatory paid sick leave and plastic bans in Albuquerque as well as the elimination of "tipped wages" a ...…
 
Brookings Fellow Dany Bahar explains what’s happening in Venezuelan politics, as several countries including the United States have recognized Juan Guaidó as the country’s new president. Listen to Brookings podcasts here or on iTunes, send email feedback to bcp@brookings.edu, and follow us and tweet us at @policypodcasts on Twitter.…
 
Howard Kellman, "The Voice of the Indianapolis Indians," talks about broadcasting and exchanges memories with fellow Brooklyn-ite Morton Marcus.
 
On this week's podcast Paul and Wally start out with a discussion of education policy. First and foremost they discuss a state education rating that does not consider spending an inherent good that also includes poverty and ethnic backgrounds in the overall ratings. New Mexico scores a bit better on this ranking than it does in most (50th), but ...…
 
The idea of a universal basic income (UBI) has generated a lot of conversation. The conversation in the U.S. often has focused on whether a UBI program here would be politically palatable and feasible. Its economic implications, however, are not always well understood. Based on her B-School seminar, Professor Marinescu discusses her research on ...…
 
Senior Fellow Thomas Wright describes how U.S.-European relations have changed since the first edition of the Trans-Atlantic Scorecard was published by the Brookings Center on the United States and Europe. Wright also describes the scorecard’s methodology and key events that experts will be watching in the months ahead. Listen to Brookings podc ...…
 
Using the case of Thames Town, an English-like village in Shanghai, The Real Fake looks at Chinese ideas of spacial construction and what authenticity means in (re)making spaces. In today's episode, host Lisa Schweitzer talks with the author of the new book The Real Fake: Authenticity and the Production of Space, Maria Francesca Piazzoni. Read ...…
 
Individuals with intellectual disabilities are discussed with The President and CEO of Special Olympics Indiana, Jeff Mohler. A highlight is a conversation about whether persons with intellectual disabilities may be "cured," concluding with the answer,"maybe not." However, with sensitivity and care, with new technologies, with modified infrastr ...…
 
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