Best science policy podcasts we could find (Updated June 2018)
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Timely and engaging discussions about advances in clinical research and practice, biomedical science, public health, and health policy.
 
Podcast by Penn Science Policy Group
 
Science Policy and Research Enterprise
 
Global Warming: Is the Science Settled Enough for Policy?
 
Interviews with Scholars of Public Policy about their New Books
 
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The Wright Show
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Conversations with a series of people who have nothing in common except that program host Robert Wright is curious about what they’re thinking.
 
The Centre for Science and Policy helps the sciences and technology to serve society by promoting engagement between researchers and policy professionals.Image courtesy of margarita mp from Flickr Creative Commons
 
Glenn Loury invites guests from the worlds of academia, journalism and public affairs to share insights on economic, political and social issues.
 
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Party Politics
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A political podcast hosted by two political science professors, Brandon Rottinghaus from the University of Houston and Jay Aiyer from Texas Southern University. They’ll provide you with up-to-date politics and policy conversations for your next cocktail party and it’ll make you sound really smart!
 
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Cell Podcast
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Cell (www.cell.com) is a peer-reviewed journal publishing the most interesting discoveries in biology.
 
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Hi-Phi Nation
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Hi-Phi Nation is the first story-driven, narrative podcast on contemporary philosophy. Every week we begin with compelling stories of ordinary and extraordinary human experiences, and transform them into an examination of philosophical ideas. We profile stories from war, crime, politics, religion, public health and policy, science, and history that raise philosophical questions, and we answer them with the help of contemporary academic philosophers. The aim of the show is to bring fans of th ...
 
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 ...
 
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Bloggingheads.tv
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Smart people talking about politics, policy, culture and other stuff
 
A short, weekly podcast about spaceflight, exploration, policy, and strategy in the modern era and near future.
 
Greg Dalton is changing the conversation on energy, economy and the environment by offering candid discussion from climate scientists, policymakers, activists, and concerned citizens. By gathering inspiring, credible, and compelling information, he provides an essential resource to change-makers looking to make a difference.
 
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RED HOT HEALTHCARE
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RED HOT Healthcare is hosted by Dr. Steve Ambrose - an industry expert and leader in consumer and patient engagement. Weekly shows include his engaging interviews with top senior health and health tech leaders. Guest experts come from hospitals, health systems, payers, pharma, medical device, EMR, and social media influencers.
 
Examining the impact of biotech discoveries on society and the law's role in shaping that impact.
 
A special series from KQED's "The California Report" providing in-depth coverage of climate-related science and policy issues from a California perspective.
 
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Bloggingheads.tv
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Smart people talking about politics, policy, culture and other stuff
 
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Cell Podcast
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Each month, the Cell Press podcast goes behind the headlines with the authors of our most popular papers. Each installment covers new research articles, Trends reviews, and voices from our company-wide blog, CrossTalk. The podcast is developed and produced by a team of Cell Press editorial, production, and marketing staff.
 
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Talk Solar
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Solar is now an established part of the national dialog. With 65% of Americans supporting solar it's time to Talk Solar. Join seasoned Blog Talk Radio Host Beth Bond of Speaking of Green as she focuses on her favorite topic solar. Known in solar circles in Georgia Bond is ready to talk to about all things solar in the US now. Join her as she talks about policy, solar technology and installations from home owner roof tops to gW utility scale solar.
 
Clinical ethics, evidence-based medicine, health policy, medical education, neuroethics, shared decision-making, and more—each month Center for Ethics faculty and their collaborators discuss their ongoing work and research across many areas of bioethics.
 
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Mad Hat Economics
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A podcast discussing different behavioral anomalies related to economics, marketing, psychology, public policy, consumer preference and food science. Hosted by Cornell University graduate students.
 
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Ad Astra
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Going to space isn't easy. Neither are the politics that go into it. Jack and Newton break down the missions to space and beyond in terms anyone can understand in this weekly show about space and space policy and technology.
 
Join your host, Jonathan Singer, Ph.D., LCSW in an exploration of all things social work, including direct practice, human behavior in the social environment, research, policy, field work, social work education, and everything in between. Big names talking about bigger ideas. The purpose of the podcast is to present information in a user-friendly format. Although the intended audience is social workers, the information will be useful to anyone in a helping profession (including psychology, n ...
 
The Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society event podcast
 
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Mad Hat Economics
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A podcast discussing different behavioral anomalies related to economics, marketing, psychology, public policy, consumer preference and food science. Hosted by Cornell University graduate students.
 
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Off-Nominal
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Two friends, two beers, and a casual conversation about space. Landing monthly in your podcast feed.
 
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OLD BhTV: The DMZ
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Liberal Bill Scher and conservative Matt Lewis meet in the rancor-free DMZ to hash out the week’s political events.
 
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Chicago Humanities
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CHF connects people and ideas to create a more informed, inspired, empathetic, and participatory society.
 
Science for the People is a weekly syndicated radio show and podcast. We are a long-format interview show that explores the connections between science, popular culture, history, and public policy, to help listeners understand the evidence and arguments behind what's in the news and on the shelves. Every week, our hosts sit down with science researchers, writers, authors, journalists, and experts to discuss science from the past, the science that affects our lives today, and how science migh ...
 
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The Bio Report
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The Bio Report podcast, hosted by veteran journalist Daniel Levine, focuses on the intersection of biotechnology with business, science, and policy.
 
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JECH podcast
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The Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health is a truly international journal that encompasses all aspects of epidemiology and public health. It publishes original research, opinions and materials concerned with the study and improvement of communities worldwide.
 
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Micropod
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The Society for Applied Microbiology provide benefits and resources online to raise awareness and knowledge of a diverse range of applied microbiology issues such as climate change and biofuels, food poisoning outbreaks and hospital acquired infection. The Micropod podcast, is an interesting podcast featuring interesting people. Some are microbiologists, some aren't scientists, but they all have one thing in common: everything they talk to us about is relevant to the lives of microbiologists ...
 
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Sci on the Fly
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Sci on the Fly brings you experts who work at the intersection of science and public policy. Run by AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellows – scientists and engineers passionate about policy – this podcast brings current issues to a general audience through lively and illuminating discussions. Read the companion blog at https://www.aaaspolicyfellowships.org/blog.
 
A podcast from The Hastings Center, a nonpartisan research institution dedicated to bioethics and the public interest since 1969.
 
A Podcast for The Resistance
 
Featuring guests located outside the United States, Worldwise aspires to illuminate international affairs and help Americans understand perspectives abroad.
 
Heather Hurlburt and Daniel Drezner offer unorthodox takes from inside security orthodoxy.
 
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This Week in Drugs
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A podcast about all things drugs: news, policy, science, health, and more!
 
Join Deena Hamza and Simon Landry as they discuss what’s happening in Canadian science, the policy that governs it, and everything in between. Do You Even Science is syndicated on Science Borealis.
 
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Radio Harris
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Radio Harris features thought-provoking conversations with policy experts at Chicago Harris. Let our faculty and guests guide you beyond the headlines with hard evidence and sharp analysis, as they share their groundbreaking work in politics, health, economics, crime, science, education and much more. 505509
 
The Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society event podcast
 
Join host Carol Castiel for this 30-minute weekly newsmaker program that provides listeners around the globe with information and insights on a wide range of topics spanning U.S. politics, foreign policy, global health, science and culture.
 
Bringing you the finest in energy and climate discussion
 
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OLD BhTV: The DMZ
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Liberal Bill Scher and conservative Matt Lewis meet in the rancor-free DMZ to hash out the week’s political events.
 
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OLD BhTV
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Smart people talking about politics, policy, culture and other stuff
 
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OLD BhTV
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Smart people talking about politics, policy, culture and other stuff
 
The health services research blog
 
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RARECast
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RARECast is a Global Genes podcast hosted by veteran journalist Daniel Levine. It focuses on the intersection of rare disease with business, science, and policy.
 
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Speaker(s): Kenneth Clarke, Professor Tony Travers | This event, in memory of Maurice Fraser, will see former Chancellor of the Exchequer Kenneth Clarke in conversation with LSE's Tony Travers and Kevin Featherstone. Kenneth Clarke, MP for Rushcliffe since 1970, held several Ministerial offices in the Governments of Margaret Thatcher and John M ...…
 
If you have been following the news, you likely have seen that a recent Trump administration policy has forced children crossing the border with their parents without proper documentation to be stripped away from their parents and held in prison like detention centers. This week Katee, Corbin, and Dave talk about the research behind how “Advers ...…
 
Amy Wax is the Robert Mundheim Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where she specializes in social welfare law and policy as well as the relationship of the family, the workplace, and labor markets. She is the author of Race, Wrongs, and Remedies: Group Justice in the 21st Century. Professor Wax has become a controver ...…
 
Amy Wax is the Robert Mundheim Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where she specializes in social welfare law and policy as well as the relationship of the family, the workplace, and labor markets. She is the author of Race, Wrongs, and Remedies: Group Justice in the 21st Century. Professor Wax has become a controver ...…
 
On Tuesday’s Mark Levin show, President Trump’s National Security Adviser John Bolton calls in to discuss the administration’s decision to leave the U.N. Human Rights Council. The UNHRC has been manipulated and used by human rights abusers against the United States and Israel. This decision effectively reverses the posture of the Obama administ ...…
 
Tuesday on First Coast Connect we discussed the controversy over the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” border policy with Stephanie Mickle and Katie Ross with Mickle Public Affairs (01:16). We heard bout a new study from the Union of Concerned Scientists that states many homes in Florida are at risk due to rising sea levels with Andrea Du ...…
 
South Korea's government has increased its focus on different forms of diplomacy in recent years, from the more traditional government-to-government outreach of the Moon Administration's North Korea policy to a greater appreciation for public and cultural diplomacy. But one area that could benefit from more attention is the realm of science dip ...…
 
The Sustainable City with Steven CohenSteven Cohen is the former executive director of Columbia University’s Earth Institute and a professor in the practice of public affairs at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. He is the director of the Master of Public Administration Program in Environmental Science and Policy ...…
 
In this 72nd episode, I review The Chimera Sequence by Elliott Garber. This book was rich in action, cosmopolitan characters, science and medicine, and touching scenes. It's about a group who risk their lives to fight off evil men while trying to save a special group of gorillas. The audiobook was amazing. The narrator nailed every accent and h ...…
 
INTERVIEW -- TODD EBERLY - Maryland political analyst and professor of Political Science and coordinator of Public Policy Studies at St. Mary's College of Maryland @ToddEberly -- discuss the latest on the MD gubernatorial race and today is the first day of early voting in the Maryland primary. MD PRIMARY >> Early Voting for the Maryland Guberna ...…
 
Hon AMY ADAMS to the Minister of Finance: Does he stand by all his statements and policies? Hon TODD McCLAY to the Minister of Tourism: Does he stand by all the statements he made to the Economic Development, Science and Innovation Committee last week? Hon DAVID BENNETT to the Minister of Corrections: Does he stand by all of his statements and ...…
 
The Buddha is said to have given 84,000 distinct teachings to groups, individuals and super beings such as gods, demons and the spirits of those lost between the bardos of life, death and dreaming during his 45 years of teaching In this week’s podcast Robert A.F. Thurman leads a close translation of The Jewel Rosary (Ratnāvalī aka Precious Garl ...…
 
For eight years, climate change activists lobbied President Obama to address global warming with everything from stronger regulations on greenhouse gases to rejecting the Keystone XL pipeline. The efforts often, if not always, succeeded. But under the Trump Administration, they have all but given up on changing the president's mind. Instead, th ...…
 
Critical technological and societal changes of the last century have been spearheaded by entrepreneurs and the investors who back them. How do innovators think about using business models to solve today’s most pressing problems? Are financial profit and social impact mutually exclusive goals? May Samali (@maysamali) is an investor at the Urban ...…
 
Einstein A Go Go - 10th June 2018 Dr Ewuan, Dr ChrisKP & Dr Shane News items: New Australian research revels the humble bee has an understanding of the concept of ZERO! The relative position of things: a mouse model, New horizons mission jump starts! First guest: Angelina Arora, Year 11 student at Sydney Girls High School has developed a new pl ...…
 
In the coming years 1.6 million acres of formerly protected Alaskan wilderness will be the site of new oil exploration and drilling. Can the state balance energy development and its environmental heritage?---In December the Trump Administration opened the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to energy development, as part of the administration’s tax ...…
 
Guest: Michael Auslin, the inaugural Williams-Griffis Fellow in Contemporary Asia at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He specializes in global risk analysis, U.S. security and foreign policy strategy, and security and political relations in Asia. Guest: Victor Davis Hanson ~ American military historian ~ Columnist for National Revie ...…
 
Welcome to the second season of the Not So Secret Guide to Being a Berkeley Engineer. Our weekly summer podcast for our newest students, the incoming freshmen and transfers! For those that are new to the podcast, here’s a quick introduction. Engineering Student Services (ESS) wanted a way to communicate with students about important policies an ...…
 
Zhana and Joe talk to Dr. Christian Grov. His work has explored substance use, sexual compulsivity, venues where individuals meet sex partners, and Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP). Dr. Grov is an affiliated faculty member with the CUNY Institute for Implementation Science in Population Health (ISPH). Collectively, his body of work seeks to info ...…
 
Tanner Winterhof is an agriculture banker, commercial lender, and the Vice President of Commercial Banking at VisionBank of Iowa, a full-service bank serving customers throughout five communities in Iowa. He specializes in helping farmers and ag business owners achieve their financial goals through agriculture loans. His passion for the agricul ...…
 
Doug Ford and the PC party have won the election. How did it go down and what impact will it have on Hamilton? Guest - Tom Cooper, Director, Hamilton Roundtable for Poverty Reduction. Guest - Laura Babcock. President, PowerGroup So now that Doug Ford and his party have won the Ontario election, what’s next for the province? What challenges will ...…
 
So now that Doug Ford and his party have won the Ontario election, what’s next for the province? What challenges will his government face going forward. Guest - Jason Roy, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Director, Laurier Institute for the Study of Public Opinion and Policy (LISPOP), Wilfrid Laurier University…
 
Those who have worked with Sandra Liu Huang won’t be surprised to see her in a publication about good people doing great things. Sandra leads product and engineering at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, and has had a front-row seat to many of the great companies in technology over the past two decades. I had the opportunity to work with Sandra du ...…
 
PC Leader Doug Ford has been named in a lawsuit by his sister-in-law, the widow of Rob Ford, over his estate. Renata Ford has filed the lawsuit seeking more than $16 million against Doug and other brother Randy Ford. Guest - Jason Roy, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Director, Laurier Institute for the Study of Public ...…
 
WildDominique is a non-profit organisation which is approved by the government of Dominica as an NGO, with a mission to support and promote sound conservation practices in Dominica through environmental education, community engagement, research, species preservation, and policy. The organization arouse from the need for a strong environmental e ...…
 
Bill and Paul dive into a very simple question posed by Bill over email: "Please describe more what is intellectual citizenship?" That of course opens up a question that lurks behind every issue we discuss, and any philosophical or religious question touches upon, which is what we owe the universe, its Creator if it has one, and each other. We ...…
 
If you’re a grad student who has wondered if your ecology Ph.D. will be useful outside of academia, check out these lessons learned after a month in Washington, D.C.! Ecologists interested in the types of science policy opportunities for our field will want to check out these lessons as well. This is part 1 of 3 of a special edition series on s ...…
 
Aubrey Blanche is the Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion at Atlassian. There, she works with teams across the business to provide greater opportunities for everyone to join Atlassian and do the best work of their lives there. Her work spans the talent lifecycle from increasing access to technical education for underrepresented minorities thro ...…
 
BZE speaks to Associate Professor Matt McDonald, Senior Lecturer in International Relations at the School of Political Science and International Studies (POLSIS), at The Global Change Institute, University of Queensland. Matt researches on global environmental politics, international security, Australian climate policy and Australian foreign po ...…
 
Kris Putnam-Walkerly is a Global Philanthropy Advisor. She helps high net-worth donors, philanthropic families and individuals, as well as grant-making foundations ensure their donations are making the greatest impact on the issue, cause or community that they care about. Kris’s mission and vision was seeded in high school and her interest grew ...…
 
Today, we have the power and technology to change the Earth’s climate as we see fit. Geoengineering. Is it a good idea or a terrible one? What happens if we do it? Or if we don’t? This week we discuss emerging technologies with our guest, Professor of Sustainability Science and Policy, Jennie Stephens.…
 
If you are a psychologist following how the field is changing its methods and practices, you have probably heard of Katie Corker. Katie is an assistant professor at Grand Valley State University, President of the Society for the Improvement of Psychological Science, and a rising star in metascience research. In the first part of our conversatio ...…
 
Rebecca Davidson | National Forest Foundation | Episode 08: Strange Bedfellows – A Story of Partnerships A closer look at partnerships as a forest management tool. We explore the creation of the Northern Arizona Forest Fund as a model for building effective partnerships between unlikely organizations. These ‘strange bedfellows’ are coming toget ...…
 
Marijuana has been legalized in several states at this point. CO and WA were notably the first to legalize recreational use of cannabis. So far the sky hasn't fallen and yet, things have been happening. We dug in a little and ended up with more questions than answers. Transcript of episode (link following): https://docs.google.com/document/d/1A ...…
 
Join us as we chat with Tammy Taylor, the Chief Operating Officer at PNNL. We talk about mentors she had, ideas on integrity, listening and so much more! BIO: Tammy P. Taylor is the Chief Operating Officer of the National Security Directorate at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). Tammy leads the mission execution, capability deve ...…
 
Welcome to part 2 of Life in a Herd! In this series we're journeying with our picnicking epidemiologist upstream to find out who it is who's chucking the bodies of our modern world into the river. In this episode we talk with Professor Penny Hawe, from the Menzies Centre for Health Policy at the University of Sydney.Enjoy!The Wholesome Show is ...…
 
Regina Holliday, activist and artist, comprehensive introduction to her work from Antidote.https://www.antidote.me/blog/patient-advocate-regina-holliday Cinderblocks, the conference she organizes every year in the mountains of western Maryland: http://reginaholliday.blogspot.com/2018/05/cinderblocks5-agenda.html HEADLINES HEADLINES HEADLINES!Pa ...…
 
Speaker(s): Professor Olmo Silva, Amy Finch | Olmo Silva will discuss the conceptual framework and empirical evidence underpinning the idea that autonomy and choice can lead to improvements in education standards in England. Recent reforms in many countries around the world have injected ‘private sector’ elements in the provision of public educ ...…
 
Speaker(s): Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala | Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala’s new book, Fighting Corruption Is Dangerous: The Story Behind the Headlines, draws on her years as Nigeria’s Finance Minister to provide practical lessons on the difficult, sometimes-dangerous, always-necessary work of fighting graft and corruption. Determined to root out the fraudulent ...…
 
The Carmen's Group is bidding to operate the entertainment venues in Hamilton's downtown. Now they have teamed with Oakview Group, a major management and concert-booking company based in Los Angeles. What is the benefit of Hamilton this organization, and how could this change Hamilton? Guest: Scott Warren, of Carmen's Group - The Ontario Provin ...…
 
Wellesley professor of Asian studies and political science Katharine H.S. Moon and senior fellow for Japan studies at the Council on Foreign Relations Sheila A. Smith discussed US foreign policy issues in Asia with Ambassador (Ret.) Nicholas Burns, Harvard professor of diplomacy and international relations.…
 
Ken Davenport, Founder & CEO, Mission Edge joins Bob to discuss that as CEO, he applies his experience in the entrepreneurship and social venture space to his work setting and implementing strategy, and developing initiatives to grow Mission Edge’s reach in the community. Ken was a partner and board member at San Diego Social Venture Partners a ...…
 
The Premier is in Hamilton and joins Scott in studio to discuss the issues Ontarians are facing when it comes to this upcoming election. Guest: Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario - According to an Ipsos poll, 7 in 10 Ontarians think that the carbon taxes implemented are just a tax grab and a pointless gesture that won’t actually combat the issu ...…
 
With a rise out of third place for the NDP, both the PC party and the Liberals have turned their attention to Horwath and her party. Why was she not previously targeted in their attacks? Guest: Jason Roy, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Director, Laurier Institute for the Study of Public Opinion and Policy (LISPOP), W ...…
 
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