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VPM Daily Newscast
02/07/23 GOP lawmakers in GA kill bill banning convicted insurrectionists from public service jobs

VPM Daily Newscast

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 7, 2023 4:38


GOP lawmakers in GA kill bill regarding insurrectionists; Democrat lawmakers propose funding for state programs with no tax cuts; VSU offers free tax help; and other local news stories

Godmorgon, världen!
Säkerhetshotet från Kina, flygelflytt och Demirok tar över stafettpinnen.

Godmorgon, världen!

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 5, 2023 110:40


I Godmorgon världen dessutom krönika av Ulrika Knutson, kåseri av Emil Jensen, satir med Public Service och Panelen. Timme 1:Ryssland skymmer sikten för hotet från Kina - kan vi ha flera konflikthärdar i huvudet samtidigt?Finländarna fortsätter att göra gemensam sak med Sverige i Nato-frågan. Men hur länge?Koranbränningarna - men upprördheten i Mellanösterna är förhållandevis svagtEn flygel flyttar ut från Fasching - så tämjer man en nyKrönika av Ulrika KnutsonPanelenTimme 2:USA och ännu ett polismord - men denna gång är reaktionerna mindre - vad beror det på?Public ServiceFärdiga fröblandningar ska locka heminredningsintresserade Vart går Centerpartiet under ledning av Demirok?Fiji översvämmas efter klimatförändringarnaKåseri av Emil Jensen

KCRW's Left, Right & Center
Are personality politics distracting from the GOP's agenda?

KCRW's Left, Right & Center

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 3, 2023 50:29


During his first month in Congress, Republican Representative George Santos from New York has been a giant distraction for the new House leadership.  He was caught lying about parts of his job experience, education and even his heritage. He's now facing multiple state and federal investigations into his personal and campaign finances. Members from both parties and the majority of his constituents want him to resign. And he announced this week he's temporarily declining his committee assignments.  Santos said it was voluntary, and he was stepping down to clear his name and focus on serving his constituents. But what does all the attention on one member tell us about the direction of the new Congress? The House also voted to remove Representative Ilhan Omar from the foreign relations committee. However, a small group of Republicans want to end the partisan war over committee assignments. Do they want to focus on real business? Host David Greene discusses with Mo Elleithee, executive director of Georgetown University's Institute of Politics and Public Service, and Sarah Isgur, senior editor at The Dispatch.  Plus, the Republican field for the presidential nomination in 2024 has been relatively quiet. Former President Donald Trump is trying to regain momentum. And there has long been speculation that Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and former Vice President Mike Pence will run as well. But now, former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley says she'll announce her candidacy this month. Will this turn out to be a contest of personalities? And how do these people represent different visions for GOP leadership? And the pandemic permanently altered the American workplace. How can downtowns and office managers adjust to a new reality? And what would incentivize people to come back?

You Learn You Turn
National Safety Council's Jenny Burke is dedicated to reducing workplace impairment

You Learn You Turn

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 2, 2023 22:07


Liz is joined by Youturn Health Chief Commercial Officer Sue Morrell and Jenny Burke who is Vice President, Impairment Practice Area at National Safety Council.Jenny is passionate about helping people get quality healthcare. She saw the Opioid epidemic as a crisis and wanted to help so she joined the NSC which provides resources to workplaces for mental health. Youturn Health is partnering with NSC to provide a comprehensive program to organizations that will impact workplace impairment. Jenny Burke advances the National Safety Council's mission of eliminating preventable deaths in our lifetime by leading NSC advocacy initiatives. These strategic programs, involving safety on the road and in homes and communities, fatigue, transportation, and prescription drug overdose, raise awareness and educate audiences to keep each other safe. Jenny has raised awareness of these initiatives through such successful national efforts as benchmarking employer data on the opioid epidemic and its impact on the workplace and creating cost calculators to illustrate the effect of opioids or fatigue on an employer's bottom line. Additionally, she oversees the development of educational programs that tackle cutting-edge issues, including deaths and injuries related to fatigue and addiction. Jenny previously served as a senior legal analyst at Wolters Kluwer, specializing in Medicare, Medicaid, food and drug law, and policy and healthcare compliance. Jenny co-authored and managed the publication of several books and white papers on areas of focus including the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Medicaid expansion, contraception coverage, prescription drug abuse, and telemedicine. She is a licensed attorney in Illinois since 2002 and clerked for two years in the Illinois Appellate Court, First Division. A graduate of DePaul University College of Law, Jenny also holds a master of science degree in health law and policy from DePaul's Public Services graduate program and a certificate in health law. She received her bachelor of arts degree in English literature from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, with a minor in health administration. Jenny has served on her local school board and the Springbrook Nature Center board in her hometown of Itasca, IL.https://www.nsc.org/

AI in Action Podcast
ServiceNow Series E87: Aashish Atrey, ServiceNow Developer MVP & Technical Specialist at HCLTech

AI in Action Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 1, 2023 14:22


Today's guest is Aashish Atrey, ServiceNow Developer MVP & Technical Specialist at HCLTech. HCLTech is a global technology company, home to 222,000+ people across 60 countries, delivering industry-leading capabilities centered around digital, engineering and cloud, powered by a broad portfolio of technology services and products. They work with clients across all major verticals, providing industry solutions for Financial Services, Manufacturing, Life Sciences and Healthcare, Public Services and more. Aashish is a passionate ServiceNow Professional with over six years of experience in the implementation of all phases of the application lifecycle and best practices, including Requirement Gathering, Design, Development, Testing, UAT, and Deployment. He is responsible to develop ITSM/ITIL process and tools solutions which include customized responses to RFPs/RFIs for ITIL-based process consulting, process operations, and ITSM tools implementations. Aashish was a ServiceNow Developer MVP for 2021 and 2022. In the episode, Aashish will discuss: How he adds value to the community, The Tokyo release and new features that excite him, Benefits that ServiceNow are bringing to customers, What the future holds for ServiceNow, Why he loves his role and Advice on mentoring within the ServiceNow community

Scientific Sense ®
Prof. Julia Lane from NYU on AI policy

Scientific Sense ®

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 30, 2023 59:07


Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Prof. Julia Lane is a Professor at the NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. She served in the National AI Research Resources task force and also on the advisory committee on data for evidence building. Her book democratizing our data a manifesto was published in 2020 and she was one of the early guests on this podcast. Please subscribe to this channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/ScientificSense?sub_confirmation=1 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/scientificsense/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/scientificsense/support

Cafe con Pam Podcast
Understanding Consumers Have Power with Marta Tellado

Cafe con Pam Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 29, 2023 49:15


Listeners, we're back this week with Marta Tellado.Marta L. Tellado is president and CEO of Consumer Reports (CR), an independent nonprofit that works side-by-side with consumers to create a fair and just marketplace. She is a mission-driven leader with a passion for innovation, public service, philanthropy, and helping organizations maximize their ability to improve the world.Since joining CR in 2014, Tellado has transformed one of America's most trusted brands and iconic social enterprises, uniting its rigorous research, consumer insights, award-winning journalism, and advocacy expertise to drive social impact. With a talent for innovation and a passion for public service, Tellado has guided CR to tackle the next frontier of consumer protections: digital rights. That focus has included everything from helping consumers prevent cyber breaches to fighting for people's control of their own data.Under her leadership, CR has also modernized to improve consumer products and services with renewed ways of testing connected products for privacy and security by standing up the CR Digital Lab, as well as launching CR's Data Intelligence effort bringing consumer insights to manufacturers and regulators to influence product design and safety upstream. In recent years, CR has consistently been recognized with leading industry awards for its journalism, editorial design, and video content, such as the Society of Professional Journalism Award, numerous Webby Awards (including the Webby People's Voice Award for best non-profit website), and an Emmy nomination for its first major network educational television program on NBC and Telemundo. In 2018, Folio Magazine named Marta one of the year's ‘Top Women in Media,' and for three consecutive years, from 2020-22, City and State named her one of the Top 100 most influential Latinos.Marta is the author of “Buyer Aware: Harnessing Our Consumer Power for a Safe, Fair, and Transparent Marketplace,” published in 2022 by Public Affairs. It chronicles the scale of challenges consumers face today, especially in the digital marketplace, and what we must do to ensure consumer rights in the modern economy to strengthen democracy and promote economic equity.Marta came to CR following a rich career in public service, philanthropy, and mission-driven nonprofit management. At the Ford Foundation, she was vice president for global communications and an officer of the board. She led strategic communications and advocacy in the U.S. and across 14 regional offices around the world focusing on a range of issues including economic fairness, free and fair access to an open internet, and civil rights. Prior to that she worked to stand-up a new nonprofit, the Partnership for Public Service, serving as vice president. There she launched the “Best Places to Work in the Federal Government” and the “Service to America” awards. She has worked in various D.C. think tanks: the Center for National Policy and the Aspen Institute where she led the first bipartisan domestic policy forum. She spent many years in public service as a senior advisor to US Senator Bill Bradley of New Jersey—the state where she was raised following her family's journey from her birthplace of Havana, Cuba.Marta is a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University and holds a Ph.D. in political science from Yale University, where she serves on the board of trustees. Her board service reflects a deep commitment to good governance and she currently serves on the boards of the Yale Corporation, International Consumer Research & Testing, Consumers International, and The Washington Center. Past board service includes Fairleigh Dickinson University, HIspanics in Philanthropy, the Council on Foundations, Ballet Hispanico, and the Advertising Council Advisory Board on Public Issues.She is based in New York City where she shares life with her husband and 13-year-old poodle rescue. They steal away to the Catskills for long walks, birding and tending to their owl boxes, with the occasional paddle board adventure. During this episode we talked about:03:02 - Her family's immigration story05:26 - Women's Expectations in Latino culture07:01 - First lesson on courage09:11 - Deciding what to study10:36  - ‘An internship changed my life'12:23  - ‘People are judging'13:39 - Changes in culture and Latine perception14:22 - ‘I can be that bridge'14:53 - Marketplace power15:44 - Her journey to Consumer Reports17:24  - ‘Changemaker'18:49  - ‘Know what you don't know'24:03 - Joining an iconic organization24:54  - ‘Standing on the shoulders…'25:33  - Running a business with a social mission26:57  - Organizations need to be renewed27:26 - Fear of innovation and innovator's dilemma27:43 - Fear of innovation30:55  - ‘We're in a consumer rights free fall'31:16 - Her book36:21  - ‘Be a part of the change making38:06  - Democratic freedom quote Follow Marta on all things social:TwitterLinkedInBuyer Aware WebsiteConsumer Reports WebsiteFollow Cafe con Pam on all things social:InstagramFacebookhttp://cafeconpam.com/Join the FREE Cafe con Pam ChallengeJoin FREE online Recovering Procrastinator Manis Community!stayshining.clubJoin PowerSisters!  Findmypowersister.comSubscribe, rate, review, and share this episode with someone you love!And don't ever forget to Stay Shining!

ON Point with Alex Pierson
Public service strike? Union says 120K more workers will vote amid deadlock concerns

ON Point with Alex Pierson

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2023 10:33


Guest: Catherine Swift, President of the Coalition of Concerned Manufacturers and Businesses of Canada and former CEO of the CFIB   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

KCRW's Left, Right & Center
Can we change the gun reform conversation?

KCRW's Left, Right & Center

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2023 50:28


Monterey Park, Half Moon Bay, and Oakland, California are all reeling from mass shootings in their communities this past week that left at least 19 people dead. In Monterey Park, a city east of downtown Los Angeles, the shooter opened fire in a dance hall during Lunar New Year celebrations. The next day's festival, which was set to draw thousands of people, was canceled. Special guest Elise Hu, journalist and host for NPR, was supposed to take her three young daughters to perform at the next day's Lunar New Year festival. She shares her experience trying to make sense of the violence and looking for hope amid tragedy. And with more mass shootings comes the wave of politicians and policymakers demanding gun reform. President Biden is renewing his call for an assault weapons ban, though House Speaker Kevin McCarthy of Bakersfield says he won't commit to considering any new legislation. Would stricter gun laws make a difference? And is there a compromise both sides could be content with? Host David Greene discusses with Mo Elleithee, executive director of Georgetown University's Institute of Politics and Public Service, and Sarah Isgur, senior editor at The Dispatch. Plus, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is standing by his state's decision to reject an Advanced Placement course in African American studies last week. He said the course lacks educational value and is too political due to its discussion of queer studies, reparations, and abolishing prisons. This is the first time a state has rejected an AP course, which is a class that allows high school students to potentially gain college credit. What's behind this decision and how can policymakers move forward? And special guest Sergio Peçanha, columnist at the Washington Post, discusses his recent article, “Hug an election denier,” and how we can embrace those we love despite disagreeing with them.

Giving Back
Chief Commissioner Right to Public Services Commission, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Muhammad Saleem Khan

Giving Back

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2023


Good News for Today
Taste and See, Pastor Enters Public Service & The Value of Partnerships

Good News for Today

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2023 3:00


The California Southern Baptist Convention (CSBC) is asking fellow Southern Baptists to join them in Anaheim and consider taking the next step. A May 6 gas explosion devastated the historic Saratoga Hotel in Old Havana, Cuba, and also rained destruction on nearby Calvary Baptist Church. Remember the words of Isaiah 55:9: God's ways and thoughts are higher than ours.

The Road to Now
#260 Presidential Transitions w/ David Marchick

The Road to Now

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 23, 2023 48:16


January 20th was the official halfway mark of the Biden Administration's first term. That might seem like a an odd time to discuss Presidential transitions, but with the justice department still prosecuting participants in the January 6th insurrection it's never too soon to ask ourselves what lay ahead for 2024. Our guest in this episode, David Marchick is Dean of the Kogod School of Business at American University, but until recently he was director of the Partnership for Public Service's Center for Presidential Transition and the host of its Transition Lab podcast. He is also the co-author of a fascinating new book The Peaceful Transfer of Power: An Oral History of America's Presidential Transitions (UVA Press, 2022). Whether it was the worst transition in our nation's history—Buchanan to Abraham Lincoln or arguably the smoothest—The Bush 43 to Obama administrations—Marchick breaks down the good, the bad, and the ugly of Presidential transitions. This episode was edited by Gary Fletcher.

Feds At The Edge by FedInsider
S2 Ep. 4 Strategies for Retaining the Next-Gen Workforce

Feds At The Edge by FedInsider

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 23, 2023 57:04


Both federal and civil organizations are challenged with coming up with creative ways to keep and attract a modern workforce. During this discussion, federal leaders share innovations on retaining their workforce and replacing retiring employees.    Paul Pietsch, Partnership for Public Service brings up some shocking statistics.  In one agency, the Gen-Z makes up only 1.6% of the workforce and, in the next two years, 33% of the federal workforce in that agency will hit retirement age. This second figure is sometimes referred to as the retirement tsunami. The experts on the panel all admit that they are presented with a challenge of retaining the younger workforce, and, at the same time, reaching out to new candidates.  The only way to reach this goal is with forward thinking approaches.  When it comes to keeping Gen X and Gen Z on board, the federal leaders discussed topics like rotating assignments, appealing to public service, assisting with student loans, including retention bonuses, flexible scheduling, and mentoring. Post COVID, all agencies understand the attraction of remote working and having a flexible schedule.  One creative idea that is used at the Department of Education is rotating assignments.  A manager can offer an inducement for a person to stay with the agency by offering them the ability to learn new skill sets in other areas. Another innovation suggested by Jacqueline Clay, Department of Education, is to form cohorts of people when they get hired. You can select them for specialized training.  Because they will get to know one another, they can share knowledge in an informal manner. Mentorship programs have been started in some agencies, normally they last one year.  In a twist, some are experimenting with reverse mentorship: where a younger person can share knowledge of topics like Slack with professionals who may have expertise in other areas. Some agencies offer financial incentives to keep team members and will compensate for a referral that results in a hire. Today's young people can have college debt, some studies show the average student debt is $18K.  Some agencies are offering up to $60K in student loan forgiveness. If your target employees are participating in social media, then a wise leader should know how to communicate in that media.  Joseph Abbott, from the USDA, remarked they created a new vocabulary where agency concepts could be understood in a world of emojis and memes.

Spaßbremse
PREVIEW: Premium 21 - Fritz Bartel Extended Interview

Spaßbremse

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2023 10:23


Happy (belated) New Year! Here's a short preview of our latest premium episode featuring part two of Ted's interview with Fritz Bartel, Assistant Professor of International Affairs at Texas A&M at the George H. W. Bush School of Government and Public Service, about his new book The Triumph of Broken Promises: The End of the Cold War and the Rise of Neoliberalism. After the interview, Ted and Michelle share some of their reflections. To listen to the full episode, support us on Patreon: www.patreon.com/spassbremse And make sure to listen to part one of the interview with Professor Bartel if you haven't already! You can find it here: https://spotifyanchor-web.app.link/e/OPdcBUDmKwb We'll be back soon with some more episodes on the main feed, including a Wahlupdate about Berlin's repeat state election that's coming up next month. -- Co-hosted by Ted (@ted_knudsen) and Michelle (@shhellgames). Produced by Isaac (@wuermann). Follow Spaßbremse on Twitter (@spassbremse_pod). Music by Lee Rosevere. Art by Franziska Schneider.

Profiles in Public Service
Rep. Andy Kim on Strengthening Democracy Through Service

Profiles in Public Service

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2023 47:12


“Profiles in Public Service” is honored to have Rep. Andy Kim from New Jersey's 3rd District join us as the final guest of our second season. Congressman Kim is committed to empowering a greater belief in service, democracy, and a more mission-driven government. In 2018, Kim chose to apply his unique combination of experiences working as a career public servant at the U.S. Agency for International Development, the Pentagon, the State Department and the White House National Security Council to run for a seat in the House of Representatives. Once elected, he became the first Korean American Democrat elected to Congress. In this episode, Congressman Kim discusses his professional journey in public service, what he is doing to build greater trust in government among not only his constituents, but among all Americans, and his proposed legislation to aimed at “supercharging national service” and creating more pathways for all to enter government work. Resources mentioned during interview Learn more about Congressman Andy Kim. Learn more about the Truman Fellowship Program. Remember Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens. Legislation to Supercharge National Service. Service Spotlights in New Jersey's 3rd District.

KCRW's Left, Right & Center
What will it cost Dems to raise the debt ceiling?

KCRW's Left, Right & Center

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2023 50:28


The Biden administration and House Republicans are already in a potentially months-long standoff over raising the national debt ceiling.  The Treasury Department started to enact “extraordinary measures” this week in order to keep paying the federal government's bills after hitting the debt ceiling, or the borrowing cap set by law, at $31.4 trillion. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen must now suspend some investments and exchange other types of debt to keep the cash flowing, but she predicts that can only last until June.  Congress must now raise or suspend the debt ceiling so the government can keep the cash flowing. Failing to act could push the country into default could destabilize financial markets and push the world into economic chaos.  Historically, raising the debt ceiling has been an easy vote for legislators. But it's become a political game of chicken in recent years. Republicans want to slash spending for entitlement programs like Social Security and Medicare, but the Biden administration has made clear it wants the limit to be raised without conditions.  What's really behind the hard stances from both parties? And given the clear divisions in the Republican party, are negotiations a good strategy? Host David Greene discusses with Mo Elleithee, executive director of Georgetown University's Institute of Politics and Public Service, and Sarah Isgur, senior editor at The Dispatch.  Plus, Representatives Marjorie Taylor Greene and Paul Gosar were once again granted seats on House committees after being kicked off in 2021 by a Democratic-led Congress. They will both join the House Oversight and Accountability Committee and have already announced their intention to investigate President Biden over a number of issues.  What does this tell us about how the GOP plans to use its slim House majority? And what will this mean for Democrats? And Israel is moving toward a dangerous path away from democracy with Benjamin Netanyahu's reinstatement as prime minister. While Democratic lawmakers are criticizing Israel, President Biden is now weighing how to respond. What could the Biden administration do, as it navigates debates in their own party? And is now the time for Biden to take a stance?

FedHeads
Episode 234: Why C-SPAN is having a moment

FedHeads

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2023 15:33


Did you see the House Speaker vote on C-SPAN? FedHeads Robert Shea and co-host Partnership for Public Service's Loren DeJonge Schulman grilled C-SPAN Communications Director Howard Mortman about how C-SPAN cameras got to the House floor and whether they'll remain. Listen and enjoy!

Frank Morano
Marianne Pizzitola President of NYC Organization of Public Service Retirees | 01-16-2023

Frank Morano

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2023 18:32


Frank Morano interviews Marianne Pizzitola President of NYC Organization of Public Service Retirees about NYC Retirees poised to lose their healthcare. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Hot Springs Village Inside Out
Ken Unger On New Lake Dredging Methods

Hot Springs Village Inside Out

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2023 20:33


  Ken Unger, the Director of Public Services, joins us again to update us on dredging Lake Cortez (and other lakes inside the Village). Ken also narrates some drone footage over the Lake Cortez area where dredging is occurring and notes the changes and updates, including the new dredging methods and cost savings to the P.O.A. Thanks to our exclusive media partner, KVRE • Join Our Free Email Newsletter • Subscribe To The Podcast Anyway You Want • Subscribe To Our YouTube Channel (click that bell icon, too) • Join Our Facebook Group • Tell Your Friends About Our Show • Support Our Sponsors (click on the images below to visit their websites) __________________________________________

KCRW's Left, Right & Center
Did Jan. 6 inspire Brazil's rioters?

KCRW's Left, Right & Center

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2023 50:29


Brazil experienced what looked eerily similar to the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. Rioters protested outside Brazil's congress and stormed government buildings, bolstered by the false claim their recent election was stolen.  The rally was organized online by far-right groups who supported former President Jair Bolsonaro. Similar to January 6, the disinformation campaign was brewing for months, but security still wasn't able to prevent the surge. However, there were key differences to what happened in the U.S. Unlike former President Trump, Bolsonaro allowed for a peaceful transfer of power.   Are far-right attacks on the government becoming more frequent? What does this tell us about the global state of politics?  Host David Greene discusses with Mo Elleithee, executive director of Georgetown University's Institute of Politics and Public Service, on the left; and Sarah Isgur, staff writer at The Dispatch, on the right.   Plus, President Biden made his first visit to the southern border in El Paso. This came as his administration announced plans to crack down on asylum seekers from Cuba, Nicaragua, Venezuela, and Haiti, which politicians on both sides of the aisle have criticized.  Special guest Lauren Villagran, reporter from The El Paso Times, weighs in on the mood near the border as the number of migrants and asylum seekers continues to rise. Is there hope that compromise around immigration policy is coming?  And Biden's aides found multiple sets of classified documents stored in his former offices from when he was vice president under former President Obama.  But Republicans have been quick to accuse Democrats of hypocrisy for their criticism of Trump holding onto private government documents at Mar-A-Lago. Could Biden be in legal trouble? And how will the Justice Department handle each of these investigations?

Lifted for Life
Flash Friday 40: PSA (Public Service Apology)

Lifted for Life

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2023 3:15


PSA - you might be feeling this way too, keep pushing and don't look back!

Jazzed About Work
Prof. Geoff Dabelko describes converging aging & climate issues, & other enviro trends bringing career opportunities

Jazzed About Work

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2023 34:11


Today we discuss new trends in the complex effort to address climate change, as well as career opportunities related to building a more sustainable world. Our guest, Geoff Dabelko, is a professor at Ohio University's Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Service. He's also associated with the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, the Woodrow Wilson Center's Environmental Change and Security Program, and other leading research organizations. Geoff says older people are particularly hard hit by climate change, and describes efforts to bring together leaders in climate adaptation and resilience with proponents of age-friendly communities. He also discusses other environmental trends and ways they may lead to career opportunities. For more on Geoff, see: https://www.linkedin.com/in/geoffdabelko/ For info on a new online grad program on sustainability, security & resilience see: https://www.ohio.edu/voinovich-school/sustainability-security-resilience

FriendsLikeUs
The Science Of Literacy

FriendsLikeUs

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2023 90:37


Barber Shop Book's founder Alvin Irvy and Nonye Brown-West visit and discuss the importance of literacy in today's youth, personal stories of education placement and more with host Marina Franklin.  Alvin Irby is a former kindergarten teacher turned award-winning social entrepreneur, international speaker, comedian, and author. He is Founder and Chief Reading Inspirer at Barbershop Books, a literacy program that creates child-friendly reading spaces in barbershops and provides early literacy training to barbers. His work connecting reading to male-centered spaces and involving men in boys' early reading experiences earned him the National Book Foundation's 2017 Innovations in Reading Prize. Irby's popular TED Talk "How to inspire every child to be a lifelong reader," has been viewed over 1 million times. Irby's nationally-recognized cultural competency workshops help school districts, library systems, and education organizations create relevant and engaging learning experiences for all students. His Diversity & Inclusion trainings have been described as informative, inspiring, engaging, and humorous. Ir by helps educators better understand and address the systemic and personal challenges that inhibit children's intrinsic motivation to read and learn. His debut children's book, Gross Greg, combines Irby's passion for early literacy and comedy. Gross Greg is a laugh-out-loud story that captures the hilariously gross behavior of kids everywhere. As a stand up comedian, Irby's fresh perspective and smart brand of humor shine through in his comedy album "Really Dense." His clever social commentary and funny observations have not gone unnoticed. Irby won the Clean Comedy Showcase at the 2019 San Diego Comedy Festival and won 2nd place at NYC's 2019 Laughing Devil Comedy Festival. One of the highlights of Irby's comedy career was being selected as a national finalist for the StandUp NBC competition and performing at the legendary Hollywood Improv in Los Angeles. Alvin Irby holds a Masters of Science (MS) in Childhood Education from Bank Street Graduate School of Education, a Masters of Public Administration (MPA) from New York University's Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service, and a Bachelors of Arts (BA) in Sociology from Grinnell College. Nonye Brown-West is a New York-based Nigerian-American comedian and writer. She has been featured in the Boston Globe's Rise column as a Comic to Watch, as well as in NPR, PBS, ABC, Sway In The Morning, and the New York Comedy Festival. Nonye made her acting debut in The Sympathy Card, now available for streaming on Vudu, Apple, Amazon, and Google Play.   Always hosted by Marina Franklin - One Hour Comedy Special: Single Black Female ( Amazon Prime, CW Network), TBS's The Last O.G, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Hysterical on FX, The Movie Trainwreck, Louie Season V, The Jim Gaffigan Show, Conan O'Brien, Stephen Colbert, HBO's Crashing, and The Breaks with Michelle Wolf

FedHeads
Episode 233: Keeping It Fresh

FedHeads

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2023 15:40


Happy New Year! FedHeads were joined once again, this time in a co-host role, by Partnership for Public Service's Vice President of Research, Evaluation, and Modernizing Government, Loren DeJonge Schulman. In this inaugural 2023 episode, Loren and Robert talked about what the last Congress accomplished and what to expect in the next couple of years ahead.

Civics & Coffee
Presidential Transitions with David Marchick

Civics & Coffee

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2023 29:06


Despite our fascination with presidents and their administrations, historically little attention was paid to the transition process -- what happens between election night and Inauguration Day. The delays witnessed after the 2020 election brought to light the need for an effective, streamlined, and productive presidential transition process. But just what does that entail?Join me this week as I chat with David Marchick about his book, The Peaceful Transfer of Power: An Oral History of America's Presidential Transitions. We not only discuss book, but also the important work that happens behind the scenes to prepare a president for day one, and why smooth presidential transitions are so critical. David is the host of the podcast Transition Lab and former Director of the Partnership for Public Service's Center for Presidential Transition. He currently serves as the Dean of American University's Kogood School of Business. Support the show

Medierna
Special: Turbulent dansk public service-politik skapar osäkerhet på Danmarks Radio

Medierna

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2023 29:52


Vi har besökt Danmark för att skildra hur en ombytlig dansk mediepolitik präglat public service-bolaget Danmarks Radios ställning och oberoende. Reporter: Martina Pierrou.

The Broadcast Retirement Network
BRN AM |  What to Know about Aging in Place

The Broadcast Retirement Network

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2023 16:59


BRN AM |  What to Know about Aging in Place |  Sol Baik, Senior Researcher, Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia | Tunein: broadcastretirementnetwork.com or your favorite streaming / podcast / smarttv platform | Subscribe for daily curated news in lifestyle, finance, tech, wellness & more

KCRW's Left, Right & Center
Are House speaker negotiations good for the country?

KCRW's Left, Right & Center

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2023 50:32


It's a new year but the incoming Congress has not been able to start work yet. With a slim House majority, California Republican Kevin McCarthy has faced failed vote after failed vote to try and become speaker of the House without success. This is the first time a bid for speaker has failed multiple times in more than a century. How high are the stakes to elect a speaker?  McCarthy is facing a rebellion from around 20 Republicans, many of whom are backed by former President Trump including Florida Representative Matt Gaetz and Colorado Representative Lauren Boebert.  Is McCarthy conceding too much power to try and win over those 20 members? And how long will this dysfunction roadblock the Republican-controlled House?  Meanwhile, President Biden and Senator Mitch McConnell came together to celebrate the building of a bridge between Kentucky and Ohio as part of last year's bipartisan infrastructure bill. Is this more political theater or are these longtime politicians trying to show younger colleagues how to work across the aisle? Host David Greene discusses with Mo Elleithee, executive director of Georgetown University's Institute of Politics and Public Service, on the left; and Sarah Isgur, staff writer at The Dispatch, on the right.  Plus, this week marked the two-year anniversary of the January 6 insurrection at the Capitol. What has changed (or not) since then? And sports fans and non sports fans alike were moved by Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamiln's near death experience during an NFL football game. Why was his injury so significant?

Preventing Chronic Disease
Demonstrating How Geospatial Perspectives Can Contribute to Understanding and Addressing the Intersection of Chronic Disease and COVID-19

Preventing Chronic Disease

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2023 23:10


Listen as Dr. Jeremy Mennis from the Department of Geography and Urban Studies at Temple University; Dr. Kevin Matthews from CDC's Office of the Associate Director for Policy and Strategy; and Dr. Sara Huston from the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the Muskie School of Public Service at the University of Southern Maine share with us how PCD's collection on GIS and COVID-19 highlights the important role GIS and technology plays in understanding the social and environmental determinants of health that cause inequities in infectious and chronic disease risk factors.

GovExec Daily
How Public Sector Women Lead

GovExec Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2023 22:41


The history of patriarchal society on which much of American culture is built relies on a set of characteristics that bring masculinity and leadership together. To gain access to these higher rungs of hierarchy, women have to navigate, adjust and break the constraints of these concepts. As gender equality becomes more a priority for society, understanding and deconstructing these connections becomes is paramount  In a series of papers, the nonprofit Partnership for Public Service has conducted research on women leadership in government. Emily Kalnicky is the Director of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning at the Partnership for Public Service and has been working on this research. She joined the podcast to discuss women and leadership in public service roles. *** Partnership for Public Servic'e LeadHERShip series: https://ourpublicservice.org/read-watch-listen/reports/leadhership-in-the-federal-government/ *** Follow GovExec on Twitter! https://twitter.com/govexec

ICNYU Podcasts
Mindful Writing For Times of Change: A Workshop With Dr. Hala Alyan and Prof. Yael Shy | 12.5.2022

ICNYU Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2023 76:16


Dr. Hala Alyan is a licensed clinical psychologist in New York City specializing in the assessment and treatment of trauma, substance abuse, anxiety, mood and relationship concerns, and cross-cultural issues. Currently, she works as a part-time psychologist at the New York University Student Health Center's Counseling and Wellness Services, where she is based within the Islamic Center. In addition, Dr. Alyan is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at New York University, and teaches graduate-level courses on cross-cultural counseling and individual counseling practices.Dr. Alyan is also the author of the novel “Salt Houses,” winner of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize and the Arab American Book Award and a finalist for the Chautauqua Prize. Her latest novel, “The Arsonists' City,” was published in March 2021 and was a finalist for the 2022 Aspen Words Literary Prize. She is also the author of four award-winning collections of poetry, most recently “The Twenty-Ninth Year.” Her work has been published by The NewYorker, The Academy of American Poets, LitHub, The New York Times Book Review and Guernica. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and daughter, where she works as a clinical psychologist.Yael Shy is the Founder and CEO of Mindfulness Consulting, LLC, where she teaches and consults on mindfulness for universities, corporations, and private clients around the world. She is the author of the award-winning book, What Now? Meditation for Your Twenties and Beyond (Parallax, 2017), and the founder of Mindful NYU, the largest campus-based mindfulness initiative in the US. Yael is an Adjunct Faculty Member at the Wagner School of Public Service at New York University. She has been featured on Good Morning America, CBS, Fox 5 News, and in Time Magazine and the Harvard Business Review.

Smart Firefighting
Episode 144: How TEEX Testing & Innovation Center Fosters Progress with Ray Ivie | TSI Mini Series

Smart Firefighting

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2023 14:24


Want to know how to get involved with advancing public safety? Hello Smart Firefighting Community! Welcome to another episode of covering real world innovations via interviews with fire service and technology industry experts that empower YOU to develop your very own Smart Firefighting strategy! This is the eighth episode of our TSI Mini Series. Hosted in Texas during October 2022, Technology Summit International - IAFC's newest conference - brought the tech of the future to today's fire and emergency service professionals — helping them reduce risks to their communities, improve their ability to respond to emergencies, and save lives. In this episode: What is TEEX Tested? How TEEX guides start ups & public safety through technology adoption How to get involved & vet your technology at Disaster City Find out from Ray Ivie: Test & Eval Director at Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service - TEEX. Working across A&M system facilities - including Brayton Fire Training Center, Disaster City, Bush Combat Development Center, Internet Tech Eval Center, A&M Engineering, Bush School of Public Service and Health Science Colleges - to support research and conduct assessments, Ray plans, coordinates, & executes operational assessments of products & solutions for the emergency responder / public safety communities. He additionally teaches undergrads at the Hollingsworth Center for Ethical Leadership and grad students at the Bush School of Public Service. To name just a bit of his quite extensive background, Ray was the former Senior VP / GM of Network Solutions Group at CACI International; led groups of business divisions providing expertise & technologies for enterprise IT solutions for IC, DOD & other USGOV agencies; plus served as President of the Integration & Operations Solutions Group a LGS Innovations (former Bell Labs-Federal), and Director of Geospatial Solutions for General Dynamics Mission Systems, Advanced Information Systems - leading strategic opportunities with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), other IC agencies & DoD. Join our SFF Community! Head to www.smartfirefighting.com to discover how SFF accelerates innovation for emergency responders, to find out when our next event is or review our curated resources! Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | LinkedIn

On The Record on WYPR
Brian Frosh: More than three decades of public service

On The Record on WYPR

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2023 25:10


We ask Brian Frosh to reflect on 36 years in elective office, the last eight as state attorney general. His efforts to limit access to guns, to clean up the environment, to protect consumers' rights--what does he have to show for it? What should the state do next? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

NC Policy Watch
North Carolina Congressman G.K. Butterfield reflects on his long career of public service, the accomplishments of the outgoing Congress, and some of the challenges that face American democracy

NC Policy Watch

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2023 14:50


The post North Carolina Congressman G.K. Butterfield reflects on his long career of public service, the accomplishments of the outgoing Congress, and some of the challenges that face American democracy appeared first on NC Policy Watch.

Godmorgon, världen!
Året då kriget förändrade Europa och Sverige fick ny regering, Kroatien antar euron och våra korrespondenter spanar in i 2023

Godmorgon, världen!

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 2023 110:45


Godmorgon världen blickar tillbaka på året som gått med reportage, intervjuer, analys och satir. Vi spanar även framåt mot 2023 tillsammans med Sveriges Radios korrespondenter. Första timmen:Godmorgon världens tillbakablick på utrikesåret 20222022 - Året då den säkerhetspolitiska kartan i vårt närområde ritades om. Samtal med Martin Kragh och Katarina EngbergGodmorgon världens tillbakablick över det inrikespolitiska året 2022Den genrelösa populärmusiken som ny trend? Samtal med Tina Mehrafzoon, musikjournalist och programledare på P3Andra timmen:Kroatien inför euron och går med i SchengenSatir med Public Service om året som gåttSveriges Radios korrespondenter spanar in i 2023Kåsör Mark Levengood Programledare: Edgar Mannheimer Tekniker: Stina Fagerberg Producent: Cecilia Tengmark

KCRW's Left, Right & Center
Rants and raves of 2022

KCRW's Left, Right & Center

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2022 50:29


In a special show to end the year, Left, Right & Center recaps some of the most important political moments of 2022, and what it all means as we head into the new year.  The midterm elections revealed the declining support for former President Donald Trump amid losses for many of the candidates he backed. Is there a growing part of the electorate that's craving less chaos? How are both parties responding to lessons learned? And the Democratic party found some success by donating money to Republican candidates they believed they could beat in the midterms. Is that a blueprint they'll turn to again? Or is that bad for democracy?    Plus, it's been more than 300 days since Russia officially invaded Ukraine. How consequential is this war on Ukraine? What's at stake globally? And could the Ukrainians grab the upper hand next year?  Host David Greene discusses with Mo Elleithee, executive director of Georgetown University's Institute of Politics and Public Service, on the left; and Sarah Isgur, staff writer at The Dispatch, on the right.  Plus, the panelists share their New Year's resolutions.

The Brett Davern Show
BDS Is A Public Service

The Brett Davern Show

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2022 40:11


On Today’s Episode its about time to get outside and join your fellow man. Stop staying home! … Enjoy! The Brett Davern Show is streamed LIVE daily at 12pm (eastern) 9am (pacific) on idobi Radio at http://idobi.com. Follow Brett on social media @BDavv, Katie : @KatieLeclerc, the show @BrettDavernShow

Godmorgon, världen!
Politiska löften kan straffa sig, Frivilligt ensamstående mammor ökar, Ukrainska flyktingars villkor sämre än i våra grannländer

Godmorgon, världen!

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 25, 2022 111:15


Dessutom om Sloveniens Public Service-bolag som först nedmonterades för att nu återuppbyggas, Myanmar fördöms för första gången av FN, Sorin Masifi om sin hyllade diktsamling , Juldagen är årets bästa dag, krönikör författaren Lisa Alexandrova Zorina och kåsör Emil Jensen Första timmen:Julafton i Cherson hårda attacker mot en marknad i staden Ukrainska flyktingar i Sverige har sämre villkor än i våra grannländerJuldagen är den skönaste dagen på åretPolitiska löften kan straffa sig Krönika av Lisa Alexandrova Zorina PanelenAndra timmen:Ensamstående mamma, från utsatt till självvaltSatir med UtkantssverigeFN markerar för första gången mot militärjuntan i Myanmar I Slovenien försöker man återuppbygga landets sargade Public Service-bolag Sorin Masifi om sin hyllade diktsamlingKåsör Emil Jensen

Detroit is Different
S3E33 -Khursheed Ash-Shafii from resident, to activist to Public Service

Detroit is Different

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2022 73:40


Khursheed made his way to Highland Park, MI, from Chicago's Northside. He came to HP looking for a home for his family that supported his Islamic faith and entrepreneurial spirit. In 2010 he learned from a home-buying program in Highland Park that HP needs much more love. Since a deal in bad faith to buy a home, Khursheed has been driven to provide justice to HP residents that have been wronged. Today he is a city council elect candidate and is fighting more valiantly for citizens. This is an informative and spirited discussion about rights, wrongs, and the will of the people. Detroit is Different is a podcast hosted by Khary Frazier covering people adding to the culture of an American Classic city. Visit www.detroitisdifferent.com to hear, see and experience more of what makes Detroit different. Follow, like, share, and subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes, Google Play, and Sticher. Comment, suggest and connect with the podcast by emailing info@detroitisdifferent.com Find out more at https://detroit-is-different.pinecast.co Send us your feedback online: https://pinecast.com/feedback/detroit-is-different/f22aa4d5-bf9e-41ee-b448-4396f28735ae

KCRW's Left, Right & Center
Reforming immigration amid the end of Title 42

KCRW's Left, Right & Center

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2022 50:28


The controversial policy to turn away asylum seekers from crossing the country's southern border, Title 42, is getting another life. At least for now.  First invoked during the Trump administration in March 2020, Title 42 is a portion of the U.S. Public Health code that allows immigration officials to stop asylum seekers from entering America in the name of public health.  The policy was set to end on Wednesday after a federal judge said in November the rule was unlawful. But Republican attorneys general from 19 states argued the Center for Disease Control didn't follow the proper procedure to end the policy last April. The Biden administration continued to use the policy with some changes, though the president has tried to end the policy this year. U.S. Customs and Border Protection estimates Title 42 allowed officials to turn away more than 2.4 million migrants, many of whom would have had the right to apply for asylum under normal circumstances. Now, the Biden administration is furiously trying to finalize its plan for when the policy is likely struck down as tens of thousands of migrants have arrived near the southern border. How can Biden reform the troubled immigration system? And what kind of system reimagining could both parties get behind? Host David Greene discusses with Mo Elleithee, executive director of Georgetown University's Institute of Politics and Public Service, on the left; and Sarah Isgur, staff writer at The Dispatch, on the right.  Plus, special guest Evelyn Farkas, executive director at the McCain Institute and former deputy assistant secretary of defense, weighs in on Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky's powerful speech to Congress this week. Is support for Ukraine in its war against Russia investing in a better world for all? And will America's financial support be enough for Ukraine to get the upper hand? Plus, Elon Musk is back in the news for suspending more than half a dozen journalists' Twitter accounts, bringing into question his support of free speech. How do you balance free speech with public safety?

In the Arena: Conversations of a Lifetime
Randy Oostra – Retired President & CEO, ProMedica

In the Arena: Conversations of a Lifetime

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2022 65:59


His down-to-earth upbringing in Sioux Center, Iowa provided a foundation for Randy's 40-year career in healthcare and personal life. At the age of 28, a defining conversation with his boss served as the catalyst for a series of decisions that paved the way to professional opportunities and incremental leadership roles. For the last 13 years of his career, Randy led the largest healthcare system and the biggest employer in Northwest Ohio. Working diligently with business and civic leaders, he was instrumental in revitalizing Toledo's downtown area. He received numerous accolades for his professional achievements including the prestigious Jefferson Award for Public Service. 

The Heumann Perspective
“Not Going Quietly” with Ady Barkan and Nick Bruckman

The Heumann Perspective

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2022 44:38


The Heumann Perspective is a finalist for a Signal Award! Vote here between now and December 22nd to help us win the Public Service & Activism Listener's Choice Award. The transcript for this episode is available here. About Ady Barkan Ady Barkan is an organizer and campaigner, who Politico deemed "the most powerful activist in America." Over his career, Ady has specialized in bringing policy makers face to face with the people whose lives their decisions shape, and generating public attention and political pressure out of those confrontations. Since 2017, Ady's work has focused on health care, marshaling his own paralysis from A.L.S. to urge Americans to demand more of our government. He received his juris doctorate from Yale Law School and now lives in Santa Barbara, CA, where he works as the founder and Co-Executive Director of Be A Hero. His story is told in the documentary Not Going Quietly. About Nick Bruckman Nicholas Bruckman is the founder and CEO of People's Television, a production studio and creative agency that produces award-winning independent films as well as video storytelling for the world's leading brands. His feature documentary Not Going Quietly, executive produced by Mark and Jay Duplass, premiered at the 2021 SXSW Film Festival where it won the Audience Award and Special Jury Prize, and was nominated for Best Documentary and Best Director of the year at the IDA awards. The film was critically acclaimed and acquired for distribution by Greenwich Entertainment (theatrical), PBS POV (broadcast), Vice World News (international), and Hulu (streaming). Related Links: Not Going Quietly Website Be A Hero Fund People's Television Nicholas Bruckman's Website Watch Not Going Quietly on Hulu Ady's Book, Eyes to the Wind FWD-Doc This episode's Ask Judy question came from @carlyfahey on Instagram. If you'd like to submit a question for Ask Judy, send it to media@judithheumann.com or DM Judy on Instagram or Twitter. Check out the video version of this episode on Judy's YouTube channel.  Intro music by Lachi. Outro music by Gaelynn Lea.

Money Loves Women
Forging a Path in Latvian Public Service, with Zanda Kalnina-Lukasevica

Money Loves Women

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2022 22:53


Zanda Kalnina-Lukasevica is the Latvian Parliament's Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.  But long before Zanda started her career in public service, she grew up in Latvia during a transitional period in the country's history. Latvia was evolving – moving away from Soviet rule and toward self-governance. After finishing college preparatory courses, she studied social work at university and then started a career in public service. At first, she worked at the local level, serving on the city council of her hometown. But after realizing she could help more people at the national level, Zanda applied for a federal position and was appointed to the Strategic Analysis Commission of the Chancery of the President of Latvia. While moving up in her career, she prioritized furthering her education and earned her Ph.D. in Management Science in 2013. Despite having a small population of less than two million, Latvia has strong cultural traditions that its citizens share with the world – music, and singing being chief among them. Latvia is working toward equal gender representation in its institutions, like academia. Zanda shares that around 50% of Latvian college graduates are women, but the ratio of male to female university professors is not equal. Zanda understands firsthand the value of having women in the room when decisions are made. She represents Latvia on the EU Council, which comprises 27 countries. When impactful policy and peace negotiations are on the agenda, the participation of female politicians adds balance and fosters new perspectives.  Zanda Kalnina-Lukasevica is motivated by improving herself and helping others. Her career and educational achievements demonstrate tenacity and service. So, what is Zanda's advice to women who want to further their careers and maximize their impact? Focus on education, be courageous in pursuing new opportunities, and build your network from the people around you.  On this episode of Money Loves Women, join Dr. Deborah Ekstrom and Zanda Kalnina-Lukasevica to learn about the importance of women's involvement in politics and how to improve yourself to improve your future.  Topics Discussed: Women in politics Education Public service Careers in governments Latvia Self-improvement Resources:  Zanda Kalnina-Lukasevica Twitter Zanda Kalnina-Lukasevica's Wikipedia Page Zanda Kalnina-Lukasevica's European Union Biography For more information on how to achieve financial freedom, personal mastery, and professional success, please visit https://moneyloveswomen.com/.

Policing In America
Better Policing starts with understanding Neuroscience Education

Policing In America

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2022 62:57


Stafanie Faye is a neuroscience specialist who has worked with Google, Stanford, UC San Diego Medical school, the Department of Defense, the Canada School of Public Service, and many more.   To learn more about this incredible woman please visit her website here https://stefaniefaye.com/   In this episode, Stefanie and I discuss a wide range of policing issues and how a better understanding of neuroscience will improve policing.    

KCRW's Left, Right & Center
Did extremists and social media weaken our political parties?

KCRW's Left, Right & Center

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2022 50:29


In yet another alteration to the new balance of power in the Senate, Arizona's Krysten Sinema announced she is leaving the Democratic Party and is now an Independent. Sinema claims this move will help her represent her constituents. But her approval ratings among Democrats in Arizona have been dropping for months because many voters feel she betrayed them for her own interests. She's vulnerable to a primary challenge in two years if she runs. Was going Independent her only option? This change is unlikely to affect the Democrats' control of the chamber. But this forces the party to decide if they will back Sinema's reelection campaign in 2024 or if they'll throw their support behind a real Democrat. Would the party risk splitting votes? How could Republicans use this to their advantage? Sinema's announcement also demonstrates how much easier it is now for individual politicians to go against their party or their agenda. What does the democratization of politics mean for the future of both parties? Are the Democrats and Republicans getting weaker? Plus, German intelligence intercepted a scheme by an extreme right wing group to overthrow the government. The plot had ties to conspiracy theories and right wing doctrine that is proliferating in the U.S. What did this plot have in common with the January 6th insurrection in the U.S.? What's the connection between ultra-right-wing politicians and political violence? And what does “far right” or “far left” even mean? Host David Greene discusses with Mo Elleithee, executive director of Georgetown University's Institute of Politics and Public Service, on the left; and Sarah Isgur, staff writer at The Dispatch, on the right. They weigh in on how social media and recent media layoffs are making news less reliable and misinformation more prominent.

Flame Bearers - The Women Athletes Carrying Tokyo's Torch
Dr. Seun Adigun (Nigeria): Fighting for African Representation

Flame Bearers - The Women Athletes Carrying Tokyo's Torch

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2022 35:53


Dr. Seun Adigun is the first African to compete in both the Summer and Winter Olympics. She spearheaded the first female bobsled team from her country, and track and field runner but that's not all, she's also a biomechanist, chiropractor and founder. According to Dr. Adigun, "You have to pave the way so that others can follow." She's deeply dedicated to making sure that while she was the first, she's not the last. In today's episode, we discuss her commitment to diversity and equity within the Olympic movement. Contributing guests (in order of appearance) include Dr. Ketra Armstrong (Professor of Sport Management, Director of the Center for Race and Ethnicity and Sport, School of Kinesiology, University of Michigan), Carlos Mader (Ghanian Olympic Skier), and Chichi Nwaorie (Dr. Seun's friend and colleague). Media clips from the following sources: -Accelerate TV's YouTube, 'Accelerate News - Meet Seun Adigun, The Founder Of The Nigerian Bobsled Team' -TODAY'S YouTube, 'Nigerian Bobsled Team To Make Olympic History In Pyeongchang | Sunday TODAY' VOTE TO SUPPORT FLAME BEARERS: As mentioned in the episode, we are finalists in the Signal Awards in two separate categories: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for our spotlight on Deja Young, and Public Service and Activism for our spotlight on Ukranian athletes. Please cast your vote to support both of our episodes here (you can vote once in each category): https://bit.ly/FlameBearersSignal APPLY TO THE FLAME BEARERS FELLOWSHIP Application here: bit.ly/FlameBearersFellowship This Fellowship will arm the next generation of women leaders with digital storytelling skills. Fellows will learn how to tell compelling stories via various digital mediums, become ambassadors for the Flame Bearers brand, and network with others passionate about elevating women's voices.

Richard Helppie's Common Bridge
Episode 186- Public Service versus Politics of Fear. With Rob Sand

Richard Helppie's Common Bridge

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 12, 2022 33:07


Is there an exit from lesser-of-evils, hyper partisan political polarization? Is there a way off the cliff of tribal politics? Is there a place for kindness and decency in politics? Rob Sand, State Auditor of Iowa started his career as chief public corruption officer for attorney general's office where he busted the biggest lottery scam in American History. MattThe only Iowa Democrat to win statewide office in the 2022 midterms, Rob joins the discussion and talks anti-partisanship, progress and goals-focused government.Check out Rob on his website at  RobSand.comSupport the show

KCRW's Left, Right & Center
Are the Georgia runoffs a precursor to 2024?

KCRW's Left, Right & Center

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2022 50:29


After the recent win by Raphael Warnock in Georgia, Democrats will hang onto control of the Senate by a slightly larger margin. Warnock beat Republican Hershel Walker in Georgia's runoff with a 51% to 49% lead…giving Democrats a 51-49 edge in the Senate.  Though Democrats had already secured the Senate majority, this race may have bolstered the narrative that former President Donald Trump is losing influence on the right. Walker was yet another one of Trump's hand-picked candidates to be defeated.  But what actually decided the race? Was it candidate quality? And will Trump really be stripped of his sway in the Republican party? Plus, a significant percentage of Georgia voters split their ticket by voting for Republican Brian Kemp for governor but Warnock for Senate. Is Georgia truly turning purple, or was this race too close to make that assumption? Host David Greene discusses with Mo Elleithee, executive director of Georgetown University's Institute of Politics and Public Service, on the left; and Sarah Isgur, staff writer at The Dispatch, on the right. And, special guest Stephen Fowler, political reporter for Georgia Public Broadcast, weighs in on how the messaging from each side played with Georgian voters. Meanwhile, both Republicans and Democrats are doing some soul searching with the midterms officially over. What lessons are both sides taking away from this runoff? And how are they preparing for 2024? Also, the Democratic National Convention (DNC) is trying to change which states cast their ballots first in a presidential primary election. Iowa is out, and the DNC is looking to move South Carolina to the first slot. Will this actually prioritize Black voters, as committee member Donna Brazile proclaimed. Or does this calendar give President Joe Biden and Democrats an advantage? And Brittney Griner is free. The WBNA star was convicted for carrying cannabis cartridges in her luggage and held in a Russian penal colony for most of the year. Now, she will return home in exchange for the U.S. releasing convicted Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout, nicknamed the Merchant of Death. Was this prisoner swap worth the risk for the Biden administration? And what can Americans read into this?

KCRW's Left, Right & Center
Can law enforcement be reformed from the inside?

KCRW's Left, Right & Center

Play Episode Listen Later<