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The Policy Currents podcast highlights new research findings, commentary, multimedia, and events from the RAND Corporation. Hosted by Evan Banks and Deanna Lee, with new episodes every Friday.
||CleanSyrian refugees can contribute to local economies, prospects for Brexit, marijuana legalization||We discuss Syrian refugees’ role in Middle East labor markets; what happens if Britain leaves the EU without a deal; how much influence teachers have in schools; preventing bad behavior at soccer matches; marijuana legalization; and countering violent extremism online. For more information on this week's episode, visit rand.org/podcast.||12/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHeroin-assisted treatment and supervised consumption sites, the risk of political violence in America, U.S. immigration policy options are limited||We discuss what the evidence suggests about heroin-assisted treatment and supervised consumption sites; steps to reduce the risk of political violence in America; how to create summer learning programs that can help close the gap between low-income and non-white students and their more-affluent and white peers; why the U.S. immigration system is getting overwhelmed; obstacles facing Japanese forces in their bid to match China's air power; and how Gulf Coast communities can recover from a pair of overlapping environmental disasters. For more information on this week's episode, visit rand.org/podcast.||12/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDeterring aggression abroad, what to do about North Korea, a wellness program that uses the Apple Watch||We discuss what makes deterrence effective; North Korean denuclearization; what life is like as an Army private; a wellness program that uses the Apple Watch to incentivize exercise; the U.S.-Saudi relationship; and how libraries are supporting community health. For more information on this week's episode, visit rand.org/podcast.||11/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat we know about PTSD, a new research initiative on guns in America, helping kids cope with trauma||We discuss myths and facts about PTSD; new support for gun policy research; how U.S. political polarization impacts competition with China; the high stakes of teen vaping; a promising mental health awareness campaign in California; and China’s long-range bomber flights. For more information on this week's episode, visit rand.org/podcast.||11/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe challenges facing veterans and their loved ones, a chance for bipartisan infrastructure policy, realignment in the Middle East||This week we discuss RAND’s new limited-series podcast, Veterans in America; whether civilian health care providers are prepared to treat veteran patients; how the government could help rebuild America’s infrastructure; what Turkey’s realignment in the Middle East means for Washington; how to measure autonomous vehicle safety; and the costs and benefits of refugee vetting procedures. For more information on this week's episode, visit rand.org/podcast.||11/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Pittsburgh synagogue shooting, countering Russian social media influence, "Medicare for All" myths||In our first episode, we discuss the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting and what research tells us about gun policy; how to counter Russian social media influence in the United States; paths toward Korean unification; myths about "Medicare for All" and other single-payer plans; what Angela Merkel's exit means for Germany, Europe, and the world; and what might happen if Palestinians started voting in Jerusalem city elections. For more information on this week’s episode, visit rand.org/podcast.||11/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWelcome to Policy Currents!||Introducing Policy Currents, a podcast from the RAND Corporation that highlights new research findings, commentary, multimedia, and events. Subscribe now to wrap up your week with us and better understand the world.||10/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|