Ways & Means
By Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University
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Ways & Means is a small radio show about surprising successes and spectacular failures in the art of creating successful neighborhoods, cities, states and countries.
||CleanFrom the Archives: Bootstraps and Silver Spoons||We will be back next month with a new episode. In the meantime, take a listen to the most popular episode we've produced so far. If you're black with a college degree, your household will likely have $10,000 less in net worth than your white neighbor...||12/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS3 Episode 2: Robots, WikiLeaks & the Fight Against Human Trafficking||How diplomacy and public shaming are helping shine a light on a problem that depends on secrecy to survive. This episode is the second of a three-part series, New Ideas for Policy in the Developing World.||11/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS3 Episode 1: Slum Detectives||Today, for our Season 3 premiere, we begin a three-part series, New Ideas for Policy in the Developing World. In this episode, high-tech meets high-need. How researchers are using Google Earth to find the undocumented slums of India. Series supported...||10/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 3 is coming||Season 3 will launch in October with a three part series - New Ideas for Policy in the Developing World. In the season premiere, we'll hear about how researchers are using Google Earth to find hidden slums in India.||9/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS2 Episode 7: Secret Life of Muslims||Ahmed Ahmed is an American-Muslim comedian who was typecast as a terrorist. Khalid Latif is a Muslim chaplain for the NYPD who was saluted in uniform, but harassed as a civilian. Mona Haydar and Sebastian Robins fought Islamophobia with doughnuts and...||5/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS2 Episode 6: Flimflams, Scams and Ripoffs||John Rusnak was a currency trader in Baltimore when he was convicted of one of the largest bank frauds in American history. When he was finally discovered, the bank had lost close to $700 million dollars. We look at John Rusnak's case through an...||3/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS2 Episode 5: Bootstraps and Silver Spoons||Most of us prize stories of people who start with nothing in life, and then become rich. Americans even have a saying for it: pulling yourself up by your bootstraps. However, new economic research is revealing how wealth is actually built...||2/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS2 Episode 4: 7 Concerns About Teens & Phones, Unwrapped||Sexting, stranger danger, cyberbullying. We explore seven major concerns parents have about teens and phones. What does the research say? Featuring Candice Odgers of the Duke Center for Child & Family Policy.||12/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS2 Episode 3: Crazy Districts, Lopsided Elections||Gerrymandering (drawing voting districts to favor one political party) has reached a whole new level in recent decades.We’ll hear about some stunning gerrymandering feats, and how reformers across the nation are trying to restore the power of your vot||11/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS2 Episode 2: Who is White?||In the early 20th century many new immigrants to the U.S. had blonde hair and blue eyes yet were not considered “white.” In this episode: who’s considered “white” in America – how it’s changed, what it means and how it may be changing stil||10/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS2 Episode 1: Dan Ariely, Gov't Innovation||Every four years, candidates promise change. But is change possible? Dan Ariely says resistance to change is actually hard-wired into human nature, yet bright pockets of innovation exist.||9/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 2 is coming||Here's a peek at Ways & Means season 2, which launches this fall.||6/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5: The Extraordinary Search for Ordinary Politicians||On this episode we explore one of the most vexing issues in politics - how to get more ordinary people to run for office.||4/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4: Sugar Fix||Public health advocates are waging battle against added sugar in our foods. And they’re taking pointers from another public health battle: the campaign against tobacco. New evidence suggests sugar, like tobacco, is addictive and harmful to...||3/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3: Women in Politics, Shout or Whisper?||The paradox of gender equality. We look at how women gained a political voice in the U.S. – and then (surprisingly) in some ways lost it. And we’re going to ask – what can women do to get their political voice back?||1/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2: A Beautiful Death||What do seniors really want when they’re dying? Asking them, and listening carefully to what they say, could lead – surprisingly – to cost-savings for big government systems like Medicare. Guests include a Duke health policy expert...||12/14/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1: Pants on Fire||On this episode of Ways & Means we hear from the Daily Show’s resident fact-checker Adam Chodikoff. Also, Pulitzer Prize winner Bill Adair and a new movement of reporters going to great lengths to ensure we the people know the truth,...||11/20/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
Fun & smart
I like this podcast for something quick and fascinating to listen to on my commute. I end up learning something on a topic I usually knew nothing about.
Why Public Policy Matters—and really can be interesting!
Just discovered this podcast and listened to all 4 episodes today. The show does a great job of taking a complex issue and using real people’s stories to illustrate the problems and some possible solutions. I especially loved the episode on women in politics. If only Pat Schroeder had run for President in 1988...
This is a great show - educational but never boring.