BPC Podcast Channel Wed, 07 Aug 2019 16:17:21 +0000 Wed, 07 Aug 2019 16:26:39 +0000 Libsyn WebEngine 2.0 https://bipartisanpolicy.org/blog/ en-US https://bipartisanpolicy.org/blog/ aswearingen@bipartisanpolicy.org (aswearingen@bipartisanpolicy.org) https://ssl-static.libsyn.com/p/assets/1/3/9/1/1391b620e99efd17/BPC-Podcast-Channel.png BPC Podcast Channel Bipartisan Policy Center clean aswearingen@bipartisanpolicy.org episodic https://bipartisanpolicy.libsyn.com/rss Episode 14: The Infrastructure Debate - Challenges and Opportunities of Private - Public Partnerships Episode 14: The Infrastructure Debate - Challenges and Opportunities of Private - Public Partnerships Wed, 07 Aug 2019 16:17:21 +0000 Andy Winkler sits down with Meridiam North America’s CEO, James Rubin, to discuss the challenges and opportunities of private – public partnerships throughout the U.S. They discuss everything from permitting issues, funding and financing issues, and technical capacity. They also discuss in-depth about the current renovation and expansion status of LaGuardia Airport.

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Andy Winkler sits down with Meridiam North America’s CEO, James Rubin, to discuss the challenges and opportunities of private – public partnerships throughout the U.S. They discuss everything from permitting issues, funding and financing issues, and technical capacity. They also discuss in-depth about the current renovation and expansion status of LaGuardia Airport.

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35:11 clean Andy Winkler sits down with Meridiam North America’s CEO, James Rubin, to discuss the challenges and opportunities of private – public partnerships throughout the U.S. They discuss everything from permitting issues, funding and financing issues, and technical capacity. They also discuss in-depth about the current renovation and expansion status of LaGuardia Airport. full
Episode 13: The Infrastructure Debate – Congestion Pricing Wed, 12 Jun 2019 21:17:33 +0000 Traffic buildup is a big issue in cities, especially in cities such as New York. One way officials are trying to control growing congestion is through “congestion pricing.” Brianne Eby, a policy analyst from the Eno Center, gives us an overview of what congestion pricing is and how it may be a better alternative to standard tolling. This podcast can also be found on Apple Podcasts...

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Traffic buildup is a big issue in cities, especially in cities such as New York. One way officials are trying to control growing congestion is through “congestion pricing.” Brianne Eby, a policy analyst from the Eno Center, gives us an overview of what congestion pricing is and how it may be a better alternative to standard tolling. This podcast can also be found on Apple Podcasts...

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21:22 clean Traffic buildup is a big issue in cities, especially in cities such as New York. One way officials are trying to control growing congestion is through "congestion pricing."Read More Bipartisan Policy Center
Episode 12: The Infrastructure Debate – The $2 Trillion Deal Tue, 14 May 2019 16:26:00 +0000 It’s infrastructure week. It’s been reported that Trump and Democrats agree to work together on a $2 trillion deal for infrastructure. Jake Varn, Michele Nellenbach and Andy Winkler walk through the possible outcomes of this deal and what is to come next. This podcast can also be found on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher and Google Play.

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It’s infrastructure week. It’s been reported that Trump and Democrats agree to work together on a $2 trillion deal for infrastructure. Jake Varn, Michele Nellenbach and Andy Winkler walk through the possible outcomes of this deal and what is to come next. This podcast can also be found on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher and Google Play.

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25:54 clean It’s been reported that Trump and Democrats agreed to work together on a $2 trillion deal for infrastructure. We walk through the possible legislative outcomes and what is to come next.Read More Bipartisan Policy Center
Episode 3: Agreeing to Disagree – Marcus Peacock Wed, 01 May 2019 15:25:59 +0000 This week, Michele is joined by Marcus Peacock, the Chief Operating Officer at Business Roundtable. Marcus has held several high level posts in the U.S. government and worked on Capitol Hill.

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This week, Michele is joined by Marcus Peacock, the Chief Operating Officer at Business Roundtable. Marcus has held several high level posts in the U.S. government and worked on Capitol Hill.

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23:32 clean This week, Michele is joined by Marcus Peacock, the Chief Operating Officer at Business Roundtable. Read More Bipartisan Policy Center
Episode 2: Agreeing to Disagree – Dr. Laura Brown Fri, 08 Mar 2019 13:25:43 +0000 BPC’s Michele Nellenbach sits down with Dr. Laura Brown, the director of George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management. Their discussion focuses on trends related to the quality of public discourse and how we can restore the ability to agree to disagree.

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BPC’s Michele Nellenbach sits down with Dr. Laura Brown, the director of George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management. Their discussion focuses on trends related to the quality of public discourse and how we can restore the ability to agree to disagree.

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31:56 clean A discussion focusing on trends related to the quality of public discourse and how we can restore the ability to agree to disagree. Read More Bipartisan Policy Center
Episode 1: Agreeing to Disagree – Former Governor David Heineman Fri, 08 Mar 2019 13:18:59 +0000 Former Nebraska Governor David Heineman joins Michele Nellenbach to discuss how he worked with the Nebraska unicameral legislature. As governor, Heineman worked with 49 different operators in the legislature and he shares his experiences of working to negotiate and relationship building during his tenure.

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Former Nebraska Governor David Heineman joins Michele Nellenbach to discuss how he worked with the Nebraska unicameral legislature. As governor, Heineman worked with 49 different operators in the legislature and he shares his experiences of working to negotiate and relationship building during his tenure.

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14:25 clean Former Nebraska Governor David Heineman joins Michele Nellenbach to discuss how he worked with the Nebraska unicameral legislature.Read More Bipartisan Policy Center
Episode 11: The Infrastructure Debate – Infrastructure and Congress Tue, 26 Feb 2019 15:01:10 +0000 Many are wondering how engaged President Trump actually is on one of his campaign issues: revitalizing the nation’s crumbling infrastructure. Eyes are turning back to Congress for a broad infrastructure package. Yet there is an even bigger issue of the looming insolvency of the Highway Trust Fund. BPC’s Jake Varn is joined by former Reps. Bill Shuster (R-PA) and Joe Crowley(D-NY) to...

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Many are wondering how engaged President Trump actually is on one of his campaign issues: revitalizing the nation’s crumbling infrastructure. Eyes are turning back to Congress for a broad infrastructure package. Yet there is an even bigger issue of the looming insolvency of the Highway Trust Fund. BPC’s Jake Varn is joined by former Reps. Bill Shuster (R-PA) and Joe Crowley(D-NY) to...

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15:28 clean Reps. Bill Shuster (R-PA) and Joe Crowley(D-NY) join Jake Varn to discuss Congress' role in a broad infrastructure package and the looming insolvency of the Highway Trust Fund.Read More Bipartisan Policy Center
Episode 10: The Infrastructure Debate – An Infrastructure Deal in the New Congress Fri, 18 Jan 2019 19:07:09 +0000 We begin 2019 with a divided Congress but infrastructure has once again emerged as a beacon for bipartisan cooperation. Inside any debate over infrastructure there is one avoidable question, how do we pay for it? Even if this question can be resolved, President Trump’s border wall and climate change could derail any debate on this issue before it even starts. Experts discuss with BPC’s Jake Varn...

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We begin 2019 with a divided Congress but infrastructure has once again emerged as a beacon for bipartisan cooperation. Inside any debate over infrastructure there is one avoidable question, how do we pay for it? Even if this question can be resolved, President Trump’s border wall and climate change could derail any debate on this issue before it even starts. Experts discuss with BPC’s Jake Varn...

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30:52 clean We begin 2019 with a divided Congress but infrastructure has once again emerged as a beacon for bipartisan cooperation. Yet President Trump’s border wall and climate change could derail any debate on this issue before it even starts.Read More Bipartisan Policy Center
Possibilities for Budget Process Reform in the New Congress Fri, 11 Jan 2019 23:26:51 +0000 Flaws in the federal budget process have become self-evident over the past decade, with delayed federal funding and government shutdowns turning into an annual tradition. These concerns have escalated this fiscal year; while 5 of the federal government’s 12 appropriation bills were enacted on time, unfortunately agreement could not be reached on the remainder. This led to the partial government...

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Flaws in the federal budget process have become self-evident over the past decade, with delayed federal funding and government shutdowns turning into an annual tradition. These concerns have escalated this fiscal year; while 5 of the federal government’s 12 appropriation bills were enacted on time, unfortunately agreement could not be reached on the remainder. This led to the partial government...

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34:56 clean Michael Veselik of the Convergence Center for Policy Resolution and Sandy Davis discuss recent work on budget process reform and possibilities for the new Congress.Read More Bipartisan Policy Center
Episode 9: The Infrastructure Debate – Schools Fri, 21 Dec 2018 14:16:56 +0000 Of the nearly 100,000 public K-12 schools in the United States, more than one in four are in poor or unsatisfactory condition. Finding additional funding for school facilities is inherently challenging. Should the federal government include schools as a part of a broader infrastructure initiative? BPC’s Jake Varn discusses this issue with Mary FIlardo of the 21st Century School Fund and BPC senior...

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Of the nearly 100,000 public K-12 schools in the United States, more than one in four are in poor or unsatisfactory condition. Finding additional funding for school facilities is inherently challenging. Should the federal government include schools as a part of a broader infrastructure initiative? BPC’s Jake Varn discusses this issue with Mary FIlardo of the 21st Century School Fund and BPC senior...

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28:04 clean Finding additional funding for school facilities is inherently challenging. Should the federal government include schools as a part of a broader infrastructure initiative?Read More Bipartisan Policy Center
Episode 8: The Infrastructure Debate – The Wildfires in California Tue, 20 Nov 2018 19:03:29 +0000 Right now half a dozen wildfires are burning throughout California with devastating impacts. BPC’s Jake Varn talks with James Gore, the Co-Chair of the National Association of Counties Resilient Counties Initiative about these fires and how local officials are responding. James gives his first-hand perspective on what’s happening in California and recounts the impacts of the Tubbs Fire that took...

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Right now half a dozen wildfires are burning throughout California with devastating impacts. BPC’s Jake Varn talks with James Gore, the Co-Chair of the National Association of Counties Resilient Counties Initiative about these fires and how local officials are responding. James gives his first-hand perspective on what’s happening in California and recounts the impacts of the Tubbs Fire that took...

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22:17 clean Right now half a dozen wildfires are burning throughout California with devastating impacts. How are local officials responding to these natural disasters? Read More Bipartisan Policy Center
Episode 7: All Things Elections Mon, 05 Nov 2018 17:40:11 +0000 In this episode of All Things Elections podcast, we speak to Tammy Patrick, Senior Advisor of Elections at the Democracy Project and former Federal Compliance Officer for Maricopa County (AZ) Elections, and Linda Lindberg, General Registrar of Arlington County (VA) Elections, about how the vote counting process works from Election Day through the certification of results. We cover absentee and...

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In this episode of All Things Elections podcast, we speak to Tammy Patrick, Senior Advisor of Elections at the Democracy Project and former Federal Compliance Officer for Maricopa County (AZ) Elections, and Linda Lindberg, General Registrar of Arlington County (VA) Elections, about how the vote counting process works from Election Day through the certification of results. We cover absentee and...

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28:47 clean Tammy Patrick and Linda Lindberg explain the vote counting process from Election Day through the certification of results, including absentee and provisional ballots.Read More Bipartisan Policy Center
Episode 6: All Things Elections Wed, 24 Oct 2018 14:37:52 +0000 Americans are a very mobile society with millions of citizens moving each year both within states and to other states. Until recently, states had few formal options to compare their voter registration lists with one another and almost no mechanism to reach out to eligible but unregistered voters in their jurisdictions. The Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC), created in 2012 with...

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Americans are a very mobile society with millions of citizens moving each year both within states and to other states. Until recently, states had few formal options to compare their voter registration lists with one another and almost no mechanism to reach out to eligible but unregistered voters in their jurisdictions. The Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC), created in 2012 with...

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26:31 clean The Electronic Registration Information Center has member states sharing data to create more accurate and complete voter registration lists across the country. Read More Bipartisan Policy Center
Episode 7: The Infrastructure Debate – A Discussion with Former HUD Secretary Henry Cisneros Mon, 15 Oct 2018 13:00:33 +0000 Listen in to hear former San Antonio Mayor and Housing and Urban Development Secretary Henry Cisneros discussed a variety of infrastructure and economic development issues. The Secretary discusses Opportunity Zones and their potential to transform cities as well as the prognosis for infrastructure in the next Congress.

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Listen in to hear former San Antonio Mayor and Housing and Urban Development Secretary Henry Cisneros discussed a variety of infrastructure and economic development issues. The Secretary discusses Opportunity Zones and their potential to transform cities as well as the prognosis for infrastructure in the next Congress.

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28:00 clean Listen in to hear former San Antonio Mayor and Housing and Urban Development Secretary Henry Cisneros discussed a variety of infrastructure and economic development issues.Read More Bipartisan Policy Center
Episode 5: All Things Elections Wed, 03 Oct 2018 14:10:42 +0000 The contours of the American electorate are constantly changing. Trends in birthrate, educational attainment, and group support for particular parties are measurable and projectable in the short- and long-term. How these factors play out at the individual state and county levels will have huge implications for both Republicans and Democrats as the country heads toward the 2018 and 2020 elections...

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The contours of the American electorate are constantly changing. Trends in birthrate, educational attainment, and group support for particular parties are measurable and projectable in the short- and long-term. How these factors play out at the individual state and county levels will have huge implications for both Republicans and Democrats as the country heads toward the 2018 and 2020 elections...

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26:06 clean This month’s podcast focuses on projections made about the coalition President Trump built in 2016 and how other demographic factors might affect the upcoming elections.Read More Bipartisan Policy Center
Episode 6: The Infrastructure Debate – Congress and the Gas Tax Thu, 23 Aug 2018 17:06:17 +0000 BPC sits down with Chris Vieson, Staff Director for the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, to discuss Chairman Shuster’s recently released infrastructure plan, and the outlook for bipartisan progress in Congress. The new proposal wants to fix the Highway Trust Fund before it goes insolvent, but can Shuster’s gas tax ideas break the deadlock? This podcast can also be found on...

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BPC sits down with Chris Vieson, Staff Director for the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, to discuss Chairman Shuster’s recently released infrastructure plan, and the outlook for bipartisan progress in Congress. The new proposal wants to fix the Highway Trust Fund before it goes insolvent, but can Shuster’s gas tax ideas break the deadlock? This podcast can also be found on...

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24:20 clean Discussing Chairman Shuster’s recently released infrastructure plan, and the outlook for bipartisan progress in Congress. Read More Bipartisan Policy Center
Episode Five: The Infrastructure Debate – Water Infrastructure Thu, 26 Jul 2018 16:43:27 +0000 Recently, nearly a fourth of Washington, D.C. was under a Water Boil Advisory. Each year, about 7,000 Boil Water Advisories are issues across the country. This is a stark reminder of the state of our nation’s infrastructure and how vital systems are often severely neglected. Jake Varn sits down with Nathan Ohle, the Executive Director at RCAP and John Lisle, Chief of External Affairs at DC...

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Recently, nearly a fourth of Washington, D.C. was under a Water Boil Advisory. Each year, about 7,000 Boil Water Advisories are issues across the country. This is a stark reminder of the state of our nation’s infrastructure and how vital systems are often severely neglected. Jake Varn sits down with Nathan Ohle, the Executive Director at RCAP and John Lisle, Chief of External Affairs at DC...

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25:19 clean Jake Varn discusses with expert guests how Boil Water Advisories are a stark reminder of the state of our nation's infrastructure and how vital systems are often severely neglected.Read More Bipartisan Policy Center
Episode 4: All Things Elections Tue, 10 Jul 2018 19:44:18 +0000 Suspected meddling during the 2016 presidential election led to a controversial Department of Homeland Security designation of elections as critical infrastructure. This federal foray into election security met with initial criticism and concerns about the appropriate role between local, state, and federal government officials in keeping the electoral process secure. In just about a year and a...

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Suspected meddling during the 2016 presidential election led to a controversial Department of Homeland Security designation of elections as critical infrastructure. This federal foray into election security met with initial criticism and concerns about the appropriate role between local, state, and federal government officials in keeping the electoral process secure. In just about a year and a...

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28:24 clean Suspected meddling during the '16 presidential election led to a designation of elections as critical infrastructure. Two DHS officials discuss the system today.Read More Bipartisan Policy Center
Episode Four: The Infrastructure Debate – Tolling Mon, 02 Jul 2018 13:15:51 +0000 BPC’s Jake Varn and Michele Nellenbach discuss tolling of roads and highways. They are joined by Darrin Roth of the American Trucking Associations and Joe McAndrew of the Greater Washington Partnership to discuss the pros and cons of tolling. Listen to this podcast here or subscribe to our channel on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, and Stitcher.

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BPC’s Jake Varn and Michele Nellenbach discuss tolling of roads and highways. They are joined by Darrin Roth of the American Trucking Associations and Joe McAndrew of the Greater Washington Partnership to discuss the pros and cons of tolling. Listen to this podcast here or subscribe to our channel on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, and Stitcher.

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23:41 clean Darrin Roth of the American Trucking Associations and Joe McAndrew of the Greater Washington Partnership join Jake and Michele Nellenbach to discuss the pros and cons of tolling. Read More Bipartisan Policy Center
Accountability for Higher Education Institutions Fri, 29 Jun 2018 11:59:21 +0000 Currently, just two-fifths of first time full time students graduate from college with a bachelors degree in four years. On top of that, tuition prices continue to climb, debt levels swell, and student outcomes remain stagnant. Is there a need for oversight and accountability of higher education institutions? BPC’s Senior Policy Analyst Kenny Megan sits down with Professor Robert Kelchen...

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Currently, just two-fifths of first time full time students graduate from college with a bachelors degree in four years. On top of that, tuition prices continue to climb, debt levels swell, and student outcomes remain stagnant. Is there a need for oversight and accountability of higher education institutions? BPC’s Senior Policy Analyst Kenny Megan sits down with Professor Robert Kelchen...

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09:36 clean Currently, just two-fifths of first time full time students graduate from college with a bachelors degree in four years. Is there a need for oversight and accountability of higher education institutions?Read More Bipartisan Policy Center
Episode 3: All Things Elections Thu, 07 Jun 2018 18:34:26 +0000 This month’s All Things Elections podcast features Dr. Eitan Hersh, associate professor of political science at Tufts University, interviewed by Democracy Project director, Dr. John Fortier. Hersh, author of Hacking the Electorate, recently testified before Congress about the Cambridge Analytica scandal. He breaks down for us the landscape of how campaigns use data, media platforms...

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This month’s All Things Elections podcast features Dr. Eitan Hersh, associate professor of political science at Tufts University, interviewed by Democracy Project director, Dr. John Fortier. Hersh, author of Hacking the Electorate, recently testified before Congress about the Cambridge Analytica scandal. He breaks down for us the landscape of how campaigns use data, media platforms...

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24:05 clean Dr. Eitan Hersh breaks down how campaigns use data, media platforms, and why we should be skeptical about the power and potential of data analytics for persuasion.Read More Bipartisan Policy Center
Episode 3: The Infrastructure Debate – Houston and the Infrastructure of Flooding Tue, 15 May 2018 13:00:35 +0000 This month’s episode features Carol Haddock, Director of Houston’s Department of Public Works and Engineering. Last year, the floodwaters of Hurricane Harvey submerged thousands of homes and businesses. While many are still recovering, another hurricane season is approaching and Houston is looking for infrastructure solutions. This podcast can also be found on Apple Podcasts...

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This month’s episode features Carol Haddock, Director of Houston’s Department of Public Works and Engineering. Last year, the floodwaters of Hurricane Harvey submerged thousands of homes and businesses. While many are still recovering, another hurricane season is approaching and Houston is looking for infrastructure solutions. This podcast can also be found on Apple Podcasts...

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26:48 clean We discuss Houston and the infrastructure of flooding with Carol Haddock, Director of Houston’s Department of Public Works and Engineering.Read More Bipartisan Policy Center
Episode 2: All Things Elections Wed, 02 May 2018 21:08:33 +0000 This month we talk about the voting experience at the polls and the BPC/MIT Election Lines Program. Our guest this month is a co-author on the just-released report, Improving the Voting Experience: Reducing Polling Place Wait Times by Measuring Lines and Managing Polling Place Resources. Dr. Charles Stewart is the director of the MIT Election Data and Science Lab.

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This month we talk about the voting experience at the polls and the BPC/MIT Election Lines Program. Our guest this month is a co-author on the just-released report, Improving the Voting Experience: Reducing Polling Place Wait Times by Measuring Lines and Managing Polling Place Resources. Dr. Charles Stewart is the director of the MIT Election Data and Science Lab.

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18:34 clean This month we talk about the voting experience at the polls and the BPC/MIT Election Lines Program with guest Dr. Charles Stewart.Read More Bipartisan Policy Center
Episode 2: The Infrastructure Debate – Permitting Thu, 19 Apr 2018 14:00:42 +0000 On this episode of The Infrastructure Debate, Jake and Andy bring together a builder and an environmentalist to discuss their positions on a contentious infrastructure issue – permitting and environmental reviews.

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On this episode of The Infrastructure Debate, Jake and Andy bring together a builder and an environmentalist to discuss their positions on a contentious infrastructure issue – permitting and environmental reviews.

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25:27 clean On this episode of The Infrastructure Debate, Jake and Andy bring together a builder and an environmentalist to discuss their positions on permitting and environmental reviews.Read More Bipartisan Policy Center
Episode 1: The Infrastructure Debate Thu, 22 Mar 2018 16:57:28 +0000 Listen to BPC’s newest monthly with infrastructure experts discussing all sides of the issues. BPC experts analyze the Republican and Democratic reactions to the Trump Infrastructure plan.

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Listen to BPC’s newest monthly with infrastructure experts discussing all sides of the issues. BPC experts analyze the Republican and Democratic reactions to the Trump Infrastructure plan.

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25:22 clean Listen to BPC's newest monthly with infrastructure experts discussing all sides of the issues. BPC experts analyze the Republican and Democratic reactions to the Trump Infrastructure plan.Read More Bipartisan Policy Center
AEIC: A Conversation with Christopher Guith Tue, 20 Mar 2018 11:00:42 +0000 Brad Townsend staff of BPC’s American Energy Innovation Council talks U.S. competitiveness and technology innovation with Christopher Guith from the U.S Chamber’s Global Energy Institute.

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Brad Townsend staff of BPC’s American Energy Innovation Council talks U.S. competitiveness and technology innovation with Christopher Guith from the U.S Chamber’s Global Energy Institute.

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41:02 clean Christopher Guith of the U.S. Chamber’s Global Energy Institute sat down with BPC’s Brad Townsend to talk competitiveness and technology innovation. Read More Bipartisan Policy Center
Episode 1: All Things Elections Thu, 22 Feb 2018 15:41:44 +0000 In our first episode, we talk to Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft about voter registration modernization in his state and why complete and accurate voter rolls improve Americans’ voting experience.

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In our first episode, we talk to Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft about voter registration modernization in his state and why complete and accurate voter rolls improve Americans’ voting experience.

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18:34 clean We talk to Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft about voter registration modernization in his state.Read More Bipartisan Policy Center
Training Health Professionals to Combat Obesity Fri, 15 Dec 2017 17:40:49 +0000 BPC’s health series looks at the importance of training health care professionals in obesity care and counseling. Sadly, obesity counseling is not a major focus in the training and educating of our current and future health care providers. To address this knowledge gap, a dozen organizations representing numerous health care professions released the first-ever educational competencies for...

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BPC’s health series looks at the importance of training health care professionals in obesity care and counseling. Sadly, obesity counseling is not a major focus in the training and educating of our current and future health care providers. To address this knowledge gap, a dozen organizations representing numerous health care professions released the first-ever educational competencies for...

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17:25 clean Dr. William Dietz and Lisa Howley join BPC's Joann Donnellan to provide an overview of the educational competencies and what they could mean to those struggling with obesity.Read More Bipartisan Policy Center
Behind the Scenes with the Former Public Trustees: A Follow Up Interview on Social Security and Medicare Mon, 20 Nov 2017 14:34:26 +0000 The former public trustees for Social Security and Medicare, Chuck Blahous and Bob Reischauer, sit down for a follow up interview on their work analyzing the financial status of the programs. Blahous and Reischauer provide a behind the scenes look at how the public trustees analyze the programs, discuss common misconceptions about how people view the trust funds, and give a preview of what could...

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The former public trustees for Social Security and Medicare, Chuck Blahous and Bob Reischauer, sit down for a follow up interview on their work analyzing the financial status of the programs. Blahous and Reischauer provide a behind the scenes look at how the public trustees analyze the programs, discuss common misconceptions about how people view the trust funds, and give a preview of what could...

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41:36 clean The former public trustees for Social Security and Medicare, Chuck Blahous and Bob Reischauer, follow up on their work analyzing the financial status of the programs. Read More Bipartisan Policy Center
The State of Social Security and Medicare Wed, 18 Oct 2017 17:24:25 +0000 The former public trustees for Social Security and Medicare, Chuck Blahous and Bob Reischauer, provide a detailed update of the programs financial statuses based on the 2017 Social Security and Medicare trustees reports. Blahous and Reischauer are the most recent public trustees for these programs, and are partnering with BPC to provide independent analysis of the programs while the public trustee...

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The former public trustees for Social Security and Medicare, Chuck Blahous and Bob Reischauer, provide a detailed update of the programs financial statuses based on the 2017 Social Security and Medicare trustees reports. Blahous and Reischauer are the most recent public trustees for these programs, and are partnering with BPC to provide independent analysis of the programs while the public trustee...

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36:49 clean BPC led a discussion on where retirement policy stands and where it is headed. The former public trustees of Social Security and Medicare trust funds will offer an assessment of the state of these important programs. Read More Bipartisan Policy Center
What to Know on Immigration: Immigration Reform Thu, 14 Sep 2017 19:21:08 +0000 BPC Immigration Director Theresa Brown and Press Secretary Jordan LaPier examine the question, “what ever happened to comprehensive immigration reform?” They discuss the failure of past comprehensive efforts and future opportunities for smaller reform pairings, the clash between policy and politics that makes compromise difficult, and the consequences of inaction on immigration. Want to listen to...

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BPC Immigration Director Theresa Brown and Press Secretary Jordan LaPier examine the question, “what ever happened to comprehensive immigration reform?” They discuss the failure of past comprehensive efforts and future opportunities for smaller reform pairings, the clash between policy and politics that makes compromise difficult, and the consequences of inaction on immigration. Want to listen to...

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23:48 clean BPC Immigration Director Theresa Brown and Press Secretary Jordan LaPier examine the question, “what ever happened to comprehensive immigration reform?”Read More Bipartisan Policy Center
What to Know on Immigration: Sanctuary Cities Fri, 08 Sep 2017 19:26:01 +0000 Our fourth episode of “What You Need to Know on Immigration” covers so-called “sanctuary cities” and their place in the politics of immigration. BPC’s Theresa Brown and Jordan LaPier cover what exactly a sanctuary city is; the relationship between state, local, and federal law enforcement on immigration; and legal challenges to sanctuary cities (such as the high-profile “Kate’s Law”...

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Our fourth episode of “What You Need to Know on Immigration” covers so-called “sanctuary cities” and their place in the politics of immigration. BPC’s Theresa Brown and Jordan LaPier cover what exactly a sanctuary city is; the relationship between state, local, and federal law enforcement on immigration; and legal challenges to sanctuary cities (such as the high-profile “Kate’s Law”...

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19:17 clean BPC’s Theresa Brown and Jordan LaPier cover what exactly a sanctuary city is; the relationship between state, local, and federal law enforcement on immigration.Read More Bipartisan Policy Center
What to Know on Immigration: Temporary Visas Thu, 24 Aug 2017 17:45:03 +0000 In episode three of “What You Need to Know on Immigration,” BPC’s Jordan LaPier and Theresa Brown discuss the legal immigration temporary visa system. They cover background on who uses temporary visas and how, the politics of limiting or expanding the temporary visa caps, what the administration and others are saying about merit-based visa systems, and the growing issue of visa...

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In episode three of “What You Need to Know on Immigration,” BPC’s Jordan LaPier and Theresa Brown discuss the legal immigration temporary visa system. They cover background on who uses temporary visas and how, the politics of limiting or expanding the temporary visa caps, what the administration and others are saying about merit-based visa systems, and the growing issue of visa...

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17:15 clean BPC's Jordan LaPier and Theresa Brown discuss the legal immigration temporary visa system.Read More Bipartisan Policy Center
What to Know on Immigration: Immigration Enforcement under Trump Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:41:51 +0000 In the second podcast of our series, “What You Need to Know on Immigration” covers the contentious issue of enforcement. Jordan LaPier talks with Immigration Project Director Theresa Brown about priorities for deportation under President Trump and how they differ from those of the Obama administration, how increased apprehensions affect the overall deportation system, and what the apprehension...

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In the second podcast of our series, “What You Need to Know on Immigration” covers the contentious issue of enforcement. Jordan LaPier talks with Immigration Project Director Theresa Brown about priorities for deportation under President Trump and how they differ from those of the Obama administration, how increased apprehensions affect the overall deportation system, and what the apprehension...

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27:54 clean In the second podcast of our series, “What You Need to Know on Immigration” covers the contentious issue of enforcement.Read More Bipartisan Policy Center
What to Know on DREAMers and the DACA Program Tue, 15 Aug 2017 19:02:42 +0000 August 15 marks the five-year anniversary of former President Obama’s executive action “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals,” or DACA. In the first of our series of “What You Need to Know on Immigration” podcasts, BPC Press Secretary Jordan LaPier sits down to talk DACA and DREAMers with Director of Immigration and Cross-Border Policy, Theresa Cardinal Brown. Listen for an expert analysis on...

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August 15 marks the five-year anniversary of former President Obama’s executive action “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals,” or DACA. In the first of our series of “What You Need to Know on Immigration” podcasts, BPC Press Secretary Jordan LaPier sits down to talk DACA and DREAMers with Director of Immigration and Cross-Border Policy, Theresa Cardinal Brown. Listen for an expert analysis on...

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17:29 clean Listen for an expert analysis on where the program stands after five years, what the administration and Congress are doing, the legal ramifications of the program, and more.Read More Bipartisan Policy Center
Exploring NAFTA Thu, 10 Aug 2017 19:13:59 +0000 BPC experts discuss the issues surrounding NAFTA as the August 16 start of negotiations approaches.

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BPC experts discuss the issues surrounding NAFTA as the August 16 start of negotiations approaches.

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21:05 clean BPC experts discuss the issues surrounding NAFTA as the August 16 start of negotiations approaches.Read More Bipartisan Policy Center
Immigration and the Supreme Court Fri, 30 Jun 2017 19:03:26 +0000 Immigration and Cross-Border Policy Director at BPC Theresa Cardinal Brown, and Bo Cooper, lead partner of Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen, and Lowey’s Government Strategies and Compliance Group and former General Counsel of the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service examine what these cases are about, the strength of the arguments on each side, and what other pieces of Trump’s immigration puzzle...

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Immigration and Cross-Border Policy Director at BPC Theresa Cardinal Brown, and Bo Cooper, lead partner of Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen, and Lowey’s Government Strategies and Compliance Group and former General Counsel of the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service examine what these cases are about, the strength of the arguments on each side, and what other pieces of Trump’s immigration puzzle...

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31:40 clean Theresa Brown and Bo Cooper look at what other pieces of Trump’s immigration puzzle could come before the Supreme Court.Read More Bipartisan Policy Center
Common Cents: Tax Reform Sat, 25 Feb 2017 20:15:52 +0000 Bill Hoagland and Steve Bell take a look at issues related to tax reform...

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Bill Hoagland and Steve Bell take a look at issues related to tax reform...

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11:56 clean Bill Hoagland and Steve Bell take a look at issues related to tax reform.Read More Bipartisan Policy Center
Common Cents: Evidence-Based Budgeting Mon, 06 Feb 2017 20:07:14 +0000 Sandy Davis discusses how evidence-based budgeting can help in policy decision-making and why it has become a hot topic on Capitol Hill.

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Sandy Davis discusses how evidence-based budgeting can help in policy decision-making and why it has become a hot topic on Capitol Hill.

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10:47 clean Sandy Davis discusses how evidence-based budgeting can help in policy decision-making and why it has become a hot topic on Capitol Hill.Read More Bipartisan Policy Center
Common Cents: The Debt Limit Tue, 10 Jan 2017 20:19:56 +0000 Shai Akabas and Sandy Davis offer clear reasons for why policymakers and the public need to pay attention to the debt limit and budget deficits...

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Shai Akabas and Sandy Davis offer clear reasons for why policymakers and the public need to pay attention to the debt limit and budget deficits...

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20:22 clean Shai Akabas and Sandy Davis offer clear reasons for why policymakers and the public need to pay attention to the debt limit and budget deficitsRead More Bipartisan Policy Center