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Accountability for Higher Education Institutions

Education / Podcast June 29, 2018

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?

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#17 The Looming Social Security Cliff

Podcast / Podcast June 22, 2018

Senior Policy Analyst Tim Shaw returns to the program to break down the recent Social Security Trustees’ Report and explain why no news is bad news.

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Episode 19: This Week in Immigration

Immigration / Podcast June 19, 2018

Jordan discusses with BPC experts the House Republican efforts to develop a compromise on DACA, efforts to shape the application of asylum laws, and families being separated at the border. 

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Episode 18: This Week in Immigration

Immigration / Podcast June 12, 2018

We discuss potential outcomes of Republican negotiations, the rights of immigrant children in schools, and possible changes to the legal status of foreign students in the US.

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#16 How Improving Housing Can Improve Health

Housing / Podcast June 8, 2018

BPC’s Jake Varn and Andy Winkler discuss a new report that recommends ways federal agencies can better coordinate to bridge the gap between health policy and housing policy.

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Episode 3: All Things Elections

Governance / Podcast June 7, 2018

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.

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#15 The Opioid Crisis: How We Got Here

Health / Podcast May 25, 2018

The nation’s opioid crisis: how it’s affecting people and communities, and what Congress and the Trump administration are doing to solve it.

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Episode 17: This Week in Immigration

Immigration / Podcast May 22, 2018

More on the push for DACA legislation in Congress, the decision to split families crossing the border illegally, and the Attorney General’s involvement in court cases.

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Episode 3: The Infrastructure Debate – Houston and the Infrastructure of Flooding

Infrastructure / Podcast May 15, 2018

We discuss Houston and the infrastructure of flooding with Carol Haddock, Director of Houston’s Department of Public Works and Engineering.

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Episode 16: This Week in Immigration

Immigration / Podcast May 8, 2018

We discuss court case updates on DACA and the travel ban as well as the migrant caravan at the southwest border, and Jessica Michek joins to discuss “extreme vetting.”

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