51 episódios

The Podcast @ DC puts cutting-edge research in conversation with the bureaucratic realities of government. We get in the weeds on how to put science into action. Topics are as diverse as the challenges our city government tackles.

The show is hosted by The Lab @ DC in the Office of the City Administrator for the District of Columbia.

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The Podcast @ DC puts cutting-edge research in conversation with the bureaucratic realities of government. We get in the weeds on how to put science into action. Topics are as diverse as the challenges our city government tackles.

The show is hosted by The Lab @ DC in the Office of the City Administrator for the District of Columbia.

    No Strings Attached: The Effects of UBI in the U.S.

    No Strings Attached: The Effects of UBI in the U.S.

    Universal basic income (UBI), also referred to as a guaranteed minimum income, income guarantee, or unconditional cash transfer, involves regularly giving cash without conditions directly to everyone within a geographic or political territory on a long-term basis. The idea has become a widely discussed measure in policy circles around the world.

    Ioana Marinescu covers the evidence relevant to UBI's potential impact in the United States. Many studies did not find or found a very small effect on the likelihood that recipients stop working, work less, or earn less. The evidence does show that a UBI can improve health and educational outcomes and decrease criminality and drug & alcohol use, especially among the most disadvantaged youths.

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    Music from filmmusic.io
    "Loopster" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    License: CC BY (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

    • 39 min
    Protecting the Confidentiality of the 2020 Census

    Protecting the Confidentiality of the 2020 Census

    The 2020 Census is here. With growth in computing power, advances in mathematics, and easy access to large, public databases, how is the U.S. Census Bureau ensuring respondent privacy and confidentiality at every stage of the data lifecycle? Dr. John Abowd, Associate Director for Research and Methodology and Chief Scientist at the Census Bureau, joins us to talk about differential privacy and the new confidentiality protection system that will provide the foundation for safeguarding all the data of the 2020 Census.

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    Music from filmmusic.io
    "Loopster" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    License: CC BY (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

    • 30 min
    What's trust got to do with it? - From the archives

    What's trust got to do with it? - From the archives

    As The Lab and the rest of the DC government respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency, we’re releasing a series of past podcasts from our archives.

    In this episode, former Lab Director, David Yokum, speaks with Benoy Jacob, Associate Professor in the School of Public Policy and Leadership at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, to explore the relationship between trust and civic engagement and what it means for the governance of the country.

    • 19 min
    Aligning the stars for transit-oriented development

    Aligning the stars for transit-oriented development

    Policymakers often hope that transit stations will spur real estate and economic development in surrounding neighborhoods, but the results of empirical research on transit-oriented development (TOD) is mixed.

    In Los Angeles, which has built a substantial intra-city rail network since 1990, most new stations were added to an already dense built environment, with auto-oriented zoning and established land use patterns. Through case studies of five LA Metro stations, Jenny Schuetz from the Brookings Institution assesses the relative importance of land markets, zoning, and other policy interventions in facilitating or constraining changes in development patterns after the stations opened.

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    Music from filmmusic.io
    "Loopster" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    License: CC BY (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

    • 37 min
    "It made me feel like I had someone to talk to"

    "It made me feel like I had someone to talk to"

    Childhood is a very important time in a human’s personal and cognitive development. Unfortunately, early exposure to all sorts of traumatic events, including family violence, shootings, and community-wide disasters, is all too common for children. If the trauma goes undiagnosed and untreated, negative mental health conditions such as PTSD, anxiety, and depression can follow.

    On this episode of the Podcast, host Sam Quinney will be speaking with Dr. Lisa Jaycox, who founded a childhood trauma program called Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools, or CBITS. She is a Senior Social Scientist at the RAND Corporation, where her work has focused on stress, trauma, and evaluation of community interventions. Joining them for this conversation is Michelle Garcia, Director of DC’s Office of Victim Services and Justice Grants, which serves crime victims and improves the administration of justice for victims and offenders.

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    Music from filmmusic.io
    "Loopster" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    License: CC BY (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

    • 46 min
    Collecting Homelessness Information that Answers Local Questions

    Collecting Homelessness Information that Answers Local Questions

    Every year, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, or HUD, requires jurisdictions to conduct a census and survey of persons experiencing homelessness. These surveys, called Point-in-Time counts, provide a snapshot of the demographic characteristics and population of adults and children experiencing homelessness on a given day each year. In January 2019, DC implemented a supplemental, more qualitative survey with its PIT Count — the PIT Plus — to understand what led to individuals’ experiences of homelessness and what could have prevented those experiences.

    On this episode of the Podcast @ DC, host Sam Quinney will be speaking with Tom Fredericksen and Elisabeth Young from The Community Partnership for the Prevention of Homelessness, or TCP. TCP has conducted traditional PIT counts in the District since 2001, and spearheaded the effort to conduct the PIT Plus. You'll also hear from Hersh Gupta, a Data Scientist at the DC Department of Human Services and a Lab Fellow, who collaborated with TCP to analyze the results from this new survey.

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    Music from filmmusic.io
    "Loopster" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    License: CC BY (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

    • 40 min

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