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The Brookings Cafeteria: The race gap in multigenerational poverty; Census 2020 findings
This week, the AEI Podcast Channel presents the most recent episode of https://www.brookings.edu/podcast-episode/race-gap-in-multigenerational-poverty-census-2020-findings/ (the Brookings Cafeteria), featuring AEI scholar Scott Winship.
On this two-part episode, Senior Fellow William Frey from the Metropolitan Policy Program answers a few questions about recent and upcoming 2020 Census data. Also, Brookings scholar Richard Reeves and AEI scholar Scott Winship discuss the new AEI-Brookings report, “https://www.brookings.edu/research/long-shadows-the-black-white-gap-in-multigenerational-poverty/ (Long shadows: The Black-white gap in multigenerational poverty).”
Bradley Lecture Series: Preserving our natural capital
The AEI Podcast Channel presents last month's episode of the https://www.aei.org/tag/bradley-lectures-podcast/ (Bradley Lecture Series) podcast. If you enjoy this episode, subscribe directly to the podcast on https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/bradley-lectures-podcast/id1227489803 (Apple), https://open.spotify.com/show/0y0LMDYnrzPnSZzhK42cOy?si=e5c628bc8ece449d (Spotify) or wherever you get your podcasts.
For decades, our appreciation for natural beauty has been tempered by an awareness of its impermanence. Our environment, its species, and the very climate in which we live all exist under conditions of duress.
In this month’s lecture, we will hear from Pulitzer prize winner E.O. Wilson, one of the most influential biologists of the last 70 years and pioneer of the field of sociobiology. His lecture, delivered in 2001, addresses the dangers facing our environment, strategies for slowing its decline, and the importance of preserving our natural capital.
Banter: Benjamin and Jenna Storey on Why We Are Restless
Today, the AEI Podcast Channel presents the latest episode of https://www.aei.org/tag/aei-banter/ (Banter), hosted by AEI President, Robert Doar, and Director of Media Relations, Phoebe Keller. To find more episodes of Banter, subscribe directly on https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/banter-an-aei-podcast/id427915745 (Apple), https://open.spotify.com/show/7kOxlIuNsPbshewASi8tLI?si=64c618eed2054deb (Spotify) or wherever you get your podcasts.
Professors Benjamin and Jenna Storey teach political philosophy at Furman University, where they also lead the Tocqueville Program. Their new book, Why We Are Restless: On the Modern Quest for Contentment, explores the roots of modern unhappiness and offers guidance in the search for fulfillment.
The Storeys – who are also joining AEI next year—appear on Banter to talk with Robert and Phoebe about what we can learn from French philosophers about how to find happiness in our modern lives.
WTH is going on with the Covid lab leak theory? Rep. Mike Gallagher on the Wuhan Institute of Virology, the pandemic’s origin and the possible Chinese cover-up
Today, the AEI Podcast Channel shares the latest episode of https://www.aei.org/podcast/wth-is-going-on-with-the-covid-lab-leak-theory-rep-mike-gallagher-on-the-wuhan-institute-of-virology-the-pandemics-origin-and-the-possible-chinese-cover-up/ ("What the Hell is Going On?"). If you enjoy this episode, subscribe directly to the podcast, on https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/what-the-hell-is-going-on/id1467993804 (Apple), https://open.spotify.com/show/2Yo2gsVPUYm7iPTZHm1qKt?si=03afa1e4f88340f9 (Spotify) or wherever you get your podcasts.
After labeling the Wuhan lab leak theory a conspiracy, the mainstream media and prominent scientists – even Dr. Fauci – are beginning to take the Covid origin story seriously. To further investigate the hypothesis, Rep. Mike Gallagher has asked the Biden administration to declassify the intelligence surrounding research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
On our latest episode, Rep. Gallagher joined Dany and Marc to discuss the pandemic’s origins and the growing evidence of a Chinese lab leak and cover-up. He also talks about the Wuhan Institute of Virology’s potential links to US funding through the EcoHealth Alliance.
Are You Kidding Me?: University of Pennsylvania law professor Amy Wax’s defense of academic standards
This week, AEI presents the latest episode of https://www.aei.org/tag/are-you-kidding-me-podcast/ (Are You Kidding Me?). If you enjoy this episode, subscribe to the podcast directly on https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/are-you-kidding-me/id1511049533 (Apple), https://open.spotify.com/show/5CUToI2Rb5fhWHJWqUUrhg?si=d6d4af8a147f46dd (Spotify) or wherever you get your podcasts.
A professor at Georgetown Law School was recently fired for remarks she made during a private zoom call about the academic performance of black students at Georgetown — raising several questions about the nature of and potential solutions to racial disparities in higher education. What are the root causes of racial disparities in schools? How much freedom should professors and administrators be given to explore explanations of disparities that move beyond institutional racism? Should objective measurements of performance — such as standardized tests — be abolished?
In this episode, Naomi and Ian are joined by University of Pennsylvania law professor https://www.law.upenn.edu/cf/faculty/awax/ (Amy Wax) to discuss these issues and more. Professor Wax offers her defense of academic standards, arguing that movements seeking to deny the root causes of disparities and attribute all differences to structural racism are threatening the integrity of higher education institutions.
Unprecedential: The politics of religious freedom: Helen Alvaré on worship in a secular age
This week, the AEI Podcast Channel presents the latest episode of Unprecedential.
Both historically and constitutionally, the freedom to worship has been a centerpiece of American politics. For much of their history, Americans viewed religious devotion as a linchpin of human experience and deserving of legal protection. But traditional religion has become increasingly suspect in the current cultural landscape, which prizes autonomy and freedom. For those with secular beliefs, faith can seem like a veil for discrimination and intolerance.
To discuss the political dynamics of religion, George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School professor https://www.law.gmu.edu/faculty/directory/fulltime/alvare_helen (Helen Alvaré) joins https://twitter.com/adamjwhitedc (Adam) on Unprecedential. Adam and Professor Alvaré, who has written and edited three books on topics related law and religion, consider religion’s place in government, in politics, and in education.
You can find Unprecedential on https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/unprecedential/id1507777957 (Apple), https://open.spotify.com/show/5THlMMCTJYDV38ng8hVAVj?si=f4611b033ac74622 (Spotify) or wherever you get your podcasts.
Invisible Men (no longer)
An excellent perspective for today’s racially divided & vitriolic environment.
Invisible Men provides a dimension of race that is often omitted &/or overlooked in mainstream media (both on left & right leaning outlets).
While the US should & must continue to press for the “unalienable rights” & increased liberty for all people living within its borders and especially groups that have been intentionally & immorally denied these rights & liberties. We should & must approach it in lucid & sober manner so that we avoid “throwing the baby out with the bath water”.
Invisible Men is such a podcast in my opinion.
I worked for fifty plus years most of which I paid Social Security taxes and my employer paid them too, which they factored into what it cost to hire me. Congress borrowed the extra money they collected during the good times and spent it on other things. It is up to Congress to pay this money back and not through tax increases.
Great podcast, but Please Choose Words Carefully
Enjoying the podcast, but the intro to the July 20 police reform episode included a statement that George Floyd was “murdered” by Derek Chauvin. That hasn’t been proven yet and I think people jumping to conclusions contributes to the current issues we are having.