10 episodes

Sky-high drug prices. Mass incarceration. Predatory lending. These are the surface-level symptoms of broken systems. To find answers, we must peel back the layers and look deeper. Join Arnold Ventures Co-Chair and host Laura Arnold as she shares the mike with leading data-driven experts in this podcast by the Arnold Ventures philanthropy that explores market failures in health care, criminal justice, education, and public finance — and how to fix them.

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Sky-high drug prices. Mass incarceration. Predatory lending. These are the surface-level symptoms of broken systems. To find answers, we must peel back the layers and look deeper. Join Arnold Ventures Co-Chair and host Laura Arnold as she shares the mike with leading data-driven experts in this podcast by the Arnold Ventures philanthropy that explores market failures in health care, criminal justice, education, and public finance — and how to fix them.

    The Dire State of America's Organ Donation System

    The Dire State of America's Organ Donation System

    There are 115,000 Americans on an organ transplant waiting list, and their future health hangs on several different factors — age, blood type, condition — that play a key role in determining who gets placed next in a potentially life-saving line. But another key factor is the answer to one simple question: How good is the government contractor where you live?

    • 23 min
    "Dollar Signs in Uniform"

    "Dollar Signs in Uniform"

    For 75 years, the GI Bill has provided military service members with invaluable educational opportunities.  And for just as long, for-profit colleges and universities have sought to gain and maintain access to that funding stream.  In this episode, we examine some of the questionable recruiting tactics being employed by the institutions and discuss ways in which the system can be improved for the brave men and women who have proudly served.

    • 24 min
    The Fight for $15

    The Fight for $15

    It's a heated debate that's unfolding at the federal, state, and local levels.  What is the appropriate minimum wage that employers must pay their workers in the United States? On the latest episode of the podcast Deep Dive with Laura Arnold:  a closer look at "the fight for $15," and whether mandatory wage increases are a benefit to workers or a jobs killer.

    • 32 min
    The Hidden Costs of Fines & Fees

    The Hidden Costs of Fines & Fees

    Criminalizing poverty in America. For too many, it starts with a traffic ticket and can end with lost jobs, homes, and even dignity. On the latest episode of the podcast Deep Dive with Laura Arnold: a closer look at the hidden price tag behind our outdated system of courthouse fines and fees.

    • 28 min
    A Conversation in Cambridge

    A Conversation in Cambridge

    Even though it's been around for almost 400 years, most Americans know very little about the inner workings of Harvard University.  But with University President Lawrence Bacow at the helm, that trend is beginning to change.  In this episode, Laura Arnold covers a wide range of topics, from immigration to the skyrocketing cost of tuition and beyond.

    • 33 min
    Cheating Between the Lines

    Cheating Between the Lines

    A look at the impacts of political gerrymandering and possible solutions

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

tbhawn ,

Addressing problems with data

Refreshing to see group addressing big problems with data, not emotions or the same solutions that have failed in the past.

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Deep dive into a shallow pool

I listened to the Fight for $15 episode hoping that the subject matter would truly be a deep dive and discuss the topic in depth. The two experts are a leftist and someone at the very least left leaning. Also, as people that conduct research, they seem to show very little expertise in examining uncontrolled variables. The application of the statistical info is elementary at best and fails to understand the economics at large underpinning the statistical data. Please have actual opposing viewpoints if you truly want a deep dive

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