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.
Confronting racism in policing
The video of police officer Derek Chauvin pressing his knee into George Floyd’s neck for approximately 9 minutes served as the spark that ignited a tinder box of demonstrations calling for police reform. We examine the root causes of the accountability crisis in policing and the impacts on communities of color; outline the various policies that have been proposed and the evidence on their effectiveness; and explore what’s next in this movement to effect change in policing.
Democracy in Crisis
Systemic failures in the nation’s electoral and legislative systems have led to extreme polarization and partisan rancor, raising questions about whether American democracy is still working. This episode examines three possible improvements: ranked-choice voting, open primaries, and changes in legislative rulemaking.
Money Bail in California
Voters in California have a historic issue in front of them on election day: whether to become the first state to abolish money bail and replace it with a system centered on safety, not money, or stick with the status quo. This episode, which includes interviews with California Gov. Gavin Newsom and Alliance for Safety and Justice President Lenore Anderson, examines ballot measure Prop. 25 and explores how California's decision could have a dramatic impact on the national movement for bail reform.
The Impact of COVID-19 on Reform
The COVID-19 pandemic is having a devastating impact on families, individuals, and organizations around the world. The global health crisis has touched virtually every aspect of our lives, from the way we interact with one another to the manner in which we work and travel. In this episode, we take a closer look at how Arnold Ventures is adjusting to the "new normal" in two critical areas, criminal justice and health care.
The High Price of Freedom
America has almost 500,000 incarcerated who have yet to receive their day in court. In the vast majority of these cases, the defendant is being held primarily because they're not capable of "buying their way out" through the court's money bail system. In this episode, a civil rights attorney and Chief of Police discuss what the system should look like moving forward.
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?
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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.