Heinz Radio is a podcast created by the students of Carnegie Mellon University's Heinz College. Students host conversations with faculty, community members, and professionals at the intersection of public policy, technology, and the arts.
Is Amazon Evil? Part 1
This week’s episode is the first in a special two-part series investigating the question, “Is Amazon evil?” We examine the e-commerce giant and some of the most alarming warnings that have been raised about their market dominance. We spoke with two distinguished professors of economics at Heinz College, Dr. Lowell Taylor and Dr. Martin Gaynor, to understand the economics of how a company like Amazon could grow so quickly. We also asked what the consequences and whether Amazon could monopolize the mark
Building Equitable Transportation Networks Part 2: Autonomous Vehicles with Allante Whitmore
As our "Building Equitable Transportation Networks" part 2, we sat down with Allante Whitmore to talk about the autonomous vehicles and how future developments in this space can take equity considerations into account. We explored the ways in which autonomous vehicle research and development has been both bolstered and hindered by COVID-19. We concluded the interview by talking about recommendations for how policymakers can ensure that autonomous vehicle developments are managed and effectively regulated
Building Equitable Transportation Networks Part 1: Artificial Intelligence
Happy new years! In this episode, we sat down with Haley Townsend to discuss the use of artificial intelligence in the transportation space. How can AI ensure equitable transportation systems across socioeconomic and accessibility lines? How has COVID-19 complicated and enhanced attempts to use AI in the transportation industry? We explored these questions and concluded with how policymakers can ensure that AI developments in the transportation industry are properly managed and effectively regulated.
Arts & Entertainment in the Time of COVID-19 Part 3: Theme Parks with Christine Barnes
In our final part of the Arts & Entertainment in the time of COVID-19 series, we had the opportunity to chat with Christine Barnes, a theme park creative and video game enthusiast. We discussed the effects of the pandemic on the theme park industry, what ways theme parks are integrating aspects from video games, how theme parks are changing and ways it will continue to evolve.
Arts & Entertainment in the Time of COVID-19 Part 2: Live Entertainment with Whitney Jefferson
In the second part of our series on arts & entertainment in the time of COVID-19, we spoke with Whitney Jefferson about the state of live entertainment. Whitney is a second-year Master of Entertainment Industry Management Student here at Heinz College, and she spent the summer doing research on how live entertainment venues are handling the pandemic with the AMT lab.
Arts & Entertainment in the Time of COVID-19 with Lisa Alexander
We had the chance to sit down with Lisa Alexander, in the first episode of our series on arts & entertainment in the time of COVID-19. Lisa Alexander is currently the PR Marketing Manager for Calliope: The Pittsburgh Folk Music Society, where she has worked for nine years and taken on a variety of roles. Also a writer, she holds an MFA in poetry from Drew University and has published her poems widely. She lives in Pittsburgh.
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Great Guests, Interesting Content
This podcast covers wide ranging topics, but all of them are interesting. I learn about and become interested in so many new things from this! Looking forward to more.
Growing and good
As a student at Heinz, I’m enjoying listening to students exploring the world of policy in so many different directions and ways. Interesting guests.
Love the initiative!
I love seeing students taking the initiative to spread the word about their passion - keep it up!