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    Politics & Polls #203: The Next Generation of Journalism (Jaden Jefferson)

    Politics & Polls #203: The Next Generation of Journalism (Jaden Jefferson)

    Some criticize the way the media covers political issues, spurring conversations about how journalism can be improved, especially within the next generation of reporters. One 12-year-old - Jaden Jefferson - is already on his way to contributing to the news world through his local reporting efforts in Toledo, Ohio.

    Jefferson, who joins Julian Zelizer and Sam Wang in this episode, has already interviewed a number of prominent figures including Sen. Elizabeth Warren. He's been interviewed by Oprah Winfrey, Ellen DeGeneres, and others. You can find his stories on his YouTube channel at Jaden Reports.

    • 32 min
    The Power of the Supreme Court (Charles M. Cameron and John Kastellec)

    The Power of the Supreme Court (Charles M. Cameron and John Kastellec)

    Editor’s note: This episode was recorded before the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

    In recent years, the Supreme Court has ruled on cases involving polarizing issues in U.S. politics, including campaign finance, the Affordable Care Act, and same-sex marriage. The nomination and confirmation processes for new Justices have also become increasingly influenced by politics.

    Chuck Cameron and John Kastellec join Before the Ballot to discuss “judicial activism,” how the Supreme Court affects American life, and the future of the judicial branch under either a Trump or Biden presidency.

    Cameron is professor of politics and public affairs at Princeton University. Kastellec is associate professor of politics at Princeton University.

    ABOUT THE SHOW

    Before the Ballot is a podcast series designed to educate voters before they cast their ballots this November. It features faculty at the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs.

    The show is hosted by Elisabeth Donahue, associate dean of public affairs and communications. It is produced and edited by Henry Barrett ’22 and B. Rose Huber, communications manager and senior writer. Sarah Binder, communications specialist, wrote these summaries.

    • 21 min
    What’s Next in the Middle East (Amb. Daniel C. Kurtzer)

    What’s Next in the Middle East (Amb. Daniel C. Kurtzer)

    The Trump administration has departed from longstanding U.S. policies in the Middle East, relocating the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem and cutting aid to the Palestine Liberation Organization. While Israel has normalized relations with some other countries in the region, it is unclear what the future is for a two-state solution between Israelis and Palestinians.

    Daniel C. Kurtzer joins Before the Ballot to consider the future of U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East. He is the S. Daniel Abraham Professor of Middle East Policy Studies at Princeton University and former U.S. Ambassador to Egypt and Israel.

    ABOUT THE SHOW

    Before the Ballot is a podcast series designed to educate voters before they cast their ballots this November. It features faculty at the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs.

    The show is hosted by Elisabeth Donahue, associate dean of public affairs and communications. It is produced and edited by Henry Barrett ’22 and B. Rose Huber, communications manager and senior writer. Sarah Binder, communications specialist, wrote these summaries.

    • 20 min
    The Future of Immigration (Marta Tienda)

    The Future of Immigration (Marta Tienda)

    In 2013, the Senate passed — but the House failed to consider — a bipartisan immigration reform bill that would have provided a path to citizenship for many undocumented immigrants. This year, voters will consider President Trump’s and Joe Biden’s vastly different approaches on border security, refugee admissions, the separation of families at the border, and the status of Dreamers, undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children.

    Marta Tienda joins Before the Ballot to discuss the facts and politicization of immigration. She is the Maurice P. During Professor in demographic studies at Princeton University.

    ABOUT THE SHOW

    Before the Ballot is a podcast series designed to educate voters before they cast their ballots this November. It features faculty at the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs.

    The show is hosted by Elisabeth Donahue, associate dean of public affairs and communications. It is produced and edited by Henry Barrett ’22 and B. Rose Huber, communications manager and senior writer. Sarah Binder, communications specialist, wrote these summaries.

    • 19 min
    Inequality and Violence in Our Communities (Patrick T. Sharkey)

    Inequality and Violence in Our Communities (Patrick T. Sharkey)

    Amid a growing chorus calling to “defund the police,” some worry about the potential for rising violence on the one hand and a question about what replaces the police on the other.

    Patrick Sharkey joins Before the Ballot to discuss the public health consequences of violence on children’s outcomes, the role of police and other community-building organizations in low-income neighborhoods, and strategies that can improve child wellbeing.

    Sharkey is a professor of sociology and public affairs at Princeton and the founder of AmericanViolence.org.

    ABOUT THE SHOW

    Before the Ballot is a podcast series designed to educate voters before they cast their ballots this November. It features faculty at the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs.

    The show is hosted by Elisabeth Donahue, associate dean of public affairs and communications. It is produced and edited by Henry Barrett ’22 and B. Rose Huber, communications manager and senior writer. Sarah Binder, communications specialist, wrote these summaries.

    • 24 min
    Keeping America in Business (Cecilia Rouse)

    Keeping America in Business (Cecilia Rouse)

    Since the onset of the pandemic and subsequent slowing down of the economy, lawmakers have debated how best to provide ongoing economic relief to individuals, businesses, and state and local governments.

    Cecilia Rouse joins Before the Ballot to discuss the politics and efficacy of government aid options; inequalities laid bare by the pandemic in income, health care, and education; and the need for new policies to protect workers in the future.

    Rouse is dean of the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs, the Katzman-Ernst Professor in Economics and Education, and professor of economics and public affairs.

    ABOUT THE SHOW

    Before the Ballot is a podcast series designed to educate voters before they cast their ballots this November. It features faculty at the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs.

    The show is hosted by Elisabeth Donahue, associate dean of public affairs and communications. It is produced and edited by Henry Barrett ’22 and B. Rose Huber, communications manager and senior writer. Sarah Binder, communications specialist, wrote these summaries.

    • 25 min

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