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The Policy Currents podcast highlights new research findings, commentary, multimedia, and events from the RAND Corporation. Hosted by Evan Banks and Deanna Lee, with new episodes every Friday.

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The Policy Currents podcast highlights new research findings, commentary, multimedia, and events from the RAND Corporation. Hosted by Evan Banks and Deanna Lee, with new episodes every Friday.

    RAND’s new president and CEO, bias in health care algorithms, U.S.-China crisis communications.

    RAND’s new president and CEO, bias in health care algorithms, U.S.-China crisis communications.

    RAND president and CEO Jason Matheny wants to build a better future; how to address racial and ethnic bias in health care algorithms; crisis communications between the U.S. and China; how overturning Roe v. Wade could affect pregnant women with substance use disorder; and improving diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace. For more information on this week’s episode, visit rand.org/podcast.

    • 9 min
    Talking to Russia, how racial bias compounds, the consequences of overturning Roe v. Wade.

    Talking to Russia, how racial bias compounds, the consequences of overturning Roe v. Wade.

    Why it may be time to talk to Russia; what might lead Moscow to escalate the war in Ukraine; the compounding effects of racial bias; what economic research says about abortion; and why the Navy should stick with its mine-hunting dolphins. For more information on this week’s episode, visit rand.org/podcast.

    • 8 min
    The U.S. economy’s pandemic recovery, a new national mental health hotline, firearm homicides.

    The U.S. economy’s pandemic recovery, a new national mental health hotline, firearm homicides.

    America's uneven economic recovery from the pandemic; launching 988, the new mental health hotline; the disproportionate effects of an increase in firearm homicides; challenges facing U.S. schools; and why investing in women’s health research benefits everyone. For more information on this week’s episode, visit rand.org/podcast.

    • 11 min
    How Americans store their guns, the dangers of ‘replacement theory,’ the war in Ukraine.

    How Americans store their guns, the dangers of ‘replacement theory,’ the war in Ukraine.

    Personal firearm storage in the United States; why “replacement theory” is so dangerous; what it might take to achieve lasting peace in Ukraine; lessons from the 2017 battle for Raqqa; and the economic returns of foreign language learning. For more information on this week’s episode, visit rand.org/podcast.

    • 11 min
    The repeal of Roe v. Wade, the dangers of deepfakes, America’s new mental health hotline.

    The repeal of Roe v. Wade, the dangers of deepfakes, America’s new mental health hotline.

    The implications of a Post-Roe America; the threat of deepfakes; what determines a nation’s global standing; and the launch of a new mental health emergency hotline. For more information on this week’s episode, visit rand.org/podcast.

    • 12 min
    Teachers’ stress, U.S. strategy toward Russia, addressing open-air drug dealing in San Francisco.

    Teachers’ stress, U.S. strategy toward Russia, addressing open-air drug dealing in San Francisco.

    Teachers are stressed at a higher rate than other working adults; how states can play a role in preventing mass shootings; “don’t poke the bear” as a flawed model for U.S. strategy toward Russia; San Francisco’s open-air drug dealing problem and what to do about it; and countering violent nonstate actors. For more information on this week’s episode, visit rand.org/podcast.

    • 8 min

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