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

    Russia-China military cooperation, a look at abortion care in North Carolina, treating opioid use disorder.

    Russia-China military cooperation, a look at abortion care in North Carolina, treating opioid use disorder.

    What future military cooperation between Russia and China might look like; the effects of a new abortion law in North Carolina; limited access to medication treatment for opioid use disorder; the state of the American teacher; and considering the potential for an ‘October surprise’ from North Korea. For more information on this week’s episode, visit rand.org/podcast.

    • 11 min
    The upside in Ukraine, one more reason why companies should invest in their people, NATO.

    The upside in Ukraine, one more reason why companies should invest in their people, NATO.

    It’s not all bad news for Ukraine; data shows that investing in employees can boost stock performance; a look at the effectiveness of federal programs to assist military-to-civilian employment transitions; and how NATO can focus more on economic security. For more information on this week’s episode, visit rand.org/podcast.

    • 9 min
    The U.S. needs a strategy in Ukraine, health and health care for LGBTQ+ veterans, L.A.’s proposed cooling policy.

    The U.S. needs a strategy in Ukraine, health and health care for LGBTQ+ veterans, L.A.’s proposed cooling policy.

    What it will take for the United States to end the war in Ukraine; the state of health and health care for LGBTQ+ veterans; how to respond to China’s aggression in the South China Sea; and how to protect Los Angeles residents from dangerous heat. For more information on this week’s episode, visit rand.org/podcast.

    • 10 min
    The impact of same-sex marriage, summer learning programs, AI security.

    The impact of same-sex marriage, summer learning programs, AI security.

    The “unambiguously positive” effects of same-sex marriage; creating effective summer learning programs; what private health plans pay hospitals compared with what Medicare would pay; and protecting AI models against attackers. For more information on this week’s episode, visit rand.org/podcast.

    • 9 min
    The state of American power and influence, Russia’s self-inflicted wounds, kidney donations.

    The state of American power and influence, Russia’s self-inflicted wounds, kidney donations.

    America’s national standing may be waning; why Russia is its own worst enemy; whether we give AI too much of ourselves; why a market for donor kidneys isn't the best option; and how China might use disinformation in a conflict with Taiwan. For more information on this week’s episode, visit rand.org/podcast.

    • 11 min
    Iran-Israel escalation, insurers’ resistance to covering new drugs, cobalt mining in the Congo.

    Iran-Israel escalation, insurers’ resistance to covering new drugs, cobalt mining in the Congo.

    The Iran-Israel conflict isn’t likely to wane; why insurance companies won’t pay for new drugs; how cobalt mining contributes to poverty and servitude in the Congo; and how COVID-19 affected prison education. For more information on this week’s episode, visit rand.org/podcast.

    • 10 min

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