Policy on Purpose is a podcast from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin. We dive into real-world and timely policy topics with leading experts from the school as well as the policy world at large.
From a Great Society to a Resilient Society: Episode 4 – Public Finance
General revenue sharing has been described as “paying for teachers in Manhattan and streetlights in Buffalo.” Leading economic and public finance experts James Galbraith, Michael Lind and Martin Luby join Steven Pedigo to talk flexible funding, why successful economic policies lay groundwork for future policy changes, and if a job guarantee is part of the […]
From a Great Society to a Resilient Society: Episode 3 – Impact of COVID-19 on Society’s Vulnerable
LBJ School experts Ruth Wasem and Michele Deitch join “From a Great Society to a Resilient Society” to discuss how COVID-19 has impacted two of society’s most vulnerable populations: immigrants and prison and jail populations. Host Steven Pedigo talks with Wasem and Deitch about the conditions that led to COVID-19’s impact on these populations and […]
From a Great Society to a Resilient Society: Episode 2 – Public Health
In episode 2 of the LBJ School’s special series “From a Great Society to a Resilient Society,” host Steven Pedigo talks with the LBJ School’s Dr. Michael Hole and Professor Sherri Greenberg about resilient and healthy communities, public health and the economy, and equitable vaccine distribution. Learn more about resiliency in the age of COVID-19 at lbj.utexas.edu/resiliency-toolkit
From a Great Society to a Resilient Society: Episode 1 – Leadership
This is episode 1 of the LBJ School’s new podcast series From a Great Society to a Resilient Society: Building a resilient future in a globally connected world. In this six-part series, host Steven Pedigo engages LBJ School policy leaders on the future of our world through the lens of resiliency. In this episode, Pedigo is joined by federal policy experts Don Kettl and presidential historian Jeremi Suri to […]
Episode 27 – Introducing Resiliency in the Age of COVID-19
In 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson shared his vision of what would become known as the “Great Society”—an America where the air and water are clean, poverty and racial injustice have been eliminated, and all its citizens can develop their full potential and share in the promise of America. But the gap between LBJ’s aspiration and our […]
Episode 26 – U.S. Census Director Dr. Steven Dillingham
U.S. Census Director Dr. Steven Dillingham joins Policy on Purpose to discuss the 2020 census, why it counts and how students can get involved.