29 episodes

Each month on the State of the State Podcast, professors Charles Ballard, Associate IPPSR Director Arnold Weinfeld and Director Matt Grossmann aim for a lively discussion of Michigan policy and current events. They’ll run down three or four hot topics, pointing to research on each policy issue. In the first edition, they cover income tax cuts, Detroit’s bid for Amazon’s second headquarters, and the proposal for a part-time legislature. This podcast comes to you from the Institute for Public Policy and Social Research, where the focus is policy, leadership and research in MSU's College of Social Science.

State of the State Podcast Matt Grossmann and Charles Ballard

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Each month on the State of the State Podcast, professors Charles Ballard, Associate IPPSR Director Arnold Weinfeld and Director Matt Grossmann aim for a lively discussion of Michigan policy and current events. They’ll run down three or four hot topics, pointing to research on each policy issue. In the first edition, they cover income tax cuts, Detroit’s bid for Amazon’s second headquarters, and the proposal for a part-time legislature. This podcast comes to you from the Institute for Public Policy and Social Research, where the focus is policy, leadership and research in MSU's College of Social Science.

    Election2020

    Election2020

    This post-election IPPSR Podcast explores Election2020. Did President Donald Trump and President-Elect Joe Biden have coattails? How will the economy fare as the pandemic coronavirus continues to flare? IPPSR Podcast November stars Director Matt Grossmann, State of the State Survey Director Charles Ballard and Associate IPPSR Director Arnold Weinfeld.

    • 27 min
    Economy 2020, Election Madness 2020

    Economy 2020, Election Madness 2020

    It's the Election 2020 edition of Michigan State University's State of the State Podcast. Listen in to IPPSR Director Matt Grossmann to find out which party appears to be ahead in the weeks leading up to the Nov. 3 vote. Review the nation and Michigan's economy with State of the State Survey Director Charles Ballard. Then learn how to play Election Madness with MSU Political Scientist Eric Juenke.

    • 29 min
    Election, Economy, Leadership

    Election, Economy, Leadership

    If it's September, there are only weeks left until the 2020 Presidential Election. Listen in to MSU Economist Charles Ballard talk about the economy and the election during the pandemic coronavirus. Then Michigan Political Leadership Program Co-Directors Susy Avery and Steve Tobocman talk about how preparation for public service can change your life.

    • 33 min
    Economic, Racial Wage, Coronavirus Gaps

    Economic, Racial Wage, Coronavirus Gaps

    Who's winning -- Trump or Biden -- in Michigan? Where's the economy -- in Michigan and the nation -- headed? Will we -- healthcare and patients -- overcome the pandemic coronavirus? Plus a groundbreaking new study that shows a racial wage gap especially in the Great Lakes Region and Michigan. Two Michigan State University economists, a political scientist and a workforce and economic development specialist discuss all in the State of the State Podcast from MSU's Institute for Public Policy and Social Research.

    • 30 min
    In the Time of Coronavirus: Distance Learning, Economic Distancing

    In the Time of Coronavirus: Distance Learning, Economic Distancing

    In this time of uncertainty and coronavirus challenge, high speed internet boosts educational opportunity for K-12 learners. It also poses economic challenges. Researchers from the Institute for Public Policy and Social Research and
    Education Policy Innovation Collaborative at Michigan State University ponder greater needs as COVID-19 sends teachers and students to distance learning and those who can to work from home.

    • 30 min
    Elections, Recessions and K12 Education in the time of Coronavirus

    Elections, Recessions and K12 Education in the time of Coronavirus

    Critical conversations here on COVID-19 and its effect on Michigan and the nation's elections, its candidates, economy and K12 education. From the Institute for Public Policy and Social Research -- focusing on policy education, political leadership and survey research -- in the College of Social Science at Michigan State University.

    • 32 min

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