7 episodes

Podcast by Pioneer Institute

The HubWonk Pioneer Institute

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Podcast by Pioneer Institute

    Hubwonk Ep. 7: Covid Testing: What went wrong, where we are & when we'll get closer to normalcy

    Hubwonk Ep. 7: Covid Testing: What went wrong, where we are & when we'll get closer to normalcy

    Join host Joe Selvaggi and Pioneer’s Bill Smith ina conversation with Hannah Mamuszka, expert in diagnostic medicine, on why the U.S. lacked adequate early testing, what current testing looks like in the Commonwealth, and where testing technology needs to be to support public gatherings in the future.

    • 30 min
    Hubwonk Ep. 6: COVID-19 and Commerce: Main Street's Concerns with Governor Baker’s Course

    Hubwonk Ep. 6: COVID-19 and Commerce: Main Street's Concerns with Governor Baker’s Course

    In this episode, Host Joe Selvaggi is joined by Pioneer's Rebecca Paxton to get reactions to Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker's phased reopening, from the leaders of two statewide business organizations, NFIB and Retailers Association of Massachusetts. The guests share their concerns and disappointment with Gov. Baker’s plan, contending that good policy requires us to trust business leaders to protect the needs and safety of their clientele.

    • 32 min
    Hubwonk Ep. 5: COVID Calling: How answering the tracing phone call will move us forward

    Hubwonk Ep. 5: COVID Calling: How answering the tracing phone call will move us forward

    In this episode, Host Joe Selvaggi and Co-Host Barbara Anthony speaks with the heads of Partners in Health Drs. Sheila Davis & John Welch on how they are bringing their expertise battling Ebola in West Africa to defeating the COVID-19 epidemic in Massachusetts. They explore precisely how and why tracing is an essential element in battling the epidemic.

    • 39 min
    Hubwonk Ep. 4: Conquering Covid 19: When and From Where Will Vaccines and Therapies Emerge?

    Hubwonk Ep. 4: Conquering Covid 19: When and From Where Will Vaccines and Therapies Emerge?

    This week on Hubwonk, Host Joe Selvaggi is joined by Pioneer’s Bill Smith, Visiting Fellow in Life Sciences, and Dr. Peter Kolchinsky, Harvard-trained virologist, biotech investor and author of the new book, The Great American Drug Deal, to learn how the SARS-CoV2 works, what a vaccine may look like, and how we might produce it to scale.

    • 41 min
    Hubwonk Ep. 3: A Tipping Point for Telehealth. Bringing Healthcare into Your Home

    Hubwonk Ep. 3: A Tipping Point for Telehealth. Bringing Healthcare into Your Home

    In this episode, host Joe Selvaggi and co-host Josh Archambault, Pioneer Institute's Senior Fellow in Healthcare, talk with Dr. Roy Schoenberg, Chief Executive of Amwell, a global telehealth technology company headquartered in Boston, about the promise of telemedicine and how the COVID-19 pandemic has catalyzed broader adoption.

    • 33 min
    Hubwonk Episode 2: Coronavirus & Contracts, Protecting Massachusetts attorneys & clients from risk

    Hubwonk Episode 2: Coronavirus & Contracts, Protecting Massachusetts attorneys & clients from risk

    In this episode, host Joe Selvaggi and Pioneer Director Mary Connaughton speak with attorney and entrepreneur Kosta Ligris about how Massachusetts’ requirement for live attestation for many vital contracts is putting attorneys and clients at risk of exposure to coronavirus. This episode examines which contracts require live witness, how modifications to the requirements can mitigate risk of exposure, and what concerned listeners can do to help.

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

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9 Ratings

VitoVeritas ,

Fresh Perspective

I am an avid listener of podcasts. I like the format of Hubwonk and hope the host will continue to develop his strong voice. Whether intended or not, the fact that they have launched during the Covid 19 crisis has made this fresh perspective and extremely relevant guests a welcome addition to my own personal feed. While I am listening from Massachusetts, the themes in the show should earn some listeners from beyond our commonwealth.

LS DC ,

Great idea

Joe is doing a great job focusing on the important differences these local companies are making. In this time of pandemic, it is critical for government and business to work together to effect change, and you get a sense of how that happens at Hubwonk.

Sal from Cambridge ,

Much Needed Voice for Policy Innovation in Boston

Great idea to do this, Joe Selvaggi and the Pioneer Institute. I’ve enjoyed the first two episodes which already display a broad range of topics. Something like this has been needed for a long time.

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