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episodes

Rhode Island's plan for re-opening our communities (with Dr. James McDonald)

Dr. James McDonald, Medical Director, RI Department of Health

Dr. McDonald joins us to talk about Rhode Island's framework for re-opening the state, giving us a picture of what life might look like over the coming weeks and months, depending on how Covid-19 evolves.

Does cash bail increase mass incarceration? (with Robin Steinberg)

Robin Steinberg, CEO and founder of The Bail Project

Robin Steinberg, a US attourney and social justice advocate, talks with us about how the United State's cash bail system keeps hundreds of thousands of legally innocent Americans locked away.

Special Edition | What we know about coronavirus (with Dr. Philip Chan)

Dr. Philip Chan, Associate Professor, Brown University Department of Medicine and School of Public Health

Dr. Chan is an infectious disease expert and part of the coronavirus response team in Rhode Island. He joins us this morning to explain the science behind COVID-19 and how we should respond during this moment.

Does anybody really know how a pen works? (with Steve Sloman)

Steve Sloman, author of The Knowledge Illusion: Why We Never Think Alone.

Steve Sloman, Professor of Psychology at Brown University joins us for a conversation about how little we know, and how maybe that's okay

When does advertising become manipulation? (with Mark Bartholomew)

Mark Bartholomew, author of Adcreep: The Case Against Modern Marketing.

Advertising is everywhere these days, but how much do we really know about it? Join us for a conversation with Mark Bartholomew, a Professor in the University at Buffalo School of Law.

Can money buy you happiness? (with Mike Norton)

Mike Norton, Professor, Harvard Business School

Thoughts on the age-old questions, "Can money make you happy?" and "Is mo' money really mo' problems?" from the author of Happy Money: The Science of Smarter Spending.

What is the future of the energy grid? (with Macky McCleary)

Macky McCleary, former Administrator of the RI Division of Public Utilities, current Partner at Innogy Consulting, and a Senior Fellow at The Policy Lab

Listen in to hear about the impact of the changing energy grid on the climate and your everyday life.

How do you raise a three-year old? (with Emily Oster)

Emily Oster, Bestselling author of Cribsheet and Expecting Better

Dr. Oster joins us for a conversation about how data can help us become better, more relaxed parents.

How can government data be leveraged for public good? (with Amy O'Hara)

Amy O'Hara, Research Professor, Georgetown Massive Data Institute

A conversation about the messy intersection of data governance, evidence building, and privacy in pursuit of leveraging our administrative data for the public good.