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The Weekly Wonk: Charles Kenny & Katherine Mangu-Ward

January 16, 2014
Hey, you! The one with the furrowed eyebrows, hunched over a report warning that developing world innovation is contributing to America’s slow, painful decline. Stop worrying! It’s time to embrace the rise of countries like China, Center for Global Development Senior Fellow Charles Kenny explains to Slaughter. Later, Open Technology Institute Policy Director Kevin Bankston and New America Fellow Katherine Mangu-Ward suggest big changes to the NSA’s bulk surveillance program, and show us how to grade the President’s upcoming speech on potential agency reforms.

New America NYC: Memory and Identity in Black America

January 9, 2014
The United States was founded on the backs of millions of slaves. Memories of injustices and suffering -- slavery, lynchings, Jim Crow, racial profiling -- plague our nation’s distant and not-so-distant past. The stories black Americans tell about this problematic history through film, popular literature, dance and heritage tourism are critical to understanding and forging a modern black identity. In Jim Crow Wisdom: Memory and Identity in Black America Since 1940, Jonathan Holloway explores race memory from the dawn of the modern civil rights era to the present.

The Weekly Wonk: John Kyl and Wendy Kopp

January 9, 2014
Former Senator Jon Kyl explains why 2014 may finally be the year our immigration system gets fixed; Teach For America Founder Wendy Kopp, and Education Policy Program Director Kevin Carey discuss a new strategy for educating the world. (Note: the second half of this podcast was recorded in early December, before New York Mayor-elect Bill De Blasio decided to appoint Carmen Fariña as the new city chancellor.)

New America NYC: Leadership, Innovation and Ideas Series Featuring Chris Hughes

December 20, 2013
Chris Hughes, co-founder of Facebook and publisher and editor-in-chief of The New Republic, joins New America President and CEO Anne-Marie Slaughter in the third installment of our Leadership, Innovation and Ideas Series to discuss life as the young head of a major social networking site and how utilizing technology helped him along the way.

The Weekly Wonk: Best Conversations of 2013

December 19, 2013
Since September, Anne-Marie Slaughter and the podcast gang have chatted about everything from the Balkans to Balkanized Internet, from candy cartels to the cyber arms race. As we careen towards 2014, this week's 'cast is our ode to 2013 – the most engaging conversations we've had this year: First up, New America Board Member Frank Fukuyama joins Slaughter to talk about his favorite movie, Blade Runner, and what it means to be a human.

Assets Podcast: In Poverty, No Privacy?

December 16, 2013
Most Americans consider the right to privacy a right of citizenship, but for families within the public benefits system, ceding extensive personal and financial information and submitting to unannounced home visits, fingerprinting or drug testing are the cost of receiving assistance. In this podcast, Brigid Schulte, with the Breadwinners and Caregivers Program, Aleta Sprague, with the Asset Building Program, Michele Gilman, with the University of Baltimore, and Virginia Eubanks, with SUNY Albany, sit down with Rachel Black, with the Asset Building Program, to consider what it means to have di

New America NYC: Broadly Speaking: The Child Exchange

December 16, 2013
A legal adoption is an arduous process that requires time, background checks and lots of paperwork. But giving a child away can be startlingly easy. Desperate parents have increasingly turned to an online black market to find strangers willing to take their unwanted children.

The Weekly Wonk: Karzai's Dangerous Game

December 12, 2013
Afghan President Hamid Karzai is refusing to sign the U.S. peace agreement that outlines the terms of our 2014 withdrawal. What's he thinking – and how will his actions impact our – and Afghanistan's – security? National Security Program Senior Fellows Omar Samad and Douglas Ollivant join Slaughter to interpret Karzai's obstinance, forecast how the country will fare post-withdrawal, and think critically about the ROI of our continued involvement.

The Weekly Wonk: Good News & Women's Middle East Moment

December 5, 2013

Will journalism go the way of the dinosaurs this century – particularly policy-minded journalism? NPR's Michel Martin explains why she's optimistic that media won't become extinct, and tells Slaughter some surprising news about NPR's changing audience demographics.


New America NYC Presents: Days of Fire: Bush and Cheney in the White House

November 26, 2013

George W. Bush and his administration were confronted by one crisis after another. Terrorist attacks, the Iraq War, Hurricane Katrina and the collapse of our financial system have come to define their 8 years in office. As Bush and Vice President Cheney struggled to meet these challenges, their relationship transformed from extreme reliance to striking discord.

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